ASFF 2013 Recommended in the Guardian Guide

“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.”

In The Sands of Babylon wins at Abu Dhabi IFF

The award for Best Film from the Arab World was presented to In The Sands of Babylon by Iraqi helmer Mohamed Al-Daradji at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

BFI Film Forever: One Year On

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.

Family Friendly Selection at ASFF 2013

Accessible to all, this year ASFF is running a special family friendly programme, highlighting the best of the child-friendly films in the festival.

Mike Kelley: Mobile Homestead Film Trilogy

Over the summer Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead was well received at Tate Modern and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.

Thriller Round-Up: ASFF 2013 Programme

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.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker: Saera Jin

Audiences can catch the premiere of Saera Jin’s delightful romantic comedy Konnichiwa Brick Lane at the historic venue of St William’s College and also at Yorkshire Museum.

Win a Weekend Pass for ASFF 2013

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.

ASFF 2013 Programme: Streets in the Sky

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, mima, 1 December 2.00pm – 3.30pm

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.

ASFF Masterclass: Sheffield Doc/Fest

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.

New Release: The Selfish Giant

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.

ASFF 2013 Schedule of Events

The countdown has begun for the Opening Night of ASFF, which is in less than two weeks time on 7 November.

Showcasing Music Videos at ASFF 2013

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.

Maggie Ellis: Film London on Artist Moving Image

For ASFF 2013, Maggie Ellis, Head of Artists’ Moving Image at Film London will discuss the movement and development of artist film into features and the cross over from galleries into cinemas, highlighting the opportunities for filmmakers at Film London.

Live Cinema, Artists’ Film and the Crossover Between Mainstream & Experimental Cinema at ASFF

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.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker: Gerri Pavloff

With only two weeks until the opening night of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013, filmmakers from all corners of the world are making final arrangements to travel to York for a weekend of outstanding independent film and insightful industry events.

Jonas Mekas/ The Fluxus Wall, Bozar Expo

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.

Joakim Sundström on Sound Editing, BAFTA ASFF Masterclass

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.

Shirin Neshat Workshops with London Film School

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.