ASFF Round-up: 11 November

Today marks the closing day for ASFF 2018; the last chance to engage with this year’s industry delegates and to experience the BAFTA-Qualifying Programme. Sunday marks the closing day of the festival’s Screen School VR Lab, in partnership with London College of Communication, including the last panel discussion at York Theatre Royal on The Ethics of Illusion (14.00-15.00)

The Sunday Guest Programmes include a commemoration of WWI 100 Years On. To this day, the legacy of the First World War can still be felt – a turning point for technology, morality and social responsibility, the events of 1914-1918 have reshaped and redefined our world. A collection of silent shorts from the Imperial War Museum’s vast archive shows the scale and impact of a globalised war, exploring the trauma and devastation of the battlefield as well as the hardships of domestic life. (11.30-13.00, York Theatre Royal Studio) Meanwhile, The 2017 festival saw an abundance of talented filmmakers present their films international audiences. Returning to ASFF, award-winners from last year’s festival join us for a special presentation of their films, including People’s Choice and Youth Favourite, the Oscar-winning The Silent Child and Best Drama Wave. Following the screening, a panel of our winning filmmakers will deliver a Q&A about their work. (11.30-13.30, 1331).

Middlesex University close the Showcase Screenings, with a panel discussion on Genre: Finding Your Voice (City Screen, 12.15-14.15) Breaking down the relevance of genre in today’s low budget filmmaking landscape, a panel of filmmakers analyse their own work, influences and processes, exploring how stylistic definitions can help frame a marketing strategy, from arthouse to martial arts.

York Theatre Royal’s last Networking Session includes Andrew Moore (University of Leeds), Charlotte Ashcroft (Film Hub Scotland), John Grieve (Manchester Film Weekender), Monika Rodriguez (Scalarama). (12.00-13.30)Lastly, Yorkshire Museum plays host to the festival’s closing ceremony, offering an inspiring finish to the five-day run. The Festival Winner, Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay, winners from each genre, People’s Choice and the Youth Award winner will all be announced and congratulated at this infamous event, awarded from the festival Jury.

For more information on masterclasses and events, click here.

For more information on screenings, click here to find a link to the 2018 programme. 

For a full list of venues or ticket information, click here.

1. Still from Back2Zero. Part of the 2018 Official Selection, Dance, Short.