15th September, 2020
Lewis Arnold shares the impetus behind the Directors Now initiative, a 105-strong collection of filmmaker testimonies about breaking into the industry.
7th January, 2020
NFTS graduate Anushka Naanayakkara joins us to discuss the inspiration and production behind BAFTA-winning stop-motion short film 'A Love Story'.
Animation, Film Festival, Live Action
18th December, 2019
NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.
20th November, 2019
NFTS grad Terri Matthews joins us to discuss how "the chance to animate some swinging ballsacks" helped attract animators to work on her short film.
1st November, 2019
Myriam Raja discusses her time at the NFTS, doubling rural Spain for 1800s India & utilising the power of silence in her coming of age grad short 'Azaar'.
18th October, 2019
We speak to NFTS graduate Haolu Wang about anchoring magical realism with a grounded psychological journey of trauma and loss in 'The Pregnant Ground'.
8th July, 2019
Charlie Manton explains how he created a winter American road movie during a sweltering UK summer for his death penalty NFTS short 'November 1st'.
Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere
27th June, 2019
A man becomes consumed by the fear he may have done something terrible on a night out in Dee Meaden's disquieting study of consent, guilt and masculinity.
Live Action, Premiere
30th May, 2019
DN kicks off a monthly showcase of Dee Meaden's work with 'Good News', the story of a religious community disrupted by the arrival of a contrary newcomer.
15th April, 2019
Recent NFTS graduate Matthew Lee joins us to discuss stop-motion short 'Cabin Pressure' and how it helped shape his grad film 'One Liner'.
Animation, Asides, Live Action
2nd April, 2019
The past traumas of a career on the force come to haunt an ageing Policeman in Ed Smith’s impressive 2D/live action hybrid NFTS grad short 'Police'.
6th November, 2018
Jonny Blair talks to DN about 'Come Out of the Woods' - the story of three brothers whose plans of escape are disrupted by the discovery of a girl's body.
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