Highlights from ASFF 2015
BAFTA Qualifying ASFF celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2015 with an even bigger programme of special screenings, industry events and networking opportunities. The line-up featured over 300 short films from the global film community, with the work representing excellence and exciting innovation in filmmaking. ASFF 2015 hosted guest screenings from China, Cuba and Brazil, as well as a special screening of Simon Armitage and Richard Heslop’s film The Raft of The Medusa. Special showcase screenings presnted a collection of some of the best films from the last five years of ASFF.
Winners from ASFF 2015
Pinch Me (for Ted Baker) (Best Fashion) Crowns & Owls (UK) White Lodge
How I Didn’t Become A Piano Player (Best Comedy) Tommaso Pitta (UK) National Film and Television School
Billy the Kid (York Youth Vote Winner) Sam Johnson (UK) Creative England / BFI
Drifters (Best Experimental) Anu Valia (USA)
Stutterer (Best Drama) Benjamin Cleary (UK) Bare Golly Films
A Confession, Petros Silvestros (UK) UKFF / Irresistible Films
Primitive (Best Dance) Tom Rowland (UK) Tom Rowland Productions
Somewhere Down The Line (Best Animation) Julien Regnard (Ireland) Cartoon Saloon
We Were Evergreen – Daughters (Best Music Video) Dominique Rocher (France) FatCat Films
The Experimenter (Best Advertising) Simon Emmerson; Andy Russell; Tim Spence; Phil Robson (UK) Lush Digital/The Mill+
Across Still Water (Best Documentary) Ruth Grimberg (UK) Independent
We still can’t believe we won Best Drama. Blown away! I’ll be spreading the word wide and far about what a well-run, fun, entertaining festival ASFF is!
It was a pleasure to visit York and see so much of your festival. I got to speak with a lot of delegates and film-makers and viewed many shorts, some of which I hope we can programme in DIFF in 2016.
We really enjoyed our stay in York and got to see some very high quality films. We would be delighted to come back next year and catch more of the programme. Congratulations on an incredible event.
The programmes and parties were great! I’ve rarely seen such a well-attended, popular festival. It was also a real honour to win the York Youth Award. We’ll be back in force next year, hopefully with a couple more films!
Thank you so much for including The Sand Storm, it was quite an honour to have my film appear with so many other fine works.
Congratulations on an amazing festival! ASFF was brilliant. I had such a good time, met some wonderful people and saw so much truly extraordinary work. I feel like I learned an extraordinary amount.