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.

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.