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Live Action, Premiere

A Starving Wolf Crawls Inside Human Skin in Solmund MacPherson’s Absurd Comedy ‘Wolf in Dude’s Clothing’

Solmund MacPherson reveals how the farcical nature of everyday life inspired his short film about a wolf hiding inside a human skin.

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Live Action, Premiere

Gregory Foltynowicz’s Arthouse Film ‘Lachesis’ Piercingly Ponders If We Can Control our Own Future

With Academy Ratio, stark black-and-white images and high-contrast camerawork, Gregory Foltynowicz explores the inevitability of fate.

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Live Action, Premiere

Jermaine Manigault’s Experimental Short ‘Not Black Enough’ Cathartically Confronts Blackness in America

Epic long takes, musical pastiche and minimalist music, Jermaine Manigault reveals the tools he used to create a unique portrait of what blackness means.

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Documentary, Premiere

Blake Bogosian Catalogues the Off-Kilter Outlook of David Fullarton in Doc ‘I Lied About Being an Artist’

Blake Bogosian delineates how the initial audio recordings for his doc set the foundations for a celebratory mosaic of a defiant artist’s unique viewpoint.

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Live Action, Premiere

Harris Dickinson Explores the Ties That Bind a Young Soldier On His Last Night of Freedom in Riveting ‘2003’

Harris Dickinson explains how his background as an actor informed his approach when capturing the gripping, naturalistic performances of his drama short.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Mathieu Mondoulet & Thibaut Eiferman’s ‘La Fuga Dei Cervelli’ Explores the Fight Between Freedom and Conformity

Thibaut Eiferman & Mathieu Mondoulet detail the combination of improvisation, choreography & nature with man-made environments of their dance film.

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Live Action, Premiere

Álvaro de la Hoz’s Horror ‘Replica’ Is a Delightfully Delirious Dance of Death

Álvaro de la Hoz unwraps the effective depth-of-frame, creepy sound design and clever choreography behind his smart unnerving thriller-chiller.

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Animation, Premiere

A Hot Water Bottle Has an Existential Crisis in Jenny Wright & Jake Cunningham’s Animation ‘Blue Bottle’

Jenny Wright & Jake Cunningham break down the reflective sensibilities and minimal animation style of their charming short about independence.

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Live Action, Premiere

Lewis Attey Tells the Punctuated History of a Lonely Drifter Across His Multi-Year Short Drama ‘Basil’

Lewis Attey reveals the unique production challenges of shooting multiple chapters for his short drama across an eight year period.

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Live Action, Premiere

Sylvain Cruiziat Brutally Skewers the Privileged Preaching of the Art World in Unsettling Satire ‘The Raft’

Sylvain Cruiziat talks to DN about critiquing the art world's self-serving response to the refugee crises in his blistering metafictional satire.

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Live Action, Premiere

Alexandra Velasco Depicts a Spiralling Descent Into Madness in Art-Horror Short ‘The Seventh Circle’

Alexandra Velasco reveals how the dark energy of the Baxter-Hodiak house manifested itself within her art-horror film about a murderous man in limbo.

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Documentary, Premiere

Elena Saurel Playfully Explores Generational Perspectives on Polarising Topics in Series ‘ANOTHER TIME, With Paul’

Elena Saurel discusses capturing the wisdom that can be garnered from a man who grew up in a version of the world that no longer exists.

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