Aesthetica Short Film Festival
This Year’s Festival
As part of her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, artist Louise Lawler proposes a re-staging of her influential piece, A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Picture this May.
Whilst awareness of the transgender community has progressed extensively in recent years, Shaleece Haas’ Real Boy illustrates the private battle that remains for the families involved.
Letters to Baghdad: Progressive Documentary
Letters from Baghdad: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Gertrude Bell is the story of a woman often lost in the shadows of history, yet played an influential part in the story of Iraq after WWI.
LoveTrue: Performative Humanity
In a time of mass anxiety, and societal upheaval, Alma Har’el’s LoveTrue provides the antithesis. This unique documentary travels around the globe to uncover intimate stories from the 21st century.
The annual Tribeca Film Festival compiles a dynamic slate of films that showcases the breadth of contemporary filmmaking across a range of styles for its 16th edition. Opens 19 April.
Toni Erdmann: Adaptive Personas
Maren Ade’s dry Germanic comedy, Toni Erdmann, is a intuitive and creative study of how we as individuals change, adapt and assimilate ourselves in order to form a type of culture.
April Kelley and Sara Huxley are filmmakers whose shorts have screened at ASFF over the last two years. Their production company Mini Productions champions the power of storytelling.
Film Museum’s last instalment of its Jean-Luc Godard retrospective is made up of works from the last three decades: his epochal series Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988- 98) and Adieu au langage (2014).
The Brothers McLeod: Developing Worlds
The BAFTA-winning animators’ new book, Create Your Own Universe, looks at how to invent stories, characters and ideas and provide inspiration for emerging and established filmmakers alike.
ASFF Film Tour
The ASFF Film Tour initiative brings a selection of exceptional works from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival’s programme to audiences across the UK. The Film Tour is screened at community cinemas.