Premiere Category

Luca Cioci Examines the Destructive Life of Routine in CalArts Short ‘Medium Rare’

Animation, Premiere

11th December, 2019

Recent CalArts graduate Luca Cioci joins us to discuss why stop-motion was the perfect form for his short film 'Medium Rare'.

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Manes Duerr Asks What Sacrifices Are Worth Keeping a Dream Alive in Racing Relationship Drama ‘Ghost of a Chance’

Live Action, Premiere

6th December, 2019

Manes Duerr asks whether a man’s childhood dream is more important than 3 people’s reality in his high octane relationship drama 'Ghost of a Chance'.

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A Man on the Brink of Self-Destruction Films His Final Moments in Jonny Blair’s Minimalistic ‘An Hero’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd December, 2019

Jonny Blair explains how a lack of resources and self-confidence led to the creation of his striking webcam short about a man teetering on the edge.

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Carol Freeman Creates an Astounding Journey of Self-Discovery in Paint-On-Glass Animation ‘The Bird & the Whale’

Animation, Premiere

28th November, 2019

Carol Freeman reveals how a team of animators worked error-free for 14 months across nearly 4500 paintings for paint-on-glass short 'The Bird & the Whale'

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A Young Pregnant Muslim Woman Grapples with a Life Changing Decision in Michael Gupta’s ‘Flower’

Live Action, Premiere

28th November, 2019

Michael Gupta explains why he was excited to meet the challenge of conveying the fraught emotions of a young Muslim woman in a single moment in 'Flower'.

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Charles Pieper Weaves a Fantastical Tale of a Troubled Writer in Creature Fantasy Horror ‘Malacostraca’.

Live Action, Premiere

18th November, 2019

Charles Pieper talks to DN about working with legendary effects artist Gabe Bartalos to create the creature for fantastical horror short 'Malacostraca'.

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A Pair of Quarrelsome Brothers Get a Final Chance to Say Goodbye in Jon Olav Stokke’s ‘Our Father’s Cabin’

Live Action, Premiere

12th November, 2019

When the past merges with the present, two half brothers get a last chance to say goodbye in Jon Olav Stokke's fractious family drama 'Our Father's Cabin'.

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The Fear of Pain Comes Between Two Lovers in Ross Allen’s Romance Drama ‘The Limit of Love’

Live Action, Premiere

8th November, 2019

Ross Allen shares how he subverted audience expectations in his exploration of the paradox of loving eternally whilst fearing the end 'The Limit of Love'.

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Savannah Magruder Provides a Much Needed Female Perspective on Sex and Pleasure in ‘Debbie Does Dilators’

Live Action, Premiere

29th October, 2019

A porn set PA attempts to navigate sexual encounters while struggling to overcome vaginismus in Savannah Magruder's 'Debbie Does Dilators'.

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Andrew Blackman Delves Deep into the Fantastical World of Artist Gui Taccetti in Immersive Documentary ‘Inferno’

Art & Fashion, Documentary, Premiere

28th October, 2019

Andrew Blackman guides us through the process of documenting Gui Taccetti’s artistic practice in the lead up his most ambitious exhibition, 'Inferno'.

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Joscha Bongard & Felix Schreiber Explore the Virtual Space of a Long-Term Long-Distance Relationship in ‘VITRUM’

Live Action, Premiere

25th October, 2019

Joscha Bongard & Felix Schreiber discuss using the vertical frame to explore the virtual space of a long-term long-distance relationship in 'VITRUM'.

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How Memories of a Personal Tragedy Led Amanda Bonaiuto to Create Surreal CalArts Grad Film ‘Hedge’

Animation, Premiere

23rd October, 2019

How dismantling a "straightforward narrative about a dead father" led Amanda Bonaiuto to create surreal CalArts grad film 'Hedge'.

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