Live Action Category

Misunderstandings Turn Into Dark Suspicions in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr’s ‘Good Luck’

Live Action, Premiere

26th November, 2021

Mattis Ohana Goksøyr notes the importance of tactical camerawork when delineating audience information for his conversation prompting drama.

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A Pregnant Spy Goes Into Hiding in Willem Kantine’s Subversive Music Video/Short Film Hybrid ‘Homunculus’

Live Action, Music

25th November, 2021

Willem Kantine reveals how his Sevdaliza music video takes a critical perspective on representations of pregnant women in Western society.

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Peter King’s Dystopian Fiction ‘This is the Winter’ Throws the North-South Divide Into Sharp Relief

Live Action, Premiere

23rd November, 2021

Peter King discusses the immaculate production design and gripping performances which unpin his tense immersive political drama short.

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Romantic Anxiety Meets Extreme Temperatures in Thessa Meijer’s Pastel-Coloured Comedy Body Horror ‘Heat’

Live Action

19th November, 2021

Thessa Meijer describes how she prioritised practical effects over CGI to create the drippy melting effect for her genre-bending short film.

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Marianne Farley Imagines a Dystopic Near Future Where Abortions Are Banned for Her Thriller ‘Frimas’

Live Action

18th November, 2021

Marianne Farley explains how she crafted high levels of emotional and narrative tension for the central set piece of her charged drama short.

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Generational Difference Causes a Tense Familial Clash in Dan Thorburn’s Stirring Drama ‘Salt Water Town’

Live Action

12th November, 2021

Dan Thorburn opens up about the core themes of masculinity and generational difference he sought to explore in his drama 'Salt Water Town'.

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Sion Thomas Subverts the Macho Posturing of Traditional Crime Drama in ‘Face Down in the Back of a Car’

Live Action, Premiere

8th November, 2021

Sion Thomas reveals how he utilised static and handheld camerawork to capture the failing bravado central to his contained crime drama.

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Sami Schinaia’s Trippy Romance Short ‘Nope!’ Highlights the Underlying Addictions of the Modern World

Live Action

4th November, 2021

Sami Schinaia deconstructs the potent cinematic flourishes of his debut solo short 'Nope!', a contemporary story of online dating and psychedelic drugs.

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Govinda Van Maele’s Sci-FI Drama ‘Mutations’ Sees a Mysterious Illness Take Hold of a Quiet Community

Live Action

1st November, 2021

Govinda Van Maele explains how embracing creative restrictions led him to find originality when directing his 16mm virus drama 'Mutations'.

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Peier Tracy Shen’s Chinese-American Drama ‘Like Flying’ Carefully Captures the Painful Tumult of Growing Up

Live Action

28th October, 2021

We learn how Peier Tracy Shen used 16mm to imbue her naturalistic coming-of-age drama 'Like Flying' with a nostalgic expressionist sheen.

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A Troubled Writer Loses His Grip on Reality in Harry Sherriff’s Dark Meta-Comedy ‘Harry Is Not Okay’

Live Action, Premiere

27th October, 2021

Harry Sherriff explains how he used the application deadline for the NFTS as a creative motivator when conceiving his deliciously dark, surreal meta-comedy.

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It’s a Life or Death Moment for a Beloved Toy in Andrew Rutter’s Absurd Horror Comedy ‘Peter the Penguin’

Live Action

26th October, 2021

Andrew Rutter talks through the impressive practical effects work behind the outlandish title character of his horror comedy 'Peter the Penguin'.

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