Female Protagonist Tag Archive

Art & Fashion

Nat Gee Traverses the Ebbs and Flows of an Intense Anxiety Attack in Experiential Short ‘Waves’

Nat Gee explains how she used movement and camerawork to convey the inner workings of an intense anxiety attack for her experimental dance short.

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Animation

Sara Gunnarsdóttir’s Oscar Nominated ‘My Year of Dicks’ Takes a Female Forward Look at Teenage Sexuality

Sara Gunnarsdóttir breaks down working with different animators to create a multi-layered retro portrait of author Pamela Ribon for her genre-mashing short.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Nina Ognjanović’s Slamdance Debut ‘Where the Road Leads’ Encapsulates the Push-and-Pull of Rural Living

Nina Ognjanović explains creating her Serbian mystery-western through widescreen frames, rigorous location scouting and a less-is-more approach.

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Live Action

A Physical Manifestation of Family Dysfunction Heralds a Young Girl’s Empowerment in Sarah Lasry’s ‘Spell on You’

Sarah Lasry discusses constructing the ominous atmosphere of her supernatural horror short where a young girl's warts express a family’s disfunction.

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Live Action

Sarah Grant’s ‘Candy’ Is a Heartening Body Positive Reclamation of Sexuality and Empowerment

Sarah Grant talks to DN about her empowering body positive, inclusive short which challenges outdated notions of size being a barrier to self-expression.

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Live Action

Unexpected Revelations Strengthen the Bonds of Friendship in Leonard Rääf’s Comedy Drama ‘Hiding Behind Masks’

Leonard Rääf talks to DN about crafting the story of a friendship strengthened by the discovery of well-kept secrets in his new coming-of-age drama comedy.

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Live Action

Kathy Mitrani Captures the Excitement and Turmoil of Peer Pressure in Evocative 16mm Short ‘Buzzkill’

Kathy Mitrani reveals the creativity that came from embracing a lack of structure for her authentic exploration of the stakes of youthful pressure.

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Live Action, Premiere

One Woman’s Ecstasy Is Another’s Obsessive Agony in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr’s Sensuous Short ‘Are You OK’

Mattis Ohana Goksøyr reveals why he chose to prioritise the audiovisual over dialogue in his experimental exploration of sexual pleasure and jealousy.

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Live Action

A Teenager Is Coerced by Her Boyfriend in Seemab Gul’s Tense Contemporary Social Commentary Short ‘Sandstorm’

Seemab Gul reveals how reality mirrored fiction during the audition process of her drama short challenging contemporary societal restrictions in Pakistan.

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Live Action

Roxy Rezvany Explores the Skewed Power Dynamics of a Domestic Abuse Police Interview in ‘Honesty’

Roxy Rezvany details the subtle aesthetic decisions that inform and propel the quietly intensifying narrative of her BIFA-nominated dramatic short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Two Lonely Cat Enthusiasts Connect in Brendan Prost’s Eerie Bifurcated Character Drama ‘Heavy Petting’

Brendan Prost breaks down the pivotal tonal shift at the centre of his unsettling examination of loneliness and desolation.

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Live Action, Premiere

Naomi Pacifique Excavates the Intertwined Nature of Bodies and Intimacy in Her LFS Grad Short ‘after a room’

Naomi Pacifique reveals how she wanted to alter on-screen representations of the body through her intimate, exploratory London Film School graduate short.

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