In the middle of nowhere, on a grass patch among scattered bushes, a group of younger men is playing a game of football. It looks innocent at first, with basically no audible dialogue. But there is a growing sense of desperation and aggression involved in the game, up until the moment when one of the […]

Somewhere in the USA, the police comes into “a drop house” – a hideaway where illegal immigrants are being kept by traffickers before transporting them deeper into the country – and what they witness is a plastic rubbish bag, filled with human waste. In it, there is a man who is barely alive, and next […]

There is a high possibility that in a little under a week, the first Hungarian short film in over fifty years will find itself on the list of the prestigious Academy Awards nominations –  Sing (also Mindenki), the  excellent 25-minute short about the competitive world of children’s choirs that is based on a true story […]

Try to picture it: Pinewood Studios on a brisk Friday night, the champagne is flowing, and filmmakers, actors, and guests of honour are dressed in their finest. Guessed what the event is yet? No? It’s the Lift-Off Film Festival Awards Show. It’s not quite the Oscars, but it’s the largest independent film festival in the […]

The international independent film festival, the Lift-Off Film Festival, is back in town this week to celebrate the winners of the network’s overall season. Taking place at Pinewood Studios on Friday night, the festival’s year-end awards show will present the biggest and best films prizes from around the world. Filmmakers, whose products were shown as […]

I have always found crowdfunding campaigns very exciting and interesting. One day I was surfing twitterland and I found a very appealing one, called ‘Three Days’. I got so excited about it that I decided to support the project immediately after it launched its campaign on indiegogo. I also decided to try and interview the […]

  Andrew Brand is an English director and writer whose shorts were shown at many international film festivals. His most popular short called ‘Things We Leave Behind‘ (2010) was nominated for a few film festivals’ awards such as: Best UK and International Short at the Hull International Film Festival (2010), Best Cinematography at the GrandOff International Film Festival (2010), Best […]

  Edward L Dark is a Creative Director of Button Up Productions in London, UK. He started as a Production Assistant on InkHeart and 10,000 B.C and as a Visual Effect Coordinator on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009, then he moved into directing films. His most popular work has to be Chasing […]

  77 Beds 77 Beds is a short film by Alnoor Dewshi (Building,Spiritual Rampage,Jomeo& Ruliet). It is a story of a young man, Ishmael (Ben Whishow: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Tempest), whose one sleepless night caused him to count back through all the beds he ever slept in. Conversation about beds, made […]

  ‘Chasing Cotards’ is a visually stunning work of art. The short film, directed by Edward L. Dark, lasts only 13 minutes and has no dialogue to speak of. And yet it is a powerful piece telling the story of a man, Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Sea Wall), who struggles with the recent death of his […]