UK Tag Archive

Animation, Premiere

Anita Bruvere’s Stop Motion Short ‘Home’ Is a Story of Community Told Through the Living History of a Building

Anita Bruvere unpacks the historical and thematic purpose of the specific materials she used to construct her tactile animated immigration short.

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Live Action

A Teenager Is Coerced by Her Boyfriend in Seemab Gul’s Tense Contemporary Social Commentary Short ‘Sandstorm’

Seemab Gul reveals how reality mirrored fiction during the audition process of her drama short challenging contemporary societal restrictions in Pakistan.

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Live Action

Roxy Rezvany Explores the Skewed Power Dynamics of a Domestic Abuse Police Interview in ‘Honesty’

Roxy Rezvany details the subtle aesthetic decisions that inform and propel the quietly intensifying narrative of her BIFA-nominated dramatic short.

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Animation

A Crippling Drug Addiction Causes a Warped Sense of Reality in Joseph Pierce’s Rotoscoped Short ‘Scale’

Joseph Pierce reveals how he translated the amorphous perspective in Will Self's novella through rotoscoped animation for his BIFA-nominated short film.

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Live Action

A Chance Encounter Reveals Unexpected Truths in Keeran Anwar Blessie’s Queer Short ‘A Fox in the Night’

Keeran Anwar Blessie breaks down the process of scripting the pivotal tonal shift in his subversive BIFA-nominated LGBTQ romantic drama.

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Animation, Documentary

Ivyy Chen Examines the Daily Struggles Unnecessarily Faced by Too Many in ‘Learning Disabilities in Primary Care’

Ivyy Chen speaks to us about using scale and colour to express the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities when trying to access healthcare.

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Live Action, Premiere

Sam Baron Reflects on the Stoicism and Fragility of Men in His Actor in Crisis Comedy Drama ‘Big Ears’

Sam Baron tells us how he grounded comedic beats in tragic reality in his new short about an actor struggling in both his personal and professional life.

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Live Action

Craig Bingham’s Yorkshire-Set Fight Pit Short ‘IRONSTONE’ Is a Brooding Look at a Battle for Survival

Craig Bingham breaks down the physical and emotional intensity of shooting the long one-shot takes required for his engrossing fight pit short.

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Animation

A Young Artist Falls Into Nostalgic Pitfalls in Ewa Smyk’s Wistful Hand-Painted Animated Short ‘Homebird’

Ewa Smyk tells DN how she combined 3D modelling with hand-drawn 2D animation to speed up the lengthy creation process of her NFTS grad short.

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Live Action

Mask-Clad Roller Skating Thieves Risk It All in Ben Dean’s Frenetic Dr. Dre Branded Short ‘Flipper’s Skate Heist’

Ben Dean tells DN how he imbued his action-packed and propulsive style of filmmaking into his branded short set around a roller skate heist.

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Live Action

An Immigrant Couple in 70s London Navigate the Law and Each Other in Roxy Rezvany’s Short ‘Photo Booth’

Roxy Rezvany divulges how she sought to subtly unpack immigrant prejudice through the setup of her single-shot short drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ali Gill’s Enigmatic Puzzle Film ‘Wimmelbook’ Invites the Viewer in to Become an Active Participant

Constructed with static frames, a deep depth of frame and bustling compositions, Ali Gill takes DN behind the scenes of a unique viewing experience.

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