Premiere Category

Two Siblings Must Protect Their Family’s Monstrous Secret in Dylan Walsh’s Horror Drama ‘Brother’

Live Action, Premiere

18th February, 2021

Dylan Walsh reveals how a remote Italian town rallied behind the production of 'Brother', his dramatic monster short about a hidden familial terror.

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Dan Braga Ulvestad Documents the Death Hotels in the Consecrated City of Varanasi in ‘By the River’

Documentary, Premiere

15th February, 2021

Dan Braga Ulvestad discusses the challenges of filming in a sacred city and his perspectives on capturing the perfect subjects for doc short 'By the River'

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A Launderette Trip Becomes a Soul Searching Journey Through the Stages of Guilt in Richard Paris Wilson’s ‘Clean’

Live Action, Premiere

12th February, 2021

Described as Willy Wonka and the Guilt Factory DN delves into director Richard Paris Wilson's 'Clean' the story of a man forced to reckon with his actions.

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Kiril Shmidov Captures the Dawn of the Pandemic From an Aerial Perspective in Drone Short ‘We Above III’

Documentary, Premiere

11th February, 2021

Kiril Shmidov discusses the third instalment of his drone series 'We Above', which captures the visual grandeur of a world on the precipice of a pandemic.

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

Live Action, Premiere

4th February, 2021

Director Chloë 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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Past Obsessions Afflict the Present in Ursula Ellis’ Emotional Drama ‘For George on His 30th Birthday’

Live Action, Premiere

15th January, 2021

Ursula Ellis talks emotional history and developing a vintage filmic look for her South-set coming of age drama 'For George on His 30th Birthday'.

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Alfie Dale Tells the Spiritual Journey of a Trans Teen in Fairytale Drama ‘My Brother is a Mermaid’

Live Action, Premiere

13th January, 2021

Alfie Dale explains how he sought to re-understand embedded societal gender norms through his social-realist LGBTQ fairytale 'My Brother is a Mermaid'.

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Hadley Hillel Creates an Entire Film World Out of Cardboard for Touching Dark Comedy ‘ERNIE’

Live Action, Premiere

12th January, 2021

Hadley Hillel lays out the challenges of constructing a fantasy world from scratch in 'ERNIE' — a stirring tale of two lost souls finding each other.

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How Feeling Small led Na Kyung Kim to Create a Giant Animation About a Tiny Eel

Animation, Premiere

11th January, 2021

Filmmaker Na Kyung Kim joins us to explain how feelings of inadequacy led her on a journey to prove her worth with animated short film 'Just a Small'.

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How Cellphone Towers Disguised as Trees Led Connor Radding to Create a Short Film About Loss & Isolation

Animation, Premiere

7th January, 2021

Returning to DN with grad film 'The Midnight Sun', Connor Radding explains how the isolating animating process was echoed in his lead character's journey.

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Ayla Spaans Orchestrates a Devilish Dinner Party for Experimental Self-Love Story ‘A Boring Day in Hell’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

5th January, 2021

Ayla Spaans describes how her relationship with self-love informed 'A Boring Day in Hell', her experimental horror about a thrilling dinner party.

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Rally Ridberg Targets Conditioned Homophobia in Painfully Funny Satirical Short ‘Straight Faces’

Live Action, Premiere

4th January, 2021

DN talks to director Rally Ridberg about taking a swipe at conditioned homophobia in his powerfully provocative satirical short 'Straight Faces'.

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