Aesthetica Short Film Festival at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2016

Films from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival will be screened at film events running as part of the Great Yorkshire Fringe, York, on 26 and 31 July 2016.

Lost Property by Åsa Lucander (12foot6) screened at ASFF 2014 in the animation category, and will be shown as an example of exceptional filmmaking to Great Yorkshire Fringe attendees on 26 July as a prelude to the main feature starting at 7pm. The screening takes place at The Teapot, one of the Fringe Marquees on Parliament Square. The ASFF trailer showing clips from the Official Selection will also run throughout the day, giving a taster of what audiences can expect to see at this year’s festival – returning for its sixth instalment to 15 venues across York from 3 to 6 November.

A further four ASFF films will be shown on 31 July as part of the “Pints and Shorts” sessions at the Gillygate Shed, located at The Gillygate Pub. This curated selection champions the outstanding comedy films selected for ASFF 2015. Films include Tommaso Pitta’s How I didn’t Become a Piano Teacher, which won Best Comedy. Ted, aged nine, is the clumsiest boy in the world. Desperately searching for his vocation, he cannot find anything he is good at. Then his father comes home with an old monstrous piano.

Also showing is Tom Marshall’s Dark_Net, starring Johnny Vegas as Alan, who searches for answers in all the wrong places. Elena Brotschi’s von fal Tbooten und Heringen (Sparrows and Snorkels) follows a series of encounters in which Ivan meets Paolo, little Jonas meets Ida, another Jonas meets Sandra and Annina meets Jonas – in July, at a campsite by a river. Michael Slavens What Cheer? will also be screened. After the sudden passing of his wife, Stan (Richard Kind) ignores his overwhelming grief, only to be faced with a punk marching band that floods his world with interminable song.

The programme of shorts is part of the ASFF Film Tour, which supports and champions films from the Official Selection by screening them across the UK after the festival.

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1. Tommaso Pitta, How I didn’t Become a Piano Teacher. ASFF 2015, Winner of Best Comedy.