ASFF 2019: Day Three

Enjoyed yesterday’s packed line-up of masterclass sessions?  There are even more events on offer today including the launch of the industry marketplace.


Director’s Pick: Opening Night Repeat Screening ( York Theatre Royal; 10:00-11:30)

Here is your chance to view the films that launched ASFF 2019. This selection of titles is hand-picked by ASFF’s Festival Director and represents just a small taster of the outstanding talent on show across the rest of the five days.

Showcase Screenings (Various Venues; 10:30-19:30)

ASFF’s Showcase screenings are a demonstration of the UK’s burgeoning new film talent. Presenting works from today’s leading schools and institutions, these unique events are a chance to see and hear from the next generation of talent. Today you can see selections of films from Falmouth University, Manchester School of Art, The University of York, London college of Fashion and much more. Check the full programme for more details.

Ndikhumbul’ Ikhaya (2019). Dir: Melody Berkery.

Special Events

Industry Marketplace (De Grey Rooms; 11:30-20:00)

This year ASFF proudly launches the inaugural Industry Marketplace. The first of its kind in the UK, the one day event offers a place to connect with industry professionals and organisations such as production services, screen agencies, funders, exhibitors, film festivals, film schools and universities. This is a must for filmmakers, industry and students looking to expand their contacts.


The Changing Role of VFX Production (Yorkshire Museum; 11:30-12:30)

Ruairidh MacNeill, modeller at Academy Award-winning studio Framestore (Blade Runner 2049, Avengers Infinity War, Gravity) speaks about the increasing role of VFX companies in response to the growing demand for digital landscapes, invisible effects and artistically complex points of view.

Rankin: A Career Retrospective (York Theatre Royal; 12:00-13:00)

Rankin is one of the UK’s key cultural icons. He has worked with the world’s most celebrated influencers and figures such as David Bowie and Kate Moss. He has been instrumental to the launch of seminal magazines Dazed & Confused, Hunger and AnOther. Hear about the evolution of his brand, how it developed into a global movement, including the rise of video content through Rankin Film.

Bringing the scene to Life: Dick Pope in Conversation (York Theatre Royal; 16:00-17:00)

Dick Pope is one of the UK’s leading cinematographers, with a career spanning 40 years and multiple productions such as Peterloo, The Illusionist and Edward Norton’s much anticipated Motherless Brooklyn. Join Pope as he speaks about bringing the most basic elements to life, including colour sampling, resolution and the dynamics of light.

God’s Own Country (2017). Dir: Francis Lee

Social Events

London College of Fashion Drinks Reception (Everyman; 18:00-19:00).

UAL’s London College of Fashion is one of the UK’s leading institutions using the subject of Fashion to shape lives and drive economic and social transformation. Join alumni and university professors alike in this relaxed social to discuss the future of a changing art form and its wider relevance within today’s content-driven, media circulated landscape Free for Festival pass-holders.

Grand Central Connections Drinks Reception (De Grey Rooms; 19:00-21:00)

After a Fantastic day in the Industry Marketplace unwind with a glass of prosecco. Free drink on arrival on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday Night Party (1331; 21:00-Late)

Helping to carry ASFF through into a weekend of social events and inspiring cinema, 1331 hosts the renowned Friday Night Party. Grab a drink, take in the atmosphere and prepare yourself for a busy weekend ahead.

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

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.