A master at his craft, Geoff Souster’s classic tailoring in Chris Whitehead’s short film, shows that success is not always born out of academia. A three minute documentary, Three Blind Mice reflects on how Souster launched his career as a bespoke tailor and perfected his craft over 40 years. Produced by Film Infinity Video Production, the film was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2012 as part of the documentary category, and went on to gain further success in the Reed Film Festival and Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, which screened the film at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London last year. There is still 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 31 May.
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 31 May 2013. For more information, please visit www.asff.co.uk.
1. Three Blind Mice, Chris Whitehead, courtesy of Vimeo.