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.

Lees Rooney: High Voltage Acts of Kindness

Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, Lees Rooney is a collaborative partnership between poet/ writer Janet Lees and photographer/ videographer Rooney.

Savings, Daan den Houter’s Performance Video from the Aesthetica Art Prize

Fascinated by the influence of the subconscious mind, Daan den Houter explores the way we modify and perceive the world and art. In pursuing this aim, den Houter seeks to bring multiple contradictory subjects together in the same single work, which results in pieces that are in conflict with themselves.

Cleaning Up, a film by Simon and Thomas Guerrier

Simon and Thomas Guerrier’s award-winning thriller Cleaning Up staring Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson is now available to buy from bigfinish.com.

The Floating Cinema, London

The Floating Cinema returns to London with a new programme entitled Extra-Ordinary.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at V&A Friday Late (28 June)

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking. This Friday a special programme of films from the 2012 festival will be screened at the V&A, London, for the Friday Late event.

Review of Sixto Rodriguez at the Hammersmith Apollo, London

The 66th British Academy Film Awards ceremony on February 10, 2013 announced Searching for Sugar Man as the Best Documentary of the Year. It is a touching and highly-emotional documentary directed by Malik Bendjelloul about the search for the man famed for his song Sugar Man.

Interview with the director of Secret Cinema, Fabien Riggall

Taking cinema out of the safe confines of the movie theatre has long been a catalyst of excitement and wonder.

Review of Asymmetrical Cinema, London

Asymmetrical Cinema is a fitting title for the unsettling cacophony of noise and image currently on show at Beaconsfield. Curated by Dale Holmes and Kirsten Cooke under the moniker Material Conjectures, this is a highly visceral exhibition that probes the physical and psychological impact of mass media, film and television.

The Jockstrap Raiders, Short Film from ASFF

Set in Leeds during the First World War, The Jockstrap Raiders follows a group of misfits who have been left out of the conflict due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading Germany army, the unlikely heroes must learn to work as a team and conquer their shortcomings to save Britain and its allies from impending defeat.