Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2017’s Film Festival

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Expressive Choreography

Samuel Laubscher’s Official Selection Dance film, Thought Loops, is an outpouring which arose from the observance of a loved one suffering from the effects of physical depression.

Collective Activism

Running at Tyneside Cinema, Civil Rites is a new film by artist in residence Andrea Luka Zimmerman. It’s a response to the iconic Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech that he delivered in 1967.

Galactic Spirituality

40 years on from the original Star Wars, the saga continues. The eighth instalment, The Last Jedi is an exhilarating, if occasionally bumpy, ride. Rian Johnson gets to pick up where J.J. Abrams left off.

Celebrating Analogue

In these days of digital, it’s easy to forget the glory of the 35mm film print. This coming weekend, you too can celebrate celluloid with Light Show #1 – a four-film event at London’s ICA.

Table Talk

Oren Moverman is the very talented screenwriter who worked on Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There. He reunites with Gere for The Dinner, an American-set take on the novel by Dutch author Herman Koch.

Changing Responsibilities

Ai Weiwei is the Chinese-born artist whose work has been exhibited all over the world.Now living in Berlin, he returns with Human Flow, a feature documentary about the refugee crisis.

Celluloid Dreams

Lisa Immordino Vreeland is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She now returns with Love, Cecil, a stirring portrait of 20th century photographer Cecil Beaton.

ASFF 2018 Open for Entries

For the 2017 edition, we received thousands of entries, and our Official Selection saw a remarkable breadth of themes and styles. Now, we open for entries for our 2018 festival.

Substance Film Festival: Northern Lights

This week sees the start of Substance, a new festival celebrating the culture, creativity and the future of the north. Taking place around Hull, it’s an engaging and provocative mix of events.

Bourgeois Angst

Happy End does feel like a remix of Haneke’s greatest hits. A portrait of a well-to-do clan in Calais, it’s yet another dissection of the upper middle-classes.

Best Thriller 2017

Gridlock is a thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

Music Video Winner 2017

An elderly man reminisces over all that has defined him over the years , whilst time steadily moves backwards. Savvas Stavrou’s Metaxas – Sirens won the Best in Category for Music Video at ASFF 2017.

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