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Documentary

Jack Weisman & Gabriela Osio Vanden Shift the Perspective of Polar Bear Migration in Doc ‘Nuisance Bear’

Jack Weisman and Gabriela Osio Vanden tell DN how they developed the self-aware approach of their shifted perspective polar bear documentary short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Robert Mentov & Dwight Jantzi’s ‘Gypsy Son’ Skilfully Recreates 90s Russia for a Powerful Gangster Tale

Robert Mentov explains how he and Dwight Jantzi created a fresh gangster tale with evocative lighting, religious images and an 80s-style soundtrack.

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Live Action, Premiere

Two Lonely Cat Enthusiasts Connect in Brendan Prost’s Eerie Bifurcated Character Drama ‘Heavy Petting’

Brendan Prost breaks down the pivotal tonal shift at the centre of his unsettling examination of loneliness and desolation.

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Live Action

David Findlay’s Queer Drama ‘Lay Me by the Shore’ Follows a Week in the Life of a Grieving Trans

David Findlay explains how he constructed the subtle yet emotional journey of his short LGBTQ drama about grief and friendship during post-production.

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Art & Fashion

Kevin Kim Evokes the Cinematic Sensibility of Wong Kar-Wai for His Sumptuous Fashion Film ‘Capsule 003′

Kevin Kim tells DN how he conjured the hazy, wide-angled look of Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together and Fallen Angels for his Alex S. Yu fashion short.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Yú Reframes Masculinity Through a Feminine Gaze in Experimental Social Satire Short ‘Flowers While You’re Here’

Yú explains how the transition in her experimental dance short from 16mm film to digital is emblematic of her themes of gender fluidity.

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Live Action

A Formidable Woman Confronts Her Trauma in Mat Sheldon’s Visceral Monologue Short ‘The Electricity in Me’

Mat Sheldon talks to DN about manifesting his mother's personal diaries into a captivating emotive monologue film performed by Ellora Torchia.

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Music

Jean-Vital Joliat Conveys the Intimacy a Couple Facing Dementia in His Music Video for DE.VILLE’s ‘Water’

Jean-Vital Joliat describes how his grandmother's relationship with dementia directly informed the precise storytelling in his tender music video.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Starving Wolf Crawls Inside Human Skin in Solmund MacPherson’s Absurd Comedy ‘Wolf in Dude’s Clothing’

Solmund MacPherson reveals how the farcical nature of everyday life inspired his short film about a wolf hiding inside a human skin.

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Music

Sina Dolati Plunges Us Into the Hyper Frenzied Neurodiverse Perspective of Säye Skye’s Mind in ‘ADHD’

We speak to Sina Dolati about the lengthy learn on the job edit which transformed his innovative VR/360 music video into its slick accessible 2D version.

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Documentary

Christian Schultz’s ‘Cultivating Originality with Director Jodeb’ Goes Deep on the Artistic Process

Christian Schultz discusses working with acclaimed music video director Jodeb as documentary subject for an intimate portrait of how he finds inspiration.

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Live Action

A Woman Finds Herself Obsessively Compelled to Dig a Hole in Anna Maguire’s Metaphorical Drama ‘It’s Nothing’

Anna Maguire and Julia Lederer discuss the transitional process from stage to screen of their drama about a woman's self-destructive compulsion.

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