Cinema Aesthetica Short Film Festival (15) 94 minutes

Sun 25 Aug | 5.50pm | Tickets: Pay What You Decide

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

The festival is a BAFTA recognised short film festival. This means that if your short film is screened or accepted into two or more of the BAFTA recognised festivals, it may be eligible for a BAFTA.

ASFF is a hotbed for talent discovery and a key annual event for emerging and established filmmakers to meet alongside industry professionals. British and international films are in competition in their category for an award, alongside the Best of Festival Award, Audience Award and Best Screenplay.

The festival programme is curated and culturally rich. We believe that great filmmaking has the power to change lives. Films have gone on to win awards at BAFTA and the Oscars as well as other festivals such Sundance, SXSW amongst other.

Each year, ASFF attracts thousands of entries. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, ASFF showcases over 400 international films from emerging and established filmmakers in various venues across the city of York. The programme also includes industry masterclasses, networking sessions and panel discussions.

DOUBLE PORTRAIT (ANIMATION)
Dir. Ian Bruce | UK | 2017 | 06:06
Double Portrait is a hand-painted animation which portrays the ill-fated relationship between Geraldine Peacock and Bob Gannicott. Created using frame by frame techniques.

BLACK SHEEP (DOCUMENTARY)
Dir. Ed Perkins | UK | 2018 | 26:38
Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000, when Damilola Taylor was killed in what became one of the UK’s most high-profile murder cases.

BACKSTORY (DRAMA)
Dir. Joschka Laukeninks | Germany | 2016 | 08:14
As a young child, our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with a woman.

CAMLO (DRAMA)
Dir. David Moody | UK | 2018 | 12:45
A young boy’s journey through the modern landscape of Belfast. Camlo tries to understand where he will fit within a society that hasn’t accepted him thus far in his life.

WALE (THRILLER)
Dir. Barnaby Blackburn | UK & USA | 2018 | 22:32
The story of an 18-year-old mobile mechanic, who learned his trade whilst at a young offenders institution. Now he’s out, living with Mum, and trying to get his business going.

VENUS (DOCUMENTARY)
Dir. Faye Carr Wilson | UK | 2016 | 05:00
A short documentary dealing with issues of disability
and empowerment through drag performer, Venus Dimilo. An intimate human story of survival and acceptance.

WAVE (DRAMA)
Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton | Ireland | 2017 | 13:45
A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language, baffling linguistic experts from
around the globe.

THE WAYWARD WIND (DANCE)
Monica Thomas & Steve Delahoyde | USA | 2017 | 03:37
A story told with humour and movement, The Wayward Wind
is a twist on the “rambling man” archetype, playing upon relationships with women found in the landscape.

Aesthetica Magazine

ASFF is organised by Aesthetica, one of the leading publications for art, design and photography, highlighting some of the most important artists at work today, both established and emerging, through detailed features and stunning imagery. The magazine includes in-depth coverage of new exhibitions and artists, photography and film, making it a go-to-guide for all art and culture lovers across the world. Aesthetica is widely distributed in the UK (over 628 outlets) and exported to 20 countries making it one of the most read art and culture publications in the world. Currently it has a readership of 311,000.

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