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.
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.
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 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.
This year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) includes 300 films from over 30 countries in its Official Selection.
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.
Just one of the hilarious comedies promising to tickle any humour seeking festival going is South African filmmaker Greg Rom’s Loot.
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?
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.
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.
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 directed by Felix Van Groeningen features outstanding performances from Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh.
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, which is showing at UK cinemas from 27 September, sees a long awaited return to form from veteran director Woody Allen.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.