Isabella, an experimental documentary by Ross Hogg and Duncan Cowle, screened at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 and having further toured the film festival circuit is now available to watch online. The film has received high acclaim, winning the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film in 2016 and was nominated for the London Critics Award, Best British/Irish Short Film 2017. It has received a number of other nominations and awards and has screened internationally.
The film asks: how much of your life do you need to remember to remain yourself? At the age of ninety-two, Isabella struggles to remember. As she becomes ever fragile and her short-term memory begins to falter, her past is explored, questioned and brought to life. Isabella takes us on a disjointed yet immersive journey that provides us not only a window into her life, but shows us a mirror to reflect upon our own.
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is now open for entries, welcoming submissions from both emerging and established filmmakers. Celebrating short-form in all its styles and genres, ASFF attracts thousands of entries and screens over 400 films across York in November. All films in the Official Selection is up for a number of awards, including Best Film in each genre.
Watch the film: https://vimeo.com/134735280
To find out more about Isabella, visit http://isabellathefilm.com
Enter ASFF 2017: www.asff.co.uk/submit
1. Ross Hogg and Duncan Cowles, Isabella