20th October, 2021
Enea Colombi shares how he used non-actors and stunning vistas for his enigmatic music video about escaping the trap of destiny.
Live Action, Premiere
2nd June, 2021
Luca Spreafico explains his decision to incorporate dance in 'Alex' his experimental film which physically explores the lasting effects of childhood trauma.
Art & Fashion, Documentary
12th May, 2021
Tommaso Ottomano explains why he decided to create 'Body' a boldly unabashed digital magazine cover hosted on OnlyFans to bypass outdated censorship rules.
23rd March, 2021
LEONE discusses drawing parallels between youthful romance, the natural world and an iconic Italian car for his form-melding music film 'Sting Like a Bee'
18th February, 2021
Dylan Walsh reveals how a remote Italian town rallied behind the production of 'Brother', his dramatic monster short about a hidden familial terror.
Art & Fashion
17th February, 2021
Inspired by global events and the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, 'Fenice' director Giulia Achenza explains how she used the fashion film to explore rebirth.
22nd January, 2021
Delia Simonetti reveals how she gathered Milan's tightly-knit Afro-Italian community for a series of playful portraits in vibrant music video 'Foreplay'.
Animation, Art & Fashion
22nd July, 2020
Chiara Feriani takes DN through the 4 month long challenge of breathing digital life into the Popovy Sisters' beguiling art dolls in CGI short 'Human?'
Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts
20th December, 2019
Maura Delpero reveals how she built cohesion between the professional, non-professional and child performances needed for her drama debut 'Maternal'.
25th November, 2019
Daniel Marini shares how he created a powerful through the looking-glass reveal without the use of VFX for his unflinching EVAW single-shot campaign film.
Art & Fashion, Asides
16th September, 2019
The Blink Fish take us on a guided tour of the unique guests residing in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Milan Fashion Week short 'Hotel MFW'.
9th August, 2019
Dan Sadgrove explains how despite solo shooting & navigating a language barrier he was able to capture a thrilling ancestral horse race born from legend.
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