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Exposing Corruption

ASFF speaks to screenwriter and director Scott Z. Burns about his new film ‘The Report’, starring Adam Driver as a Senate staffer investigating CIA torture practices.

Divorce Proceedings

Noah Baumbach returns with his latest film, ‘Marriage Story’, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple who go through an increasingly bitter divorce.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s latest cinema releases, including Noah Baumbach’s new film ‘Marriage Story’, the environmental documentary ‘2040’ and ‘The Report’, looking at corruption.

ASFF 2019: The Hijack Visionary Filmmaker Award

New for this year, the Hijack Visionary Filmmaker Award recognises directors with exceptional vision and a unique cinematic voice.

ASFF 2019: Winners Announced

ASFF’s 2019 awards have been announced. With over 400 films in competition, the festival recognises outstanding talent in filmmaking. Discover this year’s winners.

ASFF 2019: Day Five

Today marks the end of ASFF 2019. It is the last opportunity to see the screenings on offer and to discover all our historic venues. Read our round-up of key events happening today.

ASFF 2019: Day Four

Only two days left before the end of the ninth edition of ASFF. Unsure of what screenings and event to attend to? Here is a round up of what is happening today.

ASFF 2019: Day Three

Enjoyed yesterday’s packed line-up of masterclass sessions? There are even more events on offer today including the launch of the industry marketplace.

ASFF 2019: Day Two

Following yesterday’s innovative screenings, masterclasses and social events, Thursday marks the start our full programme. See a round up of key events here.

ASFF 2019: Day One

400 films. 5 days. 13 venues. Today, Wednesday 6 November, marks the beginning of the ninth edition of ASFF. Here is a round up of some key events that are not to be missed.

Official Selection 2019: Comedy

‘Norteños’ follows Barry, a mild-mannered dimwit who needs the help of his ex-lover after having murdered his grandmother. View the trailer ahead of ASFF 2019.

Official Selection 2019: Artists’ Film

‘The Beauty’, directed by Pascal Schelbli, is a poetic journey through the oceans, which are simultaneously stunning and polluted. Watch the trailer ahead of ASFF 2019.

Filmmaker Interviews: Claire Campbell

‘Winter’s Blight’ tells the story of an elderly man who lives alone in an isolated hut in Central Otago, New Zealand. Spring should have arrived but the winter will not relent.

Filmmaker Interviews: Atanu Mukherjee

Official Selection filmmaker, Atanu Mukherjee, discusses the story of existence and individuality in his drama short ‘Wig.’ See it this week at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

Official Selection 2019: Documentary

Sonam Lancin’s ‘After the Silence’ follows David – a man who had to leave his country and sacrifice the love of his life. Screening as part of the Documentary strand at ASFF 2019.

Filmmaker Interviews: Christopher Guerrero

Official Selection filmmaker, Christopher Guerrero, discusses dark satire in his comedy, ‘White Guys Solve Sexism.’ Screening at ASFF.

Filmmaker Interviews: Francesco Cuizza

Official Selection filmmaker, Francesco Cuizza, explains the cathartic power of failure and the importance of good friends in his fashion short, ‘Warrior with a Crown.’

Official Selection 2019: Animation

Frederic Siegel and Benjamin Morard’s ‘The Lonely Orbit’ follows a satellite technician as he tries to cope with solitude. Watch the trailer ahead of ASFF 2019.

Filmmaker Interviews: Ryan Henry Knight

Official Selection filmmaker, Ryan Henry Knight, discusses the evolution of a story around the models and clothes in his fashion short ‘The Silence Is Black And White’.

Filmmaker Interviews: Howard Vause

Official Selection filmmaker, Howard Vause, explores the stories and films from his childhood which came to inspire his fairytale animated short ‘The Curious Child’.

Official Selection 2019: Dance

‘SHOVE’ is a metaphorical dance film directed by Lauren Pringle. It reflects the realities of unsafe abortions. Watch the trailer ahead of its screening in the Dance category at ASFF 2019.

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