Short Film Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Robert Mentov & Dwight Jantzi’s ‘Gypsy Son’ Skilfully Recreates 90s Russia for a Powerful Gangster Tale

Robert Mentov explains how he and Dwight Jantzi created a fresh gangster tale with evocative lighting, religious images and an 80s-style soundtrack.

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Live Action

Unexpected Revelations Strengthen the Bonds of Friendship in Leonard Rääf’s Comedy Drama ‘Hiding Behind Masks’

Leonard Rääf talks to DN about crafting the story of a friendship strengthened by the discovery of well-kept secrets in his new coming-of-age drama comedy.

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Animation, Live Action

Bounty/Banana Celebrate Ten Years as Creative Partners With a Wild and Vibrant Search for ‘InTENsity’

Directing duo Bounty/Banana detail the collaborative process and gear they utilised to capture their colourful, vivid and energetic filmmaking style.

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Documentary

Exploring the Ends of the World: The Perseverance and Determination Behind Nicholas Jones’ Documentary ‘A Greenlander’

Nicholas Jones recounts persevering through many obstacles and obscene cold to capture his documentary following a man’s fight to stay in his beloved home.

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Live Action

Dan Löwenstein’s ‘Safe’ Provides an Intimate Look at the Pain and Isolation Faced by Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

Dan Löwenstein speaks to DN about drawing from real case studies when scripting his powerful campaign film about men who have survived sexual violence.

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Live Action

Kathy Mitrani Captures the Excitement and Turmoil of Peer Pressure in Evocative 16mm Short ‘Buzzkill’

Kathy Mitrani reveals the creativity that came from embracing a lack of structure for her authentic exploration of the stakes of youthful pressure.

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Live Action, Music

Waley Wang’s ‘Teen Troubles in Dirty Jersey’ Captures the Thrums of Punk, Toxic Masculinity & Disaffected Angst

Waley Wang discusses combining 16mm & Hi8 home video style footage to fully embody the nostalgic memories of The Black Skirts' New Jersey punk roots.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Surrealistic Veneer Hides a Family Breakdown in TJ O’Grady Peyton’s Offbeat ‘Broken: A Lockdown Story’

TJ O’Grady Peyton & John Craine speak to us about creating a cartoon-like aesthetic for their bizarre and quirky short following a family breakdown.

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Live Action, Premiere

One Woman’s Ecstasy Is Another’s Obsessive Agony in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr’s Sensuous Short ‘Are You OK’

Mattis Ohana Goksøyr reveals why he chose to prioritise the audiovisual over dialogue in his experimental exploration of sexual pleasure and jealousy.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

An Infinite Queue Is Formed in Ben Kadie’s Technically Mind-Blowing Surreal Dance Short ‘Ahead, Behind’

Ben Kadie and JA Collective break down the process of developing the trippy infinite queue effect featured in their surreal dance short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Oskar Brockbank Viscerally Captures the Emotional and Mental Strains of Motherhood in ‘Surrender’

Oskar Brockbank shares how he created an honest depiction of the visceral struggles of a new mother battling with the redefinition of her identity.

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Animation, Premiere

A Deadly Smell Tarnishes the Lives of Forest Creatures in Julien Piau’s Dark Fantasy Short ‘GRIFFURE’

Julien Piau delves into the creation of his dark, twisted and winsome animated short based on his relationship with his twin brother.

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