Premiere Category

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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Ethan Godel Imagines a World Where Romantic Conversation Is a Paid for Service in Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Vessel’

Live Action, Premiere

27th May, 2020

Ethan Godel talks creating the vision of an alternate present through purposefully archaic production design for sci-fi comedy dating short 'Vessel'.

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Lost Memories of an Old Dog Become Immortalised in Jonah Primiano’s Animation ‘Driftless’

Animation, Premiere

20th May, 2020

Jonah Primiano walks DN through the instinctual process behind 'Driftless' his non-linear minimalist tome that repurposes footage of a beloved pet.

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Joshua Tuthill’s Space Race-Set Stop Motion ‘Black Dog’ Sees Tensions Rise Between Two Grieving Brothers

Animation, Premiere

15th May, 2020

Joshua Tuthill discusses the ever-evolving production process behind 'Black Dog' his 60s set stop motion short dealing with an intense brotherly bond.

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Raúl Koler & Emiliano Sette Personify Humanity’s Struggle to Overcome Life’s Tribulations in 3D Short ‘Anacronte’

Animation, Premiere

6th May, 2020

Emiliano Sette reveals how he & Raúl Koler used striking 3D animation to personify humanity’s struggle against the forces of misfortune in 'Anacronte'.

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Charlie Reader’s ‘Everything You Didn’t Say’ Uncovers the Hidden Frustrations Behind All Relationships

Live Action, Premiere

5th May, 2020

From the banal to the profound, 'Everything You Didn't Say' takes a darkly comic look at the difficulties inherent in any faithful relationship.

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