Live Action, Premiere
With Academy Ratio, stark black-and-white images and high-contrast camerawork, Gregory Foltynowicz explores the inevitability of fate.
Epic long takes, musical pastiche and minimalist music, Jermaine Manigault reveals the tools he used to create a unique portrait of what blackness means.
Varun Raman and Tom Hancock discuss the freewheeling approach to filmmaking on their 16mm comedy short about a tree which thinks it's a man.
Ninja Thryberg talks about applying her background in photography to reveal the hidden fringes within the porn industry in her provocative debut feature.
Émile V. Schlesser explains how he made the unlikeable conniving protagonists of his tragicomic short film satire so effortlessly compelling.
Bianca Poletti reveals how she drew out the more subtle moments of comedy in her deliciously awkward portrayal of a first date in the modern era.
tao/s explain how they walked the perilous line of depicting the bleak reality of child exploitation while provoking a call to action empathy in audiences.
Director Alex Camilleri and Composer Jon Natchez discuss crafting the perfect musical statement to underpin their neo-realist Maltese drama.
Harris Dickinson explains how his background as an actor informed his approach when capturing the gripping, naturalistic performances of his drama short.
Kate McCarthy breaks down the trials and tribulations of making her debut short, about an awkward teenager auditioning to be church cantor.
Álvaro de la Hoz unwraps the effective depth-of-frame, creepy sound design and clever choreography behind his smart unnerving thriller-chiller.
Lewis Attey reveals the unique production challenges of shooting multiple chapters for his short drama across an eight year period.
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