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Barbican Film Programme for September

Barbican Film Programme for September

Barbican promises to provide excellence in their film programme this September. From Japanese animation to live theatre screenings, the venue is an unmissable location for art-loving Londoners.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Accommodation Highlights

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Accommodation Highlights

As ASFF 2016 draws nearer, we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting and well-located venues York has on offer for attendees staying just one night or for the full four days.

BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 – Tickets Now on Sale

BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 – Tickets Now on Sale

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns to York this year for its sixth edition, running from 3 – 6 November. Screening passes and tickets are now on sale for the four-day event.

Sarah Turner’s Public House, as part of Upprojects’ Floating Cinema

Sarah Turner’s Public House, as part of Upprojects’ Floating Cinema

Grierson Award nominated film Public House by filmmaker Sarah Turner depends on intertwining voices – the result is a “shared imagination”, a cross-section of human experiences.

Encounters Film Festival and The British Film Institute: Widening the Lens 2016

Encounters Film Festival and The British Film Institute: Widening the Lens 2016

Encounters Film Festival returns to Bristol this September with a pledge to tackle the lack of diversity in filmmaking and to celebrate filmmakers from minority groups, in partnership with The British Film Institute.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Meet the Film Filmmakers 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Meet the Film Filmmakers 2016

The highly popular Meet the Filmmakers social returns to ASFF in 2016, offering attendees a chance to get to know the creatives at the heart of this year’s programme.

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London, this Summer

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London, this Summer

Somerset House pays homage to film pioneer and 20th century icon Stanley Kubrick in a new exhibition curated by Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist and musician James Lavelle.

New Events at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Little Café at McGee’s

New Events at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Little Café at McGee’s

The new Little Café at McGee’s has been added to the events programme for ASFF 2016. With visiting filmmakers every day, the daily Panel is an ideal way to kick off a day of screenings and festival events.

Performance/Audience/Mirror, Lisson Gallery, London

Performance/Audience/Mirror, Lisson Gallery, London

In 1977, Dan Graham welcomed a crowd of strangers to a room at De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam. Sitting these strangers in front of the mirror, he filmed Performer/Audience/Mirror.

Interview with Mandy Lee, ASFF Filmmaker

Mandy Lee and her team have been awarded the BAFTA New Talent Award for Best Drama 2016 for new film Hula. The piece follows a group of older women living in the Scottish Highlands.

Film Programme, FACT, Liverpool Biennale

Film Programme, FACT, Liverpool Biennale

Major international contemporary art festival, the Liverpool Biennale, returns to the North West. The 2016 edition teams up with FACT to host events within its Flashback and Software episodes.

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.

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