Kali Kahn dismantles the technical choices that informed the subtly maturing awareness of the teenage girl at the centre of her poolside drama.
Maegan Houang returns to DN and explains how she used confronting POV shots to challenge the viewer in her potent historical drama short.
Yegane Moghaddam reveals the profound real-life anecdotes from Iranian schoolgirls that informed her film which began life as an animated documentary.
Anna-Claria Ostasenko Bogdanoff details how she captured sensorial experiences for her documentary unveiling the ancient tea tasting practices of a master.
From pencil animation to lo-fi romance, playful documentaries to mesmerising metafictions, here are our top 10 films from the Berlinale Shorts 2024 programme.
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We speak to Daniel Sinclair about managing the fine line of grounded comedy in his tonal mashup short where a couple reach an unexpected therapy breakthrough.
S. Leo Chiang discusses his aim for achieving a universality of understanding in his Oscar doc examining the complicated relationship between Taiwan & China.
Covering films featured in the Fiction, Animation and Comedy programmes, DN highlights ten shorts screening as part of the 2024 NFTS Graduate Showcase.
Ben Proudfoot & Kris Bowers reveal how their improvisational backgrounds were a crucial tool in the creation of their inspirational music documentary short.
Jerusha & Jared Hess take DN through their transition from live-action filmmakers to animation co-directors for their Oscar nominated short.
A deeply personal film years in the making, Vincent René-Lortie details the intimate approach needed to bring the true story of his troubled friend to screen.
Victoria Singh-Thompson talks about crafting a fragmented editing style to convey the dissociative turmoil churning in her traumatised protagonist's brain.
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