A film festival curated by an arts magazine comes to York in November.
In a first for the city, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrates work by independent studios and will use galleries, buildings and public areas around York as performance space for cinematic and multimedia content.
The festival’s director, Cherie Federico, believes the event offers an original experience. “It not only offers visitors a change to engage with new filmmakers from across the world, but also to enjoy one of Britain’s best loved cities.”
The programme for the event features discussions with keynote figures in the UK cinema industry on aspects such as writing, production and pitching ideas. Guest speakers includes Ivana McKinnon, the Associate Producer of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’; Mark Herman, Writer and Director of ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas’ and ‘Little Voice’ and Saeed Taji Farouky, a TED Senior Fellow and documentary maker.
Screen Yorkshire is endorsing the festival. Its Chief Executive, Sally Joynson, adds, “In a time of uncertainty over future funding, it is heartening to see fresh and energetic projects making good things happen, adding a new and vibrant experience to the Yorkshire and UK festival scene.”
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival takes place in various venues across York from November 3 to November 6. Further information about the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, including a programme to download, is available on the event’s website.