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MANJINDER VIRK

BBC FILMS BABY COW ANALOGFOLK SADIE CLAYTON

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MASTERCLASSES

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BRITISH VOGUE

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NETWORKING

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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

JEREMY DELLER PAUL WEBSTER

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TALENT DEVELOPMENT

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director’s note We’re living in unprecedented times. Here are some words that define our world today: Leaver. Remainer. Fear. Isolation. Populism. Brexit. Trump. Post-Truth. Hybrid. Identity. Social Media. Algorithm. Reality. Fiction. Fake News. Misinformation. The Wall. Democracy. Autocracy. Order. Chaos. Loneliness. Destruction. Consumption. Waste. Trolls. Connected. Disconnected. Profile. Digital. Anxiety. Anthropocene. Polarisation. Orwellian. Tipping Point. Climate Crisis. Point of No Return. I see these words unfold in front of me on a daily basis. They are moving together and in opposition at a cataclysmic speed. We are living in an extraordinary moment in history. Democracy is in crisis. When scientists find plastic in arctic snow, refugees are being mistreated, the Amazon rainforest is burning down, and populism is expanding in nearly every country – it’s time to say enough is enough. The 20 th century was categorised by war (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Falklands, Iraq, Balkans, Rwanda) and genocide (the Holocaust and Khmer Rouge to name a few), fol-

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lowed by a continuous battle for equality – from the suffragettes fighting for the right to vote, to ending segregation in the USA and Apartheid in South Africa along with the empowerment of LGBTQ+ communities. In recent years, we have seen a rise of the right – 20 th century rhetoric being used by politicians both here and abroad. Everything I feel we learned as a society in the wake of human tragedy is quickly being undone. The world is shifting in a direction that I am uncomfortable with, and I see it as the responsibility of the arts to set the record straight and to speak out. In a time of mass communication, instant gratification and hyper-reality, it’s important to reflect on the daily vernacular and the impact it has upon us. Beyond politics, the effect technology has on our lives has created an undertow. We have everything, but we’ve lost something. I know all generations recall the past through rose-tinted glasses, but I feel that we’re on a knife-edge. We are experiencing human evolution right now. I don’t think we’ll evolve to have more limbs


– what I mean is that we’re emotionally evolving. We have changed. We are still changing. What will the wider effects of over-consumption, media stimulation, data dissemination be? We don’t know yet. However, it’s events like ASFF and all the wonderful speakers, delegates, filmmakers, staff and volunteers that bring people together. We have conversations about the future. Creatives will alter the course of history and ensure that the path is set for liberation, communication and diverse representation. It is filmmakers, artists, writers, designers, producers and publishers that will make the difference. Everyday I am humbled by the talent that surrounds me. It’s what inspires me. We have curated a festival this year that showcases over 300 short films, 16 features and an expanded Screen School VR and Immersive Experiences Lab alongside a new Industry Marketplace with 40 exhibitors and over 100 industry events. We have Guest Programmes from the Iris Prize and Underwire alongside a strand that looks at key moments from the

20 th century. These screenings ask questions about what we can learn for today to improve the future. The Industry masterclass programme includes speakers from BBC, Film4, Baby Cow, Lightbox, Sky VR, British Vogue and i-D, as well as Rankin. We are covering film in all its glory, from narrative and documentary to fashion and experimental. ASFF is the place to discover new talent and engage with diverse languages, cultures and customs. Explore the latest in developing technologies and enjoy the historic city of York. It gives me great pleasure to present this festival. It’s very close to my heart. I’m overjoyed at the wonderful sense of community fostered throughout these five days, and I have no doubt that this 9 th edition will be a celebration of collaboration, inspiration and idea generation like all other years. It is my intention that you leave the 2019 edition of ASFF reinvigorated, filled with motivation and ready to take on the world. Cherie Federico

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contents Practical information accessibility tickets venue map venue information & capacity film schedule events schedule meet our programmers Meet our jury meet the festival team special events listings showcase overview filmmaker insights vr panel discussions networking sessions industry marketplace pitching sessions masterclasses 6

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everything you need to know Booking and Collecting Passes and Tickets n

S creening Passes and Events Tickets can be pre-booked at www.asff.co.uk/tickets Passes and Tickets can be bought from the Hub during the festival, depending on availability.

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C  ollect your pre-booked Pass, Single Screening Ticket or Masterclass Tickets before accessing the venues from the Festival Hub, York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD. Open from Tuesday 5 November, 09:00-18:00. Please bring a digital or printed copy of your receipt.

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D  ue to limited venue capacities, we advise that you arrive early in order to secure your place. Seating is non-allocated and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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T his programme is subject to change at any time. For up-to-date information, please visit the Festival Hub, or keep in touch via www.asff.co.uk and social media sites.

film Ratings, family friendly & introduced screenings n

Most films are PG, C12 or C15, but some may be C18. Please see the programme for details.

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A  ll screenings suitable for children aged 4-12 will be classified as Family Friendly. Please see the festival programme for the Family Friendly screening times.

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A  number of our screenings will be introduced at the start. This gives filmmakers and guest speakers an opportunity to say a few words about their films before the screening. Look out for the symbol in the film schedule.

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S ome films contain themes viewers may find upsetting or distressing. These will be clearly indicated on each film listing, using the below key. Please speak to staff at the Hub if you have any questions.

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Accessibility The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is committed to providing a safe and all-inclusive environment for each and every attendee.

carers, personal assistants & interpreters Complimentary passes are available to all Carers, Personal Assistants and Sign-Language Interpreters, but must be booked in advance. A proof of DLA or a valid CEA card is required. For more information, please call 01904 629 137 or email asff@aestheticamagazine.com.

venue access Though some venues are located in York’s historic buildings, the majority are fully wheelchair accessible – please check venues on p14 for more details. Please note, wheelchair spaces are subject to availability. All films will also be available to view at the fully-accessible Videotheque in Explore York.

hearing loops & subtitled screenings Hearing Loops and headphones are available at City Screen and Everyman Cinema. Fully subtitled reels are available across all genres. These screenings are specially curated for anyone with hearing difficulties. Look out for the symbol in the film schedule. Foreign language films are also presented with English subtitles and are clearly marked.

parent & guardian screenings As part of its commitment to engage with younger audiences, ASFF presents a selection of Family Friendly screenings. This year, we proudly present works from Hey Duggee in partnership with Studio AKA and BBC Studios, as well as age-appropriate projects from the Official Selection.

further information For all accessibility enquiries and adjustments, please email asff@aestheticamagazine.com or call 01904 629 137. Alternatively, the Hub staff will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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Festival tickets Where to Pick Up Your Pass.

Screening Passes and Events Tickets can be pre-booked at www.asff.co.uk/tickets or purchased during the festival at the Hub (subject to availability.) Whether you’re attending the festival for one day or the full five days, we’ve got you covered. Single tickets are also available for those looking for an ASFF screening taster. Collect your pre-booked passes and tickets before accessing the venues from the Festival Hub. Please bring a digital or printed copy of your receipt.

Festival Hub York Theatre Royal St Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD Opening Hours: Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 November, 09:00-18:00

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Additional Box Offices

trade in your ticket

student tickets

Festival Passes and Single Screening Tickets are available to purchase at City Screen, 1331 Bar & Restaurant and Friargate Theatre. Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal Box Office, 18:00-20:00.

If you’ve only been to one screening and want to see more, trade in your Single Screening Ticket for a full Festival Pass and receive a £5.00 discount. Available at the Hub, please see festival staff for more information.

In order to purchase a Student Ticket, a valid student ID card must be shown when collecting your festival pass. Discounted festival passes cannot be issued without a valid student card.


TICKETS: FESTIVAL PASSES

UNLIMITED SCREENING PASS

Unlimited Screening Pass

2 DAY SCREENING PASS

2 Day Screening Pass

Dates Valid 6-10 November 2019

Valid for all screenings across the city on your chosen two days, from Wednesday to Sunday, allowing you to see the films you want to and enjoy free time in York in between. Please note that you will need to exchange your email receipt for a festival pass at our Hub before you can access the screenings on the day. Open from 09:00.

Adult £30.00 Senior £29.00 Student £29.00 14 & under £14.50 Under 4 Free

1 DAY SCREENING PASS

1 Day Screening Pass

Dates Valid 6-10 November 2019

Valid for all screenings at all locations – on a particular day of your choosing – allowing you to see the films you want to and enjoy free time in York in between. Please note that you will need to exchange your email receipt for a festival pass at our Hub before you can access the screenings on the day. Open from 09:00.

Adult £16.00 Senior £14.50 Student £14.50 14 & under £9.50 Under 4 Free

SINGLE TICKET SCREENING

Single Screening Ticket

Dates Valid 6-10 November 2019

An all-inclusive pass for the entirety of the screening programme. This ticket offers complete freedom across the weekend, enabling you to mix and match your favourite venues, genres and choose the best times for you. This ticket is valid during the entire festival from Wednesday 6 November until the end on Sunday 10 November.

Valid for one screening at any venue from 6-10 November. The ticket holder may attend any screening at any location. You will need to exchange your email receipt for a ticket at our Hub before you can access the screening. Please bring the ticket to your screening. Valid for one use only, seating allocated on first-come, first-served basis.

Dates Valid 6-10 November 2019 Adult £48.00 Senior £43.20 Student £43.20 14 & under £18.00 Under 4 Free

Adult £5.00 Senior £4.00 Student £4.00 14 & under £3.50 Under 4 Free

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VENUES

venues & capacity Our expansive range of venues creates a cinematic playground. From dramatic medieval halls and purpose-built theatres to renovated structures and riverside picturehouses, our screenings and events take place in an eclectic mix of historic and contemporary buildings. These venues celebrate film across the city. Venue capacities and access can be found on the following pages, as well as in the daily schedules on p19.

Festival Hub York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD Opening Hours: Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 November, 09:00-18:00

festival hub York Theatre Royal (YTR) (fully accessible) Seating Capacity: 750 (Main) / 100 (Studio) Home to the ASFF Hub, please register here on your arrival to collect all festival passes and events tickets. ASFF staff will be situated here throughout the festival, so feel free to drop in with any questions or queries. You can also vote for the People’s Choice Award, or meet and network with fellow attendees in the York Theatre Royal café. A number of masterclasses, events and screenings also take place here, alongside the Screen School VR Lab.

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1331 (CINEMA non-accessible, DOWNSTAIRS BAR ACCESSIBLE)

Bootham School (fully accessible)

Seating Capacity: 50

Seating Capacity: 100

Situated in York’s Latin Quarter, this gastro-bar is a true hive of activity, which also houses a luxury cinema featuring reclining seats and table service. It’s also home to the Friday night party.

The Bootham School Arts Centre is the city’s stunning new venue with state-of-the art facilities. The building was shortlisted for the York Design Award in 2014. Close to York Theatre Royal.

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brew york (tap room fully accessible)

City Screen (Screens 1, 2 and 3) (fully accessible)

Seating Capacity: 170

Seating Capacity: 207 / 130 / 120

Brew York was born out of two friends’ passion for brewing. It is only the second brewery to exist within York’s city walls, situated off Walmgate. It comprises a brewery, tap room and beer hall.

Overlooking the spectacular River Ouse, City Screen is at the heart of independent film in York and the venue for ASFF’s Opening Night Gala. A place to network and experience film.

de grey rooms (fully accessible)

everyman Screen 1 (non-accessible) & screen 3 (accessible)

Seating Capacity: 300

Seating Capacity: 200 / 55

The beautiful, neo-classical Grade II listed De Grey Rooms have been a meeting place for social events, dances, weddings and parties in York since 1841. It is managed by York Theatre Royal.

Formerly the city’s Odeon cinema, this iconic Art Deco building was reopened in early 2018, offering a luxurious setting for independent film. It is located on Blossom Street.

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VENUES

Explore York (fully accessible)

Friargate Theatre (non-accessible)

Seating Capacity: 20

Seating Capacity: 100

Explore York is the first venue of its kind in the country. At the Videotheque, audiences can watch all the films in the festival on a computer, so if you miss anything across the five days, pop in.

Hidden near the River Ouse and Clifford’s Tower, and home to Riding Lights Theatre Company, Friargate Theatre features a 100-seat studio theatre and a café-style performance space.

King’s Manor (fully accessible)

National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) (fully accessible)

Seating Capacity: 120

Seating Capacity: 180

One of York’s most attractive locations, this Grade I medieval building is a vivid evocation of the past, originally constructed for the abbots of St. Mary’s Abbey. It is part of the University of York.

An award-winning medieval church and home of the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival, National Centre for Early Music is a short walk from the city centre down Walmgate.

York St John University (YSJU) (fully accessible)

Yorkshire Museum (fully accessible)

Seating Capacity: 180 / 140 / 64

Seating Capacity: 300

This prestigious civic university with an award-winning campus in York city centre has roots going back to the 1840s. The site for many of ASFF’s key industry masterclass sessions.

The venue for the Closing Night ceremony, Yorkshire Museum was founded by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in 1830 and can be found inside the York Museum Gardens.

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ASFF’s audiences are an integral part of the festival. We celebrate your contributions through a special prize. Vote at the Festival Hub. Voting closes Sunday 10 November, 13:00. Winner announced at the ASFF Awards Ceremony. 17


sustainability at aesthetica We only have one planet.

Sustainability is a key focus for Aesthetica. We have reduced our environmental impact at every stage of festival planning, from outdoor branding and marketing, to special events and the daily running of the festival. n

We use sustainably-sourced, ISO- and FSC-certified paper, alcohol-free printing procedures and vegetable-based inks. All packaging is recycled.

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You’ll notice we are no longer offering plastic water bottles at our events, all speakers and panellists will be given 100% compostable cups.

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Many of the ASFF venues offer water-refill points. Please, where possible, refrain from buying and using plastic bottles.

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We reuse and recycle as much of our branding as we can each year – this includes our lanyard passes, as well as all vinyl and pop-up banners.

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This year, we are also offering a Lanyard Strap Return Scheme – return any lanyard straps / name badges to the Hub and we’ll reuse and recycle them for you.

We are always open to new ideas of how to make ASFF more eco-friendly, so please feel free to email asff@aestheticamagazine.com with any suggestions.

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film & events schedule A Hotbed for New Ideas.

ASFF is a destination to experience the power and craft of cinema. It is also a key event to learn about the craft across a range of genres, interests and disciplines. With over 400 films and 100 events, this year’s programme reflects the expansive world of filmmaking. Plan your weekend with our daily schedule that lists Official Selection film screenings, Guest Programmes, special events, industry masterclasses, panel discussions, networking sessions and parties. Make sure you don’t miss a thing – each event is listed under its venue and time. For information about our events, please see p48. For more information about the Official Selection, please see p85 for full details.

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FILM SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER – SEE P30 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE City Screen (Screen 1) X 207

City Screen (Screen 3) X 120

10:00

york theatre royal (studio) X 100

hey duggee 10:00-11:00 comedy 4 10:30-11:45

11:00

X 300

youth engagement (EDU Bookings Only)

14:00

drama 1 10:00-11:45

comedy 5 12:00-13:15 MASTERCLASS:

thriller 4 13:30-15:00

X 50

animation 4 11:30-12:30

drama 2 12:00-13:15

13:00

1331

everyman (screen 3) X 55

thriller 3 10:00-11:30

10:00-11:00

music video 1 11:30-12:30

12:00

yorkshire museum

documentary 3 11:45-13:30

MASTERCLASS:

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BBC Writers Room

13:00-14:00

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animation 3 13:30-14:30

comedy 6 13:45-15:00

doc. FEATURE: The Blackouts

15:00

comedy 1 15:15-16:30 16:00

Nina

15:00-16:30 MASTERCLASS: Richard Billingham

animation 5 16:45-17:30

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artists’ film 1 16:45-18:00 animation 1 17:15-18:15 drama 5 18:00-19:30

opening night gala 18:30-23:00

dance 1 18:15-19:30

documentary 5 19:15-20:45 20:00

thriller 2 20:00-21:30

experimental 1 19:45-21:15

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drama 3 21:15-23:00 comedy 3 21:45-23:00

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drama 13 15:15-17:00

documentary 1 16:00-17:30

comedy 2 17:30-18:45

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19:00

narrative. FEATURE:

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documentary 4 21:30-23:00


screen school vr lab 360˚ cinema Tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

york theatre royal (keregan room) X 12

360˚ cinema 1 10:00-10:45 360˚ cinema 2 11:00-11:45 360˚ cinema 3 12:00-12:45 360˚ cinema 4 13:00-13:45

de grey rooms (workshop 2) X 20

york theatre royal (upper foyer) X 200

york theatre royal (colonnade) X 60

10:00

screen school immersive expriences 10:00-21:00 filmmaker insights

No booking required. Free with Festival Pass.

11:00

Panel Discussion

11:00-12:00 12:00

Limited capacity, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

vr discussion 1 13:00-14:00

13:00

14:00

360˚ cinema 5 14:00-14:45 networking 1 lcc showcase 15:00-15:15 lcc showcase 15:30-15:45

360˚ cinema 1 16:00-16:45 360˚ cinema 2 17:00-17:45 360˚ cinema 3 18:00-18:45 360˚ cinema 4 19:00-19:45 360˚ cinema 5 20:00-20:45 360˚ cinema 1 21:00-21:45 360˚ cinema 2 22:00-22:45

Welcome to ASFF: Delegate and Filmmaker Meet & Greet

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FILM SCHEDULE: THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER – SEE P30 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE City Screen (Screen 3) X 120

york theatre royal (studio) X 100

09:00

yorkshire museum X 300

1331 X 50

everyman (screen 3) X 55

friargate theatre X 100

youth engagement (EDU Bookings Only)

09:00-10:00 10:00

11:00

ANIMATION 3 10:00-11:00 thriller 4 10:30-12:00

comedy 5 12:15-13:30 13:00

15:00

ANIMATION 2 13:45-14:45

DRAMA 4 15:00-16:30

comedy 1 10:00-11:15

documentary 4 10:30-12:00 experimental 2 11:00-12:30

ADVERTISING 11:30-12:00

12:00

14:00

DRAMA 8 10:00-11:30

MASTERCLASS:

artists’ film 2 11:45-13:00 MASTERCLASS:

AnalogFolk

Shoebox Films

12:30-13:30

12:30-13:30

york st john university

MASTERCLASS:

Showcase Screening + Panel

14:00-15:00

Tracy Granger

fashion 2 13:15-14:00

MASTERCLASS: Cultural Influencers

thriller 2 13:15-14:45

DRAMA 12 13:00-14:30

dance 2 14:15-15:15

14:00-16:00

16:00

DRAMA 7 11:30-13:00

documentary 6 15:00-16:30

comedy 4 15:00-16:15

fashion 1 16:45-17:15

ANIMATION 4 15:30-16:30

15:30-16:30 MASTERCLASS: 17:00

ANIMATION 5 16:45-17:30

18:00

Spring Films

guest programme:

doc. FEATURE:

16:30-17:30

Nationhood, Language & Identity

Our Most Brilliant Friends

thriller 3 17:00-18:30

music video 2 18:00-19:00

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DRAMA 5 19:30-21:00 ANIMATION 1 20:15-21:15

documentary 1 20:00-21:30

21:00

experimental 3 21:30-23:00

22:00

23:00

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artists’ film 5 17:45-19:00

18:15-19:45

DRAMA 9 19:30-21:00

20:00

16:45-18:00

narrative FEATURE: comedy 6 18:45-20:00

19:00

16:45-18:00

DRAMA 11 21:30-23:00

comedy 2 21:45-23:00


screen school vr lab 360˚ cinema Tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

national centre for early music X 180

bootham school (main hall) X 300

york theatre royal (keregan room) X 12

de grey rooms (workshop 2) X 20

explore york X 20

special events (full info p48) 09:00

filmmaker insights Panel Discussion

hey duggee 10:00-11:00

360˚ cinema 3 10:00-10:45 youth engagement (EDU Bookings Only)

10:30-11:30

360˚ cinema 4 11:00-11:45

ANIMATION 6 11:30-12:15 360˚ cinema 5 12:00-12:45 documentary 2 12:45-14:15

lcc showcase 13:00-13:15 lcc showcase 13:30-13:45

360˚ cinema 1 14:00-14:45 DRAMA 14 14:45-16:30

360˚ cinema 2 15:00-15:45 360˚ cinema 3 16:00-16:45

comedy 3 17:00-18:15

360˚ cinema 4 17:00-17:45

screen school immersive expriences 10:00-21:00 No booking required. Free with Festival Pass. Limited capacity, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

videotheque 10:00-19:30

11:00-12:00

10:00

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

11:00

vr panel discussion 2 13:00-14:00

12:00

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

13:00

networking session 2 14:30-16:00 York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

14:00

ysju drinks reception 16:00-17:00

15:00

De Grey Rooms Cocktail Lounge

16:00

vr panel discussion 3 16:30-17:30

17:00

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

18:00

xr stories vr soirée (Invitation Only)

DRAMA 10 18:45-20:15

18:00-19:45

XR Stories VR soirée 18:00-21:00

19:00

(Invitation Only) York Theatre Royal

360˚ cinema 5 20:00-20:45 thriller 1 20:30-22:00 360˚ cinema 1 21:00-21:45

20:00

thursday night party 20:00-23:00

21:00

Brew York

22:00

360˚ cinema 2 22:00-22:45

23

23:00


FILM SCHEDULE: FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER – SEE P30 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE City Screen (Screen 1) X 207

City Screen (Screen 2) X 130

City Screen (Screen 3) X 120

10:00

11:00

ANIMATION 4 10:30-11:30

nahemi Showcase Screening + Panel

10:30-12:30 12:00

comedy 5 11:45-13:00

15:00

16:00

X 100

director’s pick: Opening Night Repeat Screening

10:00-11:00

falmouth university Showcase Screening + Panel

Showcase Screening + Panel

goldsmiths university thriller 3 16:00-17:30

Showcase Screening + Panel

15:30-17:30

17:00

ANIMATION 3 10:00-11:00

X 50

Framestore

MASTERCLASS:

11:30-12:30

comedy 4 10:00-11:15

guest programme:

DRAMA 13 11:45-13:30

Bounce Cinema

12:00-13:00

11:45-13:15

fashion 1 13:30-14:00

london south bank university

DRAMA 2 14:15-15:30

Aardman

13:00-14:00

Acts of Quiet Resistance

MASTERCLASS: Bespoke Branding: Fashion on Film

14:00-16:00

doc. FEATURE:

13:30-14:45

manchester school of art

artists’ film 3 15:00-16:00

14:00-16:00

MASTERCLASS: ANIMATION 5 16:15-17:00

Showcase Screening + Panel

Dick Pope

16:00-17:00

MASTERCLASS: Industrial Light & Magic

narrative. FEATURE: Schemers

16:15-17:45

comedy 1 18:00-19:15

DRAMA 14 19:30-21:15 comedy 6 20:00-21:15

experimental 5 18:00-19:30

fashion 3 19:45-20:30 ADVERTISING 20:45-21:15

21:00

DRAMA 7 21:30-23:00

22:00

23:00

24

london college of fashion Showcase Screening + Panel

16:30-18:00

17:30-19:30

20:00

Showcase Screening + Panel

14:30-16:00

university of york

19:00

X 200

documentary 2 10:00-11:30

RANKIN

16:30-17:30 18:00

everyman (screen 1)

MASTERCLASS:

Showcase Screening + Panel

13:30-15:30

X 300

1331

MASTERCLASS:

Guardian Documentaries

13:00-15:00

yorkshire museum

10:00-11:30

guest programme: london college of communication

X 750

Festival Formula

Apollo 11

10:30-12:30

york theatre royal (main)

MASTERCLASS:

11:30-13:30

13:00

14:00

guest programme:

york theatre royal (studio)

thriller 4 21:30-23:00

lcf drinks reception 18:00-19:00


screen school vr lab 360˚ cinema Tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

everyman (screen 3) X 55

friargate theatre X 100

music video 1 10:00-11:00

doc. FEATURE:

national centre for early music X 180

king’s manor X 120

bootham school X 100

DRAMA 6 10:00-11:45

yrk thtre royal (keregan) X 12

360˚ cinema 3 10:00-10:45

fashion 2 11:00-11:45

360˚ cinema 4 11:00-11:45

Irene’s Ghost

11:15-12:45 dance 2 12:15-13:15

360˚ cinema 5 12:00-12:45

documentary 5 12:15-13:45

Everybody in the Place

lcc showcase 13:30-13:45

thriller 1 13:45-15:15

360˚ cinema 1 14:00-14:45

ANIMATION 6 14:15-15:00

MASTERCLASS:

comedy 3 14:45-16:00 experimental 4 15:45-17:15 documentary 3 16:15-18:00

screen school immersive expriences 10:00-21:00 No booking required. Free with Festival Pass.

DRAMA 3 16:00-17:45

360˚ cinema 2 15:00-15:45 360˚ cinema 3 16:00-16:45 360˚ cinema 4 17:00-17:45

artists’ film 4 17:45-18:45 ANIMATION 2 18:15-19:15 DRAMA 8 19:00-20:30

ANIMATION 1 19:00-20:00 documentary 6 19:45-21:15

masterclasses 10:00-17:30

11:00

videotheque 10:00-17:30

12:00

Explore York

industry marketplace 11:30-20:00

14:00

filmmaker insights 11:00-12:00

bfi NETWORK & FILM HUB NORTH meet market 12:00-18:00

networking 3 12:30-14:00

lcc new talent lab 15:30-16:30

360˚ cinema 4 22:00-22:45

17:00

18:00

YTR (Upper Foyer)

City Screen Basement

19:00

20:00

networking 4 16:00-17:30

comedy 2 21:45-23:00

16:00

YTR (Upper Foyer)

360˚ cinema 1 19:00-19:45

360˚ cinema 3 21:00-21:45

15:00

1331 (Invite Only)

vr discussion 4 14:30-15:30

DRAMA 11 20:30-22:00

13:00

De Grey Ballroom

360˚ cinema 5 18:00-18:45

360˚ cinema 2 20:00-20:45

10:00

Various venues – please see full listings on p73

YTR (Upper Foyer)

Artists’ Film

14:30-15:30

special events (full info p48)

X 20

Limited capacity, available on a first-come, lcc showcase 13:00-13:15 first-served basis.

doc. FEATURE:

13:00-14:30

de grey rooms (workshop 2)

YTR (Upper Foyer)

friday night party 21:00 - late

21:00

22:00

1331

23:00

25


FILM SCHEDULE: SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER – SEE P30 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE City Screen (Screen 2) X 130

york theatre royal (studio) X 100

yorkshire museum X 300

1331 X 50

everyman (screen 3) X 55

friargate theatre X 100

national centre for early music X 180

09:30 10:00

11:00

family friendly 2 10:00-11:00

thriller 1 10:00-11:30

ANIMATION 5 10:00-10:45

Sunrise with Sea Monsters

university for the creative arts Showcase Screening + Panel

12:15-14:15

11:30-12:45

comedy 3 11:30-12:45

14:00

ANIMATION 3 12:00-13:00

12:15-13:30

guest programme: 13:00-14:30

comedy 4 13:30-14:45

guest programme: BBC Arabic Festival

documentary 1 14:45-16:15

music video 2 12:00-13:00

doc. FEATURE: Pacífico

Short of the Week

arts university bournemouth Showcase Screening + Panel

narrative. FEATURE:

family friendly 3 13:15-14:15

Pause

13:30-15:00

13:45-15:45 DRAMA 10 15:15-16:45

experimental 1 13:15-14:45

fashion 2 15:15-16:00

artists’ film 2 15:00-16:15

thriller 3 14:45-16:15

14:45-16:45

16:00

17:00

DRAMA 6 11:30-13:15

artists’ film 3 11:00-12:00 doc. FEATURE:

15:00

hey duggee 10:00-11:00

DRAMA 4 10:30-12:00

12:00

13:00

comedy 5 10:00-11:15

guest programme: ANIMATION 2 16:30-17:30

18:00

northern film school

narrative. FEATURE:

Showcase Screening + Panel

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

17:15-19:15

17:15-18:45

Skin & Coal

doc. FEATURE:

16:00-17:15

The Revenge of the Diva

dance 2 17:30-18:30

DRAMA 5 16:30-18:00

16:30-18:00

fashion 3 18:15-19:00 narrative. FEATURE:

19:00

DRAMA 14 19:15-21:00 dance 1 19:45-21:00

20:00

No News

18:45-20:00

comedy 1 18:45-20:00 experimental 6 19:15-20:45

artists’ film 1 20:15-21:30 21:00

DRAMA 13 20:15-22:00 ANIMATION 1 21:00-22:00

DRAMA 12 21:30-23:00

22:00

23:00

26

thriller 2 21:30-23:00

documentary 4 16:45-18:15

comedy 6 21:45-23:00


screen school vr lab 360˚ cinema Tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

king’s manor X 120

bootham school X 100

york st john uni (fountains) X 180

york theatre royal (keregan) X 12

de grey rooms (workshop 2) X 20

explore york X 20

videotheque 09:30-16:30 documentary 6 10:00-11:30

360˚ cinema 5 10:00-10:45 MASTERCLASS: Chris Wyatt

360˚ cinema 1 11:00-11:45

11:00-12:00

DRAMA 1 11:45-13:30

360˚ cinema 2 12:00-12:45 MASTERCLASS: Association of Camera Operators

12:30-14:00

360˚ cinema 3 13:00-13:45

special events (full info p48)

screen school immersive expriences 10:00-21:00

Various venues – please see full listings on p73

No booking required. Free with Festival Pass.

filmmaker insights 11:00-12:00

Limited capacity, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

09:30

masterclasses 10:30-15:15

10:00

11:00

12:00

YTR (Upper Foyer)

13:00

networking 5 12:00-13:30 YTR (Colonnade)

bfi network guest programme:

Showcase Screening + Panel

Iris Prize

13:45-15:45

14:00-15:30

360˚ cinema 4 14:00-14:45 MASTERCLASS: M. Prestwood-Smith

14:30-15:30

experimental 3 16:00-17:30

family friendly 1 16:15-17:00

comedy 2 16:00-17:15

guest programme: Underwire

ANIMATION 4 18:00-19:00

17:15-19:00

DRAMA 9 17:45-19:15

documentary 5 19:45-21:15

lcc showcase 16:00-16:15

YTR (Colonnade)

15:00

networking 6 15:00-16:00

16:00

YTR (Colonnade)

lcc showcase 16:30-16:45

17:00

360˚ cinema 1 17:00-17:45

arts university bournemouth drinks reception 16:45-17:45

360˚ cinema 2 18:00-18:45

YTR (Colonnade)

360˚ cinema 4 20:00-20:45 360˚ cinema 5 21:00-21:45

documentary 2 21:30-23:00

vr discussion 5 13:45-14:45

360˚ cinema 5 15:00-15:45

360˚ cinema 3 19:00-19:45 DRAMA 8 19:30-21:00

14:00

experimental 4 21:30-23:00

18:00

19:00

creative england drinks reception 17:45-18:45 1331

20:00

meet the filmmakers social 19:00-21:00

21:00

Everyman

22:00

360˚ cinema 1 22:00-22:45

23:00

27


FILM SCHEDULE: SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER – SEE P30 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE City Screen (Screen 2) X 130

10:00

11:00

york theatre royal (studio) X 100

family friendly 3 10:00-11:00

Imperial War Museum

12:00

comedy 5 11:30-12:45

DRAMA 2 12:30-13:45

X 50

thriller 4 10:00-11:30

everyman (screen 3) X 55

comedy 4 10:00-11:15

friargate theatre X 100

experimental 5 10:00-11:30

fashion 3 11:45-12:30

DRAMA 11 11:30-13:00

music video 2 11:45-12:45

ADVERTISING 12:45-13:15

doc. FEATURE: 13:00-14:30

documentary 5 13:15-14:45

narrative. FEATURE:

dance 1 13:15-14:30

thriller 2 13:15-14:45

In the Wild

comedy 2 14:00-15:15

15:00

16:00

ANIMATION 1 10:00-11:00

11:15-12:30

El Cuarto Reino

14:00

X 300

1331

documentary 3 10:30-12:15 guest programme:

13:00

yorkshire museum

13:30-14:45

family friendly 2 15:00-16:00

experimental 2 15:00-16:30

DRAMA 10 14:45-16:15

ANIMATION 2 15:30-16:30 awards ceremony 16:00-17:30 thriller 1 16:30-18:00

17:00

artists’ film 5 16:45-18:00 closing night drinks reception 17:30-18:30

18:00

DRAMA 12 18:15-19:45 19:00

comedy 3 19:30-20:45

20:00

documentary 4 20:00-21:30

21:00

DRAMA 6 21:15-23:00 comedy 1 21:45-23:00

22:00

23:00

28

documentary 6 16:30-18:00

fashion 1 15:15-15:45

DRAMA 4 16:15-17:45

ANIMATION 4 18:00-19:00


screen school vr lab 360˚ cinema Tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

king’s manor X 120

bootham school X 100

artists’ film 4 10:00-11:00

york theatre royal (keregan room) X 12

360˚ cinema 2 10:00-10:45 hey duggee 10:30-11:30 360˚ cinema 3 11:00-11:45

ANIMATION 3 11:30-12:30 DRAMA 3 12:00-13:45 DRAMA 7 13:00-14:30

360˚ cinema 4 12:00-12:45 360˚ cinema 5 13:00-13:45 lcc showcase 14:00-14:15

family friendly 1 14:15-15:00 music video 1 15:00-16:00

de grey rooms (workshop 2) X 20

explore york X 20

screen school immersive expriences 10:00-18:00 No booking required. Free with Festival Pass. Limited capacity, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

special events (full info p48) 10:00

filmmaker insights 11:00-12:00 YTR (Colonnade)

videotheque 11:00-15:30

11:00

networking 7 12:30-14:00 YTR (Colonnade)

12:00

vr discussion 6 14:30-15:30

13:00

YTR (Colonnade)

wrap party 19:00 - Late

14:00

1331 lcc showcase 14:30-14:45

15:00

360˚ cinema 1 15:00-15:45 thriller 3 15:30-17:00

16:00

360˚ cinema 2 16:00-16:45 comedy 6 16:30-17:45

17:00

360˚ cinema 3 17:00-17:45 DRAMA 9 17:30-19:00

18:00

experimental 6 18:15-19:45 19:00

20:00

DRAMA 1 20:15-22:00 21:00

22:00

23:00

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SCHEDULE: SPECIAL EVENTS | PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS ON P48

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER event

venue

time

Youth Programme 1 (Education Bookings Only)

Yorkshire Museum

10:00-11:00

Screen School VR Lab 360° Cinema

Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal

10:00-23:00

Screen School VR Lab Immersive Experiences

Workshop 2, De Grey Rooms

10:00-21:00

Filmmaker Insights Bringing an Idea to Life: The A-Z of Filmmaking

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

11:00-12:00

VR Panel Discussion 1 Immersive Narratives: The Art of VR Storytelling

Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

13:00-14:00

Networking Session 1 Welcome to ASFF: Delegate and Filmmaker Meet & Greet

Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

14:30-16:00

Opening Night Gala

City Screen

18:30-23:00

masterclass

venue

time

Compulsory Establishing Yourself as a Brand

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

13:00-14:00

BBC Writers Room Captivating Narratives: The Art of Storytelling

Yorkshire Museum

13:00-14:00

Richard Billingham Intimate Portraits: Filmmaking in Real Life

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

16:00-17:00

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THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER event

venue

time

Youth Programme 2 (Education Bookings Only)

Yorkshire Museum / Bootham School

09:00-11:30

Screen School VR Lab 360° Cinema

Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal

10:00-23:00

Screen School VR Lab Immersive Experiences

Workshop 2, De Grey Rooms

10:00-21:00

Videotheque

Explore York

10:00-19:30

Filmmaker Insights Documentary Filmmaking: Capturing Authenticity

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

11:00-12:00

Pitching Session Goldfinch Studios

Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Time slot will be allocated

VR Panel Discussion 2 Empathy and Understanding: The Future of Documentary

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

13:00-14:00

Film & Social Justice: Making a Difference Showcase Screening, York St John University

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

14:00-16:00

Networking Session 2 New Opportunities: Industry Connections

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

14:30-16:00

Drinks Reception York St John University Showcase Screening

De Grey Rooms Cocktail Bar

16:00-17:00

VR Panel Discussion 3 Immersive Sound Techniques: Virtual Worlds

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

16:30-17:30

XR Stories VR Soirée (Invitation only)

York Theatre Royal / De Grey Rooms

18:00-21:00

Thursday Night Party: Good Vibrations

Brew York

20:00-23:00

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SCHEDULE: SPECIAL EVENTS | PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS ON P48

THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) masterclass

venue

time

AnalogFolk Branding and Identity: Captivating Content

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

12:30-13:30

Shoebox Films The Pillars of Production: Ensuring Success

Yorkshire Museum

12:30-13:30

Tracy Granger Tales from the Cutting Room: Redefining the Editor

Yorkshire Museum

14:00-15:00

Compulsory, Dazed, i-D, NOWNESS Cultural Influencers: Speaking to Global Audiences

Yorkshire Museum

15:30-16:30

Spring Films The Thin Blurred Line: The Ethics of Documentary

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

16:30-17:30

event

venue

time

Industry Marketplace Breakfast (Invitation only)

De Grey Rooms Ballroom

09:00-10:00

Screen School VR Lab 360° Cinema

Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal

10:00-23:00

Screen School VR Lab Immersive Experiences

Workshop 2, De Grey Rooms

10:00-21:00

Videotheque

Explore York

10:00-17:30

Director’s Pick: Opening Night Repeat Screening

York Theatre Royal (Main)

10:00-11:30

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

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FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) event

venue

time

Developing Your Directorial Style Showcase Screening, NAHEMI

City Screen (Screen 2)

10:30-12:30

Filmmaker Insights Filmmaking Fundamentals: Style, Individuality & Originality

Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

11:00-12:00

Pitching Session Baby Cow Productions

Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Time slot will be allocated

New for 2019: Industry Marketplace

De Grey Rooms Ballroom

11:30-20:00

Pitching Session Guardian Documentaries

Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Time slot will be allocated

Create Your Own Career: Setting Up a Production Company Showcase Screening, Falmouth University

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

11:30-13:30

BFI NETWORK & Film Hub North Meet Market (Invitation only)

Tiffany Rooms, 1331 Bar & Restaurant

12:00-18:00

Networking Session 3 From Vision to Reality: Production Services

Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

12:30-14:00

Which Stories are Worth Telling? Showcase Screening, UAL: London College of Communication

City Screen (Screen 1)

13:30-15:30

Pitching Session Scottish Documentary Institute

Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Time slot will be allocated

Routes into Industry: Connections for All Showcase Screening, London South Bank University

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

14:00-16:00

Digital Revolution: Empowering the Next Generation Showcase Screening, Manchester School of Art

Everyman (Screen 1)

14:00-16:00

VR Panel Discussion 4 VR Filmmaking: Making a 360Ëš Film

Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

14:30-15:30

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SCHEDULE: SPECIAL EVENTS | PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS ON P48

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) event

venue

time

LCC Screen School New Talent Lab (Pre-register: www.asff.co.uk/new-talent-lab)

City Screen Basement Bar

15:30-16:30

Travellers in a Foreign Land: How the Audience Experiences Your Film Showcase Screening, Goldsmiths University

City Screen (Screen 2)

15:30-17:30

Networking Session 4 The Fundamentals: Funding, Development & Support

Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

16:00-17:30

Imagining Fashion: Expressing Unexpected Concepts Showcase Screening, UAL: London College of Fashion

Everyman (Screen 1)

16:30-18:00

Jury Dinner (invitation only)

Los Moros Restaurant

16:30-18:30

Challenging Convention: Redefining the Short Film Showcase Screening, University of York

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

17:30-19:30

Drinks Reception London College of Fashion Showcase Screening

Everyman

18:00-19:00

Industry Marketplace Drinks Reception Grand Central Connections

Grand Central Connections Lounge, De Grey Rooms

19:00-20:00

Friday Night Party: Soundtrack to My Life

1331 Bar & Restaurant

21:00 - Late

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FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) masterclass

venue

time

Festival Formula The Film Festival Market: Finding Your Audience

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

10:00-11:00

BFI NETWORK Insights from BFI NETWORK: A Concise Guide to Funding

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

11:00-12:00

Framestore The Changing Role of VFX Production

Yorkshire Museum

11:30-12:30

Spotlight: Rankin A Career Retrospective

York Theatre Royal (Main)

12:00-13:00

BBC R&D, Creative England, Sky VR VR and Immersive Landscapes: The Future of Storytelling

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

12:30-13:30

Aardman Frame by Frame: Behind the Scenes at Aardman

Yorkshire Museum

13:00-14:00

Supermassive Games The Butterfly Effect: Expansive Narratives

De Grey 125, York St John University

13:00-14:00

Baby Cow Productions, BBC Films, Film4 Ideas With Potential: Pitching a Captivating Story

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

14:00-15:00

Artangel, Jacqueline Edenbrow, Jane & Louise Wilson Artists’ Film: New Approaches to Narrative Storytelling

Bootham School

14:30-15:30

British Vogue, Jil Sander, Sadie Clayton, The Blink Fish with Niccolo Montanari Bespoke Branding: Fashion on Film

Yorkshire Museum

14:30-16:00

Lightbox (Simon Chinn, Ed Perkins) The Whole Truth: Documentary and the Creative Partnership

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

15:30-16:30

Dick Pope Bringing the Scene to Life: Dick Pope in Conversation

York Theatre Royal (Main)

16:00-17:00

Industrial Light & Magic Imagining New Worlds: A Reality in VFX

Yorkshire Museum

16:30-17:30

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SCHEDULE: SPECIAL EVENTS | PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS ON P48

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER event

venue

time

Videotheque

Explore York

09:30-16:30

Screen School VR Lab 360° Cinema

Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal

10:00-23:00

Screen School VR Lab Immersive Experiences

Workshop 2, De Grey Rooms

10:00-21:00

Pitching Session Film4

Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Time slot will be allocated

Filmmaker Insights Funding Models: How to Finance Your Film

Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

11:00-12:00

Networking Session 5 Finding Success: Sales, Distribution & Exhibition

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

12:00-13:30

New Voices. Bold Stories. Unique Styles. Showcase Screening, University for the Creative Arts

City Screen (Screen 2)

12:15-14:15

Pitching Session BBC Films

Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Time slot will be allocated

VR Panel Discussion 5 Alternative Realities: The Ethics of Fictional Environments

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

13:45-14:45

Discovering, Developing and Funding New Filmmakers Showcase Screening, BFI NETWORK

Bootham School

13:45-15:45

The Future of VFX in Storytelling Showcase Screening, Arts University Bournemouth

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

14:45-16:45

Networking Session 6 Creative Collaborations: Production & Craft

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

15:00-16:30

Pitching Session iFeatures

Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Time slot will be allocated

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SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) events

venue

time

Drinks Reception Arts University Bournemouth Showcase Screening

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

16:45-17:45

Fact & Fiction: Blurring the Lines Showcase Screening, Northern Film School

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

17:15-19:15

Drinks Reception Creative England

1331 Bar & Restaurant

17:45-18:45

Meet the Filmmakers Social

Everyman

19:00-21:00

masterclass

venue

time

Film Festivals Panel Programmers’ Secrets: Film Festival Insights

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

10:30-11:30

Spotlight: Chris Wyatt The Art of Editing: Assembling a Story

Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

11:00-12:00

Blue Zoo Evolving Animation: Digital Worlds

De Grey 125, York St John University

11:15-12:15

Diversity and the Film Industry Redressing the Balance: Creating an Inclusive Industry

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

12:00-13:00

Association of Camera Operators Capturing the Moment: Craft of the Camera Operator

Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

12:30-14:00

Revolution Software Adventure Games: The Evolution of a Genre

De Grey 125, York St John University

12:45-13:45

Birds Eye View Reclaim the Frame: Creating Space for Female Perspective

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

13:30-14:30

UAL: London College of Fashion Fashion Film: Impact and Responsibility

De Grey 125, York St John University

14:15-15:15

Mick Audsley, Mike Prestwood Smith The Perfect Mix: Successful Soundscapes

Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

14:30-15:30

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SCHEDULE: SPECIAL EVENTS | PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS ON P48

SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER event

venue

time

Screen School VR Lab 360° Cinema

Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal

10:00-18:00

Screen School VR Lab Immersive Experiences

Workshop 2, De Grey Rooms

10:00-18:00

Videotheque

Explore York

11:00-15:30

Filmmaker Insights Independent Filmmaking: Working Within Your Budget

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

11:00-12:00

Networking Session 7 Last Chance Encounters: ASFF Industry Networking

Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

12:30-14:00

VR Panel Discussion 6 Beyond Entertainment: The Potential of VR

Colonnade York Theatre Royal

14:30-15:30

Awards Ceremony Festival Winners Announced

Yorkshire Museum

16:30-17:30 (Doors 16:00)

Drinks Reception Courtesy of Brew York and York Gin

Yorkshire Museum

17:30-18:30

Wrap Party

1331 Bar & Restaurant

19:00 - Late

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Preview this year’s festival. ASFF launches with a special screening from the 2019 Official Selection. Our Opening Night Gala showcases a poignant and diverse taster of our most expansive festival to date. The screening is followed by a drinks reception – a great place to start your festival experience. Free VIP Goodybag for all attendees.

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FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS

meet our programmers Find out more about the industry professionals behind this year’s Official Selection. Our inspiring team have years of experience in programming, commissioning, publishing, production, curation and direction.

cherie federico

Dale Donley

andy guy

Cherie is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine  and the Director of Aesthetica Short Film Festival, with BAFTA-Qualifying status. Originally from New York, Cherie moved to the UK to study for a Masters degree and co-founded Aesthetica.

Dale is the Production Director and co-founder of Aesthetica. He spent his early career working as an artist and then moved into graphic design. He is passionate about animation in particular, believing in strong aesthetics and audience experience.

Andy is a composer, editor, producer and programmer. He has worked on a number of award-winning international features, shorts and documentary films which have screened at festivals that include Berlinale, Tribeca and Toronto.

Abbe Robinson

Aduke King

alex tobin

Abbe is a multi-award winning filmmaker. She has worked as an Assistant Director for 15 years and has been commissioned as a Writer/ Director by the UK Film Council and Screen Yorkshire. She is a programmer for numerous festivals.

Aduke has been a Short Film Programme Advisor for London Film Festival as well as East End Film Festival, Underwire and London Short Film Festival. She loves to discover new films, helping them to reach new and wider audiences.

Alex is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates elements of experimental animation, programming, performance and music. He studied in Edinburgh and Kyoto, and has exhibited and performed at venues across the UK.

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Emma parker

Mathieu ajan

mike stubbs

Passionate about film festivals and documentary, Emma has worked for Picturehouse Cinemas since 2014. Previously, she was Assistant Producer at DocHouse and has produced events at The Great Yorkshire Fringe with Cinem@.

Mathieu is a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive and the founder of Bounce Cinema, a pop-up cinema dedicated to bringing communities together and celebrating exciting new filmmaking talent. Mathieu is passionate about championing new talented filmmakers.

Mike is Creative Producer for Doncaster Creates, a consultant & former Director of FACT and was jointly appointed Professor of Art, Media and Curating and LJMU. His arts management and curation have been globally acknowledged.

• Abbe Robinson: Drama • Aduke King: Drama • Alex Tobin: Dance & Experimental •A  ndy Guy: Comedy, Music Video, Immersive & VR

•C  herie Federico: Advertising, Fashion, Immersive & VR

mikey murray

Rob Speranza

• Dale Donley: Animation

Mikey’s films have screened internationally, and he was awarded the Scottish BAFTA award for Best First Time Writer in 2007. He has programmed for Slamdance and is Director of the Indie-Lincs International Film Festival.

Rob is a film producer and line producer from Brooklyn, based in Sheffield. He has produced five features, 16 short films and over 750 music videos, short docs and films for business clientele. His films have won multiple awards internationally.

• E mma Parker: Documentary (Shorts & Features)

• Matthieu Ajan: Drama • Mike Stubbs: Artists’ Film • Mikey Murray: Thriller • Rob Speranza: Drama

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BEST OF FEST JURY

meet our Jury

advertising & music video

Craig M c Neil

Luke Toyne

bec evans

Craig is Director of Creative Projects at the Beggars Group of Labels. He joined Beggars in 1995 and has worked with artists including Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Jack White, British Sea Power, Interpol, Stornoway, Glass Animals, Daughter and The xx.

Luke’s first credit as producer was the first music promo to be shot in HD in 2001. Since then he has specialised in branded content and TV adverts for the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, Sky and ITV. He is currenty Executive Producer at Maker Projects.

Bec Evans is Head of Video Development at Dazed; she works across Dazed Media’s publications to direct, produce, programme and commission with editorial and commercial teams. Bec has worked for Netflix and BBC amongst others.

Animation & Comedy

ASFF’s Jury brings together a range of backgrounds and expertise, from academia and commissioning, to production and direction. Our dedicated and award-winning team of talented professionals represent a number of key organisations such as Artangel, London College of Fashion, British Vogue, BBC, Spring Films and the Scottish Documentary Institute.

Chris Shepherd

Dionne Farell

Tom Box

Chris Shepherd is a multi-awardwinning director, writer and producer. From his award-winning directorial debut for Channel 4 in 1997 with The Broken Jaw, Chris has worked on many renowned TV shows and commercials including Nathan Barley.

Dionne is a Development Executive for BBC Films. Prior to joining BBC Films in 2018, Dionne started out as a runner in factual production, before moving over into scripted development, working for companies such as the BFI and Unigram.

Tom co-founded Blue Zoo in 2000 and continues to be a driving force in the animation production company. He is Executive Creative within commercials and games, whilst managing Blue Zoo’s AnimDojo. Tom also runs the studio’s short film programme.

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artists’ film & experimental

kit monkman

Phoebe Roberts

Jacqueline Edenbrow is a film and television producer. She is currently Executive Producer in documentaries at Guardian. She was previously an Executive Producer at VICE, working across documentaries and features, and was an Editor at Channel 4.

Kit is a leading innovator in screenbased art and interactive media. He is also co-founder of KMA, a collaboration that specialises in environmental installations, transforming public spaces. Kit has worked with Prince and DV8.

Phoebe is the curator of The Artangel Collection, a body of moving image works commissioned by Artangel. She collaborates with the likes of Tate and with curatorial colleagues across the UK to exhibit these innovative pieces in new contexts.

Jessica Bugg

Minnie Carver

Sadie Clayton

Dr Jessica Bugg is Dean of the School of Media and Communication, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Jessica’s work has been screened at the ICA, APT Gallery, ACMI Australian Centre for Moving Image and the Wye Gallery, Berlin.

Minnie Carver’s role as Video Producer at British Vogue involves commissioning, producing and directing filmed content for video platforms. Her work bridges the gap between print and digital, responding to printed and photographic features.

Sadie Clayton is a copper designer and artist exploring the creative boundaries between art, technology and fashion. Fascinated by innovation, Sadie has presented work at the Royal Academy of the Arts, Tate and V&A, and created content with Adobe films.

Lynn Nwokorie

Noé Mendelle

Richard Melman

Starting out in production for feature film, commercials and museum projects, Lynn has since worked across exhibition and distribution BFI London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the British Film Institute and the Independent Cinema Office.

Currently Director of Scottish Documentary Institute, Noé started her film career with Steel Bank Films, a C4 film workshop. She is an experienced director and producer, having worked on award-winning documentaries across BBC and Channel 4.

Richard has produced, directed and commissioned a wealth of programmes for both British and International broadcasters, including the BAFTA-nominated Cold War. He is the Executive Producer and Managing Director for Spring Films.

dance & fashion film

Jacqueline Edenbrow

documentary

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drama & thriller

Cornelius Walker

Marion Comengre

Max Park

Cornelius is a Director and Screenwriter and was the subject of the Oscar-Nominated documentary Black Sheep. He has worked with Google, William & Grant and HSBC, and is currently developing a range of feature film and TV projects.

Marion is a Production Executive who joined the UK division of Studiocanal in 2009, and Sky Drama in 2019. At Studiocanal, Marion worked on a variety of internationally acclaimed titles such as the BAFTA-winning Warp’s ’71, MacBeth and Yardie.

Max is a Development Editor at Film4, Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Max works with both new and established filmmakers. The company’s slate includes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ex Machina and Slumdog Millionaire.

vr & immersive

BEST OF FEST JURY

Alia Sheikh

Dan Bartlett

Elaine Wong

Alia Sheikh is a Director, Producer, Research Scientist and a Broadcast Research Engineer, and currently works as Senior Development Producer at BBC R&D. Her work ensures that the organisation understands new immersive formats.

Dan Bartlett is Programme Director for Moving Image and Digital Arts at London College of Communication. As an animation visual development artist, Dan explores the duality between artistic principles and emergent digital technologies.

Elaine is a Programme Advisor for BFI London Film Festival and previews for Sheffield Doc/Fest and Underwire. She co-founded VR Distribution company Other Set, and works at the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling: StoryFutures Academy.

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Carol Salter

Jason Wood

Ben Luxford is Head of UK Audiences for the British Film Institute. He is responsible for a range of funds and strategies designed to bring great films to audiences across the UK. Ben has worked in the UK Independent distribution sector for over 10 years.

Carol Salter is an award-winning Documentary Director with a fine art and editing background. Her debut feature ALMOST HEAVEN (2017) won Best Documentary at last year’s ASFF and at the British Independent Film Awards 2017.

Jason Wood is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Manchester, a centre for art, theatre and film. He is Professor of Film at Manchester School of Art and the University of Salford, and an author of books. He is co-director of Always (crashing).

feature films

Ben Luxford

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2019 Hijack Visionary Filmmaker Award

people’s choice award

The Film Hub North Polaris Award celebrates the achievements of a filmmaker based in the North of England. Sponsored by Film Hub North and BFI NETWORK, it’s an opportunity to receive mentoring and access to further industry support.

New for this year, the Hijack Visionary Filmmaker Award recognises directors with exceptional vision and a unique cinematic voice. The winner receives a short film post production package including grade, audio mix, online and deliverables, courtesy of Hijack Post.

Nominated by our attendees, this award is judged over the entirety of the festival by the public. Delegates and filmmakers alike can vote for their favourite film at the Festival Hub. This prestigious prize is announced at the Awards Ceremony.

special awards

Film Hub North Polaris Award

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AESTHETICA STAFF

meet the festival team Celebrating the breadth of art and culture, our team produces Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Future Now Symposium, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

Cherie Federico

Dale Donley

kate simpson

Director of ASFF & Editor of Aesthetica

Director of ASFF & Production Director of Aesthetica

Assistant Editor

Andy Guy

Cassandra Weston

laura tordoff

Festival Coordinator / Technical Advisor

Operations Manager

Designer

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hannah thomas

Eleanor Sutherland

Kathryn Pearson

Marketing Coordinator

Digital Assistant

Marketing & Administration Assistant

Beth Prior

katherine smira

jeremy appleyard

Festival Assistant

Educational Bookings Coordinator & Artists’ Directory

Advertising Coordinator

special thanks: Sam Agnew

Sam Gladstone South

Venue Staff

Dave Smith

Leigh Bowser

Mosaic Events Staff

Hannah Clugston

Hannah McHaffie

York Theatre Royal

Jim Poyner

Sacha Ovenstone

All Technicians

James Arden

Louise Gash

Firefly AV

Mike Lee Cooper

Jason Higgins & Harmony

All our wonderful volunteers

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SPECIAL EVENTs Discover. Connect. Engage.

ASFF’s events provide a lively mix of industry-led sessions, parties, networking opportunities and talent development platforms. If you’re interested in trying out new technologies or expanding your contacts list, look no further. Highlights for 2019 include seminal Guest Programmes from the Guardian and a special screening of never-before-seen footage of Apollo 11, as well as the UK’s first Industry Marketplace with over 40 key exhibitors. To find out more about this year’s events, visit: www.asff.co.uk/tickets

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TICKETS: SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening night gala ASFF launches with a special screening from the 2019 Official Selection. Our Opening Night Gala takes place at York’s riverside arthouse cinema and live venue, City Screen, showcasing a poignant and diverse taster of our most expansive festival to date. The screening is followed by a drinks reception – a great place to start your festival experience. Limited seating. Delegate and filmmaker priority. Date & Time: Wednesday 6 November 18:30-23:00

Venue: City Screen

Price: £12.00

Youth Engagement Programme As part of ASFF’s commitment to accessible film, these specially curated programmes of short films are designed to showcase the best of new independent cinema to young people aged 4-14. At the end of the screenings, young festival-goers can nominate their favourite film for the York Youth Award. This exciting strand has been organised to inspire young individuals to develop a lifelong relationship with the moving image. Date & Time: Various dates & times. Please see timetable

Venue: Various, please see timetable

Price: Education bookings only

York St John UNIVERSITY Showcase: Drinks Reception Join staff, students and filmmakers from York St John for a relaxed drinks reception in the renowned De Grey Ball Room. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with industry professionals, educators and visionary creatives to discuss a variety of projects and practices through the lens of further education. This is the ideal follow-on to the York St John University Showcase Screening and panel discussion. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 16:00-17:00

Venue: De Grey Ballroom

Price: Free with Festival Pass

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xr stories VR Soirée A destination for those working in new technologies, the XR Stories VR Soirée invites industry guests to come together and contemplate the future of VR and immersive filmmaking. This is the perfect place to generate ideas, debate and collaborate with new industry connections about the potential for VR entertainment and beyond. Discuss over relaxed drinks, a buffet dinner and private access to the Screen School VR suites. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 18:00-21:00

Venue: York Theatre Royal / De Grey Rooms

Price: Invitation only

Thursday Night Party: GOOD VIBRATIONS After a long day of industry events, masterclasses and dynamic screenings, continue the festivities with one of ASFF’s main social events. The Thursday Night Party is the ideal opportunity to grab a drink with other festival-goers, delegates and representatives from the ASFF team. The party is integral to ASFF’s vibrant programme of relaxed, informal networking opportunities. Festival pass-holders are free to come and go throughout the duration. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 20:00-23:00

Venue: Brew York

Price: Free with Festival Pass

director’s pick: opening night repeat screening Here is your chance to view the films that launched ASFF 2019. Covering a range of themes, genres, concepts and filmic styles, this is the ideal introduction for first-time visitors as well as festival veterans. It provides a gateway to a programme of over 400 films. This selection of titles is handpicked by ASFF’s Festival Director and represents just a small taster of the outstanding talent on show across the rest of the five days. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 10:00-11:30

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Venue: Main House, York Theatre Royal

Price: Free with Festival Pass


new for 2019: Industry Marketplace In 2019, ASFF proudly launches the inaugural Industry Marketplace. The first of its kind in the UK, the one-day event is a hub of activity and idea generation. It offers a place to connect with industry professionals and organisations such as production services, screen agencies, funders, exhibitors, film festivals, film schools and universities. This is a must for filmmakers, industry and students looking to expand their contacts. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 11:30-20:00

Venue: De Grey Rooms

Price: Free with Festival Pass

BFI Network & Film Hub North Meet Market A unique melting pot bringing together UK-based producers and some of the North’s brightest film making talent. The Meet Market will allow producers, directors and writers to hold one-to-one meetings to discuss upcoming projects with fellow practitioners. With a focus on talent development, the Meet Market is an opportunity to for northern creatives engaged with the BFI NETWORK to meet, collaborate and to develop a project to the next stage. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 12:00-18:00

Venue: 1331 Bar & Restaurant, Tiffany Room

Price: Invitation only

LCC screen school new talent lab Join a roundtable discussion with practitioners who have worked on production for BBC, Channel 4 and Sky to discuss your forthcoming project. Whether you’re an aspiring writer, director or producer, with a script, a treatment or just a bold idea, join the conversation at the Screen School New Talent Lab. Our team are here to help you elevate your talent and break into the industry. Pre-register: www.asff.co.uk/new-talent-lab Date & Time: Friday 8 November 15:30-16:30

Venue: City Screen Basement

Price: Free with Festival Pass, pre-booking required

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london college of fashion drinks reception UAL’s London College of Fashion is one of the UK’s leading institutions, using the subject of fashion to shape lives and drive economic and social transformation. Join alumni and university professors alike in this relaxed social to discuss the future of a changing art form and its wider relevance within today’s content-driven, media circulated landscape at the iconic, Art Deco-inspired Everyman cinema located on Blossom Street. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 18:00-19:00

Venue: Everyman

Price: Free with Festival Pass

grand central connections drinks reception After a fantastic day at the Industry Marketplace unwind with a glass of prosecco. Network and engage with the creatives at the heart of ASFF at the Grand Central Connections Lounge Drinks Reception. Visit exhibitors’ stands and chat with delegates about new ideas, collaborations and projects. Engage with key figures from the industry at this key event. Free drink on arrival on a first-come, first-served basis. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 19:00-20:00

Venue: Grand Central Connections Lounge, De Grey Rooms

Price: Free with Festival Pass

Friday Night Party Helping to carry ASFF through into a weekend of social events and inspiring cinema, 1331 hosts the renowned Friday Night Party. Located on York’s vibrant Grape Lane, the party provides the ideal location to join in with the festivities or re-group with new friends. Connect with other industry guests, fellow filmmakers and the ASFF team. Grab a drink, take in the atmosphere and prepare yourself for the busy weekend ahead. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 21:00 - Late

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Venue: 1331 Bar & Restaurant

Price: Free with Festival Pass


arts university bournemouth showcase drinks reception Join Arts University Bournemouth after their Showcase Screening, The Future of VFX in Storytelling, for a free glass of wine and networking. Continue the discussion, meet colleagues and filmmakers in the Colonnade at York Theatre Royal. Discuss trends in VFX, animation and new technology with key figures from the industry. Free drink on arrival. Places are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 16:45-17:45

Venue: Colonnade, York Theatre Royal

Price: Free with Festival Pass

creative england drinks reception Get your Saturday night at ASFF underway by starting out at the Creative England Networking Party. Serving specially designed ASFF cocktails, come meet the Creative England team and other industry delegates over a drink in the Official Festival Bar, 1331. Start your night with this essential event before heading over to Everyman Cinema for the Meet the Filmmakers Social to continue the conversation. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 17:45-18:45

Venue: 1331 Bar & Restaurant

Price: Free with Festival Pass

Meet the Filmmakers Social Everyman’s Art Deco-inspired cinema provides the backdrop for Saturday’s Meet the Filmmakers Social. A key event for those in the Official Selection and beyond, this event brings together the talented filmmakers at the heart of ASFF. Expand your contacts list, liaise with talent and forge creative partnerships. This is the one of the best places to connect with practitioners. Free cocktail on arrival. First-come, first-served. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 19:00-21:00

Venue: Everyman Cinema

Price: Free with Festival Pass

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Networking Sessions Whether you’re looking to connect with a specific industry representative, foster new creative partnerships or just join in a conversation about filmmaking, our daily Networking Sessions offer the perfect opportunity to meet with other individuals and discuss your project. With specifically themed sessions and relevant industry professionals in attendance, these daily sessions provide a platform for you to discuss your projects. Date & Time: Daily 6-10 November Various times, see p66

Venue: Colonnade & Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

Price: £7.00

Pitching Sessions Looking for advice on your next film project? These pitching sessions are your chance to get your ideas seen and heard. Meet one-to-one with the Development Executives that make key decisions for the likes of Film4, BBC Film, Baby Cow and iFeatures. This is a key opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on your work and learn how to develop your voice. Applications for pitching must be made through the ASFF website. Date & Time: Daily 7-9 November Various times, see p70

Venue: Register at De Grey Foyer, York St John University

Price: £24.00 Online application required

filmmaker insights Panel Discussions Hear from some a selection of filmmakers that make up 2019’s Official Selection. These daily panel discussions are the perfect place to learn more about inspirations, motivations and creative processes, covering topics such as documentary filmmaking, producing on a budget and establishing your own unique style. These informative sessions are short, inspiring jump-starts to the day. Free tea and coffee. Date & Time: Daily 6-10 November 11:00-12:00, see p62

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Venue: Colonnade & Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

Price: Free with Festival Pass


Screen School VR Lab – 360° cinema In 2019, we expand our Screen School VR Lab, presented in partnership with London College of Communication. The lab features a 360° cinema, virtual reality works and panel discussions. Join ASFF as we explore new dimensions and the future of immersive cinema. Tickets available to book on a first-come, first-served basis from the Festival Hub and are released daily. Please see p98 for more details. Date & Time: Daily 6-10 November Various times, see timetable

Venue: Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal

Price: Free with Festival Pass but pre-booking required

Screen School VR Lab – immersive experiences Here is your opportunity to experience some of the most immersive games and experiences on the film festival circuit. Expand your knowledge of VR and immersive experiences through games and interactive media. See cutting-edge technology in action. There are guest programmes, alongside 10 experiences that are in competition. Experiences are accessed on a firstcome, first-served basis. Please see p98 for more details. Date & Time: Daily 6-10 November Various times, see timetable

Venue: Workshop 2, De Grey Rooms

Price: Free with Festival Pass (Drop in sessions, first-come, first-served)

VR Panel Discussions Running alongside our the Screen School VR lab, we invite pioneers, industry professionals and filmmakers to share their experiences of working with new technologies. In these relaxed discussions, our guests explore the practicalities and challenges of VR filmmaking, considering practical techniques as well as potential developments beyond the realm of filmmaking, and into the wider cultural sphere. Date & Time: Daily 6-10 November Various times, see p64

Venue: Colonnade & Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

Price: Free with Festival Pass

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Subtitled Screenings At Aesthetica, we firmly and wholeheartedly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience and enjoy cinema. As part of our wider efforts to make film as accessible and enjoyable as possible, every year we offer fully subtitled screenings across a range of genres, tailored for visitors with hearing impairments. Screenings run daily across the festival. To spot them, look out for the symbol in either print and digital film timetables. Date & Time: Daily 6-10 November Various times, see timetable

Venue: Various, please see timetable

Price: Free with Festival Pass

Family Friendly Screenings As part of a commitment to engage with younger audiences, ASFF presents a selection of Family Friendly screenings, showcasing exciting adventures that the whole family can enjoy on the big screen. This year, we proudly present works from CBeebies favourite Hey Duggee in partnership with Studio AKA and BBC Studios, as well as projects from some of the world’s most talented filmmakers from the 2019 Official Selection. Date & Time: Various dates and times, see timetable

Venue: Various, please see timetable

Price: Free with Festival Pass

hey duggee special screening Hey Duggee, created by Grant Orchard, Senior Director at Studio AKA, is full of fun. Bold, colourful and energetic, it provides one of the happiest places on kids’ TV. Loved by both children and parents from across the world, Hey Duggee inspires little viewers to be energetic, to explore and problemsolve in order to earn the much-desired badges. The series is a break-out hit on CBeebies. Bring your little ones and embark on an adventure. Date & Time: Various dates and times, please see timetable

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Venue: Various, please see timetable

Price: Free with Festival Pass (Single Screening Tickets available, under 4s free)


Showcase Screenings & Panel discussions We welcome filmmakers, industry professionals and educators to present a programme of specially curated Showcase Screenings. With guest institutions such as Goldsmiths University, Manchester School of Art, London College of Fashion and Arts University Bournemouth, these exciting screenings and panel discussions are a must for those seeking inspiration from the most promising cinematic talent. Date & Time: 7-9 November Various times, see timetable

Venue: Various, please see timetable

Price: Free with Festival Pass

Guest Programmes & discussions Exploring alternative viewpoints, diverse representation and the most defining moments of the 20th century, ASFF welcomes guest organisations to present lovingly curated guest programmes. This year we welcome the Imperial War Museum to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a focus on black filmmakers from Bounce, the best of LGBT+ film from the Iris Prize Festival as well as a presentation from Guardian Documentaries. Date & Time: Daily 7-10 November Various times, see timetable

Venue: Various, please see timetable

Price: Free with Festival Pass

awards ceremony, Drinks reception & wrap party Yorkshire Museum is the official venue for the festival’s closing ceremony, offering an inspiring finish to the five-day run. The Festival Winner, Hijack Visionary Filmmaker Award, Film Hub North Polaris Award, winners from each genre, People’s Choice and the Youth Award winner will all be announced and congratulated, alongside key industry delegates. Each guest will receive a free drink, courtesy of Brew York and York Gin. Date & Time: Sunday 10 November 16:00 - Late

Venue: Ceremony: Yorkshire Museum Wrap Party: 1331

Price: Awards Ceremony (limited availability): £8.00 Wrap Party: Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: SHOWCASE SCREENINGS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Showcase Screenings & Panel Discussions ASFF’s renowned Showcase Screenings are a demonstration of the UK’s burgeoning new film talent. Presenting works from today’s leading schools and institutions across the country, these unique events are a chance to see and hear from the next generation of talent. In 2019, we welcome a dynamic array of organisations. Presented by staff and alumni, each two-hour screening and panel introduces a collection of works experimenting with the wider building blocks of film – from genre and content to starting your own production company.

Film & Social Justice: Making a Difference Film has long been able to transform lives. Whether through narrative or documentary, cinema engages with challenging social and political subjects, providing a platform for a range of themes and communities, from LGBTQ+ rights to mental illness and homelessness. York St John University’s panel discusses the impact and risks of filmmaking around social justice, from finding subjects to identifying outlets.

Developing Your Directorial Style Making your mark and establishing yourself as a director takes ambition. ASFF welcomes back NAHEMI to present a collection of the best works from its members and esteemed organisations. Showcasing shorts from some of the premier film schools in the country, this screening offers audiences a chance to discover an exciting array of genres, whilst joining in a conversation about the wider role of film schools. 58

Date Thursday 7 November Time 14:00-16:00 Drinks Reception 16:00-17:00 Venue York Theatre Royal (Studio) Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Friday 8 November Time 10:30-12:30 Venue City Screen (Screen 2) Price Free with Festival Pass


Create Your Own Career: Setting Up a Production Company

Date Friday 8 November

Working in media production is a rewarding and multifaceted profession. Join Falmouth University’s graduates to hear about the best way to set up a company. The panel will answer key questions along the way: where do you find clients? How do you grow long-term? Learn from these entrepreneurs about how to build a successful business.

Time 11:30-13:30

Which Stories are Worth Telling?

Date Friday 8 November

Do you have something to say? As writers and filmmakers, we have the power to expose different points of view, whilst providing a commentary on social issues such as racial and gender equality, and civil rights. Through factual or fictional narratives, we can question and express our opinions. This showcase and discussion will highlight how to find stories that have the ability to change the way we see the world.

Routes into Industry: Connections for All Genuine collaboration requires productive dialogues between contributors and skilled practitioners. As a strategic partner of the BFI and with connections with the BBC, iFeatures, Creative England and Channel 4, London South Bank University hosts a lively discussion that brings together a panel to explore how diverse and creative collaborations act as a cornerstone for new opportunities.

Venue York Theatre Royal (Studio) Price Free with Festival Pass

Time 13:30-15:30 Venue City Screen (Screen 1) Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Friday 8 November Time 14:00-16:00 Venue York Theatre Royal (Studio) Price Free with Festival Pass

Digital Revolution: Empowering the Next Generation

Date Friday 8 November

With filmmaking becoming readily more accessible, Manchester School of Art is empowering the next generation to be heard through exciting visual landscapes. In this showcase, Filmmaking and Animation students take back the streets and showcase this new digital revolution in a range of personal, political and poignant stories.

Time 14:00-16:00 Venue Everyman Price Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: SHOWCASE SCREENINGS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Travellers in a Foreign Land: How the Audience Experiences Your film

Date Friday 8 November

There are infinite possibilities in the ways that sound and image can help to produce narrative. Every film teaches you how to watch it as it progresses. But the creator must be aware that the audience is a stranger. With a listening session and an interactive edit, this demonstration invites you to explore how we perceive sound and image.

Time 15:30-17:30

Imagining Fashion: Expressing Unexpected Concepts

Date Friday 8 November

Fashion film is a tool for social change. As a genre, it is moving beyond consumerism to discuss big topics from the climate crisis to gender and identity equality. It’s a state of mind. This carefully curated programme showcases a breadth of imagination, demonstrating digital and analogue techniques alongside experimental editing processes.

Price Free with Festival Pass

Time 16:30-18:00 Drinks Reception 18:00-19:00 Venue Everyman Price Free with Festival Pass

Challenging Convention: Redefining the Short Film

Date Friday 8 November

What are the conventions of contemporary filmmaking? University of York presents a showcase of award-winning shorts that draw from and challenge traditional methods and aesthetics. A panel of academics, writers and filmmakers foregrounds how new developments and ways of accessing media are redefining audience expectation.

Time 17:30-19:30

New Voices. Bold Stories. Unique Styles.

Date Saturday 9 November

What drives the next generation of filmmakers? How do factual, experimental and artist filmmakers find subjects that resonate with them and their audience? How are emerging fiction filmmakers developing their styles and what kind of characters attract them? What grounds are new filmmakers breaking? UCA explores these questions with debate between lecturers, students and the audience. 60

Venue City Screen (Screen 2)

Venue York Theatre Royal (Studio) Price Free with Festival Pass

Time 12:15-14:15 Venue City Screen (Screen 2) Price Free with Festival Pass


Discovering, developing and funding new filmmakers

Date Saturday 9 November

BFI NETWORK is looking for writers, directors and producers at the start of their careers with the desire to tell original stories. Recognising the need for difference in perspective, talent and recruitment, this showcase of filmmakers based in the North of England highlights culturally relevant or progressive ideas that are surprising, revelatory or challenging.

Time 13:45-15:45

The Future of VFX in Storytelling What is the future for VFX in the ever-changing landscape of film? As film becomes a billion-pound industry, what does this mean for future skills? How can you be at the top of your game in a highly competitive market? These topics will be considered in a lively debate alongside shorts which have been produced at Arts University Bournemouth. The showcase is underpinned by rising digital developments.

Fact & Fiction: Blurring the Lines Documentary films come in all shapes and sizes. The definition of what is fiction and factual has been constantly blurred. As educators and practitioners, are we too prescriptive in how we define documentary? Based on the changing landscape of cinema, how is the genre breaking new ground whilst informing narrative filmmaking? What are the ethical implications for the voice of the filmmaker?

Venue Bootham School Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Saturday 9 November Time 14:45-16:45 Drinks Reception 16:45-17:45 Venue York Theatre Royal (Studio) Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Saturday 9 November Time 17:15-19:15 Venue York Theatre Royal (Studio) Price Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: FILMMAKER INSIGHTS: FREE COFFEE & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

filmmaker insights Panel Discussions & Free Coffee. Our Filmmaker Insights Panels are the perfect way to start the day. These intimate Q&A sessions provide an opportunity for audiences to meet the Official Selection and gain insight into their practice through topics affecting all filmmakers today. From The A-Z of Filmmaking and Documentary Filmmaking to Working Within a Budget, the themes for these events are created by practitioners, for practitioners, touching upon the more personalised aspects of filmmaking in the contemporary industry.

Bringing an Idea to Life: The A-Z of Filmmaking All great films start with an idea, but what does it take to realise your vision on the big screen? In this session, a panel of filmmakers from ASFF’s Official Selection examine their individual approaches to bringing the bigger picture to life. Panellists will consider the fine tunings of production, offering advice on the journey of a story to screen.

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Date Wednesday 6 November Time 11:00-12:00 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Documentary Filmmaking: Capturing Authenticity

Date Thursday 7 November

Truth is often stranger than fiction. Documentary is rife with sometime unbelievable scenarios and thought-provoking narratives. Visiting filmmakers share their adventures, questioning what it takes to make a successful documentary. In this relaxed discussion, they will offer advice on how to navigate captivating themes and unrehearsed footage.

Time 11:00-12:00 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass


Filmmaking Fundamentals: Style, Individuality & Originality

Date Friday 8 November

Establishing yourself as a filmmaker takes determination. It’s about more than telling stories or creating that one great shot. Developing a distinctive style is fundamental to connecting with audiences, funders and collaborators. In this session, directors from a number of disciplines tackle the importance of style, individuality and originality.

Time 11:00-12:00

Funding Models: How to Finance Your Film

Date Saturday 9 November

With so many filmmakers battling for limited funding opportunities, making your project stand out above the crowd is crucial for budgeting and getting the money you need to move forwards. Whether you’re applying for screen agency funds or approaching private investors, it’s vital that a project is pitched quickly without unnecessary detail.

Time 11:00-12:00

Independent Filmmaking: Working Within Your Budget

Date Sunday 10 November

Filmmaking is a complex business. However, the rules are quite often the same whether the production is large- or small-scale. On an independent level, how can filmmakers maintain a professional standard? Attending directors and producers discuss their methods of working within a tight budget, without compromising on the story or quality.

Time 11:00-12:00

Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: VR PANEL DISCUSSIONS

vr panel discussions Sponsored by London College of Communication Running alongside the Screen School VR Lab, we invite a number of industry professionals and practitioners to share their experiences of working with new technologies. In relaxed discussions, our guests explore the practicalities and challenges of VR filmmaking. Panels consider new techniques as well as the potential of VR, its role in the future of cinema and its purpose beyond the realm of filmmaking. They ask questions about the ethics of rising digital technologies, and consider audience interaction today.

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Immersive Narratives: The Art of VR Storytelling

Date Wednesday 6 November

Immersing an audience in an environment opens up a wealth of storytelling possibilities. When we become a part of an experience – rather than simply being a viewer – what challenges does this present? If a viewer’s gaze can’t be controlled, how does the narrative change? Analysing new approaches, a panel examines non-linear storylines.

Time 13:00-14:00

Empathy and Understanding: The Future of Documentary

Date Thursday 7 November

Traditional forms of journalism can often provide a barrier between subject and audience. VR journalism provides the opportunity to experience a situation like never before, challenging new perspectives and encouraging empathy. In this session, a panel of documentary and VR practitioners address how VR is changing the delivery of information.

Time 13:00-14:00

Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass


Immersive Sound Techniques: Virtual Worlds

Date Thursday 7 November

Sound is crucial to filmmaking. But with the rise of VR, what new challenges exist? Audiences are invited to explore the theoretical and practical issues surrounding immersive and interactive sound. Panellists will outline a methodology informed by various practices – soundscape studies, game audio, acoustic ecology, film sound and acousmatic music.

Time 16:30-17:30

VR Filmmaking: Making a 360˚ Film

Date Friday 8 November

In a world where 360° technology is readily available, anyone can be a creator. But how does the process differ from traditional film formats? What approaches need to be taken to successfully capture an all-encircling environment? Sharing their knowledge of new technologies, filmmakers discuss their approaches to making seamless 360° content.

Time 14:30-15:30

Alternative Realities: The Ethics of Fictional Environments

Date Saturday 9 November

As VR technologies continue to develop, users are invited into alternative worlds where they can do whatever they like. What questions should we be asking about how technology is being used? In this discussion, experts in the field tackle the consequences of life in VR, considering its effect on morality and user privacy, as well as illusions of choice.

Time 13:45-14:45

Beyond Entertainment: The Potential of VR

Date Sunday 10 November

VR and 360° technologies are starting to move beyond entertainment. How can they be developed for positive implementation across medical care, rehabilitation, education and beyond? Will VR be applied to more destructive means such as military use, or will it be used for further surveillance in a security conscious world?

Time 14:30-15:30

Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: NETWORKING SESSIONS

networking sessions Expand Your Contacts.

NETWORKING SESSION 1

NETWORKING SESSION 2

NETWORKING SESSION 3

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Welcome to ASFF: Delegate and Filmmaker Meet & Greet

Date Wednesday 6 November

For the first session, we welcome filmmakers and delegates to introduce themselves and form new collaborations for the days ahead. This is a great meeting place to gear up for an exciting edition of the festival and get to know the hub, as well as other those who have previously attended ASFF or are exploring the programme, and the city, for the first time.

Time 14:30-16:00

New Opportunities: Industry Connections

Date Thursday 7 November

Making that first introduction is crucial to the next steps in your career. Sometimes daunting, potentially challenging, it’s important be prepared for your meeting. It’s also crucial to hone your networking skills and representing your craft. ASFF is the perfect platform to meet the people who can help you find your path. Join industry delegates to speak about your next project, ideas and collaborations.

From Vision to Reality: Production Services A craftsperson is only as good as their tools. Finding the right people for the job is, therefore, essential. ASFF is the perfect place to meet crew and services, connecting you with other like-minded individuals. This networking session gathers together those looking to collaborate. Technical, production and post services are here to explore how they can help you get the best out of your production.

Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price £7.00

Time 14:30-16:00 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price £7.00

Date Friday 8 November Time 12:30-14:00 Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price £7.00


NETWORKING SESSION 4

NETWORKING SESSION 5

NETWORKING SESSION 6

NETWORKING SESSION 7

The Fundamentals: Funding, Development & Support

Date Friday 8 November

All big ideas need help to develop. ASFF welcomes industry representatives from leading film and arts organisations to connect with filmmakers and offer their advice on new projects, looking at development, funding and industry support. This is a key opportunity to share your vision with those looking to provide help, financially and conceptually.

Time 16:00-17:30

Finding Success: Sales, Distribution & Exhibition

Date Saturday 9 November

Making a film is a huge achievement. Though, it is only half the story. The next chapter includes getting your work seen, and by the right audiences that will propel your career forwards. Join sales agents, distributors and exhibitors to discuss a strategy for of your film and get the recognition your hard work deserves. This networking session is centred around the next steps for circulating your individual vision.

Creative Collaborations: Production & Craft ASFF is joined by established producers and practitioners from a wide range of organisations. Taking your ideas to the next level is the theme for this important session. Bring pointers about your project and where you want to take it. This could be the place for you to find your feet, gaining advice from those shaping the industry through gamechanging, pioneering and successful production.

Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price £7.00

Time 12:00-13:30 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price £7.00

Date Saturday 9 November Time 15:00-16:30 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price £7.00

Last Chance Encounters: ASFF Industry Networking

Date Sunday 10 November

On 10 November, ASFF draws to a close, but there is still an opportunity to make some important connections. If you’re just joining us for the day or if you’ve attended all of the sessions, this is a great place to seek out those all-too important relationships that film festivals nurture. This is the perfect place to set yourself up for future conversations.

Time 12:30-14:00 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price £7.00

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EVENTS: INDUSTRY MARKETPLACE

industry marketplace A UK First. In 2019, ASFF proudly launches the Industry Marketplace. The first of its kind in the UK, the one-day event is the ideal place to connect with industry professionals and organisations such as production services, screen agencies, funders, exhibitors, film festivals, film schools and universities. This is a must for filmmakers, industry guests and students looking to expand their industry contacts. Friday 8 November, 11:30 - 20:00 De Grey Rooms Ballroom, St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD Fully accessible venue – member of staff are available to assist. Free with Festival Pass

ORGANISATIONS & FILM COMPANIES

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FILM FESTIVALS

ARABIC

FILM SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

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EVENTS: PITCHING SESSIONS

pitching sessions Present Your Idea. Returning for 2019, ASFF is offering a selection of filmmakers the chance to pitch feature film projects to industry professionals from some of the UK’s biggest funding, production and distribution organisations, such as Baby Cow, BBC Films and Film 4. As part of a wider platform for talent development, the festival welcomes today’s leading visionaries to meet with those making the decisions in the industry. This is an opportunity to receive invaluable feedback for the development of new feature-length works. Submissions are open until 26 October 2019: www.asff.co.uk/pitching-sessions

goldfinch first flights (narrative feature pitches)

Date Thursday 7 November

First Flights is an incubator for first time feature directors and producers, supporting them to create financially successful features. The First Flights team is adept at spotting and developing emerging creative talent. A highly successful studio in its own right, Goldfinch has worked with Gary Oldman, Anjelica Houston, Bill Nighy and Sam Riley.

Time Time slot will be allocated

baby cow (narrative feature pitches)

Date Friday 8 November

Baby Cow Productions was co-founded by Oscarnominated, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actor, writer, comedian and producer Steve Coogan. Baby Cow develops bold, high-quality scripted entertainment across all genres for television, film and radio, including Alan Partridge, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf and Gavin & Stacey. Feature film output includes the four-time Oscar-nominated Philomena. 70

Venue Register at De Grey Foyer Reception, YSJU Entry Fee £24.00

Time Time slot will be allocated Venue Register at De Grey Foyer Reception, YSJU Entry Fee £24.00


scottish documentary institute (documentary pitches)

Date Friday 8 November

Scottish Documentary Institute specialises in documentary training, production and distribution, supporting filmmakers through a diverse programme of international activities and high quality training programmes. It has produced over 100 films, screening in 60 countries worldwide, garnering global recognition at the cutting-edge of documentary.

Time Time slot will be allocated

guardian documentaries (documentary pitches)

Date Saturday 9 November

Guardian Documentaries is a home for independent talent, commissioning and supporting creatives to tell the untold stories of real people. Projects include Ed Perkins’ Oscarnominated Black Sheep and Roxy Rezvany’s Little Pyongyang. The commission looks for filmmakers with innovative ideas for access-driven stories, shedding light on underrepresented and unheard communities.

BBC Films (narrative feature pitches) BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing feature-length productions. Committed to finding new talent, BBC collaborates with some of the foremost writers and directors, with new releases including Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You and Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir. BBC Films was awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

Venue Register at De Grey Foyer Reception, YSJU Entry Fee £24.00

Time Time slot will be allocated Venue Register at De Grey Foyer Reception, YSJU Entry Fee £24.00

Date Saturday 9 November Time Time slot will be allocated Venue Register at De Grey Foyer Reception, YSJU Entry Fee £24.00

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EVENTS: PITCHING SESSIONS

Film4 (narrative feature pitches) Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division, developing and co-financing projects from the most distinctive talents in UK and beyond. Academy Awardwinners include Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, with recent releases including Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.

ifeatures (narrative feature pitches) iFeatures is a premier UK filmmaking programme driving the development of low-budget, high-quality debut features from the most daring storytellers. The programme is run by Creative England and supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, BBC Films and the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK productions. Credits include God’s Own Country and Apostasy.

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Date Saturday 9 November Time Time slot will be allocated Venue Register at De Grey Foyer Reception, YSJU Entry Fee £24.00

Date Saturday 9 November Time Time slot will be allocated Venue Register at De Grey Foyer Reception, YSJU Entry Fee £24.00


masterclasses Gain First-Hand Insights.

Whether your craft is cinematography, writing, directing or camera operation, ASFF has gathered the best in the industry from every discipline and career path, to give you the tools to propel your career and create films that change lives. For 2019, we welcome cultural powerhouses such as British Vogue and Rankin, as well as Emmy- and Oscar-nominated Producers, DoPs, Directors and Editors such as Simon Chinn, Tracy Granger, Dick Pope and Manjinder Virk. For sessions at York St John University, please arrive at the De Grey Court Reception off the Gillygate entrance with your ticket. Please allow 15 minutes before the start time. From here, you will be directed to a specific room. Other venues include York Theatre Royal, Yorkshire Museum and Bootham School.

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MASTERCLASSES: WEDNESDAY

COMPULSORY: Establishing Yourself as a Brand COMPULSORY is a multi-award-winning production company founded in 2013 as an idea in a bedroom. The company now boasts a roster of international directors and a portfolio of features, shorts, music videos and commercials with clients such as Madonna, Hugo Boss, Adidas and Selfridges. Founding Partner and Executive Producer Chris Toumazou explores the film and music industry from a commercial and artistic point of view, uncovering how to establish yourself as a brand. Date & Time: Wednesday 6 November 13:00-14:00

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50

Captivating Narratives: The Art of Storytelling BBC Writers Room works with both emerging and established writers, championing the next generation of creative talent. Development Executive Simon Nelson has over two decades worth of experience working across a multitude of genres in both theatre and TV. In this inspiring masterclass, Nelson offers advice on crafting compelling plots, engaging dialogue and bringing characters to life. Discover how to refine a unique voice, avoid clichés and maximise the potential of your writing. Date & Time: Wednesday 6 November 13:00-14:00

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Intimate Portraits: Filmmaking in Real Life Richard Billingham is a Turner Prize-nominated photographer whose work offers a striking and unflinching documentation of personal experiences. His seminal collection Ray’s A Laugh is an honest and uncensored portrait of his own family which served as the basis for his first feature film, the BAFTA-nominated Ray & Liz. Drawing on his practice as a photographer, Billingham explores how the documentation of real life has served as motivation for filmmaking. Date & Time: Wednesday 6 November 16:00-17:00

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Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: THURSDAY

The Pillars of Production: Ensuring Success Shoebox Films’ Paul Webster is an Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-Winning producer whose credits include Atonement, Eastern Promises, Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice. His current project is the much-anticipated Radioactive, starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A Private War, Hostiles.) Speaking in conversation, Webster discusses the production process from idea and conception to realisation, including how to transform a vision into a successful, award-winning reality. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 12:30-13:30

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Branding and Identity: Captivating Content AnalogFolk is a global creative agency that works with brands including Nike, PepsiCo, Unilever and Booking.com. As a collective, they create bold, unexpected campaigns, using the screen as a playground for ideas. Join Executive Creative Director Simon Richings as he speaks about the challenge of interpreting briefs whilst maintaining a strong sense of creative input throughout. The goal is to generate films that work hard for a brand but are also valuable to the audience. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 12:30-13:30

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50

Tales from the Cutting Room: Redefining the Editor Academy and BAFTA member Tracy Granger began her career in the cutting rooms of MGM and Burbank Studios. Drawing on a portfolio that includes Kimberley Pierce’s Oscar-Winning Boys Don’t Cry and Richard Billingham’s BAFTA-Nominated Ray & Liz, Granger explores the industry’s transformation from analogue to digital. She will also discuss the importance of sound, increased expectations of the editor’s role and the ongoing challenges faced by female practitioners in the industry. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 14:00-15:00

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: THURSDAY

Cultural Influencers: Speaking to Global Audiences Dazed, i-D , NOWNESS and COMPULSORY are some of the most pioneering names in the world of online content. This panel brings them together to discuss the importance of the internet as both a platform and muse, reaching millions of viewers and inspiring positive, pro-active interactions through the moving-image. Led by Luke Toyne (Maker Projects), panellists will explain how the internet and video content has transformed the ways in which we consume art, news and culture. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 15:30-16:30

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: ÂŁ8.50

The Thin Blurred Line: The Ethics of Documentary Documentary filmmaking comes with many moral and ethical dilemmas. When confronted with a deeply emotive scenario, do you continue to film or put down the camera? How do you condense 500 hours of footage into a 90-minute film? What decisions should be made to ensure that the production reaches its full potential? Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated Richard Melman from Spring Films (Night Will Fall, Into the Inferno) establishes ethical boundaries and how to recognise them. Date & Time: Thursday 7 November 16:30-17:30

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Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: ÂŁ8.50


MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY

The Film Festival Market: Finding Your Audience How do you find your place within the festival circuit? Festival Formula’s Katie McCullough and Ian Bignell have over 15 years’ combined experience in festival submissions and strategy. Exploring today’s landscape, McCullough and Bignells provide essential advice for widening your audience. Join them for tips on how to identify your voice whilst maximising budgets and promoting work through larger channels – helping you to take the next steps into international markets. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 10:00-11:00

panel discussion: hear from network representatives nationwide

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50

Insights from BFI Network: A Concise Guide to Funding BFI NETWORK brings together UK film agencies to discover and fund emerging writers, directors and producers. With over £3m to support practitioners from all regions, the goal of the network is to establish a joined-up approach to find today’s most distinctive voices. With such outstanding opportunities available, what brand of the network might you approach? How can you streamline your application? Join development and talent executives as they discuss how to get noticed. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 11:00-12:00

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

The Changing Role of VFX Production The rapidly evolving world of VFX opens up new possibilities, allowing audiences to enter expansive narratives and imaginative landscapes. Ruairidh MacNeill, Modeller at Academy Award-winning studio Framestore (Blade Runner 2049, Avengers: Infinity War, Gravity) speaks about the increasing role of VFX companies as they take on wider production positions in response to the growing demand for digital landscapes, invisible effects and artistically complex points of view. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 11:30-12:30

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY

Rankin: A Career Retrospective Rankin is one of the UK’s key cultural icons. He has been instrumental to the launch of seminal magazines Dazed & Confused, Hunger and AnOther, and boasts a star-studded portfolio including David Bowie and Kate Moss. He has worked with the world’s most celebrated influencers and figures. In conversation with Fashion Film Consultant Niccolo Montanari, hear about how the brand has developed into a global movement, including the rise of video content through Rankin Film. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 12:00-13:00

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Main)

Price: £8.50

VR and Immersive Landscapes: The Future of Storytelling BBC, Sky and Creative England are leaders in the world of media, broadcast and entertainment. As the rise of digital technologies continues to transform the media landscape, how are these globally recognised organisations exploring the potential of Virtual Reality? How can immersive experiences be used to inform, educate and entertain? Join Alia Sheikh, Development Producer (BBC R&D), Richard Nockles (Sky VR) and Creative England as they explore the world of VR. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 12:30-13:30

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Frame by Frame: Behind the Scenes at Aardman Aardman is one of the world’s most renowned animation studios, instantly recognisable for its acclaimed claymation works including Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Early Man. Speaking about Aardman’s latest feature adventure, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Director and Animator Will Becher delves behind the scenes to build on the creation of the worlds best-loved characters, examining the techniques and processes that bring a story to life frame-by-frame. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 13:00-14:00

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Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY

The Butterfly Effect: Expansive Narratives Supermassive Games is a BAFTA-winning game developer recognised for innovation in both storytelling and VR. Successful titles include the acclaimed PS4 game Until Dawn, starring Rami Malek, which combines drama with immersive storytelling. Director Will Byles discusses the crossover between interactive media, exploring games as an extension of filmmaking. The session looks at the Butterfly Effect Mechanic – in which every decision has an unforeseen consequence. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 13:00-14:00

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Ideas With Potential: Pitching a Captivating Story Development Executives play a key role in sourcing scripts and discovering new talent. They are at the head of the table in determining films that make it to the big screen. But what are the types of questions that get asked along the way? This panel discussion brings together individuals with a wealth of experience in spotting projects that will succeed. Join Dionne Farrell (BBC Films), Max Park (Film4) and Meghan Cruz (Baby Cow) as they consider ideas that jump from the page. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 14:00-15:00

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

I’d like to thank you and all the team of Aesthetica Short Film Festival for having selected my film ‘Scandal’. It was a real honour for me to be a part of it along with so many talents. This is a true reward for all the work and energy I have put in my animation.

– Pablo Mengin, 2018 Official Selection filmmaker

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MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY

Artists’ Film: New Approaches to Narrative Storytelling Film is rich in narrative. It can cover both personal and universal stories in a matter of seconds and span far-ranging landscapes in minutes. In recent years, artists and filmmakers have started to use the medium to depict present-day social concerns. Phoebe Roberts (Artangel), Jacqueline Edenbrow (The Guardian) and Turner Prize nominees Jane & Louise Wilson discuss the role of storytelling and the importance of film as a mechanism to understanding our turbulent, ever-changing world. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 14:30-15:30

Venue: Bootham School

Price: £8.50

Bespoke Branding: Fashion on Film Fashion film is innovative. It can tell almost any story and it transcends traditional forms of marketing and brand awareness. In a world increasingly driven by content, the fashion industry is responding to key trends as well as social-driven video with bespoke, cinematic content. Fashion Film Consultant Niccolo Montanari leads a discussion with representatives from British Vogue, Jil Sander, The Blink Fish and designer Sadie Clayton to discuss identity on film and sharing a sense of voice with millions of viewers. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 14:30-16:00

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

The Whole Truth: Documentary and the Creative Partnership Making award-winning films takes persistence, passion and courage to explore untold stories. It’s a process of collaboration and ideas. Speaking in conversation, two-time Oscar-Winning Producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugarman, Man on Wire and Whitney) and Oscar-Nominated Director Ed Perkins (Black Sheep, Garnet’s Gold ) look back on their eight-year collaboration, exploring the importance of partnerships whilst depicting real-life stories with authenticity and responsibility. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 15:30-16:30

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Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Bringing the Scene to Life: Dick Pope in Conversation Dick Pope is one of the UK’s leading cinematographers, with a career spanning 40 years and multiple productions. He has received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations and has been critically acclaimed for collaborations with Mike Leigh. His credits include Peterloo, The Illusionist and Edward Norton’s much anticipated Motherless Brooklyn. Join Pope as he speaks about bringing the most basic elements to life, including colour sampling, resolution and the dynamics of light. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 16:00-17:00

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Main)

Price: £8.50

Imagining New Worlds: A Reality in VFX Industrial Light & Magic is Lucasfilm’s VFX and animation studio, with recent blockbuster projects including Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One and the much-anticipated Spider-Man: Far From Home. VFX Supervisor, Julian Foddy, speaks about the creation and application of visual effects in film, from the initial ideas to implementation on the big-screen. This masterclass looks at techniques used by ILM to create visually striking 3D worlds and memorable characters. Date & Time: Friday 8 November 16:30-17:30

Aesthetica

Short FIlm Festival

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Programmers’ Secrets: Film Festival Insights A panel of programmers from Locarno, Edinburgh IFF, London Short Film Festival, FilmFest Dresden and ASFF offer insights into the selection process. What makes a stand-out film? How do you navigate a competitive, subjective marketplace? Panellists answer the questions facing today’s filmmakers, providing a glimpse into how the UK’s top film festival programmes are created. This is a key opportunity to discover how to succeed on the circuit, getting your work into celebrated platforms. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 10:30-11:30

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: SATURDAY

The Art of Editing: Assembling a Story Chris Wyatt is a BAFTA- and BIFA-Nominated Film Editor whose work includes God’s Own Country and This is England, as well as Francis Lee’s much anticipated Ammonite. In this session, Wyatt explores the multi-faceted role of the editor – a master craftsperson with an affinity for storytelling, an eye for visually compelling footage and a key partner in bringing a director’s vision to life. Drawing on experiences from the cutting room, Wyatt examines a range of integral techniques. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 11:00-12:00

Venue: Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Evolving Animation: Digital Worlds With credits that include BBC, Nokia, Nickelodeon, Sony and Disney, Blue Zoo is one of the UK’s most successful animation studios. It has an international reputation for unique CG characters, playful content and creative commercials. Director Dane Winn discusses how the world of animation continues to evolve in the digital age. He will also look at how new techniques can be harnessed, using game engines and digital rendering to push animation further than ever before. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 11:15-12:15

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Redressing the Balance: Creating an Inclusive Industry How is the film industry taking progressive steps towards becoming more inclusive? What conversations are happening, and how is this influencing what audiences are expecting to see? Led by Mathieu Ajan (Film London), Manjinder Virk (The Arbour, Out of Darkness), Cornelius Walker (Black Sheep), Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum, Year of the Rabbit) and Berwyn Rowlands (Iris Prize) delve into diversity both onand off-screen, exploring how equality is crucial and necessary to creativity. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 12:00-13:00

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Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: SATURDAY

Capturing the Moment: Craft of the Camera Operator Camera operators are not only physically in control of the camera, but are essential to the construction of shots and scenes, working with the Director, the DoP and all the many production departments. Members from the Association of Camera Operators have worked on some of the most iconic productions of all time, such as Game of Thrones, The Shining and Skyfall. ACO brings a hugely experienced panel to discuss the importance of camera technique and control. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 12:30-14:00

Venue: Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Adventure Games: The Evolution of a Genre Revolution Software is an independent game developer that’s been widely revered for adventure titles such as Beneath A Steel Sky and the acclaimed Broken Sword series. Co-Founder Charles Cecil considers the evolution of the adventure genre and how new technology is transforming the industry, allowing indie developers to create ambitious titles such as Revolutions’ own Beyond a Steel Sky, which will be released in late 2019 as a lead title on Apple’s new Arcade platform. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 12:45-13:45

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Reclaim the Frame: Creating Space for Female Perspective Women make up just a small percentage of the film industry. This imbalance is not due to a lack of creative flair, ambition or talent, but more the lack of opportunity. Film Producer and Director of Birds Eye View Mia Bays invites Production Executive Marion Comengre, Poet and Filmmaker Be Manzini, Lucy Brown (Trailblazing Women in Film) and Director Alice Seabright (Sex Education, Pregnant Pause) to join a discussion on creating meaningful change across the film industry. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 13:30-14:30

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: SATURDAY

Fashion Film: Impact and Responsibility Fashion film has long been associated with capturing a certain type of lifestyle: elegant, aspirational, stylish. But it’s an unprecedented tool. Fashion campaigns are increasingly steered towards new horizons – combining practices and genres, pushing the boundaries of contemporary aesthetics. But what responsibilities does fashion have towards society? London College of Fashion highlights the power of high-impact campaigns, feeding into today’s biggest issues. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 14:15-15:15

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

The Perfect Mix: Successful Soundscapes Captivating cinema relies on a delicate balance of sound: realistic Foley, clear dialogue, a compelling score and innovative sound design. Editor Mick Audsley (Allied, The Zero Theorem) leads a conversation with Oscar-nominated and BAFTAwinning Re-Recording Mixer Mike Prestwood Smith (Casino Royale, Captain Phillips), exploring the complexities and artistry of achieving a perfect sound mix. The discussion is integral to those interested in the captivation of audiences through sound. Date & Time: Saturday 9 November 14:30-15:30

Venue: Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

I just wanted to thank you for including ‘Turning Tide’ in this year’s ASFF. It was such an amazing, incredible week, and we loved every second of it! It was our first time attending a festival with our film, so we couldn’t have asked for a better event. It was an absolute pleasure attending the festival, and well done once again to the whole team!

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– Andrew Muir, Official Selection filmmaker


official selection Expansive Programming. Inspired by Ideas.

The 2019 programme is the largest, most diverse and most accessible to date. It includes 12 short-form genres, as well as Feature-length Documentaries and Narratives, as well as Immersive and VR films. Curate your own experience. Organised by genre, each film can be identified by colour-coded categories. They are part of a wider spectrum of programming that connects audiences, touching upon all elements of humanity and varying facets of society. Plan your weekend with a film schedule that lists screening times for each day under venue names. Details of films can be found in the following sections.

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documentary feature films Human Stories. Longer Leads.

These screenings are all about connecting audiences through the varied human experience. For the second year, we screen nine Documentary Features which foreground a number of cultures to assess what it truly means to be alive. This curated presentation considers the world through a reflective lens, looking at global politics, borderlands, national identities and the spaces in between. These are life-affirming and deeply contemplative features for today’s viewers. These works ask audiences key questions about the state of our world: how do we define the idea of home? What does it mean to be living on the periphery of society? These are complex journeys, both emotional and geographical.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 1

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York Theatre Royal (Studio) 14:30-15:30

THE BLACKOUTS subtitled Oliwia Tonteri, Jerem Tonteri Finland, 2018, 52min The Blackouts is an essay that tells the story of a family that move from Finland to Poland in search of their roots. Living in Warsaw, they face the hustle and bustle of a city scorched by a tragic past. In this documentary, viewers witness the characters at breaking point. They all miss something and this is palpable to see; there is a hole in all of their memories – collective and personal.

Oliwia and Jerem both graduated from Helsinki Film School and have made several short films together. For them, each film is a different journey to finding new perspectives. Oliwia’s interests lie in equal rights, whilst Jerem’s lie within the depiction of Jewish memory.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 2

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Everyman (Screen 3) 16:45-18:00

OUR MOST BRILLIANT FRIENDS Piers Dennis (Riff Raff Films) UK, 2018, 1hr 10min What happens if you leave behind the thing that’s defined your life? What happens if you abandon everything you’ve known for the last decade? This is the scenario that Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor find themselves in as they embark on what could be their final tour together – as Slow Club. An intimate portrait of a band pushed to the limits of creativity and musical endurance.

Piers Dennis is a London-based filmmaker. Our Most Brilliant Friends is Dennis’ feature debut, though he has directed a number of Slow Club’s music videos, including Champion (2017), Silver Morning (2016) and The Pieces (2014).

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IRENE’S GHOST Iain Cunningham (Tyke Films ) UK, 2018, 1hr 19min Irene’s Ghost follows a son’s search to find out about the mother he never knew. Iain was three when his mother Irene died and after that she became a family secret. Later in life, the birth of his own child inspires a journey to discover the truth. Irene’s Ghost opens up into a study of family, mental illness and female friendship. The project is a BIFA-nominated documentary.

Irene’s Ghost is Cunningham’s first feature documentary, and is about his search for information about his mother. He started his career in factual TV, working in observational documentary and now runs production company forward slash films.

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friday Everyman (Screen 3) 13:00-14:30

EVERYBODY IN THE PLACE:

AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF BRITAIN 1984-1992 Jeremy Deller Producers: Jacqueline Edenbrow, Avi Grewal UK, 2019, 1hr Everybody In The Place explores the socio-political history and contemporary legacy of the “Second Summer of Love.” Based on a real-life lecture he delivered to a class of A-level Politics students, Jeremy Deller utilises rare, unseen archive footage. Deller charts illicit underground clubs, cementing acid house and rave in the mainstream consciousness.

Jeremy Deller is an English conceptual, video and installation artist who has exhibited internationally at the likes of Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Barbican Art Centre, London. He won the Turner Prize in 2004.

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ACTS OF QUIET RESISTANCE Ian Nesbitt, Michael Ransley (Out.Side.Film) UK, 2019, 1hr 10min Five years in the making, this sparse black-and-white road film follows Michael, who lives and travels daily in the confines of a horse-drawn wagon. Acts of Quiet Resistance is an immersive visual and sonic journey, tracing a transient and timeless existence on the peripheries of modern life. It is a sensitive view into an individual who exists outside of conventional society.

Ian Nesbitt is the Founder and Director of Out/Side/Film. His practice spans video art, documentary film, ethnography and grassroots cinema activism. Out/Side/Film is committed to raising awareness of marginal and excluded communities.

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SUNRISE WITH SEA MONSTERS Myles Painter UK, 2018, 1hr 10min An absurdly prophetic journey of a humble hard drive cast out into the perilous British landscape to explore ideas about memory, data, humanism and futurity. Captured entirely on 16mm stock, the film follows the device as it embarks on a quest of self-discovery. An odyssey of sci-fi tech, global archives, metaphysical data, non-human futures and memory failure.

Myles Painter works with digital and traditional film technologies to explore what it means to be human. His first documentary, END-TIME - The Last Man (2016) presented cultural representations of Apocalypse in popular culture.

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PACÍFICO Andreas Geipel, Christian Gibson Australia, 2019, 1hr 12min Two friends go on a two-year road trip through Latin America, embarking upon new pathways. Pacifico highlights how engaging in new cultures can help widen our perspective and deepen our understanding of the world in which we live. It forms a discussion around the pros and cons of living in the moment; slowing down and observing the world mindfully to reassess what’s important.

Christian Gibson is a photographer and filmmaker, and founder of Gobe – a conscientious photography accessories brand. Gibson believes a closer relationship with nature can hugely benefit humanity, and captures this idea in his portfolio.

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saturday Everyman (Screen 3) 16:30-18:00

THE REVENGE OF THE DIVA subtitled Gustav Ahlgren, Emelie Jönsson Sweden, 2019, 1hr 20min At the height of fame and fortune, internationally acclaimed opera singer Siv Wennberg aka Siv the Diva suffered a gross betrayal and subsequently disappeared from the public eye. Some 30 years later, she’s back, looking for revenge and for a way back into the spotlight. A story fuelled by feminist perspectives about the will to never give up and surrender.

Both Gustav Ahlgren and Emelie Jönsson studied journalism at the University of Gothenburg. Ahlgren also has a Master’s in Documentary Film at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. They have both directed and produced narrative and documentary works.

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EL CUARTO REINO Alex Lora Cercos, Adán Aliaga (Jaibo Films) Spain, 2019, 1hr 20min In a redemption centre on the outskirts of New York, illegal undocumented migrants and underdogs are feeling a shared sense of disappointment in the American Dream. Responding to this false promise, Ana, Walter, Eugene, Pierre and René will find answers to cosmic mysteries and existential questions that make us human. In this film, dreams don’t die if the journey continues.

Adán Aliaga’s first documentary, My Grandmother’s House (2006), won numerous international awards including the prestigious Joris Ivens Award at the IDFA Documentary Festival. Alex Lora has screened twice at Sundance as Official Selection.

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narrative feature films Expansive Stories. New Techniques.

Joining the Feature-length screenings for the second year are Narrative films, across a range of genres and styles. This selection spans both personal and universal storylines, all designed to compel, provoke, educate and inspire. These tales go deep into the emotions of characters, following them through unexpected environments. They seek justice and vengeance, explore new identities and embark on dangerous missions for the sake of their family. Our award-winning filmmakers offer new experiments in the realm of visual storytelling, creating progressive landscapes and insightful glimpses into adjacent worlds. Familiar tropes of love, loss, crisis and redemption are retold.

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NINA subtitled Marc Göbel Germany, 2018, 1hr 26min In search of her father’s murderer, Nina meets the aged ex-cop Rainer. Soon, the young loner and the failed family man fill a gap in each other’s lives. But Rainer withholds details about his shared past with Nina’s father and she must discover if he can be trusted. Digging deeper into a world of secrets, our protagonist finds out about a broken, disillusioned man who resigned from the forces.

Marc Göbel was born in Germany. In 2010, he embarked on his studies in Motion Picture at the University of Darmstadt. In 2012, he completed an internship with Til Schweiger’s Kokowääh2. The set experience helped him to realise his screenplay, Nina.

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BOSC Ian Cottage UK, 2018, 1hr 23min Jay hides her identity, hides her passport, hides her past. She wants to find out who killed her activist father and journeys to a remote house in Spain. There, she encounters Miguel, a local huntsman. Is he the killer of her father or an innocent man? Bosc is an atmospheric mystery concerning buried secrets and lies. The film was shot over 14 days in Spain.

Ian Cottage is an award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker. His first short, Small Gestures, premiered at Berlinale, where it received a Special Jury Mention. Recent shorts include Spin for Channel 4’s Random Acts, which was shown at BALTIC.

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SCHEMERS David McLean UK, 2019, 1hr 29min Everyone in the late 1970s thought Scotland was all Bay City Rollers, Tartan clothing or drunk football fans smashing up Wembley. But in Dundee it was rain, pish and football. The newly built council flats, known as Schemes, had become crime-ridden ghettos. They called us Schemers – the folk that lived amongst the new concrete streets launched way up into the sky.

Schemers marks Dave Mclean’s feature film debut as director and writer. Dave started promoting gigs in the Dundee nightclubs. When Placebo arrived with their demo tape, he moved into management for them. Dave still promotes bands in South East Asia.

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saturday Everyman (Screen 3) 13:30-15:00

PAUSE subtitled Tonia Mishiali (A.B. Seahorse Film Productions) Cyprus, 2018, 1hr 36min In a desperate attempt to escape from the misery of an ongoing loveless marriage, Elpida finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon, reality and fantasy start to blur and the lines between worlds become crossed. Pause is a Cyprus/ Greece co-production which had its world premiere at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Festival. It has won five awards so far.

Tonia Mishiali is a member of the European Film Academy and the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, Berlinale Talents alumna and one of the artistic directors of Cyprus Film Days International Festival. Her films have competed in over 100 festivals.

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CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN Kaspar Jancis (OÜ Nukufilm) Estonia, 2018, 1hr 20min A young boy learns to take control over his life when he is shrunk to the size of an insect. In this new life, rendered in miniature, he has to sail his own toy boat through a flooded café, and make a new home for himself. It’s a lesson about moving from childhood into adulthood and the journey that is taken from Point A to Point B. Morten has to be shrunk down before he can grow up.

Kaspar Jancis studied Animation under the guidance of Priit Pärn at Pedagogical University to the Turku Arts and Media School in Finland. He has directed over nine films, and is also a composer and actor, working across a multitude of genres and methods.

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saturday

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NO NEWS subtitled Miguel Berzal de Miguel Spain, 2017, 1hr 10min Lola lives alone with her son, Jorge, near to an industrial estate in Madrid. She works a huge amount of hours for a storage company, all for a stingy and strict boss. She’s tired, overworked and at breaking point. One night, Jorge confesses to his mother that he has begun to keep in touch with his father, Marcos, who abandoned them a long time ago. It’s the start of something.

Between 2014 and 2016, Miguel Berzal de Miguel wrote and directed three shorts films. In 2017, he wrote, directed and produced No News. He has won many awards, including Best Original Screenplay at West European International Film Festival.

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IN THE WILD subtitled Rita Hui Nga-Shu (City Contemporary Dance Company) Hong Kong, 2017, 1hr 3min Frolicking on the streets; seeing the glimmer of rebellion in a never-ending tunnel. Shouting hoarse for passion that never returns at the top of Pitt Street. We can’t help but dance. In the Wild is created with dancer Frankie Ho, Abby Chan and songwriter Hin-yan Wong. Walking down street after street, performer Siuyea Lo uses his body to respond to Hong Kong’s landscape.

Rita Hui Nga Shu is a video artist and film director in Hong Kong. Her works have screened internationally at Busan International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, South Taiwan Film Festival and Seoul Independent Film Festival.

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Get to know the creatives at the heart of ASFF’s programme. This is your opportunity to meet this year’s Official Selection. Free drink for all attendees, on a first-come, first-served basis. Venue: Everyman Date: Saturday 9 November Time: 19:00-21:00 Price: Free with Festival Pass 97


vr & immersive Explore Film Like Never Before.

Immersing an audience in an environment opens up a wealth of storytelling possibilities. ASFF introduces new digital playgrounds for a second year, offering a completely innovative viewing experience for 2019’s audiences. Realised in partnership with both UAL’s London College of Communication and Harmony VR, these screenings are part of ASFF’s wider celebration of groundbreaking technologies and the opportunities presented for film. These films change the very definition of cinema as we know it, with 360° projects about child soldiers in Uganda, an interstellar flight, a first-person account of the Warsaw Uprising and a treacherous ascent to the top of Everest.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 1 HUMAN EXPERIENCES

daily 6-10 november

screen school 360Ëš cinema

YTR (Keregan Room) Various times (see p19)

Free tickets released on the day at the Festival Hub, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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A VIOLATED DREAM: THE COLOMBIAN NO MAN’S LAND (SUBTITLED)

ANONYMOUS

Elliot Graves UK, 2019, 15:00 Human stories of survival inside an area of the Amazon rainforest once ruled by a revolutionary guerrilla army. This experience immerses viewers inside this hostile and isolated environment.

Samantha Kingston UK, 2019, 10:00 After 28 years, Samantha divulges her experience of living with an alcohol-dependent parent, hiding the secret and dealing with the death of that parent. Come face-to-face with Samantha.

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OVERLOOKED

GENDER IN CONFLICT

Carlos Oceguera Canada, 2018, 09:18 Overlooked takes the viewer through five vignettes where death and horror lurk around every bend. Each a tale of tragedy is recounted by a narrator that believes them to be connected.

Lauren Anders Brown (Collaborate: Ideas & Images) Lebanon, 2019, 04:58 After over eight years of war in Syria, over 350,000 refugees are living in camps in West Bekaa, Lebanon. Narrated by both women and men, we hear how gender plays a role in displacement.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 2 ANIMATED DREAMS

daily 6-10 november

screen school 360˚ cinema

YTR (Keregan Room) Various times (see p19)

Free tickets released on the day at the Festival Hub, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE | A JOURNEY WITHIN

INTIMACIES (SUBTITLED)

Marc Zimmermann Germany, 2018, 12:40 Everyday, we are gifted with life’s most precious achievement: a conscious mind. It enables us to engage with the senses and hold onto our ideas about the universe’s boundless, ongoing beauty.

Martin Charrière (DNA Studios) Switzerland, 2018, 06:37 This episode of the Unframed series transports us into the comfort of aged Parisian interiors and depicts the sentimental life of Misia Sert, between adultery and sadness. She guides us through time.

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WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS

CROW: THE LEGEND

Andrew McHugh UK, 2019, 06:00 Merging poetry and science, this is a journey that takes the user from an unfolding VR bedroom to the edge of the universe, via a poem written and narrated by Boston Williams. A huge adventure.

Eric Darnell (Baobab Studios) USA, 2018, 22:00 In a time before mankind walked the face of the Earth, there exists only spring. The world is always sunny and the animals live free of worry. Of all the animals, the crow is the most admired.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 3 EXPLORERS & PIONEERS

daily 6-10 november

screen school 360˚ cinema

YTR (Keregan Room) Various times (see p19)

Free tickets released on the day at the Festival Hub, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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EVEREST – THE VR FILM EXPERIENCE

WARSAW RISING

Jonathan Griffith UK, 2019, 11:00 Sherpa Tenji attempts to climb up Mount Everest without the use of bottled oxygen, something that only 175 recorded people have done before. Travel with him through the “Death Zone.”

Tomasz Dobosz Poland, 2019, 16:16 Warsaw Rising is based on the fate of one of Warsaw insurgents: Capt. Władysław Sieroszewski. He received a note with a message from his daughter when he was leaving to fight in the Uprising.

VR & IMMERSIVE

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VOLT: CHAOS GEM

THE MISSED SPACEFLIGHT – VR EXPERIENCE (NO DIALOGUE)

Hyun-Suk Lee (Vive Studios) South Korea, 2018, 11:11 The battle to claim a mysterious substance called “Flux” begins. The struggle begins between one who is trying to do the right thing versus another who is trying to survive and do their job.

Kuba Matyka & Kamila Staszczyszyn (MELT) Poland, 2017, 04:12 The Missed Spaceflight brings people through space and back in time, to let them live the dream of becoming the nation’s first astronaut when the country was deep in poverty and communism.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 4 BREAKING FREE: EXPERIMENTAL STORIES

daily 6-10 november

screen school 360˚ cinema

YTR (Keregan Room) Various times (see p19)

Free tickets released on the day at the Festival Hub, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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30 MINUTES OF DANGER

Pavel Lamkov Sweden, 2019, 05:16 Set in an underground environment. The figurative storytelling encounters the obscure and disguised parts of love. A gang of masked billposters enter a tunnel. They get lost and crash.

Grant Scicluna (Happening Films) Australia, 2018, 15:14 In a potentially deadly scenario of mistaken identity, Nassim is poisoned and must engage in a heart-pumping, bold and utterly thrilling game of cat and mouse to secure the necessary antidote.

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VR & IMMERSIVE

TUNNEL OF LOVE

KOHTULAULU (WOMBSONG) (SUBTITLED)

PETITS ESPACES ENTRE LES TEMPS ET LES SILENCES (NO DIALOGUE)

Hanna Västinsalo Finland, 2018, 06:00 Wombsong is a study of expecting life. Baby’s first contact with a tightly embracing, large and mysterious being is as much a mystery as the dancer’s relationship to the budding life inside.

Anne-Marie Bouchard Canada, 2019, 03:30 A pianist, a dancer and a visual artist interpret Seven Haiku, a piano composition produced by John Cage. The setting is a private concert that compels viewers to look in all corners.

05 ROOMS Christian Zipfel Germany, 2018, 23:11 Ever since sedentism, mankind has been creating closed and strictly regulated rooms. ROOMS immerses you into five intimate realities. Take an anthropological view on the presented world.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 5 THE FUTURE IS NOW

daily 6-10 november

screen school 360˚ cinema

YTR (Keregan Room) Various times (see p19)

Free tickets released on the day at the Festival Hub, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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FILAMU

AN SPMS STORY: I’M STILL KENNY

Maud Clavier France, 2018, 13:00 Two black American individuals are asked to share their views on Africa by seeing 360° images filmed in Tanzania. This film tracks their opinions as if they are providing jury decisions for a festival.

Clara Lehmann, Jonathan Lacocque USA, 2019, 03:06 Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis sucks! Kenny shares a parts of his long journey with SPMS, helping us to understand and have compassion for others dealing with the forms of MS.

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CHILDREN DO NOT PLAY WAR

2ND STEP – FROM MOON TO MARS AND BEYOND

Fabiano Mixo (VILD Studio, Oculus) USA, 2019, 08:00 Children Do Not Play War is a cinematic tale of the war in Uganda told through the eyes of a young girl. Aloyo, a 12-year-old living in Lira, Uganda, sits amongst other children around a fire.

Joerg Courtial (Faber Courtial GbR) Germany, 2018, 10:48 Man has always sought new horizons. Only 12 astronauts have ever left Earth to set foot on a different celestial body: the Moon. Grasp the outstanding opportunity to set off into space.

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IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES CHOOSE YOUR OWN STORY

daily 6-10 november

immersive experiences

De Grey Rooms Various times (see p19)

Drop-in sessions throughout the day, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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ARIPI (NO DIALOGUE)

CLAUDE MONET – THE WATER LILY OBSESSION

Tatiana Paduret (Simpals) Republic of Moldova, 2019, 07:05 This story is about an astronaut who, as a child, dreamed of flying. Now, he seems to be free, but he is actually locked in a capsule. One day, the spaceship loses control and collapses on Earth.

Nicolas Thépaut (Lucid Realities Studio) France, 2018, 08:00 Through a dialogue between Claude Monet and his old friend, statesman George Clemenceau, this contemplative VR experience invites the user on a sensory journey into Monet’s life and vision.

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COMMON GROUND

CURFEW: JOIN THE RACE

Darren Emerson (East City Films) UK, 2019, 30:00 Explore the Aylesbury Estate, the biggest social housing project in Europe and home to thousands of South Londoners. It is a monument to the broken promises of successive governments.

Sol Rogers (Sky VR, REWIND, Endemol Shine UK, Moonage Pictures) UK, 2019, 20:00 Curfew VR places viewers into an illegal street race inspired by the Curfew TV series, an eight-part street race drama. There’s one rule – there can only be one winner. Meshing time and aesthetics.

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MINDPALACE (SUBTITLED)

PLAYING GOD (SUBTITLED)

Carl Krause Germany, 2018, 10:00 In a last desperate attempt to communicate, a man decides to lock his boyfriend inside his mind. What follows is a raging stream of consciousness, shedding light on a deeply flawed relationship.

Ben Fredericks (Ben Fredericks Collaborations) UK, 2019, 15:00 An narrative-driven VR thought experiment that lets you imagine you are the captain of a space station, suddenly presented with a humanitarian crisis. Who will you save? What will you do?

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THE BOND (NO DIALOGUE)

THE GREAT C

Olly Reid UK, 2018, 07:15 Faraway, the guardian of an alien forest and her faithful beast seek out a sacred glade. Here she connects with the web of life and sees through others’ eyes. A dark presence must be stopped.

Steve Miller (Secret Location) Canada, 2018, 37:00 Based on the sci-fi short story by Philip K. Dick, The Great C is a cinematic narrative featuring a thrilling soundtrack and expansive environments. Developed to push the boundaries of storytelling.

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TREE (NO DIALOGUE)

VESTIGE

Milica Zec, Winslow Porter (New Reality Company) USA, 2019, 07:35 Tree transforms you into a majestic rainforest tree. With your arms as branches and your body as a trunk, experience the life of a tree in the Peruvian Amazon, growing up from a small seedling.

Aaron Bradbury UK, USA, 2018, 13:00 An immersive documentary that takes the viewer on a journey into the mind of Lisa, as she remembers her lost love. Fragments of memories appear and lead us to the shock of Erik’s death.

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VIRTUAL VIKING – THE AMBUSH (SUBTITLED) Erik Gustavson (RSA Films) UK, 2019, 08:00 Over 30 actors were filmed in Hammerhead’s volumetric studio, using 106 cameras. Virtual Viking captures Norway’s west coast, marking one of the first techniques in scripted VR drama.

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showcase screenings Meet the Next Generation.

ASFF’s Showcase Screenings are a demonstration of the UK’s burgeoning new film talent. Presenting works from today’s leading schools and institutions, these unique events are a chance to see and hear from the next generation of talent. Covering a range of subject matters and stylistic approaches, these one-hour screenings are accompanied by specialist Q&As and panel discussions led by key representatives, academics, creatives and graduates from each organisation. This year’s selection includes Goldsmiths, Manchester School of Art, London College of Fashion, Arts University Bournemouth and more. Key topics include Film & Social Justice, Routes into Industry and Which Stories are Worth Telling?

To book your place for 2020, contact ASFF’s Festival Director, Cherie Federico, cherie@aestheticamagazine.

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Travellers in a Foreign Land: How the Audience Experiences Your film

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SHOWCASE SCREENING

There are infinite possibilities in the ways that sound and image can help to produce a wider sense of narrative. Every film teaches you how to watch it as it progresses. But the creator must be aware that the audience is, in fact, a stranger – a visitor in a foreign land who must find their way through the story. With a listening session and an interactive edit, this complex demonstration invites you to explore how we perceive sound and image, and the unexpected possibilities of navigating cinematic landscapes. Hosted by Jamie McCoan, Convenor for Editing and Larry Sider, Convenor for Sound, from Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking.


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SHOWCASE SCREENING YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY

thursday

thursday: drinks reception

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 14:00-16:00

De Grey Rooms 16:00-17:00

Film & Social Justice: Making a Difference

SHOWCASE SCREENING

Film has long been able to transform lives and alter perceptions. Whether through narrative or documentary content, cinema engages with challenging social and political subjects, providing a platform for a range of themes and communities, from LGBTQ+ rights to mental illness and homelessness. York St John University’s panel will discuss the impact and risks of filmmaking around social justice, from finding subjects to identifying outlets for the work.

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HUMAN MACHINE

Chris Healey UK, 2019, 11:42 A documentary about the Extinction Rebellion protests that took place in London during spring of 2019 to highlight society’s impending impact on the natural world in the climate crisis.

Sam Gladstone South UK, 2019, 25:35 Human Machine looks at the impact of automation, nationalism and globalisation on humanity as individuals, and part of a wider society. Changing perceptions about identity and power.

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NEON NIPS: MADE OF GLASS.

THE SAME DEEP WATER AS YOU

Abbie Scargill, Matthew Liddle UK, 2017, 01:50 The first of two short documentaries that challenge pre-conceived expectations of the female form, empowering emotions to tackle notions of body image and preconceptions of gender.

Abbie Scargill, Matthew Liddle UK, 2017, 03:52 The second in the mini-series of films from Abbie Scargill and Matthew Liddle, this film is part of the documentary process in unfolding and unpacking ideas about gender and the body.

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Rachel Conlon (York St John University Prison Partnership Project), Imogen Ashby (Clean Break Theatre Company) UK, 2017, 08:07 Keeping Mum is a short film commissioned by Barnardo’s to shine a light on female prisoners and the impact it creates on children.

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showcase drinks reception Join Us After our Showcase, Film & Social Justice: Making a Difference, for a free glass of wine and networking. Continue the discussion, meet colleagues and filmmakers and join us for a drink in the De Grey Cocktail Bar. Thursday 7 November, 16:00-17:00 De Grey Rooms Cocktail Bar Free Drink. Open to All.

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Developing Your Directorial Style

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Making your mark and establishing yourself as a director takes ambition. ASFF welcomes back NAHEMI (the National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image) to present a collection of the best works from its members. Showcasing shorts from some of the premier film schools in the country, this screening offers audiences a chance to discover an exciting array of genres, whilst joining in a conversation about the role of film schools.

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A DEAD CANARY

THE SOUND OF FALLING (SUBTITLED)

James Davis (University of Gloucestershire) UK, 2019, 13:58 A fairytale crazed boy battles between the worlds of fantasy and reality. It all comes to a head when he attempts to mourn his father’s death, which occurred within the Welsh coal mines.

Chien-Yu Lin (London Film School) UK, 2019, 12:52 The Sound of Falling is an impressionistic film that provides a portrait of Jay’s life – a young citric farmer who, one day, decided to attend a clinical drug trial hosted by a local city hospital.

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CREATIVE VISION

FLINT MOORE – GANGRENE

Michelle Siu (Anglia Ruskin University) UK, 2019, 03:42 This visual poem is about an artist’s struggle to create meaning in his work and life. It is told through the lens of a restless journey. The visuals are suggestive of inner turmoil and his wider potential.

Samuel J Lance (University of Lincoln) UK, 2019, 05:53 A narrative-led music video for folk-rock band – Flint Moore. Accompanied by the track Gangrene, it explores active audience participation within the text, reflecting current industry trends.

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THEY

TOWELS

Louisa Rechenbach (London College of Communication) UK, 2019, 12:24 THEY is an intimate portrait of Hobbit and Jake, who have decided to raise their one-year-old child gender-open. The family lives on a houseboat in the UK, keeping the sex of their baby a secret.

Prawta Annez (Falmouth University) UK, 2019, 04:46 A day at the seaside takes a turn for the worse. A figurative tale of personal freedom, Towels is about beach etiquette and how people claim their “territory� using several objects, like towels.

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HOPE

Alessandro Piccato (Goldsmiths) UK, 2019, 04:22 Today is no normal day for Victoria Sponge, Chief Cake-Icer and owner of the only Michelin star cupcake shop in the whole world, titled Just Desserts. A curious and unexpected narrative.

Joseph Croft (Manchester Metropolitan University) UK, 2019, 09:27 Faye hears voices. They whisper and constantly call out to her, projecting her darkest thoughts onto the world around her. Lost in the party, she thinks she finally sees a miracle emerging.

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PANDOMONY

BUILDING BRIDGES

Joseph Wesley (London College of Communication) UK, 2019, 08:34 A three-part portrait of the intricate emotional process of loss. In a Nigerian family, a son dies. It is a complex and heart-breaking affair for all involved. Pandomony looks at the human condition.

Josephine Cressy (University of The West of England) UK, 2019, 11:30 Building the bridges of broken relationships. Mother and daughter meet up after eight years apart. How they will get on? Will the connection be there? What will they talk about?

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SHOWCASE SCREENING UAL: LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

friday

friday: new talent lab

City Screen (Screen 1) 13:30-15:30

City Screen Basement 15:30-16:30

Which Stories are Worth Telling?

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Do you have something to say? As writers and filmmakers, we have the power to expose different points of view, whilst providing a commentary on social issues such as injustice, prejudice, racial and gender equality, and civil rights. Through factual or fictional narratives, we can challenge, question and express our opinions. This showcase and discussion will highlight how to find stories that have the ability to change the way we see the world.

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ROADKILL

EYESHINE

Leszek Mozga (LCC) UK, 2019, 07:45 A stop-motion animated thriller set in a world where deer are the dominant species. An alpha male goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate accident, triggering a chain of events.

Francis Plummer (LCC) UK, 2019, 11:43 A short documentary following three UK residents who believe that they have encountered Bigfoot – said to be a hairy, uprightwalking, ape-like creature that dwells in the wilderness.

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THE CUBE CITY

MOTSWAKWA

Yiqing (Delsin) Huang, Manqiu (Sean) Huang (LCC) UK, 2019, 05:02 In a city where everyone’s forced to be in the shape of a cube, the protagonist discovers a secret underground club, where they can transform into any shape. This leads to a great revolution.

Moreetsi Gabang (LCC) UK, 2019, 15:29 The story of a father and a daughter who are refugees from Kenya seeking asylum in the UK. Motswakwa provides a searing political and timely vision on those migrating in today’s turbulent world.

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THEY

PANDOMONY

Louisa Rechenbach (LCC) UK, 2019, 12:24 An intimate portrait of a couple who have decided to raise their one-year-old child as gender neutral. To prevent gender-related assumptions, they keep the baby’s biological sex a secret.

Joseph Wesley (LCC) UK, 2019, 08:34 A three-part portrait of the intricate emotional process of loss. In a Nigerian family, a son dies. It is a complex and heart-breaking affair for all involved. Pandomony looks at the human condition.

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LCC Screen School: New Talent Lab Speak with Industry about Your Next Idea Join a roundtable discussion with practitioners who have worked on production for BBC, Channel 4 and Sky to discuss your forthcoming projects. Whether you’re an aspiring writer, director or producer, with a script, a treatment or just a bold idea, join the conversation at the Screen School New Talent Lab. Our team are here to help you elevate your talent and break into the industry. Join us for a free cup of tea or coffee at this fantastic networking event. Friday 8 November, 15:30-16:30 City Screen Basement Bar Free coffee / tea. Open to all but you must pre-register: www.asff.co.uk/new-talent-lab

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SHOWCASE SCREENING LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

friday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 14:00-16:00

Routes into Industry: Connections for All

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Genuine collaboration requires productive dialogues between contributors and skilled practitioners. As a strategic partner of the BFI and with connections with the BBC, iFeatures, Creative England and Channel 4, London South Bank University hosts a lively discussion that brings together a panel of filmmakers and educators to explore how diverse and creative collaborations act as a cornerstone for new and exciting opportunities.

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DEAR MALE EGO II

LÚBTHA (QUEER)

Darnell Depradine UK, 2018, 13:05 Dear Male Ego II is a visual EP highlights the key themes of gender and masculinity in the present day. The director has previously been featured in Vice, A Nation of Billions and Wonderland.

Ethan McDowell (Pickle & Co. Productions) Ireland, UK, 2018, 13:47 Lúbtha is inspired by true events. It follows the emotional and complex story of a teenager who is dealing with his sexuality, whilst having to grow up in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.

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PARK PORTRAITS

TAKE THE PAINTING

Fionn Hutton UK, 2018, 12:55 An intimate video portrait of strangers in a South East London public park. Park Portraits is Hutton’s final year graduation film. It was nominated for Best Factual film at the RTS London Awards.

Alfie Lang UK, 2019, 03:13 A satirical montage film about medieval paintings and the subjects within them. Take The Painting provides a new spin on what is actually happening on the day the artwork was made.

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I AM MIA

PERMANENT REMARKS

Matthias Salzburger UK, 2018, 13:31 A controversial announcement pushes one boxer to fight for her name, identity, and what is most important to her: the relationship with her daughter. I am Mia is a final year graduation film.

Rhiann Jones UK, 2018, 04:53 A short documentary that delves into the multifaceted human stories underneath physical bodily scars. Permanent Remarks was made as part of the first year Documentary Practice module.

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THE IMPACT OF THE SUBLIME IN BLACK NARCISSUS

SALLY

Lucy Carruthers UK, 2017, 05:08 This video essay analyses the use of the sublime in Powell and Pressburger’s erotic drama Black Narcissus (1947). It documents major themes within the film, including religion and faith.

Rhiann Jones UK, 2019, 10:00 Sally tells the story of a lonely grandmother who is turned into an inner-city escort, providing comfort and services to other isolated individuals. Produced for a Writing and Directing module.

09 I LOVE TENNIS Sam W Buffery UK, 2018, 01:30 “I love the pop of the ball on the racket. I love the dialogue of the ball.” This man loves tennis – maybe a little too much. Awarded Best Short Form Film at RTS London and RTS National Awards.

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friday Everyman (Screen 1) 14:00-16:00

Digital Revolution: Empowering the Next Generation

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With filmmaking becoming readily more accessible, Manchester School of Art is empowering the next generation to be heard through exciting visual landscapes. In this showcase, bold and brave Filmmaking and Animation students take back the streets and showcase this new digital revolution in a diverse range of personal, political and poignant stories. They will discuss how you can use your cinematic voice to make an impact.

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LATE NIGHTS

TWITCHER

Charlene Jones UK, 2019, 07:02 The story of a casual relationship and knowing when to walk away. Late Nights follows Frankie, a self assured and confident woman who gets caught up in her own overpowering emotions for Alex.

Tristan Pike UK, 2019, 06:42 On a sunny and pleasant day, a birdwatcher’s peace and quiet is shattered upon the arrival of a loud and disruptive character whose antics make connecting with nature nigh impossible.

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MODIR

LUZ

Patrick Barklamb UK, 2019, 04:16 The story of how a young individual, the filmmaker, became deaf in his right ear whilst on holiday in Iceland. This is a portrait and testimony of what his life is now like, reflecting on the experience.

Maria Samaniego UK, 2019, 03:13 A short about a caretaker with a goal to bring light to her world. It becomes obvious early on something isn’t quite right. As she travels further, her surroundings unravel into a confrontation.

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EARLY RETIREMENT

HOPE

Theo Kaufman UK, 2019, 05:12 An older couple out on a day trip inadvertently hit a cyclist with their car. On top of this disaster, more misfortune awaits them as they try to deal with the situation, and the body, together.

Joseph Croft UK, 2019, 09:28 Faye hears voices. They whisper and constantly call out to her, projecting her darkest thoughts onto the world around her. Lost in the party, she thinks she finally sees a miracle emerging.

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OVER THERE IN THE BALKANS

THE COLLECTOR

Sofia Marincic UK, 2019, 05:07 A documentary following the migration of the filmmaker’s Serb/ Croat family due to the Yugoslav War in 1991 and how conflict of identity has affected them. Made completely of VHS home videos.

Sanna Rasanen UK, 2019, 01:51 Revenge is served warm in this short, twisted tale of curation and trophy hunting. A dark and intriguing mix of stop-motion and digital illustration are accompanied by a haunting soundtrack.

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WODA

HENCEFORTH

Julia Krawcewicz UK, 2019, 12:36 A young immigrant woman – powerless in the face of a bigoted threat – summons an ancient Polish water demon to exact revenge on her abusers. Interspersing fantasy with cold reality.

Charlene Jones UK, 2019, 05:06 Grief is an emotion felt by all humans at some point. It is integral to life. This is an honest and raw conversation between three siblings as they discuss the very recent loss of their parents.

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friday

friday: drinks reception

Everyman (Screen 1) 16:30-18:00

Everyman 18:00-19:00

Imagining Fashion: Expressing Unexpected Concepts

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Fashion film is a tool for social change. As a genre, it is moving beyond consumerism to discuss big topics from the climate crisis and displacement to gender and identity equality. It’s no longer just about clothes – it’s a state of mind. This carefully curated programme showcases a breadth of imagination. The films demonstrate digital and analogue techniques alongside experimental editing processes, spanning a range of politics and cultures.

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KOKOSMOS (NO DIALOGUE)

IN SOMNIUM (NO DIALOGUE)

Anna Radchenko Russia, 2019, 02:01 A purely visual and experimental film. Kokosmos is inspired by space, as well as our fascination with the unknown. The film asks questions about our potential connection with a higher being.

Natália Gongora UK, 2019, 02:05 In a dream, a dancer finds himself alone in an art museum. A quiet yet powerful force guides him around the room, confronting each of the paintings. He merges the conscious and unconscious self.

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STOP MAKING SENSE

FRAGILE (NO DIALOGUE)

Nicolò Pablo Venerdì Bettiol UK, 2019, 01:14 What kinds of statements can we make through our shoulders? Stop Making Sense entwines the relationship between identity and ego through expanding and restructuring the body’s architecture.

Dani Marsh UK, 2019, 04:29 A hand-drawn animation connecting nostalgia and dreams. Fragile follows the sadness and satisfaction found in objects and memories as a woman reflects on her treasured childhood doll.

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A COMPLEX FORM

LAUGHING STOCK (NO DIALOGUE)

Lara Angelil UK, 2019, 03:00 A short film drawing on the references found in Caroline Raquel’s SS19 Collection. Repetitive, contemporary and lyrical, the film portrays the movements and materials of sculpting processes.

Cécile Paquay UK, 2019, 01:40 This satirical film plays with the overwhelming visual codes of the Internet Generation, presenting a single character who casually reinvents them self whilst posing in front of the camera.

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QUALITY CONTROL (NO DIALOGUE)

NDIKHUMBUL’ IKHAYA (NO DIALOGUE)

Jasmine De Silva UK, 2018, 01:54 Quality Control is about the construction of the body within a simulated and controlled world. Set in a canteen, the uniformed characters collect their trays and begin creating the human face.

Melody Berkery UK, 2019, 02:03 Inspired by the filmmaker’s father, who was well-known as an anti-Apartheid jazz musician. The cinematography references the works of South African photojournalists such as David Goldblatt.

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OI BOTAK

TENDER BUTTONS (SUBTITLED)

Alia Soraya Malaysia, 2019, 02:03 Women are more than just their exterior presentation. Oi botok (Malaysian slang for bald) is a wake-up call to get out of our own heads, and get rid of the things we absently cling on to.

Melissa Schwarz UK, 2019, 01:00 Based on poems by renowned American writer Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons is a visual investigation of the fetishisation of objects as extensions of the body – of its limbs and of the self.

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friday

friday: drinks reception

Everyman (1) 16:30-18:00

Everyman 18:00-19:00

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THE AEON OF THE LIQUID MOURN (NO DIALOGUE)

ENTER THE VOID (NO DIALOGUE)

Melina Petsolari UK, 2019, 05:27 A visual voyage through the Anthropocene, responding to our current political and ecological crises. This sequence of films seeks to raise awareness of the catastrophic actions of humankind.

Shuoshuo Xu China, 2019, 03:20 Time is life, death and rebirth. Time is like a dream; all of our memories together. This film is a reminder that our inner worlds may be timeless, but our outer worlds are in a state of flux.

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ROOM 2740 (SUBTITLED)

OSARIYA (NO DIALOGUE)

Harun Güler Germany, Turkey, 2018, 01:57 Transgender singer Kübra Uzun moves through an imposing Istanbul hotel room in this sensual short. They sing of love and longing against the backdrop of a beautiful but unsettled city.

Calvin Chinthaka Sri Lanka, 2019, 04:36 The Kandyan sari, also known as Osariya, is the national garment of many colours and textures worn by SriLankan women. It is part of a long-lasting tradition which is now challenged by society.

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York Theatre Royal (Studio) 11:30-13:30

Create Your Own Career: Setting Up a Production Company Working in Media Production is an incredibly rewarding and multi-faceted profession. Join Falmouth University’s graduates, both emerging and established, to hear about the best way to set up and run a company. The panel will answer key questions along the way: how did you launch a company? Where did you find clients? How do you grow and diversify longterm? Learn from these entrepreneurs about how to build a successful business.

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friday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 17:30-19:30

Challenging Convention: Redefining the Short Film

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What are the conventions of contemporary filmmaking? The department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York presents a showcase of awardwinning shorts that draw from and challenge traditional methods and aesthetics. A panel of academics, writers and filmmakers foregrounds how new developments and ways of accessing media are redefining audience expectation across both the big and small screen.

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MAKETH THE MAN

BLEED THE FLOOR

Darcy Farrant UK, 2019, 16:35 On the eve of WWII, Charlie, a talented musician, tries to pursue his dream of making it big in America. Now, Charlie must decide whether to escape across the Atlantic or join a dangerous fight.

Max Tobin UK, 2019, 10:15 A man with a severe case of facial bleeding goes to the medical clinic. It doesn’t go well as he struggles with less-than-helpful staff who are over-optimistic and largely unobservant.

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THE UNVEILING

1.2 MILLION

Ryan Bloom UK, 2019, 07:30 A possessed girl, who lives inside a painting, is accidentally released into the rooms of an art gallery. Who’s responsible for letting her out? The janitor working there on a late-night shift.

Anastasia Arsentyeva UK, 2019, 08:48 There are 1.2 million chronically lonely people over the age of 75 living in the UK. An accident results in an act of kindness, and in turn, an unlikely but intimate bond is forged between souls.

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

THE KNOCK

Hope Kemp UK, 2014, 12:30 A young girl moves into a quaint little neighbourhood nestled in the countryside. She soon learns that small towns are covering up big secrets, and not everyone is welcome to stay there.

Toby Godfree UK, 2019, 13:02 A young traffic officer seeks advice from his superior on how to approach one of the most sensitive roles in policing. The Knock looks at human beings within roles of power and responsibility.

Book for 2020 ASFF welcomes an array of independently curated Showcase Screenings from guest institutions. Contact Cherie Federico, cherie@aestheticamagazine.com to book your place at ASFF 2020.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

City Screen (2) 12:15-14:15

New Voices. Bold Stories. Unique Styles.

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What drives the next generation of filmmakers? How do factual, experimental and artist filmmakers find subjects that resonate with them and the audience? How are emerging fiction filmmakers developing their styles and what kind of characters attract them? What grounds are emerging filmmakers breaking? This showcase of fiction and non-fiction shorts explores these questions with debate between lecturers, students and the audience.

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SCHMETTERLING (SUBTITLED)

CALL ON ME

Ella Scanlon UK, 2019, 09:48 Ralph, a film subtitler, is numb to the world around him. That is, until he begins to notice changes in himself and his identity after watching a butterfly documentary called Schmetterling.

Imogen Legrove UK, 2019, 05:31 Call on me is an experimental documentary which explores the lives of Phone Sex Operators. The story looks into three real-life operators, representing them as anonymous characters.

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WITH ALL THE WILL IN THE WORLD

Zoë Ellender UK, 2019, 07:32 Set in the 1970s, Flora takes audiences on a journey as Aoife and her imaginary friend explore rural landscapes. Their “friendship” is put under the lens, with a subconscious transition in Aoife.

Daniel Appleby UK, 2019, 11:58 An investigation of Sunderland’s shipbuilding legacy through the eyes of its workers. Does the same passion still reside on the River Wear and its workers 30 years after the last shipyard’s closure?

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CLOSED DOORS (SUBTITLED)

Beth Atkins UK, 2019, 05:21 State of the Nation is an experimental art film that uses archive footage and visual metaphors to highlight and illustrate internal dialogues with the self and its various transient facets.

Harry Binstead UK, 2019, 14:14 Closed Doors is about two intertwining characters and their relationship. It highlights Sikh father, Channu, who has grown up in India and his son, Nikhil, who is born and raised in England.

Thanks so much for having me there. I had an amazing time – saw some inspiring work, met some amazing people and returned fired up to make more film! Congratulations on a great festival. I hope to be back next year!

– Ben Holman, Official Selection filmmaker

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SHOWCASE SCREENING ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

saturday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 14:45-16:45

The Future of VFX in Storytelling

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What is the future for VFX in the ever-changing landscape of film? As cinema becomes a billion-pound industry, what does this mean for the skills of the future? How can you be at the top of your game in a highly competitive market? These topics will be considered in a lively debate alongside shorts which have been produced at the Visual Effects department at Arts University Bournemouth. The showcase is underpinned by rising digital developments.

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DÝRIÐ + BREAKDOWNS (NO DIALOGUE)

MARS + BREAKDOWNS

William Hopkins, Josh Green UK, Iceland, 2018/19, 03:32 (Breakdowns), 03:33 (Main VFX) Alone on a foreign planet, one member of an elite group must find her peers. Little does she know, not everything is as it seems. We follow her journey across a new world, discovering its secrets.

Corinne Cowgill UK, 2017/18, 02:03 (Breakdowns), 02:41 (Main VFX sequence) Every year, a man and a woman from Earth are sent to join the Mars Initiative to Colonise and Habituate. It is the 53rd year of the project. Its newest recruits have just been sent into space.

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FERDIN + BREAKDOWNS

ORIENT EXPRESS + BREAKDOWNS

Zak Morris, Ryan Olliffe UK, Iceland, 2017/18, 03:22 (Breakdowns), 05:49 (Main VFX) An unnamed survivor is in the wake of post-nuclear destruction. He attempts to cross the harsh and barren landscapes in search of an agricultural archive building – named the Seedvault.

Alex Drewett, Kate Ainsly Racho UK, 2018/19, 02:20 (Breakdowns), 03:05 (Main VFX sequence) Orient Express + Breakdowns is a futuristic travel experience set on a traditional steam train. Witness a blending of worlds, ideas and traditions; embark on a journey that’s truly something special.

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showcase drinks reception Join Us After our Showcase, The Future of VFX in Storytelling, for a free glass of wine and networking. Continue the discussion, meet colleagues and filmmakers and join us for a drink in the Colonnade at York Theatre Royal. Saturday 9 November, 16:45-17:45 Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Free Drink. Open to All. First-come, first-served.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING NORTHERN FILM SCHOOL

saturday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 17:15-19:15

Fact & Fiction: Blurring the Lines

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Documentary films come in all shapes and sizes. The definition of what is fiction or factual has been constantly blurred. As educators and practitioners, are we too prescriptive in how we define documentary? Based on the changing landscape of cinema, how is the genre breaking new ground whilst informing and re-shaping narrative filmmaking? What are the ethical implications for the voice of the filmmaker? How can fact and fiction work as allies?

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I SEE YOU

A MAKER’S GUIDE TO GRIEF

Josiah Williams UK, 2019, 31:31 When a violin protégé suddenly goes deaf, she must learn to connect with people instead of just music. I See You is a modern tale about communication and opening up to new experiences.

Enya Mason UK, 2019, 07:49 After loss, comes mourning. The scars left after losing our loved ones are forever healing – perhaps indefinitely. But there are ways to convert pain into passion, and to cope with the grief.

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COMME DES OCEAN (NO DIALOGUE)

UPS AND DOWNS

Amy Cousins UK, 2019, 02:16 We wear what we create. The possibilities seem endless and always open. The same can’t be said for the ocean. Comme Des Ocean is a play on fashion and consumption in today’s world.

Lynn Ullrich UK, 2019, 06:05 On the verge of reaching adulthood and finding independence, Jacob, Conor and Michael give us an honest insight into the upsides and challenges of growing up with Down syndrome.

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MORGAN

JUST US

Eleanor Williams UK, 2019, 21:00 A 20-year-old woman is confronted by wider societal pressures surrounding contraception. She struggles to protect her integrity whilst dealing with the consequences of a sexual relationship.

Tom Birdsey UK, 2019, 05:29 Tene finally expresses his feelings but how will Isaac respond? A 21st century tale of new romance and putting yourself out there. It is set in the moments that follow after taking a leap of faith.

The programme was incredible; so many affecting, funny, disturbing and brilliant shorts, so little time. Each collection we saw was so skilfully brought together.

– Claire Whittenbury, Suffolk Short Film Festival

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saturday Bootham School 13:45-15:45

Discovering, developing and funding new filmmakers

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BFI NETWORK is looking for writers, directors and producers at the start of their careers – those with a burning desire to tell original stories with creative approaches and new perspectives. The Network recognises the need for difference in viewpoints, talent and recruitment to increase the number of active projects created outside London & the South East. It celebrates filmmaking that takes risks where the more commercial sector cannot. This showcase of BFI NETWORK funded work includes filmmakers based in the North of England. It will explore culturally relevant or progressive ideas that may be surprising, revelatory or, indeed, challenging.

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Videotheque Curate Your Own Screening.

Been recommended a specific film? Want to see something again? ASFF Videotheque offers the entire 2019 Programme in one venue. Venue: Explore York Opening Times: Thursday: 10:00-19:30 Friday: 10:00-17:30 Saturday: 09:30-16:30 Sunday: 11:00-15:30 Spaces are limited. In partnership with Explore York. Free access for YorkCard holders between 13:00-14:00 each day.

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guest Programmes Unique. Emotive. Diverse.

Spanning three different strands – Perspectives, 20th Century on Film and Family Friendly – these varied screenings cover a wide range of topics and styles to broaden the mind and introduce multiple viewpoints from our changing world. Experience a breadth of identities, cultures and outlooks through these highly curated programmes. For 2019, this includes a presentation of LGBT+ shorts from renowned festival Iris Prize, as well as a celebration of black cinema from Bounce. Delving into the last century, bear witness to some of history’s most defining and critical moments with unseen footage from Apollo 11, as well as moving accounts from black miners surrounding pit closures and social conflicts in 1980s Britain.

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GUEST PROGRAMME: PERSPECTIVES SECOND SUMMER OF LOVE

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Nationhood, Language and Identity “The Second Summer of Love” is a name given to the period in 1988 and 1989, during the rise of acid house music and the explosion of unlicensed rave parties. A collaboration between Gucci and Frieze explores the enduring impact of acid house on contemporary culture, in the UK and beyond. From Italo Disco (Josh Blaaberg), to Detroit Techno (Jenn Nkiru), these specially-commissioned artist films highlight the legacy three decades on. DISTANT PLANET: THE SIX CHAPTERS OF SIMONA

GUEST PROGRAMME

Director: Josh Blaaberg Produced by: Jacqueline Edenbrow, James Graley UK, 2019, 28:45 Italo disco is often seen as the lesser cousin of its British and American counterparts, a cultural hierarchy built on shared assumptions relating to nationhood, language, identity and originality. Distant Planet explores how reality and desire are inherently intertwined. It imagines a universe where mid-1980s New York runs riot for the latest Italo releases and Campari fountains are installed by Presidential decree.

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Josh Blaaberg co-wrote the short Pombo Loves You (2015), which won a number of awards including SXSW’s Best Animated Short and EIFF’s Best New British Animation. Blaaberg has written and directed a number of films including Woodland and Canuck Black.

BLACK TO TECHNO Director: Jenn Nkiru Series Produced by: Jacqueline Edenbrow Exec Produced by: Mourad Belkeddar, Nicolas Lhermitte, Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Anna Smith Tenser, Carine Harris and Emily Rudge UK, 2019, 25:00 Through intersecting narratives, conceptual frameworks, archive and original imagery, BLACK TO TECHNO explores techno as a philosophical, sonic and anthropological model for overcoming alienation. The short, which debuted at Frieze LA in 2019, links Detroit’s automobile industry with the sound from the clubs.

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Jenn Nkiru is an artist and director from Peckham, London. Her wide-ranging credits include short films for the BFI, Condé Nast, Channel 4 and Tate, as well as a documentary series for Redbull and a campaign for Rankin. She won the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019.

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GUEST PROGRAMME: PERSPECTIVES GUARDIAN DOCUMENTARIES

City Screen (2) 13:00-15:00

Brief Encounters: Life Through the Eyes of Others

GUEST PROGRAMME

Guardian Documentaries is home to the most exciting stories of our time, including Black Sheep, winner of ASFF 2018’s prestigious Best of Festival Award. Offering true-life stories from across the world – told through the voices of the participants – The Guardian takes us on a journey, discovering the everyday in juxtaposition with the spectacular. These inspiring shorts provide individual stories shaped by changing cultures, politics and events.

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THE HOUR OF LYNCHING

Sophia Seymour, Daisy Squires, Lou Marillier Italy, UK, 2019, 32:00 Haunted by traumatic pasts and dreaming of their futures, two Gambian migrants escape the boredom and fear of life in Italy by dancing their pain away in an Afrobeats migrant-run nightclub.

Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya India, 2019, 19:00 Rakbar, a Muslim dairy farmer, was murdered by a Hindu mob. His wife, Asmeena, must undergo an intense iddat (mourning in purdah) and their daughter, Sahila, is forced to abandon school.

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NOWT BUT A FLEETING THING

A CHILDHOOD ON FIRE

Dom Bush (Land and Sky Media) UK, 2019, 19:00 A film about a young farmer’s connection to the land, as he works out how to take the baton on from his father, who has farmed in Cumbria for decades. Exploring the challenges of sheep-farming.

Jason Hanasik UK, USA, 2019, 13:30 When Nick Hurndon was six years old, his stepfather set him and his two older brothers on fire in their San Francisco home. All of them survived the blaze. It was all just a lesson about dominance.

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Charby Ibrahim (Marhaba Films Pty Ltd) Australia, 2019, 13:26 Sharon has been addicted to poker machines since they first arrived in Australia in 1992. Through this animated documentary, she reflects on the devastating consequences of gambling.

I had a great time at the festival and have recommended it to my colleagues. The mix of screenings and seminars / masterclasses makes it a really interesting few days. The York setting is also great, it is such a beautiful place and so easy to walk from one location to another. I’m hoping to come again next year. – Robb Horsley Lecturer in Film Production, London Metropolitan University

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GUEST PROGRAMME: PERSPECTIVES BOUNCE CINEMA

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Black Cinema: Celebrating New Diverse Voices

GUEST PROGRAMME

Mathieu Ajan, Founder of Bounce, joins ASFF for a special showcase of black filmmaking. Throughout these eye-opening screenings, audiences will be made aware of the importance for more culturally diverse cinema and the steps we can all take to achieve this across the globe. Black filmmakers, directors and producers make up just a small percent of the workforce. This programme spotlights those that are creating bold new narratives.

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GUEST PROGRAMME: PERSPECTIVES IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ FILM FESTIVAL

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LGBT+ Shorts: Brothers and sisters! Iris Prize’s shorts look at relationships between siblings who identify as LGBT+. With an introduction from Festival Director Berwyn Rowlands, these works offer a variety of stories featuring brothers and sisters, looking at complex narratives based around identity and sexuality. The films are bold and unprecedented in their storylines, including siblings who find they are attracted to the same person, or rising familial tensions around a wedding day.

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INVOLUNTARY ACTIVIST

ARTH

Mikael Bundsen (Iris Prize) UK, 2018, 19:22 Aled is faced with a dilemma when his sister tells him his husband isn’t on the guest list to her wedding in Turkey. Aled struggles to keep everyone happy. Weighing up conformity versus defiance.

Amy Daniel (Iris Prize) UK, 2018, 11:09 Arthur is a carpenter who leads a quiet and ultimately uneventful life in rural mid-Wales. That is, until one day, when he discovers a new device that will end up changing his life forever.

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ALL GOD’S CREATURES

DANIËL

Brendon McDonall (Last Frame Productions) Australia, 2013, 19:11 Brothers Asher and Charlie have just lost their father, but their already fragile relationship must undergo yet another test when one of them commits an act of mindless cruelty against an eel.

Vincent Fitz-Jim (Popcorn Media) Netherlands, 2012, 08:00 A poetic coming-of-age story. A teenage boy meets a girl, but it turns out he’s attracted to her brother. A tender love story evolves through dreamy images, depicting the sweet beauty of memory.

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saturday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 13:00-14:30

Viewpoints: A Portrait of Modern Britain

GUEST PROGRAMME

21st century Britain is continuing to define itself. It’s an uncertain time. The political and social climate continues to shift in unpredictable ways. Brexit is dividing the country and the environment has stepped into crisis. These Short of the Week favourites uncover wider themes of identity, diversity and individuality, painting a multicultural and multidisciplinary portrait of a nation in flux. They provide a glimpse into the state of the UK today.

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GARFIELD

MY DAD

Georgi Banks-Davies (Wonderer Films) UK, 2017, 12:54 Krishna wakes up in a strange place, accompanied by a strange guy. As she pieces together how she got there, she realises that the reasons may be bigger than just the “night before.”

Marcus Armitage (Royal College of Art) UK, 2014, 05:52 A short film depicting a father’s influence on a young boy’s life. A judgmental yet fond character proves to be a toxic concoction. My Dad is an animation made with oil pastels and newspapers.

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RUN

TWO DOSAS

Thea Gajic UK, 2016, 07:14 A humorous yet delicate take on male indecision, Run features soft colour palettes and cinematic tones. Articulate glances quietly assert the indomitable strength of feminine vulnerability.

Sarmad Masud (Constant Productions) UK, 2014, 15:40 Geeky Pavan decides to take his “English Rose” on a date to the most authentic Indian restaurant in the city. To his horror and utmost surprise, she orders off-menu, speaking in Hindi.

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JOY IN PEOPLE

TOUGH (SUBTITLED)

Oscar Hudson (BAD) UK, 2017, 15:00 Where there’s people, there’s joy. A short piece of docu-fiction which has been covertly filmed. This is a project about happiness, nationhood and monumental crowds of football fans.

Jennifer Zheng (Kingston University London) UK, 2016, 04:49 New light is shed on cultural misunderstanding from childhood. A Chinese mother and her British-born daughter speak as adults for the first time. Tough is a glimpse into diaspora, culture and race.

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OUR KIND OF LOVE

Jörn Threlfall (Lenaray Films) UK, 2015, 13:51 A crime scene. In reverse order, audiences are introduced to an intriguing story. What has happened in this quiet neighbourhood? The reality turns out to be profound and deeply unexpected.

Elham Ehsas, Azeem Bhati (Azana Films) UK, 2018, 15:42 Samira, a young woman from near Kabul, Afghanistan, is on her first date with Harun, a second-generation British Afghan. Will the ideals of western culture blend with the traditions of the East?

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GUEST PROGRAMME: PERSPECTIVES BBC ARABIC FESTIVAL

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From the Arab World: Female Filmmakers Now

GUEST PROGRAMME

The Arab world is one of the most diverse regions on earth. It comprises a cultural melting pot of 22 nations and 450 million people, shaped by dramatic natural landscapes. Yet it is scarred by a history of conflict, social unrest and political struggle. Presented by the BBC Arabic Festival, this collection of short films, made by female Arab filmmakers, is a showcase of outstanding cinematic talent that is rapidly emerging from rich, emotive and turbulent lands.

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ONE MINUTE (SUBTITLED)

Nesma Zazou Egypt, 2017, 14:44 An intense drama set against bustling Cairo. An Egyptian mother and her young son get obstructed by a long iron fence as they try to reach a German medical specialist who is leaving the city.

Dina Naser (Docnomads) Jordan, Belgium, 2015, 10:30 It is deep in the summer of the 2014 Gaza war. In the battered neighbourhood of Shujaiya, 37-year-old Salma takes shelter to protect herself and her daughter Alia, powerless to the conflict.

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ONLY SILENCE (SUBTITLED)

Yassmina Karajah Jordan, Canada, 2017, 18:30 Introducing a cast of first-time actors and war survivors, Rupture follows the journey of four Arab children on their quest to find a public pool in their new city. A tale of loss and new beginnings.

Katia Jarjoura (Blue Train Film, Echo Films, Ezekiel Films) France, 2017, 29:56 Neda, a 25-year-old student, had to flee Syria for safety, leaving her mother and brother behind under the bombs. Everyday, she desperately attempts to convince them to leave the war zone.

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05 THE CALLING (SUBTITLED)

Mariakenzi Lahlou (Loukkos Film) Morocco, 2017, 23:52 A woman, in her early 30s, arrives at some kind of military prison with the aim of freeing her parents. A glass blower guides her through an impossible quest with repetitive and alienating work.

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the festival. I’ve been taking films to festivals for the past eight years and this last week has been one of the most positive experiences I’ve had. I met loads of great people and really enjoyed speaking on the panel.

– Bailey Tom Bailey, Official Selection filmmaker

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GUEST PROGRAMME: PERSPECTIVES UNDERWIRE

Bootham School 17:15-19:00

Ten Years of Underwire

GUEST PROGRAMME

Over the past decade, Underwire Film Festival has screened exceptional female talent, many of whom have gone on to make award-winning films and embark on ambitious projects. The festival continues to be a hub of ideas and a place for talent development. It boasts a community of filmmakers that continue to be as inspiring as they are humbling. With this selection of short films, Underwire presents a short retrospective of its alumni.

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SIS

NOCTURN

Deborah Haywood UK, 2010, 11:00 When Lauren and Amy hear there is a man living in the area who is reported to “like children�, they decide to track him down in order to show him their performance talents, namely handstands.

Leanne Welham UK, 2011, 16:00 Jody has insomnia. Almost every night she leaves her sleeping husband and child and fills the lonely twilight hours walking the streets of suburbia. But tonight is different at the 24-hour garage.

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ON ANOTHER NOTE

PHYSICS

Emma Dove UK, 2012, 11:15 Sarah Kenchington has always been musical, but she could never access music in a conventional way. From a collection of acquired junk, she builds bizarre yet fascinating mechanical instruments.

Claire Oakley UK, 2013, 13:00 Physics is about two young girls trying to come to terms with the negative feelings they have about their town, situated at the base of a nuclear power station. They want to live in a better world.

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Lucy Campbell UK, 2014, 17:00 A dark and compelling narrative about a scientist who chooses to conduct experiments on her own body. One of these involves a surrogate a pig-human embryo that she has illegally created.

Caroline Bartleet UK, 2015, 06:00 An emergency services operator (Kate Dickie) is on-hand, trying to help a woman (Vicky McClure) and her three-year-old son. The scenario? A house fire that’s threatening to take their lives.

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THE WRONG END OF THE STICK

ABANDON

Terri Matthews UK, 2016, 10:00 Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage of 20 years. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, his marriage disintegrates and he expresses a hidden desire.

Georgia Parris UK, 2017, 05:35 Shot in one take, Abandon follows Clemmie, an ambitious dancer in her early 30s. Everything in her life changes when she finds out, unexpectedly, that she’s pregnant. Where does she go from here?

09 LADIES DAY Abena Taylor-Smith UK, 2018, 08:31 Amma spends the day getting braids in her local Afro-Caribbean hair salon. It’s full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter – but how will she deal with the casual homophobia surrounding her?

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GUEST PROGRAMME: 20 TH CENTURY ON SCREEN FEATURE FILM: APOLLO 11

friday City Screen (3) 10:30-12:30

Man on the Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

GUEST PROGRAMME

In 1969, Neil Armstrong made history as the first man on the moon. 50 years on, ASFF celebrates one of humanity’s most daring achievements with a special screening of Sundance favourite Apollo 11 – a feature length chronicle. The screening is composed entirely from archival footage, restored reels and unseen 70mm film, offering a perception-altering representation of the lunar expedition. Presented by Archive Producer Stephen Slater.

Archive Producer: Stephen Slater Director: Todd Douglas Miller USA, 2019, 1hr 33min

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GUEST PROGRAMME: 20 TH CENTURY ON SCREEN FEATURE FILM: SKIN AND COAL

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Skin and Coal: Camaraderie & Resilience The UK miners’ strike (1984-1985) was a major socio-political movement in British industry. In the wake of the closures, conflicts and social upheaval, black miners from Yorkshire and Nottingham reflect on their past, present and future prospects as individuals and as a group. Presented by researcher and playwright Garry Morris, Skin and Coal focuses on the unity that miners found below ground, whilst racist attitudes still permeated the land above.

GUEST PROGRAMME

Director: Claudine Boothe Production Company: Social Film & Video UK, 1987, 50:59

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GUEST PROGRAMME: 20 TH CENTURY ON SCREEN IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 11:15-12:30

Turning Tides: Operation Overlord

GUEST PROGRAMME

Marking 75 years since the most decisive campaign of WWII, Imperial War Museum presents archival footage examining the D-Day invasion and the crucial months in 1944. These films cover preparations in England, the iconic sea and airborne landings, the Normandy Breakout and the Liberation of Paris, signalling the end of one of the 20th century’s tyrannical regimes. Join one of the UK’s leading institutions with footage that changed the course of history.

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FROM D-DAY TO PARIS

HOBART’S FUNNIES (EXTRACTS)

Ministry of Information (British Movietone News) UK, 1945, 07:05 This screening comprises extracts from a crucial and historic newsreel that documented the Normandy invasion by WWII’s Allied Forces. The invasion started in June 1944.

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) UK, 1944, 04:34 Extracts from Churchill Crocodile Flame-Thrower tanks (part 2); The Great Panjandrum; The testing of specialised armoured fighting vehicles designed for Operation Overlord (part 1).

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ALLIED TROOPS PREPARE FOR D-DAY (EXTRACTS)

THE AIR PLAN

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) UK, 1944, 09:16 Extracts highlighting the magnitude of the preparations involved in Operation Overload. Films include The build-up of materiél for the invasion of Europe in depots in southern England.

Ministry of Information (RAF Film Production Unit) UK, 1944, 04:08 A clip from the first reel of The Air Plan outlines the vital role played by the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force in the lead up to the momentous D-Day. A crucial piece of footage.

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SWORD BEACH (COMPILATION)

SCENES AT ARROMANCHES AND AT KING BEACH (EXTRACTS)

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) UK, 1944, 08:10 Documentation of the D-Day landings on Sword Beach, 6 June 1944. The film footage was shot by Sergeant O’Neil, Sergeant Clague, Sergeant Grant and Sergeant Laws of No.5 AFPU.

Admiralty (Royal Navy Film Combat Unit No 2) UK, 1944, 06:55 Extracts of colour footage shot on 12 June 1944, just six days after D-Day. Reinforcements are seen disembarking amongst the large-scale wreckage across King Beach, Arromanches-les-Bains.

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SCENES IN THE NORMANDY BEACH-HEAD (D+1, D+2)

FROM D-DAY TO PARIS

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) UK, 1944, 03:01 Taken from three separate films depicting the journeys of Allied Forces as they moved through local French towns in the wake of D-Day. Seminal footage of the landscape and its survivors.

Ministry of Information (British Movietone News) UK, 1945, 09:56 The final section of this newsreel covering the liberation of Paris and the triumphant return of General Charles de Gaulle. This film contains scenes of violence and pictures of the deceased.

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Advertising Branded Content. Unprecedented Ideas.

Tapping into human emotions, inspirations and aspirations, these imaginative campaigns resonate past aesthetics and composition. They offer powerful visual anthems that inspire, motivate and question our world, beyond consumerism. With impressive clients including Nike, Topshop and Puma, this year’s films rise to the challenge of interpreting creative briefs. They uphold an understanding of audience interpretation and brand ethos whilst maintaining an individual voice. Not only do these advertising shorts communicate the worlds of fashion, sport and technology, they also provide powerful and necessary testimonies for lifechanging organisations including the NHS and Planned Parenthood.

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ADVERTISING 1 NEW WAYS OF SEEING

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BEING BOSS (SUBTITLED)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD – I TOLD THEM

Sinan Sevinc (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH) Germany, 2019, 00:55 Staying true to the slogan “Be the Boss You Want to Be,” this short explores the attributes that make a great leader, questioning the prevailing definition of a “boss” in the 21st century workplace.

Stephanie Wang-Breal (Good Company) USA, 2018, 01:33 A powerful visual anthem that charts the many categories and labels that have been overcome by women. This film projects a sense of positivity and strength, moving past expectations.

ADVERTISING

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Z ZEGNA (NO DIALOGUE)

BE READY

Giacomo Boeri (The Blink Fish) Italy, 2018, 01:10 Prepare for an epic, surreal tennis match as champion Alexander Zverev, ranked fourth worldwide, faces the ultimate partner. Luckily he’s wearing the Z Zegna Techmerino wash&go suit.

The Blink Fish Italy, 2018, 02:10 The Blink Fish returns with new work for Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. Celebrating Milan Fashion Week, Be Ready sees model Nastya Timos determined to be in shape for the season.

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BORN IN BRITAIN

IN DREAMS, IN REVERSE

Luca Homolka (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) Germany, 2018, 01:00 Leone.Mon raps about his quest to become independent from South London’s growing gang culture. Though his friends support him fully, a motorcycle is the only way for his mind to run free.

William Suen (Studio 3:AM) Australia, 2018, 04:05 We live for the chase, but we are never satisfied. The more we try to capture dreams, the more we succumb to uncertainty. Poetic and conceptual, this journey is about stepping into the unknown.

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08 WE ARE THE DAUGHTERS Austin Ray, Westin Ray USA, 2018, 02:35 Scientists. Welders. Mothers. Daughters. A series of stories about seven women, following them as they navigate 2018. It is far from Salem, and a long time since the witch trials of 1693 ... or is it?

ADVERTISING

MERCEDES BENZ – UNEXPLAINABLE Pete Schilling (Neuland) Germany, 2018, 01:28 What is creativity? Ultimately, this question can never fully be answered. Unexplainable visualises the thought processes of an artist, searching the imagination. Starring musician Robin Soho.

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NEVER STILL – RIMOWA

ONE NATION UNDER ICE

Dexter Navy, Jared Knecht, Karim Huu Do, Jonas Lindstroem, (BWGTBLD Berlin / ICONOCLAST Germany) Germany, 2018, 01:00 Marking RIMOWA’s 120 th anniversary, this global campaign draws upon a rich history of making suitcases for charismatic travellers.

Christopher Eadicicco, Mia Allen USA, 2018, 00:32 Made for United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network, this piece is in defence of those who do not yet have the freedom to call themselves American. A powerful and timely film.

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WE ARE THE NHS

MY MOMENT (SENNHEISER SPEC SPOT) (NO DIALOGUE)

Toby Dye (RSA Films) UK, 2018, 01:30 A 70 th anniversary commercial celebrating the wonderful NHS and, in particular, the unsung heroes of the medical profession: nurses. Part of the organisation’s biggest ever recruitment drive.

Jakob Harms (jockis) Germany, 2019, 01:10 Mannequins are used in a variety of industries – from fashion to the practice of medicine. Uncanny? Oddly surreal? Humanoid? In this short, a mannequin gets its moment in the spotlight.

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13 DULUX – COLOUR YOUR HOME

NIKE – L’INCREDIBILE

Carol Freeman Ireland, 2018, 00:40 A stop motion advert for Dulux Weathershield, created with a combination of techniques including felt puppets – animating the changing seasons on a prop house using oil and Dulux paint.

LEONE (K48 Production) Italy, 2019, 02:15 Expressing the perseverance and dedication of young boys who love football; how they train every day, cutting out space for the ball inside their lives. The passion of a neighbourhood.

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RAF SIMONS – ISOLATED PROTAGONISTS

PUMA RS-X TROPHIES

Ben Miethke (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) Belgium, 2018, 04:22 How do you act if the outer world makes it impossible for you to show your innermost feelings? This is a triptych of stories about alternate masculinity based on the definition of Raf Simons.

Filmawi (Compulsory) UK, 2019, 01:00 Inspired by Puma’s original Running System models released in the late 1980s, the return of the RS line is one encapsulated by rediscovery and reinvention. Commissioned by High Snobiety.

17 TOPSHOP DENIM Taz Tron Delix (Compulsory) UK, 2019, 01:18 A global campaign for Topshop’s new denim range. Entitled Fit In Stand Out, the film includes individual stories, tracking journeys of self-identity and acceptance. Starring Paloma Elsesser.

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animation Imagine Something New.

Expect delightful stop motion, curious characters and eye-catching illusions. These animation screenings are an opportunity to reach past the everyday and experience innovative design, polished VFX, illustration and painting. Many of the shorts utilise allegory and metaphor to communicate poignant and complex issues with the utmost responsibility and creativity. The 2019 films include interpretations of death, grief, loyalty, memory and isolation. Our filmmakers have produced new visual languages to communicate with audiences in intriguing ways. Each spell-binding reel introduces memorable relationships, heart-stopping scenarios and otherworldly locations.

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ANIMATION 1 LIVING WITH THE PAST

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Everyman (3) 17:15-18:15

Yorks. Museum 20:15-21:15

Friargate 19:00-20:00

Friargate 21:00-22:00

Yorks. Museum 10:00-11:00

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WINTER’S BLIGHT (NO DIALOGUE)

THE KITE (NO DIALOGUE)

Claire Campbell (Shine On Films Ltd) New Zealand, 2019, 13:55 Winter’s Blight tells the story of an elderly man called Bill who lives alone in an isolated hut in Central Otago, New Zealand. Spring should have arrived but the winter will not relent.

Martin Smatana (BFILM) Czech Republic, 2018, 13:07 Dealing with the issue of death, but in a symbolic way. The Kite follows the relationship between a little boy and his grandpa. Way up in the sky, the journeys never quite come to an end.

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THE LONELY ORBIT (NO DIALOGUE)

MY MOTHER’S EYES (NO DIALOGUE)

Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard (Team Tumult) Switzerland, 2018, 09:21 A satellite technician’s inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind. The Lonely Orbit is an interstellar expression of emotion and human nature.

Jenny Wright UK, 2018, 04:39 Childhood memories are powerful and evocative – personal and impacting. My Mother’s Eyes circulates around the experience of motherhood and loss in the abstracted world of the psyche.

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ANNA

GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC

Jessica Mountfield UK, 2019, 05:15 Anna focuses on dementia-stricken Gus – a former gardener who lives with his granddaughter. Gus struggles to reconcile with an increasingly present past. This film chronicles one day in his life.

Maryam Mohajer UK, 2019, 04:39 “My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life. One day he decided to go meet her.” A charming animation about old-fashioned love.

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02 TWEET-TWEET (SUBTITLED) Zhanna Bekmambetova (CGF, Bazelevs) Russia, 2018, 11:10 Our life is like walking on a tightrope. Sometimes we are scared and we lose balance. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him, main character Luba forgets that she is still on the rope.

ANIMATION

MOON ABOVE THE RAGING SEA Steven Jerram Australia, 2019, 05:42 Late one night, a 17-year-old girl flies from Yugoslavia to Italy in a tiny, homemade air plane. Moon Above The Raging Sea is a dreamlike first-person retelling of the 1991 Škabrnja massacre.

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ROUGHHOUSE (SUBTITLED)

GOOD INTENTIONS

Jonathan Hodgson (Papy3d Productions) UK, 2018, 15:35 Three friends embark on a new adventure in a strange town, but when a manipulative new member joins their gang, their loyalty is torn apart with terrifying and harrowing consequences.

Anna Mantzaris UK, 2018, 08:34 After a young woman is responsible for a hit and run, strange and spooky things starts to happen. A small-scale thriller focusing on people that are not always the best at making their own decisions.

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PARKINSON’S PORTRAYED – SHAMSA HASSAIN

DEADY FREDDY

Ian Bruce UK, 2019, 03:24 Shamsa Hussain – Parkinson’s Portrayed is a moving portrait of a mother of two living with early onset Parkinson’s. Hand-painted portraits and time-lapse move alongside a recorded interview.

Alicia Eisen Canada, 2018, 10:13 After a long and happy life, Freddy is afforded a chilling encore: he must live his life again through the eyes of every bug he has ever killed. A comedic idea about changing perceptions.

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ANIMATION 3 LOSS & DIRECTION

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THE MAGIC BOAT (SUBTITLED)

KIDS (SUBTITLED)

Naaman Azhari UK, 2019, 06:17 A mother tries to comfort her son before they embark on an unfortunate journey. She tells him that the journey will take place on a magic, mysterious boat. Evocative and emotionally gripping.

Michael Frei (Playables) Switzerland, 2019, 09:00 An animated short exploring group dynamics and the tectonics of social culture. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? What happens to civilisation when we look inwards and outwards?

ANIMATION

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SOLAR PLEXUS

MUSIC & CLOWNS

David McShane (National Film and Television School) UK, 2019, 08:53 Noah battles to overcome his grief after the death of his mother. This is a journey that will take him beyond his well-known flat into the sky and, ultimately, up and beyond the twinkling stars.

Alex Widdowson UK, 2018, 07:23 “Despite being near nonverbal, my brother is funny, charming and perceptive.” Music & Clowns highlights the inner-life of a child with Down Syndrome, urging audiences to think more openly.

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CREEPY PASTA SALAD

HEATWAVE (NO DIALOGUE)

Lauren Orme (Winding Snake Productions) UK, 2019, 11:11 Elin works in a call centre and is anxious about her health. Trefor is dead and worried about the gas bill. Cari is a lonely Wiccan, preparing for the apocalypse. It’s Halloween, so things get better.

Fokion Xenos (National Film & Television School) UK, 2019, 07:14 In the midst of a heat wave of insanity, two children find a way to cool everyone down. A playful stop-motion short film animated in a hybrid technique with cut outs, clay and replacement pieces.

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ANIMATION 4 CONTRASTING LIVES

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ROADKILL (NO DIALOGUE)

Paul James (WAXEYE) New Zealand, 2018, 11:58 After a trial adoption, Christine finds herself struggling to adapt to a new home. The couple that adopted her also face difficulties, beyond a child’s ability to comprehend. All three are trapped.

Leszek Mozga (University of the Arts London) UK, 2018, 07:48 Roadkill is a stop-motion animated thriller. One alpha male deer goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident along the way. A series of unwilling events unfold in front of him.

ANIMATION

TRAP

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THE CURIOUS CHILD

THE FLOOD IS COMING

Howard Vause UK, 2019, 03:21 A small child asks a very big question. The travelling carnival folk can’t satisfy her curiosity, but years later, as a wise old woman, she receives an unexpected visitor. Perhaps this is the answer?

Gabriel Böhmer UK, 2018, 09:03 A forest hermit tries to prepare for a flood, but in doing so, he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour. Who is the neighbour you might ask? He happens to be within the hermit’s left eye.

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QUARANTINE (NO DIALOGUE)

L’ARIA DEL MOSCERINO (SUBTITLED)

Astrid Goldsmith (Mock Duck Studios / Screen South / Wingspan) UK, 2018, 12:55 A post-Brexit fantasy about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers who are trying to avoid the animal quarantine compound, which has been built above their beloved and longstanding burrow.

Lukas von Berg (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) Germany, 2017, 04:30 A tiny fruit fly gets swatted. Against all odds, it defies death in its very own way. A satirical short that turns the death of a seemingly insignificant fly into a beautiful, desperate Italian opera.

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ANIMATION 5 HOPEFUL ESCAPE

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WILD LOVE (NO DIALOGUE)

MY GENERATION

Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux (Ecole des nouvelles images) France, 2018, 07:00 Whilst on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. Although, the crime won’t remain unpunished.

Ludovic Houplain France, 2018, 08:04 My Generation is a POV shot from a mysterious vehicle rolling backwards on a wide highway, driving past the icons of our time: from Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs to Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans.

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PULSIÓN (DRIVE) (NO DIALOGUE)

DEADMAN’S REACH (NO DIALOGUE)

Pedro Casavecchia Argentina, 2019, 06:55 Pulsión (Drive) considers the dark themes of abuse in unhealthy and dysfunctional family environments. A young child erupts with emotion after his mother dies. Disturbing images rise up.

Quentin Vien (autoproduction) UK, 2018, 01:00 After falling asleep on the London underground, a man finds himself mysteriously spirited into the desert where he follows an illusive trail of a failed love affair. Featuring hand-drawn scenes.

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SONG SPARROW (NO DIALOGUE)

NO, I DON’T WANT TO DANCE (NO DIALOGUE)

Farzaneh Omidvarnia Denmark, Iran, 2019, 11:43 Song Sparrow is about immigration. People of different races and culture, old and young, embark on journeys, eager to find some place they can call home, or just some place they can live.

Andrea Vinciguerra UK, 2019, 02:39 A collection of stories in which unfortunate characters go through hard times, but it may seem like they are dancing. A stop-motion that raises awareness of performance and self-expression.

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ANIMATION 6 FINDING FRIENDSHIP

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NCEM 14:15-15:00

Please see Family Friendly 1 (p212) for more details

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02 MANEN (NO DIALOGUE) Thomas Anglade, Maxime Announ, Lucie Dessertine, Estelle Saint-Jours (ArtFX) France, 2018, 03:40 Sergio, an old and solitary fisherman, takes out heavy artillery to avenge a pelican that has wronged him. Then comes the big wave.

ANIMATION

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING Arna Selznick Canada, 2019, 22:16 An inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit. She is determined to do great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world together.

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HORS PISTE (NO DIALOGUE)

MICE, A SMALL STORY (NO DIALOGUE)

Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet France, 2018, 06:00 The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and determination, it will not go as planned. A playful and spirited journey together.

Jade Baillargeault, Nazli Doale, Dimitri James, Quang Daniel La, Morgane Lau, Mélanie Pango, Manon Pringault (ISART Digital) France, 2018, 04:33 In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them.

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ARCHIE

THE PENGUIN WHO COULDN’T SWIM

Ainslie Henderson (Young Films) UK, 2018, 04:16 Archie is devastated to learn that his beloved aunt Betty has died. He goes to the home she’s left him in the Outer Hebrides. A storm arrives, but eventually passes, bringing a new day and new hope.

Tom Rourke UK, 2018, 05:31 The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim is about a disabled penguin who lives on a rocky island in the southern seas where she feels isolated and set apart from the rest of her family and colony.

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After a long day of industry events, masterclasses and dynamic screenings, continue the festivities with one of ASFF’s main social events. The Thursday Night Party is key in our vibrant selection of networking opportunities. Festival pass-holders are free to come and go.

Venue: Brew York, Date: Thursday 7 November Time: 20:00-23:00 Price: Free with Festival Pass 159


artists’ film Reconsider the Definition of Film.

This strand is perfect for those looking to be surprised or challenged by cinema. Each year, these films push back against expected storylines and familiar tropes, flipping the lens on linear narratives, timelines, relationships and structures. Usurping the idea of convention, each reel provides an investigation into the world around us through keen observation and visceral interactions. Viewers are brought closer to intangible ideas, thoughts, memories and landscapes. Cross political borders, delve into deep-sea mining, experience the rise of AI, and hear first-person accounts of being HIV-positive. In these provocative films, life is rewritten and our senses are pushed into unforeseen realms of cohesion.

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ARTISTS’ FILM 1 NIGHT FOG

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INHERITED MEMORIES (SUBTITLED)

HORROR VACUI (NO DIALOGUE)

Len Murusalu Estonia, 2019, 15:25 In 1941, a young Estonian railway worker was nearly executed for attempting to escape conscription by the occupying forces. 77 years later, his granddaughter revisits the stories and experiences.

Matteo Zamagni UK, 2018, 03:27 Horror Vacui explores Earth’s untouched lands and humanity’s artificial settlements, using digital reconstructions to comment upon our increasingly urbanised and globalised existence.

ARTISTS’ FILM

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MEMBRANE (SUBTITLED)

ALICE__ALICE

Max Philipp Schmid (Freihaendler Film Production) Switzerland, 2019, 14:00 Two men and a woman sit in their bunker-like apartments, as if in a waiting room. They are overwhelmed by floods of news media and guidebooks. Has the catastrophe happened or is it about to?

Rhona Foster UK, 2019, 04:38 Digital identities have become the norm. Idealism and FOMO are rife within online worlds. alice__alice is a DIY pop song and music video about Alice’s seemingly perfect life shared on Instagram.

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NOT JUST A MATTER OF PASSION (SUBTITLED)

SONSUZ / AD INFINITUM (SUBTITLED)

Johanna Lecklin (Johanna Works) Finland, 2019, 13:51 Dual storylines. Two young girls discuss the Finnish Civil War as they play a board game inspired by the 1918 conflict. Meanwhile, a researcher focuses on divisions that split Finnish society in two.

Murat Cetinkaya Turkey, 2018, 13:04 At the centre of a barren and mysterious universe stands a shed. From within, the Leader oversees his subordinates and their activities. One catch: they cannot and must not look inside.

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ARTISTS’ FILM 2 FREE BORN

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TRUE LOVE STORY

KIMBERLIN Duncan Whitley UK, 2019, 23:53 “Kimberlin” is Portland dialect for a person from Weymouth, or, by extension, a person no longer belonging to the Isle of Portland. Stranger, outsider, foreigner. With a soundtrack by Abul Mogard.

ARTISTS’ FILM

Raoul Colvile UK, 2017, 07:36 True Love Story was shot, recorded and edited entirely on iPhone. The work describes the start, duration and end of a romantic relationship that began on a dating app and continued online.

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THE PATH SHE WALKS (NO DIALOGUE)

6SKIN

Marloes ten Bhömer Netherlands, 2018, 06:20 Investigating traditional Japanese footwear and the movements of those that wear them. Walking embodies other cultural and socio-political elements: ultimately, the construction of identity.

Alice Maher, Aideen Barry Ireland, 2018, 12:18 Twin sisters Megan and Jessica Kennedy are on a search for their identity. 6Skin is constructed as a series of veils, skins and fields of imagery, utilising live sequences plus animation and CGI.

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S U B L

I M I

N A L

Michael Salkeld UK, 2019, 03:46 Created to an imaginative soundtrack by director Michael Salkeld and photographed in 4K cinema with full surround sound. The music was created with acoustic violin and electronic keyboard.

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06 DOG DAZE Ian Gibbins Australia, 2017, 04:03 “I can track droplets of fear, bare-boned on your long and solitary road. Too late now to call for your doctor. I have all the time in the world.” Inspired by David Bowie’s album Diamond Dogs.


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I’M OKAY

ETERNAL RETURN / OP.1 WONDERFUL WORLD (SUBTITLED)

Amy Magee UK, 2019, 06:59 An experimental short film that explores mental health and our relationship with the Earth through layered sounds and visuals. An immersive and complex rendering of filmic concepts.

ACCI BABA Germany, 2017, 01:00 What is it to feel? What is life? This film connects the historical symbolism of apes to Artificial Intelligence and the philosophy of mankind. It questions the hyperreal zeitgeist of today.

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ARTISTS’ FILM 3 BORDERS AND IDENTITIES

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02 WHAT CAN WE SAY? (SUBTITLED) Ron Kenley, Meriel Kenley (Essay Street) France, 2019, 05:05 Artist Stefania Kenley plays with graffiti alongside a voice-over that considers news headlines, notably in relation to Jo Cox’s murder. What can we say? Images and text try to find an answer.

ARTISTS’ FILM

STOCK Naqqash Khalid UK, 2018, 20:13 A genre-bending film set in the Manchester Warehouse district. The story follows a Frenchman who’s just moved to the UK. He becomes caught up in an unwanted conflict with the authorities.

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A PASSAGE (NO DIALOGUE)

SOMETIMES, HE PAINTS BATHROOMS

Felix Kalmenson, Rouzbeh Akhbari Armenia, Canada, 2019, 22:15 Agarak, within Armenia’s Syunik Marz region, is located at the intersection of Armenia, Iran and Nakhchivan along the Aras River. The river was designated as a boundary between empires.

Rob Daglish UK, 2018, 05:17 An exploration and rationalisation of a HIV diagnosis. A moving narrative following one individual as he tells his story straight to the camera, reacting physically, emotionally and mentally.

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SERIOUS TINGZ

STONE BLIND

Abdou Cisse (Mr) UK, 2019, 02:26 A short tale on masculinity, portrayed by young men who have grown up in inner-city environments. The iconic “screwface” is more than just an expression – it’s a matter of life and death.

Stone Blind USA, 2019, 06:04 Love between two people should never be a crime. Stone Blind documents cases where relationships have been split apart by injustice, prejudice, homophobia and inhumane laws.

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ARTISTS’ FILM 4 INTERVENTIONS

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King’s Manor 10:00-11:00

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THE BEAUTY

COMMON HERITAGE

Pascal Schelbli (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) Germany, 2019, 04:20 A poetic journey through the oceans, which are simultaneously stunning and filthy. Discover a world where concerns and fears dissolve in the mysterious depth of the polluted blue sea.

Emma Critchley UK, 2019, 24:56 Common Heritage is an urgent response to the rush of deep-sea mining, exposing how reverberant layers of industrialisation have affected the way we relate to our ever-changing environment.

ARTISTS’ FILM

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STROBE LIGHTING

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WILTION ZUR REWORKED (SUBTITLED)

YELLOW FEVER (SUBTITLED)

Miriam Endrulat Germany, 2018, 05:37 Wiltion Zur reworked should be regarded as a synaesthetic piece of work. It depicts the connection of two sensory organs, dancing across the screen and blurring the lines of media composition.

Sooun Kim (Low-Key Kim) UK, 2019, 11:38 Yellow Fever examines the precarious process of finding a cultural identity as a Korean. Above all, the message is about the effects of “unconscious colonisation” – represented by the fever.

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WEIGHT OF SPRING (NO DIALOGUE)

WRITE ME

Erika Calmeyer (Barbosa Film) Norway, 2018, 06:32 What does love look like? Weight of Spring depicts a collection of romantic, intimate and destructive relationships. The film is told through 12 juxtaposing tableaux, with 24 different actors.

Pearl Gluck (Palinka Pictures) USA, 2019, 07:00 Following an old woman as she joins other survivors reclaiming histories tattooed on their bodies. Adapted from After Auschwitz, an award-winning poem written by Deborah Kahan Kolb.

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ARTISTS’ FILM 5 STRANGE TIMES

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Friargate 17:45-19:00

1331 16:45-18:00

02 WAR-IA

Thalia Hoffman Israel, 2018, 19:00 Set in The Golan Heights, Levant, during the break of dawn. The protagonist walks from night to day through a four-floor building whilst facing interactions with people from his previous life.

Bobby Tiwana UK, 2016, 04:40 War-ia embraces her true nature, drawing upon the wisdom of all the mothers who came before her, and all those to come. A range of states – innocence, objectification, self-doubt – are depicted.

ARTISTS’ FILM

‫( קרב יום ﻗﺮّﺏ ﺍﻟﻴﻮﻡ‬A DAY BECOMES) (SUBTITLED)

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BLANK HISTORY

A PROTEST, A CELEBRATION, A MIXED MESSAGE

Denis Buckley UK, 2019, 09:12 Blank History conflates a critique of Don McCullin’s nameless “Homeless Irishman” with a poetic essay on love and loss in a culture of immigration. Made after witnessing community responses to Grenfell Tower.

Rhea Storr UK, 2018, 11:46 An analysis of forms of authority. A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message asks who is performing and who has power. Viewers are asked to consider the visibility of black bodies in rural spaces.

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FIGHT

INSTRUCTION MANUAL AS MYTHOLOGY

DYSPLA UK, 2019, 06:46 Fight looks at consenting violence as at the hands of patriarchal oppression. We combined a speech by Margaret Thatcher with an interview with a 15-year-old British/Lithuanian boxer, Gratis.

Jake Davidson USA, 2019, 07:11 A 42-page PDF document outlines how to be decontaminated after exposure to tear gas. Alongside powerful narration, the animation highlights human rights contradictions and disputes.

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SWEETER THAN LIFE (NO DIALOGUE)

IMPLEX

Caroline Schwarz (KHM Cologne) Germany, 2019, 11:46 The year is 2222. It’s time for the daily lunchbreak. What does the future hold for lunchtime antics? Sweeter Than Life is a playful and surreal vision of what goes on 200 hundred years from now.

Charlie Tweed (Mr) UK, 2019, 05:43 Implex addresses the contemporary condition. By appropriating the language of behavioural marketing, the film proposes a machine that enables a new form of responsive “solutions.”

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comedy Join in the Laughter.

This is one of our best-loved genres. Comedy offers something for everyone, following unwitting characters through their day-to-day lives as they descend into surreal, unexpected moments of chaos, lunacy and, often, release. The 2019 reels have been programmed with distinct and relatable themes, from life lessons and unexpected adventures to dealing with heartbreak. Satirical, tongue-in-cheek and playful, these shorts play on social etiquette. Each of these screenings is sure to surprise and connect viewers through universal emotions and shared experiences in the everyday turned absurd. Be surprised by your reactions to our mind bending, elevated storylines.

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COMEDY 1 DRIFTING OUT TO SEA: TALES FROM A LONELY ISLAND

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City Screen (3) 15:15-16:30

Everyman (3) 10:00-11:15

Yorks. Museum 18:00-19:15

NCEM 18:45-20:00

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NYET! – A BREXIT UK BORDER FARCE

QUIET CARRIAGE

Alex Helfrecht, Jörg Tittel (Oiffy) UK, 2018, 11:34 Boris and Olga have travelled across Europe to the port of Dover with precious cargo from Russia. When Border Control guards find far more than they were expecting, an interrogation ensues.

Ben S. Hyland UK, 2019, 05:28 A man must decide whether to intervene and stop a casual commuting rule breaker, or live with a lifetime of regret. A comedy about a passive man with an overactive imagination.

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CAPITAL

Sam Hurlock (That Jam), Joe Beverley (That Jam) (Studio Yes) UK, 2019, 09:06 It has been over 14 years since Clive formed a group for grammar enthusiasts. But as the war on misspelt words wages on, the time has come for Clive to try a different approach – in politics.

Freddy Syborn UK, 2018, 15:57 When a misjudged referendum comes back 50.9% in favour of hanging, a group of inept junior civil servants meet on their first day in their new roles in the Department of Capital Punishment.

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ROOFTOP REFUGEE

NORTEÑOS

Alexandra Brodski UK, 2018, 13:46 A satirical comedy following Martha as she attends her daughter’s primary school performance. A young refugee boy threatening to jump from the school rooftop throws the event into chaos.

Grandmas UK, 2018, 07:46 Barry, a mild-mannered dimwit from somewhere in the northwest of England, attempts to elicit the help of his former lover, Linda, in a local social club after brutally murdering his grandmother.

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COMEDY 2 LIFE LESSONS: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE

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YTR (Studio) 17:30-18:45

1331 21:45-23:00

King’s Manor 21:45-23:00

YSJU (Fountains) 16:00-17:15

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WHENEVER YOU’RE READY

THE CULTURE (SUBTITLED)

Craig Ainsley UK, 2018, 11:28 Heartbreak is one of the most devastating emotions the human soul can bear. But what happens when it syncs up perfectly with an important audition? This actress is about to find out.

Ernst De Geer Norway, 2018, 25:00 It’s the opening night at the concert house where Arvid works, but when his sister jumps in and steals the spotlight, the worst sides of his personality begin to emerge. The cracks begin to show.

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STRAIGHT FACES

SPOONING

Rally Ridberg (Giant Owl Productions) UK, 2019, 04:38 Liam has news concerning a mutual friend, Sean. He’s gay. None of the boys can believe it, nor can they believe the homophobic rant which follows and inevitably crumbles under its own weight.

Rebecca Applebaum (Human Cutlery Films) Canada, 2018, 06:16 When Judith was cast as the spoon in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, she thought her dreams had come true. She became the best spoon she could be. 21 seasons later, she’s still doing it.

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WHITE GUYS SOLVE SEXISM

THE PICK-UP

Christopher Guerrero (Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation) USA, 2018, 06:26 Because of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, two men realise that all of their favourite movies are now sexist, leading them down a dark path of discovery about the reality behind storytelling today.

Izzy Fonseca, Sally Tatum UK, 2018, 10:44 Self-centered insurance broker Stuart is heart-broken. One night, armed with top tips from his sister, he starts to move on. With this in mind, he heads home in the back of a taxi driven by Alice.

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COMEDY 3 TOO MUCH, TOO YOUNG

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Yorks. Museum 21:45-23:00

NCEM 17:00-18:15

Everyman (3) 14:45-16:00

NCEM 11:30-12:45

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ORDEAL (SUBTITLED)

THIS IS A ROBBERY (SUBTITLED)

Sacha Barbin (Yukunkun Productions) France, 2017, 15:00 It’s tea time when someone knocks at Mr Kaplan’s door. Over 50 years old, he faces an unknown, and very young, gentleman. He didn’t expect the visit and can’t imagine what it’s about.

Anna Korchagina, Ivan Stepanov Russia, 2019, 10:40 A night. An office. A thief hunts for printers and other small loot, but finds a safe with filled with money. Only the boss knows the password, but he’s struggling with a noose around his neck.

COMEDY

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THE BEACH HOUSE

NUMBER TWO

Richard Naylor UK, 2019, 10:06 James and Mike’s plan to “double propose” changes when they discover their girlfriends have a proposal of their own. A lighthearted comedy – and a twist on marital expectations.

Rachel Ross New Zealand, 2018, 08:16 Number Two is the tongue-in-cheek story that follows Grace, a 27-year-old Events Coordinator who desperately needs to take a poop before a workplace meeting. But she’s not the only one.

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LUGER

THE PLUNGE

Freddie Waters UK, 2019, 10:43 Tom is in for a surprise when he meets his grandfather’s two carers. They’re already at war with each other, but when he discovers a mysterious object in the kitchen, things take a turn for the worse.

Simon Ryninks (Sweetdoh! Ltd) UK, 2019, 09:47 After an energetic night of passion, Emily tells Jay that she’d like to use a strap-on with him. Scared of losing a potential real connection, Jay reluctantly agrees to this new experience.

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COMEDY 4 YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP...

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City Screen (3) 10:30-11:45

Friargate 15:00-16:15

Everyman (1) 10:00-11:15

Yorks. Museum 13:30-14:45

Everyman (3) 10:00-11:15

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02 ASPARAGUS TIPS Sam Bailey UK, 2018, 04:09 A dinner party kicks off with the last guest to arrive: the oddly named Asparagus Tips. After the starter doesn’t go to plan she steps up to the plate, literally, and offers her tips for the party.

COMEDY

SHORT CALF MUSCLE (SUBTITLED) Victoria Warmerdam (OAK Motion Pictures) Netherlands, 2019, 12:52 Short Calf Muscle is an absurdist black comedy about Anders – a rather tall 30-year-old – who finds out that the rest of the world is under the impression that he is, in fact, a gnome. Chaos ensues.

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SIMON CRIES (SUBTITLED)

CHICK FLICK (NO DIALOGUE)

Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento Belgium, 2018, 19:00 Following a love sorrow, Simon’s sadness is so big it overflows. It courses out of his body. An encounter will allow him to take a step back from his pain, finding a new perspective on heartbreak.

Callum Burgess & Lowri Roberts (Calling the Shots) UK, 2017, 02:50 Somewhere in a parallel universe, chickens are the lead species. Watch them act as humans – attending gallery exhibitions, sitting in the office and doing the weekly shop. Oh, and farming people.

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THE HISTORY OF NIPPLES

HOLY CANNELLONI

Bailey Tom Bailey (Bad Collective) UK, 2019, 10:07 What are male nipples for? Ron asks the question and quickly falls into a crisis for which there is only one, drastic solution. A comedic short that uncovers the universality of the body.

Carolina Giammetta UK, 2019, 16:23 On her Holy Communion day, Maria discovers what “sexed” means and who she’s destined to marry. Taking Nonna’s advice, she decides to show her family what a strong woman is made of!

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COMEDY 5 HEARTBREAK HOSTEL

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City Screen (1) 11:45-13:00

Everyman (3) 10:00-11:15

Yorks. Museum 11:30-12:45

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LOVE THE SINNER

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Jennifer Sheridan UK, 2018, 09:30 11-year-old Joanna tries to understand grief for the first time when she witnesses her mother’s manic reaction to the death of Princess Diana. She decides to use it to get out of Sunday School.

Florence Keith-Roach UK, 2019, 13:08 When Annabelle wakes up in a stranger’s bedroom on her 30 th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in and all of her assumptions go out the window.

COMEDY

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RETUKIRI TUKIRI (SUBTITLED)

LIVING WITH THE NEVER-MIND™ (SUBTITLED)

Daniel Martin Rodriguez & German Tejada (Bien Ou Bien Productions) France, 2018, 18:25 Jhony’s in love with Camila, but Camila’s in love with Tadeo. But Tadeo’s a dinosaur, which Jhony plays in a children’s show he hosts with Camila. It’s a love triangle between man and animal.

Konstantin Enste German, 2019, 01:33 Are you sad? What if there could be something that gives all your sadness a purpose? Make your pain more productive with the NEVER-MIND™! An absurd (and unfortunately fictional) device.

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A JAR OF NUTS (SUBTITLED)

DISPERSION (SUBTITLED)

Savvas Stavrou Cyprus, 2018, 17:10 Still living at home, a lonely 40-year-old devises a plan to take his life after his mother chokes to death on a pistachio. As the day progresses, he allows excuses to hinder the deadly leap.

Basile Vuillemin Switzerland, 2018, 08:26 A man uses an automated funeral homes company to bury his mother. A dark, satirical short that looks at the inevitable through the 21st century culture of convenience and quick response.

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COMEDY 6 MISADVENTURERS

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Everyman (3) 13:45-15:00

Yorks. Museum 18:45-20:00

YTR (Studio) 20:00-21:15

1331 21:45-23:00

King’s Manor 16:30-17:45

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02 LET’S ROLL Chris Thomas UK, 2019, 23:15 A teenager defies her mother by training in secret for the town’s dangerous tradition: the Cheese Roll. It’s an extreme race that’s long been dominated by the village’s males. Until now.

COMEDY

CASH STASH (SUBTITLED) Martin Darondeau, Enya Baroux France, 2019, 14:59 Jacques, 58, has had a stroke. When he wakes up, two men claim to be his longstanding friends, who have robbed a bar with him. But Jacques is the only one who knows where the money is.

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GHOSTED

SAD SACHS

Duncan Roe UK, 2018, 15:26 Ghosted is a mockumentary comedy about a woman who turns to the world of the paranormal after losing her husband, reinventing herself as a psychic medium. Starring Alison Steadman.

Joel Perlgut Australia, 2018, 09:30 The Sachs are running late to their cousin’s wedding when their driver lets loose a bizarre, anti-Semitic rant. Sad Sachs is a black comedy about a loving family, a country wedding and a neo-Nazi.

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THE LAST SUPPER

NEIL’S YARD

Alicia MacDonald UK, 2017, 03:03 Two disciples pitch PR ideas to Jesus on the eve of his crucifixion. The Last Supper, with the Mid-Brow, is all about plotting book deals, resurrections, celebratory dinners and increasing followers.

Matt Holt UK, 2019, 09:38 Neil’s one of the “old-school” – he’s a geezer, a man’s man. He doesn’t want to run a self-help group for builders who objectify women. But he soon realises there could be a gap in the market.

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dance Inspirational Movement.

Dance provides a collaborative arena combining choreography and performance. With fluid movements, balanced sets, fitting soundtracks and timeless direction, these expressive shorts draw a line between bold delivery and delicate gestures. The 2019 selection follows subtle storylines that explore the self, the other and a multiplicity of identities between the two. These sensitive and intimate projects are intuitive in their pacing, approaching a sense of clarity and compassion. Each scene expertly transitions into the next, presenting studies of the human body against aesthetically compelling landscapes, dance studios and streets. Each talented dancer provides a spirited interpretation of life in the 21st century.

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DANCE 1 THE EXPLOSION

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York Theatre Royal (Studio) 19:45-21:00

Everyman (Screen 3) 13:15-14:30

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02 KOMUSAR (MOVING) (NO DIALOGUE) Alessandra Leone Germany, 2018, 03:52 The fourth of seven videos for the String Figures audiovisual album, directed by Alessandra Leone on the music of Zoë Mc Pherson. With dance improvisation from Ichi Go.

DANCE

DYNAMITE Leila Jarman USA, 2018, 06:42 Dynamite is a performance art film that investigates gender and masculinity through the American black male experience. The film uncovers truths about race and identity in social landscapes.

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LACE

BUTOH DANCE – CONAN AMOK (SUBTITLED)

Roberta Jean UK, 2018, 05:21 Focusing on duets between dancers and machines, Lace was shot on location at MYB Textiles in Ayrshire, the only location in the world to still manufacture with original Nottingham Lace Looms.

James Latimer (Jemleykenato) Japan, 2019, 05:10 A journey through the character and mind of Conan Amok – a contemporary Butoh dancer who takes traditional Japanese art and philosophy onto the gritty streets of Shibuya, Tokyo.

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SHOVE

STATIC | MOTION (NO DIALOGUE)

Lauren Pringle UK, 2018, 05:05 SHOVE is a metaphorical dance film that reflects the realities of unsafe abortions that still occur internationally. A sensitive and moving piece that considers the nature of true bodily autonomy.

Fx Goby UK, 2018, 06:16 Static Motion encapsulates the process by which a man is able to liberate himself and tell a story through movement. The camera captures a dreamlike moment in which men embrace sensitivity.

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SWIVEL (NO DIALOGUE)

INA (LIGHT) (NO DIALOGUE)

Lois Norman UK, 2019, 06:39 What if, for one night, judgement no longer existed? What if love was not a gender, but a swivel of the heart? A short gender fluid dance story that depicts sexuality with equality and compassion.

Aneil Karia (Artemisia Films Ltd) UK, 2018, 03:35 Following two dancers as they struggle through a fear-drenched darkness until they arrive in illuminated freedom. Commissioned as part of Random Acts’ collaboration with Sadler’s Wells.

DANCE

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E_GO (NO DIALOGUE)

BURDEN HALVED

Alan Sabir Canada, 2018, 02:50 An analysis of the ego and its role in shaping one’s identity and perception of the self. Using mirrors and reflections, the film expresses insecurity, narcissism, and, finally, a sense of clarity.

Kitty McNamee, Lara Schnitger USA, 2018, 08:23 Four dancers, burdened by the weight of migration, find comfort when their isolated experiences converge in a lush, emotionally intense exchange. A film by Kitty McNamee and Lara Schnitger.

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ONE ANOTHER

NELA (NO DIALOGUE)

Kevin Frilet (B.Y.E. Studio) USA, 2019, 07:53 From the underground, a group emerges from the darkness. The bodies mingle and intertwine to form one being. With a regular step, they walk together towards the light in search of greatness.

Andrew Margetson (Moth Productions) UK, 2018, 03:26 A strikingly intimate and expressive study of the great classical ballerina Marianela Nuñez as she dances to a track by American singer Nina Simone. Choreographed by Will Tuckett.

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DANCE 2 THIN AIR

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1331 14:15-15:15

Friargate 12:15-13:15

1331 17:30-18:30

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02 FRONTIERS (NO DIALOGUE) Eve McConnachie UK, 2019, 04:00 Frontiers examines outdated gender and identity norms within the classical ballet industry. The film is set to a previously unreleased track, Make a Move, by Edinburgh-based artist Callum Easter.

DANCE

REMAINS Antoine Marc UK, 2018, 03:20 A fantasy detached from reality where the mind dances and loses itself, unaware of consequences. The protagonist falls in love with an essence – an idea. What happens when you’re left alone?

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CHANGE (SUBTITLED)

THE GOLDEN AGE (SUBTITLED)

Jonathan Auger, Ludovic Balmir Canada, 2019, 03:00 They were dancing because they no longer had the words to express themselves and their oppression. They danced because their despair was so great that only their bodies could testify.

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing France, 2018, 21:46 In a series of candid workshops, children with motor disabilities experiment with various dance techniques and Virtual Reality to experience what performers see whilst on the stage.

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A/V

ANIMA

NE ME QUITTE PAS (DON’T LEAVE ME) (NO DIALOGUE)

Matthieu Belin France, 2018, 04:25 Anima is a visual narration taking place in between the open sky and the far-reaching views of a cityscape in Shanghai. All the dancers work in total improvisation, using the body as poetry.

Brigitte Fässler, William Bejedi Switzerland, 2018, 08:55 Ne me quitte pas deals with the topic of domestic violence. The film tells of love and hate, power, submission, addiction, injuries, fear, perpetrators and victims within physical and mental spaces.

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08 ETCH (NO DIALOGUE) Abby Warrilow, Lewis Gourlay UK, 2019, 07:00 A girl hikes across the remote moorland. In the distance stands a lone building. She enters, takes off her boots and carves circular movements, standing back to witness what is etched on the floor.

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DANCE

INNER VOLUMES (NO DIALOGUE) Laura Mahlberg Germany, 2018, 04:12 A heart starts beating. A person starts moving. Spaces are built. Brecht Bovijn is the focus, moving around an installation by Nicola Falley and a sculpture by Leon Emanuel Blanck.

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NIGHT SHIFT

VELVET

Andrew Sobey USA, 2018, 02:12 Set over the Pacific Northwest, dancers move in stop motion, holding poses for minutes at a time as the stars move overhead. A reinvention of the night sky and its astro-photographic elements.

Iggy LDN UK, 2018, 04:18 Velvet re-writes the narrative of young black males automatically linked to gang culture and crime in London in the media. This is the story of a boy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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documentary Global and Personal Stories.

Meditating on the world around us, these multi-faceted films take viewers behind closed doors. They archive human experiences beyond preconceived ideas and shed new light on life as we know it through a dynamic and empathetic lens. These culturally rich and eye-opening screenings move beyond the parameters of public spaces, entering private realms and sparking dialogues with a range of timely topics such as unemployment, immigration and national disaster. Our 2019 works place the viewer at the centre of the Anthropocene. The climate crisis is a prevalent subject matter, alongside displaced migrants, the juxtaposition of urban and organic, and landscapes reeling from the devastation of conflict.

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DOCUMENTARY 1 TIME TO REFLECT

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Yorkshire Museum 16:00-17:30

1331 20:00-21:30

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ACADIANA (SUBTITLED)

AZADI (SUBTITLED)

Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin (MORI QUAM) Canada, 2019, 09:56 May 2017. As the new president of the United States takes his place in the White House, the city of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, is taking part in the Crawfish Festival. It’s another day in America.

Sam Peeters Belgium, 2018, 39:30 In 2016, a deal was signed between the EU and Turkey to stop refugees from making the perilous crossing to the Greek islands. Azadi follows two Pakistani refugees and a fishing community.

DOCUMENTARY

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BORDERLANDS

HISTORIES OF WOLVES (SUBTITLED)

Simon Lane UK, 2018, 03:51 Mother Nature leaves a chilling message for her inhabitants in this visual poem traversing the Norwegian and Russian border towns of Kirkenes and Nikel. A study of urbanity and nature.

Agnes Meng Portugal, 2018, 22:27 A collection of stories related to wolves in the north Portuguese mountains. At nightfall, shepherds used to gather and tell of myths and killings. An exploration of humanity and the wild.

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F

YOU ARE VENICE

BLOOD BIKERS

Sergio Marquez UK, 2018, 07:00 You Are Venice is an essay film composed of YouTube footage. By taking the plight of Venice as a metaphor, this film highlights humanity’s dangerous and indelible fascination with destruction.

David Hayes UK, 2018, 09:22 The story of an unknown yet essential group of volunteers, who are saving the National Health Service a fortune. They transport blood, vital organs and baby’s milk from one hospital to another.

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DOCUMENTARY 2 THE HUMAN CONDITION

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NCEM 12:45-14:15

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King’s Manor 21:30-23:00

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02 SPEAKING FOR THE DEAD (SUBTITLED) Peiman Zekavat UK, 2019, 14:13 A cameraman was sent to cover the devastating events just six days after the Grenfell fire. It destroyed a whole tower block in London, and is considered one Britain’s worst modern disasters.

DOCUMENTARY

INFERNO Patrick Fileti Mexico, 2019, 15:52 INFERNO delves into the heart and soul of Tultepec, Mexico – a town famous for its pyrotechnics industry. An explosive portrait of families in the lead up to the festival of San Juan de Dios.

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04

YELLOW PERIL: QUEER DESTINY (SUBTITLED)

THEY

David Wayne Ng, Jen Sungshine, Kendell Yan Canada, 2019, 20:38 An experimental documentary that surveys the nuances of queer diasporic Chinese culture. The work focuses on the life and career of Vancouver-based drag artist “Maiden China” – aka Kendell Yan.

Louisa Rechenbach UK, 2019, 12:24 THEY is an intimate portrait of Hobbit and Jake, who have decided to raise their one-year-old child gender-open. The family lives on a houseboat in the UK, keeping the sex of their baby a secret.

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THE QUESTION OF LOVE (SUBTITLED)

WARGAMES

William Williamson UK, 2019, 14:42 In a world rife with consumerism, where online dating promises risk-free romance and love is seen only as a variant of desire and hedonism, Alain Badiou believes that love needs reinventing.

Jessica Bishopp (Compulsory) UK, 2018, 10:30 A creative documentary that charts the attendees of Britain’s longest running Wargames group. Investigating the complexity of combat and camaraderie from a psychologist’s perspective.

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DOCUMENTARY 3 COMMUNITY

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Everyman (3) 11:45-13:30

Everyman (3) 16:15-18:00

City Screen (2) 10:30-12:15

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WALKER’S

MOTHERLAND (SUBTITLED)

Kyle Myers-Haugh (University of North Carolina-Wilmington) USA, 2018, 11:43 In this portrait of a historic black barbershop in North Carolina, we witness the everyday rituals that bind a community together. Close shots share the intimate physical and social interactions.

Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse Soursourian Armenia, 2018, 20:05 What if fighting for your country meant going against some of its most traditional values? Motherland is about the women who are trying to rid their country of landmines left over from a war.

DOCUMENTARY

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SWATTED

WYPIPO

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis France, 2018, 21:14 Online players describe struggles with “swatting”, a new cyberharassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. Filmed through YouTube videos and wireframe images.

Brian & Karl, Jean Paula, Florian Joahn (Compulsory) UK, 2018, 05:23 Inspired by stories like #PermitPatty, a white woman who called the police on a black kid selling water, and #BarbecueBecky, a woman who reported black kids simply for cooking food.

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DISCONNECTED (SUBTITLED)

KAMALI (SUBTITLED)

Alice Aedy UK, 2018, 15:20 One in four young people in the UK report feeling lonely some or all of the time. An answer phone machine was set up where young people across the country could leave anonymous voicemails.

Sasha Rainbow (Sasha Rainbow Ltd) UK, 2019, 23:47 Kamali is the only female skateboarder in the local fishing village. Her mother, Suganthi, embarks on a pilgrimage for self discovery. Alone for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.

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DOCUMENTARY 4 BEGIN AGAIN

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Yorks. Museum 10:30-12:00

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COUNTRY GIRL Ellen Evans UK, 2019, 14:49 Lilith’s benefits have been cut, threatening her relationship with a troubled yet beloved horse. Struggling with rural poverty, she must take matters into her own hands and defy expectations.

DOCUMENTARY

KOFI AND LARTEY (SUBTITLED) Sasha Rainbow New Zealand, 2019, 19:53 Agbogbloshie has been dubbed one of the most toxic places on earth, but dig a little deeper and it’s filled with wonderful people and their beautiful stories. Here we meet Kofi and Lartey.

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EVERYBODY SHUT UP

MANUS (SUBTITLED)

George O’Reilly UK, 2019, 12:39 Uncovering the importance of social interaction, psychologist Cary Cooper and linguist Bencie Woll explain the implications of dwindling human communications and antisocial behaviour.

Angus McDonald (Howling Eagle Productions) Australia, 2019, 13:17 MANUS tells the story of hundreds of asylum seekers detained by the Australian Government on Manus Island in PNG for six years. Using footage by award-winning journalist Olivia Rousset.

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VIVA LØTEN! (SUBTITLED)

72 HOURS IN ANDRÉ BALAZS’ CHATEAU MARMONT WITH KENNETH ANGER

Teresia Fant Norway, 2018, 26:39 A story about sorrow and anger, faith and comfort, VIVA LØTEN! portrays a colorful universe of engines, alcohol, loud music and pizza. Unveiling lesser-known parts of the Norwegian landscape.

Floria Sigismondi (Believe Media) USA, 2018, 05:10 On LA’s iconic Sunset Boulevard, inside the glamorous rooms of Chateau Marmont, Floria Sigismondi shot Kenneth Anger for an additional special edition of the renowned System Magazine.

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DOCUMENTARY 5 SECRETS AND LIES

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YTR (Studio) 19:15-20:45

NCEM 12:15-13:45

YSJU (Fountains) 19:45-21:15

Yorks. Museum 13:15-14:45

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EL DESIERTO

AND IT WAS THE SAME WITH MY SON

Carly Jakins, Jared Jakins USA, 2018, 18:51 Amidst a terrible winter drought, a lone migrant worker struggles with the task of caring for thousands of sheep in the Great Basin desert. El Desierto is about isolation and the wider climate crisis.

Noemi Varga (Miraj Films) UK, 2019, 08:15 We rarely hear about parents left to pick up the pieces when they lose a child to radicalisation. Through poetic reconstruction, one mother shares her emotional journey of what happens after.

DOCUMENTARY

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BRIGHT LIGHTS – THE PERILS OF THE POKIES

2001 DESTELLOS EN LA OSCURIDAD (SUBTITLED)

Charby Ibrahim (Marhaba Films Pty Ltd) Australia, 2019, 13:26 Sharon has been addicted to poker machines since they first arrived in Australia in 1992. Through this animated documentary film, she reflects on the devastating consequences of gambling.

Pedro González Bermúdez (Turner Broadcasting System España SL) Spain, 2018, 20:23 Using different animation techniques, this is a recreation of the in-depth interview published with Stanley Kubrick in Playboy magazine. Using the voice of Keir Dullea for the famous Director.

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THE LAST TABOO

SPRING FEVER (SUBTITLED)

Chloe White (Whalebone Films) UK, 2019, 17:19 Three women who made the decision to mother from afar tell their stories. When there’s growing acceptance for alternative family models, why does non-custodial motherhood shock and appall?

Anna Snowball UK, 2019, 08:46 Sex education. Awkward, right? In the Netherlands, they do things differently. Observe a group of pre-teens from Amsterdam, who are having a candid conversation about their changing bodies.

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DOCUMENTARY 6 EXPRESS YOURSELF

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Everyman (3) 15:00-16:30

King’s Manor 19:45-21:15

King’s Manor 10:00-11:30

Everyman (3) 16:30-18:00

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02 F.A.K.E. (FALSE ACCOUNTS KINDLE EMOTIONS) (SUBTITLED) Fabio Palmieri (NotWorkingFilms) Italy, 2019, 09:14 Fake news has become part of daily life in the 21st century. Clickbait, alternative truths and subjective realities are rife in politics. This is an allegorical representation of the birth of fake news.

DOCUMENTARY

HOW TO BREATHE IN KERN COUNTY (SUBTITLED) Chris Filippone USA, 2019, 08:53 As the workday grinds to a halt, a gathering of street racers makes way for the backroads of Bakersfield to find catharsis. How to Breathe in Kern Country is a moving depiction of daily labour.

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RIOT NOT DIET (SUBTITLED)

LIDO (NO DIALOGUE)

Julia Fuhr Mann (WildBird Film) Germany, 2018, 16:50 These plus-size women and queers are not ashamed or guilty of their expansive body dimensions, but are confidently claiming space for themselves. They blow up patriarchal structures.

Angela Elvira Bruce UK, 2019, 30:00 LIDO is a poetic and meditative portrait of the Parliament Hill Lido on Hampstead Heath in London. A reflection on water, leisure and the built-up ideas about British community.

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AFTER THE SILENCE

LETTERS TO BRITAIN

Sonam Larcin Belgium, 2018, 23:15 Having fled his country, David had to leave behind the man he loves. He remembers the society that forced them to live in secret. In order to obtain refugee status, he has to now speak openly.

Rosie Baldwin UK, 2018, 03:10 A group of people aged between 80-100 write to the younger generations. Having lived through pivotal moments in British history, they pass on advice about how to deal with today’s world.

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subtitled screenings Part of ASFF’s dedication to screening independent film is to ensure that our films are fully accessible to all. Subtitled reels are available across a range of genres from the competition.

These screenings are specially curated for anyone with hearing difficulties. Just look for the subtitle symbol included in the colour-coded film schedule. Foreign language films are also presented with English subtitles.

* Look out for this symbol! 187


drama Engage with the Human Condition.

Attend these screenings and witness the big screen as a platform for empathy. These films draw attention to the closer sides of humanity, asking audiences to look inwards and connect to sympathy, kindness, mercy, fear, sorrow and anger. Mothers, daughters, brothers, lovers, friends, colleagues. The relationships that craft our sense of reality are called into question. The Drama reels provide the largest part of our film programme, sparking real, unprecedented reactions. This year’s selection also delves into hard-hitting topics, responding to the #metoo movement, loneliness, domestic abuse, displacement and xenophobia. Our filmmakers handle a number of stories with sensitivity and responsibility.

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DRAMA 1 A WOMAN’S WORK

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DOG-EAT-DOG (SUBTITLED)

UNF*CKABLE (SUBTITLED)

Rikke Gregersen Norway, 2018, 25:00 Silje leaves her boyfriend, Thomas, but returns to the apartment when she realises that she forgot her phone. She enters and finds him hanging from the chandelier with a rope around his neck.

Siham Hinawi Belgium, 2018, 14:38 A 40-year-old self-conscious police officer spends a night on duty, same as always. But on this particular evening, a series of events will end up pushing her over the edge, beyond return.

DRAMA

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A/V/F

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THE CALL CENTRE

THE TEARS THING (SUBTITLED)

Louisa Connolly-Burnham UK, 2019, 16:42 Paige, an introverted, unassuming young woman, spends her days setting up people’s life insurance in a London call centre. She is bored of her life, longing for intimacy and connection.

Clémence Poésy France, 2019, 25:14 Florence is an actress. She is looking to make it big in the world. But preparations for her new role will challenge her in a way she could never have seen coming, pushing her to the ultimate limit.

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TICKLE

REHEARSAL

Chris Chalklen UK, 2019, 09:45 Tickle is a short psychological and supernatural horror about the isolation, trauma and intense vulnerability of domestic abuse. Lilly, our protagonist, struggles through a sleepless night.

Courtney Hope Therond USA, 2018, 08:05 A film crew gathers together for an upcoming feature film. But they end up pushing the boundaries of consent in their female lead. This is the story of the courtesy rehearsal gone wrong.

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DRAMA 2 SCREEN TIME

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City Screen (3) 12:00-13:15

York Theatre Royal (Main) 14:15-15:30

City Screen (2) 12:30-13:45

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02 WOOLY HAIR Monet Morgan UK, 2019, 10:23 Embarking on a journey to embrace her natural hair, a woman follows steps to achieve the perfect styled Afro. She is inspired by a specific hair product, but finds herself in a peculiar scenario.

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VERT

TONI_WITH_AN_I

Kate Cox UK, 2019, 12:08 When Jeff and Emelia are gifted a Virtual Reality headset on their 20 th wedding anniversary, the device shows their “ideal selves.” They discover a secret that could shift their relationship indelibly.

Marco Alessi UK, 2019, 11:44 Toni, aged 13, doesn’t fit in at school. One day, everything takes a turn for the worse, but the internet comes to save her. toni_with_ an_i is about individuality, isolation and digital communities.

DRAMA

VIEWS Eddy Fifield New Zealand, 2019, 09:03 Inspired by true events, Views offers a tense window into a modern day tragedy. A young woman is pressured into participating in a dangerous YouTube stunt, devised by her enthusiastic boyfriend.

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NEW BRONX (SUBTITLED)

THE FIELD (SUBTITLED)

Filip Ignatowicz Poland, 2017, 14:59 Natalia is a boyish and impulsive girl in her mid-teens living in a rough part of Gdansk, Poland. Her crush becomes an obsession and she is prepared to do anything to get close to him.

Tung Ying Hsieh Taiwan, 2019, 13:49 The Field is a sci-fi romantic thriller that takes place in the near future. In this world, Virtual Reality is so well developed that it completely affects people’s perception and consciousness.

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DRAMA 3 THE CONNECTIONS WE MAKE

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York Theatre Royal (Studio) 21:15-23:00

King’s Manor 16:00-17:45

Bootham School 12:00-13:45

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LA GITA (THE SCHOOL TRIP) (SUBTITLED)

MURMURS

Salvatore Allocca Italy, 2018, 14:35 Megalie, 14, is the daughter of an immigrant family from Senegal, but born and brought up in Italy. She is faced with the difficult task of finding a place for herself in a world of pluralities.

Nichola Wong UK, 2019, 16:50 A father reconnects with his daughter in a most unusual way. Produced on 16mm film, Murmurs’ sweeping cinematography moves across coastal landscapes and open skylines.

DRAMA

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THE CUNNING MAN

THE VISITOR (SUBTITLED)

Zoë Dobson (Harvest Pictures & Ali Cook) UK, 2019, 12:54 The Cunning Man is inspired by a real cunning man: John Harries (c.1785-1839). It’s an enchanted and curious tale of compassion in the face of callous greed and selfishness amongst humanity.

Jesper Isaksen Denmark, 2016, 29:58 A robber on the run hides out in the wild, when he discovers a lonely house and an old woman living inside. She invites him in for coffee, and against all odds, they form an unlikely alliance.

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BIRDS WITH NO LEGS

WE DO WHAT WE CAN

Pavlos Stamatis Greece & UK, 2018, 18:47 Life is looking pretty bleak for Harry, a man in his mid-30s. He hits the streets and steps in a late night burger place in which he encounters a beautiful woman sitting motionless at a table.

Kwaku Awuku Asabre (MDMX Films) UK, 2019, 08:33 A film that looks at one of the miracles in the journey of diaspora Africans. It follows a couple who have a child when they don’t have a place to live. They try to find a way to make a life.

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DRAMA 4 JOURNEYS & ADVENTURES

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City Screen (3) 15:00-16:30

City Screen (2) 10:30-12:00

Friargate 16:15-17:45

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02 THE CAMEL BOY (SUBTITLED) Chabname Zariab (Bien Ou Bien Productions) France, 2018, 15:13 In the desert, a little boy is plunged into an intimidating world: camel racing. Will the distant hope of seeing his mother again give him the strength to overcome his fears and pull through?

DRAMA

PULSE (SUBTITLED) Luxi Xiao China, 2019, 26:25 Pulse is a story about a mother and her 17-year-old son coming to terms with death and sexuality after the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016. A tale of love, loss and false perceptions.

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PINK POOL (SUBTITLED)

THE ESCAPE (SUBTITLED)

Milda Baginskaitė (Pili Mili Films) UK, 2019, 11:00 When no one shows up at her birthday party, young Agnès makes all the wrong choices. Pink Pool is a tragedy that tells a story of one naïve girl obsessed with self-image and social media identity.

Laetitia Martinoni (Iris Rêve Productions) France, 2017, 09:43 Alice sings, wears make-up and laughs. She’s happy. Yet she is in the hospital, very ill and totally bald. But she is in love with her surgeon, her saviour. He comes to see her every evening.

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SAFETY

THIS TIME AWAY

Fabrice Joubert (Composite Films and Easter Moon Films) USA, 2019, 13:54 It is wind-down time after gym class for second graders. Michael and 11 other children lie side by side on the floor of the gym, breathing quietly. Suddenly, a detonation tears the silence.

Magali Barbe (Fulflood Film and Passion Pictures) UK, 2019, 13:58 Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had. That is, until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his routine. Featuring Timothy Spall.

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DRAMA 5 ONE WORD SHORTS

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Yorkshire Museum 18:00-19:30

Friargate 19:30-21:00

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HAPPY? (SUBTITLED)

REGULATION

Petra Trampuž Slovenia, 2018, 16:33 Happy? pursues an elderly lady who fulfils her days observing others, condemning and embroidering neighbours. This is a story about those who revel in other people’s sadness and misfortune.

Ryan Patch USA, 2018, 12:05 Mia, a young social worker, travels to a community to administer behaviour-modifying “patches” that guarantee happiness. But Kaleigh, a precocious 10-year-old girl, refuses the patch.

DRAMA

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RED (SUBTITLED)

RACHEL

Karina Węgiełek (Warsaw Film School) Poland, 2019, 29:59 Cigarettes, keys, a phone, a wallet – an unfinished life lying in a plastic police bag. A father and daughter lock eyes as they take in their loss, measuring the distance between life and death.

Caroline Bartleet UK, 2019, 11:17 Temporarily released from prison to attend her mother’s funeral, Rachel travels home, hoping to reconnect with the daughter she left behind. A heart braking ordeal. Starring Jodie Whittaker.

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TANGLED

DOWN

Katie Lai UK, 2019, 10:00 Inspired by an Asian myth, Tangled is based on the idea that people who are destined to fall in love are tied together by a red thread. This is a story of Cory – will he reach a happy ending?

Garry Crystal (Hidden Door Productions) UK, 2018, 12:26 Two strangers are trapped in a lift. One is dying; the other is dying to escape. A claustrophobic and knuckle-clenching short starring Amanda Donohoe, James Eeles and Paul Barber.

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DRAMA 6 FAMILY & FRIENDS

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Everyman (3) 11:30-13:15

Yorkshire Museum 21:15-23:00

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02 KLEM (SUBTITLED) Ish Ait Hamou Belgium, 2018, 19:40 Els, a former surgeon, and a Palestinian refugee, Sulayman, sit opposite each other on the train. There is nothing that suggests the impact of their conversation, but it changes their lives.

DRAMA

NO 89 Freddy Carter (Goldilocks Pictures) UK, 2019, 09:14 Rachel runs a bespoke break up service, but how many times do you have to break up before you finally move on? No. 89 asks how far will someone go to try and mend a broken heart.

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MOTEL

MELODI (SUBTITLED)

Eric Ogden USA, 2019, 26:30 When her distressed younger sister isolates herself in a secluded motel, Caitlin takes it upon herself to host an intervention. But as her sister’s paranoia takes hold, Caitlin finds it almost plausible.

Michael Kam Singapore, 2017, 11:43 An awkward, lonely boy is infatuated with his new neighbour, a young caregiver. In his own way, he reaches out to her. A touching portrayal of awakening sexuality and burgeoning curiosity.

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KUDZU

ARPEGGIO (SUBTITLED)

Connor Simpson USA, 2018, 14:47 A young boy wrestles with a deepening sense of remorse after the sudden disappearance of his friend. Those around him begin to question his involvement, until he’s left with a life-altering choice.

Deniss Kacs Germany, 2018, 15:40 Eight-year-old Philipp can’t save himself from his classmate Eva. Anna, Philipp’s mother, meets up with her first young love. Martin, Anna’s husband, wants to tell Philipp about their separation.

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DRAMA 7 FAMILY TIES

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Everyman (3) 11:30-13:00

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 21:30-23:00

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02 RABBITS Riley Sugars Australia, 2019, 12:17 Set in late 1960s Australia. Henry and his father George are two very different kinds of men. But the pressures presented by an overbearing father divert both their futures in new ways.

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NORA (SUBTITLED) Meena Rathor (The End) Norway, 2018, 20:00 Nora and Petter have problems conceiving a child. After several IVF attempts, they go to Mumbai for surrogacy. During their one day there, they end up on different paths, in the city and in life.

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PAT

DIRT ASH MEAT

Emma Wall Ireland, 2019, 13:13 Set in 1978, Pat tells the story of a lonely music lover from rural Ireland. She keeps in touch with her son, who now lives in New York, through the only phone box in the entire village.

Sion Thomas UK, 2019, 11:48 During the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak, Rhian and her brother Dewi struggle to keep their inherited Welsh hill farm running. As the disease spreads, Rhian tries to control her unstable brother.

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AS IT IS ON EARTH (SUBTITLED)

FARSIDE

Pier Lorenzo Pisano Italy, 2018, 14:00 The village was small, and now it’s even smaller; there are only four houses still standing. There is no one around; nobody to whine about the heat to. Two souls try to mend a wound.

Ash Morris UK, 2018, 17:28 Sayeed, fresh off the boat from Syria, is thrown into the quiet life of a British seaside town. Some locals welcome him, others – not so much. When intolerance is encouraged, it can never end well.

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DRAMA 8 LOVE & WAR

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02 EVERYTHING YOU DIDN’T SAY (SUBTITLED) Charlie Reader (Compulsory) UK, 2019, 12:38 Everything You Didn’t Say takes an unsettling, darkly comic look at the uncomfortable truths behind a comfortable relationship. A couple voice their deepest doubts over a pleasant meal at home.

DRAMA

MILK Pennie Hunt New Zealand, 2019, 16:37 January 1945. On a lonely farm in coastal New Zealand, a young widow confronts two crewmen from a German submarine who have come ashore on a secret mission – to get fresh milk.

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MOSUL 980 (SUBTITLED)

NEEDLETAIL

Ali Mohammed Saeed Iraq, 2019, 09:59 A 17-year-old kidnapped Yazidi girl, disguised in ISIS uniform, tries to escape. She finds no alternative to breaking free other than a dangerous military vehicle set on top of explosives.

Alice Hamilton UK, 2019, 10:26 A poignant not-quite-love story about three birdwatchers who cross the country together in search of something extraordinary. Starring Linda Bassett, David Beames and Robin Soans.

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FENCED (SUBTITLED)

MOON DROPS (NO DIALOGUE)

Rodrigo Zan USA, 2018, 23:13 After the detention of a trailer truck carrying illegal immigrants goes wrong, a border patrol officer opens fire and ends up killing a child. The officer must decide between duty and humanity.

Yoram Ever-Hadani (Jiminy Creative) Israel, 2018, 16:00 A factory worker, tired of his dead-end job, assembles a machine that produces liquid drops from the moonlight. The bottled drops are a hard sell at the town market, until their power is revealed.

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DRAMA 9 ENCOUNTERS

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023_GRETA_S (SUBTITLED)

FIND HARBOUR FOR A DAY (SUBTITLED)

Annika Birgel Germany, 2018, 11:59 A young actress’ audition quickly spirals out of control, turning into an intimate and manipulative interrogation. As she fights to stand her ground, how far will she go to get the role?

Paul Marques Duarte France, 2018, 24:55 When Adèle, an English school teacher, permits a 15-year-old to illegally board a ferry for England with her class, she is far from grasping the larger consequences on this overnight trip.

DRAMA

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STRANGE DAYS

LUST (SUBTITLED)

Alice Seabright UK, 2018, 10:46 Nina can’t stop thinking about Carla, who went missing when they were teenagers. A journey of memory and resurfacing emotions, as missing posters haunt the strange bygone days of Carla.

Alexe Landgren (Way Creative Films) Sweden, 2018, 13:28 Sara’s staying the night at a friend’s house. Late at night, the friend’s teenaged son comes home. Talking leads to flirting and then suddenly they’re on the couch. Sara’s unable to stop herself.

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QUI VIVE (SUBTITLED)

BLUE NOISE

Anaïs Debus (Cookies Films) Belgium, 2019, 19:41 August 1914. Germany invades Belgium. Despite being pregnant, Louise is taking care of the farm, her young boy and the crops. Her husband is away fighting. One night, a strange man turns up.

Jonah Moshammer USA, 2019, 12:33 Two young women are competing for the USA Olympic swimming team. But they both share a burden far bigger than they could imagine. United by tragedy, they rise against their abuser.

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DRAMA 10 WALK IN MY SHOES

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02 FLOWERS (SUBTITLED) Baptiste Petit-Gats France, 2019, 19:17 It is All Saints’ Day. Bérénice wanders through the city. She must find flowers for the grave. Sacha, her son, has other plans. Too bad. She must find flowers for the grave at all costs.

DRAMA

AFTER (SUBTITLED) Charlotte Regan (Knucklehead) UK, 2018, 04:02 After is a moving, harrowing and, at times, tense short drama. Filmed in just four minutes, viewers are shown the responses of people involved in a fatal stabbing, over the course of 24 hours.

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AND REPEAT

THE KNOWLEDGE

Richard Poet, Frances Poet UK, 2018, 06:46 A woman gives an account of physical abuse. She seems to be talking to a police officer, but when the interview is terminated, it looks like it was all a performance for assessment. Or was it?

Behnam Taheri, Gideon Beresford (ROSCO 5) UK, 2019, 05:31 A man makes the age-old mistake of starting a conversation with a cab driver. The Knowledge builds on the bizarre everyday, closely following a narrative from the seat of a chance taxi.

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SARA’S INTIMATE CONFESSIONS (SUBTITLED)

SONS OF NO ONE (SUBTITLED)

Emilie Blichfeldt Norway, 2018, 21:50 After being confronted with the fear of being too big, Sara, who’s 181cm tall and heavily built, begins to explore her perception of modern femininity. Starring her animated talking vulva.

Hans Vannetelbosch Belgium, 2017, 21:25 Set in a juvenile detention centre, an educator named Eva tries to fight for what she believes is right. After an incident between a guard and one of the boys, Eva questions the guard’s account.

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DRAMA 11 FLOW & GROW

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NURSERY RHYMES

SUGAR (SUBTITLED)

Tom Noakes Australia, 2018, 05:03 Why is a metalhead singing Old MacDonald on the side of a rural highway? From the background, two farmers rush to the scene. A bizarre encounter ensues, and it’s darker than first imagined.

Tereza Vejvodová Czech Republic, 2019, 24:52 18-year-old Maria strives to stand on her own feet. She lives with her boyfriend but secretly works as a Sugarbaby, accompanying older men. These two realities start to merge unbearably.

DRAMA

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SHE-PACK (SUBTITLED)

THE SHEPHERD (SUBTITLED)

Fanny Ovesen Norway, 2018, 18:10 It’s a birthday party at a public pool disco, and underdog Ronja challenges the alpha female to battle for dominance. The game escalates quickly; Ronja and the other girls lose control.

Brwa Vahabpour Norway, 2018, 17:17 Whilst driving to a wedding, a Kurdish family hits a wild animal. The father, Aram, is forced to decide whether to kill or save the animal. It becomes clear how Aram struggles to find a place here.

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SILVIA IN THE WAVES (SUBTITLED)

THEY FOUND HER IN A FIELD

Giovana Olmos (Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema) Canada, 2018, 13:03 Noa struggles to honour the identity of his recently deceased parent whilst his mother tries to uphold the appearance of a conventional family. Grief, history and fantasy intertwine.

Ellie Rogers UK, 2019, 06:02 Haunted by the death of her fellow classmate and first ever love, Martha returns, 10 years on, to their old meeting place. But as the memories come flooding back, she must confront a mystery.

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DRAMA 12 TAKE CONTROL

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SIDES OF A HORN Toby Wosskow USA, 2018, 17:01 The first film to tell the story of South Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence. Based on actual events, it paints an unbiased portrait of a war that is tearing communities apart.

DRAMA

ALIENACIÓN (SUBTITLED) Alex Fischman Peru, 2019, 13:16 Roberto López decides to change himself from a brown-skinned Peruvian to a blonde American in order to win over the girl of his dreams. A story of alienation, race and perception of identity.

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THE SPARK (SUBTITLED)

TO HEAVEN, TO GATHER (SUBTITLED)

Anastasia Lobkovski (Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture) Finland, 2016, 09:35 Raimo takes his date Birgitta to a summer place which is already set for the winter. Raimo seems to have an underlying agenda.

Li Yue Chang Taiwan, 2018, 23:50 A vast, blue sky. A long and endless mountain path. This is not an excursion, but the journey of three-year-old Xiao Wu and her lamb to the orphanage where they will soon be abandoned.

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STRAY SHEEP (SUBTITLED)

ALL THESE CREATURES (SUBTITLED)

Madja Amin Netherlands, 2018, 12:16 Idris embarks on a journey towards an arranged marriage with a woman he has never met, in a country he has never visited. He realises he will have to sacrifice something to become a man.

Charles Williams (Simpatico Films) Australia, 2018, 13:10 An adolescent boy attempts to untangle the mysterious and unsettling memories of a mysterious infestation, as well as the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

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DRAMA 13 PORTRAITS

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MISS CHAZELLES (SUBTITLED)

THE DAMSELS (SUBTITLED)

Thomas Vernay (CUMULUS) France, 2019, 21:43 Clara and Marie are rivals. Clara is the first successor, whilst Marie won the Miss Chazelles-sur-Lyon prize. The tension rises between Clara’s friends and Marie’s family, but the girls are ambivalent.

Delphine Corrard (Origine Films) France, 2018, 19:36 Laurenne is in a retirement home. Discreet and obedient, she is quietly depressed. That is until she meets Sylvie, a 40-year-old freshly hired worker. Laurenne discovers what being bold means.

DRAMA

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INDIMENTICABILE (SUBTITLED)

INTERVIEW WITH ROSSELLA (SUBTITLED)

Gianluca Santoni Italy, 2019, 19:54 The story of Luna and Angel is an unusual expression of love, which goes beyond the cages and the judgment of others. It is a complicated story about young sexuality and familial emotion.

Andrea Andolina (Bobo e i suoi Amici and 040film S.R.L.) Italy, 2018, 10:36 Rossella is an old lady, mother and grandmother. Her life has been incredibly full. She is hugely busy and packed with interests and hobbies. Based on a story created by Gaia Tomassini.

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LOCALS ONLY

MY SWEET PRINCE

Brent Harris (SKUNK and Egg Films) South Africa, 2019, 12:36 Having grown up white in South Africa during the 1970s, the scars of Apartheid often feel like ephemeral, dreamlike memories. It is a sigh of relief that we haven’t earned. A story of remembrance.

Jason Bradbury (Hello Mozart) UK, 2019, 11:36 Alcopops. VHS tapes. Cigarettes. Boys. MSN Messenger. This is the Isle of Wight, 2003. Fragments of the director’s teenage video diaries collide with a fictional story of 15-year-old Tommy.

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DRAMA 14 FINDING FREEDOM

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WIG (SUBTITLED) Atanu Mukherjee India, 2019, 25:37 From a small town in India, Artika believes herself to be modern, liberal and independent – not a shy girl. She struggles with the societal prejudice of being a “single working girl living alone.”

DRAMA

CONTENDERS Rebecca King UK, 2018, 15:16 Within a fragile atmosphere, nature provides an answer. Gateways have popped up across the globe, rumoured as crossings to a place called “Point B.” One group arrive, unsure of the future.

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JUDAS COLLAR (NO DIALOGUE)

INNOCENCE

Alison James (No Thing Productions Pty Ltd.) Australia, 2018, 15:00 In the outback Australia, a wild camel is captured and fitted with a tracking device known as a Judas Collar. Based on a real practices, this film tells the story of a camel who betrays the rest of her kind.

Ben Reid (Sweetdoh! Ltd.) UK, 2019, 19:49 Outside a care home, a man in a blue uniform, Mike, bleeds to death. When Detective Sergeant Noble arrives at the scene, she discovers security camera footage revealing one of the patients.

05 SIGNS Yero Timi-Biu UK, 2019, 19:50 Mariam’s a teenage carer for her beloved seven-year-old sister and grandad who suffers from dementia. Daily, she fends for her family whilst trying to keep up with Instagram’s news feed.

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experimental Nothing is Off-Limits.

Inspired by art, history, culture and moving image, both analogue and digital films are pushed to the limits through cinematic pioneers. A navigation of love, life, death and beyond push the boundaries of traditional storytelling. Filmmakers span the camera far and wide, into the depths of human perception. Unique visuals, isolated narrators and bold, uncanny environments are integral, featuring new philosophies, strange objects and near-apocalyptic worlds. Topics for these genre-defying shorts include portrayals of rituals, motherhood, the rise of conscious technologies and inter-species conversations. This section of the Official Selection is about testing new ground and investigating the senses.

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EXPERIMENTAL 1 STRANGE ROAD

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BACKPEDAL

Mariana Fagundes Brazil, 2018, 18:40 An old friend of the Krenak ethnic group, the Watú – famous Rio Doce – is ill. Through a shamanic ritual, body and nature unite for a prophetic dialogue that sees the salvation of the river.

Dani Pearce (LOTUS Films) Australia, 2019, 05:00 In a surreal turn of events, a young woman laments her lost teen years, her home town and the death of a friend. A portrayal of memory, the imagination, and a mind that’s left to wander.

EXPERIMENTAL

TO THE RIVER’S CURE (SUBTITLED)

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INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY

MUDANZA CONTEMPORANEA (SUBTITLED)

Mathew Nelson USA, 2018, 11:25 In a world where realities are being pushed to their limit, what’s next? A man participates in a global experiment to test the use and capability of Artificial Intelligence in driverless cars.

Teo Guillem (Dvein Films) Spain, 2018, 19:23 It’s hot in this ramshackle attic. A weird tenant “exercises” with a series of strange objects. He twists cardboard and builds castles, admiring them, talking to them and dancing with them.

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EVERYTHING FELT POSSIBLE

DOGEATER

Charlie Cattrall (Unit 9 Films) UK, 2019, 14:54 A heart-broken man asks a mysterious woman to pretend to be his ex for one night. She agrees, leading him down a path where it’s unclear what is real. Will it lead to emancipation or annihilation?

Rafael Manuel UK, 2018, 16:56 Maria is a Filipino maid in London who dreams of gaining British citizenship. A sensitive account of a woman who lives in the UK but does not, as of yet, have the rights to stay, work and live.

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EXPERIMENTAL 2 REACH OUT

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02 MARIPOSA

Faisal AlAmer (C3 films) Saudi Arabia, 2019, 10:19 Fahad spends the last day of his life with the fear of his father looming nearby. Like a rat on a wheel, Fahad scurries through a number of stages of paranoia, allowing himself to be controlled.

Kristian Mercado Figueroa (Motion Poems) USA, 2019, 06:37 Mariposa is a poetic exploration on single motherhood through the words of contemporary poet Rachel Inez Marshall. It fills in the emotional gaps between generations of Latinx Womxn.

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THE RAT (SUBTITLED)

S / SH

THE STROKER

YOU WERE AN AMAZEMENT ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN

Pilvi Takala Finland, 2019, 15:16 The Stroker is based on Takala’s intervention at Second Home, a trendy East London co-working space. Takala posed as a wellness consultant, allegedly employed to provide touching services.

Cooper Battersby, Emily Vey Duke USA, 2019, 33:02 Sex worker. “Recovering” addict. Academic. Marked by psychiatric diagnoses from the young age of four, Lenore lives a rich life illuminated by animals, music and the pleasures of irony.

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LANCELOT LANCELOT

APOCALYPSE WOW! (SUBTITLED)

Orlando Pedretti UK, 2019, 13:20 A man wanders through the night, searching for something. Stumbling across an intriguing house, he enters and finds his thoughts and questions personified in the surrounding space.

Ana Shametaj Italy, 2018, 08:18 Franco Berardi Bifo is an Italian Marxist philosopher, writer and activist. Apocalypse Wow! provides a video documentation of a ritual performance –a provocation of delirium and testimony.

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EXPERIMENTAL 3 THE FUTURE

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King’s Manor 16:00-17:30

02 BERTA (NO DIALOGUE) Claudia Robles Chile, 2018, 12:47 The death of Daniela Vargas – a Sename girl who, despite being approved for a heart transplant, was not considered for her social and family precariousness. An analysis of ethics and medicine.

EXPERIMENTAL

FUTURIST WOMEN OF BARKING AND DAGENHAM Eelyn Lee (Eelyn Lee Productions Ltd) UK, 2018, 03:31 A re-imagining of three individual’s past struggles, set in a world where there is no violence and you are free to be who you want to be. Made with women who have experienced domestic violence.

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EL HOR (NO DIALOGUE)

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

Dianne Lucille Campbell Ireland, 2018, 13:50 Through an interspecies gaze, we observe one of the most ancient and highly honoured dog breeds: the Saluki. It is an animal that guides us in love, prepares us in death and transforms us in life.

Bill Brown USA, 2018, 28:13 Using Mark Twain’s Life On The Mississippi as a road map, this film travels from Memphis, Tennessee, to New Orleans, considering strategies for rehearsing and encountering the Mississippi River.

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FURNACE OF THE BIRDS (NO DIALOGUE)

THE PIONEER (SUBTITLED)

Arsen Arzumanyan N/A, 2019, 02:40 If birds had a religion, perhaps this would be their origin myth. Furnace of the Birds is a mystical, ethereal affair – looking at the idea of creation and the beginning of existence and belief.

Umi Ishihara Japan, 2018, 26:56 The Pioneer questions the feeling of forgetting. It is seen through the narrator’s mother, whose condition has steadily declined over the years in a despondent struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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EXPERIMENTAL 4 JUST YOU AND ME

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KINDRED

ANAMNESIS (SUBTITLED)

Samona Olanipekun UK, 2018, 07:38 Samona Olanipekun considers the concept of home, identity and belonging, whilst tapping into the underlying presence of wider globalisation in today’s world. Commissioned by The Barbican.

Amaury Camacho Mexico, 2018, 16:36 After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Adrian, a young pianist, faces an existential crisis. He goes to therapy in order to process his suffering, but, instead, the sessions reveal visions of past lives.

EXPERIMENTAL

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PUNCH IT! (SUBTITLED)

IT’S ALWAYS THERE (SUBTITLED)

Olivier Perrier France, 2018, 19:54 Tom, a young skater, roams an outer-urban environment. Soon, he breaks into a carnival closed to the public and stops in front of a punch ball machine. After several attempts, he hits the jackpot.

Le Huu Dang Khoa Vietnam, 2019, 25:01 Two older people have their own secrets. They meet accidentally and are awakened by a mysterious sound. A significant aspect of this film is that the dialogue revolves around only one sentence.

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ISLE OF I (SUBTITLED)

RECITATIVE (SUBTITLED)

Jeannette Louie South Korea, 2019, 10:27 What happens when someone you love disappears to a faraway place? How does this translate in the digital age? A rumination on separation and the tender effects of love across borders.

Shir Handelsman Israel, 2019, 04:57 An opera singer stands on a lifted platform, singing a Martyr’s wish for redemption. A counterpoint between the human voice and mechanical sounds of machinery moving up and down.

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EXPERIMENTAL 5 REFRACTION

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02 1958 DELIVERY (SUBTITLED) Elysa Wendi (City Contemporary Dance Company) Hong Kong, 2017, 14:45 The journey of a man who delivers funeral flowers. He searches for an address, travelling across Sheung Wan from Hollywood Road to Tai Ping Shan Street, caught between condolences.

EXPERIMENTAL

A CLOUD ON FIRE Julie Gaston Germany, 2019, 15:00 Anxiety is keenly felt within today’s hyperreal world. Increasingly, humans are disconnected. A Cloud On Fire looks at the subjective sensation of anxiety – its dimensions and absurd proportions.

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INTERMEDIATE LANDSCAPES (NO DIALOGUE)

NEITHER ROSES, NOR DAISIES (SUBTITLED)

Richard Negre (aaa production) France, 2018, 09:33 What kind of animation comes about when two different drawings are trying to illustrate the same situation? A quick choreographic negotiation between creation, figuration and abstraction.

Jeunghae Yim France, 2019, 24:10 What happens to beauty when we can no longer see it? As sensory experiences mingle with one another, the film provides a space to question the nature of aesthetics and human interpretation.

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STROBE LIGHTING

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TAKE IT DOWN

THE GLASS ISLAND (SUBTITLED)

Sabine Gruffat USA, 2018, 12:37 Take It Down is a filmic day of reckoning for the Old Confederate South. What goes up must come down, including the monuments standing in court house squares. A depiction of hard divisions.

Alejandro Borsani Argentina, 2019, 12:01 In 1951, a secret nuclear facility located off the coast of Argentina was abruptly abandoned. It has been exposed to the elements ever since. Official records fail to explain what happened there.

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EXPERIMENTAL 6 APPARITION

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YCKOWREBBAJ (NO DIALOGUE)

BLOOM (NO DIALOGUE)

Helen Hideko Austria, 2018, 07:30 A boy is sent deep into a mystical forest to slay a fearsome monster. Mesmerising visuals and hypnotising sound design are seamlessly woven together to create a Looking Glass world.

Emmanuel Fraisse (La Femis) France, 2018, 18:27 A monkey dreams of deers in an empty town and a ghost who draws close to them. An abstract and surrealistic vision that draws a line between realities and the imagination of animals.

EXPERIMENTAL

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THE UNIVERSE ACCORDING TO DAN BUCKLEY

AGENS (NO DIALOGUE)

Roberto Santaguida Canada, 2019, 09:34 In the beginning, there was nothing. But anything that’s worth doing isn’t easy. The Universe According to Dan Buckley provides a unique account about the creation of everything we know today.

Lyoudmila Milanova, Steffi Lindner Germany, 2018, 17:53 Clouds and fog come and go, but only inside. Everyday scenes of the ephemeral – such as smoke from a cigarette – gradually turn into peculiar phenomena of dense yet familiar vapours.

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SPIRAL GARAGE

PLAY (SUBTITLED)

David Finkelstein USA, 2019, 13:46 A visit to a hypercritical world, where people continuously insult one another. A poisonous atmosphere lingers, which leads to a spiral of violence. A symbolic downward journey to finding peace.

Piotr Sulkowsky (Film-Fiction) Poland, 2018, 12:20 A man is consumed by the guilt of not having dared to defend his mother as a small kid. He plays the role of a murderer and forces his 10-year-old self to face up to his underlying trauma.

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family friendly Inspiring Young Minds.

Although designed for youngsters, each of these films touches upon a breadth of emotions and offers layers of meaning for adults and carers alike. Featuring animations, comedies, age-appropriate dramas and guest programmes. The range of screenings available proves that film can be accessed from the earliest of ages, and enjoyed by all. These works have been selected as a part of our accessible, inclusive and enjoyable programme. Cinema is for everyone. Create lasting memories with your loved ones and immerse the whole family in something truly exciting. Attend this strand and experience a hub of brilliant visuals and stories. You’ll leave having been invigorated by independent film. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years old.

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FULL-LENGTH FEATURE

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CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN Kaspar Jancis (OÜ Nukufilm) Estonia, 2018, 1hr 20min A young boy learns to take control over his life when he is shrunk to the size of an insect. In this new world, rendered in miniature, he has to sail his toy boat through a flooded café, and make a new home for himself. It’s a lesson about moving from childhood into adulthood. Morten has to be shrunk down before he can grow up. With voice talent from Brendan Gleeson.

Kaspar Jancis studied Animation under the guidance of Priit Pärn at Pedagogical University to the Turku Arts and Media School in Finland. He has directed over nine films, and is also a composer and actor, working across a multitude of genres and methods.

SPECIAL SCREENING

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HEY DUGGEE Grant Orchard UK, 2019, 56min Hey Duggee, created by Grant Orchard, Senior Director at Studio AKA, is full of fun and is one of the happiest places on kids’ TV! Loved by both children and parents from all around the world, Hey Duggee inspires little viewers to be energetic and engaged, to explore and problem solve to earn the much-desired badges.

The series has been a break-out hit on CBeebies in the UK and has an impressive global footprint in over 150 territories. Bring your little ones to this bold, colourful screening and embark on an adventure. Enjoyable for parents, carers and children alike.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY 1 (Suitable For Ages 4+) FINDING FRIENDSHIP

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Bootham School 16:15-17:00

Bootham School 14:15-15:00

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02 MANEN (NO DIALOGUE) Thomas Anglade, Maxime Announ, Lucie Dessertine, Estelle Saint-Jours (ArtFX) France, 2018, 03:40 Sergio, an old and solitary fisherman, takes out heavy artillery to avenge a pelican that has wronged him. Then comes the big wave.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING Arna Selznick Canada, 2019, 22:16 An inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit. She is determined to do great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world together.

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HORS PISTE (NO DIALOGUE)

MICE, A SMALL STORY (NO DIALOGUE)

Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet France, 2018, 06:00 The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and determination, it will not go as planned ... A playful and spirited journey together.

Jade Baillargeault, Nazli Doale, Dimitri James, Quang Daniel La, Morgane Lau, Mélanie Pango, Manon Pringault (ISART Digital) France, 2018, 04:33 In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them.

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ARCHIE

THE PENGUIN WHO COULDN’T SWIM

Ainslie Henderson (Young Films) UK, 2018, 04:16 Archie is devastated to learn that his beloved aunt Betty has died. He goes to the home she’s left him in the Outer Hebrides. A storm arrives, but eventually passes, bringing a new day and new hope.

Tom Rourke UK, 2018, 05:31 The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim is about a disabled penguin who lives on a rocky island in the southern seas where she feels isolated and set apart from the rest of her family and colony.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY 2 (Suitable For Ages 8+) THE STRENGTH WITHIN

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ECHO (SUBTITLED)

REGULATION

Kosta Rakićević (Digitalkraft) Serbia, Montenegro, 2018, 07:50 A five-year-old boy spends a day with his father, whom he only occasionally sees with a game of calling “Echo.” He returns to his mother’s house, where there is no place for such outbursts.

Ryan Patch USA, 2018, 12:02 Mia, a young social worker, travels to a community to administer behaviour-modifying “patches” that guarantee happiness. But Kaleigh, a precocious 10-year-old girl, refuses the patch.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

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CHIN UP

THE BLUE OF THE SKY (SUBTITLED)

JoAnne Salmon (LoveLove Films) UK, 2018, 04:41 Chin Up is about self-acceptance. Produced by LoveLove Films, it follows animator JoAnne Salmon’s story from being 1 in 50,000 babies born with Treacher Collins Syndrome to living her dreams.

Arthur Shelton France, 2019, 05:00 Lost in a devastated world, a young couple shares their memories of a better life. They do this in order to keep hope alive, revelling in the strength and comfort of the indelible human spirit.

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HEARING PEOPLE FOR DEAF DOGS (SUBTITLED)

LASAGNE

Charlie Swinbourne UK, 2019, 03:41 A fly on the wall documentary that covers a day in the life of Alex, an Assistance Human for Deaf dogs. A heart-warming portrayal of care, kindness and, above all else, a strength to help animals.

Hannah Hill UK, 2019, 17:53 Betty and Hector’s marriage is on the rocks. One night they make a surprising discovery that might just change things forever. With presenters and actors Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY 3 (Suitable For Ages 8+) IMAGINATION & DISCOVERY

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02 STITCH Siobhán Smith UK, 2018, 03:50 Optimistic Harry attends an interview which will decide if he can carry on receiving benefits. The tough, unforgiving interviewer forces him to retreat into his imagination: a world full of wool.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

TREE #3 (SUBTITLED) Omer Ben-Shachar USA, 2018, 19:50 After being cast as a background tree in his annual school play, an ambitious and imaginative immigrant boy leads a revolution on stage that his intolerant drama teacher will never forget.

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SPACE FLOWER

THE BEAUTY

Pam Covington USA, 2018, 12:51 A forbidden love between the heir to an interstellar crisp empire and her robotic beau illustrates the age-old adage that parents just don’t understand. Even in the realms of deep space.

Pascal Schelbli (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) Germany, 2019, 04:20 A poetic journey through the oceans, which are simultaneously stunning and filthy. Discover a world where concerns and fears dissolve in the mysterious depth of the polluted blue sea.

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THE ESCAPE (SUBTITLED)

DENTURES OF DEATH

Laetitia Martinoni (Iris Rêve Productions) France, 2017, 09:43 Alice sings, wears make-up and laughs. She’s happy. Yet she is in the hospital, very ill and totally bald. But she is in love with her surgeon, her saviour. He comes to see her every evening.

Elias Sommer UK, 2017, 13:58 In the centre of this comedy is timid six-year-old Tommy, whose parents make the terrible mistake of letting great-uncle Will babysit the child. That same night, Tommy loses his first tooth.

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ASFF welcomes everyone’s favourite Duggee.

Hey Duggee, created by Grant Orchard, Senior Director at Studio AKA, is full of fun. Bold, colourful and energetic, it provides one of the happiest places on kids’ TV. Loved by both children and parents from across the world, Hey Duggee inspires little viewers to be energetic, and problem-solve in order to earn the much-desired badges. The series is a break-out hit on CBeebies. Bring your little ones and embark on an adventure. Please see p211 for screening dates and times.

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The first event of its kind in the UK. The Industry Marketplace is a platform for attendees to engage with key organisations from across the sector, including film festivals, screen agencies, sales agents, global distributors and renowned universities. Expand your contacts list with 40 exhibitors. Join industry delegates at 19:00 for the Grand Central Connections Lounge Drinks Reception. See p68 for more details.

Venue: De Grey Rooms Ballroom Date: Friday 8 November Time: 11:30-20:00 Price: Free with Festival Pass 216


fashion Bold Endeavours. Designed Realities.

The Fashion strand engages with contemporary trends and sparks conversations about the presence of moving image within the everyday experience. Beyond tailoring, desire and commerce, these films question the notion of aspiration. Digital content and fashion film are completely integral to contemporary brands and creative companies. No longer is fashion ruled by ideas of our consumption or beauty ideals. Our films hold a mirror up to a turbulent and changing world. At the intersection of evolving media culture, each filmmaker moves into sensory experiences, collaborations and multi-dimensional exchanges. These screenings are perfect for those interested in the lines between art, fashion and technology.

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FASHION 1 WAYS TO SEE YOURSELF AND THE WORLD

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02 BE NICE & REWIND (NO DIALOGUE) Victor Claramunt Spain, 2018, 01:40 Long summer days. Short summer nights. New adventures with friends. Walkmans, bicycles, swimming pools. Let’s get back to the 1980s. And please, at the end, let’s be nice and rewind.

FASHION

PUMA OUTLAW FILM. FREEDOM (NO DIALOGUE) Diyara Minrakhmanova, Maksim Bashkaev-Vaisbord Russia, 2018, 02:00 A collaboration fashion film between Puma and Outlaw, Freedom is a journey through wintry landscapes –an expression of energy and youth. It is a call to action across ice, fire and snow.

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THE PERFECT PARISIENNE

BEAUTIFUL COLORS (SUBTITLED)

Victor Claramunt Spain, 2017, 01:40 Welcome to our long-distance learning course on how to become a perfect Parisienne. You have to listen carefully! French girls always walk straight. Parisian girls never forget their beret.

J.A. Moreno USA, 2018, 02:34 Inspired by Tennyson’s Favorite Things, Beautiful Colors tells us of how we’ve become tainted by society, losing focus of the dreams, hopes and goals we initially set out with. A testimony to life.

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BURBUJA (SUBTITLED)

CNMI – WOOLMARK (NO DIALOGUE)

Román Reyes (HYPNOS films) Spain, 2018, 07:00 She can no longer live in the reality she knows, so she has built a bubble in which to hide away. It is a place of protection. Burbuja follows a young woman hiding in the leaves – in the shadows.

Matteo Grimaldi (The Blink Fish) Italy, 2018, 01:18 CNMI – Woolmark is a collaboration between Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Woolmark, celebrating creativity with a conscious mind. Inspired by the Greek myth of Ariadne.

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GAL 9000 (A SET ODYSSEY)

GALAMB TAILORING ‘18 (NO DIALOGUE)

Boldizsar CR UK, 2019, 04:09 GAL 9000 (a set odyssey) is a dark, jaded view on the everyday life of a model in the big, cold city. Haunted by inner voices similar to Kubrick’s HAL 9000 in Space Odyssey, this is a chaotic shoot.

Miklós Mendrei Hungary, 2018, 02:23 Galamb (Pigeon) Tailoring is a bespoke tailor shop in the heart of Budapest. Their suits are not designed for special occasions or holidays, but for everyday wear. This is an ordinary reality.

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CERRUTI 1881 – SHARED WARDROBE (NO DIALOGUE)

WARRIOR WITH A CROWN (SUBTITLED)

Carlos Velasco Taiwan, 2019, 01:00 Moving between two wardrobes, two worlds, a girl starts chasing a boy who steals her bag. But he keeps running into the next loop. A girl’s quest to break through time, space and stereotypes.

JMP, Francesco Cuizza USA, 2018, 04:08 A man battles with his own failures. It is a weight that all humans carry. Warrior with a Crown addresses how our need to conquer is a fight that exists within ourselves. It’s all about the journey.

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MORPHING (NO DIALOGUE)

LOLA’S MANIFESTO (SUBTITLED)

Joy Song Germany, 2019, 01:04 Morphing explores the threshold between sleeping and waking. It exists in an ever-shifting world where movement is suspended. If only we could merge the two identities – the two projections.

Gsus Lopez, Cristian Velasco Spain, 2018, 02:11 Lola’s Manifesto is a brief moment in the life of two TV commercial stars between takes. Mother and daughter passionately discuss what they think a fashion film really is. A meta-fashion film.

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FASHION 2 DEFINED MOMENTS OF REFLECTION

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Friargate 11:00-11:45

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MY ANSWER IS A LIE. THE TRUEST LIE OF ALL. (SUBTITLED) Mara Palena UK, 2019, 08:04 Is liberation a real option? When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we can’t be sure who’s staring back. Friends and lovers: they have all helped to define us. What if the constructs were taken away?

FASHION

LIGHT (SUBTITLED) Robert dos Santos (And Advertising Agency) South Africa, 2019, 03:00 Light is a fashion film for TailorMe. Flying through the streets of Johannesburg on a skateboard in black and white, a delicate piano score accompanies the sweeping, dramatic landscapes.

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MINDFOOLNESS – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR DISTRACTION

WEARABLE SOUND (NO DIALOGUE)

Benjo Arwas USA, 2019, 03:00 Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing on the present moment. Mindfoolness is based on the idea that we can meditate without taking everything too seriously. What if it was fun?

Mario Hamad, Ting-Wei Lu UK, 2017, 04:02 Garments express themselves sonically, interacting with the moving body and waves of drone, beat and rhythm. A percussive and performative depiction of responsive 21st century clothing.

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THE SILENCE IS BLACK AND WHITE (NO DIALOGUE)

SELF PORTRAIT (NO DIALOGUE)

Ryan Henry Knight (HÖMA Motion Pictures / KL DENDY) USA, 2019, 06:25 A visual exploration of Kirstian Dendy’s winter 2019 collection. The Silence is Black and White uses visual metaphor to tell the story of a love triangle. One more thing: it’s formed within a cult.

Emma Dalzell-Khan UK, 2019, 01:00 Self Portrait is a celebration of self-expression. It holds a mirror up to society and reflects the multilayered facets of masculinity, redefining what it means to be a man in today’s world.

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TOO MANY SECRETS

KINGDOM OF SPORT (SUBTITLED)

Mary Evangelista USA, 2018, 02:31 A trio of friends – free spirits – cloistered in a big Brooklyn house. They fight boredom with chicken nugget contests and pursuing, secretly or not so secretly, their feelings for each other.

Eliska Kyselkova UK, 2019, 03:12 Kingdom of Sport connects traditional renaissance portraits and modern sport culture. It was inspired by classic portrait painting and Greek mythology. Each model has their own specialisation.

FASHION

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BEYOND | LEONE (SUBTITLED)

NOWNESS X BURBERRY – THE DREAMERS: KATIA AND MARIELLE LABÈQUE

LEONE (K48 Production) Italy, 2019, 01:41 Beyond is an Italian brand designing and producing shoes. The aim of the company is to create footwear that won’t go unnoticed. They go beyond expectations and cross new boundaries of fashion.

Fiona Jane Burgess (Lez Creative) UK, 2019, 03:53 Katia and Marielle Labèque are a French piano duo who, since childhood, have been driven to musical compositions written for four hands. Part of a new series in collaboration with Burberry.

11 BOTTOM OF THE BLUE Nirma Madhoo (Studio Anatomy) South Africa, 2018, 04:45 Bottom of the Blue is a hybrid fashion film and music video for Berlin-based artists Medicine Boy. A digital noir aesthetic is performed by Lucy Kruger who weaves fabric to hypnotic lyrics.

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FASHION 3 IDENTITY: WHAT DEFINES IT?

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Friargate 18:15-19:00

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02 YA ES PRIMAVERA (NO DIALOGUE) Victor Claramunt Spain, 2018, 01:00 Spring is not just a season. It’s a feeling. As the light falls through the trees it is a new world of life and rejuvenation. Directed by Victor Claramunt, winner of Best Fashion at ASFF 2016.

FASHION

NOUVELLE VAGUE (SUBTITLED) Omar Perineau (Omar Perineau Films) France, 2019, 07:15 Fantine is growing up in a mobster family in France in the 1960s. She recalls the day Hélène was framed by her co-workers and wrongly dismissed. A portrait of power display and corruption.

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ARNETTE | VAN KHOKHLOV (SUBTITLED)

FASHION IN THE DARK II (SUBTITLED)

Van Khokhlov (K48 Production) Italy, 2019, 01:00 C41 presents, in collaboration with Arnette and K48 production, a new fashion film that tells the story of a gang of young people who live in the city. The Milan landscape is the background.

Emily Ford-Halliday UK, 2019, 03:47 Fashion in the Dark is a series of short films that considers fashion and identity with people who are visually impaired or blind. This is Rae’s story about her enduring but changing love of colour.

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LOUISE

MOLLY GODDARD FASHION FILM (NO DIALOGUE)

CHEERLDR France, 2019, 02:09 Louise is about a girl whose memories drift away. She exists in a world between past and present. Objects come to life around her. Ultimately, the borders are erased between real and imaginary.

Olga Petrusewicz UK, 2019, 01:24 This is a short film created for Molly Goddard – a Central St. Martins graduate and winner of the British Emerging Talent award in 2016. This lively set of visuals expresses the brand aesthetics.

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NEW REALITIES – A VIRTUAL CATWALK SHOW (NO DIALOGUE)

TWO SPIRITS (NO DIALOGUE)

Dino Dinoulis (Create 1st ) UK, 2018, 02:29 The stage is set and the audience is buzzing, eagerly awaiting the big reveal. Playful designs swish and swirl their way down the runway, but, in truth, this is a catwalk show like no other.

Laure Atanasyan France, 2019, 02:50 Two Spirits depicts the unexpected marriage between two creative minds. Through open hearts and a poetic exchange, they are able to learn and love together, proving that two is better than one.

FASHION

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FROM BEYOND

NYLON FARM

Jordan Blady Georgia, 2019, 08:04 Mathilda examines the meaning of love –a task that’s complex and monumental in its own right. What’s more? She’s figuring it out after an alien lands right in the Georgian mountains.

D I • A L (DLV BBDO) Italy, 2018, 06:54 Enter the Nylon Farm: a fully automated factory that produces Prada’s iconic black material. But this perfect world of manmade machinery is interrupted by a series of strange malfunctions.

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Venue: 1331 Bar & Restaurant Date: Friday 8 November Time: 21:00 - Late Price: Free with Festival Pass


music video The Art of Shared Ideas.

This strand is about demonstrating the power of creative partnerships; musicians, choreographers, set designers and costume designers come together to create fast-paced screenings with multiple visions and spontaneous, moving scores. These are rhythmic, balanced shorts. Follow anonymous protagonists through surreal landscapes and dramatic structures. The featured narratives build upon contemporary soundtracks in a semblance of sight, sound, colour and melody. Attend these short, impactful screenings and witness the craft of the filmmaker condensed into bursts of energy and creativity. Bright, colourful, and at times, dazzlingly surreal, these films are produced as a portfolio of sensory ideas.

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MUSIC VIDEO 1 PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS: LOVE STORIES

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YTR (Studio) 11:30-12:30

Everyman (3) 10:00-11:00

King’s Manor 15:00-16:00

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02 25 – KOJEY RADICAL (NO DIALOGUE) Taz Tron Delix (Compulsory) UK, 2019, 05:02 An impressionistic reflection on diverse black culture, achieved with beautifully composed visuals that do visual justice to the range of ideas in Kojey Radical’s music and lyrics.

MUSIC VIDEO

PLAYING WITH FIRE – BREAKUP SHOES June Hucko USA, 2019, 04:27 Split between channels, this is a fun-loving, colouful music video that follows a band attempting to get one of their members back after he’s lost to the throes of new love from across the street.

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WANNABE – LEYYA (NO DIALOGUE)

COUSIN JOHN – THE ARRIVAL

Rupert Höller Austria, 2018, 03:58 Wannabe is the feeling that there’s always someone who is cooler or better than you. It is an endless circle of anxiety. This abstract landscape visualises this sense of dissatisfaction with the self.

Tom CJ Brown USA, 2019, 04:11 Whilst Cousin John is away on business in the sprawling city, the residents of The Carrington House Hotel in upstate New York yearn for his return. This is a hybrid film posing as a music video.

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NOT ENOUGH – BENNY SINGS

WANNA BE HERE – ADAM FRENCH

Bear Damen Netherlands, 2019, 03:04 A paradisiacal, pleasantly tormented succession of vignettes with various characters. Possibly dreamt up by the artist through their music, this is a world that’s close but very different from the rest.

Savvas Stavrou UK, 2018, 03:27 A promo film for Adam French’s Wanna Be Here. It follows three young nomads who find themselves in a claustrophobic and self-destructive relationship that moves through landscapes.

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YOU’RE NOT ALONE – AGORIA

ABBOTT & COSTELLO – TRISH CLOWES (NO DIALOGUE)

Hernan Corera , Cornas-Cavia France, 2019, 04:19 A gang of Teddy Boys loses one of its members. The girlfriend of the deceased, along with his faithful comrade, carry the coffin through the desert, then bury it in the heart of the mountain.

Rose Hendry (HLA) UK, 2019, 07:00 A celebration of the instruments in Trish Clowes’ track Abbott & Costello. Through a series of rooms, the camera takes us on a free form odyssey, gliding in and out of darkness and sounds.

MUSIC VIDEO

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BEHOLD THE MAN – C’MON TIGRE (NO DIALOGUE)

SCARS – HAZEY EYES FT. YOKE LORE (NO DIALOGUE)

Marco Molinelli, Sic Est (BDC) Italy, 2019, 04:00 Taking inspiration from a science fiction novel from 1969 by Michael Moorcock, the story is about a modern version of the first human being, who appears on earth as an adult child.

Simon Dymond (Kato Pictures) UK, 2018, 03:22 What seems to be a carefree young romance reveals itself as a much darker story of sacrifice and human loss in an unbalanced and disproportionate relationship. Filmed for Hazey Eyes.

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SHAHMARAN – SEVDALIZA (NO DIALOGUE)

FALLE NIOKE – NEW FOUNDATION

Emmanuel Adjei (Compulsory) USA, 2018, 06:50 This seven-minute cinematic experience questions the desires of the human mind, telling the story of a black man who continues through life in a cycle of oppression. Dazzling desert landscapes.

Tom Dream (Tom Dream Ltd) UK, 2019, 06:30 New Foundation follows the story of Falle Nioke on his arrival to Margate in the UK with his wife Charlotte. Falle is known locally as a musician and artist, and for creating a sense of community.

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MUSIC VIDEO 2 EXPRESSIONS OF SOUL

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Friargate 12:00-13:00

Friargate 11:45-12:45

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02 NO AVOCADOS IN THE GHETTO – DEKUNLE John Connor Hammond (Studio 181) USA, 2019, 03:24 Dekunkle’s No Avocados in the Ghetto is a pop-coloured affair, filled with retro cars, suburban landscapes, pastel colour schemes, backing singers and avocado-filled supermarkets.

MUSIC VIDEO

DESTINY – RICKY-TICK BIG BAND & JULKINEN SANA (SUBTITLED) Malin Nyqvist (Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland) Finland, 2018, 03:31 Ricky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana Collective’s music video for the song Kohtalo (Destiny.) A deck of cards determines the fate of the characters within their surreal, abstracted world of chance.

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GUNNING FOR – PEYTON PINKERTON

5 DOLLARS – CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS

Jay Hollinsworth USA, 2018, 03:09 A music video for the track Gunning For from the Peyton Pinkerton LP Rapid Cycler. A fully animated, low-fi excursion through the advertisements found in the pages of silver age comics.

Colin Solal Cardo France, 2018, 03:30 Based on an original idea by Christine and the Queens, the video for 5 Dollars features the French singer-songwriter as the main character, dressing and dancing to the beat of their own drum.

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_4284_ / I’M A LIFE – ISOBEL ANDERSON (SUBTITLED) Dave Neale UK, 2019, 05:05 An activist music video that raises awareness of abortion rights in Northern Ireland. A collaboration between pro-choice group Alliance For Choice and musician Isobel Anderson.

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06 OUTSIDE – JURDAN BRYANT (NO DIALOGUE) Alonzo Hellerbach & Austin-Taylor Richburg (Compulsory) USA, 2019, 04:41 A Baltimore boy faces mortality and the psychological effects of policing. From runaway slave, to an awol buffalo soldier, to stoop kids, we see the same character, trying to break the cycle.


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SON OF THE MORNING – CASPAR LEOPARD (NO DIALOGUE)

IF YOU WANT TO – BEABADOOBEE (NO DIALOGUE)

Caspar Leopard UK, 2018, 05:54 Emerging from the primordial waters of the womb, we follow a new-born consciousness on a journey of self-discovery, moving through vast and unknowable worlds until finally coming to rest.

bedroom (Compulsory) UK, 2019, 04:07 Bea hasn’t been sleeping, so mum calls the doctor. This is the latest Beabadoobee collaboration with directing duo Bedroom. It is a concoction of pills, insomnia and hyperreal visions.

MUSIC VIDEO

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FEEL LIKE HOME – TYLER JAMES BELLINGER (NO DIALOGUE)

FOCUS – SIGRID

Joseph Robert Redl USA, 2019, 05:27 A young man tries to break free from his oppressive life. Feel Like Home is based on true events, and is a captivating glimpse into a broken household and its wider effects on youth and beyond.

Moth Studio UK, 2018, 03:49 Norwegian sensation Sigrid returns with Focus. The animation is a calming and abstracted representation of the human anatomy. It looks at what goes on inside: behind the eye and in the brain.

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SNOW ABOVE THE EARTH (REQUIEM FOR THE TUNES UNPLAYED) (N0 DIALOGUE)

BLUESMAN – BACO EXU DO BLUES (SUBTITLED)

Ilya Belov (Hype Production) Russian Federation, 2019, 07:55 There are children who come to this world to give us music. But wars and diseases take them away before their time. This is a requiem for the work that has never been played or appreciated.

Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt Brazil, 2018, 08:15 An artistic manifesto that sparked a debate on institutional racism, and resignified black culture. It rocketed Baco Exu do Blues from the underground of rap to the mainstream of music culture.

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thriller A Turn to the Darker Side.

ASFF’s Thriller strand is abound with Magical Realism and unforeseen scenarios. Fear-fuelled, panic-stricken and hair-raising, these shorts are an unforgettable part of the programme. Each film is a manifesto of adrenaline and excitement. From this impressive genre comes the most piercing, hard-hitting projects. Curated to quicken the pulse and ensnare the imagination, the chosen works stimulate anticipation through unexpected liaisons and mysterious locations. Moral codes are put to the test and narratives sit on the edge of possibility. Roll the dice with this popular presentation of films. These are sure to sweep viewers into a subtle mix of persuasion, fascination and sheer intoxication.

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THRILLER 1 DEAD TO THE WORLD

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POACHER

THE THIRD HAND (NO DIALOGUE)

Tom Whitworth Kenya, 2018, 27:44 A desperate farmer runs into trouble after he steals blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists. Poacher addresses the plight of Africa’s endangered and dwindling elephant population.

Yoni Weisberg (Chief Productions) UK, 2018, 09:15 Tonight feels like any other in the mundane life of this worker. But now it is different. A blackout reveals a mysterious room. Inside could be the secret to his wildest dreams ... or worst nightmares.

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OVERRUN (SUBTITLED)

MAKR (SUBTITLED)

Joshua Neubert (Stuttgart Media University) Germany, 2018, 14:25 When four young adults accidentally hit a stranger with their car, they disagree on how to deal with the situation and it spirals out of control. The story is told in a single, uninterrupted take.

Hana Kazim United Arab Emirates, 2018, 14:55 Sheikh is a fake exorcist who recently lost his daughter, and with it, his trust in God. He visits the home of Khalid, a man who claims his wife is possessed by a Djinn. Things are not as they seem.

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CUBICLE

THE DEAD ONES

Chloe Wicks UK, 2019, 04:00 A young woman takes a pregnancy test. What happens next was definitely not part of the plan. Shot in one day, Cubicle ruminates around a charged emotional moment that turns uncomfortable.

Stefan Georgiou (130 Elektra Films) UK, 2018, 19:47 In the world of The Dead Ones, those whose lives are cut short by violence do not disappear – they live to haunt the person who killed them. Starring Olivia Hallinan and Vinette Robinson.

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THRILLER 2 ANIMAL INSTINCTS

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Everyman (3) 13:15-14:45

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Friargate 13:15-14:45

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02 RAIN CATCHER Michele Fiascaris UK, 2018, 15:55 Rain Catcher is a Neo-Noir about a young photographer haunted by a mysterious man that keeps appearing in his pictures. This shady character is always staring right into camera. Who is he?

THRILLER

PIGGY (SUBTITLED) Carlota Pereda (IMVAL Madrid) Spain, 2018, 13:51 For Sara, being a teen is real horror. Ridiculed for her weight, her clothes are stolen and she faces a humiliating journey home. Piggy is a dark story exploring the devastating impact of bullying.

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DOG SKIN (NO DIALOGUE)

CELLS

Tiago Teixeira (Void to Vortex) UK, 2019, 13:00 A man in a self-imposed exile finds a stray dog and a mystery to boot. As he obsesses, he begins to question his sanity. Who is the woman that appears in his home every night? A supernatural tale.

Raymond Wood USA, 2017, 12:00 When a reputable doctor finds himself being held captive by a group of masked intruders, he struggles to understand their motives whilst answering their questions about medical research.

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IN A FOREIGN TOWN

MADAME (SUBTITLED)

Michael Shlain (Butcher Bird Studios) USA, 2018, 10:35 Do not avert your eyes. This is no dream. Based on the stories of acclaimed horror author, Thomas Ligotti, a troubled stranger recounts a strange childhood journey to a town with no name.

Garth Jennings (Sidekick) Marine Dorfmann (Faro), Octavia Peissel (Opal Films) France, 2018, 23:00 Inside a grand Parisian apartment lives an elegant elderly lady. But inside this lady lives a monster waiting to emerge.

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THRILLER 3 SENSES STRIPPED

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Everyman (3) 10:00-11:30

Yorks. Museum 17:00-18:30

City Screen (1) 16:00-17:30

NCEM 14:45-16:15

Bootham 15:30-17:00

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SOUND (SUBTITLED)

Samantha Severin USA, 2018, 14:44 A nameless girl spends her nights alone, speaking to strangers on her webcam. She disguises herself to remain anonymous, but then realises the viewers know more about her than intended.

Tawan Bazemore USA, 2018, 14:48 This is a story about photographer Isabelle Pisano, a woman who became hearing-impaired after a violent car accident. As she struggles to cope, something beautifully terrifying happens ...

THRILLER

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WHITE GIRL

THE RABBIT’S FOOT

Nadia Latif (BFI / Bullion) UK, 2019, 12:43 Beth, a 15-year-old girl, is seemingly lost. Over the course of an evening in east London, her interactions with the city’s dwellers take darker turns. But Beth is the real monster lurking in the city.

Charlie Brafman, Magnus McCullagh (Strange Lightning) UK, 2018, 19:12 Held under a mystical rabbit’s foot, the fortunes of three men intertwine with fatal consequences. A pitch black comic fable set against the open, charged backdrop of the Old West.

05

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ACCELERATE (SUBTITLED)

Louisa Weichmann Australia, 2019, 15:58 One night, a bar waitress encounters a mysterious and charming stranger whilst waiting at a bus terminal, however things soon take a dark turn when the stranger is revealed to be a psychotic vampire.

Dian Weys (IdeaCandy) South Africa, 2017, 11:51 Two paramedics stare death in the face whilst attempting to save a patient’s life. Based on real and current events in and around Cape Town, this is a dramatic retelling of gang violence.

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THRILLER 4 WHO’S TO BLAME?

wednesday

thursday

friday

sunday

City Screen (3) 13:30-15:00

City Screen (3) 10:30-12:00

Yorkshire Museum 21:30-23:00

1331 10:00-11:30

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DIVERSION (SUBTITLED) Mathieu Mégemont (Insolence Productions) France, 2018, 22:33 Joël, a small town journalist, sets off to cover a case in the French countryside. He stops after running over a dog on the road, but finds himself trapped in the stories that he usually writes.

THRILLER

THE OCTOPUS NEST John Michell (Antagonist) UK, 2019, 17:45 When a couple find that the same woman is in the background of all their holiday photos, a wife’s search for the truth leads her to question the life she leads. Or should she turn a blind eye?

03

S/V

04

DREAM BOY OR THE PURSUIT OF BEING

SHELTER

Auden Bui USA, 2018, 14:19 A struggling middle-aged actor who’s never had a break in his career or personal life finds a way to take control of his future. A human narrative that highlights the power that comes from within.

Daniel Andrew Wunderer Austria, 2017, 09:20 A man wanders through a barren wasteland, followed by dark clouds. He seeks shelter in a seemingly abandoned trailer, where he makes a horrific and mysterious discovery.

05

A

06

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V

LILI

HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE (SUBTITLED)

Yfke van Berckelaer Netherlands, 2019, 08:35 Lili knows she has to nail this audition. The man she auditions for knows this too. Thus starts an uncomfortable cat and mouse game in this #metoo-inspired horror about the misuse of power.

Ilja Rautsi Finland, 2018, 15:00 A hysterical horror comedy following one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. The horror is closer than she thinks.

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Every film in ASFF’s Official Selection is in competition for one of our awards, which are not only prestigious accolades in their own right, chosen by an experienced jury, but they also have a track record of launching films to even greater success. The Awards Ceremony is an exciting event recognising the best in moving image across all genres. Attendees receive a free drink courtesy of Brew York and York Gin. Afterwards, head down to 1331, the only destination to round up the 2019 festival.

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INDEX

doc. Features Acts Of Quiet Resistance

SCHEMERS

frafffilms. 89

VR & Immersive

91

2nd Step – From Moon to Mars and Beyond

Ian Nesbitt, Michael Ransley (Out.Side.Film) www.outsidefilm.org.uk El Cuarto Reino

Alex Lora Cercos, Adán Aliaga (Jaibo Films) alex.lora9@gmail.com EVERYBODY IN THE PLACE

88

30 Minutes of Danger

Grant Scicluna (Happening Films) jbarnes@happeningfilms.com.au

Irene’s Ghost

a violated dream: the colombian no man’s land

88

Iain Cunningham (Tyke Films ) www.irenesghost.com 87

90

89

90

Fabiano Mixo (VILD Studio, Oculus) www.vildstudio.com Claude Monet – The Water Lily Obsession

Common Ground 93

95

96

93

95

100

100

104

101

Jonathan Griffith www.everestvirtualreality.com Filamu

94

104

Sol Rogers daniel.bougourd@sky.uk (Producer) Everest – The VR film Experience

Miguel Berzal de Miguel www.mjbm.es/no-news Tonia Mishiali (A.B. Seahorse Film Productions) www.pause-featurefilm.com

104

Eric Darnell (Baobab Studios) www.baobabstudios.com/crow Curfew: Join the Race

Marc Göbel marc.blaueloge@icloud.com

Pause

103

Marc Zimmermann www.epicscapes.de Crow: The Legend

Rita Hui Nga-Shu (City Contemporary Dance Company) www.jumpingframes.com

No news

104

Darren Emerson (East City Films) darren@eastcityfilms.com Conscious Existence | A Journey Within

Kaspar Jancis (OÜ Nukufilm) kerdi@nukufilm.ee (Producer)

NINA

99

Nicolas Thépaut (Lucid Realities Studio) cjarry@lucidrealities.studio (Producer)

Ian Cottage (Blimp) www.iancottage.co.uk

In the Wild

Aripi

Children Do Not Play War

Narr. features Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

Anonymous

87

Gustav Ahlgren, Emelie Jönsson www.therevengeofthediva.com

Bosc

103

Tatiana Paduret (Simpals) www.simpals.studio

Oliwia Tonteri, Jerem Tonteri The Revenge of the Diva

An SPMS Story: I’m Still Kenny

Samantha Kingston www.samantha190.wixsite.com/mysite

Myles Painter www.sunrisewithseamonsters.com The Blackouts

99

Clara Lehmann, Jonathan Lacocque www.coatofarmspost.com/portfolio/im-still-kenny

Andreas Geipel, Christian Gibson www.pacificofilm.com Sunrise With Sea Monsters

102

Elliot Graves elliotagraves@gmail.com

Piers Dennis (Riff Raff Films) matthew@riffrafffilms.tv (Producer) Pacífico

103

Joerg Courtial (Faber Courtial GbR) www.faber-courtial.de

Jeremy Deller (Producers: Jacqueline Edenbrow, Avi Grewal) www.jeremydeller.org

Our Most Brilliant Friends

94

David McLean victoria@thefilmfestivaldoctor.com

103

Maud Clavier www.maudclavier.com Gender in Conflict

99

Lauren Anders Brown (Collaborate: Ideas & Images) labrown@collaborateideasimages.com

267


INDEX Intimacies

100

Martin Charrière (DNA Studios) martin@dna-studios.ch Kohtulaulu (WOmbsong)

102

Hanna Västinsalo www.hannavastinsalo.com MindPalace

104

Carl Krause www.carlkrause.de Overlooked

99

105

Olly Reid richardscott@axisstudiosgroup.com (Producer) The Great C

105

Steve Miller (Secret Location) luke@secretlocation.com (Producer) The Missed Spaceflight – VR Experience

101

Kuba Matyka & Kamila Staszczyszyn (MELT) kuba@bymelt.com Tree

105

Milica Zec, Winslow Porter (New Reality Company) milica@newreality.co Tunnel of Love

102

Pavel Lamkov lp77pl@gmail.com Vestige

105

Aaron Bradbury www.vestige-vr.com Virtual Viking – The Ambush

105 101

Hyun-Suk Lee (Vive Studios) directorlee@vivestudios.com Warsaw Rising

101

Tomasz Dobosz www.kartkazpowstania.pl When Something Happens

Andrew McHugh andy@boomclap.co

268

126

Corinne Cowgill svonfersen@aub.ac.uk 126

Alex Drewett, Kate Ainsly Racho svonfersen@aub.ac.uk 130

www.network.bfi.org.uk

falmouth university goldsmiths, university of london

121 105

Jamie Mccoan: J.McCoan@gold.ac.uk Larry Sider: L.Sider@gold.ac.uk lula

105

Aoife O’Kelly aoifeokelly2@gmail.com the dance teacher

105

Dorothy Allen-Pickard dap@dorothyallenpickard.com the original

105

Michelle Garza michellegarzacervera@gmail.com

london south bank university

114

Dear Male Ego II

114

Darnell Depradine hawkinm4@lsbu.ac.uk I am Mia

115

Matthias Salzburger

Erik Gustavson (RSA Films) Volt: Chaos Gem

126

Zak Morris, Ryan Olliffe svonfersen@aub.ac.uk

BFI NETWORK 102

Christian Zipfel www.christianzipfel.com The bOnd

126

William Hopkins, Josh Green svonfersen@aub.ac.uk

Orient Express + Breakdowns 104

Ben Fredericks (Ben Fredericks Collaborations) www.benfredericks.co.uk/playing-god ROOMS

126

Dýrið + Breakdowns

Mars + Breakdowns 102

Anne-Marie Bouchard bouchard.am@gmail.com Playing God

arts university bournemouth

Ferdin + Breakdowns

Carlos Oceguera Petits espaces entre les temps et les silences

showcase

100

I Love Tennis

115

Sam W Buffery hawkinm4@lsbu.ac.uk lúbtha (queer)

114

Ethan McDowell (Pickle & Co. Productions) ethan@pickleandco.co.uk Park Portraits

114

Fionn Hutton fionnhutton19@googlemail.com Permanent Remarks

Rhiann Jones jonesr32@lsbu.ac.uk

115


Sally

115

Rhiann Jones jonesr32@lsbu.ac.uk Take The Painting

114

Alfie Lang langalfie@outlook.com The Impact of the Sublime in Black Narcissus

Pandomony

111

Joseph Wesley (London College of Communication) www.instagram.com/pandomonyfilm The Sound of Falling (subtitled)

110

Chien-Yu Lin (London Film School) They 115

Lucy Carruthers lucycarruthers@live.com

111

Louisa Rechenbach (London College of Communication) www.louisarechenbach.com Towels

111

manchester school of art

116

Early Retirement

117

Prawta Annez (Falmouth University) prawta.annez@gmail.com

northern film school

128

117

A Maker’s Guide to Grief

128

117

Enya Mason d.weldon@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Theo Kaufman Henceforth

Charlene Jones Hope

Joseph Croft Late Nights

Comme Des Ocean 116

Amy Cousins d.weldon@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

116

I See You

Charlene Jones Luz

Maria Samaniego Modir

116

Patrick Barklamb Over There In The Balkans

117

Sofia Marincic The Collector

117

Sanna Rasanen Twitcher

128

128

Josiah Williams d.weldon@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Just Us

129

Tom Birdsey d.weldon@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Morgan

129

Eleanor Williams d.weldon@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

116

Ups and Downs

117

Lynn Ullrich d.weldon@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

nahemi

ual: london college of communication

112

110

Eyeshine

112

A Dead Canary

110

Francis Plummer (LCC) franplumm@gmail.com

Tristan Pike Woda

Julia Krawcewicz

James Davis (University of Gloucestershire) www.instagram.com/deadcanaryfilm Building Bridges

Motswakwa 111

Moreetsi Gabang (LCC) moreetsigabang@gmail.com

110

Joseph Wesley (LCC) wesleyyanks@gmail.com

Josephine Cressy (University of The West of England) josephinecressy@gmail.com Creative Vision

Pandomony

Michelle Siu (Anglia Ruskin University) michelle.siu@student.anglia.ac.uk Flint Moore – Gangrene

Roadkill 110

Samuel J Lance (University of Lincoln) samlfilmsofficial@gmail.com hope

Joseph Croft (Manchester Metropolitan University) joe96croft@gmail.com Just Desserts

Alessandro Piccato (Goldsmiths)

113

112

112

Yiqing (Delsin) Huang, Manqiu (Sean) Huang (LCC) delsinhuang@hotmail.com They

111

112

Leszek Mozga (LCC) leszek.mozga@gmail.com The Cube City

111

128

113

Louisa Rechenbach (LCC) l.rechenbach@gmail.com

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INDEX ual: london college of fashion

118

A Complex Form

119

Lara Angelil c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Enter the Void

120

118

Dani Marsh c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk in somnium

118

118

119

119

119

120

119

Jasmine De Silva c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Room 2740

120

Bleed The Floor

Maketh the Man

The Knock

The Neighbourhood

The Unveiling

122

122

123

123

122

york st john university

108

Human Machine

108

Sam Gladstone South k.gash@yorksj.ac.uk, a.platts@yorksj.ac.uk

118

119

108

Abbie Scargill, Matthew Liddle k.gash@yorksj.ac.uk, a.platts@yorksj.ac.uk Rebel

Melissa Schwarz c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk

109

Rachel Conlon r.conlon@yorksj.ac.uk Neon Nips: Made of Glass.

Nicolò Pablo Venerdì Bettiol c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Tender Buttons

122

Keeping Mum

Harun Güler c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Stop Making Sense

122

Ryan Bloom tfti-enquiries@york.ac.uk

Calvin Chinthaka www.chinthaka.co.uk/osariya Quality Control

university of york 1.2 Million

Hope Kemp tfti-enquiries@york.ac.uk

Alia Soraya c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Osariya

124

Toby Godfree tfti-enquiries@york.ac.uk

Melody Berkery c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Oi botak

with All the Will in the World

Daniel Appleby

Darcy Farrant tfti-enquiries@york.ac.uk

Cécile Paquay c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Ndikhumbul’ Ikhaya

125

Max Tobin tfti-enquiries@york.ac.uk

Anna Radchenko www.annaradchenko.com Laughing Stock

State of the Nation

Anastasia Arsentyeva tfti-enquiries@york.ac.uk

Natália Gongora c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk KOKOSMOS

124

Ella Scanlon Beth Atkins

Shuoshuo Xu c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk Fragile

Schmetterling

108

Chris Healey s.rawle@yorksj.ac.uk The Same Deep Water as You

108

120

Abbie Scargill, Matthew Liddle k.gash@yorksj.ac.uk, a.platts@yorksj.ac.uk

university for the creative arts

124

GUEST PROGRAMMES

Call On Me

124

The Aeon of the Liquid Mourn

Melina Petsolari c.stevenson@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Imogen Legrove Closed Doors

125

Harry Binstead Flora

Zoë Ellender

270

124

apollo 11 (FEATURE FILM)

144

APOLLO 11

144

Stephen Slater, Todd Douglas Miller www.apollo11movie.co.uk


BBC ARABIC FESTIVAL

140

One Minute

140

Dina Naser (Docnomads) Only Silence

Hobart’s Funnies (Extracts)

140

Scenes at Arromanches and at King Beach (Extracts)

140

Admiralty (Royal Navy Film Combat Unit No 2) www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/5818/media_id/5620

Nesma Zazou

Scenes in the Normandy Beach-head (D+1, D+2) 141

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

BOUNCE CINEMA

136

Swod Beach (Compilation)

APPRECIATION

136

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

The Calling

Mariakenzi Lahlou (Loukkos Film)

Tomisin Adepeju tomisinadepeju@hotmail.com DAWN IN THE DARK

The Air Plan

146

IRIS PRIZE

137

All God’s Creatures

137

Brendon McDonall (Last Frame Productions) www.lastframeproductions.com/allgodscreatures 136

Arth

137

Amy Daniel (Iris Prize) www.irisprize.org 136

Savannah Leaf savanahleaf@gmail.com WILSON

147

136

Koby Adom kobyadom@gmail.com THE AYES HAVE IT

147

Ministry of Information (RAF Film Production Unit) www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/780/media_id/1348

Adeyemi Michael yemi@adeyemimichael.com HAIRCUT

147

136

Runyararo Mapfumo runyararo @dessymak.com ENTITLED

146

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

Yassmina Karajah Sayeda

146

Ministry of Information (British Movietone News) www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/621/media_id/1082

140

Katia Jarjoura (Blue Train Film, Echo Films, Ezekiel Films) Rupture

From D-Day to Paris

Daniël

137

Vincent Fitz-Jim (Popcorn Media) www.fitz-jim.nl 136

John Ogunmuyiwa johnogun33@gmail.com

Involuntary Activist

137

Mikael Bundsen (Iris Prize) www.irisprize.org/film/involuntary-activist

GUARDIAN DOCUMENTARIES

134

SECOND SUMMER OF LOVE

133

A Childhood on Fire

134

BLACK TO TECHNO

133

Jason Hanasik jasonhanasik@gmail.com Bright Lights – The Perils of the Pokies

Jenn Nkiru DISTANT PLANET: THE SIX CHAPTERS OF SIMONA 135

Charby Ibrahim (Marhaba Films Pty Ltd) charbyibrahim@gmail.com Nowt But a Fleeting Thing

134

Dom Bush (Land and Sky Media) landandskymedia@gmail.com Teranga

Sophia Seymour, Daisy Squires, Lou Marillier daisy.squires2@gmail.com The Hour of Lynching

SHORT OF THE WEEK

138

Garfield

138

Georgi Banks-Davies (Wonderer Films) Joy in People

134

139

Oscar Hudson (BAD) My Dad

138

Marcus Armitage (Royal College of Art) 134

Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya abraham.shirley@gmail.com

Our Kind of Love

139

Elham Ehsas, Azeem Bhati (Azana Films) Over

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

146

Jörn Threlfall (Lenaray Films)

Allied Troops Prepare for D-Day (Extracts)

146

Run

War Office (Army Film and Photographic Unit) www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

133

Josh Blaaberg

139 138

Thea Gajic

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INDEX Tough

139

In Dreams, In Reverse

138

William Suen (Studio 3:AM) www.wsuen.com

Jennifer Zheng (Kingston University London) Two Dosas

Sarmad Masud (Constant Productions)

Mercedes Benz – Unexplainable

SKIN AND COAL (FEATURE FILM)

145

SKIN AND COAL

145

Claudine Boothe

UNDERWIRE

142

Abandon

143

Georgia Parris georgiaparris@gmail.com Ladies Day

143

142

142

topshop denim 142

143

149

149

Sinan Sevinc (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH) sinan.sevinc@filmakademie.de 149

Luca Homolka (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) daniel.tenne@filmakademie.de (Producer) Dulux – Colour Your Home

Carol Freeman carol@paperpanther.ie

272

151

151

150

Austin Ray, Westin Ray austinraycreative@icloud.com We Are The NHS

143

151

Taz Tron Delix (Compulsory) www.compulsoryviewing.co.uk We Are the Daughters

The Blink Fish info@theblinkfish.com

BORN IN BRITAIN

151

142

Advertising 150 Being Boss

149

Stephanie Wang-Breal (Good Company) sverre@goodco.tv

Raf Simons – Isolated Protagonists

Terri Matthews terrimatthews@outlook.com

Be Ready

150

Christopher Eadicicco, Mia Allen www.alightfilms.work

Ben Miethke (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) benmiethke@gmail.com

Lucy Campbell loran@delavalfilm.com The Wrong End of the Stick

151

LEONE (K48 Production) www.k48.it

143

Deborah Haywood djhaywood@gmail.com The Pig Child

150

Dexter Navy

Filmawi (Compulsory) www.compulsoryviewing.co.uk

Claire Oakley cnoakley@gmail.com Sis

Never Still – RIMOWA

Puma RS-X Trophies

Caroline Bartleet caroline.bartleet@gmail.com Physics

150

Jakob Harms (jockis)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD – I Told Them

Emma Dove doveemma@hotmail.com Operator

My Moment (Sennheiser Spec Spot)

One Nation Under ICE

Leanne Welham leannewelham@gmail.com On Another Note

150

Pete Schilling (Neuland) www.neuland-films.com

NIKE – L’incredibile

Abena Taylor-Smith a.taylor-smith@hotmail.co.uk Nocturn

149

150

Toby Dye (RSA Films) Z ZEGNA

149

Giacomo Boeri (The Blink Fish) nico@niccolomontanari.com

Animation Anna

153 153

Jessica Mountfield www.vimeo.com/jessmountfield Archie

158

Ainslie Henderson (Young Films) chris@youngfilms.co.uk (Producer) Creepy Pasta Salad

Lauren Orme (Winding Snake Productions) amy@windingsnake.com

155


Deadman’s Reach

157

Quentin Vien (autoproduction) festival@miyu.fr Deady Freddy

154

Alicia Eisen www.deadyfreddy.com Good Intentions

154

153

155

158

155

156

158

158

154

155

The Lonely Orbit

The Magic Boat

The Most Magnificent Thing

The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim

153

Paul James (WAXEYE) www.trapfilm.nz Tweet-Tweet

157

156

153

153

155

158

158

154

154

157

Paul Autric festival@miyu.fr Winter’s Blight

157

156

Zhanna Bekmambetova (CGF, Bazelevs) www.cgfww.com Wild Love

Ian Bruce www.ianbruce.net Pulsión (Drive)

The Kite

Trap

Andrea Vinciguerra andrea_vinciguerra@yahoo.com Parkinson’s Portrayed – Shamsa Hassain

The Flood Is Coming

157

Jenny Wright www.hellojennywright.com No, I Don’t Want to Dance

156

Tom Rourke www.tomrourke.co.uk

Ludovic Houplain My Mother’s Eyes

THE CURIOUS CHILD

Arna Selznick www.themostmagnificentthing.com

Alex Widdowson www.music-and-clowns.tumblr.com My Generation

157

Naaman Azhari naaman.azhari@outlook.com

Steven Jerram steven.jerram@gmail.com Music & Clowns

Song Sparrow

Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard (Team Tumult) maru@teamtumult.ch

Jade Baillargeault festival@miyu.fr Moon Above The Raging Sea

155

Martin Smatana (BFILM) peter@bfilm.sk (Producer)

Thomas Anglade festival@miyu.fr Mice, a small story

Solar Plexus

Gabriel Böhmer samanthamonk@gmail.com

Lukas von Berg (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) lukas.berg@filmakademie.de Manen

154

Howard Vause www.howardvausefilms.com

Michael Frei (Playables) mail@playables.net L’Aria del Moscerino

Roughhouse

Farzaneh Omidvarnia www.instagram.com/fomidvarnia

Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet festival@miyu.fr KIDs

156

David McShane (National Film and Television School) david.mcshane@btinternet.com

Fokion Xenos (National Film & Television School) foxenosg@gmail.com Hors piste

Roadkill

Jonathan Hodgson (Papy3d Productions) festivals@papy3d.com

Maryam Mohajer www.vimeo.com/user5919200 Heatwave

156

Leszek Mozga (University of the Arts London) leszek.mozga@gmail.com

Anna Mantzaris anna.mantzaris@gmail.com Grandad was a romantic

Quarantine

Astrid Goldsmith (Mock Duck Studios / Screen South / Wingspan) www.mockduck.co.uk

153

Claire Campbell (Shine On Films Ltd) www.shineonfilms.co.nz

Pedro Casavecchia oldhousepedro@gmail.com

273


INDEX

Artists’ Film 161 6SKIN

162

Alice Maher, Aideen Barry www.6SKINFILM.com A Passage

164

Sonsuz / Ad Infinitum

Murat Cetinkaya muratcetkaya@gmail.com

161

Naqqash Khalid www.stockthefilm.co.uk

Stock

Stone Blind 166

Denis Buckley www.denisbuckley.com Common Heritage

165

162

163

DYSPLA www.dyspla.com/FIGHT Horror Vacui

Matteo Zamagni www.alt-o.com/Horror-Vacui I’m Okay

163

Implex

167

Inherited Memories

161

Instruction Manual as Mythology

166

Kimberlin

162

MEMBRANE

Max Philipp Schmid (Freihaendler Film Production) pschmid@vtxmail.ch

274

166

165

164

165

165

Pearl Gluck (Palinka Pictures) pearl@palinkapictures.com Yellow Fever

161

162

Miriam Endrulat www.miriamendrulat.com Write Me

Duncan Whitley www.duncanwhitley.net/kimberlin

162

Ron Kenley, Meriel Kenley (Essay Street) streetessay@gmail.com (Producer) Wiltion Zur reworked

Jake Davidson 1935@jakedavidson.com

165

Erika Calmeyer (Barbosa Film) nina@barbosafilm.no (Producer) What can we say?

Len Murusalu www.lenmurusalu.com

167

Bobby Tiwana bobbytiwana@btinternet.com Weight of Spring

Charlie Tweed (Mr) crrtweed@yahoo.com

162

Raoul Colvile War-ia

Amy Magee alicesposito@icloud.com

164

Marloes ten Bhömer www.marloestenbhomer.com True Love Story

161

164

Pascal Schelbli (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) pascal.schelbli@filmakademie.de The Path She Walks

166

161

Caroline Schwarz (KHM Cologne) www.caroline-schwarz.com The Beauty

ACCI BABA FIGHT

164

Michael Salkeld m.salkeld@outlook.com Sweeter than Life

Ian Gibbins www.iangibbins.com.au eternal return / op.1 wonderful world

164

Stone Blind S u b l i m i n a l

Emma Critchley www.emmacritchley.com dog daze

Sometimes, He Paints Bathrooms

166

Rhona Foster www.rhonafoster.com Blank History

Serious Tingz

Rob Daglish

Rhea Storr www.rheastorr.com alice _ _ alice

161

Johanna Lecklin (Johanna Works) www.johannalecklin.com Abdou Cisse (Mr) abdoucisse@live.co.uk

Felix Kalmenson, Rouzbeh Akhbari rouzbehakhbari@gmail.com A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message

Not Just A Matter of Passion

165

Sooun Kim (Low-Key Kim) sooo.un.kim@gmail.com ‫( קרב יום ﻗ ﺮّﺏ ﺍﻟﻴﻮﻡ‬A Day Becomes)

Thalia Hoffman

166


Comedy

173

A Jar of Nuts (subtitled)

173

Savvas Stavrou www.savvaspictures.com A Family Affair

RETUKIRI TUKIRI

172

Daniel Martin Rodriguez & German Tejada (Bien Ou Bien Productions) zangroweb@gmail.com (Producer) Rooftop Refugee

169

174

172

173

174

174

170

169

166 171

170

172

Bailey Tom Bailey (Bad Collective) www.baileytombailey.com 174

Alicia MacDonald 170

Izzy Fonseca, Sally Tatum amberhoworth01@gmail.com (Producer) THE PLUNGE

171

Simon Ryninks (Sweetdoh! Ltd) www.sweetdoh.com This is a Robbery

171

171

Anna Korchagina, Ivan Stepanov rage@doublerage.com

169

Sam Hurlock (That Jam), Joe Beverley (That Jam) (Studio Yes) cajfalconer@gmail.com

Rachel Ross www.rachelross.co/number-two NYET! – a Brexit UK Border Farce

170

Ernst De Geer www.filmskolen.no/eksamensfilmer/kull-10/kulturen

The Pick-Up

Grandmas www.grandmasdirectors.com Number Two

172

Richard Naylor RichardDGNaylor@gmail.com

The Last Supper 171

Matt Holt amberhoworth01@gmail.com (Producer) Norteños

172

thalia.hoffman@gmail.com

The History of Nipples 173

Freddie Waters freddie@freddiewaters.com Neil’s Yard

Straight Faces

The Culture 173

Jennifer Sheridan jsheridanfilm@gmail.com Luger

Spooning

The Beach House 174

Konstantin Enste konstantin.enste@gmail.com Love The Sinner

Simon Cries

Thalia Hoffman 172

Chris Thomas www.clthomas.co.uk Living with the NEVER-MIND™ (subtitled)

Short Calf Muscle

Rally Ridberg (Giant Owl Productions)

Carolina Giammetta LET’S ROLL

174

Rebecca Applebaum (Human Cutlery Films) rebecca.applebaum@gmail.com

Duncan Roe www.ghostedfilm.co.uk Holy Cannelloni

Sad Sachs

Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento www.vimeo.com/sergioguataquira

Basile Vuillemin basile.vuillemin@gmail.com Ghosted

169

Victoria Warmerdam (OAK Motion Pictures) trent@oakmotionpictures.com (Producer)

Callum Burgess & Lowri Roberts (Calling the Shots) lowriroberts@btinternet.com (Producer) Dispersion

173

Joel Perlgut www.joelperlgut.com/sad-sa

Martin Darondeau, Enya Baroux lavoielactee@lavoielacteeproductions.com Chick Flick

169

Alexandra Brodski

Freddy Syborn freddysyborn@gmail.com Cash Stash

Quiet Carriage

173

Sam Bailey samueljbailey@gmail.com Capital

171

Sacha Barbin (Yukunkun Productions) www.yukunkun.fr Ben S. Hyland www.hiddenartfilms.com/quiet-carriage

Florence Keith-Roach florencekeithroach@gmail.com Asparagus Tips

ORDEAL

This is English

169

Alex Helfrecht, Jörg Tittel (Oiffy)

275


INDEX Whenever You’re Ready

170

Craig Ainsley www.vimeo.com/288578754 White Guys Solve Sexism

ANIMA

One Another 170

176 178

Matthieu Belin www.matthieubelin.myportfolio.com Burden Halved

177

176

178

176

177

Alan Sabir alimzhansabir@gmail.com Etch

178

179

Laura Mahlberg www.thirdpicture.com Komusar (moving)

176

Alessandra Leone www.stringfigures.xyz Lace

176

Roberta Jean www.robertajean.org Nela

177

Andrew Margetson (Moth Productions) andy@margetson.com Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t leave me)

Brigitte Fässler, William Bejedi www.cubique.ch/movies

276

Swivel

The Golden Age

Velvet

176

177

178

179

Documentary 181 72 hours in André Balazs’ Chateau Marmont with Kenneth Anger 184

Floria Sigismondi (Believe Media)

178

185

Pedro González Bermúdez internacional@agenciafreak.com 181

Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin mori_quam@yahoo.ca After the silence

177

Aneil Karia (Artemisia Films Ltd) www.artemisiafilms.com Inner Volumes

Static | Motion

Acadiana

Eve McConnachie www.scottishballet.co.uk/digital INA (LIGHT)

176

Lauren Pringle www.shovethemovie.com

2001 Destellos en la oscuridad 179

Abby Warrilow, Lewis Gourlay victoria@eyebolls.com Frontiers

Shove

Iggy LDN

Leila Jarman leilajarman@gmail.com E _ GO

178

Antoine Marc

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing www.insolenceproductions.com

Jonathan Auger, Ludovic Balmir augerjonathan1@gmail.com Dynamite

REMAINS

Lois Norman www.loisnorman.org

James Latimer (Jemleykenato) james_latimer@hotmail.com CHANGE

177

Kevin Frilet (B.Y.E. Studio)

Fx Goby www.fxgoby.com/films/static-motion

Kitty McNamee, Lara Schnitger www.kittymcnamee.com/burden-halved Butoh Dance – Conan Amok

179

Andrew Sobey

Christopher Guerrero (Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation) www.whiteguyssolve.com

Dance

night shift

186

Sonam Larcin And It Was The Same With My Son

185

Noemi Varga (Miraj Films) hello@noemivarga.com Azadi

181

Sam Peeters sampeeters4@gmail.com Blood Bikers

181

David Hayes www.davidhayesfilm.com/blood-bikers Borderlands

181

Simon Lane simon@cloudedvision.co.uk Bright Lights – The Perils of the Pokies

185

Charby Ibrahim (Marhaba Films Pty Ltd) charbyibrahim@gmail.com Country Girl

Ellen Evans www.ellen-evans.com

184


Disconnected

183

Alice Aedy laurence@opencitylondon.com El Desierto

185

The Question of Love

184

William Williamson www.williamwilliamson.co.uk

George O’Reilly george.oreilly@live.co.uk F.A.K.E. (False Accounts Kindle Emotions)

186

181

186

182

183

184

186

LIDO

186

Angela Elvira Bruce angela.elvira.bruce@gmail.com MANUs

184

183

186

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis ntrebik@lefresnoy.net

After

198

Alienación

200

All These Creatures

200

Charles Williams (Simpatico Films) www.allthesecreaturesfilm.com 182

And Repeat

198

Richard Poet, Frances Poet www.littleviking.co.uk 185

Anna Snowball www.glow-films.com Swatted

197

Alex Fischman alexfischmancardenas@gmail.com

Peiman Zekavat 5thseason@writeme.com Spring Fever

189

Charlotte Regan (Knucklehead) charlotte.g.regan@gmail.com

Julia Fuhr Mann (WildBird Film) www.juliafuhrmann.com Speaking For The Dead

Drama Annika Birgel

Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse Soursourian www.motherlandfilm.org RIOT NOT DIET

181

Sergio Marquez sesi.marquez@gmail.com

023 _ GRETA _ S

Angus McDonald (Howling Eagle Productions) angusmczdonald@howlingeagle.com Motherland

182

David Wayne Ng, Jen Sungshine, Kendell Yan david@hellocoolworld.com You Are Venice

Rosie Baldwin www.rosiebaldwin.com

183

Brian & Karl, Jean Paula, Florian Joahn (Compulsory) www.compulsoryviewing.co.uk Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny

Sasha Rainbow www.kofiandlarteyfilm.com Letters to Britain

182

Jessica Bishopp (Compulsory) jsbishopp@gmail.com WYPIPO

Sasha Rainbow (Sasha Rainbow Ltd) sasharainbow@gmail.com Kofi and Lartey

183

Kyle Myers-Haugh (University of North Carolina-Wilmington) krm6848@uncw.edu Wargames

Patrick Fileti www.patrickfileti.com Kamali

184

Teresia Fant www.filmskolen.no/eksamensfilmer/kull-10/leve-loten Walker’s

Chris Filippone www.chrisfilippone.com Inferno

182

Louisa Rechenbach l.rechenbach@gmail.com Viva Løten!

Agnes Meng www.filmesdogajo.pt/histories_of_wolves.html How to Breathe in Kern County

182

They

Fabio Palmieri (NotWorkingFilms) notworkingfilms@gmail.com Histories of Wolves

185

Chloe White (Whalebone Films) chloe@whalebonefilms.com

Carly Jakins, Jared Jakins Everybody Shut Up

The Last Taboo

Arpeggio

194

Deniss Kacs denkacs@yahoo.com 183

As It Is On Earth

195

Pier Lorenzo Pisano pierlorepisa@gmail.com

277


INDEX Birds with no Legs

191

La gita (The school trip)

197

Salvatore Allocca www.zenmovie.it/la-gita

Pavlos Stamatis Blue Noise

Jonah Moshammer jamosh@berkeley.edu Contenders

Locals Only 202

195

189

193

196

195

196

197

198

193 201

202

201

202

Connor Simpson jconnorsimpson@gmail.com

278

194

MURMURS

191

My Sweet Prince

201

Needletail

196

NEW BRONX

190

No 89

194

Nora

195

Nursery Rhymes

199

Tom Noakes www.goono.tv 194

Ish Ait Hamou Kudzu

MOTEL

Meena Rathor (The End) meenarathore@hotmail.com

Alison James (No Thing Productions Pty Ltd.) www.no-thing.co/judas-collar Klem

196

Freddy Carter (Goldilocks Pictures) www.goldilockspictures.com

Andrea Andolina (Bobo e i suoi Amici and 040film S.R.L.) andrea@040film.com Judas Collar

Mosul 980

Filip Ignatowicz www.filipignatowicz.com

Ben Reid (Sweetdoh! Ltd.) tibo@sweetdoh.com (Producer) interview with Rossella

196

Alice Hamilton

Gianluca Santoni premierefilmdistribution@gmail.com Innocence

Moon Drops

Jason Bradbury (Hello Mozart) www.jasonbradbury.co

Petra Trampuž INDIMENTICABILE

201

Nichola Wong www.nicholawong.co.uk

Baptiste Petit-Gats www.yukunkun.fr HAPPY?

Miss Chazelles

Eric Ogden info@ericogden.com

Paul Marques Duarte contact@filmsheurebleue.com (Producer) Flowers

196

Ali Mohammed Saeed www.ishtariraq.com

Rodrigo Zan www.rodrigo-zan.com Find harbour for a day

Milk

Yoram Ever-Hadani (Jiminy Creative) www.costanza-films.com/moon-drops

Ash Morris www.farsidefilm.co.uk FENCED

194

Thomas Vernay (CUMULUS) thovernay@gmail.com

Charlie Reader (Compulsory) stephanie@compulsoryviewing.co.uk Farside

Melodi

Pennie Hunt www.punakaikiproductions.com/milk

Garry Crystal (Hidden Door Productions) garry@garrycrystal.com Everything You Didn’t Say

197

Michael Kam kam_michael@hotmail.com

Rikke Gregersen rikke.gregers@gmail.com Down

Lust

Alexe Landgren (Way Creative Films) fm@waycreative.se (Producer)

Sion Thomas sion877@hotmail.com DOG-EAT-DOG

201

Brent Harris (SKUNK and Egg Films)

Rebecca King www.contendersthefilm.com Dirt Ash Meat

191

Pat

195

Emma Wall 194

Pink Pool

Milda Baginskaitė (Pili Mili Films) www.pilimilifilms.com

192


Pulse

192

Luxi Xiao xiaolx0216@163.com Qui vive

197

195

193

193

193

The Damsels

The escape

The Field

189

the knowledge

192

The Shepherd

Brwa Vahabpour

Sara’s Intimate Confessions

198

Anastasia Lobkovski (Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture) anastasialobkovski@gmail.com

199

The tears thing

Emilie Blichfeldt www.vimeo.com/blichfeldt Fanny Ovesen www.filmskolen.no/eksamensfilmer/kull-10/she-pack Sides of a Horn

200

199

Ellie Rogers www.ellierogersdirector.com This Time Away

198

197

189

191

199

192

Tickle

189

TO HEAVEN, TO GATHER

200

Li Yue Chang taiwan.ayo@gmail.com 200

toni _ with _ an _ i

190

Marco Alessi marco@cler.co 199

Unf*ckable

193

Siham Hinawi emilyeverdee@gmail.com (Producer)

Tereza Vejvodová Tangled

200

Chris Chalklen www.chrischalklen.com

Madja Amin christine@halal.amsterdam (Producer) Sugar

199

Magali Barbe (Fulflood Film and Passion Pictures)

Alice Seabright www.aliceseabright.com/strange-days Stray Sheep

THE VISITOR

They Found Her in a Field

Hans Vannetelbosch www.vimeo.com/user35853424 Strange Days

The Spark

202

Giovana Olmos (Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema) olmos.gio@gmail.com Sons of No One

198

Jesper Isaksen www.jesperisaksen.com

Yero Timi-Biu Silvia in the waves

190

Clémence Poésy nelson@yukunkun.fr (Producer)

Toby Wosskow www.rhinomovie.com SIGNS

192

Behnam Taheri, Gideon Beresford (ROSCO 5) www.rosco5.com

Fabrice Joubert (Composite Films and Easter Moon Films) fabrice@eastermoonfilms.com

She-Pack

201

Tung Ying Hsieh eddie781128@gmail.com

Courtney Hope Therond courtney.therond@gmail.com Safety

191

Laetitia Martinoni (Iris Rêve Productions) laetitia.martinoni@gmail.com

Ryan Patch www.regulationfilm.com Rehearsal

The Cunning Man

Delphine Corrard (Origine Films) festivals@originefilms.fr (Producer)

Karina Węgiełek (Warsaw Film School) karina.wegielek@onet.pl Regulation

192

Zoë Dobson (Harvest Pictures & Ali Cook) victoria@thefilmfestivaldoctor.com

Caroline Bartleet caroline.bartleet@gmail.com Red

THE CAMEL BOY

Chabname Zariab (Bien Ou Bien Productions) distribution.bienoubien@gmail.com

Riley Sugars www.rileysugarsproductions.com.au Rachel

189

Louisa Connolly-Burnham nelson@yukunkun.fr (Producer)

Anaïs Debus (Cookies Films) l.denis@cookiesfilms.com (Producer) Rabbits

The Call Centre

189

Katie Lai

279


INDEX Vert

190

Kate Cox gabs@pinzutufilms.com (Producer) Views

190

191

Isle of I

190

Jeannette Louie www.jeannettelouie.com It’s always there

experimental 213 208

Elysa Wendi (City Contemporary Dance Company) www.jumpingframes.com a cloud on fire

208

209

207

205

Backpedal

204

Berta

206

Bloom

Emmanuel Fraisse (La Femis) g.amgar@femis.fr (Producer) Dogeater

204

EL HOR

206

Everything Felt Possible

204

Furnace of the Birds

Arsen Arzumanyan www.arsenarzumanyan.com

280

209

207 207

Shir Handelsman hamodiz@gmail.com 209

David Finkelstein www.lakeivan.org 208

Sabine Gruffat www.sabinegruffat.com The Glass Island

206

208

Olivier Perrier

Take it Down

Charlie Cattrall (Unit 9 Films) charliecattrall@gmail.com

204

Piotr Sulkowsky (Film-Fiction) sulkowskipm@gmail.com

Spiral Garage

Dianne Lucille Campbell www.die-hexen.com

205

Jeunghae Yim www.jprj.org

Recitative

Rafael Manuel www.vimeo.com/user37375348

206

Teo Guillem (Dvein Films) mudanzacontemporanea@gmail.com

PUNCH IT! 209

205

Kristian Mercado Figueroa (Motion Poems) krismerc@gmail.com

Play

Claudia Robles

207

Bill Brown www.heybillbrown.com

Neither Roses, Nor Daisies

Dani Pearce (LOTUS Films) studio@danipearce.com

207

Orlando Pedretti www.pedrettifilms.com/lancelot-lancleot

Mudanza Contemporanea

Ana Shametaj ana.shametaj91@gmail.com

207

Samona Olanipekun www.samona.co.uk

Mariposa

Amaury Camacho www.instagram.com/anamnesis2017 Apocalypse Wow!

Kindred

Life On The Mississippi

Lyoudmila Milanova, Steffi Lindner www.lucymilanova.com Anamnesis

208

Le Huu Dang Khoa ivmkhoa@gmail.com

Lancelot Lancelot

Julie Gaston www.les-gastons.com AGENS

Intermediate landscapes

202

Monet Morgan monetmorgan94@hotmail.co.uk

1958 Delivery

204

Richard Negre (aaa production) www.richardnegre.com

Atanu Mukherjee Wooly Hair

Information Superhighway

Mathew Nelson www.mathewnelsonfilm.com

Kwaku Awuku Asabre (MDMX Films) KwakuAwukuAsabre@gmail.com Wig

206

Eelyn Lee (Eelyn Lee Productions Ltd) info@eelynlee.com

Eddy Fifield eddyfifield@gmail.com We Do What We Can

Futurist Women of Barking and Dagenham

Alejandro Borsani aborsani@risd.edu

208


The Pioneer

206

Umi Ishihara www.ummmi.net/the-pioneer The Rat

205

205

209

Tree #3

204

Fashion

209

ARNETTE | Van Khokhlov

Helen Hideko steven_swirko@yahoo.de (Producer) You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born

The escape

205

Be Nice & Rewind

Victor Claramunt www.victorclaramunt.com

FaMily Friendly 213

Beautiful Colors

Chin Up

BEYOND | Leone

213

JoAnne Salmon (LoveLove Films) ghurcombe@lovelovefilms.com (Producer) 214

213

213

211

213

213

Siobhán Smith siobhanamysmiths@gmail.com

221

Burbuja

218

CERRUTI 1881 – Shared Wardrobe

219

CNMI – Woolmark

218

Fashion in the Dark II

222

From Beyond

223

Jordan Blady www.jordanblady.com 214

Pam Covington www.vimeo.com/pamcovington Stitch

Bottom of the Blue

Emily Ford-Halliday emilyfordhalliday@gmail.com

Ryan Patch www.regulationfilm.com Space Flower

221

Matteo Grimaldi (The Blink Fish) info@theblinkfish.com

Hannah Hill hh@hannahhill.tv Regulation

218

J.A. Moreno jose@jamoreno.tv

Carlos Velasco kate@carlosvelascoestudio.com

Grant Orchard www.studioaka.co.uk/OurWork/heyduggee Lasagne

218

Román Reyes (HYPNOS films) rr4s@hotmail.com

Charlie Swinbourne charlie@eyewitnessmedia.co.uk hey duggee

222

Nirma Madhoo (Studio Anatomy) nirma@anatomythestudio.com

Kosta Rakićević (Digitalkraft) borisa.simovic@gmail.com Hearing People for Deaf Dogs

218

LEONE (K48 Production) www.k48.it

Elias Sommer www.eliassommer.wixsite.com/design/death-dentures Echo

214

Van Khokhlov (K48 Production) www.k48.it

Cooper Battersby, Emily Vey Duke cooperbattersby@gmail.com

Dentures of Death

214

Omer Ben-Shachar www.treenumberthreefilm.com

Mariana Fagundes mariana@noctua.art.br Yckowrebbaj

213

Laetitia Martinoni (Iris Rêve Productions) laetitia.martinoni@gmail.com

Roberto Santaguida rob.santaguida@gmail.com To The River’s Cure

The blue of the sky

Arthur Shelton arthurshelton@hotmail.fr

Pilvi Takala programme@av-arkki.fi The Universe According to Dan Buckley

214

Pascal Schelbli (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) pascal.schelbli@filmakademie.de

Faisal AlAmer (C3 films) www.brzkh.com The Stroker

The Beauty

GAL 9000 (a set odyssey)

219

Boldizsar CR www.boldizsarcr.co.uk 214

Galamb Tailoring ‘18

219

Miklós Mendrei www.vimeo.com/300615987

281


INDEX Kingdom of Sport

221

Eliska Kyselkova eliskys@gmail.com Light

220

Warrior with a Crown

219

JMP, Francesco Cuizza nico@niccolomontanari.com

Gsus Lopez, Cristian Velasco www.gsuslopez.com LOUISE

Wearable Sound 222

music video 233 _ 4284 _ / I’m A Life – Isobel Anderson

219

5 Dollars – Christine and the Queens

220

25 – Kojey Radical

223

Abbott & Costello – Trish Clowes

222

Behold The Man – C’mon Tigre

Nowness x Burberry – The Dreamers: Katia and Marielle Labèque 221

Bluesman – Baco Exu do Blues

Fiona Jane Burgess (Lez Creative) rosie@brears.com (Producer)

Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt www.vimeo.com/dougbernardt 223

D I • A L (DLV BBDO) dialdirectors@gmail.com 218

220

218

Mary Evangelista maryevangelista@gmail.com

282

Destiny – Ricky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana

228

Falle Nioke – New Foundation

227

Feel Like Home – Tyler James Bellinger

229

Joseph Robert Redl josephrredl@gmail.com 220

Ryan Henry Knight (HÖMA Motion Pictures / KL DENDY) rh@donryanhenry.com Too Many Secrets

226

Tom Dream (Tom Dream Ltd) www.tomdream.co.uk

Victor Claramunt www.victorclaramunt.com the silence is black and white

229

Malin Nyqvist (Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland) jenni.ripatti@aalto.fi

Emma Dalzell-Khan rachelconnors@mac.com (Producer) The Perfect Parisienne

Cousin John – The Arrival

227

Tom CJ Brown tomcjbrown@gmail.com

Diyara Minrakhmanova, Maksim Bashkaev-Vaisbord www.outlaw.ru Self Portrait

227

Rose Hendry (HLA) rose.hdy@gmail.com Marco Molinelli, Sic Est (BDC) www.cmontigre.com

Puma Outlaw Film. Freedom

226

Taz Tron Delix (Compulsory) kiran@compulsoryviewing.co.uk (Producer)

Omar Perineau (Omar Perineau Films) mail@omarperineau.com

Nylon Farm

228

Colin Solal Cardo chryde@blogotheque.net (Producer)

Dino Dinoulis (Create 1st ) www.create1st.com Nouvelle Vague

228

Dave Neale www.imalife.com

Mara Palena marialiberapalena@gmail.com New Realities – A Virtual Catwalk Show

222

222

Joy Song www.joyxsong.com/morphing My answer is a lie. The truest lie of all.

Ya es Primavera

220

Olga Petrusewicz opetrusewicz@gmail.com Morphing

220

Victor Claramunt www.victorclaramunt.com

Benjo Arwas www.benjoarwas.com Molly Goddard Fashion Film

219

Mario Hamad, Ting-Wei Lu

CHEERLDR kevin@cheerldr.studio Mindfoolness – A Beginner’s Guide For Distraction

223

Laure Atanasyan laure.atanasyan@gmail.com

www.andadvertisingagency.com LOLA’S MANIFESTO

Two Spirits

Focus – Sigrid

229

Moth Studio info@moth.studio 221

Gunning For – Peyton Pinkerton

Jay Hollinsworth www.hollinsworth.com

228


If You Want To – Beabadoobee

229

Dream Boy or the Pursuit of Being

228

Auden Bui www.audenbui.com

226

Louisa Weichmann weichmannlouisa@gmail.com

bedroom (Compulsory) No Avocados in the Ghetto – Dekunle

John Connor Hammond (Studio 181) hammj763@gmail.com

Gaslight

Not Enough – Benny Sings

Bear Damen www.vimeo.com/315289175

Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre

Outside – Jurdan Bryant

228

In a Foreign Town

Playing with Fire – Breakup Shoes

226

Michael Shlain (Butcher Bird Studios) shlain@butcherbirdstudios.com

227

Lili

Scars – Hazey Eyes ft. Yoke Lore

Simon Dymond (Kato Pictures) simondymond@hotmail.com 227

Emmanuel Adjei (Compulsory) www.compulsoryviewing.co.uk 229

Ilya Belov (Hype Production) travnikova.yu@gmail.com 229

Joshua Neubert (Stuttgart Media University) joshua@neubert.com

226

Piggy

Caspar Leopard Wanna Be Here – Adam French

Savvas Stavrou Wannabe – Leyya

226

Rupert Höller hello@ruperthoeller.com You’re not Alone – Agoria

227

Hernan Corera , Cornas-Cavia

Thriller

233

Accelerate

233

Dian Weys (IdeaCandy) dian.weys@gmail.com Blue

Samantha Severin Cells

232

Raymond Wood www.cellsfilm.com Cubicle

231

Chloe Wicks chloe.wicks23@gmail.com Diversion

234

Mathieu Mégemont (Insolence Productions) www.insolenceproductions.com/catalogue/diversion/ Dog Skin

Tiago Teixeira (Void to Vortex) www.dogskinfilm.com

232

232

231

231

232

Carlota Pereda (IMVAL Madrid) carlotampereda@gmail.com Poacher

231

Tom Whitworth www.vimeo.com/tomwhitworthfilm Rain Catcher

232

Michele Fiascaris www.raincatcherfilm.com Shelter

234

Daniel Andrew Wunderer www.dawunderer.com SOUND

233

234

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Yfke van Berckelaer Madame

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Tawan Bazemore tb.kolorbars@gmail.com THE DEAD ONES

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John Michell (Antagonist) john@antagonist.online The Rabbit’s Foot

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Charlie Brafman, Magnus McCullagh (Strange Lightning) www.strangelightning.com The Third Hand

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Yoni Weisberg (Chief Productions) www.yonatanweisberg.com White Girl

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Issue 89 June / July 2019

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LIMITLESS IMAGINATION

The endurance of minimalism as a key trend and creative catalyst

Magnum Photos redefines genre with bold fashion collaborations

Les Rencontres d’Arles marks half a century with eco-conscious exhibits

Daan Roosegaarde is cleaning the planet with interactive installations

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