The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 returns this year from 3 to 6 November in York, screening over 300 films in its Official Selection alongside a programme of exciting industry events. Screening Passes are now available, as are events tickets for industry activities such as masterclasses, networking sessions and special events.
Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, ASFF champions emerging and established artists working across a range of genres at any level in their career. Screenings showcase outstanding films in artist’s film, experimental, animation, comedy, drama, fashion, music video and more. In 2015, the winner of the Artist’s Film category was Shezad Dawood’s Towards the Possible Film – a study in parallel universes and the sparks that fly when worlds collide.
There are also 29 masterclasses with leading figures in the film world, networking sessions with major film organisations and Showcase Screenings presenting the works of emerging and innovative practitioners. Masterclass speakers will explore the topics of artist’s film and moving image, fashion and branded content, music video production, directing and editing, sound design, documentary, film criticism and cinematography.
Emily Butler, curator at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, will speak about the Artists’ Film International (AFI) programme, a collaborative project. She will discuss the interdisciplinary nature of artists’ film alongside Whitechapel’s 2016 AFI-selected artist Rachel Maclean whose imaginary worlds, created using green screen technology, offer artificially-saturated visions of the future.
There will also be the popular Meet the Film Festivals event, where filmmakers can network with programmers from leading UK and international film festivals and find out exactly what they are looking for. Meet the Filmmakers, sponsored by Creative England, also returns, creating a place for audiences to connect with those whose films are in the Official Selection.
Screening Passes range from Single Screening Tickets to One Day and Unlimited Four Day Passes, enabling the festival-goer unlimited access to all film screenings across the four-day event. Screening Passes also permit access to the ASFF 2016 Showcase Screenings, which are an opportunity for pass-holders to see works curated by organisations such as Creative England, Northern Film School, London College of Fashion and many more.
Tickets for Masterclasses, Special Events and Networking Sessions are also now available. These help filmmakers and film enthusiasts to explore today’s key issues, develop their career, enhance their skills and tune into current opportunities for practitioners working at any level.
For ASFF 2016 Screening Passes and Events Tickets, visit: www.asff.co.uk/tickets
1. Shezad Dawood, Towards the Possible Film. Winner of the ASFF Artist’s Film Strand in 2015.