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Four Stories

So a few months back Intel, W Hotels and Roman Coppola launched Four Stories, a screenwriting competition in which four winning scripts would be selected and made into shorts by directors selected by Coppola. Well the winners were chosen; Ben Sayeg – ¡El Tonto!, Amy Jacobowitz – Modern/Love, Kahlil Joseph – The Mirror Between Us […]


Gems from this year’s Sci-Fi London 48hr film challenge seem to keep materialising into the DN mailbox, which frankly I’m all for. This time round director William McGregor returns to the 48hr challenge with Eradicate, a film about guilt, blame and moving on. Despite the success of his 2011 entry No Escape (the film placed […]

This Is Oregon

More than most, I understand the appeal of staying indoors exploring the vastness of the web, consistent temperatures and snacks easily within reach; but let’s face it, discovering the world as mediated by a computer or TV screen is a poor substitute for getting out in it yourself. Shwood Eyewear agree and so they teamed […]

Shy Girl

Following on from El Vez’s Eight Items post earlier today, here’s another entry from the 2012 Sci-Fi London 48hr film challenge. Shy Girl, from DN regular Craig Murray and team sees a woman get a lot more than she bargained for after finding a camera dumpster diving. This is what we were given: Title: Shy […]

Eight Items

Director Jake Wynne and his team ‘Superluminal2012’ create a short packed with intrigue and strong performances with Eight Items, a film created for the 2012 Sci-Fi London 48hr film challenge.

Vimeo Awards 2012 Voting Open

So the deadline has passed and the 2012 Vimeo Awards submissions have been whittled down to a svelte 156 shorts across 13 categories, now all that’s left is for you to dive into your favourite categories and cast your vote for the best of the best. Well, go on then!

The Beauty of a Second: Instant Bliss | Night and Day

The 2nd and 3rd round compilations of The Beauty of a Second competition remind us that great filmmaking is made up of moments of beauty. The Beauty Of a Second – 2nd round compilation from The Beauty Of A Second on Vimeo. The Beauty Of a Second – 3rd round compilation (Instant Bliss) from The […]

The 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards Submissions

Well of course they weren’t going to stop after just one year! Yep the submission clock has started for 2012’s Vimeo Festival + Awards. The categories have been opened up this time round to include Advertising, Lyrical, Action Sports and Fashion (a DN favourite), all of which could net you a cool $5,000 grant, while […]

The Beauty of a Second

190 years ago Nicolas Rieusse recorded time to an accuracy of a fifth of a second. The chronograph was born. To celebrate Rieusse’s invention, Mont Blanc and Wim Wenders have issued the challenge to “seize the moment” and capture the beauty of a second. Just shoot one second of video/film and if Wim Wenders picks […]

Stray Cinema 2011

Back on DN009, we mentioned a new (well new then) competition called Stray Cinema, which was inviting filmmakers to download and recut footage to be voted on by the online community. While we may have neglected to keep an eye on the project, Stray Cinema is very much alive and raring to go with brand […]

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