Writer/Director Yasmin Afifi tells DN why magical realism was the perfect genre in which to tell her dark comedic story about finding joy at the end of life.
Live Action, Premiere
Edoardo Ulivelli discusses the catharsis of putting his own insecurities into his short film following a young man unable to decipher romantic advances.
Lucy Elizabeth McKendrick & Charles Polinger talk about creating the fantasies a young woman loses herself to in their twisted long distance romance short.
Chaconne Martin-Berkowicz discusses capturing the subtleties of shifting female power dynamics within a college sorority in her gritty veracious short.
Elle McAlpine joins DN for an interview about her pioneering work in the field of intimacy coordination and its indispensable role in the film & TV industry.
We speak to Erin Murray about crafting the gyrating comedy of her subversive music video look at a flawed relationship's dying gasps in a VR sex session.
John Mark Fitzpatrick discusses the key role intimacy coordinators played in the making of his romantic short about the walls we build around ourselves.
Erin Murray talks to us about exposing the cracks in a relationship through a revelatory conversation about sexual desires in her sharp-witted comedy short.
Jim Vendiola talks about marrying disparate moments of eroticism, mystery, horror and comedy in his unconventional and shocking tale of modern dating.
Animation, Film Festival
Flóra Anna Buda talks about creating a new kind of intimacy in animated erotica in her portrait of a woman's sexual desires and financial restrictions.
Director Greg Fox talks to DN about finding inspiration in one's fears of rejection for his unconventional comedy romance short about self-acceptance.
Emma Jesse talks through the false preconceptions she had to overcome when making her short exploring humiliating toxic masculinity within male groups.
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