BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival (ASFF) returns to York, 7-11 November. The eighth edition takes place across 15 venues over 5 days, with 300 short and feature films, from Comedy and Drama to Animation and Family Friendly screenings, as well as VR and 360-degree immersive experiences.
As part of a curated programme of 100 events, including Cinema Bambino – tailored films for parents and carers of babies from 0 months to two years old – and Guest Programmes from leading film festivals and organisations. Topics for 2018 include Syrian Stories: Female Voices and Imperial War Museum: 100 Years On, Representations of the Great War.
ASFF also welcomes speakers from leading organisations including Film 4, BBC, i-D, Vice, British Vogue and Aardman Animation, covering themes such as Documentary Filmmaking: Telling the Story and Visual Effects: Achieving the Impossible as well filmmakers and screenwriters. Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Matt Greenhalgh (Control and Nowhere Boy) and Mark Cousins (The Eyes of Orson Wells and Stockholm, My Love) are all in attendance to discuss their expansive and award-winning careers.
Day Passes from £16. Single Screening tickets £5 and concessions available.
Follow ASFF for live updates on the lead-up to and during the festival: @ASFFest.