The Other Art Fair’s 11th edition is taking place 7-10 April at Victoria House, London. Celebrated for its unique visitor experience and friendly atmosphere, the event is designed to allow face-to-face meetings between artists and audiences. Featuring the latest works from a variety of celebrated names, from rising star Sarah Maple to the century-defining photographer Martin Parr, the event is also offering a platform to complete newcomers in the world of art and, this year, cinema.
A specially curated programme of films from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 will be showcased at the fair in the Screenings Room, running on loop every day of the fair. Highlights include the hilarious Billy the Kid by Sam Johnson (Creative England) and Liam Saint-Pierre’s The Reinvention of Normal – the first a take on the eponymous legend restaged in a contemporary secondary school, the second about an inventor on a quest for new ideas.
There will also be the music video screened at the Opening Night of ASFF 2015 by Dominique Rocher, Daughters for We Were Evergreen – a surrealist resetting of the myth of the Danaids, along with another film from the festival launch night: What Cheer? by Michael Slavens, a short drama about a recent widower whose overwhelming grief is interrupted by a marching band that won’t leave him alone.
Other films in the screening include Rhiannon Evans’ delightfully entertaining Fulfilament, the sweet You Have Two Feet by Luke Rodgers, Ruth Grimberg’s Across Still Water, winner of the ASFF 2015 Best Documentary Award, and Tom Rowland’s powerful dance film Primitive – also Best Dance Film at ASFF 2015.
ASFF Film Screenings, The Other Art Fair Screenings Room, running on loop, 7-10 April, Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, WC1A 2QP. For details visit www.theotherartfair.com/visiting
To enter ASFF 2016, visit www.asff.co.uk/submit
1. Ruth Grimberg, Across Still Water. Best Documentary at ASFF 2015.