Germany Tag Archive

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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Art & Fashion

Shapxo’s Fashion Film ‘Chasing the Drums’ Envisions a Pan-African World Where Light Is Born From Darkness

Shapxo breaks down the surreal, visually lavish Pan-African inspired world he created for his ambitious fashion short shot on the platform of a working subway.

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Animation

The Worlds of Dreams and Reality Blend Together in KINEMUS’ Kaleidoscopic Vonfelt Animated Music Video ‘Je Pars’

Animators Michelle Brand & Toby Auberg return to DN with a music video that combines their individual 2D & 3D styles to create a distinct new look.

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Animation, Music

Alessandra Leone Literalises Fluidity as Form in Her Immersive Music Video for Zoë Mc Pherson’s ‘Lamella’

Alessandra Leone tells DN how she channelled the malleability of Zoe Mc Pherson's track into the ever evolving form of her experimental video.

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Live Action

Serkan Bayrak’s ‘Civil Servant’ Encourages Us to Better Understand Ourselves Through the Eyes of Others

Serkan Bayrak reveals how letting go of the meticulous script structure of his debut short allowed the unique dynamics of his characters to shine through.

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Animation

A Day in the Life of a Child Becomes a Psychedelic Voyage in Gerhard Funk’s Trippy ‘A Goat’s Spell’

Gerhard Funk tells DN how shifting production into Virtual Reality gave him the creative boost needed to finish off his hallucinatory animation.

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Art & Fashion

Kai Kurve’s Poetic and Propulsive ‘CORNERBOY’ Confronts the Corruption at the Heart of a Gangster’s Life

Kai Kurve shares how he created a dance hallucination of an eternal downfall with propulsive music, magic realist flourishes and a noirish tone.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Faris Alrjoob Crafts a Beguiling Mystery of Love with Cannes-Premiering Short ‘The Red Sea Makes Me Wanna Cry’

Through enigmatic voiceover, elliptical editing and gorgeous Super 16mm frames, Faris Alrjoob reveals how he created a mysterious reverie on closure.

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Documentary, Premiere

Robin Trouillet Crafts a Portrait of a Hard Raver Who Goes Again the Grain in ‘Turning Man – 81RPM’

Robin Trouillet reveals how he created a three-dimensional portrait of a unique individual with an uncompromising spirit for his music documentary short.

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Film Festival

An Inside Look at Programming Berlinale Shorts 2023 with Head of Shorts Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck

Berlinale Head of Shorts Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck details what she and her team look for in the films they programme and the strengths of the short form.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Corina Andrian Creates a Mesmerising and Unconventional Stop-Start Culture Clash Dance Film With ‘Dancen’

Corina Andrian explains how she used improvisation, the inspiration of everyday city life and a dreamlike logic for her startling dance film.

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Animation, Live Action

Female Pleasure Is Given a Playful Fulfilling Expression in Alena Shevchenko’s ‘Sorry I Am Late I Was Masturbating’

Alena Shevchenko explains why she wanted to explore female pleasure in her film about a woman banishing pre-date nerves with a spot of self-gratification.

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