Explore York at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2013, as the 15 screening venues lead you on a journey of discovery around the most iconic and celebrated places in the city. This year’s instalment of the festival exhibits its site-specific approach to cinema.
“It’s not just the ‘what’, it’s the ‘where’ with this festival, which is as much a treasure hunt as a chance to see some new short films.”
One year ago the BFI launched its five year strategy for supporting UK film – Film Forever – and undertook a series of roadshows to discuss their plans for delivering it.
Accessible to all, this year ASFF is running a special family friendly programme, highlighting the best of the child-friendly films in the festival.
Over the summer Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead was well received at Tate Modern and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.
The latest instalment of ASFF celebrates and supports the Thriller genre, with a rich selection of suspense-filled films from across the world. In light of Halloween, we highlight a round-up of thrillers to see at ASFF.
Now an established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.
There are just nine days left until ASFF 2013 opens across the city of York. Featuring eight genres and 300 short films, the festival is a celebration of outstanding filmmaking and innovative directing.
Art Cinema at The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art returns for a one-off special, showing another diverse selection of classic and contemporary artists’ films and videos.
Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s leading festival focusing on the documentary genre and programmer for the event, Hussain Currimbhoy, knows what to look out for in cutting edge factual film.
Referred to by The Guardian as “richly allusive and moving”, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary tale about two teenage boys who get caught up in the world of copper theft.
The countdown has begun for the Opening Night of ASFF, which is in less than two weeks time on 7 November.
Audiences attending 2013’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival can expect to see a rich selection of music videos, with films to tracks including Call Me in the Afternoon by Half Moon Run, Animal by The Gorgeous Colours and Lilies by Bat for Lashes.
This year at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, running from 7 to 10 November in York, audiences will have the opportunity to engage not only with mainstream cinema, but also experience a programme of thought-provoking artists’ film.
Jonas Mekas is a central figure in post-war avant-garde cinema. The Lithuanian-American artist is celebrated in a retrospective at BOZAR, Lithuania, this October.
For ASFF 2013 BAFTA nominated Supervising Sound Editor Joakim Sundström will discuss the principles of sound editing and design, drawing upon his extensive experience working on Oscar and BAFTA winning films.
Tomorrow evening at the Barbican, award-winnning artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat and Isaac Julien select short clips from each others’ work and question one another about methods and preoccupations.
TANDEM is an Oscar winning animation studio specialising in commercials and shorts. For ASFF 2013, producer Emma Burch will discuss the studio’s filmmaking process with Oscar and BAFTA winning director Daniel Greaves.
This year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) includes 300 films from over 30 countries in its Official Selection.