RECON Festival, Bradford and Leeds

RECON is a series of pioneering music, art and film events culminating 22 – 29 September across Leeds and Bradford.

Raindance Film Festival

Europe’s leading independent film festival, Raindance returns to Piccadily Circus, London, this September.

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival includes an ambitious lineup, bringing a programme of film premieres, installations and special guests to transform the seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed into one big cinema screen for this year’s action packed Festival!

Interview with BAFTA award-winning sound recordist, Chris Watson

Chris Watson is one of the UK’s pre-eminent sound recordists. He has worked all over the globe and won a BAFTA in 2012 for his soundtrack on David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet series.

Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema, MoMA, New York

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) honours Italian production designer Dante Ferretti (b. 1943) with an exhibition and film programme exploring his design practice, concept art, and original set pieces from the films that earned him three Academy Awards.

New Release: Blue Jasmine

New release Blue Jasmine, which is showing at UK cinemas from 27 September, sees a long awaited return to form from veteran director Woody Allen.

The Cambridge Film Festival

This September the Cambridge Film Festival returns for its 33rd edition and will be showcasing a diverse selection of global films from past and present as well as the best in up and coming film to create an imaginative programme.

ASFF 2013: Masterclasses Announced

This year’s ASFF Masterclass line-up is finally in place and with ticket sales due to open this weekend we reveal what will be in store for the 2013 festival.

Images of an Infinite Film, MoMA’s Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery

Images of an Infinite Film brings together works that, through structural or material intervention, emulate processes of human knowing or thought, function as scores for imagined films, or take form entirely in the mind of the viewer.

To Help Spur Social Change, The Year’s Most Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Made Available For All Of Indonesia

It has recently been announced that the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary film The Act Of Killing will be made available for free to the people of Indonesia in perpetuity.

New Film Release: Any Day Now

After sweeping the board at film festivals across the Atlantic, Any Day Now, hailed as 2012’s audience favourite, is set for a UK release in cinemas this week. Inspired by a true story, the film documents the day-to-day reality of the institutionalised discrimination faced by the gay community in the late 1970s.

Film Festivals to See in the Run Up to ASFF

As we draw closer to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in November, we’re whetting your appetite with a selection of the most exciting film festivals taking place internationally this autumn.

World Premiere of Harminder Judge’s Bilocation, Kedleston Hall

Harminder Judge’s film installation Bilocation was commissioned by contemporary art curators Meadow Arts, who invited him to make a new artwork for the National Trust property, Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.

DocHouse September Screenings, London

Building a wider audience for documentary in the cinema, DocHouse brings world-class international films with special guests and panel discussions to the big screen.

Filmed and Not Forgotten: A New Yorkshire Film Archive Project

As the Centenary commemorations in 2014 approach, ASFF collaborator Yorkshire Film Archive is delighted to have received an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an important new project, Filmed and Not Forgotten.

The Epic of Everest: World Premiere of New Restoration Film, 57th BFI London Film Festival, 9 – 20 Oct

The BFI National Archive’s gala screening at the 57th BFI London Film Festival is the world premiere of the newly restored official film record of the legendary 1924 Everest expedition, The Epic of Everest.

New Film Release: The Artist and the Model

The Artist and the Model, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba sees a UK release from 13 September. Set in 1943, this black-and-white film follows the life of an 80-year-old sculptor Marc Cros (played by Jean Rochefort) in a small mountain town teetering on the knife-edge between Franco’s Spain and occupied France.

The Montreal World Film Festival On Now

This weekend sees the start of The Montreal World Film Festival, now in its 37th year the festival is showcasing 432 films from around the world, screening contemporary, compelling stories to Montreal screens.

ASFF 2013: Explore the Venues

As we gear up to announce the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 Official Selection in September, we take a look at the festival’s 15 amazing venues. Taking over the enchanting city of York 7 – 10 November, ASFF presents a unique opportunity to experience outstanding independent film whilst exploring one of Britain’s oldest cities.

ICA London’s Cinema on the Steps: Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki Curate Tonight’s Event

As part of ICA’s Off-Site programme, Cinema on the Steps began a three-night run last night, bringing an exciting selection of contemporary Middle Eastern artists’ film to an outdoor cinema on The Mall.