The Museum of Modern Art: February Film Schedule

We take a look at the list of compelling and dynamic film exhibitions and events lined up for February at MoMA. Roadshow: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

30 Years of Sundance

2014 marks three decades of Robert Redford’s brainchild, the Sundance Festival and is definitely a high point in the cinematic calendar, in what has now become one of the most successful film festivals in the world.

London Short Film Festival, 10 – 19 January 2014

We see the return of the London Short Film Festival this month, now in its 11th year, with a record 32 programmes of short films in categories that include music video, experimental, thriller and documentary.

ASFF’s Top Five Film Releases of 2013

2013 was an outstanding year for film. In the year that the Aesthetica Short Film Festival returned for its third and biggest instalment yet, audiences were also treated to a wealth of exceptional new releases at the cinema.

BAFTA Events – January and February Highlights

BAFTA has a year-round programme of events that offers audiences access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through screenings and interviews, masterclasses and panel discussions.

The Quay Brothers, EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, 15 December 2013 – 9 March 2014

The Quay Brothers are influential stop-motion animators, internationally renowned for their inventive, other-worldly films that merge objects, puppets and people from real life with gloomy fantasies and haunted visions.

Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film

Celebrating one of the UK’s biggest cultural exports, Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film showcases the allure of gothic film. Opening on 3 January, Gothic combines screenings, talks and DVD releases of one of the most popular and chilling genres.

Everyman Cinema Hosts Enchanted Pictures at Royal Academy

Everyman Cinema has teamed up with the Royal Academy to present a special cinematic treat this Christmas. Enchanted Pictures is an Everyman experience fit for the season, showcasing a whole feast of Christmas films up until 29 December.

Jamie Shovlin: Hiker Meat, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Exploitation movies were low-budget feature films, usually considered to be of low moral or artistic merit. Regardless, conceptual artist Jamie Shovlin has now produced an entirely new film of this genre for Cornerhouse, Manchester.

ASFF’s Favourite Festive Films

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than with a seasonal film marathon! We’ve put together a list of our favourite Christmas classics to keep you warm until the day itself. Enjoy with a mince pie or two, liberal serving of coco and a roaring fire.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker Cullum Carver-Jones

One of the highlights of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival this year was the ingenious black comedy Evil Urges, directed and produced by partners Cullum Carver-Jones and Natasha Rosewell of production company Chaos.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 Opens for Entries!

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 is open for entries, inviting submissions from filmmakers who are driving the genre of film with innovative and inspirational works.

Aesthetica Gift Guide

There is still plenty of time to get some last minute shopping in and we’ve got lots of ideas to help you out. Whoever you’re buying for we’ve got a multitude of suggestions that are bound to enhance the following year and offer new cultural opportunities.

Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future, Dubai International Film Festival

Six short films written and directed by young and talented Iraqi directors are featuring in the Dubai International Film Festival special section, Iraq Legacy: Children of Future.

ASFF Christmas Gift Guide

Tired of buying socks for Christmas? Here are some gift ideas from ASFF that will be sure to be a hit this Christmas, and continue to boost this coming year. From delicious gourmet snacks to surround sound for the home, we’ve got all the family covered.

Sundance Film Festival Lineup, 16 – 26 January 2014

Sundance Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with a dynamic lineup of films, introducing global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking productions as well as championing new independent films.

Get Free Films When You Subscribe to Aesthetica Magazine

With the days getting colder and the nights drawing in, what better way to stay warm this winter than curling up with a selection of films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013? 2013’s ASFF was sensational with over 300 outstanding films being screened throughout the weekend of 7-10 November.

Win Three Colours Trilogy on Blu Ray

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy on Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, representing the three colours of the French flag, is now available for the first time on Blu Ray. The polish director released the three films during the 1990s and along with The Decalogue and The Double Life of Véronique, are the works for which he is best known.

World Premiere of Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girl at Dubai International Film Festival

In recent years a pioneering generation of international filmmakers has arisen that seeks to create new film projects able to become successful cinema hits apart from the traditional formula combining big budgets and popular film stars.

Review of Artists’ Film International, Istanbul

An intriguing showcase of video art and short film finds its way to Istanbul this winter under the annual programme of Artists’ Film International: a curated collection of moving images from global artists.