Film Festival Category

Ten Picks From the 25th Encounters Short Film Festival

Film Festival

30th September, 2019

DN distils the epic and eclectic lineup of shorts on offer at this year's Encounters Short Film Festival down to 10 absolute must-sees.

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Blend Opening Titles

Animation, Asides, Film Festival

24th September, 2019

Detroit studio Gunner raise a delightful menagerie of colourful critters in their playful evolution of ideas title sequence for animation festival Blend.

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Directors Notes Reading & Leeds 2019 Cinema Tent Shorts

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

23rd August, 2019

August bank holiday weekend is the time when DN gathers our favourite short films and music videos from the past year for our Reading & Leeds screenings.

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The Return of Filmstock, One of Britain’s Most Exciting Independent Film Festivals

Film Festival

16th July, 2019

Festival organisers Justin Doherty and Neil Fox give DN the lowdown on the return of Filmstock, one of Britain's greatest independent film festivals.

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The Shortest Nights 2019: The 7 Best Short Films

Film Festival

1st July, 2019

DN reviews the 2019 edition of ShortSightedCinema’s The Shortest Nights festival and highlights the 7 shorts which left a lasting impression on us.

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Sophia Di Martino Harks Backs to a Bygone Era in Her Expressionist Short ‘The Lost Films of Bloody Nora’

Film Festival, Live Action

29th June, 2019

DN speaks to Sophia Di Martino about simplifying her shooting process for her twisted fantasy short 'The Lost Films of Bloody Nora'.

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A Pregnancy Test Turns into a Twisted Nightmare in Chloe Wicks’ Horror Short ‘Cubicle’

Film Festival, Live Action

28th June, 2019

Director Chloe Wicks reveals how she created intense horror short 'Cubicle' on a shoestring budget and within the cramped confines of a bathroom stall.

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A Man Battles the All Consuming Guilt of His Actions in Dee Meaden’s Disquieting Short ‘Mark’

Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere

27th June, 2019

A man becomes consumed by the fear he may have done something terrible on a night out in Dee Meaden's disquieting study of consent, guilt and masculinity.

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OFFF Barcelona 2019 Main Titles

Animation, Asides, Film Festival

8th May, 2019

Chris Bjerre's OFFF 2019 titles envision a parallel universe where infrastructure and power have collapsed freeing the way for organic life to evolve.

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A Boy’s Disturbing Imagination Is Unleashed on the World in Johan Stahl’s Dark Trailer ‘Play: The Power of Ideas’

Film Festival, Live Action

29th April, 2019

Johan Stahl talks to DN about unleashing a young boy's disturbing imagination on the world in Newport Beach Film Fest trailer 'Play: The Power of Ideas'.

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A Heated Argument Leads to Relationship Transgression in Rhianon Jones’ ‘Parker’

Film Festival, Live Action

4th April, 2019

Rhianon Jones tells DN how the transgression of arguments and a short story inspired 'Parker' a film about a couple arguing in a car after a social event

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Lukas Revzin Examines Gay Dating Culture in his One Night Stand Short ‘Fun Only’

Film Festival, Live Action

3rd April, 2019

Director Lukas Revzin joins DN to discuss gay dating culture, developing close relations between actors and shooting his short 'Fun Only' in iPhone ratio.

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