Live Action, Premiere
Reiff Gaskell explains his use of a shifting lighting scheme and thoroughly-composed score to create the unsettling journey of his family drama.
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.
Mark H. Rapaport reveals how he created the portrait-style cinematography which accentuates the tensions in his perverted family drama.
Dan Thorburn opens up about the core themes of masculinity and generational difference he sought to explore in his drama 'Salt Water Town'.
Anna Dobos reveals how she and co-director Susie Peng created a therapeutic atmosphere on set for their intimate short documentary.
We learn how Peier Tracy Shen used 16mm to imbue her naturalistic coming-of-age drama 'Like Flying' with a nostalgic expressionist sheen.
DN talks to Melissa Anastasi about interweaving visuals of water to create a lyrical film about the yearning for nurturing familial bonds in 'Chlorine'.
Film Festival, Live Action
Srdan Golubović's compelling tale of dogged determination 'Otac' details one man's extraordinary 300km journey on foot to save his family.
Rosie Westhoff discusses working with teenagers, the importance of a good producer and pushing beyond expectations on her new short 'Our Sister’.
Learn why director Renée Marie Petropoulos wants to spark "provocative internal dialogue" in audiences with her challenging short 'Tangles and Knots'.
Anna Fredrikke Bjerke talks to us about using the Nordic landscape as an expressive canvas for her intimate portrait of the grieving process in 'Outline'.
Ellie Wen discusses turning the camera on herself and publicly sharing heart-wrenching memories from her troubled childhood in her rawly personal short doc.
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