We speak to Suraya Raja about using stop motion to convey the daily battle for self-control fought by OCD suffers in 'Don't Think of a Pink Elephant'
Lewis Arnold shares the impetus behind the Directors Now initiative, a 105-strong collection of filmmaker testimonies about breaking into the industry.
Live Action, Premiere
Director Benedict Cohen talks to DN about awkward exes and exotic bird mating dances, all of which inspired his brilliantly funny short ‘Rushes’.
John Ogunmuyiwa embarks on a delicious exercise of audience baiting in expectation defying, day in the life of 2 South London drug dealers short 'Mandem'.
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
NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.
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'.
We speak to NFTS graduate Haolu Wang about anchoring magical realism with a grounded psychological journey of trauma and loss in 'The Pregnant Ground'.
Film Festival, Live Action
DN talks with Alice Seabright about the crowdfunding process, making art about taboo topics and recognising humour in dark times for comedy drama 'End-O'.
Charlie Manton explains how he created a winter American road movie during a sweltering UK summer for his death penalty NFTS short 'November 1st'.
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.
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.
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