Live Action, Premiere
Brendan Prost breaks down the pivotal tonal shift at the centre of his unsettling examination of loneliness and desolation.
David Findlay explains how he constructed the subtle yet emotional journey of his short LGBTQ drama about grief and friendship during post-production.
Victoria Singh-Thompson on how smart music choices and innovative freeze-frame effects capture her characters on a rebellious night out.
Neal Mulani speaks to the importance of the camera bible when shooting his cautionary comedy short about maturing friendships and narcissism.
Manuel Tröndle explains how he created his poetic short about conversion therapy with close camerawork, an immersive feel and a fine sense of montage.
Mark Pluck talks us through pulling off an intimate and engaging drama where narrative momentum had to be achieved within the constricted space of a van.
Art & Fashion, Asides
Director Adi Halfin celebrates the joyous all-encompassing pleasure of love and freedom in her intuitively made dance short.
Harun Güler discusses using slow-motion, evocative performances and subversive fashion to point to new ways for Turkish gender expression.
Sean Lìonadh reveals how he used intimate camerawork, layered colour schemes and sensitive performances to create his BAFTA-winning drama.
Lisa Clarkson breaks down the photographic aesthetic of her 16mm NFTS drama, about a talented art student and his teacher's questionable methods.
Ian Roderick Gray describes melding surrealistic visual effects with a humanistic story of love, respect and dignity in his short film/music video hybrid.
David McShane shares the journey from initial spark to being able to screen his tender bedroom-made LGBTQ animation in front of audiences across the globe.
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