Experience the festival in your own way with the following tickets and passes  from 6 – 9 November 2014.

Screening Passes

Friday Screening Pass

Friday Screening Pass
7 November 2014
£15 (concessions available)

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Saturday Screening Pass

Saturday Screening Pass
8 November 2014
£15 (concessions available)

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Sunday Screening Pass

Sunday Screening Pass
9 November 2014
£15 (concessions available)

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Weekend Screening Pass

Unlimited Screening Pass
6 – 9 November 2014
£30 (concessions available)

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Single Screening Pass

Single Screening Pass
Valid from 7 – 9 November
£5 (concessions available)

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Masterclasses

Lisa Gunnning

Lisa Gunning:
The Craft of Editing

Venue: Reel Cinema York
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Price: £8.50

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BAFTA-nominated editor Lisa Gunning has worked on commercials to collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Goldfrapp to features including Seven Psychopaths and Nowhere Boy. Technological tools of filmmaking are accessible, however, the craft of using them to shape a story remains vital. She reveals the trade editor’s secrets and the post-production process.

 

Beggars Group

Craig McNeil: The A-Z of
Producing Music Videos

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Price: £8.50

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Today’s music audiences are not only media-savvy but media-saturated, so how do you get your artist noticed? Craig McNeil, Director of Creative Projects at Beggars, one of the largest groups of independent record labels in the world, home to Adele, Daughter, British Sea Power and Queens Of The Stone Age, explains the secrets of a successful music video

 

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Anna Parker:
Programming Documentaries
Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Price: £8.50

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Now in its 21st year, Sheffield’s Doc/Fest is one of the world’s leading events and marketplaces for documentary film and competition is tough to get access to such a strong global platform. Market Place Manager, Anna Parker, discusses the selection criteria, the MeetMarket and other initiatives at Doc/Fest as well as tips on getting your work noticed.

 

Channel 4

Creative Diversity Team:
Getting Your Films Noticed
Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Price: £8.50

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Channel 4’s Creative Diversity Team are the first people to see the work of emerging creatives who hope to bring their work to a channel that has a reputation for innovative and diverse programming and a long history of supporting new and upcoming talent. In this masterclass, they will disclose the criteria used to assess pitches from aspiring filmmakers.

Kathryn Ferguson

Kathryn Ferguson:
The Rise of Fashion Film

Venue:Reel Cinema
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 14:45 – 15:45
Price: £8.50

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Kathryn Ferguson has created films for leading brands and designers, from Chloe to Selfridges, as well as for musicians including Lady Gaga and Sinead O’Connor. She has worked around the world as a curator specialising in the new and emerging genre of fashion film. In this session she will talk about its wider impact on society and on visual culture.

 

Barney Cokeliss

Ridley Scott Associates:
The Art of Advertising

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Price: £8.50

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Before Alien and Blade Runner, Ridley Scott and his company were honing their talents on creating memorable TV adverts, from Hovis bread to the launch of the Apple Mac. Director Barney Cokeliss and producer Lisa Joseph will speak about their work in short film and commercials for the likes of Volkswagen and Lexus and how to collaborate with brands on projects.

 

Association of Camera Operators

Creating A Visual Narrative:
Understanding New Technology

Venue: York Theatre Royal
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Price: £8.50

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The often unsung heroes behind the lens step out of the shadows to offer their insights into how they created the award-winning visuals that brought to life the outer-space peril of Gravity, the epic action of Gladiator, the magic of Harry Potter or the sumptuous period atmosphere of Downton Abbey. Various speakers – click here for further information.

 

Indiegogo

Indiegogo: Techniques for
Crowdfunding Success

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Price: £8.50

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Crowdfunding is a vital part of the creative economy. Recently, it has shown its power by generating the financial backing for features like Iron Sky: The Coming Race and Palo Alto Stories by James Franco. Short film producer Miranda Fleming  will explain how to effectively create a funding campaign to harness people power in bringing your project to the screen.

 

Anna Smith

Anna Smith:
The Role of Film Criticism

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Price: £8.50

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With the rise of social media, is the critic’s role still vital to a thriving film culture? Anna Smith, one of the UK’s leading film journalists, both in print and on TV, who has written for Empire, Time Out and the Guardian and is vice-chair of Critic’s Circle Film, explores the influence of criticism today and the practicalities of screenings. Suitable for those interested in film journalism.

 

BlinkInk

Animation Production and
Design with BlinkInk 

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Price: £8.50

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Winners of the British Animation Award, Blinkink’s signature style combining animation and live action has been catching the public eye from John Lewis’s The Bear and the Hare Christmas campaign to the award-winning video for Bjork’s Mutual Core. Executive producer James Stevenson Bretton will talk about the fast-changing world of animation production today.

 

Panel Discussion:
The Changing Face of Short Film

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Price: £8.50

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Short film is vital to the development of the UK’s film industry but marginalised in distribution in spite of its daily consumption. Our panel: Philip Ilson (London Short Film Festival), Maggie Ellis (Film London) Dave Smith (Northern Film School), Iain Gardner (EIFF) and Alex Heathcote (Producer at Ridley Scott Associates) debate the future of the form.

Revolution Software

The Meeting Point Between
Film & Gaming with Charles Cecil 

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Price: £8.50

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BAFTA Cymru award winner Cecil Charles MBE is Revolution’s Managing Director focusing on writing and design. He will discuss the narrative and aesthetic aspects of interactive entertainment and the crossover between film and gaming. He is an ambassador for BAFTA (Video Games) and sits on the BFI and Screen Yorkshire Boards.

 

Double Negative:
Building the Digital World

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Price: £8.50

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Double Negative is one of the world’s leading VFX studios creating high end visual effects and ground breaking digital environments and creatures for film & television. Victoria Long will talk about the company’s growth, creative drive, how to get into the industry and showcase their recent work including VFX breakdowns revealing the magic behind some of this years biggest films.

 

Mark Herman:
Screenwriting and Directing

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 16:15 – 17:15
Price: £8.50

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Best known for writing and directing outstanding films including The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Brassed Off and Little Voice, BAFTA nominated Mark Herman will, in conversation, talk about his work both behind the camera and as a screenwriter. He will also draw upon his extensive experience working in the industry for over 20 years and expand upon his current projects.

The Languages of
Contemporary World Cinema

Venue: York St John University
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Price: £8.50

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This masterclass will discuss the cultures of contemporary global cinema, highlighting transnational and cross-cultural structures, influences and themes, with an emphasis on how cinematic language speaks about the world today. This session will especially appeal to Modern Languages students and those with an interest in film as a form of communication.

Turner Prize Nominee Isaac Julien in Conversation
Venue:1331
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 15:30 – 16:30
Price: £8.50

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This Q&A is a rare opportunity to gain insight into the practice of one of Britain’s leading artists’ filmmakers. Turner Prize nominee Isaac Julien will explores how the genre is developing inside and outside of the gallery as well as audiences’ responses to changing techniques in artist filmmaking.  The Q&A will be hosted by Art Historian, Dr James Boaden.

Special Ticketed Events

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Opening Night
Venue: City Screen York
Thursday 6 November 2014
Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Price: £12

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York’s own riverside arthouse cinema and live performance venue, City Screen, is surely the ideal setting to raise the curtain on this year’s festival. The ASFF 2014 Opening Night event will feature screenings to whet the appetite for the programme ahead, as well as an after-party. Guests will receive a complimentary drink with their ticket as well as an ASFF VIP Bag filled with a selection of goodies. Book early as tickets are limited.

 

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Friday Night Party
Venue: 1331
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 21:00
Price: Free with Festival Pass

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ASFF’s official restaurant and bar 1331 is situated in York’s lively Latin Quarter. A hive of activity throughout the festival screening films in its luxury Brandy Brown’s Little Cinema with reclining seats and table service, it is the place to be on Friday night, where you can connect with friends old and new in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Over drinks discuss festival plans for the weekend and chat to the filmmakers about their practice.

 

Meet the Film Festivals

Meet the Film Festivals
Venue: Middletons Hotel
Friday 7 November 2014
Time: 17:00 – 18:15
Price: £7

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A new event for ASFF 2014 – add to your contacts list and to find out exactly what festival programmers are looking for. Representatives from leading UK and international festivals including: Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Bradford Film Festival, British Urban Festival, Cabriolet Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Encounters, London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival.

 

Networking Sessions

Networking Sessions
Venue: Dean Court Hotel
7, 8, 9 November 2014
Times: Between 11:00 – 16:00
Price: £7

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The pace of change in the film industry, driven by the impact of new technology and new ways of creating and consuming film, is fast-moving and it can be hard to keep up. Held at the Dean Court Hotel, a stone’s throw from the beautiful York Minster, this year’s range of networking sessions give our visitors a chance to interact with representatives from a range of leading film organisations to keep their fingers on the pulse.

 

Meet the Filmmakers

Meet the Filmmakers
Venue: Yorkshire Museum
Saturday 8 November 2014
Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Price: £7

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Sponsored by Creative England, this is a chance for all emerging and aspiring filmmakers and those who simply love film to meet some of the artists whose work is at the heart of ASFF 2014. As well as being an exciting opportunity to network, share ideas and make contacts within the film industry, there will be a screening and a panel discussion, music and a bar late into the evening. Join us from 7pm at the Yorkshire Museum.

 

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Awards Ceremony & After Party
Venue: De Grey Rooms
Sunday 9 November 2014
18:00 – 21:00. After Party 21:00 – 23:00
Price: £7

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The historic De Grey Rooms, situated next to York Theatre Royal, are not only home to the headquarters of ASFF but also to a stunning ballroom, which makes a suitably glamorous setting for the festival’s closing ceremony. Category winners will be announced as well as the Best of Fest and the People’s Choice. Your ticket includes a free drink to kick off the evening with last-minute networking to close a memorable weekend. Book early.

 

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The Yorkshire Film Archive
Venue: National Centre for Early Music
Sunday 9 November 2014
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Price: £5

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The Yorkshire Film Archive presents Filmed and Not Forgotten an exploration of films made just before, during, and after WWI, in communities across the region. Capturing a moment in time, and now, one hundred years later, they connect us to the people who were there – and who, by chance, were filmed. 50% of individual ticket sales will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Entrance is included with screening passes.

 

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Creative England: iShorts
Venue: Bootham School
Saturday 8 November 2014
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Price: Free with Festival Pass

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iShorts is Creative England’s entry level shorts initiative for new filmmakers outside of London, delivered through the Sheffield and Brighton Talent Centres as part of the BFI.NETWORK. Join us for a screening to celebrate the inaugural year of iShorts with a small but choice selection of the iShort films and hear from the team about the support Creative England can offer to new and emerging filmmakers starting out in the business.

 

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Guest Country Screening: Iraq
Venue: YSJ / 1331
Date: Friday 7 / Sunday 9
Time: 12:30 – 13:30 / 14:15 – 15:30
Price: Free with Festival Pass

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Celebrating Iraqi filmmaking talent, ASFF has teamed up with Human Film to present a selection of short by Iraqi filmmakers. Capturing human experience in war-torn countries, the works are touching portrayals and personal accounts of life and growing up. Supporting films with a social conscience and impact upon culture, Human Film champions individual creativity and helps create a sustainable future for Iraq’s film industry.

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Guest Country Screening: Japan
Venue: 1331 / Bootham School
Date: Friday 7 / Sunday 9
Time: 13:30 – 15:00 / 11:00 – 12:00
Price: Free with Festival Pass

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Sponsored by Japan Foundation and Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, ASFF is delighted to present a programme of outstanding short films from Japanese filmmakers, spanning genres in experimental, animation and drama. These films draw upon the rich history and culture, past and present, of Japan and will be contextualised in a panel discussion with a selection of filmmakers currently working in the Japanese film industry.

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Guest Country Screening: Lebanon
Venue: YSJ / 1331
Date: Friday 7 / Saturday 8
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 / 13:30 – 15:00
Price: Free with Festival Pass

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Cabriolet Film Festival presents a selection of drama and documentary films for ASFF audiences. Experience real accounts of Civil War from those directly affected and become immersed in compelling short fiction about relationships, life experiences and unrevealed truths. This screening provides a platform for exchange and dialogue across nations and will be introduced by Cabriolet’s Founder and Organiser Brahim Samaha.

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Winterthur and Clermont Screenings
Venue: Friargate Theatre
Date: Saturday 8 November
Time: 13:45 – 15:15 / 15:45 – 16:45
Price: Free with Festival Pass

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Official selections from leading short film festivals Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in individual screenings. Discover works by talented international filmmakers in a variety of genres, including drama and experimental, in German and French languages. This is an opportunity to explore and engage with world cinema and experience new cinematic voices while learning about current industry developments.

Collecting Tickets

Please note that you will need to exchange your email receipt for a Festival Ticket at the Festival Hub (Visit York) before you can access the screenings. The Festival Hub will be open for you to collect your tickets from 9am on Thursday 6 November.

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