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Promoting Independent Cinema

Promoting Independent Cinema

ASFF’S tailored talks reflect the intention to champion talent and enhance interest in independent cinema. Paced across two days, these unique events were open to anyone and everyone interested in the changing landscape of film.

ASFF 2016 Best Thriller: Cork Man

ASFF 2016 Best Thriller: Cork Man

ASFF speaks to 2016’s Best Thriller Winner Dawn Han. Her film Cork Man follows the compelling story of a man with a hole in his head who tries to hide his deformity from the world.

Masculine Absurdism

Masculine Absurdism

Following the success of Attenberg, director Athina Rachel Tsangari teams up with Efthymis Filippou (Dogtooth, The Lobster) to co-write her third feature film, Chevalier.

Dejan Mrkic: Silence

Dejan Mrkic: Silence

Dejan Mrkic’s Silence features a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing – and her livelihood – starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence.

Challenging Perspectives

Challenging Perspectives

Saturday at ASFF2016 brought forward a wide range of masterclasses that provided innovative discussion and a platform for ideas for our wide range of audiences.

Cultural Parallels

Cultural Parallels

Brady Corbet’s unnerving debut, Childhood of a Leader, is a delectable view into the young minds that introduce drastic social and political change.

Challenging the Concept of Fashion and Aesthetics

Challenging the Concept of Fashion and Aesthetics

The fashion film strand at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival grows each year with a stunning array of works that question the very concept of fashion and aesthetics in today’s world.

The Elements of Editing and Music

The Elements of Editing and Music

The editing and music sectors of film is a fundamental part of a cinematic project; two seminars at ASFF 2016 shed light on both elements of the industry.

Responsible Documentary

Responsible Documentary

Why did Florida talk show hostess Christine Chubbock shoot herself live on TV ? That’s the focus of Robert Greene’s film-within-a-film docu­mentary.

Acting and Performing

Acting and Performing

At ASFF 2016 a range of industry experts discussed methods for injecting life into characters and narratives, alongside the importance of selective casting and collaboration with actors.

Bruno Decc: Experimental Cinema

Bruno Decc: Experimental Cinema

Bruno Decc screened his film Carpe Aeternitatem at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in 2015 and returned in 2016 with his new work Two Signs’ Den: Epilogue, winning the Best Experimental Award.

London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival

Now in its 14th year, the London Short Film Festival (LSFF) returns from 6-15 January, screening 500 international and UK short films over the course of ten days.

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