Experimental Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Gregory Foltynowicz’s Arthouse Film ‘Lachesis’ Piercingly Ponders If We Can Control our Own Future

With Academy Ratio, stark black-and-white images and high-contrast camerawork, Gregory Foltynowicz explores the inevitability of fate.

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Live Action, Premiere

Jermaine Manigault’s Experimental Short ‘Not Black Enough’ Cathartically Confronts Blackness in America

Epic long takes, musical pastiche and minimalist music, Jermaine Manigault reveals the tools he used to create a unique portrait of what blackness means.

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Animation

Simon Robson’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ Brutally Confronts the Damage Caused by Plastic in the Ocean

Fully computer-generated, Simon Robson discusses the making of his urgent call to action animation, a potent metaphor for environmental wastefulness.

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Art & Fashion

Riffy Ahmed Encapsulates the Intensity of Migration in Experimental Greek Myth Adaptation ‘Medea’

Riffy Ahmed breaks down the experimental cinematic approach to narrative in her BIPOC-centric reinterpretation of Euripides' original play.

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Animation

Jack Gray Examines the Absurdity of Everyday Routines in His Jam-Packed Looping Animation ‘Menagerie’

Jack Gray tells DN how his love of people watching informed the genesis of his animated paean to the cyclical nature of everyday mundane tasks.

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Animation, Documentary

Henna Välkky & Eesu Lehtola Create a Collective Subconscious With Animated Doc ‘We are in a Dream’

Co-Directors Henna Välkky and Eesu Lehtola tell DN how they sought to visually evoke the sensibility of dreams for their animated documentary.

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Live Action, Premiere

Tomas Gomez Bustillo Curates a Collection of Quotidian Memories in ‘Museum of Fleeting Wonders’

Tomas Gomez Bustillo conveys the challenges of capturing the magical moments of the everyday in vignettes for his enthralling short film collection.

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Art & Fashion

Mona Namer & Sofia Aedo Zahou Traverse Birth and Metamorphosis in Dance Film ‘A Bath in My Mother’s Womb’

Mona Namer and Sofia Aedo Zahou discuss the cyclical nature of introspection at the heart of their dreamlike experimental dance film.

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Music

Losmose Straddles Fantasy, Reality and Nightmares in Striking Ela Minus Music Video ‘N19 5NF’

Losmose guides us through the fascinating collision of strobe lights, intuitive connections and body horror of his enigmatic Ela Minus music video.

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Live Action

Alex Fischman Cárdenas’ Dance Film ‘Neptune’s Dreams’ Blends Mesmerising Movements With Aquatic Imagery

Alex Fischman Cárdenas reveals how the spontaneous method of filmmaking for his dance short came together cohesively in the editing room.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Charlie Clift Allegorises the Ups and Downs of the Creative Process in Dance Short ‘Beyond the Horizon’

Charlie Clift explains how his team achieved the graceful, dancer-esque cinematography of his metaphorical short despite shooting on shifting sands.

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Art & Fashion

Lanre Malaolu Highlights the Challenges of Racial Communication in One-Shot Dance Film ‘The Conversation’

Lanre Malaolu discusses utilising the tension of one-shot filmmaking to convey the racial politics at the heart of his experimental dance short.

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