Celebrate Women Filmmakers at ASFF 2013

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival highlights the best in emerging and established short filmmaking. Running 7-10 November, the event offers audiences the opportunity to appreciate short film in the context of York, a beautiful and historic city.

British Success in Venice and Toronto Film Festivals

A ‘British invasion’ of the Lido and the TIFF Bell Lightbox has been widely reported with a record number of UK films in selection at this year’s Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.

ASFF 2013 Programme: Loot

Just one of the hilarious comedies promising to tickle any humour seeking festival going is South African filmmaker Greg Rom’s Loot.

Film Release: Watermark, Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction?

Interview with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker Cathy Heffernan

Documentary maker Cathy Heffernan’s presents a fresh perspective on the Northern Ireland Troubles in her short Crossing the Divide, a story of love and friendship from the deaf community.

London Film Festival

The London Film Festival features numerous film screenings, specialist masterclasses, Screentalks and a programme from Sonic Cinema who take a look at the link between film and music.

Alice Lowe at ASFF 2013

Actor/writer Alice Lowe has has appeared in some of the UK’s best loved TV comedies, and the popular British films Hot Fuzz and Kill List and most recently is co-writer and star of the acclaimed black comedy Sightseers.

UK Film Festival, 11 – 15 November, Aubin Cinema, London

This autumn, the annual UK Film Festival is back with its third instalment, taking place in trendy Shoreditch at the Aubin Cinema in London from 11 – 15 November.

Interview with Previous ASFF Best of Fest Winner, Rich Williamson

Aesthetica speaks to the director of The Sugar Bowl, Rich Williamson, (co-directed with Shasha Nakhai), about his enjoyment of ASFF in 2012 and his advice for future applicants.

Which Way Is The Frontline From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington was considered by many to be one of the most significant visual artist of recent times. An award-winning photo journalist and filmmaker, Hetherington spent years covering conflict across the world in locations such as Liberia, Afghanistan and Libya.

Hear about ASFF 2012

In the run up to ASFF this November, hear what our audiences thought of last year’s festival. A great little clip to tide you over until we kick off again on 7 November for ASFF 2013!

In Fear

Jeremy Lovering’s dark psychological thriller explores the human capacity for violence, our primal phobia of the dark, and the notion of truth versus fiction.

Day of the Flowers

Evocative, authentic rhythms and stunning Caribbean vistas combine in this lighthearted, fish-out-of-water comedy about family secrets and failing ideals.

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival, Ireland, 17 – 27 October

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s is Ireland’s largest international contemporary arts event, this year welcoming artists from 24 different countries to Belfast.

Five Weeks Until ASFF Opens

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 is just over a month away and will run from 7 – 10 November in 15 locations across the city of York.

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown directed by Felix Van Groeningen features outstanding performances from Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh.

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.