Film Festival, Live Action
Through enigmatic voiceover, elliptical editing and gorgeous Super 16mm frames, Faris Alrjoob reveals how he created a mysterious reverie on closure.
Musa Alderson-Clarke takes DN through the challenge of baking white hot tension into the fabric of his Cannes premiering short about a young man in turmoil.
Live Action, Premiere
Chloe Sarbib explains why she deliberately engendered shifts in her directing style for her heartfelt music drama about identity and self-examination.
Eilidh Nicoll discusses the practical and creative purpose behind the stark black, white, pink and green colour scheme of her short about ageing insecurity.
Sachin Dheeraj discusses the visual language he used to depict the deplorable true story of men stripped of their dignity for profit by modern day slavery.
As this year's graduate showcase kicks off, DN delivers a list of ten short films from the latest NFTS cohort that are definitely worth checking out.
A testament to imagination, DN recommends a plethora of impressive short films from the early-career filmmakers graduating from LFS in 2023.
Brendan Prost breaks down the pivotal tonal shift at the centre of his unsettling examination of loneliness and desolation.
Naomi Pacifique reveals how she wanted to alter on-screen representations of the body through her intimate, exploratory London Film School graduate short.
Ewa Smyk tells DN how she combined 3D modelling with hand-drawn 2D animation to speed up the lengthy creation process of her NFTS grad short.
Richan Li explains the underlying metaphorical implications of the surreal animal heads her protagonist Norah dons in her 2D animated short.
Omar Kakar discusses the alchemy of the editing process which enabled him to straddle genres without leaving his audience adrift in a sea of confusion.
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