Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2018’s Film Festival

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5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that peak into vastly different worlds across three continents (and even into the future). Human experiences out of comfort zones are explored with tenacity.

Autobiographical Drama

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn features Joe Cole who plays Moore, a heroin addict who is locked in a Thai jail and must fight – quite literally – to survive.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that set out to illuminate, thrill, amuse and unsettle. A mixture of documentary and dramatic features, this quintet of movies explores religion, education and love.

Maternal Instincts

Deborah Haywood’s Pin Cushion is a harrowing study of the parent-child dynamic as a socially-awkward mother and daughter try to make a new life in small-town Britain.

Criminal Intentions

Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle), brings Michaël R. Roskam back to Belgium for another tale set on the wrong side of the law. His lucky totem Matthias Schoenaerts stars alongside Adèle Exarchopoulos.

New Media: 10 Film Schools to Watch

More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day. What does this mean for cinema? ASFF selects top UK film schools that offer innovative programmes for the next generation.

July Previews: Netflix and Amazon

Ahead of streaming releases this month, ASFF selects a range of shows that cover a range of genres, lengths and styles, with everything from sports and crime to small-town witchcraft.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that take in the breadth of human experience. These films deal with issues of crisis, creation, celebrity and the consequences of politics on the present and future.

A Reconstruction

Kevin Macdonald’s new feature is a far more comprehensive experience than those that have come before. If you only see one Whitney doc this year, make it this one.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF selects five films that transport audience into unique worlds. From musical documentary to contemporary drama, this essential selection embraces themes of love, life and death.

Immersive Filmmaking

Leave No Trace is a poignant story about a father (Ben Foster) and his daughter (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) who are found living off-the-grid in the Oregon wilderness.

Survival Instincts

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur has made his name looking at themes of man versus nature, and what it takes to survive against insurmountable odds. Now he adds Adrift to this list.

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