August, as you should all know by now, is traditionally the month when El Vez and I take some of our favourite shorts from the past year on a road trip to the Reading & Leeds music festivals, where they get to show off in front of a brand new crowd in the Cinema Tent we curate with the fine folks from OFVM.
I’m guessing that much of the lineup will be familiar to DN regulars but it’s also likely that there are one or two which may have slipped past you. Either way, we’re massively grateful to all the fine filmmakers who were kind enough to let us play their films out and about. We promise that the first round’s ours at the festival bar!
Speaking of which, if any of you happen to be heading to Reading this weekend we’ll be there as usual so feel free to drop us a tweet – @WeAreDN, @MarBelle or @kung_fuelvis, and be sure to take note of the screening times at both venues by clicking the posters above.
I’m sure that the trailer has you all wishing you could be there too, but don’t fret, we’ve put together a virtual screening of the films for you below – Cider and campfires are your own responsibility. Enjoy!
Thanks to all our directors, you rock hard!
Beat – Or Bar-el
Bear – Carlos Lopez Estrada
Blinky™- Ruairi Robinson
Dubstep Dispute – Jason Giles
Full Circle – Callum Cooper
Little Boat – Nelson Boles
Love Does Grow on Trees – Bevan Walsh
Lovely Monster – Francesco Calabrese
Mr. Foley – D.A.D.D.Y.
Painkiller – Mustapha Kseibati
The Eagleman Stag – Mikey Please
The Gate – Matt Westrup
Tumbleweed! – Jared Varava
Two Laps – Owen Trevor
School Portrait – Nick Scott
Undying Love – Ómar Hauksson
Will – Eusong Lee
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