Premiere Category

Music, Premiere

A Grieving Woman Experiences a Close Encounter in Meredith Hama-Brown’s Music Video for Loscil’s ‘Sol’

Meredith Hama-Brown reveals how she and her team embraced light and lasers to create a visually distinctive UFO for her emotional healing music video.

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Live Action, Premiere

Colby Day Traverses the Archetypal Romantic Journey of a New Relationship in Dance Short ‘Lead/Follow’

Colby Day explains how he practically translated his intimate play, about a couple experiencing new love, into a free-flowing dance short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Paul Holbrook’s ‘Old Windows’ Captivates With a Conversation Between Strangers That Is Much More Than It Seems

We spoke to Paul Holbrook about stripping down the dialogue in his nuanced short where an unsettling interest in the past grows tensions.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Newman Brothers Comedy ‘Do Not Touch’ Captures the Absurd Actions a Man Takes To Hide His Cheating Ways

The Newman Bros discuss tapering comedy with emotional stakes for their short about an art exhibition which throws an adulterer's life into chaos.

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Animation, Premiere

A Delusional Man Meddles With Space and Time in Sascha Vernik’s Sci-Fi Thriller Animation ‘Losing It’

Sascha Vernik breaks down the process of creating the stylised, vivid and pulpy visual aesthetic of his trippy, time-hopping animated short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Greg Hall’s ‘Baby Boy’ Takes Us on a Riveting Journey Through the Heart of Drug and Sex Fuelled Darkness

Greg Hall shares how he expertly portrayed descending into drug-fuelled mayhem through dual-lighting schemes and an unrelenting musical score.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Baldest Man in the World Accidentally Starts a Moon-Worshipping Cult in Luke Bather’s Heartwarming ‘Bald’

Luke Bather shares how he captured the ridiculous comedy of his farcical short film adaptation about a follicly challenged man who finds his community.

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Live Action, Premiere

Robert Mentov & Dwight Jantzi’s ‘Gypsy Son’ Skilfully Recreates 90s Russia for a Powerful Gangster Tale

Robert Mentov explains how he and Dwight Jantzi created a fresh gangster tale with evocative lighting, religious images and an 80s-style soundtrack.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Surrealistic Veneer Hides a Family Breakdown in TJ O’Grady Peyton’s Offbeat ‘Broken: A Lockdown Story’

TJ O’Grady Peyton & John Craine speak to us about creating a cartoon-like aesthetic for their bizarre and quirky short following a family breakdown.

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Live Action, Premiere

One Woman’s Ecstasy Is Another’s Obsessive Agony in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr’s Sensuous Short ‘Are You OK’

Mattis Ohana Goksøyr reveals why he chose to prioritise the audiovisual over dialogue in his experimental exploration of sexual pleasure and jealousy.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

An Infinite Queue Is Formed in Ben Kadie’s Technically Mind-Blowing Surreal Dance Short ‘Ahead, Behind’

Ben Kadie and JA Collective break down the process of developing the trippy infinite queue effect featured in their surreal dance short.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Corina Andrian Creates a Mesmerising and Unconventional Stop-Start Culture Clash Dance Film With ‘Dancen’

Corina Andrian explains how she used improvisation, the inspiration of everyday city life and a dreamlike logic for her startling dance film.

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