ASFF Day Five: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival continues for the 10th anniversary edition. Find out more about today’s screenings and masterclasses with Film 4, Jeremy Deller, Chinonye Chukwu and Andrea Arnold. 

Breaking Down Barriers

 The fourth of six daily themed strands launches at 8am on the ASFF online library. This selection focuses on demolishing preconceptions of normality and presenting new and uncharted perspectives.

VFX: Breaking into The Industry (11:00 – 13:00)

As part of the Showcase Screenings programme, Arts University Bournemouth outlines the potential of the VFX industry and charting entry points for those looking to take the leap.

Funding Models: Financing Your Film (12:00 – 13:00)

As part of the Filmmaker Insightsdaily panel discussions, this tailored event helps filmmakers to construct and work within a budget along with tips on how to obtain financing for your film.

Equality in Focus: Redressing the Balance (13:00 – 14:00)

The Digital Orchard brings in Heads of Departments from leading organisations to address shifts in the industry and interrogate unconscious bias.

The Future of AI: People and Data (13:30 – 15:30)

This digital lab courtesy of the University of York showcases a series of shorts that take a broad look at the effects that Artificial Intelligence on society.

Bespoke Storytelling: Bringing Ideas to the Big Screen (15.00-16.00)

Film 4’s Development and Production Executive Max Park offers insights into the development process, revealing what ideas make it to the big screen and why.

Self / Unself: Portraying Identity On Screen (16:00 – 18:00)

The London College of Fashion presents its contribution to the ASFF Showcase Screenings: a series of short films committed to freedom of expression and identity, with a special focus on bodies.

Birds Eye View Presents: Chinonye Chukwu (17:30 – 18:30)

Clemencyremains one of the most remarkable and challenging feature films of 2020. It’s writer and director Chinonye Chukwu attends the festival virtually. 

Art On Screen: Defining Cultural Landscapes (18:00 – 19:00)

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller divulges details from his multi-dimensional practice while opening up about his process and what inspires him.

Iconic Cinema: Andrea Arnold (19:00 – 20:00)

One of the most acclaimed, assured voices in British filmmaking joins ASFF for a deep dive into her expansive career with Birds Eye View Founder Mia Bays, from Fish Tank to American Honey.

For more information, or to buy tickets, click here.Tickets are available to purchase before and during the festival, up until 30 November. 

1. Still from Talia, dir. Cara Bamford.
2. Still from Born Again, dir. Candice Onyeama.
3. Still from Paradise, dir. Immanuel Esser.