Emma Branderhorst talks to DN about capturing the intimate vulnerability of a young teen as she navigates the infuriating hurdles imposed by period poverty.
Thessa Meijer describes how she prioritised practical effects over CGI to create the drippy melting effect for her genre-bending short film.
Art & Fashion, Premiere
Ayla Spaans describes how her relationship with self-love informed 'A Boring Day in Hell', her experimental horror about a thrilling dinner party.
Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.
Art & Fashion
The lifetime of a relationship is distilled over the course of a hypnotic house-party in Ayla Spaans' experimental romantic drama 'When We Were Strangers'
DN sits down with Madja Amin for a detailed discussion about his debut short 'Stray Sheep', an allegorical depiction of the nature of manhood and sacrifice
Ayla Spaans tells us how her tight knit crew captured the feeling of an endless summer for playful celebration of sisterhood 'About Two Girls'.
Luuk Walschot asks why we can't put our efforts into finding what unites rather than divides us in his challenging identity short 'Union Jake'.
Marc Aziz Ressang & Daniel Agha-Rafei provide a glimpse into the lives of the free-spirited members of Indonesia’s DIY Vespa culture in 'Rebel Riders'.
Live Action, Premiere
Mariia Ponomarova joins DN for the premiere 'Ardea' - the story of a gentle park run which quickly escalates into a competitive battle of one-upmanship.
Art & Fashion, Asides
Johan Rijpma transforms the shards of a dinner plate into a self-replicating cycle of falling and retracting connected fragments in 'Elastic Recurrence'.
From Saul Bass to outdated Government advice, Arjan Brentjes joins us to discuss his surreal animated short film 'Sand'.
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