ASFF Day Three: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival continues for the 10th anniversary edition. As we move into day three, find out more about our events, from virtual reality discussions to masterclasses on diversity and intersectionality. 

Connections: People, Places, Identity

The third of six daily themed strands launches at 8am on the ASFF online library. This selection celebrates the bonds between humans that transcend border and prejudices.

Why Does Storytelling Matter? (10:00 – 12:00)

As part of the Showcase Screenings programme, the University of York presents a series of short films and a panel discussion on why passing along stories is important to the human experience.

Cinema for Change: Making Films with Impact (12:30 – 13:30)

At a time where films are stimulating vital conversations around climate change, prejudice and harmful abuses of human rights, this session will help those who want to harness their skills and contribute to the conversation.

Real Lives: Creating an Authentic Documentary (13:30 – 15:30)

London College of Communication presents a range of thematically rich non-fiction shorts before discussing the mechanics of making portrait documentaries and the ethics involved in dedicating film to one particular person. 

Re-framing the Film Industry: Inclusivity and Intersectionality (14.00-15.00)

Activist and artist, Yasmin Begum, examines the necessity for an equal and inclusive industry, as well as the need to include diverse audiences through thought-provoking exhibition.

360° Filmmaking: The Fundamentals (15:30 – 16:30)

As part of the Screen School VR Panel Discussions, the virtual realm is explored with a panel of leading immerse filmmaking practitioners. Find out more about the fundamentals. 

Disclosure: In Conversation with Sam Feder (17:00 – 18:00)

The Sundance award-winning filmmaker speaks about the themes of race, class, gender and intersexuality that lie at the core of his Netflix documentary Disclosure.

BBC Storyville: Connecting the World (17:30 – 18:30)

Commissioning factual features such as Blackfishand The Eagle Huntress, Storyville is a leading platform for films committed to broadening perspective. Commissioning Editor Mandy Chang shares knowledge from her position.

Recipe for Success: Producing Award-Winning Film (17:30 – 18:30)

Oscar-winning Producer and Founder of Trademark Films David Parfitt speaks of his expansive, successful career which includes his work on Much Ado About Nothingand My Week with Marilyn.

The Legacy of Cinema: An Industry Post-Pandemic (19:00 – 20:00)
Jason Wood (HOME), Simran Hans, Filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (Seahorse) and Curator Anthony Andrews (We Are Parable) discuss the effects of the pandemic on cinema.

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 Common Questions | Dir. Jessica Batson
2. Still from Grab my Hand, dir. Camrus Johnson & Pedro Piccinini.
Still from La Mer, dir. Victor Claramunt.