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Live Action, Premiere

Petter Holmsen Provides a Bird’s-Eye View of How Our Daily Habits Define Us in ‘Deb in Bed’

We speak to Petter Holmsen about deploying a top down view to depict the ups and downs of a woman's love life in charming, bittersweet drama 'Deb in Bed'.

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Animation, Premiere

Jin Woo Depicts the Interchanging Role of Victim-Offender in Dark Otherworldly Animation ‘SAN’

DN chats to Jin Woo about evoking the discomfort of familial relationships through her striking hand-drawn animation style in psychodrama short 'SAN'.

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Live Action, Premiere

Grayson Whitehurst Presents a Darkly Comedic Reckoning In Morality Spec Ad ‘Purple | Life-Changing Sleep’

Grayson Whitehurst discusses using a talking bear to force a hardened woodsman to face his own insecurities in his comedic, morality play spec ad.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Kezia Barnett Crafts a Poetic Vision of Nurses Reborn for Experimental Dance Film ‘Nurse Me’

Kezia Barnett describes her decision to shoot 100fps when capturing the tactility of skin for her experimental dance film 'Nurse Me'.

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Live Action, Premiere

Henry K. Norvalls Foresees an Indifferent World of Automation in Suburban Dystopia Short ‘Life Goes On’

Henry K. Norvalls takes us through the gadget's eye view of automated perfection he adopted for his worrisome very near future short 'Life Goes On'.

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Live Action, Premiere

Denis Dobrovoda Catalogues a Horrifying Part of British History in Human Zoo Story ‘Savage’

From 1830 to 1958, 35,000 people from Native & African backgrounds were exhibited in human zoos. Denis Dobrovoda's 'Savage' peels back this shocking story.

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Live Action, Premiere

An Isolated Family Become Unsettled by Their Disturbed Son in Zander Coté’s Woodland Thriller ‘Tantrums’

Zander Coté explains the artistic motivation behind his decision to cast actors against type for his short character-driven thriller 'Tantrums'.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Relationship Unravels Upon the Discovery of Hidden Gun in Chloë Wicks’ Tragicomedy ‘Fragile Package’

Chloë Wicks deconstructs modern masculinity in her tragicomedy 'Fragile Package', about a couple who move into a new apartment and discover a gun.

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Live Action, Premiere

Savvas Stavrou Presents a Cautionary Tale of Self-Isolation in Deliciously Dark Comedy ‘A Jar of Nuts’

Savvas Stavrou talks to DN about the tone and style inspirations of ‘A Jar of Nuts’, his wryly dark comedy about the repercussions of social isolation.

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Animation, Premiere

A Scenes of Crime Officer is Plagued by Memories of her Day Job in Marcus Armitage’s Thought-Provoking Animation ‘S.O.C.O’

Inspired by his dad's work as a Scenes of Crime officer, animator Marcus Armitage examines the struggles an individual can face when a troublesome job follows you

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