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Industry News

Cinematic Expertise

Cinematic Expertise

Our Masterclasses bring together industry leaders from across the film sector. As part of our 2017 Call for Entries, we reveal some of the sessions we have in store for attendees in November.

Gourmet Artistry

Gourmet Artistry

SEMAINE – Introducing Mr Poilâne was selected for ASFF’s advertising category in 2016. Director Cloé Bailly weaves the film’s selling focus, bread, into a tongue-in-cheek tale of a French libertine.

Visceral Daydream

Visceral Daydream

Fashion film combines the trends of contemporary culture with stylistic ways of storytelling. We speak to Dan Gianini, whose M2Mtv commissioned short film CYCLE III screened at ASFF in 2016.

Rhythmic Fusion

Rhythmic Fusion

Music Video winner Mountainside brings UK musical chameleon Beardyman’s lyrics to life through a dynamic fusion of image and sound. We speak to director Lewis Rose about its making.

Bodily Expression

Bodily Expression

As part of our Call for Entries Countdown, be inspired by the poetic potential of interdisciplinary collaborations. There’s just one week left to enter.

Dark Memories

Dark Memories

The BAFTA-nominated director Ben Mallaby brought his latest short film offering to ASFF last November. Mosquito centres around the unique concept of a mosquito bite transferring memories.

Aquatic Phobias

Aquatic Phobias

Written by Jean-Baptise Saurel, short comedy Aquabike tells the story of Sophie who, after being traumatised by a fish at age 15 when swimming in the Seychelles, has never gone back in the water.

Cinematic Dance

Cinematic Dance

In the ASFF 2017 submissions countdown we highlight Opening Night film Intrusion, a powerful dance piece in which a strange presence follows a group of performers. Filmed in the Barbican.

Thriller: Intoxicating Experience

Thriller: Intoxicating Experience

Recurrent themes for thriller at ASFF 2016 included psychological introspection, idyllic days turned menacing. Think you’ve got a story like this to tell? Hear from one of our Official Selection directors.

Responsive Choreography

Responsive Choreography

A dance film in three parts, Bound explores physical relationships to books. Director Monica Thomas examines the symbolic interpretations and the metaphorical liberation of movement.

Liberated Society

Liberated Society

Sean Baker’s fashion film Snowbird traces the journey of a young woman as she shares her home-made cake with an off-the-grid desert community. The film screened at ASFF in 2016.

Aesthetic Documentary

Aesthetic Documentary

Both documentary and a stunning piece of cinematography, Northbound exemplifies the strengths that the genre is making in terms of visual narratives.

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