ASFF is proud to be in partnership with London College of Communication’s Screen School for Sound & Cinema: Past, Present & Future – an exhibition and events programme spanning film, virtual reality, games, TV and sound. It celebrates 125 years of diversity and creativity within LCC.
ASFF also celebrates a milestone in 2020: its 10th anniversary. The festival has screened over 4000 films, had over 1000 industry events and has played a major role in bringing new talent to wider audiences. The VR Lab in partnership with LCC continues to expand this landscape. As part of the Sound & Cinema programme, Festival Director Cherie Federico showcases five films that have made an impact on her over the past 10 years. Two of the selected works, Ed Perkins’ Black Sheep and Jeremy Comte’s Fauve, were both nominated for Oscars. To accompany the Director’s Pick screening at LCC (24 January), Federico will speak about what it takes to set up a film festival and the landscape of independent filmmaking.
London College of Communication is the first stop on the Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour – an initiative aimed at bringing cinema to the community and encouraging positive engagement with independent film. The powerful selection of films explores contemporary social issues, inspiring life stories and beautifully heart-warming narratives across animation, drama, documentary and dance. The Film Tour screening at LCC (24 January) features Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-nominated works, and will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the filmmakers. The talk will focus on navigating the industry, working to a budget and realising your script.
360 filmmaking offers the unique opportunity to experience the full potential of cinema, transporting viewers to new worlds and allowing them to consider different perspectives. The VR panel discussion (24 January), chaired by Dan Bartlett, Programme Director of Moving Image and Digital Arts, which will delve into the possibilities of immersive filmmaking. Questions are asked about the cinematic future and the implications of working with immersive film.
22 January – 13 February. Find out more and book tickets here.
Images by Jim Poyner.