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Live Action

Romantic Anxiety Meets Extreme Temperatures in Thessa Meijer’s Pastel-Coloured Comedy Body Horror ‘Heat’

Thessa Meijer describes how she prioritised practical effects over CGI to create the drippy melting effect for her genre-bending short film.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Ayla Spaans Orchestrates a Devilish Dinner Party for Experimental Self-Love Story ‘A Boring Day in Hell’

Ayla Spaans describes how her relationship with self-love informed 'A Boring Day in Hell', her experimental horror about a thrilling dinner party.

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Live Action

How an Ambitious Fish Became a Girl in Thessa Meijer’s Celebrated Tragicomedy ‘The Walking Fish’

Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.

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Art & Fashion

Ayla Spaans Tells an Expansive Love Story Over the Course of One Evening in ‘When We Were Strangers’

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'

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Live Action

Tradition & Culture Vie for Ascendancy Over Self-Determination in Madja Amin’s Fantastical Debut ‘Stray Sheep’

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

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Art & Fashion

A Pair of Sisters Live out an Endless Summer in a Timeless World in Ayla Spaans’ ‘About Two Girls’

Ayla Spaans tells us how her tight knit crew captured the feeling of an endless summer for playful celebration of sisterhood 'About Two Girls'.

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Live Action

Luuk Walschot Looks Beyond Superficial Divisions in the Hope of Greater Unity in ‘Union Jake’

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'.

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Documentary

Marc Aziz Ressang & Daniel Agha-Rafei Look into Indonesia’s Extreme DIY Vespa Culture in ‘Rebel Riders’

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'.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Solo Park Run Escalates into a Battle of One-Upmanship in Mariia Ponomarova’s ‘Ardea’

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.

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Art & Fashion, Asides

Elastic Recurrence

Johan Rijpma transforms the shards of a dinner plate into a self-replicating cycle of falling and retracting connected fragments in 'Elastic Recurrence'.

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Animation

How Antiquated Health Advice led Filmmaker Arjan Brentjes to Create Abstract Animation ‘Sand’

From Saul Bass to outdated Government advice, Arjan Brentjes joins us to discuss his surreal animated short film 'Sand'.

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Music

De Staat Get Ready to Rumble in Wouter Stoter’s Red Versus Blue Music Video ‘Kitty Kitty’

Director Wouter Stoter explains how he got alt-rock band De Staat to face off against themselves in his red vs blue music video 'Kitty Kitty'.

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