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Live Action

Vincent René-Lortie’s Oscar Short ‘Invincible’ Tenderly Depicts the Duality of a Troubled Teen’s Mental Health Crisis

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.

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Music

Night Lovell Encounters a Series of Strange Episodes in Avery Stedman’s Video for ‘My Day Is Ruined!’

Avery Stedman breaks down his collaborative process with Night Lovell and the creative back-and-forth they had making their stylised scene hopping video.

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Live Action

Adolescent Reality Blurs Into the Surreal in Debby Friday & Nathan De Paz Habib’s Hybrid Music Video ‘Good Luck’

Debby Friday & Nathan De Paz Habib break down the experimental approach they took to fully capture the surreal nature of the whirlwind that is adolescence.

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Music

A Brother and Sister Share a Moment Through Time in David Findlay’s Music Video ‘Leaning into your Palms’

David Findlay describes how he balanced meticulous planning with the ability to create in the moment on his time-hopping 35mm music video.

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Art & Fashion

Sergii Shevtsov Takes a Metaphorical Ride of Whimsy With ‘the list of stupid questions i ask myself when i’m

Sergii Shevtsov breaks down the considered staging of the surreal compositions for his self-reflective visual poem about life, career and relationships.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Surprise Package Leads a Heartbroken Recluse to Embrace His Inner Pervert in Greg Fox’s ‘Monkey-Love, Please Hold’

Director Greg Fox talks to DN about finding inspiration in one's fears of rejection for his unconventional comedy romance short about self-acceptance.

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Animation

A Mariner Takes a Sudden and Astounding Voyage in Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis’ Oscar Nominated ‘The Flying Sailor’

Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby explain how they blended 2D and 3D animation techniques with live action for their explosive multi-award-winning short.

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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 Drama ‘Lay Me by the Shore’ Follows a Week in the Life of a Grieving Trans Boy

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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