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James Arden Delicately Portrays Female Resistance Within a Hyper-Misogynist World in ‘Leopard’

Live Action

26th May, 2021

James Arden walks DN through his use of careful framing and a 4:3 aspect ratio to create the claustrophobic atmosphere of his debut drama short 'Leopard'.

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Jerry Hoffmann Points Toward a More Inclusive Sci-Fi Future in German Android Short ‘I AM’

Live Action

25th May, 2021

Jerry Hoffmann talks to DN about putting Black woman front and centre of a science fiction story and creating uncanny robotic mannerisms in 'I AM'

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Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Composes a Powerful Celebration of Black Women in ‘To the Girl that Looks Like Me’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

24th May, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah discusses challenging the practice of cultural appropriation in her poetic NYU thesis film 'To the Girl that Looks Like Me'.

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Filip Zaluska Tells a Tragic Love Story That May or May Not Have Been in Visceral RYSY Promo ‘Kilo’

Music

21st May, 2021

Filip Zaluska chats about using busy yet seductive frames to render the tumult and fantasy of a doomed love affair in shifting perspective promo 'Kilo'.

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A Lovesick Patient Enters Emotional Rehab in Elina Sahlin’s Surreal Drama ‘Department of Detachment’

Live Action

20th May, 2021

Writer/Director Elina Sahlin discusses the Bergman-esque tone and dialogue she sought to evoke in her surreal love rehab drama 'Department of Detachment'.

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Jacob Halpren Effortlessly Balances Humour With Sadness in Beautifully Elusive Dramedy ‘Claire at Seven Months’

Live Action, Premiere

19th May, 2021

Jacob Halpren talks to DN about finding tonal balance, avoiding pregnancy film cliches and expanding his directorial scope in 'Claire at Seven Months'.

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10 Must-Watch Shorts From the National Film and Television School’s 2021 Graduate Showcase

Film Festival

18th May, 2021

From colourful claymations to gothic dramas, DN recommends ten shorts to catch at the National Film and Television School's 2021 Graduate Showcase.

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Philipp Yuryev’s ‘Tale of the Deaf’ Places Russian Rapper Husky Into a Sordid Soul Stealing Fairytale

Live Action

17th May, 2021

Philipp Yuryev reveals the German expressionist influences behind his startling black & white allegory of contemporary Russian culture 'Tale of the Deaf'.

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Simon Mulvaney Delves Into the Experience of Life Without Mental Images in Insightful Aphantasia Doc ‘Out of Mind’

Documentary

14th May, 2021

Simon Mulvaney discusses his decision to explore the neurological condition of aphantasia through personal stories not data in his WIRED doc 'Out of Mind'

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Cynical Smile’s ‘Waves’ Showcases the Same-Yet-Different Beauty of Human Motion and Repetition

Art & Fashion

13th May, 2021

Cynical Smile walks DN through the process of shooting 1000fps on Freefly's new camera to capture the nuanced motions of his short dance film 'WAVES'.

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Tommaso Ottomano Delivers a Bold Exploration of the Relationship Between the Physical and Mental Ego in ‘Body’

Art & Fashion, Documentary

12th May, 2021

Tommaso Ottomano explains why he decided to create 'Body' a boldly unabashed digital magazine cover hosted on OnlyFans to bypass outdated censorship rules.

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Animated Short ‘Concrete’ Is an Inspiring Tale of Self-Discovery and Finding Your Purpose in the World

Animation

11th May, 2021

Directing quartet Luca Struchen, Nicolas Roth, Pirmin Bieri and Aira Joana talk the path of self-discovery that inspired their short animation 'Concrete'.

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