Meeting of the Minds

Regina King is the actress who won an Oscar for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’. She now returns behind the camera with ‘One Night In Miami’, an adaptation of Kemp Powers’ play.

Loss and Love

Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber, the team behind ‘White God’, make their English-language debut with ‘Pieces of a Woman’, following a couple who suffer the devastating loss of a child.

January Previews: Netflix and Prime Video

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows and films on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, including a new French series from the creator of ‘Killing Eve.’

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including ‘Robin’s Wish’, a documentary about the final months of comedian Robin Williams, and Stanley Tong’s ‘Vanguard’, starring Jackie Chan.

Review: Best Films of 2020

While 2020 was a challening year for cinema, the art form still produced some wondrous films. Here is a selection of five of the best, including ‘Uncut Gems’ and Robert Eggers’ ‘The Lighthouse’.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases in cinemas and on demand, including the new family film from Robert Rodriguez, ‘We Can Be Heroes’, and David Osit’s documentary ‘Mayor’.

ASFF Video Library: 5 Documentaries

Meditating on the world around us, these multi-faceted films take viewers behind closed doors. Culturally rich, they spark dialogues with a range of timely topics. Discover 5 shorts to watch.

Bar Presence

Sibling filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross turn their eye on a Las Vegas dive bar named Roaring 20s for ‘Bloody Noses, Empty Pockets’, a drama-documentary all set over one night.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases in cinemas and on demand, including body swap thriller ‘Freaky’ with Vince Vaughn and South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo’s latest ‘The Woman Who Ran’.

Final Frontiers

George Clooney directs and stars in ‘The Midnight Sky’, a drama adapted from the novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton in which the Earth has suffered an environmental catastrophe.

Festive Movie Round-Up

In need of some Christmas spirit? There’s no better way than treating yourself to a festive movie. ASFF rounds up the best Christmas movies to see as we round out the year.

ASFF Film Library: 5 Comedies

Comedy offers something for everyone, following unwitting characters through their day-to-day lives as they descend into unexpected moments. Discover 5 to see from our online video library.

Mother Love

Thomas Bezucha’s ‘Let Him Go’ stars Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as a married couple whose quiet life in Montana is uprooted when they lose their son.

Super Woman

Patty Jenkins, the director of ‘Monster’ and ‘Wonder Woman’, returns with her first sequel, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, which sees Gal Gadot reprise her role as the DC Comics superhero.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases in cinemas and on demand, including Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy ‘Superintelligence’ and the Chilean documentary ‘The Mole Agent’.

On the Other Side

Will Thorne makes his feature debut with ‘Silent Night’, a crime drama starring Bradley Taylor as Mark, a hitman fresh out of prison who is trying to reconnect with his daughter.

Island Living

Italian Director Sydney Sibilia returns with ‘Rose Island’, a comedy-drama starring Elio Germano in the true story of engineer Giorgio Rosa who built a platform off the coast of Italy in 1967.

Family Strife

Viggo Mortensen writes and directs his first feature ‘Falling’, in which he stars as John, the long-suffering son to a father (Lance Henriksen) now in the aggressive stages of dementia.

5 to See: This Weekend

With cinemas re-opening across the UK, ASFF surveys the week’s releases, including Julien Temple’s documentary about Pogues lead singer, and the innovative Zoom-style horror ‘Host’.

December Previews: Netflix and Amazon

ASFF highlights new shows and films on Netflix and Amazon, including David Fincher’s gorgeous 1930s-set Hollywood drama ‘Mank’ and new crime yarn ‘I’m Your Woman’, starring Rachel Brosnahan.

ASFF 2020: Award-Winning Narratives

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.