It’s one week until the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019 opens, welcoming leading figures from across the industry to the UNESCO World Heritage City of York.
This year’s edition of ASFF is the largest to date. Running 6-10 November, the event will welcome over 25,000 people to watch 400 films from 60+ countries and take part in over 100 industry-led events. For ASFF’s ninth edition, key speakers include Oscar-winner Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugarman), BAFTA-winning producer Paul Webster (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and BIFA-nominated editor Chris Wyatt (This is England, God’s Own Country).
Every year, ASFF welcomes industry leaders from a range of disciplines to speak about their craft, offering a unique opportunity to gain insights in areas such as animation, VFX, documentary production and camera operation. For 2019, the festival welcomes cultural powerhouses such as British Vogue, i-D and Rankin, as well as cinematographer Dick Pope (Mr. Turner, The Illusionist) and film editor Mick Audsley (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
Other key events include the Screen School VR Lab, a celebration of innovative storytelling in partnership with the London College of Communication (LCC), and the Showcase Screenings, a series of discussions presented by staff and alumni of leading UK organisations, including University of the Arts London,Manchester School of Artand Goldsmiths University of London.
For 2019, ASFF introduces the Industry Marketplace. The first event of its kind in the UK, it is a platform for attendees and delegates to meet face-to-face with 40 organisations from across the sector, spanning international film festivals, screen agencies, sales agents, global distributors and renowned universities.
ASFF runs 6-10 November. For more information, click here.Connect with the Aesthetica Short Film Festival on social media: Twitter @asffest | Facebook @aestheticashortfilmfest| Instagram @asffestival.
1. Courtesy of Jim Poyner.