Celebrating the 5th Anniversary Edition of the BAFTA Qualifying ASFF

2015 welcomes the 5th Anniversary Edition of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival to York from 5-8 November. In that time we have screened over 1,500 films from over 65 countries. There have been countless masterclasses, networking, parties, and of course, ASFF becoming a BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival. ASFF has once again attracted thousands of entries, and this year’s Official Selection demonstrates the universal appeal of film and outstanding storytelling. The most ambitious selection to date showcases genres from fashion and experimental to drama, comedy and thriller. This year’s guest countries include China, Cuba and Brazil, alongside a special screening of Simon Armitage’s and Richard Heslop’s film The Raft.

To mark this pivotal moment in the Festival’s history whilst looking to its future, ASFF will be hosting a special anniversary selection of screenings. The 5th Anniversary screenings offer a programme of ASFF Category Award winners from previous years, demonstrating the scope and quality of the talent that the festival celebrates. This will be followed by a panel discussion, to celebrate the wealth of creativity that ASFF has showcased over the years. ASFF also teams up with the National Railway Museum to present rare archive film alongside the anniversary selection.

ASFF 5th Anniversary Screenings, 7-8 November, at venues across the city.

For tickets and more information, visit www.asff.co.uk/tickets.

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1. Still from Harald Hutter’s Léthé, 2014.