Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Diablo Rojo, Directed by Eoin McLaughlin

Showing at this year’s ASFF is Eoin McLaughlin’s documentary Diablo Rojo. This short film is a unique story featuring Jesus Christ, Ren and Stimpy, Hare Krishna, Pablo Escobar, Ghandi and Jessica Simpson, all on the same bus. It is a film about the work of Andres Salazar, and offers an insight into the artist’s practice.

The films featured in ASFF 2014 span a diverse range of genres from comedy to music video, fashion to documentary, and animation to artists’ film. The four-day event is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, this year’s festival will take place in 15 iconic venues across the historic city of York. Moving between medieval halls, galleries, museums and cinemas, ASFF invites audiences to create their own unique viewing experience.

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.

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1. Film courtesy of YouTube