ASFF 2019: Day Four

Only two days left of ASFF 2019. Unsure of what screenings and events to attend? Here is a round up of today’s key events.


Screen School VR Lab – 360 Cinema & Immersive Experiences (York Theatre Royal and De Grey Rooms; 10:00-23:00)

In 2019, we expand our Screen School VR Lab, presented in partnership with London College of Communication. Here is your opportunity to explore some of the most immersive games and experiences on the film festival circuit. Tickets are available to book on a first-come, first-served basis from the Festival Hub and are released daily.

Showcase Screening – BFI Network: Discovering, Developing And Funding New Filmmakers (Bootham School; 13:45-15:45)

BFI Network recognises the need for difference in viewpoints, talent and recruitment to increase the number of active projects created outside of London and the South East. This showcase of BFI Network funded work includes filmmakers based in the North of England. The University for the Creative Arts, The Arts University of Bournemouth and the Northern Film School also have showcase screenings today. Check the programme for more information.

Still from Conscious Existence – The Journey Within.

Special Events

Filmmaker Insights – Funding Models: How To Finance Your Film (York Theatre Royal, 11:00-12:00)

With so many filmmakers battling for limited funding opportunities, making your project stand out above the crowd is crucial for budgeting and getting the money you need to move forwards. Join this panel to hear how various filmmakers obtained funding for their films.

VR Panel Discussion –Alternative Realities: The Ethics of Fictional Environments. (York Theatre Royal; 13:45-14:45)

In this discussion, experts in the field of VR technologies tackle the consequences of VR, considering its effect on mortality and user privacy, as well as illusions of choice.


The Art Of Editing: Assembling A Story (York St John; 11:00-12:00)

Chris Wyatt is a BAFTA- and BIFA-Nominated Film Editor whose work includes God’s Own Country and This is England, as well as Francis Lee’s much anticipated Ammonite. In this session, Wyatt explores the multi-faceted role of the editor and examines a range of integral techniques.

Evolving Animation: Digital Worlds (De Grey Rooms; 11:15-12:15)

Dane Winn, director of the animation studio Blue Zoo discusses how the world of animation continues to evolve in the digital age. With credits that include BBC, Nokia, Nickelodeon, Sony and Disney, Blue Zoo is one of the most succesful animation studios of the UK.

Reclaim The Frame: Creating Space for Female Perspective (De Grey Rooms; 13:30-14:30)

Mia Bays, film Producer and Director of Birds Eye View invites Production Executive Marion Comengre, Poet and Filmmaker Be Manzini, Lucy Brown (Trailblazing Women in Film) and Director Alice Seabright (Sex Education, Pregnant Pause) to join a discussion on creating meaningful change across the film industry.

The Perfect Mix: Successful Soundscapes (York St John; 14:30-15:30)

Editor Mick Audsley (Allied, The Zero Theorem) leads a conversation with Oscar-nominated and BAFTA- winning Re-Recording Mixer Mike Prestwood Smith (Casino Royale, Nocturnal Animals, The Danish Girl), exploring the complexities of achieving a perfect sound mix. 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, ASFF 2018, Jim Poyner Photography, The York Photographer,

Social Events

Arts University Bournemouth Showcase Drinks Reception (York Theatre Royal; 16:45-17:45)

Join Arts University Bournemouth after their Showcase Screening, The Future of VFX in Storytelling, for a free glass of wine and networking. Free with festival pass. Free drink on arrival. Places are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Creative England Drinks Reception (1331; 17:45-18:45)

Get your Saturday night at ASFF underway by meeting the Creative England team and other industry delegates over specially designed ASFF cocktails.

Meet The Filmmakers Social: Get To Know The Creatives (Everyman Cinema; 19:00-21:00)

A key event for those in the Official Selection and beyond, this event brings together the talented filmmakers at the heart of ASFF 2019.  This is the one of the best places to connect with practitioners. Free cocktail on arrival. First-come, first-served.

There is so much to see and do across ASFF, please click here to download the programme or pop into the Festival Hub to have a chat with one of our team.

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Lead Image: Aesthetica Short Film Festival, ASFF 2018, Jim Poyner Photography, The York Photographer.