Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2018’s Film Festival

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Transformative Cinema

Toby MacDonald’s feature directorial debut is inspired by the classic French tale, Cyrano de Bergerac, transposing the French setting with an English all-boys boarding school.

Filmmaking as Mechanism

Kim Longinotto’s latest, Shooting The Mafia, premiered at Berlinale this month. The film looks at the life of Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia, who used her art to document Mafia crimes.

Berlinale 2019: A Review

Berlinale’s Festival Director Dieter Kosslick offers a selection that has proved robust and stimulating, even if Lone Scherfig’s The Kindness of Strangers appeared to irritate large portions of critics.


Now 90 years old, legendary french auteur Agnès Varda looks back on her work over the years in Varda by Agnès. Cutting between lectures and clips from her films, she critiques her own ideas.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films ranging from big-scale fantasy to social realism, true-life biopic to literary adaptation, big themes are the order of the day: war, family, violence and power.

A Stand-up Feature

Sometime a film comes out of leftfield, unexpectedly accosting you. James Gardner’s Jellyfish is one such movie. Authentic, credible but tough to watch, it features Liv Hill, a rising star.

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