Student Film Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Christopher Pickering Blows the Lid off the Secret Science Behind Snack Serving Sizes in Short Film ‘Jimmy Boden’

Christopher Pickering reveals how he arrived at the deceptively profound concept of his short exposing the bizarre method for determining snack serving sizes.

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Animation

A Rite of Passage Fishing Ritual Challenges a Father-Son Relationship in Ross Stringer’s BAFTA Winner ‘Crab Day’

Ross Stringer breaks down the deceptively minimal monochrome colour palette he used to tell the thematically rich story of his NFTS graduate short.

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Film Festival

10 Stellar Shorts by Upcoming Filmmakers at London Film School’s 2024 Graduate Showcase

Celebrating the best shorts by promising graduate filmmakers, DN spotlights the films on offer at London Film School's 2024 showcase.

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Live Action

Yasmin Afifi’s BAFTA Winner ‘Jellyfish & Lobster’ Extols the Joys of Living Without Conforming to Expectations

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.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Screenwriting Professor Experiences a Kafkaesque Descent in Harry Sherriff’s ‘Jeremy: A Nightmare’

Harry Sherriff returns to reveal how his creative development at the NFTS informed his latest nightmarish comedy about a man pitted against his doppelgänger.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Shy Englishman Abroad Isn’t Quite Able to Read Between the Lines in Edoardo Ulivelli’s Flirtatious ‘Lo Sguardo’

Edoardo Ulivelli discusses the catharsis of putting his own insecurities into his short film following a young man unable to decipher romantic advances.

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Animation

Ryan Oligmueller’s Tender Stop Motion ‘Creature Comfort’ Finds a Lonely Creature Reflecting on His Past

Ryan Oligmueller takes DN through the personal and practical journey of making his tender-hearted short about a lonely forest creature searching out its past.

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Live Action

Aaron John McIntyre’s Hazy Short ‘Gomorrah’ Finds a Recovering Addict Relapsing Amongst Glasgow’s Dingy Backstreets

Aaron John McIntyre explains how he cooked up the dingy, sleazy dreamlike atmosphere of his Glasgow industrial estate-set addiction drama short.

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Live Action

Gareth Malone’s Drama Short ‘Fly-Tipping’ Poignantly Presents the Turmoil of Losing an Unborn Child

Gareth Malone discusses the process of realistic and honest character development which lies at the heart of his short dealing with loss and grief.

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Live Action, Premiere

Jamie Fraser Surveys a Cross-Section of British Life in the Charming, Multi-Layered ‘Green Space’

Jamie Frasher shares how he was inspired by the compositions of landscape paintings for his surveillance-like observation of British oddity.

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Animation

Daniel Quirke Explains How Wax, Religion & DIY Instruments Inspired NFTS Short ‘The Song of a Lost Boy’

NFTS grad Daniel Quirke joins us to discuss his BAFTA-nominated stop motion short about a young choir boy's crisis of faith and journey to self-acceptance.

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Live Action, Premiere

Hannah Renton Considers the Lasting Impact of Flawed Models of Love in Decade Spanning Triptych ‘Love Is Free’

Hannah Renton breaks down the challenge of building cohesion between the individual yet joined parts of her triptych film depicting the complexities of love.

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