Submission Countdown: Fashion

From fashion documentarian Lorna Tucker, short fashion film Red Shoes brings a Vivienne Westwood flair to Hans Christian Andersen’s notorious fairytale.

Submission Countdown: Thriller

In Samantha Severin’s neon-tinged thriller Blue, a nameless girl makes a living off of her webcam without realising just how closely her audience is paying attention to her.

Submission Countdown: Advertising

The origins of luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton are retold in vibrant pop and candy colours in Never Ending Story, a perfect illustration of the boundaries that branded filmmaking can bend.

May Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime, including the second season of ‘Homecoming’ with Janelle Monáe.

Mournful Music

Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu returns with two films this week – documentary ‘Infinite Football’ and ‘The Whistlers’, a film noir about police corrution, lust and love starring Vlad Ivanov.

Submission Countdown: Music Video

Shot by a primarily female crew on International Women’s Day, Young Girls by Pin is a crisp, contemporary study of camaraderie directed by Amy Watson. 

Submission Countdown: Animation

Last month to submit: draw inspiration from our Animation category. Stephen McNally blends CG 3D and 2D drawn animation for ASFF-selected short film ‘Meanwhile’.

Toxic Environments

Kitty Green makes her feature film debut with ‘The Assistant’, starring Julia Garner as a film production company employee who begins to sense exploitative behaviour.

Army of One

‘Moffie’, co-written and directed by Oliver Hermanus, is a hard-hitting drama set in South Africa in 1981 as a young 18 year-old lad (Kai Luke Brummer) is conscripted into the military.

Dance Crazed

Pablo Larraín, the director of ‘Neruda’ and ‘Jackie’, returns with his new film, ‘Ema’, starring Mariana di Girolamo and Gael García Bernal in this tale of a failed adoption.

Teen Spirit

Tayarisha Poe makes her feature debut with ‘Selah and the Spades’, a drama set in the world of an elite elite Pennsylvania boarding school, starring Lovie Simone.

April Movies To Stream

What’s new to the world of video on demand? ASFF highlights an array of films to keep you entertained during lockdown, from the release of the ninth ‘Star Wars’ movie.

April Previews: Netflix and Amazon Prime

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows on Netflix and Amazon, including the second season of Ricky Gervais’ morbid sitcom ‘After Life’.

Unsocial Media

Safy Nebbou’s thriller ‘Who You Think I Am’ stars Juliette Binoche as a literature professor who develops a dangerous online obsession with a younger man.

ASFF Recommends: Bookshelf Essentials

ASFF selects five key books from the world of filmmaking. This list provides plenty of new ideas and cinematic inspiration. Delve into the selection whilst staying at home.

5 Film Podcasts to Listen To

Staying home is essential right now, which means there’s plenty of time to discover the breadth of free cultural content. ASFF selects key film podcasts to listen to during this time.

Bruising Encounters

Nick Rowland makes his feature debut with ‘Calm With Horses’, an atmospheric Irish-set crime drama starring Cosmo Jarvis as an ex-boxer with ties to a ruthless local family.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020

ASFF previews the 24th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which premieres fourteen features and documentaries, including closing night gem ‘Made In Bangladesh’.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF previews the week’s new cinema releases. With films coming from Britain, Ireland, America and Brazil, these stories embrace comedy, horror, satire and true-life.

March Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows on Netflix and Amazon, including the third season of the hugely-popular ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF takes in the week’s cinema releases, including the new Pixar movie ‘Onward’ and a documentary about one of America’s great modern authors, ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.’