ASFF 2017 Masterclasses

Our Masterclasses bring together industry leaders from across the film sector. Hear directly from representatives of Industrial Light & Magic, the Association of Camera Operators, BBC, Seed Animation and many more. Topics range from directing, funding and producing to editing, cinematography and visual effects. Gain top advice directly from those shaping the film world today, expand your professional network and explore talent development opportunities.


Screenwriting

BBC Writersroom Presents: An Insight into Screenwriting

BBC Writersroom Presents: An Insight into Screenwriting

Thursday 9 November, 11:15 - 12:15
Yorkshire Museum

Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom, provides an informative view into the world of screenwriting. With a wealth of experience in a department that welcomes a myriad of genres that range from drama to children’s television, Edyvean offers audiences advice about developing sources of initial inspiration into compelling dialogues.

Directing and Cinematography

Compulsory: Establishing Yourself as a Director

Compulsory: Establishing Yourself as a Director

Thursday 9 November, 15:30 - 16:30
York Theatre Royal

Compulsory is a London based production company who house a roster of international directors for the UK. These directors have produced a wide variety of work ranging from music videos, branded content, short and long form narrative. The team will reflect on the process of how they sign and represent up-and-coming directors.

Sound

Examining Techniques in Post Production Sound

Examining Techniques in Post Production Sound

Thursday 9 November, 14:00 - 15:00
York Theatre Royal

Howard Bargroff, is a BAFTA-winning and Primetime Emmy-nominated re-recording mixer from Sonorouspost. His credits include The Night Manager, Broadchurch, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, Luther and Sherlock. Bargroff will discuss the important and synergistic role that sound plays in storytelling and will look at how it interacts with the visuals on screen.

Animation and Visual Effects

The Creativity Behind Animation: The Importance of Self-Initiated Work

The Creativity Behind Animation: The Importance of Self-Initiated Work

Friday 10 November, 13:00 - 14:00
Quad South Hall, York St John University

Seed Animation Studio has created content for international clients including MTV, Nickelodeon and Coca-Cola . Founder Neil Kidney will draw upon his unique, industry-led experience and discuss the importance of including your own imagination in projects.

 

Editing and Camera Operation

Exploring Editing: How Has Digital Technology Democratised Production

Exploring Editing: How Has Digital Technology Democratised Production

Friday 10 November, 10:00 - 11:00
Temple Hall, York St John University

Jaime Estrada-Torres, Head of Editing at London Film School, will share his experience of working with notable filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick and Werner Herzog Estrada-Torres will reflect upon working with both analogue and digital, looking at how the evolution of technology has opened editing up to all practitioners with little need for investment.

The Craft of the Camera Operator

The Craft of the Camera Operator

Friday 10 November, 16:00 - 17:00
Temple Hall, York St John University

The Association of Camera Operators are back for another year to host this popular masterclass. Members of the Association have worked on some of the biggest films of all time including, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Skyfall. The session will detail life behind the lens and processes behind the scenes that contribute to the overall feature.

New Technology

Emerging Technologies: The Digital Future

Emerging Technologies: The Digital Future

Friday 10 November, 11:30 - 12:30
Quad South Hall, York St John University

This session is hosted by Peter Collis, Head of 360/3D Film Production at INITION, an award-winning multidisciplinary production company. In a forward thinking masterclass, Collis will explore the emergence of VR filmmaking and examine factors in VR cinematography including stereoscopic capture, spatial audio and the editing process.

Gaming: Audience Involvement

Gaming: Audience Involvement

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The speaker (to be confirmed) will discuss how gaming and film have, over time, blended together to create a unique cinematic playground. They will also highlight the importance of audience involvement and how games must keep developing to attract the player in an increasingly digitalised and immersive cultural climate. You will learn how games are storyboarded to completion.

Fashion Film and Branded Content

A Fashion Film Retrospective: Milestones and Considerations in Lifestyle-driven Video Content

A Fashion Film Retrospective: Milestones and Considerations in Lifestyle-driven Video Content

Friday 10 November, 13:00 - 14:00
Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Fashion film consultant Niccolo Montanari will provide an overview over what is fashion film and how far it has come. Highlighting examples of outstanding lifestyle-driven video content, the talk aims to explore the wide range of content under the fashion film umbrella.

Intersections: The Different Aspects of Fashion Film

Intersections: The Different Aspects of Fashion Film

Saturday 11 November, 14:30 - 15:30
Quad South Lecture Theatre, York St John University

This masterclass will focus on several points of view on the topic of fashion film. How is fashion film relevant from an advertising point of view? And what is its relationship with photography? Niccolo Montanari brings together experts from several creative fields to uncover the many faces of fashion film in the contemporary landscape.

Production and Distribution

Distribution: How to Find an Audience for Your Film

Distribution: How to Find an Audience for Your Film

Friday 10 November, 15:30 - 16:30
Quad South Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Thunderbird Releasing have distributed films such as Paterson, Toni Erdmann, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Sweet Dreams. Kevin Chan, Acquisitions & International Sales Executive will explain how distribution works and what he looks for in a film. Moreover, he will explore how to develop your audience, gaining further exposure.

Women in Film & TV

Exploring Roles: Women Working in Film and Television

Exploring Roles: Women Working in Film and Television

Friday 9 November, 10:30 - 11:30
Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Nicola Lees, producer of the Women in Film and Television Mentoring Scheme, chairs a candid panel discussion with three previous WFTV Mentees who are working in craft and technical roles where women are usually underrepresented. The panel explores what women can do to overcome real and perceived career obstacles, in order to progress.

Professional Development Opportunities

Filmmakers Guide to Developing a Festival Strategy

Filmmakers Guide to Developing a Festival Strategy

Thursday 9 November, 10:00 - 11:00
York Theatre Royal

Festival Formula’s Katie McCullough has over 10 years of international festival submission experience. McCullough will explore the current film festival landscape, advising you on how to establish your profile on the competitive festival circuit. Moreover, she will offer effective strategies to maximise your film budget for festival submissions.

BFI NET.WORK: Talent Development and Funding Opportunities

BFI NET.WORK: Talent Development and Funding Opportunities

Friday 10 November, 10:00 - 11:00
Quad South Hall, York St John University

BFI NETWORK works with leading UK film agencies, supporting practitioners in their career development. Lou Phelps will offer insight into what funding and professional development opportunities are available, looking at how to build connections.

Practical Solutions to the Diversity Debate

Practical Solutions to the Diversity Debate

Friday 10 November, 11:00 - 12:00
Quad South Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Minnie Ayres from TriForce Creative Network looks at practical solutions to the ever-expanding debate on representation and the media, as well as issues such as gender, sexuality and the socio-economic climate. Crowe speaks about creating opportunities for everyone, regardless of background.

Music

Get on the Right Track: Licensing Music for Film

Get on the Right Track: Licensing Music for Film

Friday 10 November, 14:00 - 15:00
Quad South Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Ivan Chandler, Founder of Musicalities Limited has worked as a music supervisor, music copyright licensing consultant and advisor for a wide range of clients including Aardman Animations, XIX Entertainment, Discovery and IMG Media. Chandler will explore the use of music in films, and what to expect in with licensing.

Editing and Production Design

Production Design: Imagining the Scene

Production Design: Imagining the Scene

Saturday 11 November, 13:00 - 14:00
Quad South Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Jacqueline Abrahams, Production Designer for the Oscar-nominated The Lobster, considers the role of set design in film and television. Credits also include The Women in Black 2: Angel of Death and Wallander (BAFTA TV Award for Production Design). Abrahams will delve into production design, bringing sets to life.

Storytelling and Function: The Role of the Editor

Storytelling and Function: The Role of the Editor

Saturday 11 November, 15:30 - 17:00
Temple Hall, York St John University

With credits that include Black Mirror, the Oscar-winning Still Alice, The Two Faces of January, Wuthering Heights and Fish Tank, Nicolas Chaudeurge is an expert in the field of editing. Chaudeurge will give insight into his role as an editor and the difference in shorts and feature films, whilst also commenting on the relationship between himself and the director.

Commissioning and Film Festivals

Nowness: How to Get Your Short Commissioned

Nowness: How to Get Your Short Commissioned

Friday 10 November, 14:30 - 15:30
Quad South Hall, York St John University

Nowness is an online, global video channel that celebrates the art of the short, exploring themes of art, design, fashion, beauty, music, travel, fashion and food. Michael Lewis, commissioner at Nowness will explore their unique programming, discussing what they look for in inspiring shorts and how to release your films online.

Getting your Film into Festivals – Top Tips from Programmers

Getting your Film into Festivals – Top Tips from Programmers

Saturday 11 November, 10:30 - 11:30
Quad South Lecture Theatre, York St John University

This is your chance to find out what programmers look for when selecting films, and to ask questions about how the selection process works. The panel includes programmers from Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and London Short Film Festival.

Terms and conditions:

Times and Venues

Event details, including speakers, times and venues are subject to change.

Collecting Tickets

Upon purchasing your Festival Pass and / or Event Tickets, you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt is not your pass or ticket, and must be exchanged for a pass or ticket at the Festival Hub at Visit York.

The Festival Hub will be open from 12:00 on Tuesday 7 November 2017, then from 9:00 – 17:00 Thursday 8 – Sunday 12 November 2017. Tickets cannot be collected before this time.

Entry to Venues

Seating at screenings is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is not reserved at screenings, and a Festival Pass or ticket does not guarantee you a seat at your chosen screening.

Festival staff will be present at all venues, and will be able to advise you on venue capacity and available seats when you arrive.

Restricted Screenings

Please note that the majority of screenings will be certificate 12A with some certificate 15.

A special Family Friendly programme will be screened throughout the Festival. Family Friendly screening 1 is suitable for young children, while Family Friendly 2 & 3 are suitable for children aged 8+. Please see the festival programme for Family Friendly screening times.

Student Tickets

Please note that in order to purchase a Student Ticket, you must have a valid student card as proof of ID. The student card must be valid during the festival and must be shown in order to collect your Festival Pass. Festival Passes with a student discount cannot be issued without a valid student card.

Refund Policy

For information regarding refunds and deliveries, view our Refund and Delivery Policy.