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Music, Premiere

Jiajie Yu Celebrates the Power of Black Male Relationships in ‘Soul’ for The Prussians

Jiajie Yu returns to DN with 'Soul', his new music video which celebrates the complex but powerful fraternal relationship of two men of colour.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Post-Apocalyptic Roles of Hunter & Prey Blur in Cristiano Gazzarrini’s Immersive Sci-Fi Short ‘US’

Cristiano Gazzarrini tells DN how a live quadraphonic sound experience led to the creation of his immersive post-apocalyptic sci-fi short 'US'.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Andrew De Zen Expresses the Isolation & Anxieties of Life in the Digital Age in ‘We Aren’t Strangers’

Andrew De Zen begins his new visual shorts trilogy with a reflection on the insecurity, loneliness, & anxieties of life in the modern technological age.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Ritual

Markus Schroder's short sees a pair of estranged brothers head out into the desert to perform a ritual to reconnect them with their long absent father.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

M O N O – Y

Director Enrico Poli reprises his partnership with Designer Antonio Labroca for a fashion film which conveys its collection's poetic feeling of liberation.

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Live Action, Premiere

Jack Weatherley’s Poetic Short ‘The Hope You Promised Love’ Beautifully Blends Real and Virtual Cinematography

Jack Weatherley reflects on the mix of virtual & traditional cinematography seamlessly combined in his balletic short ‘The Hope You Promised Love’

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Animation, Premiere

Sofia Gutman Achieves Emotional Clarity Through the Recreation of Memory in Animated Short ‘Rehovot’

Making its online premiere on Directors Notes today, Sofia Gutman discusses her exploration into the shared nature of memory and film in animated short

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Live Action, Premiere

Brendan Beachman Finds Dirt, Greed and Destiny in the Desert in Dark Satirical Comedy ‘Intersection’

Director Brendan Beachman discusses creating surprise desert explosions and avoiding ant casualties on his darkly satirical new short ‘Intersection.’

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Animation, Premiere

Love, Family & A Very Canine Christmas: Luke Kondor & Emma Reading Warm Our Hearts with ‘Doghouse’

Director Luke Kondor and Animator Emma Reading talk to DN about fear, locally sourced collaborators and how the pair captured the magic of confused

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

John Charter Takes a Hypnotic Trip of Inward Exploration & Inner Demons in ‘Exile’

John Charter joins DN to discuss 'Exile' - an art film which explores the clash between miniature terrain and expansive vistas, fleeting motion against

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Animation, Premiere

Jessica Ashman Finds Acceptance of the Other in her BAFTA Winning Short ‘Fixing Luka’

Premiering online here at DN, Jessica Ashman’s beautifully intricate stop-motion short 'Fixing Luka' tells the affecting story of Lucy, a girl who believes

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Live Action, Premiere

Balancing the Nostalgic Past with the Unknown Future in Jordan Michael Blake’s ‘Yeye Bells Shiver’

DN presents the online premiere of director Jordan Michael Blake's nostalgic NYU short 'Yeye Bells Shiver' which takes us on 'an ethereal, bittersweet journey

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