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Interviews : Isabelle Putod, réalisatrice du film L’exilé du temps

Comment avez-vous créé la séquence d’introduction, est-ce un vrai ralenti ? Si vous évoquez le premier plan, c’est-à-dire le bloc de glace qui gonfle, se déforme et donne naissance à une goutte d’eau, il n’y a aucun effet de vitesse. Nicolas Mifsud, le (...)

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Short of the Week: Q&A with Nick Jordan, director of Thought Broadcasting

Thought Broadcasting is a film about psychosis and surveillance. A composite of fact and fiction, the film draws upon real-life accounts of a schizophrenic disorder: the belief that ones thoughts are being transmitted and heard by others. Set (...)

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Short of the Week: Wañuy - Clermont-Ferrand 2017

Alejandro Roca Rey’s hauntingly moving film was one of our coups de coeur at this year’s Clermont film festival. Alejandro recently announced Wañuy’s selection at the Palm Springs Festival. Le court du jour : “Wañuy” de Alejandro Roca Rey from (...)

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Short of the Week: Squirrel Island - Clermont-Ferrand 2017

Astrid Goldsmith is an animator based in Kent. Her short, Squirrel Island, was rewarded at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival; the craftsmanship displayed and attention to detail were applauded by the festival’s audience and jury alike. We (...)

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Clermont-Ferrand Interviews: Bryony Dunne, director of Gasper

So, can you tell us more about Gasper and how the idea for the film came about? The film came about when I took a trip back to Ireland, where I grew up, to visit family and friends in the summer of 2015. While I was there I unexpectedly met (...)

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Short of the Week: Johnno’s Dead - Clermont-Ferrand 2017

We caught up with animator and filmmaker - and Clermont-Ferrand coup de coeur director - Chris Shepherd during the 2017 edition. His latest short, Johnno’s Dead, a sort of sequel to his very successful, dark and mesmerising short film Dad’s Dead, (...)

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Clermont-Ferrand Interviews: Douwe Dijkstra, director of Green Screen Gringo

One of Mydy’s Lucile Bourliaud’s TOP 5 from this year’s Clermont-Ferrand Film Fest, and winner of the Grand Prix, Douwe Dijkstra’s Green Screen Gringo is a highly original short in which the filmmaker invites ordinary Brazilians to read poems or (...)

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Clermont-Ferrand Interviews: Dania Bdeir, director of In White

Could you tell us a bit more about where the inspiration came from to tell Lara’s story? Are there any autobiographical elements? The inspiration behind In White is definitely autobiographical. I lost my father in 2009 and it was my first (...)

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Clermont-Ferrand 2017: TOP 5 #1

DeKalb Elementary On comprend qu’il ait gagné le grand prix de la compétition internationale, tant ce film puissant et inattendu reste en mémoire après la projection. Un plan fixe sur le bureau d’accueil d’une école primaire. Nous sommes aux (...)

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Clermont-Ferrand Interviews: Daniel Mulloy, director of Home

We interviewed Daniel Mulloy, director of short film Home, selected at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger. The film, partly funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was released (...)

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