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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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Govinda Van Maele’s Sci-FI Drama ‘Mutations’ Sees a Mysterious Illness Take Hold of a Quiet Community

Live Action

1st November, 2021

Govinda Van Maele explains how embracing creative restrictions led him to find originality when directing his 16mm virus drama 'Mutations'.

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Five Spine-Tingling Short Scares For Halloween 2021

Article

29th October, 2021

From obscenely bombastic body horrors to twisted satanic comedies, DN recommends five short horror films to watch this Halloween.

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Peier Tracy Shen’s Chinese-American Drama ‘Like Flying’ Carefully Captures the Painful Tumult of Growing Up

Live Action

28th October, 2021

We learn how Peier Tracy Shen used 16mm to imbue her naturalistic coming-of-age drama 'Like Flying' with a nostalgic expressionist sheen.

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A Troubled Writer Loses His Grip on Reality in Harry Sherriff’s Dark Meta-Comedy ‘Harry Is Not Okay’

Live Action, Premiere

27th October, 2021

Harry Sherriff explains how he used the application deadline for the NFTS as a creative motivator when conceiving his deliciously dark, surreal meta-comedy.

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It’s a Life or Death Moment for a Beloved Toy in Andrew Rutter’s Absurd Horror Comedy ‘Peter the Penguin’

Live Action

26th October, 2021

Andrew Rutter talks through the impressive practical effects work behind the outlandish title character of his horror comedy 'Peter the Penguin'.

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