Aesthetica Short Film Festival

This Year’s Festival

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Intimate Disposition

“I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and…

Minute Bodies

Stuart A Staples interpretative documentary presents the seductive and hypnotic world of micro-cinema pioneer F. Percy Smith, who developed his own cinematographic and micro-photographic equipment to uncover the secrets of nature in action.

New Releases

Top Picks for July: ASFF compiles a list of 10 films to see this month, compelling features that range from documentary to drama, and universal to personal narratives.

Provocative Visions

A bright light in a new wave of female directors, Vicky Lawton was awarded the Creative Circle accolade for Best Up and Coming Female Commercial Film Director 2017.

Human Portrayal

When teenage surfer Simon (Gabin Verdet) is mixed up in a car crash, his parents are hit with a double blow: their son is no longer alive. Not only this, but they must now decide what to do with his organs.

Societal Portraits

Aki Kaurismäki offers moral support for the down-and-out in The Other Side of Hope – a candid portrayal of the tropes of modern living and immigration in today’s fragmented society.

Transgressive Plotlines

Filled with innuendo and an impending sense of threat from the get-go, Alice Lowe’s directorial debut Prevenge fulfils its promises within the first five minutes.

Doc/Fest: Cultural Systems

Gina Hara’s documentary Geek Girls focuses on the contemporary dialogues between gender and sexism, providing relief for women wanting to break down the barriers facing them.

Sentimental Youth

Based on Massimo Gramellini’s novel, Sweet Dreams, Little One (2015), Marco Bellocchio’s film explores the lasting damage inflicted on its lead character when he loses his mother at a young age.

Doc/Fest: Intimate Narratives

Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ Dina is shot in just this way, with arresting results. The film feels more like an indie drama, and yet it still manages to drive home the reality of the narrative.

EIFF: Landmark Anniversary

For its 70th anniversary, the Edinburgh International Film Festival has lined up an exciting showcase of 151 features from 46 countries. Morrissey biopic England Is Mine premieres.

Animated Tales

A household name in the animation world since 1960, The Annecy Festival returns with 230 films chosen for its Official Selection, all of which will be screened over the course of six days.

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