Explore York. Experience Film.

An established and dynamic contributor to the international film festival circuit, the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking. The ASFF 2014 programme is now underway with further announcements of films, masterclasses and speakers to come.

Spanning all genres including advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller, the festival showcases its films across 15 celebrated locations in the city of York. Moving between medieval halls, gastro-bars, galleries, museums and cinemas, the festival invites visitors to create their own tailored viewing experience.

ASFF is unique in presenting Fashion and Advertising strands within its programme, showcasing new creative talent from these major and fast-growing industries. Working with London College of Fashion, ASFF establishes a place for serious discussion about fashion film; its identity, responsibility to society and impact on visual culture. We also welcome Ridley Scott Associates and fashion house Jigsaw who will reveal the art of advertising and how filmmakers collaborate with brands.

Alongside screenings, ASFF also presents a dynamic series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Association of Camera Operators, Raindance, Double Negative, Beggars Group and many more. There are also guest programmes, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend, as well as screenings from our guest countries: Japan, Iraq and Lebanon.

New for 2014: Meet The Film Festivals Event – an opportunity for filmmakers and festival programmers to network with each other and share good practice. Festivals confirmed include Raindance, London Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen Leeds International Film Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Bradford International Film Festival, Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival from Japan and more. Booking details can be found at www.asff.co.uk/tickets.

Also, we are offering discounts for educational group bookings. For more information, please email Lorna Clayton-Rawle.

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