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Emily Munster talks about overcoming self-doubt on her deliciously dark comedy debut about an elderly couple who have a rather unusual birthday celebration.
Sarah Meital Benjamin shares how she created a fresh look at Israel through non-professional casting and improvisation in her stirring road trip short.
Shihan Fé Blanca Fahim details her inventive use of creative lighting cues to mimic social media filters in her dark comedy questioning online personas vs
Serkan Bayrak reveals how letting go of the meticulous script structure of his debut short allowed the unique dynamics of his characters to shine through.
Filmmaker Jessica Morris reveals how she crafted the intense, surreal and manic tone of her failing to keep up appearances familial dark comedy short.
Hilary Eden speaks to DN about the power she found in the specificity of her storytelling for her evocative coming-of-age portrait of adolescent girlhood.
BLOK chew over the technical decisions that manifested the heightened tone of their period short about bruised male pride escalating to fatal consequences.
Julia Ponce Díaz shares how personal & observed experiences inspired her fish-out-of-water drama about a self-conscious girl's desperate need for belonging.
Dima Barch walks us through his use of long takes, dynamic lighting set-ups and an ambiguous mode to create an ambitious and menacing queer horror film.
Joaquim Bayle shares how black and white Super 16mm images, a deadpan style and a balance of sincerity and absurdity perfectly suited his band film.
Reed Purvis explains how he captured the authentic sounds, scenarios and conversations of a Buenos Aires barrio as seen through the eyes of a recent arrival.
Joe Weiland explains how the wide, vibrant frames of his seaside comedy drama are emblematic of the film's themes of connection and catharsis.
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