Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014: The Misbehaviour of Polly Paper Cut

Polly’s delusions of grandeur are causing her comic book obsessed mind to take a step in the wrong direction. What was once a bored Spanish girl lost in comics is now a masked sociopath with a thirst for mischief. Submerging herself into a misbelieved hyperreality, Polly “wreaks havoc” upon her boring Floridian town as her alter-ego, “Polly Paper Cut”. Bryan M. Ferguson’s The Misbehaviour of Polly Paper Cut appears in the Comedy strand at ASFF 2014.

The films featured in ASFF 2014 span a diverse range of genres from comedy to music video, fashion to documentary, and animation to artists’ film. The four-day event is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, this year’s festival will take place in 15 iconic venues across the historic city of York. Moving between medieval halls, galleries, museums and cinemas, ASFF invites audiences to create their own unique viewing experience.

Alongside screenings, ASFF also presents a dynamic series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Association of Camera Operators, Raindance, Double Negative, Beggars Group and many more. There are also guest programmes, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend, as well as screenings from our guest countries: Japan, Iraq and Lebanon.

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1. Bryan M. Ferguson’s The Misbehaviour of Polly Paper Cut, courtesy of Vimeo.