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DN Picks: Aug11

August is the month when DN makes its way offline for our bank holiday screenings, but that doesn’t mean we skimp on the online content as you can see in our picks of the month.

Reading & Leeds 2011 – Being able to screen a selection of your favourite short films at one of the biggest music festival in the UK has always been one of my favourite things about working on DN. Getting to meet some awesome filmmakers at the festival just makes it even more special.

Little Minx: Exquisite Corpse – It’s been a few years since I last saw the Little Minx Exquisite Corpse shorts, so El Vez’s post was a welcome reminder of a perfectly executed idea.

Small Town Murder Songs – At the moment Ed Gass-Donnelly’s powerful feature is a strong contender for my favourite film of the year.

Kickstart Man-child – Koo has done more for indie filmmakers than any other film blogger I can think of; he’s currently 37% funded on the Kickstarter campaign for his debut feature Man-child. You have 22 days left to lend your support (650 people already have), let’s make sure he gets there!

DN213: Craig Murray – Nothing excites us more than discovering a new director with a stack of talent and a clear visual voice. Craig Murray has both in spades.

Author: MarBelle

MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle


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