American Dreams

Eugene Jarecki is a two-time winner of both the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Peabody Award. He returns with The King, a documentary about America viewed through the prism of Elvis Presley.

New Technologies: Is VR The Future? 

Ahead of a masterclass at ASFF 2018, immersive tech agency Somewhere Else discuss a selection of exciting projects and the impact of new media on the cinematic landscape.

Official Selection: Comedy at ASFF

FERN is a six-minute short film commissioned by Channel 4. Written and directed by Johnny Kelly, it follows the story of a woman who loses her husband, but finds a potted plant.

Industry Sessions: Essential Crafts

The scope for editing is becoming bigger and bolder every year. This year, ASFF welcomes the likes of Mick Audsley and The Association of Camera Operators to discuss the craft.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that examine notions of childhood, justice, hypocrisy, creation and memory. These films are as varied in their styles as they are in their themes.

Celebrating Youth

Iain Morris, co-creator of The Inbetweeners, returns with feature film comedy The Festival, a film about a post-grad enduring a contemporary rite-of-passage: the music festival.

An Intimate Documentary

Filmmaker, critic and curator Mark Cousins returns with this highly personal and fascinating portrait of the great filmmaker Orson Welles, offering the chance to re-assess his work.

Official Selection: Artists’ Film at ASFF

Ralph Briscoe & Jay Stephen’s My Turtle Dove is a patriotic film celebrating diversity and tolerance in modern day Britain, screening in the Artists’ Film strand of ASFF 2018.

Official Selection: Animation at ASFF

Two Balloons is a stop-motion animated short film written and directed by Mark C. Smith. Two travellers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects films that transport and delight in equal measure. The five chosen works explore issues of faith, family, politics and class, taking us across four continents.

Establishing Dialogues

Wim Wenders is the acclaimed German filmmaker whose work includes the Oscar-winning Buena Vista Social Club. His latest film Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is a life-affirming interview.

A Creative Platform

The genre of Artists’ Film is rapidly evolving. Tapping into this, Jerwood Solo Presentations offers a platform for emerging filmmakers.

Alice Lowe: Writer, Director, Actor

Ahead of a masterclass at ASFF 2018, Alice Lowe discusses her multidisciplinary career and upcoming projects, whilst offering essential career advice for emerging filmmakers.

Official Selection: Advertising at ASFF

Start the Buzz is the latest film commissioned by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian Fashion Council) to celebrate Milano Fashion Week A/W 2018/19. Part of the Advertising reels at ASFF.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that take the theme of family to heart. Coming from both Europe and America, these largely fictional tales examine unbreakable bonds between family members.

August Previews: Netflix and Amazon

This month’s previews include the return of the renowned Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul and Ozark, the much-acclaimed drama featuring Jason Bateman.

Visual Revelations

How do you re-tell a real-life horror story without forging just another exploitation movie? That’s the question that co-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza ask themselves,

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films from around the world that deliver a feast for the senses, from a Jehovah’s Witness community in Oldham to rural Dominican Republic to the mountains of Kashmir.

Starring Roles

London’s BFI Southbank programmes a season around the irrepressible Joan Crawford, who takes centre stage in a two-month long showcase of her finest work, including The Grand Hotel and more.

Performance Artistry

Tom Cruise returns for a sixth outing as IMF spy Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible Fallout. Whilst all stand-alone stories, the films have also grown in the integral characters revolving around Hunt.