June Streaming Releases

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights new shows, including the second season of Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ and taut airplane-set thriller ‘7500’.

Ensemble Thriller

Director Dominik Moll came to international attention two decades ago with Harry, ‘Here’s Here To Help’. He returns with ‘Only The Animals’, an ensemble thriller.

Island Paradise

Filmmakers Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong co-direct ‘Krabi, 2562’, a meditation on the folklore and culture of the paradise-like Thai province.

Satire Tackles Hollywood

Four days left to submit. From the ASFF archives, Alberto Belli makes light of the entertainment industry and the fine line between titillation and what is considered artistic content.

Creating Your Own Path

Morgan explains the difference between assigned and preferred gender in an intimate portrait from filmmaker Lucy Brydon. In this powerful piece, the camera steadily Morgan.

Playing with Convention

A man’s social inwardness and love of his favourite drink drive the plot of Daniel Onyia’s comedy short Where’s My Supermalt. Playing on the conventions of communal pleasantries.

A Soulful Short: Dance from ASFF

An exorcism through movement is explored in Geej Ower’s emotional dance short film/music video The Idea of Us. Told via a circulative narrative that begins and ends on a cliff edge.

From the Archives: Documentary

Sisters Alexandra and Elisabeth retrace the journey of their grandfather Franz Wedenig in Next Stop: Reset, a touching intergenerational documentary about exploring one’s heritage.

Fighting Injustices

Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson follows his 2015 feature ‘Rams’ with ‘The County’, another rural drama about a widowed dairy farmer who takes on a co-operative.

Female Intuitions

David Stuart Snell makes his feature debut, which begins as three girls – Lara Pictet, Meghan Carrasquillo and Alexandra Bokova – head out for a camping trip in the desert.

An Audible Storybook

Sensory filmmaking reaches its peak in Christian Holm-Glad’s short collaboration with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. The Nordic Sound is a pristine, primitive storybook.

Mesmeric Animation

In the last month to submit to ASFF. Jennifer Zheng’s vibrantly composed yet poignant short animation Tough. The first conversation between a mother and her daughter.

Inspirational Comedy

On the eve of his curcifixion, Jesus Christ hears publicity pitches from his closest disciples, in a hilarious reimagining of one of the western world’s most recognised paintings of all time.

May 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 Oscar-nominated big-hitters like ‘Bombshell’.

Making Waves

Set in America, Eliza Hittman’s third film, ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’, is a tough but tender teenage abortion drama, starring newcomers Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder.

Stretching the Limits of Cinema

Emilia Reid’s GirlGaze is a simple yet effective alternative. By framing a woman’s story through another woman’s lens, a noticeable shift in focus and movement can be felt.

ASFF 2020: Tips for Submission

Get inspired as we enter the final month for ASFF submissions. We share five key pieces of advice to inform your short, feature or immersive / VR entry to the 2020 festival.

Stimulating Dance

Themes of identity, herd mentality and indoctrination are laid bare in Erin S Murray’s stark yet emotionally stimulating experimental dance short Hydra.

Haunting Storylines

From award-winning filmmaker Tom Noakes, Nursery Rhyme is a slowburn, deeply surprising short film that plays on preconceptions to deliver a sharp, stylishly executed turn of events.

Theatrical Choreography

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

A Dual Commentary

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.