Guest Programmes 2018

Experience the breadth of cinema through our curated programmes.

In 2018, ASFF looks to the importance of history as a mechanism for both documentary and narrative. Marking the centenary of WWI, attend a screening of silent films from the Imperial War Museum archives. Looking back on 100 years of women's suffrage, Underwire Film Festival presents a showcase of female filmmakers pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Celebrating diversity and individual perspectives, Iris Prize Festival returns to ASFF with a selection of LGBTQ+ inspired shorts that contemplate the contemporary human condition. Similarly, British Urban Film Festival champion underrepresented voices of the BAME filmmaking community with a collection of inspiring and thought-provoking shorts. We also welcome the Scottish Documentary Institute with a poignant collection of moving human stories told by female filmmakers living in exile as a result of Syria's devastating conflict.

As part of a showcase of talent development and career recognition, award-winning filmmaker Chris Shepherd presents an overview of his critically acclaimed works – a hybrid mix of live action, animation and gritty social commentary. Meanwhile, 2017's winning filmmakers return to the festival to discuss the trajectory of their practices and the inspiration behind the pieces.

These Special Screenings are free with a festival pass.