Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 opens next month, presenting a diverse programme of innovative non-fiction storytelling. ASFF selects must-see films from the Alternate Realities programme.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
2018’s Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival continues this week. ASFF selects ten top films to watch from the 2019 selection, including works by Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Mati Diop and Bong Joon-ho.
Brian Welsh’s film Beats is fresh, funny, trippy and touching, a black-and-white love letter to teenage rebellion that feels like its preserved from another era. Cult status beckons.
Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage is set against the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s, exploring the corrupting influence of money and power.
ASFF has partnered with BFI Network and Film Hub North to present an initiative encouraging positive engagement with independent film, new talent and innovative visual storytelling.