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.

Meet the Filmmakers at ASFF 2013

Tony Earnshaw, film critic for the Yorkshire Post and BBC Radio Leeds led the discussion and the evening was a sparkling display of talent, with filmmakers from all corners of the globe talking about their films and the process of creating a short.

ASFF Masterclass Success

Yesterday’s masterclasses at York St John University and York Theatre Royal were a resounding success. Five hundred people showed up to pack out the theatre for Barry Ryan’s discussion about Warp Films, creators of pioneering British cinemas including Four Lions, This is England and Dead Man’s Shoe.

Bradford Animation Festival

Once the Aesthetica Short Film Festival is over there will still be plenty of film to enjoy in Yorkshire. From 12-16 November the Bradford Animation Festival runs at the National Media Museum.

ASFF Opening Night Starts the Festival with a Bang!

The third Aesthetica Short Film Festival opened with a bang last night as guests flocked to City Screen to enjoy wine, canapés and a selection of short films.

4th London Iranian Film Festival

There’s still time to get along to London’s Iranian Film Festival. Running until 9 November, the event aims to raise awareness of Iranian film in the UK and it is the only festival to focus solely on this type of film.

ASFF Opens Today!

Today marks the start of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013, which is taking place in 15 iconic venues across the city of York this weekend.

New Live Music and Film Experiences: Barbican, London

This November and December the Barbican presents a series of concerts which will explore the innovative ways in which film and music can interact, featuring the celebrated film music of Nino Rota and cinematic projects from Yo La Tengo. Amarcord Nino Rota

Interview with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker: Sofia Bohdanowicz

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival opens tomorrow evening with the Opening Night Party at City Screen, York which kicks off a weekend of outstanding independent short film. Filmmakers from across the world are currently making their way to the city to present their work and take part in a variety of exciting filmmaker events.