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Award-winning Producer Adam Gee: Creating Short Film with Impact

Award-winning Producer Adam Gee: Creating Short Film with Impact

Award-winning producer and commissioner Adam Gee specialises in short form and digital interactivity. At ASFF, Gee will deliver a talk to advise on how to get your short to stand out.

ASFF 2016 Trailer: Highlights from the Official Selection

ASFF 2016 Trailer: Highlights from the Official Selection

The Trailer for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 is now available to watch, featuring clips from films in the Official Selection. This year’s line-up includes 400 films from 40 countries.

Kristian Smith: BBC Commissioning for Comedy, Panel Discussion at ASFF 2016

Kristian Smith: BBC Commissioning for Comedy, Panel Discussion at ASFF 2016

Kristian Smith, Commissioning Editor at the BBC, will chair a captivating panel discussion at ASFF 2016 exploring all areas of commissioning from developing an idea to getting noticed on the pitch.

Alice Lowe: Bringing a Script and Characters to Life in Film

Alice Lowe: Bringing a Script and Characters to Life in Film

In the newly refurbished York Theatre Royal, ASFF welcomes actor, writer and director Alice Lowe, known for her roles in dark comedies including Hot Fuzz. Lowe will speak about bringing a script to life.

Film Review: Catherine Corsini’s Summertime, Curzon Artificial Eye

Film Review: Catherine Corsini’s Summertime, Curzon Artificial Eye

Set in the summer of 1971, Catherine Corsini’s stirring drama offers an insight into the minds, spirits and hearts that powered one of France’s prime feminist eras.

Q&A with Producer Stephan Whelan, Fashion Film: Connecting Brands and Consumers

Q&A with Producer Stephan Whelan, Fashion Film: Connecting Brands and Consumers

Having worked with brands such as Ted Baker, Issey Miyake and Diesel, Producer Stephen Whelan joins ASFF to examine the ever-shifting boundaries of fashion film and digital brand communication.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 Programme Announced

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 Programme Announced

Featuring over 400 short films, numerous talks, masterclasses and networking opportunities, ASFF 2016 is a must attend event for all filmmakers and film fans. The Programme is out now.

UK International Jewish Film Festival 2016

UK International Jewish Film Festival 2016

The UK International Jewish Film Festival returns for its 20th edition, bigger and better than ever. Opening at the BFI Southbank on 5 November, the festival premieres over 80 international features.

Pedro Almodóvar Retrospective, MoMA, New York.

Pedro Almodóvar Retrospective, MoMA, New York.

Internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar returns to MoMA, where his career originated over 30 years ago. The Oscar-winning director will be honoured with an exhibition.

Film Review: Knight of Cups, StudioCanal

Film Review: Knight of Cups, StudioCanal

Knight of Cups is a confirmation of Terrence Malick’s trajectory towards abstract poetry. This work, as well as his previous visual poem To the Wonder, is concise compared to his lengthier films.

SAFAR Film Festival: Q+A with Nadia El-Sebai, Arab British Centre

SAFAR Film Festival: Q+A with Nadia El-Sebai, Arab British Centre

Nadia El-Sebai from the Arab British Centre reflected with Aesthetica on the importance of involving filmmakers in the festival, how SAFAR has influenced her own view of cinema.

SAFAR Film Festival 2016

SAFAR Film Festival 2016

SAFAR is the only festival in the UK solely focused on programming Arabian Cinema. We interview writer and independent film and visual arts curator Rasha Salti for the festival’s third edition.

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