Win a Weekend Pass for ASFF 2013

Now an established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.

ASFF 2013 Programme: Streets in the Sky

There are just nine days left until ASFF 2013 opens across the city of York. Featuring eight genres and 300 short films, the festival is a celebration of outstanding filmmaking and innovative directing.

Art Cinema, mima, 1 December 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Art Cinema at The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art returns for a one-off special, showing another diverse selection of classic and contemporary artists’ films and videos.

ASFF Masterclass: Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s leading festival focusing on the documentary genre and programmer for the event, Hussain Currimbhoy, knows what to look out for in cutting edge factual film.

New Release: The Selfish Giant

Referred to by The Guardian as “richly allusive and moving”, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary tale about two teenage boys who get caught up in the world of copper theft.

ASFF 2013 Schedule of Events

The countdown has begun for the Opening Night of ASFF, which is in less than two weeks time on 7 November.

Showcasing Music Videos at ASFF 2013

Audiences attending 2013’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival can expect to see a rich selection of music videos, with films to tracks including Call Me in the Afternoon by Half Moon Run, Animal by The Gorgeous Colours and Lilies by Bat for Lashes.

Live Cinema, Artists’ Film and the Crossover Between Mainstream & Experimental Cinema at ASFF

This year at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, running from 7 to 10 November in York, audiences will have the opportunity to engage not only with mainstream cinema, but also experience a programme of thought-provoking artists’ film.

Jonas Mekas/ The Fluxus Wall, Bozar Expo

Jonas Mekas is a central figure in post-war avant-garde cinema. The Lithuanian-American artist is celebrated in a retrospective at BOZAR, Lithuania, this October.

Joakim Sundström on Sound Editing, BAFTA ASFF Masterclass

For ASFF 2013 BAFTA nominated Supervising Sound Editor Joakim Sundström will discuss the principles of sound editing and design, drawing upon his extensive experience working on Oscar and BAFTA winning films.

Shirin Neshat Workshops with London Film School

Tomorrow evening at the Barbican, award-winnning artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat and Isaac Julien select short clips from each others’ work and question one another about methods and preoccupations.

TANDEM, ASFF Masterclass

TANDEM is an Oscar winning animation studio specialising in commercials and shorts. For ASFF 2013, producer Emma Burch will discuss the studio’s filmmaking process with Oscar and BAFTA winning director Daniel Greaves.

Showcasing Outstanding International Films at ASFF 2013

This year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) includes 300 films from over 30 countries in its Official Selection.

Celebrate Women Filmmakers at ASFF 2013

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival highlights the best in emerging and established short filmmaking. Running 7-10 November, the event offers audiences the opportunity to appreciate short film in the context of York, a beautiful and historic city.

ASFF 2013 Programme: Loot

Just one of the hilarious comedies promising to tickle any humour seeking festival going is South African filmmaker Greg Rom’s Loot.

Film Release: Watermark, Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction?

Interview with Previous ASFF Best of Fest Winner, Rich Williamson

Aesthetica speaks to the director of The Sugar Bowl, Rich Williamson, (co-directed with Shasha Nakhai), about his enjoyment of ASFF in 2012 and his advice for future applicants.

Which Way Is The Frontline From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington was considered by many to be one of the most significant visual artist of recent times. An award-winning photo journalist and filmmaker, Hetherington spent years covering conflict across the world in locations such as Liberia, Afghanistan and Libya.

Five Weeks Until ASFF Opens

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 is just over a month away and will run from 7 – 10 November in 15 locations across the city of York.

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown directed by Felix Van Groeningen features outstanding performances from Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh.