Lasting Connections: ASFF Day Three

The third day at ASFF presents a multitude of events, unique to the UK film festival landscape. Today is the day to create contacts, spark collaborations, and learn about those behind the scenes of 21st century cinema. Check out our Top Picks for Friday:

BFI NETWORK: Talent Development and Funding, Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John, 10:00-11:00
BFI NETWORK works with leading UK film agencies, supporting practitioners in their career development. Working across the talent initiatives of the organisation, Lou Phelps offers insight into what funding and development opportunities are available, and how to build connections.

Opening Night Repeat Screening, York Theatre Royal, 10:30-11:30
Here is your chance to view the films that kicked off ASFF 2017. The Opening Night films present a range of genres and filmic styles from comedy, drama and animation to thriller, fashion and music video. The presentation is a great introduction to ASFF for first-time festival visitors – a chance to see in one screening the breadth of films on offer.

Get on the Right Track: Licensing Music for Film, Quad South York St John, 14:30-15:30
Ivan Chandler, Founder of Musicalities Limited has worked as a music supervisor, music copyright licensing consultant for a range of clients including Aardman Animations, Discovery and IMG Media. Chandler will explore the use of music in films, how to select the right music for your film and information on licensing.

Meet the Film Festivals Marketplace, Belfrey Hall, 16:00-20:30
Speak with the programmers behind leading UK and international festivals and tune in to what they are looking for at this unique networking event. This is a prime opportunity to chat to creatives from organisations including London Short Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival, Cabriolet Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Encounters and more.

London College of Fashion Drinks Reception, Barley Hall, 18:00-19:00
Immerse yourself in the fashion film arena at LCF drinks reception. This is your chance to speak with figures and creatives from one of the country’s leading institutions and to learn about the ever-popular genre within the atmospheric location of Barley Hall, a reconstructed medieval townhouse.

First Acts: Random Acts, York Theatre Royal, 19:00-21:00
Random Acts is pleased to introduce First Acts, in partnership with Channel 4, Arts Council England and five National Network Centres. This programme of shorts by 16-24 year olds dares to be bold, creative and challenging. These films span all disciplines and celebrate art in the short film form, interrogating and pushing the boundaries.

Friday Night Party, 1331, 21:00-Late
Located in York’s vibrant Latin Quarter, 1331 is the ideal place to start the weekend ahead. Alongside its role as a festival venue and ASFF’s official restaurant and bar, 1331 is a go-to place throughout the festival, playing host to the festival’s Friday Night Party, where you can connect with friends old and new in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

For more information about screenings, read our full programme online:

Tickets are still available at the Festival Hub, based at Visit York. For more information:

1. Still from Abjective, Courtesy of London College of Fashion.