Just over a week to go until ASFF 2012!

There’s just over a week to go before the launch of this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF 2012)! The festival will present a sparkling selection of screenings, premieres and […]

There’s just over a week to go before the launch of this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF 2012)!

The festival will present a sparkling selection of screenings, premieres and masterclasses in venues across the city of York, UK, from the 8-11 November this year. The programme can now be found online at the ASFF 2012 website, where tickets are also available.

ASFF will once again be making good use of our beloved York to its full potential with numerous screenings and masterclasses taking place across the city.

One of the many highlights will be a celebratory screening of shorts from Warp Films, the world-famous British production company responsible for Four Lions and This is England. The festival will bring also some of the most respected members of the film industry to York, including Danny Cohen (cinematographer, The King’s Speech and Les Misérables) and Barry Ryan Head of Production for Warp Films (Dead Man’s Shoes and Submarine).

Furthermore as with the festival’s tradition, ASFF 2012 will be once again showcasing the emerging talent in the filmmaking industry drawn from a yearly open submission call. The submissions include an impressively wide smorgasbord of international as well as home grown talent, crossing various genres of film.

ASFF will also showcase some of the best talent from the British film industry, screening many films that have already experienced great success on the UK festival circuit. The multi-award-winning Guerrier brothers (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Being Human) will be returning for a second year. Their film, Revealing Diary, will be screening alongside new award-winning talent including Calum Mcdiarmid, winner of this year’s Audience Award at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival for ASFF selection ‘82’, and Douglas Hart, whose film Long Distance Information, also appearing at ASFF 2012, has won several awards this year, including the Short Film Award at Rushes.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival described by Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor of major sponsor, York St John University as ‘a fantastic addition to York’s event calendar’, this is a festival that promises to contribute to film culture across the UK and beyond. As festival director, Cherie Federico notes, we ‘couldn’t be more excited.’

For details of the full programme and to book tickets, please visit www.asff.co.uk.

Evangeline Spachis

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