Female Filmmaker Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Age Proves to Be No Obstacle to a Long Lost Love Affair in Katia Shannon’s ‘Us & In Between’

Katia Shannon reveals how she approached subverting the commonly held reductive vision of growing older in her passionate dramedy about long lost lovers.

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Animation

Tsz-wing Ho Reinterprets the Geometric Nature of Hong Kong’s M+ Museum in Abstract Animation ‘& More’

Animator Tsz-wing Ho tells DN how she deconstructed the form of the M+ Museum into her fluid shifting short exploring what underpins our material world.

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Documentary, Film Festival

Elahe Esmaili Documents the Reaction to the Woman, Life, Freedom Movement on a Familial Level in ‘A Move’

Elahe Esmaili explains the intimate, family-centric perspective of the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement that she wanted to capture in her doc short.

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Documentary

The Voices of Palestine’s Oppressed and Colonised Speak Out in Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo’s ‘Where Olive Trees Weep’

Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo discuss how they safeguarded their team and contributors when documenting the struggles of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Valentina Khodnevich Celebrates the Everyday Routines of Human Life in Her Cyclical 16mm Dance Film ‘Sun’

Valentina Khodnevich explains how she incorporated quotidian movements and gestures into the choreography of her tactile dance short.

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Live Action

A Woman Finds Herself Inundated by an Overwhelming Squall of Internal Voices in Rosanagh Griffiths’ ‘Dope Fiend’

Rosanagh Griffiths speaks about the exhaustive depth of detail she undertook in the writing and layered sound design of her Film4 commissioned ADHD short.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Toxic Relationship Becomes an All-Encompassing Nightmare in AJ Prager’s Short ‘Seeing Other People’

Amanda Prager reveals how she translated her experience of being in a toxic relationship into a paranoid fantasy short about escaping a controlling partner.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

A Disconnected Woman Roams Through the Remnants of Her Relationship in Kate Harpootlian’s ‘Anyone Who Knows’

Kate Harpootlian explains how she employed more impactful minimal movement when choreographing her dance short exploring the dissolution of a relationship.

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Music

Emma Branderhorst Presents an Alternative to the Perilous Repercussions of Sexting in Campaign Short ‘Piece of Me’

Emma Branderhorst tells DN why it was important to take a new tack of addressing those who share intimate images without consent for her KPN campaign film.

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Art & Fashion

Julia Zlotnick Portrays a Young Man’s Crumbling Mental Health in Frenetic Dance Short ‘Seeking Thomas’

Julia Zlotnick walks us through how she melded the artistic worlds of narrative and dance for her visceral, emotionally charged short about mental health.

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Music, Premiere

Okay Kaya Finds Herself Amidst a Surreal, Sweltering Fantasy in Julia Patey’s Music Video for ‘The Groke’

Julia Patey breaks down the creative benefits of her instinctual, holistic approach to crew hierarchy on her inventive, desert-set Okay Kaya music video.

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Animation

Mansi Maheshwari Depicts the Nightmarish Nature of Parental Lies in Feverish Animated Cannes Short ‘Bunnyhood’

Mansi Maheshwari walks DN through how she created the intense and frenetic scrawled animation style of her manic Cannes-selected NFTS grad short.

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