The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking. This Friday a special programme of films from the 2012 festival will be screened at the V&A, London, for the Friday Late event. Themed around Dalston, the event this Friday 28 June is the first in a series of Friday Lates that will invite London’s creative communities to take over the Museum for an evening, presenting a range of music, art, design, film, architecture and more.
This screening comprises a selection of films from ASFF 2012, highlighting the community of Dalston and one man’s particular struggles as a recent immigrant to the area. In addition to this, the remaining films also question familial relationships, time and place, but they also embody the energy, capacity for change, as well as the character of this celebrated location. The programme captures the essence of a centre for creativity by combining art forms, visual narrative, music and animation.
The films that will be screened are as follows:
Kingsland #1: The Dreamer by Tony Grisoni (The Bureau), 21. A young Kurdish man, unable to speak English arrives in Kingsland.
Hurdy Gurdy by Daniel Seideneder (Dropout Films), 3.30. A short experimental film that uses extraordinary aesthetics to question reality.
Long Distance Information by Douglas Hart (HIS London), 7.40. Father always told us “never to talk to strangers” but surely we have to phone home sometimes?
Sea Meadow by Lily Baldwin (Eams Productions/Curbside Films/Topiary Productions), 12.17. A woman stumbles upon an estate that haunts her with a sylised dance tableau.
Let It Go by Ashley Dean music by Fossil Collective (Broken Pixel), 5.09. A tale of tragedy, heartbreak, hope and determination inspired by Minecraft and Desert Island Discs.
See all the films at the V&A this Friday, 28 June. All events are free and places designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at this event. www.vam.ac.uk.
Visit us this year in York at ASFF from 7 to 10 November. www.asff.co.uk.
1. Long Distance Information, Douglas Hart, courtesy of ASFF.