The BAFTA Qualifying ASFF: Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, this year’s festival will take place in 15 iconic venues across the historic city of York from 6 – 9 November 2014. Moving between medieval halls, galleries, museums and cinemas, ASFF invites audiences to create their own unique viewing experience.
The films span a diverse range of genres from comedy to music video, drama to documentary, and animation to artists’ film. New for 2014, ASFF showcases outstanding works from the fashion and advertising industries, working with London College of Fashion to establish a place for serious discussion about fashion film; its identity, responsibility to society and impact on visual culture. We also welcome Ridley Scott Associates and Jigsaw who will reveal the art of advertising and how filmmakers collaborate with brands.
Alongside screenings, ASFF also presents a dynamic series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Association of Camera Operators, Raindance, Double Negative, Beggars Group and many more. There are also guest programmes, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend, as well as screenings from our guest countries: Japan, Iraq and Lebanon.
New for 2014: Meet The Film Festivals Event – an opportunity for filmmakers and festival programmers to network with each other and share good practice. Festivals confirmed include Raindance, London Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen Leeds International Film Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Bradford International Film Festival, Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival from Japan and more. Booking details can be found at asff.co.uk/tickets.