Marcus Armitage’s Animation, Over Dinner, at Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Marcus Armitage’s Over Dinner tells the story of a family as they sit down for their final dinner before the son leaves to join the army. The reality of the situation begins to break in through the four surrounding walls. An oil and glass film produced by the Royal College of Art, the two minute short appears in the Animation programme at ASFF 2014.

The films featured in this year’s festival span a diverse range of genres from comedy to music video, fashion to documentary, and animation to artists’ film. The four-day event is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, this year’s festival will take place in 15 iconic venues across the historic city of York. Moving between medieval halls, galleries, museums and cinemas, ASFF invites audiences to create their own unique viewing experience.

Alongside screenings, ASFF also presents a dynamic series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Association of Camera Operators, Raindance, Double Negative, Beggars Group and many more. There are also guest programmes, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend, as well as screenings from our guest countries: Japan, Iraq and Lebanon.

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1. Over Dinner, courtesy of Vimeo and Marcus Armitage.