ASFF 2012 built upon the success of the inaugural event with even more exceptional films, venues and speakers. Continuing its drive to champion the art of short filmmaking, the 2012 festival screened 200 films from 25 countries across 15 different locations, all within the scenic Bar Walls of York. Here we present an overview of the event, including audience feedback, category winners and selected press coverage.

Highlights From ASFF 2012

Masterclasses were held by key industry figures such as Danny Cohen (BAFTA nominated cinematographer of The King’s Speech, The Boat That Rocked and Glorious 39), Barry Ryan the head of Warp films (Dead Man’s Shoes, Four Lions, This is England and Submarine) and Matt Greenhalgh (BAFTA winning screenwriter of Control and Nowhere Boy). Alongside screenings, there were panel discussions; special events and parties such as Meet the Filmmakers, which provided an opportunity for filmmakers to network with each other and audiences alike.

In only its second year, ASFF firmly established itself as one of the most promising new film festivals on the circuit, bringing thousands to the city as well as creating new audiences within its locality. Through its innovative fusion of remarkable venues and diverse film programme, ASFF has created an event that is truly unique and is pushing the boundaries of the short film landscape both in the UK and abroad. A selection of 2012 highlights and audience feedback can be found below.

ASFF 2012 Press Coverage

Inside ASFF 2012

ASFF 2012 Trailer

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