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Review of Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution

From its opening images Evolution taps into the art house sensibility, the tranquil aesthetics of the cameras submerged point of view shot of the sun above the ocean.

Review of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster

The Lobster retains the deadpan absurdity and eccentricities which have become a hallmark of Yorgos Lanthimos’ work; it is the director’s most accessible film to date.

Raul Ruiz, La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Raul Ruiz, La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Known for an enigmatic cinematic style in which surrealism, irony and paradox loom large, the prolific Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz is the subject of a retrospective in Paris.

Programme Announced for the Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2016

Programme Announced for the Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2016

The Berlin fashion Film Festival (BFFF) has released the full schedule for its fifth edition running from 2-3 June at Alte Teppichfabrik. Compared to last year, the event has doubled in size, now offering talks, panel discussions, case studies and masterclasses.

Future Now Symposium: Join the UK’s Leading Art Organisations for Lectures, Portfolio Reivews and More

Future Now Symposium: Join the UK’s Leading Art Organisations for Lectures, Portfolio Reivews and More

Tackling themes in today’s artistic climate through lectures, portfolio reviews and panel discussions, Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium focuses on the arts ecosystem within a broader social context.

Flatpack Film Festival Opens in Venues Across Birmingham in April

Flatpack Film Festival Opens in Venues Across Birmingham in April

Since its origins as a short film night in a Digbeth pub, Flatpack’s anniversary year demonstrates how far the festival has come, with 137 events over a week of screenings, performances, installations and happenings.

Slithering Screens: 10 Years of New Frontier at Sundance Institute, MoMA

Slithering Screens: 10 Years of New Frontier at Sundance Institute, MoMA

Slithering Screens runs from 25 – 29 April, at MoMA, New York. The event will project a selection of original cinematic works presented at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier over the past decade.

Film Screenings & Industry Engagement at Future Now: the Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium

Film Screenings & Industry Engagement at Future Now: the Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is a brand new event taking place on 26 – 27 May, presenting an opportunity for artists to connect with industry professionals in a discussion about visual culture. Sessions include panels, portfolio reviews and film screenings.

Infinite: A New Film From Independent Company, Lowkey Films

Infinite: A New Film From Independent Company, Lowkey Films

Lowkey Films began making films just two years ago when three close friends, Jamie Gamache, Connor O’Hara & Alex Lincoln came together to film shorts in their back gardens. Their most recent project, Infinite, has seen them working with a crew of over 70 people, including threetime Oscar Winner Peter Young , Emmy award winning Game of Thrones Concept Designer and one of the largest camera companies in the world, ARRI.

Q&A with ASFF 2015 Filmmaker Rhiannon Evans, Director of Animation, Fulfilament

Q&A with ASFF 2015 Filmmaker Rhiannon Evans, Director of Animation, Fulfilament

Filmmaker Rhiannon Evans screened Fulfilament at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015. The film is an innovative stop motion animation featuring the use of illuminated puppets. We speak to Evans about the inspiration behind the piece and the process of working with stop motion animation.

Submit your Work to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Now Open for Entries

Submit your Work to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Now Open for Entries

Entries are open for the 6th edition of the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival, one of the UK’s leading short film festivals and most exciting cinematic events. Films 30 minutes’ long and under are accepted within all genres: advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller.

ASFF 2015 Film Screenings, The Other Art Fair Victoria House 2016

ASFF 2015 Film Screenings, The Other Art Fair Victoria House 2016

The Other Art Fair’s 11th edition is taking place 7-10 April at Victoria House, London, and features a screening of films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015.

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