ASFF: Music Video Highlights

ASFF 2013 welcomed thousands of visitors across the four day festival in York, UK, drawn to the city-wide cinema event because of its dynamic programming and flare for innovation. Screening 300 films from 36 countries, ASFF champions rising talent in filmmaking from across the world in a variety of genres.

One strand of the festival showcased music videos, including Lilies, the music video for Bat for Lashes and Call Me In The Afternoon for Canadian trio Half Moon Run. ASFF 2014 is now accepting film submissions in the categories of Music Video; Drama; Documentary; Experimental; Comedy; Animation; Artists’ Film; Advertising; Fashion and Thriller. We list a selection of outstanding music videos presented at ASFF 2013 in anticipation of this year’s edition.

Bat For Lashes: Lilies
Peter Sluszka (Hornet Inc)
USA, 2013
Music video for Bat For Lashes: a mysterious landscape teeming with spectral visions is conjured by life-sized puppets, two dimensional spirits, miniature scenery and morphing polygons.

Half Moon Run: Call Me In The Afternoon
Czlowiek Kamera
Poland, 2012
Surreal, split screen music video for Canadian trio Half Moon Run. Deep in the woods, just out of sight, curious things happen and not everything is as it seems.

The Gorgeous Colours: Animals
Bruno Palma
Ireland, 2013
Animation to the track Animal by the Gorgeous Colours. The protagonist of this short film is haunted by the shadows of his own personality.

ASFF 2014 is open for entries. To submit and for more information visit Entries close 31 May 2014.

1. Bat For Lashes: Lilies, Peter Sluszka (Hornet Inc). USA, 2013.