18th November, 2020
Festival Formula's Katie McCullough reveals her essential Do's & Don'ts for filmmakers approaching the film festival circuit in a post-Covid world.
Animation, Film Festival
15th November, 2020
From stop-motion space-musicals to encounters with immortal creatures these are the 10 unmissable short films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020.
11th November, 2020
DN has dug deep into the programme to select a list of ten eclectic and unmissable shorts streaming online as part of Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020.
22nd October, 2020
DN selects ten of our favourite shorts from the best emerging filmmakers at the 14th National Film Festival for Talented Youth.
Film Festival, Live Action
28th February, 2020
Srdan Golubović's compelling tale of dogged determination 'Otac' details one man's extraordinary 300km journey on foot to save his family.
26th November, 2019
After a ten year hiatus Filmstock, one of Britain's best independent film festivals made a most welcome return - these are some of our highlights.
16th July, 2019
Festival organisers Justin Doherty and Neil Fox give DN the lowdown on the return of Filmstock, one of Britain's greatest independent film festivals.
1st July, 2019
DN reviews the 2019 edition of ShortSightedCinema’s The Shortest Nights festival and highlights the 7 shorts which left a lasting impression on us.
28th September, 2017
DN looks back at some of our favourite shorts from this year’s bevy of films at the mighty Encounters film festival.
16th June, 2017
Ahead of playing The Shortest Nights, Director Jack Perry tells DN how he formed his stylish noir/thriller, 'A Girl Goes For Dinner'.
7th June, 2017
DN Speaks to Short Sighted Cinema co-founder Kate Williamson about their mission to bring short film to the mainstream with The Shortest Nights.
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