With the 10th Anniversary Edition of the BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival drawing to a close, it’s time to celebrate this year’s winning short, features and VR films.
These 10 thrillers live on the darker side of life. Tackling the supernatural and the psychological, these films aim to immerse and shock viewers. Stream them On Demand until 6 December.
Are we shaping our identities on social media or vise versa? Cristina Rosique and Sui-Ki Law join ASFF to discuss the research and exhibition that informed Official Selection 360 film ‘Hannya’.
Official Selection director Megan K Fox explores coming-of-age experiences for young Irish people through drama short ‘Cailín Álainn (Pretty Girl)’. Watch the interview and learn more.
ASFF surveys the week’s on demand releases including the hard-hitting asylum seeker documentary ‘Love Child’ and Swedish director Roy Andersson’s last film, ‘About Endlessness’.
Brandon Cronenberg returns with his new film ‘Possessor – Uncut’, starring Andrea Riseborough as a top-level corporate assassin who operates by inhabiting other people’s minds.
Documentary filmmaker James Erskine returns with not one but two films: ‘The End of the Storm’, which follows the fortunes of Liverpool Football Club during the Jurgen Klopp era and ‘Billie’, a hard-hitting look at the life of singer Billie Holiday.
ASFF 2020 showcased some amazing talent from both in front of the camera and behind it. Here are ten brilliant masterclasses to watch again from this year’s festival.
‘Clearing’ director, writer and producer Janet Marrett pinpoints the importance of sharing the life experiences of people of colour.
ASFF 2020’s Best of Festival and Best Documentary awards went to Maija Blåfield’s The Fantastic. We caught up with the director about inspirations and the process of making the stand-out film.
‘A Sonic Pulse’ directors Dorothy Allen-Pickard and Antoine Marinot join ASFF to discuss how personal experiences inspired the documentary. Hear the world in a different way.
A portrayal of an artist who is obsessively chasing his vision. ‘Spend My Dayz’ director Agni Raj Singh discusses the inspiration behind the music video, in conversation with ASFF2020.
ASFF highlights five wonderful films featured as part of this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival, including Spanish-made drama ‘The Desert’, and the Irish portrait of young dancers, ‘Ode’.
Steve McQueen’s five-part anthology, ‘Small Axe’, deals with the experience of being black in Britain with a quintet of provocative films, with stars including John Boyega and Letitia Wright.
From director Alexander Nanau, ‘Collective’ is a hard-hitting, fly-on-the-wall documentary exposé of the scandal that erupted in the Romanian health service after a nightclub fire killed 27 people.
ASFF 2020 welcomed a wide variety of curators through the Guest Programmes. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.
Jaq is angry. But she also wants to have sex. Go behind the scenes of ‘End-O’ with screenwriter Elaine Gracie and producers Alexandra Blue and Kate Phibbs.
A night on duty alters a YPJ Kurdish fighter’s life irrevocably. Alberto Garcia Ballesteros joins ASFF to discuss how his personal experience influenced thriller ‘Awake – Chapter 4’.
Watch great film with ASFF’s Online Platform. ‘Ferine’ pushes the borders of human nature. Writer and director Andrea Corsini reflects on the importance of cinematography.
ASFF 2020 divided its films into six strands, each spanning genres ranging from comedy to drama to animation. Here is a reminder of each strand.