Birds Eye View Preview: Wadjda

In advance of the Birds Eye View film festival, the BFI preview Wadjda, which tells the remarkable story of a young girl growing up in modern-day Saudi Arabia, and her quest to buy her own bicycle.

The Art of Pop Video, FACT Liverpool

A pop song isn’t quite complete without a short video that can be pasted all over fan’s facebook walls and will pick up thousands of “likes” on YouTube. In celebration of these miniature works of art, FACT, Liverpool are launching their newest exhibition: The Art of Pop Video.

Interview with Moving Image Artist, Sam Curtis

Aesthetica speaks to Sam Curtis, who will be presenting work at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York 7 – 10 March. Curtis is exhibiting two films Did anyone ever tell you that you’re beautiful when you’re following orders? and In Control.

Aesthetica Art Prize Interview: Sara Brannan

An international celebration of innovation and brilliance, the Aesthetica Art Prize is an opportunity for emerging artists across the globe to showcase their work to a wider audience.

Shell: The Impact of Isolation

In Scott Graham’s debut feature, a father and daughter coexist in isolation and a relationship marked by complexity. There’s a common consensus that one’s place of upbringing is integral to character formation.

The Road: A Story of Life and Death

The latest documentary from Marc Isaacs explores universal themes of loss, belonging and the search for home through careful observation of one neighbourhood in North London.

ASFF 2012: A Round Up – The City as a Cinema

Our short film festival is a celebration and a launchpad for emerging filmmakers; find out what happened at this year’s event, who the winners were and watch some of our films.

Breaking New Ground: 10 Years of Warp Films

A look back at one of Britain’s most successful production companies, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Mark Herbert tells us more about what it takes to move ahead in the industry.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012 Review

Following the Closing Night and Awards Ceremony, at which The Sugar Bowl took Best of Fest and Hollow scooped up the People’s Choice award, ASFF has met with great acclaim.

ASFF Interview: Shasha Nakhai & Rich Williamson

Taking 200 short films from over 25 different countries, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is set to launch tomorrow. Including shorts from the BAFTA and Warp Films archive, ASFF really is a celebration of emerging and established short filmmaking talent.

ASFF Filmmaker Interview: Anya Camilleri

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is opening in just three days. The City of York will be alight with 200 short films across 15 different venues.

ASFF Animation Preview: The Man With The Stolen Heart

The animation screenings will be one of the many highlights of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, beginning next week on 8 November.

ASFF Filmmaker Interview: Nicholas Paton

It is now exactly a week until the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) opens at City Screen in York. The following days will see 200 films screened at 15 different venues across York.

ASFF Top Ten Films by Female Filmmakers

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival opens in just over a week, and is a celebration of excellence in short film right across the board.

ASFF Preview: Drama Screening 13

There are still tickets available for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, and out of the 200 short films lined up to be screened across the City of York, Screening 13 is set to be on the more experimental side of Drama.

The ASFF Top Ten Highlights

It’s just 10 days to go until the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) opens. The City of York is gearing up to present a celebration of short film and the genius filmmakers behind them.

Interview with visionary filmmaker Ben Charles Edwards and his leading lady, Sadie Frost in his new film The Actress.

The Smalls, a renowned short film community which supports and advocates independent filmmaking, and visionary filmmaker, Ben Charles Edwards have teamed up to collaborate on a short film.

ASFF Interview: Leanne Welham, Nocturn

Featuring in part of the Drama stream at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival Leanne Welham’s film Nocturn is a piece about insomnia and suburbia.

ASFF Interview: David Fairhead, Long Journey Home

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is opening in just over one month, Aesthetica takes the time to interview the filmmakers screening films at ASFF this year. David Fairhead is the man behind The Long Journey Home.

Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly

Following the popularity of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, the director’s previous film About Elly has just received its UK cinema release.