Phoebe Arnstein explains the mix of narrative and documentary techniques she used to capture the authentic performances of her visceral motherhood short.
Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman reveal how intimate handheld camera work enhanced the tense dynamism of their neo-noir seduction as revenge thriller.
Thomas May Bailey speaks to DN about harnessing the metaphorical potential of a VP stage as the setting for his debut short exploring ambition and desire.
Tom C J Brown tells DN why animation was the perfect artistic conduit to convey the melodramatic realism of his BIFA nominated short film.
Cristina Sánchez Salamanca reveals how she crafted the quiet, everyday gestures in her observant familial drama to build to a concentrated breaking point.
Tamsin Topolski details how she represented her protagonist's mental and physical demise through all aspects of her darkly comic satire's colour palette.
Yanghuixiao Gao describes using natural light to ground her drama short exploration of the complexities of mother-daughter relationships in authentic realism.
Theo W Scott talks to DN about his hope that its tale of "dumb characters butchering each other" throughout history will inspire questions of free will.
Aaron John McIntyre explains how he cooked up the dingy, sleazy dreamlike atmosphere of his Glasgow industrial estate-set addiction drama short.
Gareth Malone discusses the process of realistic and honest character development which lies at the heart of his short dealing with loss and grief.
Shihan Fé Blanca Fahim details her inventive use of creative lighting cues to mimic social media filters in her dark comedy questioning online personas vs
Art & Fashion
Heather Lang tells DN how the mise-en-scene of her & Purdie Baumann's dance short was foundational in shaping the radical character of the overall piece.
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