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.

Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema, MoMA, New York

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) honours Italian production designer Dante Ferretti (b. 1943) with an exhibition and film programme exploring his design practice, concept art, and original set pieces from the films that earned him three Academy Awards.

New Release: Blue Jasmine

New release Blue Jasmine, which is showing at UK cinemas from 27 September, sees a long awaited return to form from veteran director Woody Allen.

ASFF 2013: Masterclasses Announced

This year’s ASFF Masterclass line-up is finally in place and with ticket sales due to open this weekend we reveal what will be in store for the 2013 festival.

Images of an Infinite Film, MoMA’s Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery

Images of an Infinite Film brings together works that, through structural or material intervention, emulate processes of human knowing or thought, function as scores for imagined films, or take form entirely in the mind of the viewer.

To Help Spur Social Change, The Year’s Most Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Made Available For All Of Indonesia

It has recently been announced that the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary film The Act Of Killing will be made available for free to the people of Indonesia in perpetuity.

New Film Release: Any Day Now

After sweeping the board at film festivals across the Atlantic, Any Day Now, hailed as 2012’s audience favourite, is set for a UK release in cinemas this week. Inspired by a true story, the film documents the day-to-day reality of the institutionalised discrimination faced by the gay community in the late 1970s.

World Premiere of Harminder Judge’s Bilocation, Kedleston Hall

Harminder Judge’s film installation Bilocation was commissioned by contemporary art curators Meadow Arts, who invited him to make a new artwork for the National Trust property, Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.

DocHouse September Screenings, London

Building a wider audience for documentary in the cinema, DocHouse brings world-class international films with special guests and panel discussions to the big screen.

The Epic of Everest: World Premiere of New Restoration Film, 57th BFI London Film Festival, 9 – 20 Oct

The BFI National Archive’s gala screening at the 57th BFI London Film Festival is the world premiere of the newly restored official film record of the legendary 1924 Everest expedition, The Epic of Everest.

New Film Release: The Artist and the Model

The Artist and the Model, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba sees a UK release from 13 September. Set in 1943, this black-and-white film follows the life of an 80-year-old sculptor Marc Cros (played by Jean Rochefort) in a small mountain town teetering on the knife-edge between Franco’s Spain and occupied France.

ASFF 2013: Explore the Venues

As we gear up to announce the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 Official Selection in September, we take a look at the festival’s 15 amazing venues. Taking over the enchanting city of York 7 – 10 November, ASFF presents a unique opportunity to experience outstanding independent film whilst exploring one of Britain’s oldest cities.

ICA London’s Cinema on the Steps: Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki Curate Tonight’s Event

As part of ICA’s Off-Site programme, Cinema on the Steps began a three-night run last night, bringing an exciting selection of contemporary Middle Eastern artists’ film to an outdoor cinema on The Mall.

New Film Release: Morrisey 25 Live

This week sees the release of Morrisey 25 Live, James Russell’s feature film that celebrates 25 years of the cult icon’s prolific solo career.

Architecture on Film: From Smith to Sottsass, London

The Architecture Foundation’s leading series of cinema, documentary and art enters its fifth year and this Autumn the foundation screens a showcase of 14 short films across two curated presentations.