Aesthetica Short Film Festival


2017’s Film Festival


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Negotiating Conflicts

With an ear to the noise of changing times, Imperial War Museum’s short film festival explores the causes and consequences of warfare with a slate of films that address both past and present.

Iconic Figuration

Beginning this week at London’s BFI Southbank is an intriguing six-week season of the films of Gloria Grahame. It coincides with this week’s release of Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool.

Artists’ Film Winner 2017

Baptist Penetticobra takes away the 2017 Artists’ Film Award, as well as the prestigious Northern Film School Screenplay Award, sponsored by Leeds Beckett University, with the creative For Real Tho.

Animation Winner 2017

Serving 12 years behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit focuses the mind. All that injustice poisons the soul and there’s nothing left to settle but old scores. Chris Shepherd wins with Johnno’s Dead.

Temporal Landscapes

Benny and Josh Safdie are the co-directors behind Daddy Longlegs (2009) and Heaven Knows What (2014). Their latest film, Good Time, is the story of two felon brothers, Connie and Nick Nikas.

Advertising Winner 2017

Luca Finotti’s #WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove won the Advertising category at ASFF 2017, presented on Sunday 12 November at the National Centre for Early Music. See the trailer.

Picture Perfect

In Ingrid Goes West, a smart comedy co-written and directed by debut filmmaker Matt Spicer. Here, the picture-sharing site Instagram – and those that use it – comes under the microscope.

People’s Choice and York Youth Awards

The Silent Child, a film that centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby, wins the 2017 People’s Choice Award, as well as the York Youth Award, from 11-14 year olds.

Best of Fest 2017

Benjamin Cleary’s Wave is the winner of our Drama Category, and also goes home with the prestigious Best of Fest Award; check out a trailer for ASFF’s 2017 winning film.

ASFF 2017 Winners

The closing night of the seventh Aesthetica Short Film Festival was filled with excitement, anticipation and celebrations as the prestigious Awards Ceremony took place, after a five-day run. 

ASFF: Final Day Highlights

It’s the final day of ASFF and we hope that you have had a great time, seen some great films and are feeling inspired. Check out our Top Picks for the closing day.

New Opportunities: ASFF Day Four

It’s a fantastic day to be at ASFF. We offer a round up of everything that’s going on and some key events that are not to be missed, including our Screen Agencies Reception and screenings.

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