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ASFF 2016 Masterclasses: Working With Industry and Commissioning

ASFF 2016 Masterclasses: Working With Industry and Commissioning

Our Working with Industry Masterclass strand presents a fantastic opportunity to learn more about working in film from those who do, providing top tips for filmmakers.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2016

Films from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival will be screened at film events running as part of the Great Yorkshire Fringe, York, on 26 and 31 July 2016.

Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art hosts a mid-career retrospective of filmmaker Ira Sachs. Beginning on 22 July with Forty Shades of Blue (2005), the line-up comprises seven feature films and five shorts.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets

Screening Passes and Events Tickets are now available for the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016. Over 25 masterclasses are presented by leading film organisations.

Empire Cinemas Extra Programme August/September

Empire Cinemas Extra Programme August/September

Interview with David Blanche, ASFF Filmmaker, The Shipping Forecast

Interview with David Blanche, ASFF Filmmaker, The Shipping Forecast

David Blanche’s animation The Shipping Forecast follows the lives of Thomas and Alis: a retired couple in a small and tranquil British coastal town. We speak to the director about his short film.

ASFF 2016 Masterclasses: Promoting Your Film and Connect with Industry Leaders

ASFF 2016 Masterclasses: Promoting Your Film and Connect with Industry Leaders

This year’s ASFF line-up promises to be the best yet. Filmmakers looking to promote their work will be able to attend industry masterclasses, in order to obtain top advice and advance their skills.

Olivia McGilchrist,  from many sides, Davidoff Art Initiative

Olivia McGilchrist, from many sides, Davidoff Art Initiative

Earlier this year, the Davidoff Art Initiative launched its second Limited Art Edition featuring a commissioned video by Olivia McGilchrist, which premiered at the Moving Image Art Fair in March.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Meet the Film Festivals 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Meet the Film Festivals 2016

Meet the Film Festivals returns by popular demand to this year’s ASFF, offering visitors the chance to interact with programmers and directors from leading festivals around the world.

Interview with Laura Clouting, Curator of Real to Reel at IWM, London.

Interview with Laura Clouting, Curator of Real to Reel at IWM, London.

To mark the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme, IWM London launches a new exhibition. We catch up with Laura Clouting, historian and curator of the exhibition.

Review of Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven in Aesthetica Magazine

Review of Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven in Aesthetica Magazine

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s first feature film is a Turkish-French tour de force, inspired by the emancipation of women. The opening scenes set the precedent for the promise of youth.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Special Showcase Screenings

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Special Showcase Screenings

This year’s Special Screenings programme presents an opportunity to view some of the best and brightest works produced by emerging filmmakers, whose work will be seen by vast audiences.

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