Lucy Elizabeth McKendrick & Charles Polinger talk about creating the fantasies a young woman loses herself to in their twisted long distance romance short.
Ella Glendining speaks about bringing together the patchwork elements of her empowering documentary about her search for someone else with the same disability.
Savanah Leaf details how shooting 16mm benefited her gritty, surreal debut feature which shines a unique authorial lens on motherhood, race and class.
Cristina Sánchez Salamanca reveals how she crafted the quiet, everyday gestures in her observant familial drama to build to a concentrated breaking point.
Live Action, Premiere
Emily Lucienne details building the cloistered claustrophobic atmosphere of her short exploring the desperate measures dwindling options can push us to.
Chaconne Martin-Berkowicz discusses capturing the subtleties of shifting female power dynamics within a college sorority in her gritty veracious short.
Robin Summons talks to DN about portraying the worrying pernicious mundanity of Incel radicalisation on young men in his unsettling drama short.
Art & Fashion
Sergii Shevtsov breaks down the considered staging of the surreal compositions for his self-reflective visual poem about life, career and relationships.
Tamsin Topolski details how she represented her protagonist's mental and physical demise through all aspects of her darkly comic satire's colour palette.
Jon Olav Stokke talks about the benefits of having a wet draft script version of his satirical pistol duel between two women where miscommunication runs rife.
Tom Moran reveals how he adapted his mind-boggling metanarrative concept into a self-referential spiral of a film about a woman trapped in an infinite dream.
Arundati Thandur details focussing on the wants and desires of Gen Z in the making of her viral TikTok mini-series for period underwear brand Modibodi.
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