Directed by Lukas Demgenski and produced by Valerie Hanson, Notes from the Underground is a 10 minute documentary on the people who run the London underground system which revolutionised transport and mobility within a dense highly populated city. Running like clockwork, Notes from the Underground reveals the work behind the punctuality and speed that makes the Underground so efficiently easy to use. Claiming success as the winner of the Special Jury Prize and the World Cinema Short Amsterdam Film Festival 2012, it also made it into the official selection for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2012 where it was played in the Documentary series. There is still a chance to submit a short film for ASFF 2013, which runs 7-10 November across the city of York. The final deadline for submissions is this Monday, 3 June.
ASFF allows for both budding and established filmmakers to connect with new, worldwide audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today. High profile attendees in 2012 included representatives from Warp, BAFTA, Channel 4 and Raindance. Over 200 films will be screened at this unique event, in 15 iconic locations across the historic city of York, uniting a stunning setting with cultural experience.
In addition to great exposure at the festival, the Winner will receive £750 among other prizes and screenings at a number of other UK festivals; the People’s Choice Winner will receive £250. A shortlist of finalists will be included on the ASFF Sampler DVD, which will be distributed with the December 2013 issue of Aesthetica Magazine, the international arts and culture publication. Finalists will also be included in an editorial feature in the magazine, which has a worldwide audience of 140,000.
ASFF are looking for films 25 minutes and under of all genres to screen at the festival in November 2013. Entry is £15 and the deadline for submissions is 3 June, 2013. For more information, please visit www.asff.co.uk.
1. Lukas Demgenski, Notes from the Underground, courtesy of ASFF.