The Quay Brothers, EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, 15 December 2013 – 9 March 2014

The Quay Brothers are influential stop-motion animators, internationally renowned for their inventive, other-worldly films that merge objects, puppets and people from real life with gloomy fantasies and haunted visions.

Jamie Shovlin: Hiker Meat, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Exploitation movies were low-budget feature films, usually considered to be of low moral or artistic merit. Regardless, conceptual artist Jamie Shovlin has now produced an entirely new film of this genre for Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 Opens for Entries!

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 is open for entries, inviting submissions from filmmakers who are driving the genre of film with innovative and inspirational works.

Aesthetica Gift Guide

There is still plenty of time to get some last minute shopping in and we’ve got lots of ideas to help you out. Whoever you’re buying for we’ve got a multitude of suggestions that are bound to enhance the following year and offer new cultural opportunities.

Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future, Dubai International Film Festival

Six short films written and directed by young and talented Iraqi directors are featuring in the Dubai International Film Festival special section, Iraq Legacy: Children of Future.

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With the days getting colder and the nights drawing in, what better way to stay warm this winter than curling up with a selection of films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013? 2013’s ASFF was sensational with over 300 outstanding films being screened throughout the weekend of 7-10 November.

Win Three Colours Trilogy on Blu Ray

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy on Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, representing the three colours of the French flag, is now available for the first time on Blu Ray. The polish director released the three films during the 1990s and along with The Decalogue and The Double Life of Véronique, are the works for which he is best known.

World Premiere of Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girl at Dubai International Film Festival

In recent years a pioneering generation of international filmmakers has arisen that seeks to create new film projects able to become successful cinema hits apart from the traditional formula combining big budgets and popular film stars.

Review of Artists’ Film International, Istanbul

An intriguing showcase of video art and short film finds its way to Istanbul this winter under the annual programme of Artists’ Film International: a curated collection of moving images from global artists.

Bold Expressions of Creativity: ICA’s New Series of Random Acts Films Commissioned by Channel 4

The ICA launches its new programme of short artists’ films today as part of the Random Acts project in association with Channel 4. Random Acts is a short-form daily arts strand on Channel 4, first launched in 2011.

Discover Arab Cinema, BFI, London

Arab cinema is celebrated in a specially curated programme, Discover Arab Cinema, at BFI for an entire year. The season combines contemporary Arab films with classics from the past, and includes shorts and feature length films.

Silent Shakespeare, St James Theatre, 1 December

Silent Shakespeare is a unique and rare opportunity to see seven silent films of Shakespeare plays, collected from around the world and produced between 1899 and 1911.

Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, starring Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe, co-writer and star of Ben Wheatley’s acclaimed black comedy Sightseers, joined us at ASFF 2013 to share her expertise on screenwriting. Working in British comedy for years, she has been part of some of the UK’s best loved comedies such as Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, The Mighty Boosh and Black Books.

Art Meets Music: Warp x Tate, Tate Britain

Late at Tate Britain is a special programme of events for young and diverse audiences held at Tate Britain on a bi-monthly basis. The evening covers a variety of activities and regularly features music, film, fashion and live performance.

Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen, GRAD, 17 January – 29 March 2014

As the UK/Russia Year of Culture begins, GRAD collaborates with Antikbar to present Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen.

Screen Yorkshire Launches Triangle 2014

Screen Yorkshire champions and supports new and emerging talent in the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber. Its unique and successful national talent development scheme Triangle 2014 is open to applications.

Resounding Success: BAFTA, Warp and Film 4 at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013

ASFF is one of the most exciting site-specific film festivals in the UK. While introducing festival-goers to memorable short film, its use of 15 distinct venues across York provides an opportunity to explore the historic and the contemporary as the festival’s backdrop.

Congratulations to ASFF 2013 Winners

The 3rd instalment of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) presented a rich selection of outstanding films, showcasing 300 shorts from 36 countries spanning all genres from Drama and Documentary, Music Video and Animation, to Experimental, Artist Film and more. A judging panel selected the winning films for Category Awards and Best of Fest.

Artists’ Film Club, ICA London

The ICA’s Artists’ Film Club has been running since 2008 and features work by artists in the medium of film. The new season includes up and coming artists as well as more established names in artists film.

Overview of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013

Last night saw the closing ceremony of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. It was a fantastic affair, with guests joining us from all across the world.

ASFF Masterclass Success

Yesterday’s masterclasses at York St John University and York Theatre Royal were a resounding success. Five hundred people showed up to pack out the theatre for Barry Ryan’s discussion about Warp Films, creators of pioneering British cinemas including Four Lions, This is England and Dead Man’s Shoe.