Premiere Category

Two Brothers Reckon Over a Moment of Severe Misjudgment in Major Dorfman’s New York Drama ‘Heights’

Live Action, Premiere

30th July, 2020

Major Dorfman tells DN how he captured the intensity of New York for 'Heights' his moral tale of two brothers in the aftermath of a tragic incident.

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Self-Love Is the Cure for a Broken Heart in Dan Lesser’s Vibrant Coming of Age Short ‘Come on Eileen’.

Live Action, Premiere

28th July, 2020

Battling a depressed mental state and a broken heart, Dan Lesser's 'Come on Eileen' sees its troubled protagonist dance her way to salvation.

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Louis Leblique Unearths CB Radio to Examine the Connection Between Anonymous Strangers in ‘Life on Air’

Documentary, Premiere

23rd July, 2020

Louis Leblique's 'Life on Air' sees the resurrection of CB Radio for a documentary on anonymous human connection via the world's first social media.

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Rival Gang Members Come Together for a High-Stakes Game of Basketball in Adam Palmer’s Formally Striking ‘Judas’

Live Action, Premiere

8th July, 2020

A basketball game between rival gang members is caught in deeply expressive wide-screen in Adam Palmer's 'Judas'. We talked to him about his unique vision!

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Serafima Serafimova Celebrates the Beauty of Movement & Human Connection in Dance Short ‘Still Life’

Animation, Premiere

26th June, 2020

Serafima Serafimova reveals how lockdown inspired her to fuse dance, animation and stylised design for a joyful celebration of movement and connection.

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Fede Canal Santiangeli on How Visual Poem ‘Absolution’ Deconstructs Traditional Masculine Roles

Art & Fashion, Premiere

22nd June, 2020

Setting Rodrigo Molinero's poem to a series of bold images, Fede Canal Santiangeli discusses creating a reverie on outmoded masculinity in 'Absolution'.

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Two Exes Impersonating Dragons Perform a Mating Dance in Benedict Cohen’s Refreshingly Funny ‘Rushes’

Live Action, Premiere

19th June, 2020

Director Benedict Cohen talks to DN about awkward exes and exotic bird mating dances, all of which inspired his brilliantly funny short ‘Rushes’.

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Emmanuil Morari Tracks the Romantic Exploits of a Murderous Psychopath in Dark Comedy ‘She Lies Beautiful’

Live Action, Premiere

15th June, 2020

Filmmaker Emmanuil Morari divulges the creative ethos behind 'She Lies Beautiful', his darkly comedic take on a serial killer's murderous love life.

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A Disabled Comedian Becomes a Father During His Stand-Up Routine in David Abramsky’s One-Shot Short ‘Dad Joke’

Live Action, Premiere

12th June, 2020

David Abramsky details the rigorous preproduction process and memorable audience responses from his one-shot comedy/drama, 'Dad Joke'.

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Harry Jackson Exposes the Absurdity of Racism in Tables Turned Comedy ‘Stop and Search’

Live Action, Premiere

10th June, 2020

Director Harry Jackson talks to DN about exposing the absurdity of institutional racism in his role-reversal comedy 'Stop and Search'.

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André Chocron’s Mind-Bending ‘Chronos’ is an Ingeniously Plotted Time-Travel Drama

Live Action, Premiere

8th June, 2020

A trip to the pub edges quickly into the realm of the surreal in André Chocron's time-travel drama 'Chronos' — told entirely in only three long takes!

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Marc Augey on Capturing the Mood of Quarantine Life in ‘How are u feeling?’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd June, 2020

Marc Augey found his film change dramatically when the entire world went into lockdown. We talked to him about how quarantine shaped his debut short.

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