Live Action, Premiere
Omar Kakar discusses the alchemy of the editing process which enabled him to straddle genres without leaving his audience adrift in a sea of confusion.
Arielle Friedman & Lucy Blumenfield talk constructing a non-linear narrative that uses form to reflect their protagonist's relationship with memory.
Emma Miranda Moore explains how she adapted to the constraints of filming in lockdown by making a small-scale drama with a big heart.
Manuel Tröndle explains how he created his poetic short about conversion therapy with close camerawork, an immersive feel and a fine sense of montage.
Juan Pablo Blanco reveals how he created the lavish black-and-white with a splash of pink world of his thrilling tribute to 1950s Mexican film noir.
Rhys Days explains the challenges involved with shooting in remote Australian rainforests for his enigmatic ecological narrative.
Victor Claramunt reveals how he achieved the freeing buoyancy of the dynamic choreography in his vivacious dance short.
Featuring slow takes and a great use of space, Kevin Luna reveals why he wanted to create a purposely enigmatic short to watch while folding laundry.
Reece Daniels walks through the construction of the frenetic tension that underpins his cautionary tale about trusting too freely in contemporary society.
Lisa Clarkson breaks down the photographic aesthetic of her 16mm NFTS drama, about a talented art student and his teacher's questionable methods.
Harry Windsor discusses making the leap from film journalist to director with his nuanced drama about a young mother hitting the reset button on her life.
Ben Pearce unpacks the process of crafting a dialogue free comedy narrative about two arctic explorers through production design, performance and editing.
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