5 Autumn Film Events
Cinema is always evolving. This season, festivals and exhibitions look to the past, present and future of film – from a celebration of 1950s Cinerama to tomorrow’s immersive technologies.
Join Us at Aesthetica Film Festival
1-6 November I York, UK & Online Aesthetica’s BAFTA-Qualifying festival is a landmark event in the cultural calendar. We showcase over 300 films across animation, documentary, drama, comedy and more. Every year, our masterclass programme welcomes key speakers from the likes of BBC, Film4 and Ridley Scott Associates.
Cinerama is the ultimate immersive cinema experience; it uses projectors to show three images at the same time, producing an ultra-wide picture. This month, National Science and Media Museum’s Pictureville Cinema marks the 70th anniversary of the process. This annual festival celebrates the past, present and future of film – from 1954’s A Star is Born to Licorice Pizza in 70mm.
Experience the Future of Film: VR, XR & 360 Cinema
VR is an immersive technology which allows users to interact with objects and environments in innovative new ways. For the fifth year, Aesthetica Film Festival presents a 360° Cinema and Immersive Experiences Lab, realised in partnership with UAL’s LCC. The Lab, which showcases a wealth of next generation film, takes place at City Screen York Basement; booking advised.
A Major Retrospective
“Let’s get this straight: I’m anti-narrative. Narrative is totally, totally unnecessary.” – Peter Greenaway. From October – November 2022, BFI highlights Greenaway’s avant-garde work. These films contain a unique visual language – delighting and repulsing audiences in equal measure. BFI Southbank, in cinemas UK wide and Blu-ray.
Unite. Create. Transform: Exhibition, York, UK
Film has the power to unite. It takes us to new places, and introduces us to new cultures, but most importantly, it reminds us of our humanity. This exhibition brings together award-winning lens-based artists who invite you to engage with topics including the ethics of representation, digitisation, globalisation and the climate.
1. Shades, Marian Edusei
2. Aesthetica Film Festival 2022 Official Selection Collage
3. Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson
4. Jim Poyner
5. The Pillow Book, Peter Greenaway
6. Seb Agnew, Syncope