ASFF Day Four: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival continues for the 10th anniversary edition. As we move into day five, check out our 10 to See, including masterclasses on fashion and inclusivity to stop motion and cinematography.

Reclaiming Space

The fifth of six daily themed strands launches at 8am on the ASFF online library. This selection revolutionises representation with new narratives and raises marginalised voices.

Sound On Screen: Enhancing The Narrative (10:30 – 11:30)

Oscar-winning Sound Designer Glenn Freemantle (Gravity,Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) joins ASFF to talk score, dialogue and sound design.

Unique Storytelling: The Individual Perspective (11:00 – 13:00)

Regent’s University presents a strand of films and accompanying panel that implores audiences to nurture individuality and emphasises the importance of storytelling when diversifying viewpoints.

Balancing Opportunity:Women in Film & TV (14:00 – 15:00)

Female practitioners gather under the moderation of Women in Film & TV Deputy Chair Sara Putt to speak candidly about representation and share experiences from their various roles behind the camera.

Fashion On Film: Ruth Hogben In Conversation (15:00 – 16:00)

Having collaborated with Fendi, Dior, and Alexander McQueen over her fruitful career, Hogben has ample experience in bringing fashion beyond the boundaries of advertising. She imparts her wisdom in this sought-after masterclass.

Breaking Boundaries: Documentary in360° (15:30 – 16:30)

As part of the Screen School VR Lab’s commitment to addressing all aspects of immersive filmmaking, this bespoke session showcases the potentials that journalism can reach through this ground-breaking medium.

Cinematography In Focus (16:30 – 17:30)

Carlos Catalan (Killing Eve), Stuart Bentley BSC (This Is England ’90) and Sam McCurdy BSC (Lost In Space) talk lighting, movement, and everything in-between.

Behind the Scenes: The Art of Stop Motion (17:00 – 18:00)

Tim Allen is a mastermind in his field, working on top motion classics such as Frankenweenieand Fantastic Mr. Fox. Speaking as part of ASFF’s Masterclass strand, Allen divulges in the details of his painstaking craft. 

Telling True Stories:In Conversation with Jeanie Finlay (18:00 – 19:00)

The award-winning documentary filmmaker shares insights into the specialist approach to capturing the human experience first-hand through films like The Man Who Would Be Kingand the Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.

Setting the Tone: A Composer’s Guide (18:30 – 19:30)

Alex Heffe’s lauded career has seen him score Oscar-winners such as The Last King of Scotlandand One Day in September. He joins ASFF to speak about his process of bringing sound to the screen.     

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 My Love is Epiphyllum, dir. Maxett Pribylov.
2. Still from 2091, dir. Carlos J. Matos.
3. Still from
Out of Comfort, dir. Shannon Thompson.