Film Festival, Live Action
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.
Co-Directors Tsvetelina Zdraveva & Jerred North break down the production roles they each occupied in order to craft their animated immigrant drama.
Joe Weiland explains how the wide, vibrant frames of his seaside comedy drama are emblematic of the film's themes of connection and catharsis.
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.
Werner Vivier walks us through the narrative developing cinematography and surprising shifts of tone of his expectation subverting drama short.
Matt O'Donnell describes the pleasure of creating the 3D animation behind the vivid world featured in his short film.
João Gonzalez breaks down how the distinct visual aesthetic of his Oscar nominated animation intersects with its themes of grief and loss.
Animation, Live Action
Director Dean Fleischer Camp joins DN for an in-depth interview about turning his viral YouTube shorts into a beloved Oscar-nominated feature animation.
Meredith Hama-Brown reveals how she and her team embraced light and lasers to create a visually distinctive UFO for her emotional healing music video.
BAFTA winning OSCAR nominated co-writer/directors Tom Berkeley & Ross White talk about the streamlined working practices behind their offbeat comedy short.
David Findlay explains how he constructed the subtle yet emotional journey of his short LGBTQ drama about grief and friendship during post-production.
Giada Bossi talks to us about using 16mm to capture the dreamy yet emotionally challenging scenes of loss for her music video/narrative crossover short.
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