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Jeremy McNamara ‘The Skatepark on Treasure Island’ Celebrates the Scene’s DIY Aesthetic

Documentary

17th November, 2021

Shot, recorded, mixed, coloured and edited by him, director Jeremy McNamara explains the DIY techniques he used in his documentary to reflect DIY themes.

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Nils Clauss & Neil Dowling Chart the Evolution of Five Cities in ‘Crossroads: Life in the Resilient City’

Documentary

16th November, 2021

Nils Clauss and Neil Dowling deconstruct the creative non-fiction approach of their documentary which chronicles change in five major cities.

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Perception Alters Reality in Juliette Hüsler & Filip Piskorzynski’s Multidimensional Short ‘Mirage’

Art & Fashion

15th November, 2021

Co-directed with Filip Piskorzynski, Juliette Hüsler discusses the methods behind their experimental depiction of perception's influence on reality.

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Generational Difference Causes a Tense Familial Clash in Dan Thorburn’s Stirring Drama ‘Salt Water Town’

Live Action

12th November, 2021

Dan Thorburn opens up about the core themes of masculinity and generational difference he sought to explore in his drama 'Salt Water Town'.

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Manchester Animation Festival 2021 Preview: “Animation For All” in First Ever Hybrid Edition

Film Festival

11th November, 2021

Festival Director Steve Henderson shares what we can expect from this year's Manchester Animation Festival, as we preview the latest hybrid edition.

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Beauty Meets Brutality in Kristian van Kuijk’s Sensing Expanding Meta-Dance Film ‘Chambers’

Art & Fashion

10th November, 2021

Kristian van Kuijk describes shooting with a vintage Bolex for his expressive 16mm dance film which re-imagines the use of descriptive audio.

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A Mother and Daughter Forge a New Path in Empathic Doc ‘I Thank My Mother for My Hair’

Documentary

9th November, 2021

Anna Dobos reveals how she and co-director Susie Peng created a therapeutic atmosphere on set for their intimate short documentary.

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Sion Thomas Subverts the Macho Posturing of Traditional Crime Drama in ‘Face Down in the Back of a Car’

Live Action, Premiere

8th November, 2021

Sion Thomas reveals how he utilised static and handheld camerawork to capture the failing bravado central to his contained crime drama.

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Daniel Quirke Explains How Wax, Religion & DIY Instruments Inspired NFTS Short ‘The Song of a Lost Boy’

Animation

5th November, 2021

NFTS graduate Daniel Quirke joins us to discuss his BAFTA-nominated stop-motion short 'The Song of a Lost Boy'.

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Sami Schinaia’s Trippy Romance Short ‘Nope!’ Highlights the Underlying Addictions of the Modern World

Live Action

4th November, 2021

Sami Schinaia deconstructs the potent cinematic flourishes of his debut solo short 'Nope!', a contemporary story of online dating and psychedelic drugs.

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Cars and Choreography Collide in Alice Fassi’s Compelling Corporate Collaboration ‘Vogue-Maserati’

Art & Fashion

3rd November, 2021

Alice Fassi explains how shooting on 16mm helped to provide artistic integrity and avoid a stereotypical ad look for her branded film.

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Joy Isabella Brown Celebrates the Unique Physicality of Basketball Through Dance in ‘Box Out’

Art & Fashion

2nd November, 2021

Joy Isabella Brown breaks down how she created the visceral feel of dance short 'Box Out' through close camerawork and basketball-inspired choreography.

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