New Film Release: Morrisey 25 Live

This week sees the release of Morrisey 25 Live, James Russell’s feature film that celebrates 25 years of the cult icon’s prolific solo career.

Architecture on Film: From Smith to Sottsass, London

The Architecture Foundation’s leading series of cinema, documentary and art enters its fifth year and this Autumn the foundation screens a showcase of 14 short films across two curated presentations.

Lees Rooney: High Voltage Acts of Kindness

Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, Lees Rooney is a collaborative partnership between poet/ writer Janet Lees and photographer/ videographer Rooney.

Savings, Daan den Houter’s Performance Video from the Aesthetica Art Prize

Fascinated by the influence of the subconscious mind, Daan den Houter explores the way we modify and perceive the world and art. In pursuing this aim, den Houter seeks to bring multiple contradictory subjects together in the same single work, which results in pieces that are in conflict with themselves.

Cleaning Up, a film by Simon and Thomas Guerrier

Simon and Thomas Guerrier’s award-winning thriller Cleaning Up staring Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson is now available to buy from bigfinish.com.

The Floating Cinema, London

The Floating Cinema returns to London with a new programme entitled Extra-Ordinary.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at V&A Friday Late (28 June)

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking. This Friday a special programme of films from the 2012 festival will be screened at the V&A, London, for the Friday Late event.

Review of Sixto Rodriguez at the Hammersmith Apollo, London

The 66th British Academy Film Awards ceremony on February 10, 2013 announced Searching for Sugar Man as the Best Documentary of the Year. It is a touching and highly-emotional documentary directed by Malik Bendjelloul about the search for the man famed for his song Sugar Man.

Interview with the director of Secret Cinema, Fabien Riggall

Taking cinema out of the safe confines of the movie theatre has long been a catalyst of excitement and wonder.

Review of Asymmetrical Cinema, London

Asymmetrical Cinema is a fitting title for the unsettling cacophony of noise and image currently on show at Beaconsfield. Curated by Dale Holmes and Kirsten Cooke under the moniker Material Conjectures, this is a highly visceral exhibition that probes the physical and psychological impact of mass media, film and television.

The Jockstrap Raiders, Short Film from ASFF

Set in Leeds during the First World War, The Jockstrap Raiders follows a group of misfits who have been left out of the conflict due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading Germany army, the unlikely heroes must learn to work as a team and conquer their shortcomings to save Britain and its allies from impending defeat.

Matt Greenhalgh: Supermarket Girl, Short Film from ASFF

BAFTA award winning screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh’s touching drama Supermarket Girl was a huge success at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012.

JP, Auclair Street Segment from All.I.Can, Short Film from ASFF

An unparalleled cinematic experience, All I Can is a stunning exploratory film that compares the trials of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change.

Reduction Study (Ping Pong), Short Film from ASFF

A research-based investigation, Reduction Study (Ping Pong) explores foreign accent perception in relation to social identity and cultural standardisation.

Hostage, Short Film from ASFF

Emotionally tense, Hostage is a gritty tale of a woman taken hostage by a man who does not speak English, and how they manage to connect beyond the limitations of language.

Athens Video Art Festival 2013

The Athens Video Art Festival returns for the 9th edition of the International Festival of Digital Arts & New Media. Running 7 until 9 June, exhibitions, screenings, workshops and performances will be hosted at the Historical Centre of Athens, opening a dialogue between public and private space.

Call for Submissions, IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria

The IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival is looking for submissions. Running 29 June until 6 July in Bulgaria, the final deadline for submissions is 15 May.

Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly

Following the popularity of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, the director’s previous film About Elly has just received its UK cinema release.