Live Action, Premiere
22nd May, 2018
An amateur pornographer is torn between memories from his past & the fresh new applicant sitting before him in Stephen Takashima’s Breathing Through Trees
Asides, Live Action
10th May, 2018
Alice Englert takes us into the power and vividity of children's imaginations in her dark, unsettling debut film, 'The Boyfriend Game'.
8th May, 2018
A grieving teen struggles to connect with friends & family following the untimely death of his mother in Erin Elders' contemplative short 'Penny Sucker'.
17th April, 2018
DN speaks to award winning director Xavier Legrand about his harrowing depiction of family breakdown and domestic abuse in potent debt feature 'Custody'.
12th April, 2018
A soldier yearns for a love never lost whilst battling the debilitating emotional darkness of PTSD in Fraser Rigg’s 16mm short 'ALEGNA'.
5th April, 2018
DN spoke to Jack Benjamin Gill about crafting family-thriller 'Lambing Season' and using his own experiences as a touchstone for authentic storytelling.
Film Festival, Live Action
24th March, 2018
An initially awkward encounter between a young girl and her Dad's hired escort evolves into an unexpected friendship in Ellie Rogers' 'Outlines'.
21st March, 2018
DN spoke to Niclas Gillis about the years of research which underpins his unflinching depiction of a sexually exploited woman living in poverty in the USA.
16th March, 2018
Director David Schofield takes Directors Notes behind the scenes of his tough seaside story of hard lives and hard decisions, Remora.
15th March, 2018
An impoverished young girl finds her grief over the death of a family pet met by cold indifference by her unsympathetic father in Matty Crawford’s short.
12th March, 2018
Roozbeh Misaghi joins DN with 'Turquoise', his allegorical story about a remote Iranian village which descends into deception, death and double-dealing.
26th February, 2018
Minhal Baig's 'Pretext' sees a young woman grapple with the emotional consequences of sexual assault as she attempts to confront the man who raped her.
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