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With militaristic movements on a barren landscape, Dasha Gushchina discusses crafting a brutal ballet as a direct response to unthinkable monstrosities.
Andzej Gavriss describes how he channelled the devastating stories and experiences of Ukrainian refugees into his powerful campaign film.
Matthew Harmer tells DN how he visually placed emphasis on the value of human decision making in his short documentary about AI weaponry.
Krzysztof Skonieczny talks through deploying flowing Steadicam shots and black & white cinematography in a bleak evocation of a man's personal purgatory.
We talk to first time feature director Guido Acampa about working with a dog pack, location as character and leaving an audience with questions.
Live Action, Premiere
Mahyar Mandegar discusses colliding fantasy and reality within floating Russian-inspired long takes for his Iranian war childhood fable short.
With blocky colours, sharp-lines and an Eastern Bloc-inspired aesthetic, David Zamorano explores the futility of serving your country.
Murad Abu Eisheh reveals how he protected his child star from the difficult message of his war-torn coming-of-age short while hewing to her perspective.
The last film of his 5-cycle For Every Dream project, 'Exit 12' sees director Mohammad Gorjestani capturing the disorientation of war in beautiful detail.
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