Premiere Category

Interpersonal Interactions Are What Gives Life Meaning in Tsubasa Matsumoto’s Existential Drama ‘Prelude’

Live Action, Premiere

24th September, 2021

Tsubasa Matsumoto explains how he composited the lofty ideas of his expansive drama 'Prelude' specifically for the big screen experience.

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Robin Summons Explores the Lasting Pernicious Effects of Domestic Abuse in Workplace Drama ‘Occupation’

Live Action, Premiere

15th September, 2021

Robin Summons details the in-depth domestic abuse research and technical camera work which empathically frame's the victim's perspective in 'Occupation'.

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Stanley Xu Smartly Blurs the Line Between Representation and Memory in Metafictional Drama ‘Reprise’

Live Action, Premiere

7th September, 2021

Stanley Xu discusses using metafiction to play with genre and representation in his portrayal of the different ways we can remember past relationships.

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Zhenia Kazankina Acutely Captures Life in a Liminal Space in Deadpan Border Hotel Drama ‘Rio’

Live Action, Premiere

3rd September, 2021

Zhenia Kazankina explains how deadpan framing and cast relationships formed in rehearsals allowed for an oddball take on the coming-of-age genre in 'Rio'.

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Eli Powers Shows Us the Unbearable Weight of Masculine Defensiveness in Cape Cod Drama ‘Fish’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd September, 2021

We talk to Eli Powers about using intimate handheld frames, moody guitar licks & layered performances to create an affecting portrait of grief in 'Fish'.

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Matthew Wade’s ‘Eyes at the Specter Glass’ is Abstract Cinema at Its Most Wondrous

Animation, Premiere

12th August, 2021

Matthew Wade tells DN why he wanted to embrace the natural disintegration of his images for memorising animated sci-fi trip 'Eyes at the Specter Glass'.

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A Battle of Bravado Ensues Between Cyclists in Ben Marshall’s Comedy ‘MAMILS (Middle Aged Men in Lycra)’

Live Action, Premiere

11th August, 2021

Ben Marshall walks us through the advantages he found of structuring his comedy short's hectic shooting day to allow for the magic of improvisation.

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Folkert Verdoorn Satirises the Grandiose Purpose of the Modern Popstar in ‘The Performer’

Live Action, Premiere

6th August, 2021

Folkert Verdoorn breaks down the rhythmic editing structure he utilised to convey a popstar's bizarre pre-show ritual process for comedy 'The Performer'.

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Adrián Suárez Interconnects the Rich Beauty of Nature and the Human Body in Sensorial Short ‘Skins’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

24th July, 2021

Adrián Suárez discusses conveying the interconnectedness of the human body and the Earth we inhabit in beautifully realised experimental short 'Skins'.

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Matt Cascella Ennobles Man’s Best Friend in Charming Doc Short ‘Talking Dog’

Documentary, Premiere

21st July, 2021

Matt Cascella enlightens DN on his free-form approach to directing in ‘Talking Dog’, a documentary ode to the dogs of Maine by their human companions.

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Caroline Mackintosh Creates an Ode to the Infinite Possibilities of Life with ‘The Doors’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

14th July, 2021

Caroline Mackintosh discusses combining fast montage with voiceover to explore the different outcomes life can take in her playful visual poem 'The Doors'.

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Argyro Nicolaou & Margaux Fitoussi’s ‘I, Tony’ Is a Meta-Documentary About the Desire to Be Remembered

Documentary, Premiere

1st July, 2021

Argyro Nicolaou and Margaux Fitoussi discuss harnessing the unpredictable energy of photographer Tony Moussoulides in their experimental biopic 'I, Tony'.

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