Interview with ASFF 2013 Best Thriller Winner Karim Ouaret

One of the highlights of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 was Karim Ouaret’s complex short Lapsus, which took home the award for Best Thriller and proved extremely popular with audiences across the weekend.

Celebrating Short Film | ASFF 2013: A Round Up

Discover the highlights from this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival and watch a selection of the films we screened across the city. Film is one of the most immediate art forms; it inspires, challenges and defines moments.

The Patience Stone

Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone is built upon the ancient Persian myth that the syngué sabour is a confessional tool, an object on which you can lay all your secrets, your despairs and your rage.

Silent Shakespeare, St James Theatre, 1 December

Silent Shakespeare is a unique and rare opportunity to see seven silent films of Shakespeare plays, collected from around the world and produced between 1899 and 1911.

Bath Film Festival, 25 November – 8 December 2013

Four days in, the Bath Film Festival still has a lot to offer with screenings of 50 films, 18 previews and a rich and diverse programme of genre strands including Burfield Creative Sci Fi, Bath School of Art & Design, Family Films, Gothic and Documentaries.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Best Documentary Winner Mia Mullarkey

Mia Mullarkey took home the prize for Best Documentary at this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival for her inspirational modern day David and Goliath story Danger Overhead Powerlines.

Nordic Film Festival, London

Returning to London for the second year, the Nordic Film Festival brings the freshest new Nordic titles to the UK. Currently running across the city of London, the special screenings run until 4 December before moving on to Edinburgh Filmhouse (6-11 December) and Glasgow Film Theatre (8 December – 2 January), with further venues to be announced.

20th ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival, 7 – 23 March 2014

With a 20-year record of audience and critical acclaim, ¡Viva! is one of Cornerhouse’s most popular events and is the UK’s largest Spanish and Latin American film festival.

Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, starring Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe, co-writer and star of Ben Wheatley’s acclaimed black comedy Sightseers, joined us at ASFF 2013 to share her expertise on screenwriting. Working in British comedy for years, she has been part of some of the UK’s best loved comedies such as Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, The Mighty Boosh and Black Books.

ASFF Guest Programme at Underwire Festival, London

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is proud to present a selection of diverse and innovative short films at Underwire Festival this Saturday afternoon in London. A unique opportunity to catch six outstanding films that picked up awards at ASFF 2013, the programme showcases the best in emerging cinematic talent from across the world.

Art Meets Music: Warp x Tate, Tate Britain

Late at Tate Britain is a special programme of events for young and diverse audiences held at Tate Britain on a bi-monthly basis. The evening covers a variety of activities and regularly features music, film, fashion and live performance.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Best of Fest and Best Drama Winner Manjinder Virk

Manjinder Virk’s Out of Darkness picked up the prize for Best Drama and Best of Fest at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) Award Ceremony on Sunday 10 November. A raw and emotive depiction of the impact of death told through an outstanding cast, the drama touched audiences across the festival weekend.

Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen, GRAD, 17 January – 29 March 2014

As the UK/Russia Year of Culture begins, GRAD collaborates with Antikbar to present Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen.

Screen Yorkshire Launches Triangle 2014

Screen Yorkshire champions and supports new and emerging talent in the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber. Its unique and successful national talent development scheme Triangle 2014 is open to applications.

27th Leeds International Film Festival

There’s still time to get along to the 27th Leeds International Film festival. Opening on 6 November with Gravity at Everyman Cinema, the event was a huge success and completely sold out.

Resounding Success: BAFTA, Warp and Film 4 at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013

ASFF is one of the most exciting site-specific film festivals in the UK. While introducing festival-goers to memorable short film, its use of 15 distinct venues across York provides an opportunity to explore the historic and the contemporary as the festival’s backdrop.

Congratulations to ASFF 2013 Winners

The 3rd instalment of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) presented a rich selection of outstanding films, showcasing 300 shorts from 36 countries spanning all genres from Drama and Documentary, Music Video and Animation, to Experimental, Artist Film and more. A judging panel selected the winning films for Category Awards and Best of Fest.

Underwire Festival, London

Underwire Festival is set to open in a matter of days on 19 November at the Yard Theatre, London. The event celebrates female short filmmakers and brings together the best emerging talent in the film industry.

Artists’ Film Club, ICA London

The ICA’s Artists’ Film Club has been running since 2008 and features work by artists in the medium of film. The new season includes up and coming artists as well as more established names in artists film.

Overview of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013

Last night saw the closing ceremony of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. It was a fantastic affair, with guests joining us from all across the world.