ASFF Round-Up: 9 November

Friday launches the busiest day of ASFF to date. With over 25 events, 16 masterclasses and multiple screenings, the festival opens its doors to those joining the weekend line-up.

At York St John University, masterclasses are hosted by Dazed, Home, i-D, Realised Realities, Mark Cousins, Chris Shepherd, Baby Cow, Beggars’ Group and Triforce Network. Topics include Video Content: Reaching Your Online AudienceFilm Curation: Cinema for the PublicOn the Horizon: Immersive Gaming and  Comedy and Drama: Making an Impact.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire Museum plays host to a number of imaginative talks on The World of Animation, Fashion and Branding and Visual Effects: Achieving the Impossible with Framestore, VICE, Nowness, Industrial Light & Magic and Aardman Animation. At York Theatre Royal, British Vogue and Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Prevenge) present topics on fashion film and multidisciplinary careers. At Bootham School, Curator of Artangel’s collection, Phoebe Roberts, gives an overview of the organisation’s vast archive, discussing the development of video art as a standalone genre and its steps into the future.

Special Events for Friday include VR Discussion on 360° filmmaking, the expansive Meet the Film Festivals Marketplace (Belfry Hall, with London Short Film Festival, ASFF, Encounters, Doc/Fest, British Urban Film Festival and more) as well as Showcase Screenings with Nahemi, Falmouth University, Manchester School of Art, London College of Communication, Northumbria University, Lincoln University and London College of Fashion, followed by a drinks reception at Everyman Cinema. 

Guest Programmes launch today, with a showcase of films from Chris Shepherd. Cutting his teeth as a Director with the celebrated C4 short The Broken Jaw, the multi-award-winning filmmaker’s credits include Dad’s Dead, Bad Night for the Blues as well as collaborations with David Shrigley and Christopher Morris and BBC’s Big Train. Shepherd shares an overview of his eclectic portfolio – a unique hybrid of animation and live action work which provides a gritty and nostalgic commentary on society.

Networking takes place at York Theatre Royal, 11.00-12.30 and 16.30-18.00. Two sessions include speakers from Abi Standish (Cinema For All), Charles Cecil (Revolution Games), Craig McNeil (Beggars Group), Deborah Parker (Cinema For All), Jaime Estrada-Torres (Independent Editor), Julian Foddy (Industrial Light & Magic), Oliver Treasure-Smith (Curzon Cinemas), Richard Knight (Screen Yorkshire), Rebecca Mark-Lawson (Tyke Films), Anna Mc Donald (London Film Academy).

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 Geoff. Part of the 2018 Official Selection, Drama, Short.