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Live Action, Premiere

Harry Windsor’s ‘The Most Wonderful Day of the Year’ Explores What Happens When Dissatisfaction Turns Into Action

Harry Windsor discusses making the leap from film journalist to director with his nuanced drama about a young mother hitting the reset button on her life.

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Live Action, Premiere

An Inquisitive Retiree Surprises Her Neighbours in Caroline Steinbeis’ Comedy Drama ‘From A Strange Land’

Caroline Steinbeis breaks down the technical lessons she learnt in her transition from theatre to film for her debut short film.

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Live Action

Marco Lawson’s ‘The Dinner’ Perfectly Captures the Dangerous Mix of Social Anxiety and Heavy Drinking

With dark lighting, close angles and an improvisatory feel, Marco Lawson explains how he expertly captured the awkwardness of keeping up with the in-laws.

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Live Action

A Mother and Son Fall Into a Toxic Masquerade in Émile V. Schlesser’s Darkly Twisted Satire ‘Kowalsky’

Émile V. Schlesser explains how he made the unlikeable conniving protagonists of his tragicomic short film satire so effortlessly compelling.

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Documentary

Goh Iromoto Ponders Questions of Time, Mortality and the Balance of Life in Wildlife Feature ‘Land of the Living’

Goh Iromoto reveals how he captured the inevitable struggles of life amidst the grand canvas of Kenya's majestic wildlife in his contemplative documentary.

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Live Action

A Teenage Girl With Autism and Her Sister Tackle Life After a Bereavement in Rosie Westhoff’s ‘Our Sister’

DN talks to Rosie Westhoff about crafting a fresh perspective on familial grief, sisterhood and neurodiversity in her affecting drama short.

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Animation

Les Mills & Joanna Quinn Return to Their Working Class Heroine for Oscar-Nominated ‘Affairs of the Art’

Les Mills describes the 35 year evolution of his creative partnership with Animator Joanna Quinn which led to their Oscar and BAFTA nominated short film.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Dark Family Secret Is Delicately Uncovered in Reiff Gaskell’s Nuanced Father-Son Drama ‘Monster’

Reiff Gaskell explains his use of a shifting lighting scheme and thoroughly-composed score to create the unsettling journey of his family drama.

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Live Action

Christmas Is a Time for Coming-Of-Age in Annie St-Pierre’s Festive Short ‘Like the Ones I Used to Know’

Annie St-Pierre tells DN why and how she staged her coming-of-age story about a broken family amidst the melancholy of the festive period.

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Live Action, Premiere

Mark H. Rapaport Renders a Disturbing Vision of Family Therapy in ‘Andronicus’

Mark H. Rapaport reveals how he created the portrait-style cinematography which accentuates the tensions in his perverted family drama.

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Live Action

Generational Difference Causes a Tense Familial Clash in Dan Thorburn’s Stirring Drama ‘Salt Water Town’

Dan Thorburn opens up about the core themes of masculinity and generational difference he sought to explore in his drama 'Salt Water Town'.

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Documentary

A Mother and Daughter Forge a New Path in Empathic Doc ‘I Thank My Mother for My Hair’

Anna Dobos reveals how she and co-director Susie Peng created a therapeutic atmosphere on set for their intimate short documentary.

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