The Aesthetica Short Film Festival closes its 10thAnniversary Edition today. As we move into day six, be sure to attend our final live events and ceremonies, which are then available On Demand until 30 November.
Keep on the Sunny Side of Life
The final of six daily themed strands launches at 8am on the ASFF online library. This selection ends the programme on a resounding high, with a cheerful message of defiance and inclusivity through a series of carefully selected films.
Immersive Narratives: Adapting Linear Storytelling (10:00 – 11:00)
The final panel discussion from the Screen School VR Lab details the evolution of storytelling through an immersive lens and how to consider the new role of the audience in Virtual Reality narratives.
Tales from The Cutting Room (10:30 – 11:30)
Editors Mick Audsley (Everest, Allied), Eddie Hamilton (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Top Gun: Maverick) and Úna Ní Dhonghaíle (Stan & Ollie, Death on the Nile) explain how to successfully contribute to a director’s vision.
Bringing Cinema to Life: Authentic Sound Worlds (11:30 – 12:30)
Andrew Stirk, who has worked on films such as You Were Never Really Hereand A Private War, digs into the minute yet powerful details that collectively build immersive and stimulating soundscapes.
Birds Eye View Presents: Phillipa Lowthorpe (13:30 – 14:30)
The Misbehaviour filmmaker speaks with BEV Founder Mia Bays about her dedicated and lively career directing women on screens big and small.
A Life in Music: Barry Adamson (14:30 – 15:30)
From playing bass with Magazine and Nick Cave and the Bad Seedsto seeing his work featured in the films of David Lynch and Danny Boyle, Barry Adamson is a stalwart contributor to British music. He speaks with ASFF about his intuitive career.
Style and Substance: Branded Collaborations (15:00 – 16:00)
Justin Townsend (Regime) and Shelley Jones (Nowness) share the secret to successful brand collaborations and how to strike the balance between your creative voice and that of your client.
Dame Judi Dench: An Icon of Cinema (16:00 – 17:00)
ASFF receives royalty for its closing evening of events, as multi-award-winning stage and screen actress Dame Judi Dench indulges audiences with a rare and insightful career retrospect.
Framing the Action: DoPs In the Spotlight (16:30 – 17:30)
Directors of Photography Kate Reid BSC (Hanna), Tim Palmer BSC (Line of Duty) and James Friend ASC, BSC (Rillington Place) discuss their creative decisions on some of today’s most visually stimulating shows.
Awards Ceremony (18:00 – 20:00)
Always guaranteed to end the festival with a bang, the closing night ceremony sees prizes given for each of the programme’s 14 genres, as well as the prestigious Best of Fest award.
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 Alpha, dir. Simone Marangi.
2. Still from Hotel MFW, dir. Giacomo Boeri and Matteo Grimaldi.
3. Still from Wata, dir. Joy Yamusangie and Ronan McKenzie.