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Welcome The Aesthetica Short Film Festival opens on 7 November and continues until 11 November. Film is one of the most powerful art forms. It takes us to new places, introduces various cultures and languages, and reaches us on an emotional level that is both immediate and transformative. We all have a movie that changed our lives, which is why I am so pleased to present this year’s Official Selection. These are works that have been selected by our programmers due to their profound stories and innovative filmmaking techniques. This year’s ASFF is special. We have broadened our horizons by including feature films for the first time in this year’s competition. Alongside this, we are opening the Screen School VR Lab in partnership with London College of Communication, highlighting the immersive and changing nature of cinema. There are also diverse guest programmes from renowned organisations such as Iris Prize – showcasing the best LGBTQ+ shorts – as well as the British Urban Film Festival which looks at on-screen representation, and Underwire, which surveys women in film. Delving into historical archive and the importance of film to reflect upon global events, Imperial War Museum looks at the final year of WWI and Scottish Documentary Institute present female Syrian filmmakers’ experiences of being refugees. There is a film for everyone at ASFF. It’s our biggest, most ambitious and most accessible programme to date, with over 300 films and 100 events across 15 venues in the city of York. There are networking sessions, pitching sessions with the UK’s top funders and distributors, and masterclasses from the likes of British Vogue, Film4, i-D, Aardman Animation and more. Get your pens ready and plan your days well – it’s going to be a busy festival. Enjoy! Cherie Federico, Director 3


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

Screening Passes and Events Tickets can be pre-booked at www.asff.co.uk/tickets

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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 6 November, 09:00-18:00. Please bring a digital or printed copy of your receipt.

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P asses and Tickets can also be bought from the Hub during the festival depending on event availability.

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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.

Additional Box Offices Locations (Single Screening Tickets or Passes only): City Screen, 1331 Bar & Restaurant and Friargate Theatre. Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal Box Office, 18:00-20:00.

Ratings & content warnings

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M  ost films are C12-C15, but some may be C18. Please see the programme for details.

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Family Friendly programmes are indicated and can be found on p197.

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S ome films contain themes viewers may find upsetting or distressing. These will be clearly rated as C15 or C18.

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accessibility Aesthetica Short Film Festival is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all attendees. 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 p20 for more details. 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 Cinema Bambino provides a relaxed and welcoming space for those with babies and small children. ASFF has organised exclusive screenings for parents and guardians, with films rated 15 and under. For more information, please see p147 and look out for the symbol in the schedule. This 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.

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Buy One & Trade It In Ticket Deal Upgrade Your Ticket.

If you’ve only been to one screening and want to see more, trade in your Single Ticket for a full Festival Pass and receive a £5 discount. With our largest and most diverse programme to date, bump up your screening experience and discover new cinema. Ticket Exchanges are available at the Festival Hub: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD Festival Hub Opening Hours: Tuesday 6 – Sunday 11 November, 09:00-18:00

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Collecting Tickets

Restricted Screenings

Student Tickets

You will need to exchange your email receipt for a Festival Pass at the Festival Hub (York Theatre Royal) before you can access the screenings. The Festival Hub will be open from 09:00 on Tuesday 6 November and will remain open from 09:00-18.00 throughout the festival.

The majority of screenings will be certificate 12-15 with some certificate 18. All screenings suitable for children aged 4-12 will be classified as Family Friendly and have been programmed during the weekend. Please see the festival programme for the Family Friendly screening times.

In order to purchase a Student Ticket, you must have a valid student card as proof of ID. The student card must be valid during the festival period and must be shown in order to pick up your festival pass. Festival passes with a student discount cannot be issued without a valid student card.


TICKETS: FESTIVAL PASSES

UNLIMITED SCREENING PASS

2 DAY SCREENING PASS

1 DAY SCREENING PASS

SINGLE TICKET SCREENING

Unlimited Screening Pass 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 7 November until the end on Sunday 11 November.

2 Day Screening Pass 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.

1 Day Screening Pass 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.

Single Ticket Screening Valid for one screening at any venue from 7-11 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 7-11 November 2018 Prices Adult Senior Student 14 & under Family

£48.00 £43.20 £43.20 £18.00 £72.00

Dates Valid 7-11 November 2018 Prices Adult Senior Student 14 & under Family

£30.00 £29.00 £29.00 £14.50 £56.00

Dates Valid 7-11 November 2018 Prices Adult Senior Student 14 & under Family

£16.00 £14.50 £14.50 £9.50 £36.00

Dates Valid 7-11 November 2018 Prices Adult Senior Student 14 & under

£5.00 £4.00 £4.00 £3.50

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FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS

Meet our programmers With extensive industry experience – from curation and academia to production and development – this year’s programmers hail from a number of renowned UK institutions to create a diverse and thought-provoking programme across a range of genres, subject matters and styles.

Cherie Federico

Dale Donley

Rob Speranza

Cherie is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine  and the Director of the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF). Originally from New York, Cherie moved to the UK in 2002 to study for her Masters degree and founded Aesthetica, which she has developed into an international brand distributed in 600 stores in the UK and exported to 20 countries. Interested in visual culture, setting up ASFF has been a career highlight.

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 film and animation in particular. He loves to see animators pushing the boundaries of their craft to create something entirely new. He believes in strong aesthetics and powerful narratives that create a unique experience for the audience.

Rob is a producer, director and line producer from New York whose feature film credits include Arthur and Merlin, Entity, Inbred and Small Creatures (nominated for Best Film at EIFF 2013) alongside 15 short films. He has enjoyed screenings and awards at hundreds of festivals globally and has won over 60 awards for his work. Rob holds an MA and a PhD in film studies from the University of Sheffield.

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Abbe Robinson

andy guy

Sophie Brown

Abbe is a multi-award winning filmmaker. She has worked as an assistant director for over 15 years and has been commissioned twice as a Writer/Director by the UK Film Council and Screen Yorkshire. Her short film Private Life played at over 150 film festivals worldwide, winning 21 awards and her recent film La Ragazza e la Gondola is currently on the festival circuit. Abbe has been a programmer for numerous festivals.

Andy is a composer, editor, producer and programmer. He has worked on a number of award-winning international feature, short and documentary films which have screened at festivals that include Berlinale, Tribeca and Toronto. Andy joined the Aesthetica team in 2017 and has played an instrumental role in the festival’s new developments for 2018.

Sophie is a programmer adviser for BFI London Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest. She has written for publications including Dazed and Confused, Sight & Sound and Aesthetica, and coordinates for Scalarama, a nationwide celebration of cinema. She also curates Bijou Electric Empire Forever, a film strand focusing on lost treasures, underground voices, alienated perspectives and rebels in cinema.

Jess Loveland

Emma parker

mikey murray

Jess is a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive at Film Hub North, finding and developing new and emerging filmmakers and supporting them through the development and production of short and feature films. She was previously Development Executive for Creative England and Dublin-based Blinder Films, working across the film and television slate.

Emma has spent the last seven years working in film festivals, events and marketing across the country. Her varied and extensive roles have included being Venue Manager at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Assistant Producer at DocHouse, Marketing Manager at City Screen Picturehouse in York and most recently, Pop Up Marketing Manager for the renowned Picturehouse Cinemas.

Mikey’s films have screened internationally, and he was awarded the Scottish BAFTA award for Best First Time Writer in 2007. A graduate of UCLA’s MA in Directing and Screenwriting, Mikey also has a PhD in Film Practice and is a programme leader for the BA in Film Production at the University of Lincoln. He has programmed for Slamdance and is Director of the Indie-Lincs International Film Festival.

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BEST OF FEST JURY

Meet our jury Determining the best of ASFF across all genres, this year’s jury have worked on a range of cinematic projects from behind the scenes to the final stages of showcase and talent development. Having worked with BFI, London Film School, Creative England, Tate Modern and the BBC, as well as winning awards from The Guardian, BIFA and The Oscars, our jurors’ credits are both impressive and multidisciplinary.

Aleks Dimitrijevic

Alice ramsEy

Ananda Pellerin

Aleks Dimitrijevic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and studied Film and Entertainment Management in the UK, US and Australia. After working in advertising and content for 12 years, Aleks joined The Smalls where she has put together three editions of their short film festival in London and Singapore. She also led the launch of The Smalls Film Fund, a £25K grant for filmmakers to create ground breaking short films.

Alice works as a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive at Film Hub North, working with new and emerging writers, directors and producers across the North of England. Prior to this, Alice worked at Creative England as a Development and Production Executive, and at international sales and film finance company Bankside Films, working on projects by various directors such as Amma Asante and Michael Winterbottom.

Ananda is the Senior Editor, previously Programme Director, at Nowness, a global culture channel based in London, UK. Launched in 2010, Nowness’ programming strategy has established it as a gsource of inspiration across art, design, fashion, beauty, music, food, and travel. Ananda has also written and edited for Dazed, AnOther Magazine, BBC London Arts, i-D, Time Out and Penguin Random House.

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Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

iain gardner

Jaime Estrada-Torres

Emmanuel is the director of the British Urban Film Festival, founded in 2005 having previously worked for the Black Filmmaker Magazine International Film Festival and the Screen Nation Film & TV Awards. BUFF was rated the top film festival for diversity by Metro in 2016 and continues to act as an innovative platform for BAME filmmakers to showcase their work.

Iain is the short-form Animation Programmer and Curator of the McLaren Award for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. An a award-winning filmmaker in his own right, Iain graduated from the RCA and has produced the Academy Award-qualifying short, The Tannery. He was the Artistic Director of McLaren 2014. In 2013, he established his own company, Animation Garden Ltd.

Jaime is a Freelance Editor and Avid Film Products Specialist. His experience with editing technologies has seen him act as Avid consultant on films such as Tomorrow Never Dies; Lucas’s The Empire Strikes Back; Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Spielberg’s Band of Brothers. Jaime spent 12 years as the head of Editing at the London Film School before returning to freelance editing in 2017.

Julian foddy

kit monkman

Lauren houlton

Julian Foddy is VFX Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic – a visual effects and animation studio founded in 1975 by George Lucas. Julian’s personal credits include Avengers: Solo: A Star Wars Story and Ready Player One. Previous to his curent role, Julian worked at Double Negative on projects with Paul Greengrass (The Green Zone) and Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises).

Kit is a leading innovator in screen-based art and interactive media. He directed the visually experimental feature Macbeth and co-directed The Knife That Killed Me. He is also co-founder of KMA – an artistic collaboration that specialises in environmental installations – whose works have dramatically transformed public spaces across the world. Kit has worked with Prince and DV8.

Lauren is a writer and curator based in London. She works at Jerwood Visual Arts as Events Programmer, where she, often in collaboration with partnering organisations, curates and delivers their diverse public programme. In 2017, she was awarded the inaugural Michael O’Pray Prize for New Writing on Artist Moving Image. She is also regular a contributor to magazines such as Art Monthly.

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BEST OF FEST JURY

mike stubbs

niccolÒ montanari

rebecca Mark-Lawson

Mike Stubbs is the Director of FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology – the UK’s leading organisation for the commissioning and presentation of film, video and new media art forms. Encompassing a broad range of arts and media practice, his arts management, curating and advocacy has been internationally acknowledged. Mike has commissioned and produced over 350 exhibition programmes.

Niccolò is a curator and publicist, focusing on fashion film and video content with a strong aesthetic. He has a wealth of experience having co-founded the Berlin Fashion Film Festival and The Commissioners. He has also contributed to several platforms on the topic of fashion film including 1.4 and Vogue Italia. He currently supports filmmakers, distributing of video content across various media and festivals.

Rebecca is producer who has worked on multiple award-winning films, including the BIFA-winning Almost Heaven which premiered at Berlinale. She is currently producing a feature documentary – Irene’s Ghost – as well as developing a slate of new films and nurturing talent. Rebecca has also helped to produce awardwinning documentary and fiction short films for the likes of Film4, Channel 4, BFI and BBC Films.

sheyma buali

simran hans

Tom Ivin

Sheyma Buali joined BBC Arabic Festival in 2014, and became Director in 2015. With a focus on media, film and visual arts from the Arab world, she is also active in publishing as Commissioning Editor for Ibraaz Channel and Creative Time Reports as well as Culture Correspondent for Asharq AlAwsat. Previously she worked on the London Palestine Film Festival and the RAI International Ethnographic Film Festivals.

Simran Hans is a film writer and film critic for The Observer. She has also worked as a researcher and film programmer, hosting a variety of panel discussions and seminars about film and feminism in the wider cultural sphere. Her freelance writing has appeared in many international publications – both online and in print – including the BFI, Dazed, Little White Lies, Buzzfeed and VICE.

As i-D’s in-house video director, Tom has documented a number of explosive youth culture scenes around the world, including underground ravers in Kiev, alternative LGBTQ+ nightlife in New York and the family values of London’s exclusive talent incubator, Fashion East. Tom’s work pushes the boundaries of moving image and youth culture-focused documentary in the age of the internet.

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dan weldon

Cherie is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine  and the Director of the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF). Originally from New York, Cherie moved to the UK in 2002 to study for her Masters degree and founded Aesthetica, which she has developed into an international brand distributed in 600 stores in the UK and exported to 20 countries. Interested in visual culture, setting up ASFF has been a career highlight.

For 25 years, Dan Weldon produced critically acclaimed feature films and documentaries that won major awards in Cannes, Berlin and Edinburgh. As a writer/director, he has also written a number of screenplays for the likes of Stephen Frears, Amblin Pictures and Channel Four Films. Dan still writes and makes films, but he spends his time teaching as a Senior Lecturer at Northern Film School.

dan bartlett

heather niven

Daniel Fraga

Dan Bartlett is Programme Director for Moving Image and Digital Arts at London College of Communication. As an animation visual development artist, Dan’s work is primarily focused on the impact of digital technologies on mainstream feature-length and long-form television animation, live action filmmaking and VR experiences. He holds an MA in Illustration (Visual Communication).

Heather works for Science City York (SCY), which is now part of Make It York. Together, they work alongside businesses in IT & Digital, Creative and Bioscience industry areas and accelerate innovation in the city via organisational support and projects, as well as a lively workshop and events programme. SCY also provides development guidance, innovation advice and support to companies and individuals around the UK.

Daniel is a Creative Strategist at Somewhere Else. The Londonbased agency specialises in Virtual Reality, and helps clients tell powerful stories with immersive technologies. Somewhere Else’s recent VR productions include Canal+, France Télévisions, Adidas and UEFA. Daniel is also a guest lecturer at CREA Genève, University of INSEEC Business School in Switzerland.

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screen school: Vr lab jury

Cherie Federico

Annabelle Pangborn is the Director at Northern Film School and trained as a filmmaker at the Royal College of Art. She has worked extensively in film and television as a composer and sound designer on awardwinning drama, documentary, dance film and experimental animation. Annabelle has also produced films through her own production company which have been released through Columbia Tri Star.

the northern film school: best screenplay jury

annabelle pangborn


ASFF 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 and ASFF.

Cherie Federico

Dale Donley

kate simpson

Director of ASFF & Editor of Aesthetica

Director of ASFF & Production Director of Aesthetica

Assistant Editor

Andy Guy

hannah skidmore

laura tordoff

Festival Coordinator / Technical Advisor

Marketing Coordinator

Designer

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Cassandra Weston

Sophie Lake

Eleanor Sutherland

Operations Manager

Marketing & Administration Assistant

Digital Assistant

katherine smira

Roisin Mullins

jeremy appleyard

Educational Bookings Coordinator & Artists’ Directory

Events Assistant, FEDs Trainee

Advertising Coordinator

special thanks: Lindsay Whitwell

Abbe Robinson

Jim Poyner

Technicians

Sam Agnew

Rob Speranza

James Arden

Firefly AV

Dave Smith

Sophie Brown

Jason Higgins

All our wonderful

Hannah Clugston

Emma Parker

Harmony Staff

volunteers

Jessica Loveland

Mikey Murray

Venue Staff

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Venues Dynamic Backdrops.

This year, our selection of venues offers a cinematic playground, accessible to all. From dramatic medieval halls and purpose-built theatres to renovated structures and riverside picturehouses, an eclectic mix of historic and contemporary buildings come together to celebrate the possibilities of film across the city. Creating a map between York’s most visited sites, each location has been chosen to be part of a wider cultural and geographical exchange, enhancing the festival experience for both local, national and international audiences, whilst connecting old with new as ASFF embraces tradition and innovation in the 21st century.

Festival Hub York Theatre Royal St Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD Opening Hours: Wednesday 7 – Sunday 11 November 09:00-18:00 20


VENUES

1331 (non-accessible) Seating Capacity: 50 Situated in York’s lively Latin Quarter, this gastro-bar is a true hive of activity, which also houses a luxury cinema featuring reclining seats and table service.

Belfrey Hall (partially accessible) Seating Capacity: 100 Belfrey Hall sits in a world of its own behind Stonegate. Settled in a courtyard, it faces the Norman House, and is overlooked by the iconic York Minster.

Bootham School (fully accessible)

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

Seating Capacity: 100 The Bootham School Arts Centre is the city’s stunning new arts venue with state-of-the art facilities. The building was shortlisted for the York Design Award in 2014.

Seating Capacity: 207 / 130 / 120 Overlooking the River Ouse, City Screen is at the heart of independent film in York and the venue for our Opening Night. A place to network and experience film.

city screen basement (fully accessible)

everyman (Screens 2 & 3 accessible, 1 & 4 non-accessible)

Seating Capacity: 100 The Basement is a popular cultural venue situated below City Screen Picturehouse cinema, right in the heart of York. It has hosted live music, comedy and drama since 2000.

Seating Capacity: 200 / 52 / 55 / 22 Formally York’s Odeon cinema, the iconic Art Deco building was reopened in early 2018, offering a luxurious setting for experiencing the best in independent film.

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VENUES

Explore York (fully accessible)

Friargate Theatre (non-accessible)

Seating Capacity: 20 Explore York is the first venue of its kind in the country. At the Videotheque you can watch all the films in the festival on a computer, so if you miss anything, pop in.

Seating Capacity: 100 Hidden near the River Ouse and home to Riding Lights Theatre Company, Friargate Theatre features a 100-seat studio theatre and a cafe-style performance space.

King’s Manor (non-accessible)

micklegate social (partially-accessible)

Seating Capacity: 120 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.

Seating Capacity: 120 Sister venue to the renowned Fossgate Social in Walmgate, this newly opened space boasts a basement bar for live events, and is just a few steps away from Everyman.

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

York St John University (YSJU) (fully accessible)

Seating Capacity: 180 An award-winning medieval church and home of the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival. NCEM is a short and pleasant walk from the city centre.

Seating Capacity: 180 / 120 / 64 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 our masterclass sessions.

York Theatre Royal (YTR) (fully accessible)

Yorkshire Museum (fully accessible)

Seating Capacity: 700 (Main) / 100 (Studio) Newly refurbished for 2016, York’s premier theatre venue has a history dating back to the early 18th century. It will be home to the ASFF Hub and Screen School VR Lab.

Seating Capacity: 300 The venue for our Closing Night ceremony, the museum was founded by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in 1830 and can be found inside the York Museum Gardens.

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Videotheque Curate Your Own Screening.

Been recommended a specific film? Want to see something again? ASFF Videotheque offers the entire 2018 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. 24


SPECIAL EVENTS Discover. Connect. Engage.

Whether your interests are in editing and production, connecting with branded content or scoping out the next generation of talent, this year’s broad presentation of masterclasses, panel discussions, guest programmes and networking opportunities offer something for everyone, bringing industry leaders together in one thriving city for five inspirational days. Highlights for 2018 include the launch of the Screen School VR Lab in collaboration with London College of Communication, pitching sessions with the UK’s top Distributors including Curzon Artificial Eye and Dogwoof, and Showcase Screenings with leading institutions including London College of Fashion, Manchester School of Art and London Film School. To find out more about this year’s events, visit: www.asff.co.uk/tickets/#events

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SCHEDULE: SPECIAL EVENTS | PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS ON P34

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER event

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Youth Programme 1

Yorkshire Museum

10:00-11:00

Screen School VR Lab

York Theatre Royal (Keregan Room)

10:00-23:00

Morning Coffee + Panel From Script to Screen: Developing a Must-See Story

City Screen Basement

11:00-12:00

VR Discussion 1 VR Broadcasting: The Changing Face of Journalism

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer)

12:00-13:00

The MOMENT Brain Controlled Film – Special Screening

Museum Gardens

12:00-16:15

Networking Session 1

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer)

13:30-15:00

Filmmakers Meet & Greet

City Screen Basement

15:00-16:00

Opening Night

City Screen

18:30-23:00

masterclass

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Compulsory Emerging Directors: Focusing Your Ambitions

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

13:30-14:30

BBC Writersroom Where To Take an Idea

Yorkshire Museum

13:45-14:45

Festival Formula A Filmmaker’s Strategy: The Festival Circuit

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

15:00-16:00

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THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER event

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Youth Programme 2

Yorkshire Museum

09:00-10:00

Screen School VR Lab

York Theatre Royal (Keregan Room)

10:00-23:00

Videotheque

Explore York

10:00-19:30

Women in Film: Prospects and Perspectives Showcase Screening York St John University

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

10:00-12:00

Youth Programme 3

Bootham School

10:30-11:30

Morning Coffee + Panel Documentary Filmmaking: Finding the Right Angle

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

11:00-12:00

Networking Session 2

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

11:00-12:30

Tea & Cake Reception YSJU Showcase Screening

York Theatre Royal Upper Foyer

12:00-13:00

The MOMENT Brain Controlled Film – Special Screening

Museum Gardens

12:00-16:15

VR Discussion 2 AI and VR: Unprecedented Models

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

12:45-13:45

Pitching Sessions Dogwoof

De Grey 103, York St John University

13:00-15:00

The Foundations of Filmmaking: A Creative Network Showcase Screening London Film School

City Screen (Screen 3)

13:30-15:30

Pitching Sessions StudioCanal

De Grey 120, York St John University

15:00-17:00

Filmmakers Meet & Greet

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

15:00-16:00

VR Soirée Dinner & Networking (Invitation only)

De Grey Rooms Cocktail Lounge

18:00-21:00

Time of the Season: 1960s Party

Micklegate Social

20:00 - Late

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THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) masterclass

venue

time

StudioCanal The International Marketplace: Maximising a Film’s Potential

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

12:30-13:30

Film4 A Commissioner’s Guide to Award-Winning Ideas

Yorkshire Museum

13:30-14:30

Spring Films Documentary Filmmaking: Telling the Story

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

14:00-15:00

Matt Greenhalgh Screenwriting: Creating a Breakthrough Story

Yorkshire Museum

15:00-16:00

Caviar Branded Content: Visual Dialogues

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

15:30-16:30

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER event

venue

time

Director’s Picks: Opening Night Repeat Screening

York Theatre Royal (Main)

10:00-11:00

Screen School VR Lab

York Theatre Royal (Keregan Room)

10:00-23:00

Screen School VR Lab & Immersive Experiences

Micklegate Social

10:00-18:00

Videotheque

Explore York

10:00-17:30

Celebrating Ambition, Vision and Talent Showcase Screening NAHEMI

City Screen (Screen 2)

10:30-12:30

Morning Coffee + Panel Directing: Establishing a Unique Style

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

11:00-12:00

Networking Session 3

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer)

11:00-12:30

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FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) event

venue

time

Pitching Sessions DocSociety

De Grey 124, York St John University

11:00-13:00

Dialogues Between Art and Film Showcase Screening Falmouth University

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

11:15-13:15

Jury Lunch

1331 Bar & Restaurant

12:00-14:00

Meet the Film Festivals Forum

1331 Bar & Restaurant

12:00-14:00

The MOMENT Brain Controlled Film – Special Screening

Museum Gardens

12:00-16:15

VR Discussion 3 VR Filmmaking: How to Create a 360° Film

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer)

12:45-13:45

Breaking the Rules: Filmmaking Beyond Boundaries Showcase Screening Manchester School of Art

Everyman Cinema (Screen 1)

12:45-14:45

Pitching Sessions Goldfinch First Flights

De Grey 228, York St John University

13:00-15:00

The A-Z of Making a Stand Out Short Showcase Screening London College of Communication

City Screen (Screen 2)

13:00-15:00

Pitching Sessions Curzon

De Grey 124, York St John University

13:30-15:30

Collaboration and Innovation Showcase Screening University of Lincoln

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

13:45-15:45

Filmmakers Meet & Greet

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

15:00-16:00

Meet the Film Festivals

Belfrey Hall

16:00-20:30

Pitching Sessions Altitude

De Grey 124, York St John University

16:00-18:00

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FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) event

venue

time

Which Story Do I Tell? Showcase Screening Northumbria University

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

16:15-18:15

Challenging Fashion Through Film Showcase Screening London College of Fashion

Everyman Cinema (Screen 1)

16:30-18:00

Networking Session 4

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer)

16:30-18:00

Jury Dinner

1331 Bar & Restaurant

16:30-18:30

Drinks Reception London College of Fashion

Everyman Cinema

18:00-19:00

Friday Night Party

1331 Bar & Restaurant

21:00 - Late

masterclass

venue

time

Dazed Video Content: Reaching Your Online Audience

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

10:00-11:00

HOME Manchester Film Curation: Cinema for the Public

De Grey 125, York St John University

11:00-12:00

Industrial Light & Magic Visual Effects: Achieving the Impossible

Yorkshire Museum

11:15-12:15

BFI NETWORK Nurturing New Talent

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

11:30-12:30

Fashion on Film Insights from British Vogue

York Theatre Royal (Main)

11:30-13:00

Realised Realities On the Horizon: Immersive Gaming

De Grey 125, York St John University

12:30-13:30

Aardman Style and Success: The World of Animation

Yorkshire Museum

12:45-13:45

Mark Cousins in Conversation Inspirational Narratives

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

13:00-14:00

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FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) masterclass

venue

time

Chris Shepherd Individual Methods: Finding Your Voice

De Grey 125, York St John University

14:00-15:00

i-D / VICE / SHOWstudio / NOWNESS / Maker Projects Filmmaking as a Tool: Fashion and Branding

Yorkshire Museum

14:15-15:15

ArtAngel Art on Screen: New Directions

Bootham School

14:30-15:30

Baby Cow Comedy and Drama: Making an Impact

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

14:30-15:30

Beggars Group Sound on Screen: A Home for Music

De Grey 125, York St John University

15:30-16:30

Alice Lowe in Conversation Women in Industry

York Theatre Royal (Main)

15:30-16:30

Framestore Narratives Without Boundaries: VFX Redefining Cinema

Yorkshire Museum

15:45-16:45

Triforce Creative Network Diverse Perspectives: Creating an Inclusive Industry

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

16:00-17:00

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venue

time

Videotheque

Explore York

09:30-16:30

Screen School VR Lab

York Theatre Royal (Keregan Room)

10:00-23:00

Screen School VR Lab & Immersive Experiences

Micklegate Social

10:00-18:00

Morning Coffee + Panel Funding: How to Get a Project Noticed

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

11:00-12:00

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

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SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER (CONTINUED) event

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time

Networking Session 5

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

11:00-12:30

Pitching Sessions BFI NETWORK

De Grey 124, York St John University

11:00-13:00

The MOMENT Brain Controlled Film – Special Screening

Museum Gardens

12:00-16:15

BFI NETWORK Programmer’s Lunch

1331 Bar & Restaurant

13:30-15:00

Pitching Sessions Scottish Documentary Institute

De Grey 124, York St John University

13:30-15:30

Networking Session 6

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

13:30-15:00

Filmmakers Meet & Greet

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

15:00-16:00

VR Discussion 4 Financial Models: The Future of VR

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

15:30-16:30

Pitching Sessions iFeatures

De Grey 124, York St John University

16:00-18:00

Creativity and Risk: The Skills of the Future? Showcase Screening Northern Film School

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

17:00-19:00

Meet the Filmmakers Social

Everyman

19:00-21:00

masterclass

venue

time

Pinewood Studios Elements of Sound: Bringing Cinema to Life

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

11:00-12:00

Programmer Insights Finding Success at Festivals

De Grey 125, York St John University

12:00-13:00

Somewhere Else New Technologies: Is VR the Future?

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

12:30-13:30

Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

14:00-15:00

The Association of Camera Operators Life Behind the Lens: The Role 32of the Camera Operator


masterclass

venue

time

The Brothers McLeod Exploring Animation in a Digitised World

De Grey 125, York St John University

14:00-15:00

Women in Film & TV Rethinking Roles: Women in Industry

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

14:30-15:30

Mick Audsley Editing in the 21st century: The Digital Cutting Room

Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

15:30-16:30

event

venue

time

Videotheque

Explore York

11:00-15:30

Screen School VR Lab

York Theatre Royal (Keregan Room)

10:00-18:00

Screen School VR Lab & Immersive Experiences

Micklegate Social

10:00-18:00

Morning Coffee + Panel The Digital Age: Filmmaking on a Budget

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

11:00-12:00

Networking Session 7

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

12:00-13:30

The MOMENT Brain Controlled Film – Special Screening

Museum Gardens

12:00-16:15

Genre: Finding Your Voice, Reaching Your Audience Showcase Screening Middlesex University

City Screen (Screen 2)

12:15-14:15

VR Discussion 5 The Ethics of Illusion: VR in the Everyday

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

14:00-15:00

Filmmakers Meet & Greet

City Screen Basement (Free Coffee)

15:00-16:00

Awards Ceremony

Yorkshire Museum

16:00-17:30

Marston’s Closing Night Drinks Reception

Yorkshire Museum

17:30-18:30

Wrap Party

1331 Bar & Restaurant

19:00 - Late

SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER

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TICKETS: SPECIAL EVENTS Opening night Kicking off ASFF’s eighth edition is the Opening Night at York’s own riverside arthouse cinema and live venue, City Screen, with a dynamic and diverse taster of films from the festival’s Official Selection. The screening is followed by a drinks reception, which is a great opportunity to meet delegates and filmmakers alike. All guests will receive a free Official ASFF VIP Bag. Date & Time: Wednesday 7 November 18:30-23:00

Venue: City Screen

Price: £12.00

youth engagement programme A specially curated programme of short films from the Official Selection, these screenings are designed to show the best of short film to young people aged 11-14. These young festival goers can nominate their favourite film for the York Youth Award. This exciting programme will inspire young people to develop a lifelong relationship with contemporary cinema and moving image. Date & Time: Various dates & times. Please see timetable.

Venue: Various. Please see timetable

Price: Invitation only

york st john showcase: coffee & cake reception Join York St John for tea and cake in the Upper Foyer of York Theatre Royal. Meet and connect with both delegates and filmmakers from the university and discuss topics surrounding women in film: what does it take for a female practitioner to break through into the industry? Share prospects and perspectives in a welcoming environment. Free for all festival pass-holders. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 12:00-13:00

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Venue: York Theatre Royal Upper Foyer

Price: Free with Festival Pass


vr soirÉe This special evening invites attendees to consider the practicalities and challenges of VR filmmaking, as well as the potential of VR, its role in the future of cinema and its purpose beyond the realm of filmmaking. Debate and discuss one of today’s most pertinent topics: looking at how new technologies are affecting visual media. Private VR Sessions included for all attendees. Invitation only. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 18:00-21:00

Venue: De Grey Rooms Cocktail Lounge

Price: Invitation only

Time of the Season: ASFF Brings Back the 1960s Relax in Micklegate Social and enjoy the nostalgic sounds of the 1960s. Take advantage of this great opportunity to mingle with filmmakers from the Official Selection, delegates, ASFF representatives and fellow attendees, and chat about all things film related. Or grab a drink and simply enjoy the electric atmosphere and the sounds of a defining era amongst friends. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 20:00 - Late

Venue: Micklegate Social

Price: Free with Festival Pass

director’s pick: opening night repeat screening Here is your chance to view the films that launched ASFF 2018; the Opening Night screening covers a range of genres and filmic styles. This is a great introduction for ASFF first-timers as well as an opportunity for festival veterans to ease themselves into a full five days of screenings, masterclasses and networking – a brilliant chance to see the breadth of films on offer. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 10:00-11:00

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Main)

Price: Free with Festival Pass

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TICKETS: SPECIAL EVENTS film festivals networking lunch This year, ASFF invites attending festivals to join us for a Film Festivals Networking Lunch at 1331. This is a great opportunity for festival organisers to meet up and discuss strategies, programming and potential collaborations, encouraging partnerships and creating a platform for cultural exchange in an informal setting. Free for festival representatives. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 12:00-14:00

Venue: 1331 Bar & Restaurant

Price: Invitation only

meet the film festivals marketplace Speak with today’s programmers behind leading UK and international festivals and tune in to what they are looking for. This is an invaluable networking opportunity; chat to organisers from those shaping the industry and build your contacts with the likes of London Short Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Dublin International Film Festival. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 16:00-20:30

Venue: Belfrey Hall

Price: £7.00

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 landscape at the iconic Everyman. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 18:00-19:00

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Venue: Everyman Cinema

Price: Free with Festival Pass


Friday Night Party: soundtrack to my life Located in York’s vibrant Latin Quarter, 1331 is the ideal place to start the weekend ahead. Alongside its role as a festival venue and ASFF’s official restaurant and bar, 1331 is a go-to place throughout the festival, playing host to the legendary Friday Night Party, where you can connect with friends old and new in a relaxed, as well as networking with creatives in a dynamic atmosphere. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 21:00 - Late

Venue: 1331 Bar & Restaurant

Price: Free with Festival Pass

bfi network programmer’s lunch In this one-off, invitation only event, ASFF provides the opportunity for filmmakers shortlisted for the Film Hub North Filmmaker Award to meet and network with programmers over an informal lunch. Attendees will discuss the changing nature of cinema in today’s industry and be able to ask questions about what makes a film stand out from the crowd. Invitation only; funded by the BFI NETWORK. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 13:30-15:00

Venue: 1331 Bar & Restaurant

Price: Invitation only

meet the filmmakers social Get to know the creatives at the heart of ASFF 2018 at Everyman on Saturday night. This event invites filmmakers and guests to network with established and emerging practitioners from the Official Selection. This is your chance to expand your contacts and liaise with industry professionals, fellow filmmakers and delegates, learning more about the content behind this year’s screenings. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 19:00-21:00

Venue: Everyman Cinema

Price: £7.00

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TICKETS: SPECIAL EVENTS Industry & Filmmakers Networking Sessions The perfect platform to interact with film aficionados and experts alike, we offer a professional, yet relaxed environment in which to discuss both current and future projects and to establish connections. Held at York Theatre Royal, ASFF’s bustling hub, we welcome representatives from arts organisations across the UK to engage with attendees about their work. See p208 for more details. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, see p25.

Venue: Colonnade & Upper Foyer York Theatre Royal

Price: £7.00

Pitching Sessions New for 2018, we are giving a selection of filmmakers the chance to pitch their projects to industry professionals from the UK’s biggest funding, production and distribution organisations. This is a key opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on your work. All individuals must enter via an online form and are then selected by the festival team. Please see p50 for details on how to register. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, p25.

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

Price: £24.00 Online booking required.

morning coffee sessions Join us for an intimate Q&A session with filmmakers from the Official Selection as they discuss topics such as documentary production, finding a directorial style and working on low budgets. Taking place daily at City Screen’s Basement Bar, these panels are an ideal way to kick off a busy day of screenings and events by networking over a cup of coffee and learning something new. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November 11:00-12:00

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Venue: City Screen Basement

Price: Free with Festival Pass


filmmakers meet & greet Head down to the central City Screen basement to catch up with friends old and new. This is a laid-back hour where you can grab a tea or coffee and chat to filmmakers who are screening at ASFF as part of the 2018 Official Selection. Network, discuss potential collaborations, and plan the rest of your festival experience in a friendly, informative all-inclusive and relaxed environment. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November 15:00-16:00

Venue: City Screen Basement

Price: Free with Festival Pass

screen school VR Lab This year, we invite film lovers to consider the increasing possibilities of filmmaking as we launch our Screen School VR Lab in partnership with London College of Communication. Join us as we explore new dimensions created by some of the world’s most innovative filmmakers. Tickets available to book on a first come, first served basis from the Festival Hub and are released daily. Please see p88 for more details. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, see film timetable.

Venue: Various, please see timetable.

Price: Free with Festival Pass but pre-booking required

VR Discussions Running alongside our new VR lab, we invite industry professionals 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. Please see p48 for more details. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, see p25.

Venue: Colonnade & Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal

Price: Free with Festival Pass

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TICKETS: SPECIAL EVENTS cinema bambino Returning for a fourth year, ASFF creates specially tailored screenings for parents and carers of babies from 0 months to two years old. We have organised an exciting and diverse selection of films, to be experienced in a relaxed and welcoming environment where you can park your buggy and enjoy film. Selected for adult viewers, rated 15 max. Look out for the symbol in the timetable. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, see film timetable.

Venue: Various. Please see film timetable

Price: Included with Festival Pass

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 to visitors with hearing impairments. Screenings run daily. Look out for the symbol in the timetable. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, see film timetable.

Venue: Various. Please see film timetable

Price: Included with Festival Pass

the moment brain controlled film The MOMENT is an interactive film which uses a Brain Computer Interface to collect attention data from the viewer and turn it into a real-time narrative. Each time the film is watched, the rhythms of the viewer’s brain creates a new narrative combination based on attention spans and interest. In total there are 18 billion possible stories. From Writer / Director Richard Ramchurn. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November 12:00-16:15, please see specific screening times on day.

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Venue: Museum Gardens

Price: Free with Festival Pass


showcase screenings & industry panels An imaginative series of curated guest screenings and discussions from the UK’s leading organisations. For 2018, we welcome guest institutions including Manchester School of Art, London College of Communication, London Film School, NAHEMI and York St John University. Must-attend events for those seeking to be inspired by the next generation of talent. Please see p96 for more details. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, see film timetable.

Venue: Various. Please see film timetable

Price: Free with Festival Pass

guest programmes & Q&A s We look to the importance of both history and diversity, marking the centenary of WWI with Imperial War Museum, whilst looking back on 100 years of women’s suffrage with Underwire Festival. Iris Prize and British Urban Film Festival return to ASFF with BAME and LGBTQ+ shorts, alongside a programme from the Scottish Documentary Institute. Please see p119 for more details. Date & Time: Daily 7-11 November Various times, see film timetable.

Venue: Various. Please see film timetable

Price: Free with Festival Pass

awards ceremony, marston’s reception & wrap party Yorkshire Museum plays host to the festival’s closing ceremony, offering an inspiring finish to the five-day run. The Festival Winner, Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay, winners from each genre, People’s Choice and the Youth Award winner will all be announced and congratulated at this infamous event. Each guest will recieve a free drink, courtesy of Marston’s. Date & Time: Sunday 11 November 16:00 - Late

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

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EVENTS: SHOWCASE SCREENINGS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Showcase Screenings & Panel Discussions Covering a range of subject matters and stylistic approaches, these Showcase Screenings push the boundaries of creative endeavour, drawing a line between tradition and innovation whilst showcasing a breadth of ideas from those producing the next generation of talent. This year’s discussions cover topics such as creating wider inclusivity in the industry, balancing the intersection between art and film and honing a unique voice through establishing collaborative networks.

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Women in Film: Prospects and Perspectives

Date Thursday 8 November

2018 has unveiled yet more scrutiny of the gender imbalance in the film industry, both onscreen and behind the camera. What does it take for a female practitioner to break through into the industry? Sharing their approaches, a panel of filmmakers offer a fresh perspective on the current landscape.

Time 10:00-12:00

The Foundations of Filmmaking: A Creative Network

Date Thursday 8 November

Groundbreaking cinema develops from three core principles: diversity, community and creative exchange. With these fundamentals in mind, the London Film School (LFS) explores the importance of having a supportive and creative network whilst producing innovative pieces that defy boundaries.

Time 13:30-15:30

Venue York Theatre Royal Studio Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue City Screen (Screen 3) Price Free with Festival Pass


Celebrating Ambition, Vision and Talent Showcasing shorts from visionary filmmakers, this screening and panel offers audiences a chance to discover an exciting array of genres and styles, whilst joining in a larger conversation about the role of film schools as an outlet for new visionaries. Discussion topics also include the influence of contemporary issues and new technologies on wider markets.

Dialogues between art and film First and foremost, filmmaking is an artistic practice. Beyond the narrative form, practitioners can explore their vision on screen, incorporating techniques and inspiration from the wider cultural sphere, a tradition that Falmouth University proudly encourages. Filmmakers Mark Jenkin and Rachael Jones highlight the intersection between fine art and moving image.

Date Friday 9 November Time 10:30-12:30 Venue City Screen (Screen 2) Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Friday 9 November Time 11:15-13:15 Venue York Theatre Royal Studio Price Free with Festival Pass

Breaking the Rules: Filmmaking Beyond Boundaries

Date Friday 9 November

Film is a constantly evolving art form that continues to challenge convention and champion innovation. Analysing their work within this new cultural sphere, a group of filmmakers dissect the process of generating visionary ideas, escaping traditional standards and finding unique perspectives by breaking all the rules.

Time 12:45-14:45

THE A-Z OF MAKING A STAND OUT SHORT

Date Friday 9 November

What’s the secret to making a memorable film? Is it in the subject matter, or the way the story’s told? Does it involve visual flair and production values or innovation and risk-taking? This provocative showcase of narratives celebrates new work by filmmakers. From conception to delivery and distribution this panel addresses how to make a truly stand-out short.

Venue Everyman (Screen 1) Price Free with Festival Pass

Time 13:00-15:00 Venue City Screen (Screen 2) Price Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: SHOWCASE SCREENINGS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS collaboration and innovation Boasting connections with BBC, BAFTA, RTS and BFI, the Lincoln School of Film & Media’s ethos is built upon creating inspiring partnerships. The school presents a selection of films by the next generation, centred around this ethos of collaboration and inspiration. They will discuss how innovative works are achieved, considering the importance of creative exchange.

Which Story Do I Tell? How many different ways are there to tell a story? And how do you identify which is the best approach? This showcase of documentaries and narrative fictions examines how substance and style collide to create engaging narratives. Considering the importance of creative sensibility, they discuss techniques for developing a voice that will resonate beyond the work.

Challenging Fashion Through Film Fashion film is typically considered an extension of advertising – a seductive tool to encourage clicks and consumerism. But the power of film can also be harnessed to subvert stereotypes, challenge ideals and propose new visions. A panel of creatives will discuss their visionary work, as well as the use of film as a tool for change, influencing the wider industry.

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Date Friday 9 November Time 13:45-15:45 Venue York Theatre Royal Studio Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Friday 9 November Time 16:15-18:15 Venue York Theatre Royal (Studio) Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Friday 9 November Time 16:30-18:00 Venue Everyman (Screen 1) Price Free with Festival Pass

Creativity and risk: the skills of the future?

Date Saturday 10 November

Are we obsessed with training and not idea creation? The BFI has outlined their Funding Priority, wanting “projects which are experimental and pioneering” and even “those which have no compelling, upfront commercial value.” Come and join us for a lively debate with industry, teachers and students.

Time 17:00-19:00 Venue York Theatre Royal Studio Price Free with Festival Pass


Genre: Finding Your Voice, Reaching Your Audience Defining a film by genre can be perceived as either limiting or liberating to a filmmaker’s vision. Reassessing the relevance of genre in the filmmaking landscape, a panel of filmmakers analyse their own work, influences and processes, exploring how stylistic definitions can help frame a marketing strategy.

Date Sunday 11 November Time 12:15-14:15 Venue City Screen (Screen 2) Price Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: MORNING COFFEE & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Morning coffee Panel Discussions & Free Coffee Join the Official Selection filmmakers for an informal and inspiring start to the day. Join us for intimate Q&A sessions to discuss timely and industry relevant topics such as Funding Your Film, Documentary Filmmaking, Bringing a Script to the Screen and Establishing a Directorial Style. These informative events run daily at City Screen Basement, with delegates offering their industry knowledge. Each panel provides an ideal way to kick off your day of festival events – networking over a relaxed cup of coffee.

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from script to screen: developing a must-see story

Date Wednesday 7 November

Find out more about the process frame-by-frame, from drafting ideas and creating a fixed timescale to developing screenplays and realising a unique vision for the big screen. Pulling from a range of experiences, this year’s panelists explore what it really takes to deliver a must-see story today.

Time 11:00-12:00

Documentary Filmmaking: Finding the Right Angle

Date Thursday 8 November

Documentary covers some of the most fascinating and touching cinematic works from our time. 2018’s visiting documentarians speak openly about their approaches to factual filmmaking, including finding a unique subject and listing creative methods that help to capture an unrehearsed depiction of life.

Time 11:00-12:00

Venue City Screen Basement Price Free with Festival Pass

Venue City Screen Basement Price Free with Festival Pass


Directing: Establishing a Unique Style A unique directorial style is fundamental to so many iconic pieces of work, and the current landscape is no exception. A selected panel from this year’s Official Selection breaks down their methods of direction to discuss the importance of developing an individual style, drawing on their influences and inspirations for creating exceptional and skilfully crafted films.

Funding: How to Get a Project Noticed Financing at any level is hard, and perseverance is key. The film industry is no different. But pitching a project as an investment is vital, whether through applications or when approaching private sources. Panelists give an overview of finances, analysing effective methods of funding as well as budgeting and presenting projects to wider audiences.

The Digital Age: Filmmaking on a budget Filmmaking is an expensive business, and finding your feet in the industry can be tricky. Fortunately, in today’s digital age, affordable equipment means that an increasing number of creators are taking a DIY approach to realising their ideas. This panel looks at low-budget filmmaking, drawing from real-world examples of turning projects into reality.

Date Friday 9 November Time 11:00-12:00 Venue City Screen Basement Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Saturday 10 November Time 11:00-12:00 Venue City Screen Basement Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Sunday 11 November Time 11:00-12:00 Venue City Screen Basement 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 industry professionals and practitioners to share their experiences of working with new technologies, and what this means for the future of independent film. In these relaxed discussions, our guests explore both the practicalities and challenges of VR filmmaking, considering a variety of techniques as well as how these new and unprecedented realities affect the changing landscape of cinema.

VR Broadcasting: The Changing Face of Journalism

Date Wednesday 7 November

Immersive journalism promises to accelerate viewers closer to the story than ever before, but what does that mean for the “traditional� news story? Our panelists discuss how VR filmmaking could be modifying the face of journalism in the 21st century, causing global changes in the way that we internalise the news.

Time 12:00-13:00

AI and VR: unprecedented models

Date Thursday 8 November

We are witnessing a major shift in how technology affects the way we live. With AI digital assistants already fully integrated into domestic and commercial outlets, the next breakthrough in immersive experiences seems just around the corner. How might AI interface with VR and how will it impact how we live, work, and seek entertainment? 48

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

Time 12:45-13:45 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass


VR Filmmaking: How to Create a 360° Film Emerging technologies have made 360° filmmaking increasingly accessible, but how does it differ from its fixed camera predecessors? In this forward-thinking session, our delegates discuss different practices and approaches, outlining the process from conception, through to postproduction, addressing the challenges involved in a 360° project as well as its innovations.

Financial Models: The Future of VR The technology associated with virtual and augmented reality has seen a massive upsurge in popularity. As the industry is already accruing billions of pounds worth of investment, our speakers consider the future of VR. Is it purely for entertainment? Or will its practical applications, like education and healthcare, be the driving force behind its shift into everyday use?

Date Friday 9 November Time 12:45-13:45 Venue Upper Foyer, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

Date Saturday 10 November Time 15:30-16:30 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

The Ethics of Illusion: VR in the Everyday

Date Sunday 11 November

As the lines between our digital and physical selves become indistinguishable, questions of ethics begin to surface. What are the consequences of experiencing life in VR, and can it lead to desensitisation and social isolation? Hear our panelists discuss the social issues that arise from leaving behind perceivable realities.

Time 14:00-15:00 Venue Colonnade, York Theatre Royal Price Free with Festival Pass

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EVENTS: PITCHING SESSIONS

pitching sessions Present Your Idea. New for 2018, ASFF is offering a selection of filmmakers the chance to pitch feature and short film projects to industry professionals from some of the UK’s biggest funding, production and distribution organisations. As part of a wider platform for talent development, the festival welcomes today’s leading visionaries to meet with those making decisions and receive invaluable feedback for the development of their shorts and features. Submissions are open until 31 October. www.asff.co.uk/pitching-sessions.

dogwoof (documentary features) Dogwoof is the country’s leading documentary sales agent and theatrical distributor, acclaimed for creating consistently high-quality content, evocative visuals and compelling subject matter. Dogwoof has recently launched a film investment fund – TDog Productions – focusing on the development of feature docs and docu-series, bringing tomorrow’s creatives forward.

studiocanal (narrative features) Established in 1999, STUDIOCANAL UK has a bold reputation for innovation, with a creative commitment central to its activity in the market. The UK Production team works closely with talent and partners to source and develop material, overseeing it through financing and production. Previous credits include the Tomas Alfredson’s renowned Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. 50

Date Thursday 8 November Time 13:00-15:00 Venue De Grey 103, York St John Entry Fee £24.00

Date Thursday 8 November Time 15:00-17:00 Venue De Grey 120, York St John Entry Fee £24.00


docsociety (documentary features) Docsociety is a non-profit organisation founded in 2005 committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to a variety of audiences. Based in London and New York, the company works with global filmmakers. Recent titles include Damon Davis and Sabaah Jordan’s Whose Streets and James Spinney’s Emmy award-winning Notes on Blindness.

goldfinch first flights (narrative features) Goldfinch First Flights is a Goldfinch Studio initiative to provide first-time directors with the opportunity to create financially successful indie feature films and launch their international profiles. Goldfinch have worked with numerous renowned figures including Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba, Anjelica Huston, Bill Nighy, Alice Lowe and Sam Riley.

curzon artificial eye (narrative features) Since1976, Curzon Artificial Eye has released films to discerning UK audiences by some of the world’s greatest directors, including Lars von Trier and Andrei Tarkovsky. The institution has released more Palme d’Or winners than any other UK distributor, including Blue Is the Warmest Colour. In 2017, Curzon received the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

altitude films (narrative features) Altitude Film Entertainment encompasses production, finance, international sales and UK film distribution. Launched in 2012, it forged a lasting commitment to fashioning creative partnerships with both emerging and established talents. This collaborative edge is defined by a distinctive and commercial slate, teeming with diverse and eclectic content reflective of today.

Date Friday 9 November Time 11:00-13:00 Venue De Grey 124, York St John Entry Fee £24.00

Date Friday 9 November Time 13:00-15:00 Venue De Grey 228, York St John Entry Fee £24.00

Date Friday 9 November Time 13:30-15:30 Venue De Grey 124, York St John Entry Fee £24.00

Date Friday 9 November Time 16:00-18:00 Venue De Grey 124, York St John Entry Fee £24.00

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EVENTS: PITCHING SESSIONS bfi network (documentary features) The BFI NETWORK is a UK-wide talent development institution for new and emerging film writers, directors and producers. Devised by the BFI and delivered by its national partners - Ffilm Cymru Wales, Creative England, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen – they are committed to discovering the next generation of excellence in British filmmaking talent.

scottish documentary institute (documentary features) Established in 2004 with the wider goal of nurturing documentary filmmakers in Scotland and beyond, SDI specialises in training, production and distribution. Comprising two creative branches – SDI Outreach and SDI Productions – the organisation provides a range of high-quality training programmes and support.

ifeatures (narrative features) Funded in partnership with the BFI and BBC, iFeatures was set up by South West Screen to nurture micro / low budget filmmakers and to forge a more confident on-screen identity for the English regions. iFeatures has proven to be highly successful, with a series of popular productions such as Lady Macbeth, Apostasy and The Levelling enjoying critical acclaim.

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Date Saturday 10 November Time 11:00-13:00 Venue De Grey 124, York St John Entry Fee £24.00

Date Saturday 10 November Time 13:30-15:30 Venue De Grey 124, York St John Entry Fee £24.00

Date Saturday 10 November Time 16:00-18:00 Venue De Grey 124, York St John Entry Fee £24.00


masterclasses 30 Sessions. Endless Opportunities.

Gain insight into the craft of film with these masterclasses. Each session has been tailored to suit the needs of 21st century filmmakers, offering practical and creative advice from all aspects of the industry. Topics for 2018 include Video Content: Reaching Your Online Audience, Finding Success at Festivals, Visual Effects: Achieving the Impossible, The Role of the Camera Operator and Creating an Inclusive Industry. With representatives from i-D, Babycow, Aardman, British Vogue and Industrial Light & Magic, this year’s line-up engages with the contemporary cinematic landscape, providing real-world examples and insightful solutions. For sessions at York St John University please arrive at the De Grey Court Reception off the Gillygate entrance with your ticket 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 Emerging Directors: Focusing Your Ambitions Compulsory works with international directors and artists including GERIKO and Juno Calypso, creating stylish content for brands and musicians such as Adidas, Google, Hugo Boss and Bonobo. Director and Co-founder Chris Toumazou offers advice on navigating the various directions available for emerging filmmakers, highlighting the advantages of concentrating on specific goals and establishing yourself as a brand. Date & Time: Wednesday 7 November 13:30-14:30

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50

bbc writers’ room: where to take an idea Simon Nelson, Development Executive for BBC Writersroom, has over two decades of experience working across a multitude of genres in both theatre and TV. In this insightful masterclass, Nelson offers advice about realising the potential of your ideas and how to break into an increasingly competitive industry, whilst considering techniques for refining your creative voice and producing robust and compelling dialogues. Date & Time: Wednesday 7 November 13:45-14:45

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

A Filmmakers Strategy: The Festival Circuit With over 10 years’ combined experience of festival submissions for an array of clients, Festival Formula’s Katie McCullough and Ian Bignells explore the current landscape of international film festivals. Offering detailed tips and strategies on a range of topics, McCullough and Bignells will help you to identify your niche, as well as providing advice on how to maximise budgets whilst marketing your film effectively, finding a place within the festival circuit. Date & Time: Wednesday 7 November 15:00-16:00

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Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: THURSDAY The International Marketplace: Maximising a Film’s Potential StudioCanal has produced award-winning titles and handles the distribution and international sales of one of the world’s largest collection of films. Production executive, Marion Comengre, speaks about producing films with the intent to distribute, outlining the importance of working closely with financiers, distributors and sales agents. Marion will also discuss what distributors look for in a potential project, considering various development goals. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 12:30-13:30

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50

A Commissioner’s Guide to Award-Winning Ideas Film4 is synonymous with high quality filmmaking, having developed and co-financed some of the most successful UK films including Academy Award®-winners such as 12 Years a Slave, Slumdog Millionaire, Room, Ex Machina, as well as the record-breaking documentary Amy. Lauren Dark, Commissioning Editor for new talent, shares insider knowledge of identifying a worthwhile project and how to make your film stand out. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 13:30-14:30

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Congratulations on an amazing festival! ASFF was brilliant – I had such a good time, met some wonderful people and saw some truly extraordinary work. Thank you and thanks to all the team – I feel like I learned an extraordinary amount.

– Alex Warren, Co-Director of Eleanor

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MASTERCLASSES: THURSDAY Documentary Filmmaking: Telling the Story Spring Films’ portfolio of factual work includes the beautifully crafted, Emmy, Peabody and RTS Award-winning Night Will Fall and Werner Herzog’s Emmy nominated Into the Inferno, as well as Herzog’s latest work, Meeting Gorbachev. Executive Producer Richard Melman offers his extensive experience in documentary production, discussing methods of finding and following a compelling subject, acquiring commissions and producing unique films. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 14:00-15:00

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50

Screenwriting: Creating a Breakthrough Story Award-winning screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Look of Love, Nowhere Boy, Control) provides an insightful and engaging look into the world of writing for the big screen, discussing the development of creative ideas, bringing realistic characters to life and penning engaging dialogue. Greenhalgh offers a comprehensive overview of a hugely competitive industry, with tips on getting your voice heard. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 15:00-16:00

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Branded Content: Visual Dialogues Caviar has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, creating visually stunning campaigns for clients such as British Vogue, Google, Netflix, Adidas and Nike. Executive Producer Ellie Goodwin explores the changing landscape of branded content, looking at everything from initial approaches to obtaining commissions, working with clients to develop exciting and innovative ideas, and producing both memorable and communicative campaigns. Date & Time: Thursday 8 November 15:30-16:30

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Venue: York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY Video Content: Reaching Your Online Audience Style and culture magazine Dazed & Confused is renowned and revered for championing radical fashion and youth culture. But staying relevant in today’s increasingly connected world calls for new ways of distributing content. Bec Evans, Film and Video Producer for Dazed Digital, examines the ways in which video content is changing the way we receive information. She also looks at the importance of establishing a recognisable brand aesthetic. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 10:00-11:00

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Film Curation: Cinema for the Public For cinephiles, film curation is the dream career – but what does that entail? Pooling his years of curation, programing and filmmaking practice, Jason Wood, Artistic Director for HOME Manchester, dissects the role of curator, revealing the importance of knowing your audience and identifying cinema that is unique, challenging and stimulating. Wood also highlights the possible entry routes in to such a position – a must for any aspiring film aficionado. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 11:00-12:00

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Visual Effects: Achieving the Impossible Julian Foddy, VFX Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One, Transformers: The Last Knight) returns to ASFF to discuss the creation and implementation of visual effects in film. Covering the conception of new worlds, undiscovered territories, unique character design and impressively realistic effects, Foddy will show how the impossible can be made possible with VFX, whilst exploring what the future holds. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 11:15-12:15

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY BFI Network: Nurturing New Talent The BFI NETWORK works across the UK to discover, develop and fund emerging filmmakers and helping them to realise their potential. Successful projects include ASFF 2015 Documentary Winner Across Still Water (directed by Ruth Grimberg) and Riz Ahmed’s Daytimer. Looking at development and short film funding opportunities, Jess Loveland and Alice Ramsey give advice on emerging from the crowd, making successful applications and growing a network of collaborators. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 11:30-12:30

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Fashion on Film: insights from British Vogue Vogue is undoubtedly the world’s most recognisable fashion publication. Minnie Carver, Video Producer for British Vogue, and Jack Howard, Senior Creative Producer for Condé Nast, join Niccolò Montanari for a curated screening of original films and discussion. This groundbreaking session provide an overview of fashion on film, analysing its rise as a genre and its role in establishing a consistent brand identity within contemporary culture. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 11:30-13:00

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Main House)

Price: £8.50

I just had to send you a note to say how absolutely thrilled I am that Wave got to play ASFF and to get those awards last night has really blow me away. I’ve been singing ASFF’s praises since I went there in 2015. It’s such a great festival.

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– Benjamin Cleary, Director of Wave


MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY On the Horizon: Immersive Gaming Realised Realities specialises in helping individual developers realise their VR and immersive projects. In this session, Founding Members of Sony Playstation’s VR project and Company Directors, Simon Benson and Jed Ashforth, define the role of changing technologies in gaming, as well as the possibilities it provides in the evolution of producing truly immersive stories and environments in an industry that continues to push boundaries. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 12:30-13:30

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Style and Success: The World of Animation A household name, Aardman Studios is responsible for hugely popular animated titles such as Chicken Run, Early Man and the long running Wallace & Gromit franchise. Animation Director Merlin Crossingham joins ASFF to share insider knowledge of Aardman’s instantly recognisable style, character profiles and stop-motion technique, commenting on the studio’s commercial success as well as the relevance of its titles in today’s cinema worldwide. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 12:45-13:45

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Inspirational Narratives: Mark Cousins in Conversation Mark Cousins is an acclaimed filmmaker and author known for Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise and I Am Belfast. His upcoming film, The Eyes of Orson Welles, was nominated for the Golden Eye award at Cannes Film Festival. Cousins’ work explores themes of adolescence, personal and political legacies and the human gaze. In this Q&A, Cousins discusses his career, including the influences behind crafting a distinct cinematic voice. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 13:00-14:00

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY Individual Methods: Finding Your Voice Chris Shepherd is a BIFA-winning and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker whose work is a hybrid of live action and animation. Chris works in the short form, with commended films such as ASFF’s 2017 Animation winner Johnno’s Dead, as well as a collaboration with Illustrator David Shrigley, alongside well-known commissions for the likes of BBC, Channel 4, Canal+ and Arte. In this session, Shepherd focuses on defining yourself as a filmmaker. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 14:00-15:00

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Filmmaking as a Tool: Fashion and Branding Fashion Film Consultant Niccolò Montanari is joined by Ananda Pellerin (Nowness), Tom Ivin (i-D), Raquel Couceiro (SHOWstudio) and Luke Toyne (Maker Projects) in an exchange of approaches, techniques and experiences in filmmaking. Touching on the development of individual concepts and the creation of bold and dynamic campaigns, they will discuss the cultural relevance of film and its impact as a tool for marketing wider content. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 14:15-15:15

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Art on Screen: New Directions in Practice ArtAngel specialises in art installation and artists’ film, commissioning and championing leading practitioners that include Clio Barnard and Francis Alÿs. Curator of ArtAngel’s collection, Phoebe Roberts, gives an overview of the organisation’s vast archive, discussing the development of video art as a standalone genre and its future steps. She also highlights how the artists’ film is benefiting from interest in moving-image and augmented realities. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 14:30-15:30

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Venue: Bootham School

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY Comedy and Drama: making an impact Baby Cow has produced some of the UK’s best loved TV, including Gavin and Stacey, The Mighty Boosh and Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle, as well as features like Philomena and 24 Hour Party People. Speaking about the company’s portfolio, Producer / Editor Joe Fraser and Development Executive Meghan Cruz investigate what it takes to make productions that stand the test of time, looking at character-driven narratives that speak to global audiences. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 14:30-15:30

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Sound on Screen: A Home for Music Film and Television have transformed the way that we listen to music and engage with artists. Craig McNeil, Director of Creative Projects for the Beggars Group of record labels (XL, 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador, Young Turks), looks at how capturing music on screen can build figures to icon status through heavily stylistic music videos, unforgettable live performances and enlightening documentaries that define genres, eras and subcultures. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 15:30-16:30

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Alice Lowe in Conversation: women in industry Actor and screenwriter Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers, The World’s End, Hot Fuzz) has a wealth of experience both in front and behind the camera. In this insightful and encouraging session, Lowe shares her diverse experiences of the changing film industry, looking into methods of taking an idea from script to screen, as well as overcoming the career obstacles presented by an industry that still adheres to a certain amount of imbalance and adversity. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 15:30-16:30

Venue: York Theatre Royal (Main House)

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: FRIDAY & SATURDAY Narratives Without Boundaries: VFX Redefining Cinema The rapid development of VFX allows audiences to experience entirely unique and wildly imaginative stories. But what role does VFX now play in the narrative process and how will it evolve in years to come? ASFF is joined by Academy Award-winning VFX studio Framestore (Blade Runner 2049, Avengers: Infinity War, Gravity) as they examine the changing nature of storytelling in the 21st century and how VFX opens up new possibilities. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 15:45-16:45

Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Price: £8.50

Diverse Perspectives: Creating an Inclusive Industry Fraser & Minnie Ayres, Co-founders of Triforce Creative Network, shed light on the pressing issue of underrepresentation within the film industry as a whole. In this enlightening session, they will highlight the perceived career obstacles posed by gender, sexuality, race or disability, offering practical advice on training initiatives and opportunities, whilst addressing the urgent need for a more diverse industry that is all-inclusive. Date & Time: Friday 9 November 16:00-17:00

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Elements of Sound: Bringing Cinema to Life Home to some of the most successful features of the past 75 years, Pinewood Studios has become synonymous with world class productions. Sound and Foley editors Jemma Riley-Tolch (Tomb Raider, Mute) and Lilly Blazewicz (Wonder Woman, Annihilation) from Pinewood’s audio postproduction team join ASFF to discuss the importance of combined sound elements in crafting the sensory experience of cinema. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 11:00-12:00

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Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50


MASTERCLASSES: SATURDAY

Aesthetica

Short FIlm Festival

Programmer Insights: Finding Success at Festivals A panel of programmers from Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Underwire Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest let down their guard to answer any questions you might have about the complex world of film festival curation. This is an ideal opportunity to find out about the selection process, discover what makes an eye-catching film and how to succeed in a competitive and highly subjective marketplace. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 12:00-13:00

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

New Technologies: Is Vr The Future? Somewhere Else has produced VR films and immersive experiences for globally renowned brands such as Canal+, Adidas and UEFA. In this session, Creative Strategist Daniel Fraga highlights the use, practicalities and challenges of virtual filmmaking, considering how behavioural design, world-building and Audience Experience (AX) changes approaches towards storytelling and narrative. Why is “presence” so powerful and how does it work? Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 12:30-13:30

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Life Behind the Lens: The Role of the Camera Operator The Association of Camera Operators returns to ASFF to share their renowned experience. ACO members have worked on some of the most iconic films and TV series of all time, including The Phantom Thread, Wonder Woman and Black Mirror. Drawing upon their time within the industry, a panel of seasoned ACO members will discuss how camera technique and knowing how the use of equipment contributes to successful and iconic visual storytelling. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 14:00-15:00

Venue: Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

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MASTERCLASSES: SATURDAY Exploring Animation in a Digitised World The Brothers McLeod are BAFTA-winning animators and filmmakers whose work spans short film and commercial work, collaborating with the likes of Aardman, BBC, Disney and Dreamworks. Drawing on their own experiences and extensive portfolio, the duo will cover the process of bringing a simple sketch to life using digital technology, and consider the question of whether traditional animation techniques are still relevant in today’s digital world. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 14:00-15:00

Venue: De Grey 125, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Rethinking Roles: Women in Industry Sara Putt – Deputy Chair of Women in Film & TV and Managing Director of Sara Putt Associates – leads a celebration of women working in cinema. Joined by three past participants of WFTV’s mentoring scheme, each of the delegates discusses their overall successes and experiences in production and technical roles, highlighting new opportunities and career progression whilst commenting on the issue of underrepresentation in a complex artistic industry. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 14:30-15:30

Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50

Editing in the 21st Century: The Digital Cutting Room Mick Audsley is a BAFTA-winning Editor whose impressive portfolio spans over 30 features, including Murder on the Orient Express, Everest, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. His current project is Armando Iannucci’s film, The Personal History of David Copperfield. Speaking about his comprehensive experiences, Audsley considers the editing process as a transformative tool, as well as providing a glimpse into the challenges of digital filmmaking. Date & Time: Saturday 10 November 15:30-16:30

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Venue: Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Price: £8.50


Film Schedule Expansive Programming. Inspiring Imaginations.

The 2018 programme is the largest and most diverse to date, expanding across 12 short-form genres, as well as feature and VR films. Indulge in a selection and curate your own experience. Organised by genre, each film belongs to colour-coded categories, part of a wider spectrum of programming that connects audiences and touches upon all elements of humanity. Plan your weekend ahead with a film schedule that lists screening times for each day under venue names. Details of films within each genre can be found in the following sections. Please see p25 for full events details.

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FILM SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER – SEE P25 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE 10:00

City Screen (Screen 1)

City Screen (Screen 3)

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

yorkshire museum

1331

EXPERIMENTAL 4 10:00-11:30

youth programme 10:00-11:00

Drama 2 10:00-11:30

COMEDY 3 10:30-11:30

11:00

12:00

ANIMATION 4 11:45-12:30

13:00

DRAMA 5 12:45-14:15

thriller 4 11:30-13:00 DANCE 2 12:00-13:00

everyman (screen 3)

documentary 2 11:00-12:30 music video 2 11:45-12:45

artists’ film 3 13:00-14:00

drama 10 13:00-14:30

MASTERCLASS: Compulsory

14:00

13:30-14:30

BBC Writers Room

13:45-14:45

THRILLER 2 14:30-16:00

15:00

MASTERCLASS:

MASTERCLASS: Festival Formula

15:00-16:00

documentary 3 15:15-17:15

16:00 NARRATIVE FEATURE: Paradise

17:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

23:00

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EXPERIMENTAL 1 15:00-15:45

COMEDY 2 16:30-17:45

drama 11 16:30-18:00

16:15-17:30

animation 2 17:15-18:00 drama 6 17:45-19:15

opening night 18:30-23:00

comedy 1 15:00-16:15

DANCE 1 16:00-17:00

18:00

19:00

animation 6 14:15-14:45

ANIMATION 5 18:15-19:00

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Stay Behind – My Grandfather’s Secret War

artists’ film 4 18:15-19:30

comedy 4 19:45-21:00

documentary 4 19:45-21:15

thriller 3 21:30-23:00

comedy 6 21:30-23:00

19:30-21:00

drama 7 21:30-23:00


national centre for early music

york theatre royal (keregan room)

ANIMATION 3 10:00-10:45

screen school vr lab 10:00-23:00

drama 9 11:15-12:45

Free with Festival Pass – tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

york theatre royal (upper foyer)

city screen basement

morning coffee

10:00

11:00

& Panel Discussion

11:00-12:00 12:00

vr discussion 1 12:00-13:00

13:00 comedy 5 13:15-14:30

DRAMA 13 15:00-16:30

networking session 1 13:30-15:00

14:00

filmmakers’ meet and greet 15:00-16:00

15:00

16:00

17:00 documentary 1 17:15-18:45 18:00

19:00 thriller 1 19:15-20:45 20:00

21:00 ANIMATION 1 21:15-22:00 22:00

23:00

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FILM SCHEDULE: THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER – SEE P25 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE 09:00

City Screen (Screen 3)

yorkshire museum

1331

drama 8 10:30-12:00

Showcase Screening + Panel

10:00-12:00

ANIMATION 4 12:15-13:00

artists’ film 1 11:00-12:00

london film school

Film4

Showcase Screening + Panel

MASTERCLASS:

13:30-15:30

14:00-15:00

13:30-14:30

Spring Films

drama 6 14:00-15:30

comedy 1 14:30-15:45

14:15-16:00

Matt Greenhalgh

15:00-16:00

Caviar

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

fashion 3 16:00-17:00

15:30-16:30

Almost Heaven

16:00-17:30 Advertising 17:00-17:15

thriller 3 16:30-18:00

Acts & Intermissions

Sea Without Shore

experimental 3 17:30-18:45

artists’ film 5 18:45-20:15 thriller 2 19:15-20:45

drama 14 19:30-21:15

19:15-20:45 ANIMATION 5 20:30-21:15

21:00 drama 4 21:30-23:00

ANIMATION 1 16:15-17:00

17:30-18:30 animation 6 18:30-19:00

NARRATIVE FEATURE:

drama 1 16:30-18:00 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

COMEDY 3 17:45-18:45

19:00

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Familienleben (Family Life)

MASTERCLASS: MASTERCLASS:

22:00

dance 2 13:00-14:00

MASTERCLASS:

15:00

20:00

fashion 2 13:00 -13:45

thriller 1 12:15-13:45

MASTERCLASS: 12:30-13:30

18:00

drama 12 11:00-12:30

StudioCanal

13:00

17:00

documentary 6 11:00-12:30

ANIMATION 2 10:30-11:15

comedy 5 11:45-13:00

12:00

16:00

friargate theatre

music video 1 10:00-10:45

york st john

(Followed by Tea & Cake Reception)

14:00

everyman (screen 2)

youth programme 09:00-10:00

10:00

11:00

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

comedy 2 21:45-23:00

documentary 7 21:30-23:00


national centre for early music

Bootham School

york theatre royal (keregan room)

explore york

special events 09:00 MORNING COFFEE & Panel Discussion

11:00-12:00 comedy 6 10:00-11:15 youth programme 10:30-11:30 documentary 5 11:45-13:15

experimental 2 13:45-15:00

screen school vr lab 10:00-23:00 Free with Festival Pass – tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

videotheque 10:00-19:30

City Screen Basement

10:00

Networking Session 2 11:00-12:30

11:00

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

ysju tea & cake reception 12:00-13:00

13:00

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer)

14:00 vr panel discussion 2 12:45-13:45 York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

documentary 4 15:30-17:00

12:00

pitching sessions: dogwoof 13:00-15:00

15:00

16:00

YSJU – DG 103

17:00 drama 3 17:30-19:15

filmmakers meet and greet 15:00-16:00 City Screen Basement

ANIMATION 3 19:45-20:30 comedy 4 20:45-22:00

pitching sessions: studiocanal 15:00-17:00 YSJU De Grey 120

time of the season: asff 60s party 20:00-23:00 City Screen Basement

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

23:00

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FILM SCHEDULE: FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER – SEE P25 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE 10:00

11:00

City Screen (Screen 1)

City Screen (Screen 2)

ANIMATION 1 10:00-10:45 drama 12 10:30-12:00 Cert. 18

nahemi Showcase Screening + Panel

10:30-12:30 12:00 comedy 4 12:15-13:30 13:00

14:00

16:00

falmouth Showcase Screening + Panel

11:15-13:15

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: 13:45-15:15

Showcase Screening + Panel

13:00-15:00

yorkshire museum

1331

director’s picks: Opening Night Repeat Screening 10:00-11:00

fashion 2 10:00 -10:45

thriller 4 10:30-12:00

MASTERCLASS: British Vogue

11:30-13:00

university of lincoln

drama 13 13:30-15:00

12:45-13:45

Fashion Panel

14:15-15:15

drama 14 15:45-17:30

Alice Lowe

Showcase Screening + Panel

16:15-18:15 18:00

15:30-16:30

NARRATIVE FEATURE: Akram Khan’s Giselle

guest programme Chris Shepherd

comedy 1 17:30-18:45

16:15-17:45

You Go To My Head

21:00-23:00 23:00

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ANIMATION 2 20:45-21:30 comedy 5 21:45-23:00

documentary 1 21:30-23:00

London college of fashion Showcase + Panel

documentary FEATURE:

special event:

About a Badly Drawn Boy

18:00-19:00

18:00-20:00

music video 2 20:15-21:15

22:00

fashion 1 15:15-16:00

16:30-18:00

20:00

NARRATIVE FEATURE:

Showcase Screening + Panel

Framestore

15:45-16:45

drama 9 19:15-20:45

21:00

manchester school of art

MASTERCLASS:

drama 8 18:45-20:15

19:00

dance 1 13:00-14:00

14:15-16:00

MASTERCLASS:

COMEDY 3 16:30-17:30

artists’ film 2 11:45-12:45

12:45-14:45 MASTERCLASS:

Showcase Screening + Panel

13:45-15:45 ANIMATION 5 15:30-16:15

Industrial Light & Magic

11:15-12:15

everyman (screen 1)

comedy 2 11:00-12:15

MASTERCLASS:

Aardman

northumbria 17:00

York Theatre Royal (Main)

MASTERCLASS:

London college of communication

Freedom for the Wolf

15:00

York Theatre Royal (studio)

LCF Drinks Reception


everyman (screen 2)

friargate theatre

national centre for early music

king’s manor

Bootham School

documentary 7 10:00-11:30 animation 6 11:00-11:30

thriller 3 12:00-13:30

EXPERIMENTAL 1 10:30-11:15

ANIMATION 4 11:45-12:30

drama 4 12:00-13:30

fashion 3 13:00-14:00

York theatre royal (keregan room)

special events & Masterclasses

screen school vr lab 10:00-23:00

masterclasses 10:00-17:00

Free with Festival Pass – tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

videotheque 10:00-17:30

Various venues – please see full listings on p53

10:00

11:00

Explore York

12:00

screen school vr lab & immersive experiences 10:00-18:00

13:00

Micklegate Social

documentary 2 14:00-15:30

Advertising 14:15-14:30

MORNING COFFEE 14:00

thriller 1 14:00-15:30

& Panel

MASTERCLASS: drama 11 14:45-16:15

documentary FEATURE: The Eyes of Orson Welles

16:00-18:00

ArtAngel

14:30-15:30

drama 3 16:00-17:45 documentary 6 16:30-18:00

artists’ film 4 16:45-18:00

drama 5 18:30-20:00

11:00-12:00 City Screen Basement

15:00

pitching sessions Various times – please see full listings on p50

16:00

Networking Sessions 3 & 4 11:00-12:30

17:00

Various times – please see p208

comedy 6 18:15-19:30

vr panel 3 12:45-13:45

ANIMATION 3 18:30-19:15 drama 7 19:00-20:30

experimental 2 documentary 3 19:45-21:00 20:00-22:00

thriller 2 20:30-22:00

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer)

19:00

filmmakers meet and greet 15:00-16:00

20:00

City Screen Basement

meet the film festivals 16:00-20:30

drama 10 21:30-23:00

18:00

21:00

Belfrey Hall

friday night party 21:00 - late

22:00

1331

23:00

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FILM SCHEDULE: SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER – SEE P25 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE 09:30

City Screen (Screen 2)

10:00

11:00

COMEDY 3 12:15-13:15 13:00

15:00

yorkshire museum

1331

family friendly 2 10:00-11:00

ANIMATION 1 10:00-10:45

drama 9 10:00-11:30

guest programme

drama 13 11:15-12:45

Scottish Doc Institute

fashion 3 13:15-14:15 ANIMATION 3 13:30-14:15 thriller 2 14:30-16:00

16:00 NARRATIVE FEATURE: The Astronauts’ Bodies

16:15-17:30 18:00

experimental 4 11:45-13:15

11:15-12:45

documentary 6 13:15-14:45

comedy 1 10:00-11:15

guest programme Iris Prize LGBTQ

comedy 5 13:15-14:30

artists’ film 5 13:45-15:15

13:30-15:00

family friendly 1 16:00-16:30

Showcase Screening + Panel

music video 1 12:00-12:45

British Urban Film Festival

documentary 5 14:15-15:45

northern film school

guest programme

documentary FEATURE:

documentary 7 15:00-16:30

Europos Parkos: The Beginning

guest programme

15:15-16:30 guest programme thriller 1 17:15-18:45

Previous Winners’ Showcase 1

Underwire

15:45-17:15 ANIMATION 4 17:00-17:45 experimental 3 17:45-19:00

16:45-18:45

17:00-19:00

artists’ film 3 18:15-19:15

19:00

20:00

king’s manor

11:45-13:15

drama 2 15:15-16:45

17:00

friargate theatre

documentary 4 10:30-12:00

12:00

14:00

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Advertising 19:00-19:15

NARRATIVE FEATURE:

comedy 4 19:15-20:30

drama 14 19:30-21:15

Noble Earth

fashion 1 19:45-20:30

drama 1 19:30-21:00

19:30-20:45 21:00

22:00

drama 8 21:00-22:30 thriller 4 21:30-23:00

experimental 1 21:00-21:45 documentary 1 21:30-23:00

comedy 2 21:30-22:45 ANIMATION 5 22:15-23:00

23:00

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Bootham School

ysju (fountains)

drama 6 10:00-11:30

thriller 3 12:00-13:30

york theatre royal (keregan room)

screen school vr lab 10:00-23:00 Free with Festival Pass – tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

micklegate social

screen school vr lab & immersive experiences 10:00-18:00 Free with Festival Pass

explore york

special events & Masterclasses

videotheque 09:30-16:30

industry masterclasses 11:00-16:30

09:30 10:00

Various venues – please see full listings on p53

MORNING COFFEE

11:00

& Panel Discussion

11:00-12:00 City Screen Basement

Networking Session 5 11:00-12:30

12:00

13:00

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

family friendly 3 13:45-14:45

MASTERCLASS: ACO

14:00-15:00 NARRATIVE FEATURE:

MASTERCLASS:

Retreat

Mick Audsley

15:15-16:45

15:30-16:30

documentary FEATURE:

comedy 6 17:00-18:15

pitching sessions: bfi network 11:00-13:00 YSJU – DG 124

pitching sessions: scottish doc institute 13:30-15:30

17:15-19:00 documentary 2 18:45-20:15

16:00

Networking Session 6 13:30-15:00

17:00

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

City Screen Basement

vr panel discussion 4 15:30-16:30 York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

ANIMATION 2 20:45-21:30

15:00

YSJU – DG 124

filmmakers meet and greet 15:00-16:00

Paa Joe & The Lion

14:00

pitching sessions: ifeatures 16:00-18:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

YSJU – DG 124

meet the filmmakers social 22:00 19:00-21:00 Everyman

23:00

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FILM SCHEDULE: SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER – SEE P25 FOR FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE 10:00

11:00

City Screen (Screen 2)

yorkshire museum

1331

everyman (screen 4)

friargate theatre

family friendly 3 10:00-11:00

documentary 2 10:00-11:30

experimental 2 10:00-11:15

drama 5 10:00-11:30

dance 1 10:00-11:00

comedy 2 10:30-11:45 guest programme

guest programme

12:00 middlesex university 13:00

York Theatre Royal (Studio)

Imperial War Museum

drama 1 12:00-13:30

11:30-13:00

Previous Winners’ Showcase 2

documentary 5 11:30-13:00 experimental 3 12:00-13:15

11:30-13:30

Showcase Screening + Panel

12:15-14:15 14:00

NARRATIVE FEATURE: Struck

comedy 1 13:45-15:00

drama 3 13:45-15:30

fashion 1 13:45-14:30

thriller 4 13:30-15:00

13:30-14:45 15:00

documentary FEATURE: Silas

16:00

15:00-16:30 drama 12 16:15-17:45

17:00

18:00

dance 2 15:00-16:00

family friendly 1 15:15-15:45

awards ceremony 16:00-17:30

ANIMATION 2 16:45-17:30

Cert. 18

marston’s closing night drinks reception 17:30-18:30

19:00

20:00

artists’ film 1 17:45-18:45

drama 4 19:00-20:30 comedy 6 19:30-20:45

ANIMATION 3 20:45-21:30

21:00 drama 2 21:15-22:45 22:00

23:00

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artists’ film 2 15:30-16:30

fashion 2 15:45-16:30

comedy 4 21:45-23:00

drama 7 16:30-18:00 music video 1 17:00-17:45 COMEDY 3 18:00-19:00


king’s manor

Bootham School

ANIMATION 4 10:00-10:45 drama 10 10:30-12:00 music video 2 11:15-12:15

drama 11 12:45-14:15

family friendly 2 12:45-13:45

drama 14 14:15-16:00

york theatre royal (keregan room)

micklegate social

screen school vr lab 10:00-18:00

screen school vr lab & immersive experiences 10:00-18:00

Free with Festival Pass – tickets available on the day at the Hub from 09:00. Available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Free with Festival Pass

explore york

special events MORNING COFFEE

10:00

& Panel Discussion

11:00-12:00 videotheque 11:00-15:30

City Screen Basement

Networking Session 7 12:00-13:30 York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

vr panel discussion 5 14:00-15:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

York Theatre Royal (Colonnade)

experimental 4 14:45-16:15

15:00 filmmakers meet and greet 15:00-16:00

16:00

City Screen Basement

documentary 3 16:45-18:45

comedy 5 16:30-17:45

17:00 wrap party 19:00 - late 1331 Bar & Restaurant

18:00

ANIMATION 1 18:15-19:00 19:00 ANIMATION 5 18:15-20:00 20:00 thriller 3 20:30-22:00

21:00

22:00

23:00

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documentary feature films Human Stories. Longer Leads.

ASFF harnesses the power of cinema to connect audiences and inspire ideas across a multitude of formats, styles and platforms. New to 2018, we screen an innovative selection of Documentary Features. This curated presentation of films considers the world through a wider and more perceptive lens, looking at global politics and intimate human moments through truly life-affirming and contemplative features. From award-winning directors, these must-see films ask audiences what it means to exist in today’s turbulent landscape, inviting viewers to come together and break down the barriers of personal and universal experience.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 1

wednesday

12a

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 19:30-21:00

STAY BEHIND – MY GRANDFATHER’S SECRET WAR SUBTITLED Ida Grøn Denmark, 2017, 1hr 28min One trace after the other indicates that Ida’s 94-year old beloved Grandfather worked for the CIA during the Cold War in Denmark. He’s not willing to admit to it, though. Built upon intimate moments, secret histories and a wider reluctancy to admit to reality, this is a personal story that dips into global politics from the backseat.

Grøn’s documentaries have been broadcasted worldwide, amongst DR1, TV2, Arte and Al Jazeera English. Her midlength documentary The Kid and the Clown was shown at IDFA, Hot Docs, Krakow and Al Jazeera.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 2

thursday

15

Everyman Cinema (Screen 2) 14:15-16:00

FAMILIENLEBEN (FAMILY LIFE) SUBTITLED Rosa Hannah Ziegler Germany, 2018, 1hr 36min Biggi and Alfred used to be a couple, but life’s tough, especially if you’re unemployed and living together on a run-down farm in Saxony-Anhalt. Biggi’s daughters are trying to make their way in life but are hindered by puberty and their fragmented schooling. Without money, the idyll of horses and dogs feels like the end of the world.

With her documentary, Cigaretta mon Amour – Portrait of my Father, Ziegler won the German Short Film Award in Gold. This was followed by her multi-award winning short films Escape and A Girl’s Day, which have screened at numerous festivals including IDFA, BFI London Film Festival and Doclisboa.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 3

thursday City Screen (Screen 3) 16:00-17:30

ALMOST HEAVEN Carol Salter UK, 2017, 1hr 12min Far from home and terrified of ghosts, 17-year-old Ying Ling is training to become a mortician in one of China’s largest funeral homes. A tender and life-affirming portrait of a vibrant young woman approaching adulthood. Almost Heaven is an elegy that considers the fragility of life, whilst reflecting on what it is like to be young and alive.

Salter is an award-winning documentary director who specialises in telling intimate stories from around the world. Almost Heaven was awarded Best Documentary at British Independent Film Awards 2017, premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and was a Crystal Bear nominee.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 4

thursday 1331 17:30-18:30

ACTS & INTERMISSIONS Abigail Child (CHILDWORKS) USA, 2017, 56min Acts & Intermissions performs a time travel, jumping between moments from Emma’s life, weaving industrial era factory labour, computer data centres and intimate diaries. This unique film explores human vulnerabilities, compromises and choices, creating a dialogue between individual liberties and anarchism in the 21st century.

Child is a filmmaker, poet, and writer who has been active in experimental writing and media since the 1970s, and is is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film. Her works have been across the Europe and the US, and are in the permanent collection of the MoMA, New York.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 5

friday

15

City Screen (Screen 1) 13:45-15:15

FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF SUBTITLED Rupert Russell Germany, 2018, 1hr 29min A new generation of elected leaders is dismantling freedom and democracy. Filmed over three years and across five countries, Freedom for the Wolf is a large-scale investigation into this new regime of illiberal democracies, spanning the globe as it affects everyone from students in Hong Kong, to a rapper in post-Arab Spring Tunisia.

Russell’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Vice, and many others. Freedom for the Wolf premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest, screened at IDFA, and went onto win the Audience Award at Slamdance. It has since gone on to be screened at 24 film festivals globally.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 6

friday

12a

Everyman (Screen 2) 16:00-18:00

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES Mark Cousins UK, 2018, 1hr 55min Orson Welles trained as an artist before he become an actor and director, and continued to draw and paint throughout his career – character sketches, storyboards, set designs, pictures of the people and places that inspired him. For the first time, Mark Cousins was granted access to the imagery, to make a film about what he finds there.

Cousins is an award-winning filmmaker, former Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow. His credits include I am Belfast and Stockolm, My Love. The Eyes of Orson Welles was part of the Official Selection at Cannes 2018.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 7

friday 1331 18:00-20:00

ABOUT A BADLY DRAWN BOY Craig McNeil UK, 2018, 1hr 34min An in-depth feature film all about Damon Gough and the legacy of his Mercury Prize-winning album The Hour of Bewilderbeast, 18 years after its original release in 2000. Featuring interview content with Damon and acoustic performances of songs from the album filmed in the Gough family print factory in Bolton and Manchester.

McNeil has been immersed in the music industry since 1992, working with the likes of Van Morrison, The xx, Radiohead and Adele. In 2011, McNeil became Director of TV & Film at Beggars Group record label. Since then, he has produced and directed films for international acts including Daughter and Glass Animals.

12a

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 8

saturday 1331 15:15-16:30

EUROPOS PARKAS. PRADŽIA (EUROPOS PARKAS. THE BEGINNING) SUBTITLED Algirdas Tarvydas Lithuania, 2018, 1hr 2min In this intriguing feature, a parallel is made between the Independence of Lithuania and the creation of a modern art museum, at the expense of a neglected forest. A funeral for victims from 13 January, a storm at the Vilnius TV Tower and the defence of a Parliament Building. A tale of social determination and artistic creation.

During the 30 years of his career, Tarvydas has filmed more than 300 stories for cinema-journals Soviet Lithuania and Lithuanian Chronicle, and created 63 cinema-journals. As a cameraman he has shot 21 documentary film and 20 chronicles about Lithuanian people.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 9

Saturday

12a

Bootham School 17:15-19:00

PAA JOE & THE LION SUBTITLED Benjamin Wigley UK, 2016, 1hr 12min A once in a life-time opportunity for one of Ghana’s most celebrated fantasy coffin makers takes viewers on a journey from Ghana to the UK and back again. Creating a phantasmagoria of emotions, father and son – artist and apprentice – attempt to rebuild their business before Paa Joe’s name disappears like his coffins in the African soil.

Ben Wigley is a documentary filmmaker and artist who also established ArtDocs Ltd in 2005. His rosta includes National Trust, BBC, British Council and Tate, and his projects have led to collaborations with Benjamin Zephaniah, Tania Kovats, Owen Sheers and Paa Joe.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 10

sunday

15

City Screen (Screen 2) 15:00-16:30

SILAS SUBTITLED Anjali Nayar & Hawa Essuman Canada, 2017, 1hr 19min Through focusing on Liberia as its central location, Silas is a global tale that warns viewers about the power of politics and celebrates the power of individuals to fight back. One man’s battle gains momentum and emboldens communities to raise their fists and smartphones, seize control of their lands and protect their environment.

Nayar’s feature directorial debut, Gun Runners, premiered at Hot Docs and is now available on Netflix. Essuman’s feature film, Soul Boy won the Dioraphte Audience Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Silas premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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narrative feature films Big Concepts. Imaginative Techniques.

Narrative sits within the very culture of storytelling. In cinema, the genre has been around for over 100 years. This selection weaves together convincing tales from the contemporary experience, pulling upon universal emotions. From surreal coming-of-age stories that ruminate our place within the solar system, to a retelling of community through dance, these films expand the mind and enliven the senses through the eyes of celebrated visionaries. Our award-winning filmmakers stretch to the upper limits of visual media, offering progressive landscapes and insightful glimpses into adjacent worlds. Familiar tropes of love, loss, crisis and redemption are retold.

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NARRATIVE FEATURE 1

wednesday

15

City Screen (Screen 3) 16:15-17:30

PARADISE SUBTITLED Pablo Falá Argentina, 2017, 1hr 4min Sofía returns to her hometown and celebrates by staying in a cottage during the summer. A reunion with someone from the past makes her face the real reasons for leaving and the decision of where she wants to be in the future. During the visit, no one thinks of revealing their true intentions. Paradise is the inevitable.

Falá has worked for several feature films, shorts, and Argentinian TV series. Paradise is his debut as a director, part of the official competition at Santiago del Estero Film Festival, Festival de Cine Nacional Leonardo Favio. It has also been part of the 2018 MICGénero Tour in México.

NARRATIVE FEATURE 2

thursday

15

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 19:15-20:45

SEA WITHOUT SHORE SUBTITLED Andre Semenza & Fernanda Lippi UK, 2015, 1hr 27min A captivating exploration of love and loss at the fin de siècle. A relationship between two women abruptly cut short. Dissolving under the impact of the loss of her soul mate, the surviving lover is drawn into the depths of midwinter forests, into spheres of the subconscious, initiated by unknown forces. There is no return.

Lippi is a choreographer who has exhibited at The Barbican, Tate Modern, Sky Arts and more. Semenza is a critically acclaimed artistic director and dramaturge. Sea Without Shore has been distributed through Itaú Espaço de Cinema in Brazil, the country’s largest art house chains.

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NARRATIVE FEATURE 3

friday 1331 14:15-16:00

AKRAM KHAN’S GISELLE ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET NO DIALOGUE Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan | Directed for the Screen: Ross MacGibbon | UK, 2017, 1hr 40min Hailed as a masterpiece of 21st century dance, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time with Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. The classic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been reimagined.

Khan is one of the most celebrated dance artists, having collaborated with actors, musicians and artists alike. He was awarded an MBE for services to dance in 2005, with credits including creating a section of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

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NARRATIVE FEATURE 4

friday City Screen (Screen 2) 21:00-23:00

YOU GO TO MY HEAD Director & Producer: Dimitri de Clercq Executive Producers: Thomas Gottschall, Evelyne Faure, Lionel Lambert (CRM-114 / The Terminal) France, Germany, Belgium, 2017, 1hr 56min Following a mysterious car accident in the desert, Dafne suffers from post-traumatic amnesia. Jake, the first person she sees when she regains consciousness, tells her he’s her husband. He names her Kitty and takes her to his remote desert home. As Kitty comes to grips with who she is, Jake invents an elaborate life he has always yearned for.

In 1993, producer-turned-filmmaker de Clercq won an International Emmy Award for producing Ray Müller’s The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl. His fascination with the desert led him to produce the award-winning Earth and Ashes (2005) and Son of Babylon (2009).

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NARRATIVE FEATURE 5

saturday

15

Bootham School 15:15-16:45

RETREAT Tom Nicoll UK, 2017, 1hr 21min Kaitlin arrives with her boyfriend Al at a remote highland lodge. She didn’t need much convincing: a difficult family situation involving her PTSD-suffering brother, Wallace, is something she is struggling to cope with. But even in the highlands, there is nowhere to run from family ties. A universal story about grief, and relationships in crisis.

Nicoll is a Scottish writer and director, with multiple credits including Tea Man (screened in the Cannes Court Metrage Sidebar, 2015), and Task Two (screened in the Sci Fi London Film Festival 2017. Retreat is Nicoll’s first feature film, realised on a micro-budget.

NARRATIVE FEATURE 6

saturday

15

City Screen (Screen 2) 16:15-17:30

THE ASTRONAUTS’ BODIES SUBTITLED Alisa Berger Germany, 2017, 1hr 12min When his two mature children Anton and Linda start leaving the house after graduation, Michael stops taking care of his body. Meanwhile, Anton takes part in space travel, whilst Linda is in search of her first sexual experience. The film is a poetic story about the progression of thoughts and dreams to go to space.

Berger’s work has exhibited and screened widely across the globe at renowned institutions including BACC Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, San Diego Underground Film Festival and more.

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NARRATIVE FEATURE 7

saturday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 19:30-20:45

NOBLE EARTH Ursula Grisham USA, 2017, 1hr 18min Emma meets Tancredi in Florence, embarking on a love affair with the intoxicating cosmos he represents: endless days on sun-blanched beaches. Soon, however, Emma becomes caught in family politics, learning what is expected of a woman in Florentine high society. Noble Earth is a study of ennui in Italy’s hermetic nobility.

Grisham has produced and directed several short films and music videos, most recently with Art + Vibes, creating projects for Fondazione Prada, Miu Miu Women’s Tales and Marina Abramović. Grisham is also the Head Curator of Filmatique. Noble Earth premiered at Raindance.

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NARRATIVE FEATURE 8

sunday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 13:30-14:45

STRUCK Alexander Milo Bischof & Michael Couvaras UK, 2017, 1hr 10min Four privileged high school friends are thrown into unknown territory when a web of secrets and lies begins to unravel, threatening to change their lives forever. Set in darkened woods, Struck is a poignant drama that centres around youthful relationships and the true meaning of truth and deceit within an unknown landscape.

Bischof is a writer / director with a passion for cinematic storytelling. Couvaras makes creative content for Strange Interfade Films. Struck – their first feature film – has been nominated for awards at The Smalls Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Filmbath and more.

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Kick back and feel groovy... with the sounds of the 1960s. Take advantage of this great opportunity to mingle with filmmakers from the Official Selection, ASFF representatives and delegates and chat about all things film related. Or grab a drink and enjoy the electric atmosphere.

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VR & immersive Enter New Worlds.

With the rise of digital platforms and unprecedented realities, ASFF takes steps into virtual landscapes, reflecting upon the technologies available today and offering a new type of viewing for audiences. These spell-binding films offer unprecedented ways of experiencing cinema, where physical sensations marry with the cerebral, and human nature can be accessed from a myriad of directions and concepts. From journeys to the afterlife and the cosmos to a consideration of how VR can be used within social rehabilitation and community outreach, these uncanny, explosive and kinetic films usurp the definition of film as we know it.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 1 IMAGINED REALITIES

weds-sat

sunday

YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-23:00

YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-18:00

Please see sessions timetable at the Festival Hub for specific screening times.

01

02

HAUNT

DOLPHIN MAN

Lilian Mehrel USA, 2016, 07:39 Whilst alive, she never felt present. Now, she floats as an invisible presence, dwelling within memories and wishing to be back with the living. Experience a ghostly vision.

Benoît Lichté (Seppia Interactive) USA, 2016, 10:16 This series focuses on three themes: free immersion apnea, the conservation and study of oceans and cetaceans, and the importance of yoga and breathing for free-divers.

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VR & IMMERSIVE

03

04

FANTASYNTH

THE EMPATHY MACHINE

Carlos Ulloa & Libertad Aguilera UK, 2017, 04:44 An immersive audio-reactive experience. Viewers can glide through a heightened environment that comes alight with the presence of music. Featuring Chez Nous by N’to.

Avril Furness UK, 2017, 08:03 The viewer is the detective in a murder mystery drama. Inspired by plans to rehabilitate criminal masterminds with computer games, this short noir 360° explores the future.

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SHAMEFUL CONQUEST

ESCAPE ROUTE

Sarah Jones & Steve Dawkins UK, 2017, 06:16 On 3 June 2016, the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union. They voted 52% to 48% in favour of Brexit. This town voted in the exact same proportion.

Dirk Koy Switzerland, 2017, 02:50 A 360° trip through photogrammed city pieces of Basel. A visual score to the music of Boris Blank (Yello). This film looks to the use of VR as a way of exploring landscapes.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 2 INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY

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YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-23:00

YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-18:00

Please see sessions timetable at the Festival Hub for specific screening times.

02 CELESTIAL MOTION

Lester Francois Australia, 2018, 08:30 A distinctive portrait of the titular street artist, whose large scale portraits can be found adorning forgotten spaces, acting as a commentary on gentrification and masculinity.

Shehani Fernando UK, 2018, 06:34 Users are transported to a cosmic landscape where they are able to watch human dancers and experience a parallel world where with the same ethereal, digital choreography

VR & IMMERSIVE

01 RONE

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RAIN OR SHINE

THE GREEN LINE

Samia Ahmed and Felix Massie (Nexus Studios / Google Spotlight Stories) | UK, 2016, 05:28 It’s a perfect day in London; the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there’s a spring in everyone’s step. Ella wants to wear her new sunglasses. What can go wrong?

Ioannis Bekiaris & Alexis Mavros Cyprus, 2018, 06:15 Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided by a UN-patrolled buffer zone known as the Green Line, a no-man’s land that spans the entirety of the country. Experience the barrier.

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AUTHENTICALLY US

BORN RARE

Jesse (Jesus) Ayala USA, 2017, 09:25 Step into the lives of three transgender people from the USA, who are living authentically and taking active roles in making communities safer and more prosperous for all.

Matthieu Van Eeckhout France, 2017, 01:34 Born Rare highlights the unknown story behind the whisky brand J&B and its yellow and red label: the duel between Eddie Tatham and Charles Guttman during its creation.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 3 INTERSECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS

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YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-23:00

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THE SUN LADIES

ZERO DAYS

Christian Stephen & Celine Tricart USA, 2017, 06:29 In 2014, ISIS fighters invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community. Some of the women who escaped started a female-only unit to protect the honour of their people.

Yasmin Elayat (Scatter) USA, 2017, 22:05 Based on the Oscar shortlisted documentary Zero Days, this VR version places audiences within the unseen world of computer viruses, experiencing cyber warfare warfare.

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LIFE. BOAT. HOUSE.

THE UNSEEN: FORCED LABOUR – MODERN SLAVERY IN 360°

Peter Collis UK, 2018, 07:00 Surrounding a disused Lifeboat house, spectators are held within a series of simultaneous spaces. This is a challenge thrown back to the viewer about what they can see / hear.

Harmony Studios UK, 2018, 05:21 Unseen immerses you in the types of worlds you may wish didn’t exist. Forced labour fills in the back story whilst physical and psychological imprisonment is prevalent.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 4 EXPLORING VIRTUAL REALITY

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YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-23:00

YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-18:00

Please see sessions timetable at the Festival Hub for specific screening times.

02 LA CAMILA

Gregory Ferris Australia, 2017, 06:04 An experimental exploration of in-between spaces: waiting rooms, airports and hotel rooms. A virtual reimagining of Marion Crane’s room at the Bates Motel (Psycho).

Jak Wilmot USA, 2018, 18:04 When natural storms threaten a young girl’s existence, viewers are tasked with creating rain clouds to help the dying world below. An interactive, task-based narrative.

VR & IMMERSIVE

01 ONLY AT THE AIR, ONLY AT EACH OTHER

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CARRIBERRIE

GISELLE VR | ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

Dominic John Allen Australia, 2018, 14:23 An exhilarating film that tells the story of Carriberriedance, song and music in Aboriginal culture. David Gulpilil guides us across Australia through concentric movements.

Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan | VR Director: Daniel M Smith | UK, 2016, 03:16 Inspired by Akram Khan’s Giselle. Combining a mixture of leading-edge technology and innovative choreography, prepare to experience ballet in a completely different way.

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VIRTUAL REALITY 5 GROUNDBREAKING EXPERIMENTS

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YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-23:00

YTR (Keregan Room) 10:00-18:00

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MEET THE SOLDIER

ASHES TO ASHES

Teddy Cherim Netherlands, 2018, 22:40 A documentary about two warriors from conflicting tribes in Karamoja, Uganda. Brought together by virtual reality, they safely meet their enemy and discuss the conflicts.

Ingejan Ligthart Schenk, Jamille van Wijngaarden, Steye Hallema | Netherlands, 2017, 10:53 This 11-minute one-shot film immerses audiences in the story of a dysfunctional family who are burdened with the bizarre final wish of their deceased grandmother.

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03 I SAW THE FUTURE François Vautier (Da Prod) France, 2017, 06:12 In a dark expanse that could be the cosmos, we hear a voice: that of Arthur C. Clarke, whose face – taken from a BBC archive from the 1960s – appears in the distance.

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IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

NEW ENVIRONMENTS

friday - sunday Micklegate Social 10:00-18:00

Please see sessions timetable for specific screening times. Flexible due to nature of work.

Interact with Your Surroundings

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER

In today’s world, technology pushes past the edges of reality. Film, like any other art form, is developing in unprecedented ways, and these immersive projects invite viewers to step up and engage with the storyline, becoming part of a wider sensory network. A blend of mesmerising visuals, engaging narratives and surreal landscapes is on offer with these unique experiences.

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MANIFEST 99

ZEN 7D

Adam Volker & Bohdon Sayre USA, 2017 All aboard this mysterious train. Inhabited by a murder of crows, this ominous and eerie landscape offers to take you to through to the afterlife – where all is not as it seems.

Harmony Studios UK, 2018 Combining stunning visuals with custom motion seating, virtual touch, thought control, spatial audio and scents to leave you mesmerised, excited and inspired.

03 OVERVIEW Paul Mezier (I.C.E.B.E.R.G / Orbital Views) France, 2018 A 30-minute adventure that provides an accurate view of the cosmos, from the planets in our Solar System to the galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

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02 HOODOO

Aoife Doyle Ireland, 2018 Set in a beautiful forest clearing, Aurora gives viewers the chance to experience the majesty of nature through timelapse narrative. Day to night, spring to winter, life to death.

Catherine Salkeld UK, 2017 A short VR Adventure on VIVE. Follow the adventures of Claw, a simple cat investigating a mysterious fragment of a forgotten world. Will Claw get through his journey?

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

01 AURORA

02 WONDERFUL YOU

Julien Bares & Greg Gobbi (Red Accent Studios) USA, 2017 In Little Prince VR, players are immersed in Saint-Exupery’s novella, and interact with the world and its characters like never before. Deeply connect to the creation in new ways.

John Durrant UK, 2017 Meet your unborn self. A mind blowing experience inside the womb. Wonderful You uses the latest scientific research to reveal remarkable stories from human development.

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01 THE LITTLE PRINCE


Showcase Screenings Meet the Next Generation.

These Showcase Screenings push the boundaries of creative endeavour, drawing a line between tradition and innovation whilst showcasing a breadth of ideas from those producing the next generation of talent. Welcoming leading organisations and universities, this year’s selection includes London Film School, Middlesex University, London College of Communication, Northern Film School and Manchester School of Art. Covering a range of subject matters and stylistic approaches, the screenings will be accompanied by specialist panel discussions and Q&A sessions led by key representatives and creatives from each organisation.

Contact Cherie Federico, cherie@aestheticamagazine.com to book your place at ASFF 2019.

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City Screen (Screen 3) 13:30-15:30

The Foundations of Filmmaking: A Creative Network Groundbreaking cinema develops from three core principles: diversity, community and creative exchange. With these fundamentals in mind, London Film School has become world-renowned as a platform for original and highly diverse filmmaking. Presenting a collection of striking and provocative works, a panel of international filmmakers explore the importance of having a supportive and creative network whilst producing innovative pieces that defy boundaries.

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

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THREE CENTIMETRES

END OF SEASON

Lara Zeidan UK, 08:59 In the oldest fun park of Beirut, Suzie, Manal and Tamara manage to convince their reluctant friend Joanna to join them on a claustrophobic Ferris Wheel ride over the town.

Zhannat Alshahnova UK, 23:50 Rosa arrives at her husband’s resort – a small hotel in the vast dry steppe – to check on staff and collect the accounts. An unexpected encounter interrupts the routine of her stay.

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SOL DE AGOSTO (AUGUST SUN)

EXAMPLES OF WORK FROM TERMS 1-5

Franco Volpi UK, 19:57 Following his father’s death, Javier finds himself in his hometown of Buenos Aires in order to help his ailing mother settle a legal dispute with her medical insurance.

Sam Tibi, Alex Tan & Camille Lui Nock UK, 09:01 The London Film School present a selection of highlights from the following films: Revenge of a Peanut; Sucker Punched; Need a Hand?; UB-13; Scraps; Boi & Mei.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY

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thursday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 10:00-12:00

York Theatre Royal (Upper Foyer) 12:00-13:00 (Tea & Cake Reception)

Women in Film: Prospects and Perspectives

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

2018 has unveiled yet more scrutiny of the severe gender imbalance in the film industry, both onscreen and behind the camera. In a world of supposed equal opportunities, what does it really take for a female practitioner to break through into the industry? Sharing their approaches, a panel of female filmmakers offer a fresh perspective on the current industry landscape, exploring the challenges that gender presents in career progression and creative expression.

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DESMOND

THE FRENCHMAN’S HARMONICA

Sean Usher UK, 2014, 10:02 Desmond is a henchman in a criminal gang planning to rob a valuable vintage bottle of whiskey. But he is haunted by his past and the traumas his father made him suppress.

Tom Marshall UK, 2010, 13:58 A young girl, Maggie, meets a mysterious man simply known as “The Frenchman.” Together, they embark on a perilous journey deep into the fantastical “Lost Realm.”

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WE ARE ONLY HUMAN (EPISODE 1)

REAL MEN DO CRY (EXCERPT)

Catherine Mason UK, 2016, 02:08 Designed as a web series, We Are Only Human looks at how people use movement to recreate themselves outside their everyday lives. Winner of Best Film at York Culture Awards.

Lisa Cooke UK, 2014, 11:13 Real Men Do Cry is a short documentary that delves into the largely unreported issue of male domestic violence. It tells the stories of affected men and the wider impacts.

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05 THE GIRLS Adam Wilson UK, 2011, 07:45 On a snow-covered country lane, a car breaks down and its driver is forced to pull onto the verge. As night falls, they seek shelter in a remote house, welcomed in by a stranger.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING NAHEMI

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

Celebrating Ambition, Vision and Talent

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

ASFF welcomes NAHEMI back to showcase shorts from some of the most promising and innovative filmmakers. This thought-provoking screening and panel offers audiences a chance to discover an exciting array of genres and styles, whilst joining in a larger conversation about the role of film schools as an outlet for new visionaries. Discussion topics also include the influence of contemporary issues and new technologies on wider potential markets.

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THREE CENTIMETRES

NEAR WILD HEAVEN

Lara Zeidan (London Film School) UK, 2017, 08:59 In the oldest fun park of Beirut, Suzie, Manal and Tamara manage to convince their reluctant friend Joanna to join them on a claustrophobic Ferris Wheel ride over the town.

Dan Thorburn (Manchester School of Art) UK, 2018, 11:11 Following the death of her mother, terminally ill Aubrey tracks down her estranged folk-singer father, Doug, to help scatter the ashes. But their relationship is tested.

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UNSPOKEN

QUEEN OF THE FOREST

Dan Popescu (University of Bedfordshire) UK, 2018, 18:11 A poignant insight into the perspectives of filmmakers and archivists that witness trauma first hand or whilst working with images of such events. A deeply affective short.

Gabriela Sibilska (Goldsmiths) UK, 2018, 03:20 A personal story about coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. The simplistic style of drawing and narration serves the thematic return to, and archiving of, childhood.

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DEARLY DEPARTED

OUTSIDE IN

Elise Martin (University of Gloucester) UK, 2018, 14:50 Vera’s relationship with Fred is beginning to blossom but she can’t help feeling distracted by the presence of the three very opinionated ghosts who also inhabit her house.

Anna Ziebinska (Northern Film School) UK, 2018, 07:47 A Polish father and child move to England. But on the way, their relationship gets torn apart by the contrasting ideas of home in the 21st century. Poignant and moving.

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IN BLOOM

BROKEN BRAIN

Jess Mone (Manchester School of Art) UK, 2018, 09:11 For Hannah Mone, the spring of 2017 was one of pain and heartbreak. An insight into the recovery of a young girl after the tragedy of the Manchester Arena Attack.

Hayley Repton (Staffordshire University) UK, 2018, 07:14 Imagine being stuck with a brain you can’t explain. After 30 years, the dots start to connect. Penny invites viewers on an emotional journey after her recent diagnoses.

09 INANIMATE Lucia Bulgheroni (NFTS) UK, 2018, 08:35 Katrine has a normal life, job, boyfriend and apartment in a normal city. Or at least that’s what she thinks, until one day everything starts to fall apart in unprecedented ways.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY

friday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 11:15-13:15

Dialogues Between Art and Film

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

First and foremost, filmmaking is an artistic practice. Beyond the narrative form, practitioners are free to explore their vision on screen, incorporating inspiration from the wider cultural sphere. Falmouth’s students and staff shoot digitally and on celluloid across drama, documentary, experimental, shorts and features. Sharing examples of their work, Mark Jenkin and Rachael Jones highlight the lines between fine art and moving image.

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TOMATO

FICELLE DE MER

Mark Jenkin (Western Light Pictures) UK, 2016, 03:11 A discussion about process, light and breaking the skin of fruit, on a cliff edge in far west Cornwall. An experimental and tactile look between different lenses and types of film.

Charlie Fripp & Rachael Jones (Fieldgrazer Films) UK, 2018, 01:00 A homage to the avante garde and the playful simplicity of the work of photographer Man Ray, an American visual artist who was a contributor to Dadaism and Surrealism.

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BRONCO’S HOUSE (TRAILER)

THE ROAD TO ZENNOR

Mark Jenkin (Western Light Pictures) UK, 2015, 01:13 Bronco’s House. One man’s quest for a roof. A short movie about the Cornish housing crisis crafted by hand at every stage. A narrative experimental 16mm film.

Mark Jenkin (Early Day Films) UK, 2016, 03:00 Experiencing the curious joy of a warm day passing by, a phenomenon that is most acute when the shadows start to come in and the line into autumn begins to be crossed.

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TRACING GRANITE

BAIT (BEHIND THE SCENES)

Rachael Jones (Groundwork / Rachael Jones Films) UK, 2018, 25:00 Tracing Granite documents a four-day Groundwork field trip that took place in October 2017, taking its participants on a tour of the six granite districts in Cornwall and Devon.

Rachael Jones & Mark Jenkin (Early Day Films) UK, 2018, 09:32 Behind the veneer of a Cornish fishing village, trouble is brewing – two brothers are at war with each other over how to make a living from the small family fishing boat.

I wanted to say a huge thank you for having me along to your wonderful festival. The festival and the city had such a friendly and warm atmosphere that I’m missing it already. Thanks again for including my film!

– Daniel Jewel, Director, The Secret World of Foley

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SHOWCASE SCREENING MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART

friday Everyman Cinema (Screen 1) 12:45-14:45

Breaking the Rules: Filmmaking Beyond Boundaries

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

Film is a constantly evolving art form that challenges convention and champions innovation. As digital platforms develop, and content becomes more readily accessible, the need for brave and boundary pushing examples is more necessary than ever. Analysing their work within this unprecedented cultural sphere, filmmakers dissect the process of generating ideas, escaping tradition and finding new perspectives by breaking all of the rules.

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE

ARE YOU HAPPY THERE (SUBTITLED)

Harry Coleman UK, 2018, 13:07 The Girlfriend Experience follows Jess, an independent escort, addicted to the escapism of her work. When a new client comes into her life, they both fall into fantasy.

Victoria Dahl UK, 2018, 02:21 A short documentary on poignant human phenomena such as memory, loss and a sense of place, Are You Happy There follows a conversation after a death in the family.

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THE FLEECE THE TIE & CLARKE

INFINITY

Jordan Simpson UK, 2017, 12:12 Shortly before closing time in a sordid coffee house, two men conduct a job interview for a position in a mysterious organisation. But this is no ordinary coffee house.

Ronan Mackenzie UK, 2016, 07:00 Infinity is a short, personal exploration into our existence in the cosmos, journeying through the beauty of life on earth, all the way back to the creation of the universe.​

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WORKING MAN

IN NEED OF ADVENTURE

Dom Old UK, 2018, 10:36 Joan tracks down her husband’s lover Peter, and goes to confront him at his place of work. Under a disguise, Joan backs Peter into a corner until he gives her what she wants.

Matt Towers UK, 2017, 03:32 Being contained is a horrible feeling: from our daily work and education to life itself. It’s like we eat, sleep, work, repeat, and social activities come second. But what for?

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SHOWCASE SCREENING LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

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

The A-Z of Making a Stand Out Short

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

What’s the secret to making a memorable film? Is it the subject matter, or the way the story’s told? Does it involve visual flair or innovation and risk-taking? This eclectic and provocative showcase of narrative and animation films celebrates new work by practitioners from around the world, united by the ambition to tell their stories, their way. From conception to delivery, this panel addresses how to make a truly stand-out short.

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CACOPHONY

PAUL IS DEAD

Leigh Salvage & Suzanne Matharan UK, 2018, 03:37 Revealing the preparation of a classical orchestra, a sense of rhythm is created through the characters’ movements. The sound reflects the anticipation of the musicians.

George Moore UK, 2018, 13:40 The Lake District, 1967. Hungover and at each other’s throats, John, George and Ringo pull together to convince a lookalike to join the band after finding that Paul is dead.

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SOAP BOY

BENJAMIM (SUBTITLED)

Agne Jurkenaite, Anna Smirnova & Daniel O’Connor UK, 2018, 06:52 Dark apartments and closed spaces create an atmosphere where peculiar obsessions start to emerge. A mother and son relationship takes an unexpected and dramatic turn.

Ana Margarida Coelho UK, 2017, 11:50 Benjamin’s grandmother is the centre of his life. But when the ghost of a past love turns up and disrupts the system Benjamin has to face some stark and sensitive realities.

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IN OUR SKIN

ZOODIO54

Rosa Beiroa UK, 2018, 03:55 A celebration of nudity and freedom of women’s bodies. A film about form, volume and shape – the beauty of a fold and the delicacy of a touch. Every freckle is an identifier.

Rodrigo Rodriguez UK, 2017, 05:44 When two inseparable friends venture out into the bright lights of London’s gay scene for excitement, little did they realise that they would not have to travel far to find love.

07 THREE HAIL MARYS Brock Elwick UK, 2018, 15:22 Father Eamon’s wider connection with the divine is strained, having been cooped up in a tiny Irish village, that is, until a newcomer, Marla, claims to have spoken directly to God.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

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friday

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

Everyman Cinema 18:00-19:00 (Drinks Reception)

Challenging Fashion Through Film

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

Fashion film is typically considered an extension of advertising – a seductive tool to encourage clicks and consumerism. But the power of film can also be harnessed to subvert stereotypes, challenge ideals and propose new visions. Nilgin Yusuf, Creative Director at UAL’s London College of Fashion, chairs a panel of creatives to discuss their visionary work, as well as the use of film as a tool for change, influencing the wider industry.

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BOYS DON’T CRY (SUBTITLED)

FRIENDS CONNECTION (SUBTITLED)

Turkina Faso Russia, 2017, 08:07 Part of the Dazed mini-series, this short intersectional documentary turns the spotlight on Moscow’s LGBT community, specifically men who wear make-up.

Candice Lo UK, 2018, 01:21 Challenging the slick, overproduced and straight-faced fare of much fashion film, this funny, fast-paced short is one of three that explores different forms of intimacy.

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PERESTROIKA DREAM (SUBTITLED)

DUAL

Jekaterina Mirmanova UK, 2018, 02:52 Between 1986 and 1991, following the collapse of communism, Russia became flooded with foreign fashion. Decades later, these looks are associated with freedom.

Pixie Tan & Afra Zamara UK, 2018, 02:44 Challenging the lack of representation of East Asian women in fashion, film & TV, an all-female collective raises awareness of mixed cultural identities.

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SUPPRESSED NARRATIVES (SUBTITLED)

INTIMATE STRANGERS (SUBTITLED)

Raul Hijazi UK, 2018, 03:32 Simultaneously confessional and conceptual, this film comprises model testimonials as they communicate a sense of entrapment with the photographer as predator.

Candice Lo Romania, 2018, 01:42 The second film from Candice Lo’s filmic study of intimacy is based on encounters with strangers in Romania. This short takes the viewer on a brief but memorable journey.

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THE SOUL OF SEOUL

SISYPHUS

Eunjung Ko Korea, 2018, 01:50 In collaboration with Just Jerk, a Korean urban dance collective, this fashion film / music video proudly fuses contemporary streetstyle with traditional Korean heritage.

Daniel Gray UK, 2018, 05:07 Created for William Dill Russell, this film was inspired by the designer’s gender fluid S/S 18 collection and aims to foster an appreciation of otherness. Shot entirely on VHS.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

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

Everyman Cinema 18:00-19:00

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NONSENSE

FEELING BLUE

Anne Mehany & Yassine Ismail UK / USA, 2018, 02:28 Encouraging viewers to look beyond fashion’s veneer, the title creates a distinction between surface and depth and probes the value and purpose of fashion.

Eliška Kyselková UK, 2018, 01:43 Showcased on Italian Vogue’s website, Feeling Blue sets out to visually represent the emotional states of depression and the healing power of self love and acceptance.

11 HOW TO BUILD YOUR HUMAN Jasmine De Silva UK, 2018, 03:09 The desire to achieve the perfect image places women under enormous social and cultural pressure. The beauty industry impels a perpetual process of construction.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING LINCOLN SCHOOL OF FILM & MEDIA

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York Theatre Royal (Studio) 13:45-15:45

collaboration & innovation Boasting connections with renowned organisations including BBC, BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and the British Film Institute, the Lincoln School of Film & Media’s ethos is built upon creating inspiring partnerships within the industry. In this unique showcase, the school presents a selection of films written, produced and edited by the next generation of talent, centred around this ethos of collaboration and inspiration. The panel will discuss how innovative works are achieved, considering the importance of creative exchange. SHOWCASE SCREENINGS 111


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SHOWCASE SCREENING NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

friday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 16:15-18:15

Which Story Do I Tell?

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

How many different ways are there to tell a story? And how do you identify which is the best approach? This bold and original showcase of documentaries and narrative fictions examines how substance and style collide to create profoundly engaging narratives that push the boundaries of traditional storytelling. Considering the importance of creative sensibility, Northumbria discusses techniques and tools for developing a voice that will resonate beyond the work.

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VENUS

THE SYCAMORE GAP

Faye Carr Wilson UK, 2016, 05:00 A short documentary dealing with issues of disability and empowerment through drag performer, Venus Dimilo. An intimate human story of survival and acceptance.

Lucy Rose Wilson-Green (Cool Girl Pictures) UK, 2018, 09:00 Mina works in Blackwood House and finds herself entering an affair with Lady Clara. Clara’s husband becomes aware of the affair forcing both women to face some harsh truths.

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BLYTH

SECRETION

Richard Powell Smith UK, 2013, 04:40 Looking back to a time of foolhearted optimism nurtured by an aspirational government, Blyth is gently satirical and humorous film that offers an alternative era.

Sarah Talbot (Cool Girl Pictures) UK, 2018, 07:00 An unhappily married couple ignore the dripping stain that is growing on their ceiling. As their marriage worsens, so does the drip,and soon enough they can’t ignore it.

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NANA

KE_237

Beth Kennet UK, 2015, 04:00 A short documentary about a family-orientated woman going about her everyday life. Chatting away like there’s no tomorrow, this film centres around a strong personality.

Richard Hewitson UK, 2016, 08:30 In a reality not all that different from our own, Katherine is overcome by a series of unexpected events that transpire in her usually uneventful and cathartic therapy sessions.

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ABOVE ME

PIGEONGROVE

Harry Jenkinson UK, 2013, 05:00 Above Me follows an explorer as he walks the wilderness in the depths of winter. The film is set amongst the mountains of the English Lake District and the Tirol region of the Alps.

Ruby Blake UK, 2018, 07:40 Pigeongrove is based in the small town of Skinningrove, on the coast of North Yorkshire. This film explores the town’s annual celebratory tradition of a communal bonfire.

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saturday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 17:00-19:00

Creativity and risk: the skills of the future?

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

Are film schools teaching outdated models of film production? Are we obsessed with training and not idea creation? The BFI has outlined their Funding Priority, wanting films that “take risks in content, form and platform,” and “projects which are experimental and pioneering,” even “those which have no upfront commercial value.” If we don’t wise up we are redundant. Come and join us for a lively debate with industry, teachers and students.

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ARGOT

BEAT BLUE

Matteo Palmas USA, 2018, 22:32 A young man flies to a nameless city to find his father. But in a world without language barriers, speaking one’s mind is, in reality, harder than it first seemed to be.

Julian Alexander UK, 2018, 15:42 When a detective recognises her brother during a stakeout, it forces her to face a relationship she’s been avoiding. An intimate, domestic tale about complex, hard-hitting bonds.

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RETROGRESS

VIRGINIA

Lucy Beardmore UK, 2018, 08:00 A coming-of-age story depicted through dance, featuring the physical and emotional movements of a mother as her daughter leaves home and begins to enter adulthood.

Francesco Puppini UK, 2018, 12:00 Virginia, a psychic living in a petrol station, doesn’t want her son to leave home – an old memory of a fire haunts her, and starts to re-surface as a tragic flashback.

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05 RISE UP Christina Birchall UK, 2018, 14:28 A film about MC Daddy Chester from his heyday as an Acid House pioneer working with the likes of Adamski and Seal, to periods of homelessness and loneliness.

The team and I had a fantastic time at ASFF and it was great to be included amongst so many amazing films. The masterclasses and networking events were extremely welcoming and informative.

– Louis Chan, Filmmaker, Ilia.

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SHOWCASE SCREENING MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

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

Genre: Finding Your Voice, Reaching Your Audience

SHOWCASE SCREENINGS

Defining a film by genre can be perceived as either limiting or liberating to a filmmaker’s vision. However, an understanding of conventions can help to channel influences and inform the production process. Breaking down the relevance of genre in today’s low budget filmmaking landscape, filmmakers analyse their own work, influences and processes, exploring how stylistic definitions can help frame a marketing strategy, from arthouse to martial arts.

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ISABELLA

THE LANGFORD LOOP

Rohan Reddy UK, 2018, 12:00 At a Catholic all-girls school, Robyn is captivated by her outspoken, rebellious classmate Isabella. As a new bond forms between them, Robyn must face up to her sexuality.

Baden Burns (Lamont Pictures) UK, 2018, 18:00 Finn Langford agrees to help his inventor brother by being the guinea pig for his time machine. The goal: saving their mother from dementia. But everything is not as it seems.

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INFILL & FULL SET (SUBTITLED)

TAGUS (SUBTITLED)

Hai Duc Dao UK, 2018, 14:15 Stuck between dishonesty and honesty, a heavily pregnant illegal immigrant navigates life in London. Trying to hide from immigration authorities she finds a job in a nail salon.

Miguel Cassiano UK / Portugal, 2018, 18:30 A lovesick woman searches for her lost lover Mario in other men. When they fail to meet her expectations, she murders them. At least this is the story she tells newcomer Gabriel.

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05 CHOPSTICKS (SUBTITLED) Aeddan Sussex UK, 2018, 22:00 Hunted by her patricidal brother, Shu, the daughter of an ex-triad gang leader must make a difficult decision: allow herself to be killed or take matters into her own hands.

Book for 2019 ASFF welcomes an array of independently curated Showcase Screenings from guest institutions. Contact Cherie Federico, cherie@aestheticamagazine.com to book your place at ASFF 2019.

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Meet the Film Festivals Marketplace One Event. 20 Festivals. Get chatting to creatives from leading UK and international festivals all under one roof. Visit each stand to find out what today’s programmers are looking for; increase your chances of being screened, engage with the festival circuit and build your contact list with this unique networking opportunity. Belfrey Hall, Friday 9 November, 16:00–20:30 Price: £7.00

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GUEST PROGRAMMES Diverse Perspectives.

In 2018, ASFF looks to the importance of history as a mechanism for both documentary and narrative. Marking the centenary of WWI, Imperial War Museum screens silent films from its archives. Looking back on 100 years of women’s suffrage, Underwire Film Festival presents a showcase of female filmmakers pushing the boundaries of innovation. Celebrating diversity, Iris Prize Festival returns to ASFF with a selection of LGBTQ+ inspired shorts, and British Urban Film Festival champion underrepresented voices of the BAME filmmaking community. We also welcome the Scottish Documentary Institute with a collection of stories told by female filmmakers living in exile as a result of Syria’s devastating conflict. Finally, we provide a platform for showcasing talent development and wider career recognition. Award-winning filmmaker Chris Shepherd presents an overview of his critically acclaimed works, and 2017’s winning filmmakers return to the festival to discuss the trajectory of their practices and the inspiration behind their pieces.

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GUEST PROGRAMME CHRIS SHEPHERD

friday 1331 16:15-17:45

Chris Shepherd: Celebrating Hybridity

GUEST PROGRAMME

Cutting his teeth as a Director with the celebrated C4 short The Broken Jaw, multi-award-winning filmmaker Chris Shepherd’s credits include Dad’s Dead, Bad Night for the Blues as well as collaborations with David Shrigley and Chris Morris and BBC’s Big Train. Shepherd shares an overview of his eclectic portfolio – a unique hybrid of animation and live action work which provides a gritty and nostalgic commentary on society.

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THE RINGER

WHO I AM AND WHAT I WANT

Chris Shepherd UK / France, 2013, 17:00 A semi-biographical short film that tells the story of a son reunited with his long-lost father for the first time. Though it starts with realistic live action, it veers into animation.

Chris Shepherd & David Shrigley UK, 2005, 07:30 Pete lives in the woods. He survives by hunting and killing. He is an outcast from society who finds happiness in being alone. But he is in a state of denial about the past.

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DAD’S DEAD

BAD NIGHT FOR THE BLUES

Chris Shepherd UK, 2003, 06:30 Through a series of ghostly experiences, a young man tries to piece together fragmented moments from the past, memories triggered by admiration for his friend Johnno.

Chris Shepherd UK, 2010, 16:00 Chris takes his Aunty to her the Conservative Club for a Christmas party only to find she has a grudge with another club member, Elizabeth. The night descends into conflict.

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06

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

JOHNNO’S DEAD

Chris Shepherd UK, 2006, 14:00 My neighbour is really nuts. He never stops banging on the walls. But I’ve got used to it. Set in 1970s Britain, Silence is Golden tells the story of a boy’s obsession.

Chris Shepherd UK / France, 2017, 08:30 Serving 12 years behind bars for a crime that you didn’t commit focuses the mind. All that injustice poisons the soul until there’s nothing left but to settle old scores.

07 BREXICUTED Chris Shepherd UK / France, 2018, 06:00 This satirical animation considers why Brexit is happening. A variety of British characters, interviewed the day after the UK voted to leave the EU, speak about their decision.

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GUEST PROGRAMME SCOTTISH DOCUMENTARY INSTITUTE

saturday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 11:15-12:45

Syrian Stories: Female Voices

GUEST PROGRAMME

Women in Syria have not only borne the brunt of a lengthy civil war, they have been marginalised and rendered invisible, despite huge contributions to the struggle. Presented by the Scottish Documentary Institute in collaboration with the British Council and Bidayyat, female Syrian filmmakers share their experiences of being a refugee in neighbouring countries: Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

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SUSPENDED LIVES (SUBTITLED)

HOMELAND (SUBTITLED)

Hibda Hamdi Syria, 2017, 10:01 A top commandant from the Syrian National Army has taken the grave decision to defect, which means leaving all his possessions behind and taking refuge in Jordan.

Tima Abdul Syria, 2017, 06:34 We often take our families for granted when we are nearby. A young Syrian woman, now living in exile, relies on daily phone calls to her mum in Aleppo in order to get news.

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MY OTHER HALF (SUBTITLED)

LOSS (SUBTITLED)

Salah Al Ashkar Syria, 2017, 08:38 Haifa’s husband was murdered by the regime but his body was never given back to the family. How do you move on when you have not been able to say goodbye properly?

Dounia Alatwa Syria, 2017, 12:07 Imagine getting married to a young war reporter and having to give birth in Aleppo. Many couples in Syria have to face similar situations or illegally migrate if it gets too much.

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HOME FROM HOME (SUBTITLED)

I FELT IT TOO (SUBTITLED)

Bayan Agha Syria, 2017, 11:36 Dar is a community centre in the centre of Istanbul that becomes a second home to political refugees from the region. With this, Suhair no longer needs to feel lonely.

Lamia Aboukhair Syria, 2017, 13:08 Refugee camps are full of widows finding themselves the sole heads of their households. I Felt It Too takes viewers into a Lebanese camp through the eyes of a young girl, Cidra.

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GUEST PROGRAMME IRIS PRIZE

saturday King’s Manor 11:45-13:15

LGBTQ Shorts: Defining Gay Cinema

GUEST PROGRAMME

Returning to ASFF, Iris Prize Festival showcases a selection of LGBTQ+ shorts that ponder on the question of what defines a gay film. With an introduction from Festival Director Berwyn Rowlands, these films offer a variety of approaches and examples of gay cinema, highlighting the relevance of coming out stories in 2018, the role of comedy and questioning whether LGBTQ+ film is an exclusive domain for the young and beautiful.

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MOTHER KNOWS BEST

WILD GEESE

Mikael Bundsen Sweden, 2016, 13:00 The family’s mother has absolutely no problems with her son having just introduced his boyfriend to her. She only wants to give him a little well-meaning advice.

Susan Jacobson (Iris Prize) UK, 2017, 17:00 When Amy catches her husband in the act, she falls down a flight of stairs and wakes up with amnesia, believing she is 16 – hormonal and obsessed – and that the year is 1999.

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BEARABLE

SAUNA THE DEAD

David James Holloway UK, 2017, 04:00 What if your tribe within the gay community defined you? What if the labels we attach to ourselves were literal rather than figurative? What if you lived with an actual bear?

Tom Frederic UK, 2016, 21:00 A night in a sauna turns into a fight for survival. Two men must overcome prejudice and join forces in taking down a horde of zombies. But who will live to see the dawn...?

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05 SKALLAMANN (BALD GUY) Maria Bock Norway, 2011, 12:00 When a teenager comes home and tells his parents that he kissed a bald man, his parents begin to have reservations. An awkward discussion ensues, but it’s all in song.

A totally new experience for us and we couldn’t believe how beautiful York is and how friendly the people are. Something for next year’s calendar already! – Leo Rytina, Filmmaker, Claire’s Jigsaw

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GUEST PROGRAMME BRITISH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL

saturday 1331 13:30-15:00

New Perspectives: Redressing the Balance

GUEST PROGRAMME

Underrepresentation is a key issue within the film industry with BAME filmmakers making up just a small percentage of the professional industry. Leading the charge and championing minority voices, British Urban Film Festival delivers a slate of films that celebrate female perspectives and unique themes, encouraging a much-needed and important dialogue about imbalance across the film industry today.

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FEE

UNDONE

Guen Murroni UK, 2017, 10:00 Fee is out celebrating with her friends, but a voice from the past keeps haunting her. Escaping the pub for fresh air, Fee comes across a church and follows her impulse.

Francesca Castelbuono UK, 2017, 15:00 A delicate and moving short about two straight-identified women who wake up one morning in the same bed. Soon, they try to come to terms with their feelings for each other.

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MUMATAR

TESTING GRETA

Destiny Ekaragha UK, 2018, 10:00 A middle-aged school cleaner and single mum struggles to cope when her only child leaves home and reinvents herself as a superhero in order to take on the local bullies.

Abbie Lucas UK, 2017, 11:00 A woman is admitted to a private clinic under extremely awkward circumstances, but only when the need for a blood test arises do things start to get really urgent.

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GUEST PROGRAMME

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06

WIRELESS

AFRO PUNK GIRL

Tayo Odesanya UK, 2017, 04:00 When two siblings get trapped in the house without power, we see the result of Gen Z without technology. Wireless contemplates the wider affects of a digitalised culture.

Annetta Laufer UK, 2016, 15:00 In a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Britain, a youthful punk discovers what true rebellion is when she meets a radical old dandy. A timely short about an adjacent world.

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GUEST PROGRAMME UNDERWIRE

saturday King’s Manor 15:45-17:15

Underwire Presents: Women and Power

GUEST PROGRAMME

2018 marks 100 years of women’s suffrage in Britain, laying the foundations for the long and ongoing fight for gender equality. In a programme of varied short films directed by female filmmakers, empowerment is the central theme: what it means when it’s gone, what it could look like in the future and what it truly means in today’s developing world. These women do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel.

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BORDERS

WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS NIGHT (SUBTITLED)

Elizabeth Mizon UK, 2015, 05:30 This short film by Elizabeth Mizon and poet Shagufta K Iqbal gives an intimate insight into the “virginity tests” that women migrants were subjected to in the 1970s.

Oonagh Kearney (Tyrella Films) Ireland, 2016, 05:30 Inspired by Seán Ó Ríordáin’s celebrated Irish poem, and working with an inter-generational cast of performers, this film offers an arresting vision of Women’s Christmas Night.

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04

INCREDIBLE MACHINES

FREE PERIOD

Kathryn Ferguson UK, 2016, 04:00 Contemporary notions of underwear have been largely formed by the male gaze. Incredible Machines explores the unseen relationship five women have with their bodies.

Alison Piper UK, 2017, 06:00 When schoolgirl Leanne can’t afford a sanitary pad she ends up bleeding in front of her class. Free Period is a film with an opinion – that sanitary products should be free.

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06

DOMESTIC POLICY

LITTLE BIRD

Alicia MacDonald UK, 2016, 06:39 In 1919, a tea lady eavesdrops on a top-secret government meeting called to solve the latest, gravest problem facing the British Empire. A satirical comedy about the male gaze.

Georgia Oakley UK, 2017, 10:40 It’s London 1941 and the women of Great Britain have been called upon to aid the war effort, freeing up men for action. How far will one woman go to create a new life for herself?

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08

CUT

ONLY MY VOICE (SUBTITLED)

Eva Sigurdardottir (Blue Bird Productions | Askja Films) UK, 2017, 18:30 After being the victim of revenge porn, 17-year-old Chloe decides to enter a fitness modelling competition in order to change her image. How far will she go to regain control?

Myriam Rey UK, 2017, 11:16 In this ode to freedom, a group of migrant women share their ambitions for the future and their dreams of creating a new life. Topical concerns considered with sophistication.

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GUEST PROGRAMME ASFF 2017 WINNERS SHOWCASE 1

saturday 1331 16:45-18:45

Visual Innovation Screenings & Panel Discussion

GUEST PROGRAMME

ASFF welcomes back a selection of its award-winning filmmakers to present their films once again and discuss their approaches to creating visually stunning and conceptually engaging cinema. Alongside a Q&A, this special screening includes Johnno’s Dead by BAFTA-nominated director Chris Shepherd, Ian Hunt Duffy’s gripping thriller Gridlock and the quietly disturbing documentary Homeland by Sam Peeters.

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JOHNNO’S DEAD

FOR REAL THO

Chris Shepherd (Polkadot/Autour De Minuit) UK, 2016, 08:30 Serving 12 years behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit focuses the mind. All that injustice poisons the soul and there’s nothing left but to settle old scores.

Baptist Penetticobra France, 2016, 13:44 A group of teenagers gathers at night to make a film. When the group decides to mess up the film they’re in, a feud starts between For Real Tho and its own characters.

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04

FUCKING BUNNIES (SUBTITLED)

GRIDLOCK

Teemu Niukkanen Finland, 2017, 17:05 Raimo’s comfy middle class bubble is burst when a satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door. A slick portrayal of everyday life and the inconvenience of neighbours.

Ian Hunt Duffy Ireland, 2015, 19:45 Gridlock is a thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

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WINNER

Aesthetica

Short FIlm Festival

2017

GUEST PROGRAMME

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06

LIL BUCK WITH ICONS OF MODERN ART

THE SLEEPING FIELD

Andrew Margetson UK, 2016, 04:00 Wearing a pair of Air Jordans, Lil Buck takes us on a jookin’ tour of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, gliding through the light-filled halls of the Frank Gehry-designed building.

That Jam UK, 2016/17, 03:13 A trailer to a feature film, which does not exist. Or does it... ? Playing on the notions of cinematic landscapes, The Sleeping Field undermines expectations through new sequences.

Thanks again for an amazing festival experience. Hands down the best organised festival we have attended – so much love, passion and effort went into making it all possible – congratulations!

– Dejan Mrkić, Director of Silence.

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GUEST PROGRAMME ASFF 2017 WINNERS SHOWCASE 2

sunday 1331 11:30-13:30

Compelling Narratives Screenings & Panel Discussion The 2017 festival saw an abundance of talented filmmakers present their films international audiences. Returning to ASFF, award-winners from last year’s festival join us for a special presentation of their films, including People’s Choice and Youth Favourite, the Oscar-winning The Silent Child and Best Drama Wave. Following the screening, a panel of our winning filmmakers will deliver a Q&A about their work.

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HOMELAND (SUBTITLED)

WAVE (2017 FESTIVAL WINNER)

Sam Peeters Belgium, 2016, 14:12 Right-wing populism is spreading through western Europe. It is most popular in quiet, white neighbourhoods Sam Peeters portrays an ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs.

Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton Ireland, 2017, 13:45 A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language, baffling linguistic experts from around the globe. Intriguing and hard-hitting drama.

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THE SILENT CHILD (90TH ACADEMY AWARDS WINNER)

THE HAPPIEST BARRACK (SUBTITLED)

Chris Overton UK, 2017, 19:55 Inspired by real life events. A deaf four-year-old girl, born in to a middle class family, lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

Noémi Varga Hungary, 2017, 15:53 The Happiest Barrack is an experimental documentary, a chronicle of my maternal grandmother’s life in Communist Hungary. It serves as a memento of times past and present.

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WINNER

Aesthetica

Short FIlm Festival

2017

GUEST PROGRAMME

05

06

METAXAS – SIRENS

#WEBELIEVEINTHEPOWEROFLOVE // NIKE // R.T. // DIRECTOR’S CUT

Savvas Stavrou UK, 2017, 05:00 An elderly man reminisces over all that has defined him over the years – his fidelity and his love – whilst time steadily moves backwards as the track unfolds.

Luca Finotti Italy, 2017, 02:20 The idea behind Finotti’s #WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove is to bring together Riccardo Tisci and Nike’s worlds. Based on this, the video celebrates inclusion and social connections.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for having our film at your amazing festival. We were honoured to just be selected let alone win two awards. Thank you so much and we will definitely be submitting in the future with our next project.

– The Team, The Silent Child.

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GUEST PROGRAMME IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

sunday York Theatre Royal (Studio) 11:30-13:00

100 Years On: Representations of the Great War

GUEST PROGRAMME

To this day, the legacy of the First World War can still be felt – a turning point for technology, morality and social responsibility, the events of 1914-1918 have reshaped and redefined our world. This collection of silent shorts from the Imperial War Museum’s vast archive shows the scale and impact of a globalised war, exploring the trauma and devastation of the battlefield as well as the hardships of domestic life.

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THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME

TROOPS FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE (EXTRACTS)

British Topical Committee for War Films UK, 1916, 06:00 Three extracts taken from the renowned film The Battle of the Somme. Audiences follow British Forces on the lead-up, duration and immediate aftermath of the conflict.

British Topical Committee for War Films UK, 1916-18, 09:00 Extracts from three films looking at the global impact of WWI and its wider societal effects, seen from the countries who fought alongside Britain within the worldwide conflict.

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04

NEW TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR (EXTRACTS)

WOMEN AND THE WAR

Topical Film Company UK, 1917-18, 06:00 Extracts from five films focusing on the new weapons and technologies developed during WWI. Focusing on the various approaches to innovation in times of conflict.

Topical Film Company UK, 1918, 09:00 A propaganda short, scenes of london’s Oxford Street are shot, warning of the effects of “luxury shopping” whilst the war continues. Aimed at women from all walks of life.

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05

06

THE SECRET

STAND BY THE MEN WHO HAVE STOOD BY YOU

Ministry of Information UK, 1918, 02:00 Starring the celebrity show business couple of their day – Henry Edwards and Chrissie White – this film follows a wife as she learns how to make puddings with rations.

Kinsella and Morgan UK, 1917, 03:00 A mix of newsreel, drama and animation, this propaganda short was an appeal to the British public, encouraging them to invest in the National War Savings Certificates.

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08

THE U-TUBE

UNVEILING OF WAR MEMORIALS (EXTRACTS)

Speed Cartoons UK, 1917, 11:00 An animation created by Speed Cartoons, ridiculing the Kaiser and German threats to invade Britain. Kaiser “Bill” and Crown Prince “Willie” attempt to dig a tunnel.

Pathé UK, 1920, 07:00 War memorials in 1920: Armistice Day 1920 – Homecoming of an Unknown Warrior; Memories of Albert & Beyond. Looking at the significance of commemorations and icons.

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Venue: 1331, YO1 7HU Date: Friday 9 November Time: 21:00 - Late Price: Free Entry with Pass


Advertising Step in the World of Branded Content.

Tapping into a variety of human emotions and aspirations, these colourful and imaginative campaigns resonate past bold aesthetics and playful compositions, offering timely reflections on the digital age, affecting tales of reconciliation and optimistic depictions of youth. With impressive clients including Nike, Cartier and BrewDog, this year’s multi-faceted presentation of films truly rises to the complex nature of commercial ethos whilst demonstrating both creative and technical flair, and, above all, upholding a sense of individuality.

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ADVERTISING 1 THE BRAND / THE DESIRE

thursday

friday

saturday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 17:00-17:15

Friargate Theatre 14:15-14:30

1331 19:00-19:15

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02

START THE BUZZ – MILAN FASHION WEEK

RHABARBER SPRITZ (NO DIALOGUE)

Giacomo Boeri & Matteo Grimaldi Italy, 2018, 01:24 Start the Buzz is the latest film commissioned by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian Fashion Council) to celebrate Milano Fashion Week A/W 2018/19.

Konstantin Enste & Bianca Büdenbender Germany, 2018, 00:48 Rhabarber Spritz is a commercial for a winery – not as sweet as you think. It is the graduation movie of Bianca Büdenbender (DOP) at Hochschule Mainz, Germany.

ADVERTISING

PG

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04

JUSTE UN CLOU – CARTIER (NO DIALOGUE)

THE MINI FACTORY – PETIT BATEAU (NO DIALOGUE)

Christian Larson France, 2016, 01:00 A dynamic journey into vibrant youth, adrenaline and optimism. Crafted for Cartier’s Juste un Clou line – built to be bold, modern and innovative – this short follows suit.

Patrick Daughters France, 2015, 01:00 In a colourful secret factory, an energetic little boy uses his creative imagination to submit several Petit Bateau items to resourceful torture-tests, thanks to great inventions.

05

06

FREE YOUR MIND – NIKE

STAY – KNARLI (NO DIALOGUE)

Anthony Capristo Germany, 2018, 01:20 Millenials from different subcultures question the nature of reality. They free their minds, establish their own rules, break physical laws of nature and create a new landscape.

Charlie Delaney UK, 2018, 00:50 Stay is a brand video for Knarli, an upstart UK streetwear company. The film dwells in a concrete utopia of setting suns, slow shutter speeds and a sense of freedom.

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TOGETHER – NIKE

RICHARD

Michael Rodrigues 2018, South Africa, 04:50 Together highlights the intimacy of familial relationships through the story of two brothers, who help lift each other out of the depths of despair by playing a game of soccer.

Martijn Rijnberg Netherlands, 2018, 01:19 Created for the synonymous novel, Richard reveals what the mind is capable of, especially when a woman discovers that everything she stands for is, in fact, just a story.

ADVERTISING

09

10

I’AM – KIMURAWEAR

ADIDAS ORIGINALS X NBHD

Christopher Eadicicco USA, 2017, 00:36 I’am is a film for the label Kimurawear. Using the brand’s hashtag #Iamanathlete, it follows an extremely dedicated sportswoman pushing herself to be the best she can be.

Taz Tron Delix UK, 2018, 00:45 The latest Adidas Originals commercial – for the upcoming NBHD collaboration – is a neon fused journey through the city, inspired by the Japanese Shinsengumi lifestyle.

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PUNK IPA – BREWDOG (NO DIALOGUE)

THE MAN WITH A COIN – MENTOS

Greg Ferro Italy, 2018, 00:40 BrewDog’s flagship beverage – Punk IPA – is celebrated in this visually compelling short, highlighting the craft beer revolution whilst establishing a bold sense of identity.

Christian Schilling Germany, 2018, 01:23 A lighthearted meditation on luck, The Man With A Coin follows Felix, an indecisive character who flips a coin before every decision – no matter what the consequences.

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Animation Imagine Something New.

Our selection of filmmakers reaches past the limits of everyday perception, producing their own visual language to communicate with audiences in intriguing ways. Harnessing the power of design, these curated shorts offer allegory and symbolism as mechanisms for successful storytelling. Each spell-binding reel touches upon a range of social topics; the effects of immigration sit side-by-side with a depiction of selfie culture, whilst CGI addresses mental health and explores the changing nature of memory. Expect delightful stop motion, curious characters and eye-catching illusions.

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ANIMATION 1 LIFE & FINAL CHOICES

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

NCEM 21:15-22:00

Friargate 16:15-17:00

YTR (Studio) 10:00-10:45

Yorkshire Museum 10:00-10:45

Bootham 18:15-19:00

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02

VIA

DOUBLE PORTRAIT

Izzy Burton UK, 2017, 03:02 Via depicts the journey of life through epic environments and meaningful character animation. It evokes the wider idea that we should find the silver lining in any situation.

Ian Bruce UK, 2017, 06:06 Double Portrait is a hand-painted animation which portrays the ill-fated relationship between Geraldine Peacock and Bob Gannicott. Created using frame by frame techniques.

ANIMATION

03

04

TWO BALLOONS (SUBTITLED)

LIV (SUBTITLED)

Mark C. Smith USA, 2017, 09:08 Two adventurous lemurs navigate a journey halfway round the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion. A curious tale of adventure.

Sunniva Fluge Hole UK, 2017, 03:58 Instead of sitting around and waiting for death, Liv takes matters into her own hands and goes back to her roots to live out her final days in the open, mysterious wild.

05

06

WHEN

THE CHRISTMAS RABBIT (SUBTITLED)

Deanna Crisbacher UK, 2018, 07:25 When discusses Crisbacher’s experience with mental illness and how it has impacted her perception of the world. Using CGI as a deeply expressive and communicative medium.

Christophe Lopez-Huici France, 2018, 10:45 On Christmas Eve, an old lady finds her beloved cat dead. All day long, she tries to find him a final resting place, but remains unsuccessful until another option comes her way.

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ANIMATION 2 IMPORTANCE OF MEMORY

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

1331 17:15-18:00

Yorks. Museum 10:30-11:15

YTR (Studio) 20:45-21:30

YSJU (Fountians) 1331 20:45-21:30 16:45-17:30

sunday

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LATE AFTERNOON

FACING IT

Louise Bagnall Ireland, 2017, 09:23 Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through memories to relive specific moments and to, ultimately, reconnect with the present.

Sam Gainsborough UK, 2018, 07:32 As a man anxiously awaits a meeting in the local pub, he is forced to explore his relationships, emotions and beliefs in an evening that will leave him changed indefinitely.

ANIMATION

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03

04

REVERIE (NO DIALOGUE)

MAMOON (NO DIALOGUE)

Philip Louis Piaget Rodriguez Denmark, 2018, 07:46 Deep in the harsh countryside – where life fades with every breath – an anonymous boy tormented with grief battles an inescapable beast. Allegorical and deeply human short.

Ben Steer UK, 2017, 06:08 Mamoon follows the story of a mother and her infant child who are forced to leave their home when mysterious, dark shadows envelop the light in which they exist.

05

06

DO I SEE WHAT YOU SEE?

CABIN PRESSURE

Simon Ball UK, 2018, 08:08 Experience the world through the eyes of people living with a rare form of dementia, and find out how it affects the way they process tasks and objects that surround them.

Matthew Lee UK, 2017, 03:15 A safety and regulations obsessive is forced to revaluate things when a routine flight runs into some difficulties. A relatable tale rendered through three-dimensional motion.

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ANIMATION 3 SEPARATING US

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

NCEM 10:00-10:45

NCEM 19:45-20:30

King’s Manor 18:30-19:15

City Screen (2) 13:30-14:15

1331 20:45-21:30

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02

VERMINE (SUBTITLED)

MARFA

Jérémie Becquer Denmark, 2018, 06:03 A rat – who is also a poet – writes hopefully about the state of his world, drawing upon the struggles between different animals. He is confronted with a societal bias towards mice.

The Brothers McLeod UK, 2017, 08:22 A town on the borderlands of Texas. A place where strange lights dance in the night sky. A mecca for minimal art. And then, of course, there’s the matter of the giant lemon.

ANIMATION

03

04

MAYBE IT’S ME (SUBTITLED)

VIDA (SUBTITLED)

Dimitris Simou UK, 2017, 06:08 An animator attempts to recreate his childhood memories. A deeply personal reflection upon the world through a singular perspective that draws upon human association.

Andrea Popovic UK, 2017, 04:25 A young girl is forced to face the brutal reality of the war that separates her from her mother. The experience will leave a permanent mark. Poignant and relevant drama.

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06

SELFIES (NO DIALOGUE)

INVADERS (NO DIALOGUE)

Claudius Gentinetta Switzerland, 2018, 03:44 In a veritable firework display of self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition.

Daniel Prince UK, 2018, 13:37 On Christmas Eve, KOTTO, an adolescent UFO pursues his two mischievous friends GILER and SHUSETT down onto earth in an attempt to gain their acceptance as an equal.

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ANIMATION 4 ISOLATION & CONFINEMENT

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City Screen (3) 11:45-12:30

City Screen (3) 12:15-13:00

Friargate 11:45-12:30

Friargate 17:00-17:45

King’s Manor 10:00-10:45

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02

THE ELEPHANT’S SONG

NEKO NO HI (CAT DAYS) (SUBTITLED)

Lynn Tomlinson USA, 2018, 07:40 The true and tragic tale of Old Bet, the first circus elephant to be captured and showcased in America, rendered in an intimate medium of clay-on-glass and painterly oil pastel.

Jon Frickey Germany, 2018, 11:09 Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the boy down to the core, posing him to ask questions.

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UNKILLED CHAPTER 1 (SUBTITLED)

TRUE NORTH (NO DIALOGUE)

David Aronowitsch & Hanna Heilborn Sweden, 2018, 08:19 Craig has been held inside a migrants’ detention centre for four years, without knowing when he will be freed or where he might have to go. Unkilled is a graphic documentary.

George Bowler UK, 2017, 07:55 On the long journey home, a fisherman comes upon the wreckage of a ship and rescues a small boy. A mysterious storm descends, bringing the arrival of a sinister presence.

05

06

FEAW

ADINA E – CHANGING

Robin Tremblay Canada, 2018, 07:06 In an epic voyage that conquers thousands of years and millions of miles, we are witness to some of the greatest human achievements through the most basic elements.

Yoni Goodman Israel, 2017, 03:56 A young girl runs away from home, feeling the need to escape the pain in her world. Not knowing where her path will take her, she heads out on a journey of self discovery.

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ANIMATION 5 ALTERNATIVE PATHS

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YTR (Studio) 18:15-19:00

1331 20:30-21:15

City Screen (1) 15:30-16:15

Friargate 22:15-23:00

King’s Manor 18:15-20:00

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RED DRESS. NO STRAPS.

PANORAMIC

Maryam Mohajer UK, 2018, 08:23 1985. The voice of America on the radio. A glamorous popstar shows off her red strapless dress on a poster. An eager little girl waiting. Just another night in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war.

Ayesha Ramsay UK, 2016, 03:55 In a tale that highlights our dependency on technology and our anxieties, a young girl finds herself surrounded by screens which visualise the outcome of every decision she might make.

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ANIMATION

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AN ISLAND (NO DIALOGUE)

WEIRD

Rory Byrne Ireland, 2017, 12:51 A solitary man sets out to conquer an isolated island. This is a beautifully crafted animation that follows an anonymous character as he climbs upwards and looks beyond borders.

Fausto Montanari Italy, 2017, 02:04 Weird is a short about identity and learning to accept yourself for who you are. It recounts the tale of a girl who is judged for being different, but finds out she’s not so weird after all.

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WIDDERSHINS

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSMOS

Simon P Biggs UK, 2018, 11:18 In a steampunk future, the life of a pampered gentleman is seamlessly automated by machines, but his orderly existence is thrown into chaos when he pursue sa free-spirited woman.

Bluzet Raphael France, 2018, 03:20 After making a short statement about the difficulties of going into space, Roger recounts – in a dry and humoristic tone – the problems one encounter in alien terrains and vast expanses.

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ANIMATION 6 NEXT GENERATION

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thursday

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saturday / sunday

1331 14:15-14:45

Yorkshire Museum 18:30-19:00

Everyman (2) 11:00-11:30

Please see Family Friendly 1 (p198) for more details

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WEEDS

LYNX & BIRDS

Kevin Hudson USA, 2017, 02:48 A metaphorical story about a lone dandelion who struggles to get away from a dry barren yard to the other side, where the grass is greener and there is hope for a better life.

Francesco Mazza & Simone Giampaolo UK, 2017, 02:31 In a narrative about love triumphing over fear, Lynx & Birds follows the story of two birds in an Attenborough-esque mockumentary that reveals a chink in the food chain.

ANIMATION

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PLAYTIME

LIKE AN ELEPHANT IN A CHINA SHOP

Toby Leung UK, 2018, 05:20 A green grumpy monster only has one wish: to store his toys neatly on a shelf. But baby monster always wants to play with them. A series of comedic interactions.

Louise Chevrier, Luka Fischer, Rodolphe Groshens, Marie Guillon, Estelle Martinez, Benoit Paillard, Lisa Rasasombat France, 2017, 05:31 What is the worst thing that could happen in a china shop? Building on the concept of clichĂŠ and figurative tales.

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06

LEAVE A PRINT (NO DIALOGUE)

MADE IN FRANCE

Christina S. Nerland UK, 2016, 05:14 A family of arctic foxes learns to cope with the fact that one of them is fading away. A story about learning to live with loss and accepting the memories that we carry with us.

Lamia Akhabbar, Robin CioffiI, Brice Duble, Stanislas Gruenais, Maxime Guerry, Alexia Portal France, 2017, 06:31 Have you ever wondered what happened to all your lost socks? Made in France reveals all in this imaginative short.

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Cinema Bambino Bring the Baby and Get Into Film.

As part of ASFF’s commitment to welcoming all audiences, Cinema Bambino returns to offer an inclusive and relaxed environment for parents and carers, curating a programme of multi-genre screenings for those with tots in tow. Venue: Various – see timetable * Screening Times: Various – see timetable * Please note films are for adults not for babies, so content may vary. See programme for details. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of the start time. There’s plenty of space to leave your buggy and we’re not afraid of teething babies! Films are selected for parents / carers, as opposed to Family Friendly Screenings. All content rated 15 max.

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Artists' Film Explore the Undefinable.

Each year, this strand pushes back against expected storylines and familiar tropes, flipping the lens on linear narratives and natural structures. This presentation is no different; everyday iconographies are replaced by unforeseen scenarios and definitions are reconsidered. Usurping the idea of a universal world, each reel is crafted around the inconceivable, revelling in microscopic environments, voices from the future, fluid timelines and the autonomy of non-human entities. Emotions are rewritten, and physical experiences are brought sharply into focus.

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ARTISTS' FILM 1 VISIONS OF A LEGACY

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sunday

1331 11:00-12:00

1331 17:45-18:45

pg

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

MURMURS OF A MACROCOSM

Chris Paul Daniels UK, 2018, 13:37 An inquisitive voice from the future misinterprets imagery of the Blackpool Illuminations, confusing the regional vernacular against Britain’s changing political sphere.

Adam Azmy (Flock of Condors) UK, 2017, 04:36 Using NASA recordings from the famous Apollo missions and sounds of the universe recorded by satellites in space, we travel through a microscopic and ingenious world.

ARTISTS’ FILM

03

04

THE GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND

FLOODTIDE (NO DIALOGUE)

Max Colson UK, 2017, 13:31 A chorus of internet comments draws a “live” portrait of Britain, in all of its pastoral glory. A disconnect between perceptions and reality builds an intriguing digital vision.

Alana Barnett UK, 2018, 03:15 An exploration of the turbulent balance of power between humanity and sea. An eerie soundscape marries textural latex sculpture in a film concerned with time and nature.

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06

THE IMAGE THAT SPITS, THE EYE THAT ACCUMULATES

REBIRTH IS NECESSARY

Rhea Storr UK, 2018, 11:00 Drawing connections between the human experience and the organic landscape, an anonymous body considers a sense of movement with the changing tides.

Jenn Nkiru UK, 2017, 10:31 This film explores the magic and dynamism of emptiness in a realm where time and space are altered. Past, present and future are considered in the gaps inbetween.

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ARTISTS' FILM 2 CLOSE CALLS

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sunday

1331 11:45-12:45

Friargate Theatre 15:30-16:30

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02

TOUCH ME DON’T TOUCH ME

LIKE HUMAN BEINGS (SUBTITLED)

Lucie Rachel UK, 2017, 03:26 Conflicting feelings of fear and desire fuel an energetic and emotive conversation through the intimacy of contact movement. An intersection between bodies and minds.

Tamar Katz Israel, 2017, 10:06 Seven young people perform mysterious body searches throughout Tel Aviv. The gestures are inspired by security checks, medical scans and defining moments of intimacy.

ARTISTS’ FILM

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03

04

AUTHOR OF EXPECTATIONS

DROP OUT BODIES (NO DIALOGUE)

bielecki&bielecka UK, 2017, 19:09 Author of Expectations is a dual-screen video installation made up of stylised interviews. The work challenges the audience to give equal attention to the protagonists.

Ludivine Large-Bessette France, 2017, 17:13 As the camera moves amongst a group, they fall, one by one, in a random pattern. The film questions the inevitable fatality of the human body and the collective experience.

05

06

MORRIS BY HIMSELF

MY TURTLE DOVE

Ryan Morris UK, 2017, 05:31 A touching portrait of post traumatic stress disorder and how it affects a father–son relationship. Delving into the darker elements of humanity and its wider impacts.

Ralph Briscoe & Jay Stephen UK, 2017, 07:08 A patriotic film celebrating diversity in modern day Britain. My Turtle Dove is a love letter to acceptance, presenting a sociopolitical experimentation of contemporary tolerance.

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ARTISTS' FILM 3 THROUGH THEIR EYES

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saturday

1331 13:00-14:00

Friargate Theatre 18:15-19:15

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BARBARA’S GAME

ANIMAL CINEMA (NO DIALOGUE)

Varvara Degtiarenko USA, 2017, 09:19 Varvara discovers that a childhood game means more than she thought. Struggling to fit in after moving to America from Moscow, the game becomes a part of her identity.

Emilio Vavarella USA, 2017, 12:12 Animal Cinema comprises fragments of videos of animals operating cameras. These materials, downloaded from YouTube, create a picture of non-human modes of living.

ARTISTS’ FILM

03

04

JEUX DE LUMIÈRE (LIGHT PLAYS) (SUBTITLED)

ANIMALS UNDER ANAESTHESIA: SPECULATIONS ON THE DREAMLIFE OF BEASTS

Anne-Marie Bouchard Canada, 2017, 07:32 Old footage from 16mm film is scratched and drawn upon, animated with a quantum dots solution. The film is truly about narration, experimentation and playfulness.

Melanie Shatzky & Brian M. Cassidy Canada, 2018, 14:15 Part lyrical document, part farce, this film takes it upon itself to imagine what animals’ thoughts might sound like.

05

06

THE INTERPRETER (NO DIALOGUE)

LA LA LA LA

Noriko Okaku UK, 2015, 06:29 Adopting the structure of MajorArcana – taken from the Tarot Card – the film includes 22 mystical scenes based on Derbyshire’s history, mythology and regional folklore.

Jordan Baseman UK, 2018, 09:46 La La La La features five residents, who live in a care home for people with dementia. Many hours of interviews have been collaged together to present multiple narratives.

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ARTISTS' FILM 4 HOME

wednesday

friday

1331 18:15-19:30

Friargate Theatre 16:45-18:00

02 IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF) (NO DIALOGUE)

Rosanna Greaves UK, 2018, 19:56 Set within the Cambridgeshire Fenlands, this poetic and unexpected short speaks of change, migration and rising sea levels through bold choreography and collaboration.

Lukas Marxt Austria, 2018, 13:58 Accompanied by alarming electro sounds, a speedy drone flight over California’s Imperial Valley becomes a journey in an extinct, abstract, uncanny and hostile landscape.

ARTISTS’ FILM

01 THE FLAMING RAGE OF THE SEA

03

04

TUPIANAS

A SINGLE BRACELET DOES NOT JINGLE

Marcos Bonisson & Khalil Charif Brazil, 2016, 05:45 This moving image work is an assembly of Super 8 footage filmed in many different places in Brazil during the 1970s. It’s a reflection on Tupi, the great native nation.

Anita Safowaa UK, 2018, 03:10 Taking inspiration from the West African Akan symbol “Funtumfunafu”, which represents unity, A Single Bracelet Does Not Jingle explores the co-existence of two cultures.

05

06

SHAKEN

FIRESTACK; WINTER, SUMMER, AUTUMN (NO DIALOGUE)

Cat Auburn UK, 2018, 03:03 Shaken is a short film about an earthquake, but it is also a lens through which issues of immigration and empire can be viewed through ideas from past colonisation.

Julie Brook UK, 2017, 29:57 A choreography of time between the elements. Fire and water compete for dominance in these tidal works through differing climatic seasons. A glimpse into nature.

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ARTISTS' FILM 5 ON ANOTHER PLANET WITH YOU

thursday

saturday

1331 18:45-20:15

King’s Manor 13:45-15:15

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JOHNNY THINKS

OVER THE RAINBOW (QUEENS IN EXILE SERIES)

Malcolm Rumbles UK, 2017, 03:30 A poem about a woman called Johnny. She is a woman trying to fit in a society, which rejects her. This detachment leads to further rejection, substance abuse and suicide.

Athi-Patra Ruga South Africa, 2016-17, 09:27 Over the Rainbow centres around the embodiment of the Versatile Queen Ivy. The persona channels various black and queer historical figures of South Africa’s past.

ARTISTS’ FILM

03

04

THE REASON – JULY 2017

I THOUGHT I KNEW WHERE I WAS GOING (SUBTITLED)

Hadeer Omar Egypt, 2017, 04:05 A series of video memos that include events, notes and replies. Internal ideas are translated into the external environment in this innovative transformation of words.

Mustapha Jundi Lebanon, 2017, 25:01 Drawing from an autobiographical relationship to four seemingly suspended and disparate modern sites built between 1934 and 1973, in and around Tripoli, Lebanon.

05

06

THE LAST GESTURE (SUBTITLED)

DEAD. TISSUE. LOVE

Célia Hay France, 2016, 29:38 A mountain is a place of exile or retreat, for characters who have ran out of words. Nature offers such opportunities: climbing, building a shelter, and a gesture for humanity.

Natasha Austin-Green UK, 2018, 09:48 Dead Tissue Love is an intimate experimental documentary examining the individual character of a female necrophile as she journeys and recounts her life in all its facets.

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One of ASFF’s most popular events, the Awards Ceremony stands as an exciting and inclusive platform for all, recognising the best in moving image. All attendees receive a free drink courtesy of Martston’s. Afterwards, head down to 1331 – the only destination to round up your time at the festival. Commemorate new friendships and future collaborations with this year’s award-winners, programmers and festival representatives. Awards Venue: Yorkshire Museum, YO1 7FR Wrap Party Venue: 1331, YO1 7HU Date: Sunday 11 November Time: Ceremony 16:30–19:00, Wrap Party 19:00 - Late Ticket Price: £8:50 154


Comedy Celebrate Shared Experiences.

One of our best-attended genres, Comedy truly provides something for everyone, following unwitting characters through moments of descent in search of happiness. These films are perfect for those looking to reflect upon life’s subtle and bizarre nuances through chaos, lunacy and catharsis. Programmed within defined sociological realms – domestic, professional, romantic and familial – each of these screenings is sure to surprise and connect viewers, revealing new sides to personalities and provoking unexpected reactions through the fabrication of absurd environments.

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COMEDY 1 CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS

01

02

TALKING WITH ANGELS

METROLAND

Nick Wild UK, 2017, 23:54 A supernatural comedy drama starring iconic comedian Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves), BAFTA and Golden Globe actress Jane Horrocks and BAFTA Breakthrough Kayode Ewumi.

Benjamin Bee UK, 2018, 12:50 When Ben’s mum passes away he figures it’s not too late for them to take one last trip to Metroland. After all, she did always want to ride on that one rollercoaster ...

COMEDY

15

03

04

WIBBLE WOBBLE

MIDNIGHT CONFESSION

Daphne Do Australia, 2017, 06:46 When a man is tasked with the ordeal of clearing out his deceased grandmother’s house, a large, inconspicuous jelly gets in the way of someone buying her old fridge.

Maxwell McCabe-Lokos Canada, 2018, 10:22 West Berlin, 1989. Manny Jumpcannon prowls around his dingy apartment, phoning people from his past and hoping for vindication, but the conversations only reveal his deceit.

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thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

Everyman Cinema (3) 15:00-16:15

Friargate Theatre 14:30-15:45

Yorkshire Museum 17:30-18:45

King’s Manor 10:00-11:15

Yorkshire Museum 13:45-15:00

05

06

PATER FAMILIAS (SUBTITLED)

FIVE STAR FOUAD

Giacomo Boeri Italy, 2017, 10:00 Augusto is a man of about 50, the father of an upper-class family. Alone in the house, he finds his son’s cell phone. He finds messages from the social network MatchUp.

Ollie Wolf USA, 2017, 08:12 Imagine robbing a bank and booking yourself an Uber as the getaway car. Gary just did. Through the sage advice of his driver, he catches a glimpse of a more positive lifestyle.

COMEDY

07 OPEN WIDE (SUBTITLED) Behnam Taheri UK, 2018, 04:40 A man goes for a root canal, but gets a hand job instead. Fast-paced sexual comedy tapping into everyday affairs and the consequences of things turning more interesting ...

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COMEDY 2 BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

YTR (Studio) 16:30-17:45

Yorks. Museum 21:45-23:00

Everyman (1) 11:00-12:15

King’s Manor 21:30-22:45

City Screen (2) 10:30-11:45

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02

MAMARTUILE (SUBTITLED)

HEADS OR TAILS (SUBTITLED)

Alejandro Saevich Mexico, 2017, 11:40 The president of Mexico spends his final days working in office making plans for his future. Everything seems to be in order until an international conflict interrupts his rest.

Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas Canada, 2018, 15:11 Panicked at the idea of losing his position and reputation, incumbent mayor Joseph L’Heureux refuses to accept the final result of his hometown’s municipal election.

COMEDY

15

03

04

TAKING STOCK

THE STORY OF KEN

Duncan Cowles UK, 2017, 04:18 Reflecting upon his failed attempts at creating profitable stock footage, a filmmaker reflects on the mundane sides of being trapped inside your own head as a freelancer.

Ingrid Oliver UK, 2018, 08:36 Feminism is all well and good, but what about the men it leaves behind? The Story of Ken tells of one man’s reaction to the “womenification” of the wider world around him.

05

06

THE OTHER SIDE WITH VALERIE HOPE

SAM DID IT

Lucy Barrick & Kieran Grant UK, 2018, 16:42 Washed-up celebrity psychic Valerie is kidnapped by Kim, a supposed fan. As they spend the night in an abandoned B&B, it’s clear that both women are hiding something ...

Dominic Burgess USA, 2017, 10:22 Sam is about to meet his celebrity idol. The only problem is, Sam works in a hospital morgue … and his idol is dead. A dark comedy that explores both loss and idealism.

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COMEDY 3 SUR-REEL

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

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

YTR (Studio) 17:45-18:45

City Screen (1) 16:30-17:30

City Screen (2) 12:15-13:15

Friargate 18:00-19:00

01

02

THE HOLE

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO KELLY AND TED

Emma Sullivan UK, 2017, 17:00 Deep in the forest, something truly terrible has happened to Pyotr. A nightmarish and deeply human comedy sure to connect audiences in the absurdity of the human condition.

Jason Manella USA, 2017, 06:02 A Funny Thing Happened to Kelly and Ted is a lighthearted comedy with a twist that serves as a warning; if you listen to the voices in your head, you’ll eventually go mad.

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COMEDY

03

04

THAWED

PRICKS

Jon Drever UK, 2017, 06:13 Living in a disconnected world is hard. Living without your body is harder. A dark sci-fi comedy that delves into the highs and lows of cryogenics as a preservative solution.

Benjamin Bee UK, 2017, 01:49 94-year-old Lily Bee has a message that the world needs to hear. A super short comedy film from writer director Benjamin Bee about how awful potatoes can truly be in the present age.

05

06

DONG GONE

RALPH STYLES ULTRA

Jay Bulckaert, Pablo Saravanja & Keating Smith Canada, 2018, 05:30 After experiencing a lifetime of relentless and persistent abuse, Benoit makes a decision about his life and takes control of his surroundings. Today is the day it all ends.

Nic Fforde UK, 2018, 15:08 A 1970s cigarette advert that doesn’t want to end. Surreal and cinematic, Fforde’s film traps its characters in a world of endless excess, rampant luxury and collective greed.

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COMEDY 4 LONELY HEARTS

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

Yorkshire Museum 19:45-21:00

NCEM 20:45-22:00

City Screen (1) 12:15-13:30

Yorkshire Museum 1331 19:15-20:30 21:45-23:00

sunday

01

02

EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND (SUBTITLED)

CUSTODIA COMPARTIDA (JOINT CUSTODY) (SUBTITLED) Carlus Fábrega Spain, 2017, 05:55 A brief encounter between Carlos and Carmen where they exchange Pablito, whose custody they share. But Carlos is using their son at an attempt to salvage the relationship.

COMEDY

Bernhard Wenger Austria, 2018, 23:00 A couple embark on a wellness trip in the mountains, but not all goes to plan as one vanishes and all bets are off.

03

04

SEX ED

THE WEDDING

Alice Seabright UK, 2018, 12:58 Ed teaches sex education to teenagers, a job he usually loves. But today it’s the last thing he wants to do, when personal problems rise to the surface and can’t be held in.

Ben & Chris Blaine UK, 2017, 02:18 Does anyone know of any just cause or impediment why this couple cannot be lawfully wed? Playful and relatable, this comedy rests upon moments of apprehension.

05

06

YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER

THE ORGY

Thanos Topouzis UK, 2017, 13:12 A comedy-drama about modern romance starring pseudofeminist men and an unplanned pregnancy. An intriguing response to larger than life events in the 21st century.

Sam Baron (Allgood Films) UK, 2018, 14:44 A romantic comedy about a heartbroken guy who throws caution to the wind and goes to an orgy. He feels awkward until he meets a girl. But it’s not the place to fall in love.

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COMEDY 5

ABSURD ATTRACTION

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

NCEM 13:15-14:30

Yorks. Museum 11:45-13:00

YTR (Studio) 21:45-23:00

Friargate 13:15-14:30

Bootham 16:30-17:45

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01

02

IT’S COMPLICATED

FERN

Grant De Sousa South Africa, 2017, 17:09 When lonely singleton Andy invites a girl he met online to his apartment, he falls head-over-heels despite flatmate Nigel’s repeated attempts to point out her obvious flaw.

Johnny Kelly UK, 2017, 05:56 A woman loses her husband, but in the process, finds a houseplant. An unlikely friendship forms between flora and human, but it all starts to turn disastrously ugly.

COMEDY

03

04

SICK BIRDS (SUBTITLED)

DOG SHIT TOWN

Anaïs Tellenne & Zoran Boukherma France, 2018, 15:47 Marie-Pierre, whilst very self-confident, is hugely jealous. For the past few months, she’s been unable to satisfy her husband, so she is certain that he will cheat on her.

Simon Warwick Green UK, 2018, 09:52 Keith Spoon, a lonely poet, is stuck in a seaside town. That is until a glittering passer-by captures his heart. He has no choice but to follow her and recount how he feels, in detail.

05

06

SEA BONES

ROBOT SEX

Rob Smith South Africa, 2017, 12:00 A peculiar man, obsessed with conchology (the collecting and studying of shells), one day stumbles upon a beached mermaid. He decides to take her back to his house.

Ben Mallaby UK, 2017,15:09 Richard Herring and Rachel Stubbings star in a cautionary tale of obsession and toast. Mallaby’s Robot Sex follows his distinctively intimate settings and character plots.

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COMEDY 6 ARTISTIC STREAK

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

1331 21:30-23:00

NCEM 10:00-11:15

NCEM 18:15-19:30

YSJU (Fountains) 17:00-18:15

Yorks. Museum 19:30-20:45

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02

MASTERPIECE

I WILL NOT WRITE UNLESS I AM SWADDLED IN FURS

Runyararo Mapfumo UK, 2017, 07:00 Four young men attend an exhibition preview to celebrate their friend’s academic success in. They find Simbai’s prizewinning masterpiece and are left to observe, but what is it?

Wade Shotter New Zealand, 2017, 06:14 A fussy and self-involved writer battles his large ego and high expectations to create a dazzling work of art that will win him his adoring fans and international acclaim.

COMEDY

15

03

04

THE 1ST

SKIP GIRL

Mark Waites UK, 2018, 12:29 A first-time director has one whole day to capture just 30 seconds of film. What can possibly go wrong? Everything if you believe your First Assistant Director to be cursed.

Annabel Vine UK, 2018, 17:59 Ben, a failed musician, is slipping into depression. His wife, Tor, insists on a revamp of their cluttered home. Enter Skip Girl, a non-conformer who takes a shine to his possessions.

05

06

GOODBYE, BROOKLYN

THE OVERCOAT

Daniel Jaffe USA, 2017, 09:10 Struggling with New York living, Dana Schapiro decides to move, saying goodbye to a neighbourhood that can barely remember who she is....

Patrick Myles UK, 2017, 18:22 A lonely social outcast gets a glimpse of what life is like for someone popular, and cannot let it go, even in death. A live action adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s fairytale.

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Dance Engage with Physical Expression.

Dance provides an arena for creativity and skill – where choreography and collaboration align within intimate and stylised shorts. Combining fluid movements with balanced sets, fitting soundtracks and timeless direction, these films traverse a line between bold delivery and delicate gestures. Subtle storylines follow the complications of modern-day relationships, including the transitions between different phases of life and the figurative journeys we must take as individuals. Each dancer fills locations with spirited interpretations of 21st century disconnect and resolution.

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DANCE 1 DON’T BOX ME IN

wednesday

friday

sunday

1331 16:00-17:00

1331 13:00-14:00

Friargate Theatre 10:00-11:00

01

02

CRASHING WAVES (NO DIALOGUE)

FIGURE (NO DIALOGUE)

Emma Gilbertson UK, 2017, 03:40 In the middle of a towering estate, Liam spots Jamie. The two are reminded of a previous time where they shared an intimate moment. Jamie, embarrassed, walks away.

Lanre Malaolu UK, 2018, 05:59 FIGURE is an experimental film about boys growing up without fathers. It explores how early detachment from a father figure affects emotional growth with the world.

DANCE

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03

04

DANCES WITH CIRCLES

UNBOXING (NO DIALOGUE)

Paul McLean UK, 2018, 02:57 Paul Mclean directs the story of Rachel Sullivan and her journey from loneliness to reclaimed freedom. A cyclical tale of humanity within overwhelming environments.

Kate Cox UK, 2017, 03:31 Unboxing seeks to diminish the traditional definitions of “male” and “female”, and the wider expectations they hold. The movement of the dancers looks towards fluidity.

05

06

STOPGAP IN STOP MOTION (NO DIALOGUE)

MIDNIGHT BLOOM (NO DIALOGUE)

Stephen Featherstone UK, 2017, 04:42 Photographs of performers come to life in this imaginative multimedia short. Individual practitioners dance out of the images until the whole company performs in unison.

Derryck Menere China, 2017, 02:10 At the intersection between fashion and dance, Midnight Bloom delivers a compelling visual composition that flows between light and darkness, depicting female resilience.

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08

I’M A FIREFIGHTER (NO DIALOGUE)

REACH (NO DIALOGUE)

Vicky Hanna UK, 2018, 04:52 A contemporary dance that translates the wider themes of love, dependence and resentment into an intimate routine. Set within the confines of home fallen into disrepair.

Billy Boyd Cape UK, 2018, 03:44 Billy Boyd Cape collaborates with hip-hop collective Far From The Norm to explore abandonment and fatherhood in an dynamic and emotional struggle of mind versus soul.

DANCE

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10

THUBALETHU (NO DIALOGUE)

THE LADY THAT DANCES

Suzanne Kim Australia, 2018, 02:10 Performance artist Thubalethu considers the possibilities of dance, cultivating an improvisational spirit in the vast salt pan of Lake Gairdner, located in South Australia.

Joppe Rog UK, 2018, 04:19 Her body. His voice. Following a transition between ballet and spoken word, The Lady that Dances is a tender mix of strength and vulnerability, where stories intertwine.

11 TRAVERSE Marlene Millar Canada, 2018, 13:00 The stories of five individual women are woven together as they embark on a collective journey, confronting a series of obstacles and finding a sense of strength as one unit.

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DANCE 2 WILDS

wednesday

thursday

sunday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 12:00-13:00

Friargate Theatre 13:00-14:00

Everyman (Screen 4) 15:00-16:00

01

02

ANTARCTICA: THE FIRST DANCE (NO DIALOGUE)

SWARM

Corey Baker (Antarctica Film Ltd) UK, 2018, 04:50 The first ever dance film created on in Antarctica. Inspired by the austere beauty and fragility of the landscape, this short addresses the fleeting nature of a world in decline.

Emma Miranda Moore UK, 2017, 09:22 A mysterious group of figures find one another deep within the woods. They unite in dance and, as the evening falls, reveal their true identities from under their masks.

DANCE

12

03

04

BACK2ZERO (NO DIALOGUE)

HYDRA (NO DIALOGUE)

Rain Kencana Germany, 2018, 02:01 Urban nomads are on the hunt for inspiration. They seek solace in forgotten places, marrying organic lands with the metropolitan ideal. How can we exist in transience?

Erin S Murray USA, 2018, 05:15 Wandering a vast landscape alone, a child is consumed by a militaristic lineup that transforms her into a woman. She must choose to be with the group or her independence.

05

06

OF SILENCE

THE WAYWARD WIND (NO DIALOGUE)

Sam Asaert UK, 2017, 06:46 Of Silence highlights the contrasting ideas of intimacy and space, conflict and freedom, as well as the yearning for a past that is long gone in the face of a bleak, collective future.

Monica Thomas & Steve Delahoyde USA, 2017, 03:37 A story told with humour and movement, The Wayward Wind is a twist on the “rambling man� archetype, playing upon relationships with women found in the landscape.

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08

SOMETHING ELSE – ALEX ALEX (NO DIALOGUE)

AKASHA (NO DIALOGUE)

Todd MacDonald UK, 2017, 04:20 Capoeira-trained Nelson Holtz pops and ticks along a castle breakwater at twilight and expresses how it feels to venture into the unknown as we seek to forget the past.

Sean Wirz Switzerland, 2017, 04:46 This high-tension dance short offers the viewer a surreal encounter with the sovereigns of earth, air, water and fire. Akasha is embodied by four different performers.

DANCE

09

10

RELEASE (NO DIALOGUE)

EATNANVULOŠ LOTTIT (BIRDS IN THE EARTH) (NO DIALOGUE)

James Phillips UK, 2018, 03:00 Release is about the energy, creativity and briefness of life. Through performance and a combination of rotoscoping and 3D layering, we are shown an explosion of movement.

Marja Helander Finland, 2018, 10:40 Two young Sámi ballet students Birit and Katja Haarla tell a beautiful and melancholic story about nature and youth, examining deeper questions about the ownership of land.

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Documentary Insight into Global and Personal Stories.

Meditating on the world around us, these multi-faceted films take viewers behind closed doors, archiving human experiences beyond appearances and preconceived ideas, casting new light on life as we know it through a dynamic, telling and empathetic lens. These culturally rich and eye-opening screenings offer something truly poignant, moving beyond the parameters of shared spaces, entering private realms and sparking intriguing dialogues within a range of timely topics such as unemployment, immigration and national disaster.

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DOCUMENTARY 1 A LIFE’S WORK

wednesday

friday

saturday

NCEM 17:15-18:45

Yorkshire Museum 21:30-23:00

1331 21:30-23:00

15

01

02

THIS IS BATE BOLA (SUBTITLED)

WHAT ONCE WAS (SUBTITLED)

Ben Holman & Neirin Jones Brazil, 2018, 15:57 On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro during its world famous Carnival, far from the beach and the touristic clichés, there is a contest between neighbourhoods. This is Bate Bola.

Tom Stokes UK, 2016-18, 06:21 A meditation on time, decay and the mystery of forgotten spaces, we peak behind the curtain into a world that lies just beyond our major roads and immediate railways.

DOCUMENTARY

03

04

LIFE IN MINIATURE

AMOUR DU RÉEL (SUBTITLED)

Ellen Evans UK, 2018, 04:40 Kath and Margaret harbour an unusual obsession ... Life in Miniature brings the mystery to light and looks into our human activities that go on behind closed doors.

Iman Behrouzi Germany, 2017, 27:51 A documentary about cross-generational concepts of love and emotion. Set in present-day Iran, this touching film gathers a variety of perspectives and tangible ideas.

05

06

LANDLINE

I’M FREE (SUBTITLED)

Matt Houghton UK, 2017, 12:06 Landline sheds light on the only UK helpline for LGBTQ farmers. Through a series of telephone conversations and reconstructed visuals, the film looks into untold stories.

Edvard Karijord & Bendik Mondal Norway, 2017, 19:56 On 8 October 2013, Geir Karijord goes missing in Romsdal Valley, Norway. I’m Free tells recounts the story of the day he disappeared and the life that led him to that event.

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DOCUMENTARY 2 PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

wednesday

friday

saturday

sunday

Everyman (3) 11:00-12:30

Everyman (2) 14:00-15:30

YSJU (Fountains) 18:45-20:15

Yorkshire Museum 10:00-11:30

01

02

THE GOOD EDUCATION (SUBTITLED)

TO BE A TORERO (SUBTITLED)

Gu Yu France, 2017, 29:39 The exams are close and the school year is coming to an end for Peipei, a young artist from the Henan Province in China. But, abandoned by her parents, trouble finds her.

Inma de Reyes UK, 2018, 14:10 12-year-old Borja aspires to bring wealth to his family by following a dream his grandfather couldn’t accomplish. Following the narrative of aspirations and expectations.

DOCUMENTARY

15

03

04

100 WOMEN I KNOW

TRUE LOVE IN PUEBLO TEXTIL (SUBTITLED)

Phoebe Montague UK, 2017, 13:14 An unapologetic short documentary telling honest stories of rape from 100 young women. A brave and necessary glimpse into the world of sexual abuse and its impact.

Horatio Baltz USA, 2018, 05:53 Nine-year-old Maribel explains to us how it feels to be stricken with the world’s oldest infliction: love. A charming tale that highlights basic human instincts and emotion.

05

06

GIVE

THEY CAME IN CROWDED BOATS AND TRAINS

David De Rozas USA, 2017, 16:20 Challenging the line between traditional documentary and experimental approaches, GIVE investigates Roland’s motivations to create an archive of black achievements.

Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts Finland, 2018, 19:48 Refugees from two locations –Finland and Iraq – struggle across geographical and temporal borders on a journey to find safety. The film interweaves between us and them.

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DOCUMENTARY 3 OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

wednesday

friday

sunday

Yorkshire Museum 15:15-17:15

NCEM 20:00-22:00

King’s Manor 16:45-18:45

15

01

02

AS WE’RE TOLD (SUBTITLED)

DRUMMER GIRL

Erik Holmström & Fredrik Wenzel Sweden, 2017, 29:02 A puppet-documentary about the Swedish Employment Office and the people working there. What is it truly like to be working inside Sweden’s most hated organisation?

Sophie Hexter Australia, 2017, 06:21 Renee Kelly is a prodigious rock drummer, who’s also completely blind. Renee’s story reveals a passionate and determined artist, set to a bold and emotive musical score.

DOCUMENTARY

03

04

LITTLE PYONGYANG (SUBTITLED)

THE FORESHORE

Roxy Rezvany (Aya Kaido and Matt Diegan) UK, 2018, 24:01 Joong-wha Choi, a former soldier in the DPRK, lives in a London suburb. Despite enjoying new found comforts of British life, he struggles to forget a land that betrayed him.

Jonathan Beamish UK, 2017, 10:30 People from all over the world search London’s banks at low tide. But why do they search and what do they find? Thames Foreshore washes up every kind of lost item.

05

06

ON DESTRUCTION AND PRESERVATION

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Maija Blåfield Finland, 2018, 32:33 Five stories on destruction and preservation. The narration ranges from essay film to direct documentary, whilst the stories vary from fungi to a sightseeing tour of Svalbard.

Chandler Pierre UK, 2018, 08:11 14 December 2017, six months on from one of London’s biggest tragedies. The community, supporters and victims walk in solidarity for those that lost their lives at Grenfell.

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DOCUMENTARY 4 LESSONS FROM LOVE & LOSS

wednesday

thursday

saturday

1331 19:45-21:15

NCEM 15:30-17:00

City Screen (2) 10:30-12:00

01

02

CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY MOTHER (SUBTITLED)

TEETH

Catarina Diehl Finland, 2018, 05:36 This mother loves her kids but can’t stand them for longer periods. Amidst the tantrums she destroys the Tupperware and the Ikea bath tub, all the while contemplating suicide.

Thomas Hogben UK, 2017, 10:48 Every crooked lateral incisor or overzealous premolar tells a story. Teeth explores the relationship we have with these dental companions and how they impact our lives.

DOCUMENTARY

15

03

04

SKIP DAY (SUBTITLED)

EXIT

Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan (Producer: Maida Brankman) USA, 2018, 16:47 Intimate glimpses into one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors based in an industrial corner of the Florida Everglades: prom’s over, the future is uncertain.

Katharina Woll Germany, 2017, 23:31 Sara Murray became ultra-orthodox at the age of 17 when she moved to Israel from the USA and met her husband, but she couldn’t handle the rigidity of faith anymore.

05

06

THE LOVE SEEKER (SUBTITLED)

WITH ALL THE WILL IN THE WORLD

Lara Tejela Spain, 2017, 18:40 The Love Seeker is a portrait of a broken-hearted girl who is searching for the key to love. Spoken through a truly intimate dialogue with her 80-year-old neighbours.

Daniel Appleby UK, 2018, 11:55 A view into Sunderland’s shipbuilding legacy through the eyes of its workers, this film considers whether the same passion still exists on the River Wear in today’s society.

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DOCUMENTARY 5 FINDING YOUR PLACE

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

NCEM 11:45-13:15

NCEM 10:00-11:30

YTR (Studio) 14:15-15:45

Friargate Theatre 11:30-13:00

01

02

LEARNING TO SWIM

ABANDONED LAND (SUBTITLED)

Ruth Grimberg 2017, UK, 10:20 Ahmed is a refugee from Syria. Separated from family and far from home, he has found a place with Ingrid, who has welcomed him into her home in the quiet town of Surrey.

Simo Saarikoski Finland, 2017, 12:15 Abandoned Land documents forgotten places, structures and phenomena in Finland. The video uses the country as an allegory to recent changes within Europe’s politics.

15

DOCUMENTARY

03

04

THE HORSE WHISPERER (SUBTITLED)

YOU ARE HERE

Richard Mullane UK, 2016, 05:18 The Horse Whisperer highlights the life of Jean François Pignon, a man from the south of France, who was at once captivated by Gazelle, a white horse his father gave him.

Nicholas Jones UK, 2018, 15:32 You Are Here is a portrait of Tony Rogers, a member of the The Charlatans. Despite the glamour of fame, Tony has found a calling in working on his family land in Ireland.

05

06

MY HEAD ON THE MOUNTAIN

FELICIA AND THE CLOWN

Anna Stoltzmann UK, 2017, 13:13 This film draws tensions of humanity and the wilderness. Agnes’ performances may shock viewers, but they bring us to understanding how flesh can mingle at once with nature.

Oliwia Siem Poland / UK, 2018, 26:00 Kasia’s school friends envied her. Who wouldn’t like a dad who earned his living as a clown, rather than working in some boring office? The reality though, was all too familiar.

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DOCUMENTARY 6 STRONGER TOGETHER

thursday

friday

saturday

Everyman (Screen 2) 11:00-12:30

King’s Manor 16:30-18:00

Yorkshire Museum 13:15-14:45

01

02

TAKING THE WATERS

SANTA ANA

Kathryn Ferguson & Anna Hart UK, 2017, 18:10 When Walpole Bay Tidal Pool was built in 1937, Margate was one of the UK’s grandest resort towns. This meditative film highlights the value of community pools.

César Pesquera Spain, 2017, 08:14 Part art-film, part documentary, Santa Ana elucidates the link between evil and the famed Santa Ana winds which supposedly are responsible for a wrathful mood in LA.

DOCUMENTARY

15

03

04

THE LAST HOUNDS

SIX YEAR OLD FEARS (SUBTITLED)

Morgane Thibaut Belgium, 2017, 19:08 Comprising an original score, this deeply contemplative documentary uncovers the passionate and unexpected relationship between a man and his hunting dogs.

Lauren Anders Brown USA, 2017, 15:36 A short documentary featuring a six-year-old Syrian girl as she becomes a big sister in a refugee camp that has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world.

05

06

MISTER SUNSHINE

BLACK SHEEP

Eldon Booth New Zealand, 2016, 03:36 Never in a thousand years did Larry Woods believe he’d become a shoeshine man. In the 1980s, the flamboyant businessman was “made”, a chauffeur-driven millionaire.

Ed Perkins UK, 2018, 26:38 Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000 when Damilola Taylor was killed in what became one of the UK’s most high-profile murder cases.

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DOCUMENTARY 7 PERSEVERE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE

thursday

friday

saturday

1331 21:30-23:00

NCEM 10:00-11:30

Friargate Theatre 15:00-16:30

15

01

02

BELIEVE THAT (SUBTITLED)

1637°C (NO DIALOGUE)

Caleb Yule UK, 2018, 29:11 Capturing the journey of Team Santos, three players from Brighton Table Tennis Club, as they prepare to represent their country at the Down’s Syndrome Championships.

Mareike Müller Austria, 2016, 13:48 Delving into the world of recycling steel. The colossal machines are the protagonists – which are operated behind closed doors by seemingly small-looking people.

DOCUMENTARY

03

04

FIRE MOUTH (SUBTITLED)

EDEK

Luciano Pérez Fernández Brazil, 2017, 09:15 Salgueiro, in the heartland of Pernambuco, Brazil. In the stands, the heat punishes the fans. Over the radio, Fire Mouth brings the sports commentating to life.

Malcolm Green UK, 2018, 05:57 Janine, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and Kapoo, a young American rapper, collaborate to deliver a hip-hop message to the youth of the world in an entirely new way.

05

06

LITTLE BROTHER

FAIL DELETE (SUBTITLED)

Dominique van Olm Canada, 2017, 11:40 On the edge of adolescence, Dexter visits his sister for the first time. The two navigate their relationship and dynamic after having lived apart for the last few years.

Fábio Seixo Brazil, 2017, 15:29 Inspired by the language o​​ f photography and referencing Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman’s work, Beto Pêgo gives life to the extravagant drag queen Betina Polaroid.

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Drama Delve into the Human Condition.

Mothers, daughters, brothers, lovers and friends. The relationships that craft our perception of reality are called into question in these meaningful shorts. Transfixed by heightened situations and pushed to the edge of their emotions, each of the featured characters sparks something real. These screenings offer audiences the chance to change their perspectives on the everyday world and the fluctuating nature of being an individual in a globalised, politicised and dangerous landscape. Become part of a larger network that translates the screen into a platform for empathy.

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DRAMA 1 LIFE’S GOOD

thursday

saturday

sunday

Everyman Cinema (Screen 2) 16:30-18:00

King’s Manor 19:30-21:00

Yorkshire Museum 12:00-13:30

12

01

02

LAST MEAL

OH, GENO!

Austin Simmons USA, 2017, 15:04 Roger McNamara dreams of being the next great celebrity chef, but his aspirations are jeopardised when controversy arises surrounding his current job: cooking for prisoners.

Onyinye Egenti UK, 2018, 09:38 The vibrant story of one pivotal night in the life of 1960s soul legend Geno Washington, as told by the artist today. A sparkling tale of societal change and glamour.

DRAMA

03

04

AMERICAN LETTERS

BULLIES

Kevin Keck USA, 2018, 19:28 A mailman who struggles to make a human connection is forced to consider the dynamic with his co-worker when he suspects she might be stuck in a toxic relationship.

Daniel Bydlowski USA, 2017, 27:49 Eugene, a shy 10-year-old boy, is bullied every day until he discovers a secret hidden deep underneath the school that promises to keep him safe, that is, for now ...

05

06

FROM THE STARS

GEOFF

Arthur Shelton France, 2018, 03:57 Fiction meets reality when a young woman is forced to brave a wealth of unforeseen dangers to save a young child from a world cast in perpetual flames.

Michael Rouse & Will Kenning UK, 2017, 19:56 Geoff has Gephyrophobia – a fear of bridges. To avoid his anxiety, he’s constructed an ingenious daily routine, but the woman he loves offers an opportunity to change.

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DRAMA 2 LIFE SUCKS

wednesday

saturday

sunday

1331 10:00-11:30

Yorkshire Museum 15:15-16:45

Yorkshire Museum 21:15-22:45

01

02

SLIDING AWAY

IN WONDERLAND

Bob Findlay Canada, 2017, 14:35 A meditation on human morality the past and present. The film expresses the struggle that each generation possesses to redefine itself, finding a way to be different in the world.

Christopher Haydon UK, 2017, 10:29 In Wonderland is the story of a life experienced together. It begins and ends in the same moment – on a beach where Alice has come to say goodbye to Michael.

DRAMA

15

03

04

LITTLE SHIT

SILENT CAMPINE (SUBTITLED)

Richard Gorodecky Netherlands, 2017, 13:47 Paul has an attitude; he’s the kid you avoid in the street. But there’s more to Paul than meets the eye. Little Shit is a child’s journey to discover his and London’s hidden nature.

Steffen Geypens Belgium, 2017, 15:10 Flanders, Post-WWI. A traumatised ex-soldier and his son go hunting everyday in order to take care of their mortally ill mother and wife. But one day, there is no return.

05

06

FLESH OF MY FLESH (SUBTITLED)

BITTER SEA (SUBTITLED)

Matthys Boshoff South Africa, 2016, 24:30 Despite humour, romance and selfless love, complications with a woman’s disability force her to face the hard truth about the broken relationship she has with her husband.

Fateme Ahmadi UK, 2017, 14:48 A single mother has recently fled to London to build a better future for her daughter. She’s found a place to live, but the landlord has a “no children allowed” policy.

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DRAMA 3 BOXES OF FROGS

thursday

friday

sunday

NCEM 17:30-19:15

NCEM 16:00-17:45

1331 13:45-15:30

15

01

02

BEER

HAPPINESS IN RETROSPECT

Nicholas Hayes USA, 2018, 03:50 An alcoholic looks back on the pitfalls of his addiction with beer, and its wider consequences with his daily life. Based on the iconic poem by writer Charles Bukowski.

Eli Hart UK, 2017, 24:58 An unhappily married greeting card writer is forced into happiness when he becomes completely besotted with the charming young woman that sells him a Christmas tree.

DRAMA

03

04

WEEËN (LABOUR) (SUBTITLED)

DOTS

Nils Vleugels Netherlands, 2017, 14:16 Willem is on the verge of becoming a father; his girlfriend’s contractions have started. When the inevitability of baby’s arrival dawns on him, Willem is besieged by acute fear.

Eryk Lenartowicz Australia, 2017, 23:05 People start dying after the arrival of a stranger in a small Australian town. Despite this, the local police officer is too preoccupied to pay attention to the surrounding deaths.

05

06

CHARLIE

AT DAWN (SUBTITLED)

Shan Christopher Ogilvie UK, 2018, 13:36 When Charlie’s world is suddenly turned upside down, he finds himself completely alienated and unable to cope. A static and relatable drama about the pitfalls of humanity.

Julien Trauman France, 2018, 22:14 During their graduation party on a beach, three teenage friends take a ride into the darkness on a stolen dinghy. They wake up the next morning, lost at sea, with no food.

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DRAMA 4

JOURNEYS & ADVENTURES

thursday

friday

sunday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 21:30-23:00

NCEM 12:00-13:30

1331 19:00-20:30

02 BEASTS

Melissa Farman USA, 2018, 17:23 A reclusive mother and her young son celebrate the end of their relationship before she is finally ready to release him into the wider world, to spread his wings and fly on his own.

Chris Lee, Sam Pilling & Paul Storrie UK, 2017, 05:11 A local handy man – and wrestling enthusiast – takes the law into his own hands by targeting the “undesirables” who pose a threat to his beloved and charming community.

DRAMA

01 READY

03

04

BLACK SPIRIT (SUBTITLED)

ICARUS (SUBTITLED)

Chakib Taleb-Bendiab Tunisia, 2018, 20:35 An old French archaeologist is convinced that he is finally on the trail of the legendary African Samurai clan. Is his mystic journey just a dream or a way to escape reality?

Nicolas Boucart Belgium, 2017, 27:10 Despite the developments in modern aviation, a ludicrous inventor is obsessed with achieving his dearest dream: to fly without aid. 11-year-old Joseph is the perfect candidate.

05

06

OKSIJAN (SUBTITLED)

JUST FOR TODAY

Edward Watts UK, 2017, 19:09 Seven-year-old Afghan refugee Ahmad wakes in the dark of a sealed refrigerated lorry alongside his brother and 13 other refugees making a desperate effort to get to the UK.

Jam Patel UK, 2018, 06:31 When Maggie meets a mysterious young man called Jack at London Bridge station, she unexpectedly overcomes her self-doubt to open up and finally allow magic into her life.

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DRAMA 5

REALISATIONS & TRANSFORMATIONS

wednesday

friday

sunday

City Screen 12:45-14:15

Friargate Theatre 18:30-20:00

Everyman (Screen 4) 10:00-11:30

01

02

NOW YOU KNOW

BEYOND MONEY (SUBTITLED)

Paul Preston UK, 2017, 11:12 Whilst on his way to the caravan park for a fortnightly weekend with Dad, Oliver finally plucks up the courage to ask: “When are you coming home?” Dad doesn’t know.

Kike Maíllo Spain, 2017, 17:56 In a near future where people can sell and buy experiences stored in their memory, we met Lucía – a young and rich woman – who, apparently, has the life we all want to have.

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DRAMA

03

04

GERRY

CONCERN FOR WELFARE

Victoria Hollup & Paul Agar UK, 2018, 16:24 Facing twilight years of loneliness and isolation, Hilda unearths a long-buried secret which forces her to confront her past and break free from the long pattern of solitude.

Fadia Abboud Australia, 2018, 12:11 Ali is a gay probationary constable, who is wrestling with her Muslim brother’s controlling behaviour. When she discovers a dead body, she realises the value of family.

05

06

LITTLE BILL’S PEEP SHOW

LES HEURES-ENCRE (BLACK HOURS)

Kevin Rios USA, 2017, 09:15 After an intimate and unexpected moment is then shared online, Little Bill tries to cope with the consequences of being a homophobic bully. Timely digital drama.

Wendy Pillonel Switzerland, 2017, 28:46 Frank burns himself to death, in protest against his work’s inhumane conditions. Two stories emerge from this tragic incident, threading two affected characters together.

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DRAMA 6 CHOICES

wednesday

thursday

saturday

Yorkshire Museum 17:45-19:15

1331 14:00-15:30

YSJU (Fountains) 10:00-11:30

01

02

THE FINISH LINE

FAUVE (SUBTITLED)

Alice Cogin USA, 2017, 10:34 The Finish Line is the story of two disabled individuals, who, from very different perspectives and aspirations, look at their lives and their futures in utterly contrasting ways.

Jeremy Comte Canada, 2018, 16:24 Set in a surface mine, two boys enter into a power game, thinking that it will be completely innocent. But, with only Mother Nature watching, perhaps this isn’t the case.

DRAMA

15

03

04

COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO (SUBTITLED)

THE STROKE (NO DIALOGUE)

Reema Sengupta India, 2017, 14:55 In a city that houses millions, Smita finds herself fighting beasts as she discovers a strange prerequisite to renting a house in middle-class Mumbai. A tale of urban idealism.

Morgane Polanski (Incognita Films/Rat Pac) France / UK, 2017, 09:31 Following a young man trapped in his agoraphobic world, viewers are introduced into a safe, clean environment until a black cat starts showing up outside his glass window.

05

06

ST. ELMO

GENERATION MARS (SUBTITLED)

Emily Dynes Australia, 2016, 17:35 St Elmo is set in rural Australian town six months after a bushfire. In the winter following the disaster, a father and teenage son struggle with the loss of their wife / mother.

Alexander Turpin Norway, 2016, 25:00 Astrid is one of the winners of Generation Mars: a reality show sending the first humans to Mars, never to return. Everything is set for her to leave, except one thing.

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DRAMA 7 ALTERNATIVE TALES

wednesday

friday

sunday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 21:30-23:00

Bootham School 19:00-20:30

Everyman (Screen 4) 16:30-18:00

15

01

02

BLIND AUDITION (SUBTITLED)

LEFTERS

Andreas Kessler Germany, 2017, 17:27 For a few years, violinists Ari and Ron have been a couple. When they both get invited to audition for the solo part of an orchestra they suddenly become a duo of competitors.

Luis Germano Spain, 2018, 02:56 Audiovisual piece shot in Moscow, dealing with the timely issue of homophobia through a real case of violence against a couple who were based in Russia in 2015.

DRAMA

03

04

LUCY (SUBTITLED)

LEASH

Roberto Gutierrez USA / Venezuela, 2018, 14:50 A solitary Foley Artist secretly films his neighbour and reconstructs the sounds of her life, whilst creating an imaginary relationship that reveals his obsession.

Harry Lighton UK, 2017, 17:28 In their first Euro Football Championships, Wales reaches the semi-finals. In the same week, Britain votes to leave the EU. Both patriotism and nationalism become blurred.

05

06

BEAST

SUPINE (SUBTITLED)

Leonora Lonsdale UK, 2017, 18:36 A Gothic fairytale telling the story of three women who are struggling to come to terms with a divorce. A cinematic exploration of identity, combined with magic realism.

Nicole Goode Czech Republic, 2018, 25:19 Sylvie is a taxidermist, content with being isolated from people in her large house in the mountains of France. Her only company is her work. That is, until Oz shows up.

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DRAMA 8 HOPES & DREAMS

thursday

friday

saturday

City Screen (3) 10:30-12:00

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 18:45-20:15

Yorkshire Museum 21:00-22:30

01

02

CALLING HOME

TNT BOXERSTORY (SUBTITLED)

Megan K. Fox UK, 2017, 19:40 Dorota moves to London with the star-studded dreams of being a fashion designer, but her ambitious path is altered by the start of an abusive and unforeseen relationship.

Mark Gerstorfer Austria, 2018, 19:42 Pride and a broken heart are the forces that drive TNT, a has-been boxer who never made it to the top. To get his hands on some cash, he accepts a deal to fix his last fight.

DRAMA

15

03

04

PAPER CRANE

EARLY DAYS

Takumi Kawakami Australia, 2018, 11:41 Seven-year-old Sora lives with high expectations from her family to be a violin prodigy. Without the opportunity to explore the world, she obeys the instructions of her father.

Nessa Wrafter UK, 2018, 12:00 Early Days is a short drama about new mother, Kate. In the days following her return from hospital, she’s taken aback by finding that her world has been altered beyond belief.

05

06

CAMLO

TURNING TIDE

David Moody UK, 2018, 12:45 A young boy’s journey through the modern landscape of Belfast. Camlo tries to understand where he will fit within a society that hasn’t accepted him thus far in his life.

Andrew Muir UK, 2018, 14:59 After witnessing a large aerial battle over 1940s Scotland, a young boy is thrown into a life-changing situation when he comes face-to-face with a downtrodden German pilot.

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DRAMA 9 LOVE & HATE

wednesday

friday

saturday

NCEM 11:15-12:45

Yorkshire Museum 19:15-20:45

1331 10:00-11:30

15

01

02

GYPSY’S KISS

PROVENCE (SUBTITLED)

Paul Murphy UK, 2017, 08:56 An elderly widow reasserts a sense of independence with a surprisingly unconventional yearly pilgrimage to her late husband’s grave. Affective and enigmatic personal drama.

Kato De Boeck Belgium, 2018, 21:53 During summer vacation, Camille and Tuur explore the new camping site in Provence. When they meet two Dutch girls, Camille’s admiration for her brother turns sour.

DRAMA

03

04

WHAT REMAINS OF YOU (SUBTITLED)

6ATE7

Kevin Dresse France, 2016, 18:50 Michel and Sophie are lovers, but they don’t dare to think about the future. When fate gets in the way, how can they finish what they started and carry on as they were?

Maggie Kiley Australia, 2018, 15:49 Tim, putting the final touches on his CD – the annual gift for the love of his life – joyfully discovers a letter from Emma’s gynaecologist that means she is finally pregnant.

05

06

ROBOT & SCARECROW

US

Kibwe Tavares UK, 2017, 15:23 When a robot princess flees her keeper, she runs straight into the arms of a lonely scarecrow seeking an adventure. They spend the night together, caught in a vortex of music.

Will Darbyshire UK, 2017, 13:59 On a journey to the airport, a young couples argue over the differing views of their tumultuous relationship. On the way to somewhere new, they discuss their uncertain future.

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DRAMA 10 THE UNEXPECTED

wednesday

friday

sunday

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

King’s Manor 21:30-23:00

Bootham School 10:30-12:00

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MAN OF THE HOUR

LIEBER AUGUSTIN (DEAR AUGUSTIN) (SUBTITLED)

Linda Ludwig & James Curle UK, 2018, 17:51 Gemma is given a mysterious invitation to a birthday party. She must pass herself off as the old friend of an enigmatic millionaire, Jeremy, and mingle with his glittering guests.

Miroslav Terzic Croatia, 2018, 19:16 At the start of WWII, two German soldiers drive a specially equipped truck, moving a group of locals to an unknown destination. But the rumble of death is hard to ignore.

DRAMA

12

03

04

NOT ME

THE THIRD KING (SUBTITLED)

Ian Lyndon USA, 2018, 07:24 Based on true events. A vulnerable food runner is trapped in a compromising situation due to his commitment to provide a wealthy hotel guest with excellent service.

Christoph Oliver Strunck Germany, 2018, 25:09 Christmas Eve, 1944. In a hunting lodge deep in the woods of Hürtgenwald, Germany, during the Battle of the Bulge, fateful encounters lead to life or death in the turmoil.

05 SHADOW ANIMALS (SUBTITLED) Jerry Carlsson Sweden, 2017, 21:35 Marall follows her parents to a party, and they want her to behave. But she seems to be the only one who can see the shadow circulating inside the house. A dance-based drama.

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DRAMA 11 SECOND CHANCES

wednesday

friday

sunday

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

Friargate Theatre 14:45-16:15

King’s Manor 12:45-14:15

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MIRETTE

ODD JOB MAN (SUBTITLED)

Helen O’Hanlon UK, 2017, 28:28 100 years ago at a boardinghouse in Paris, a young girl’s life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wirewalker. Based on a much-loved book.

Marianne Blicher Denmark, 2017, 22:00 An older man gets fired from his job and is left by his wife. By chance, he ends up in an unfamiliar environment filled with colourful drag queens. It’s a sparkling new world.

DRAMA

03

04

SEVEN (SUBTITLED)

GOOD NIGHT BUTTERFLY (SUBTITLED)

James Morgan UK, 2017, 10:42 Yohana, a teenage girl from a remote community in the Norwegian Arctic, must decide the fate of the oil worker who has killed her father. She must do so in seven seconds.

Scott Corbett USA, 2017, 21:44 After her father is killed during the Los Angeles Watts riots, a Chinese immigrant moves in with the Jewish family who owned the store where her father used to be employed.

05 HOW TO AVOID GIVING BIRTH TO A MOOSE HUNTER (SUBTITLED) Lina Helvik Norway, 2018, 10:40 Nine months pregnant, Silje finds herself stuck in a place she does not enjoy. In the baby shower from hell, she is forced to make a choice: let things stay as they are or not.

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DRAMA 12 MIND & BODY

thursday

friday

sunday

Friagate Theatre 11:00-12:30

City Screen (1) 10:00-11:30

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 16:15-17:45

01

02

THE INVENTION

SKOGAFOSS (SUBTITLED)

Leo McGuigan UK, 2018, 19:13 In 1960s Belfast, a boy comes of age whilst devising a plan to steal himself some cigarettes. The Invention builds upon the notion of the Bildungsroman through cinema.

Niels Bourgonje Netherlands, 2017, 10:38 Whilst on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother that reveals her troubled mental state, and their complex relationship is put out in the open.

DRAMA

18

03

04

THREE SACKS FULL OF HATS

POKE (SUBTITLED)

Debbie Anzalone UK, 2018, 19:55 Mick returns home to take his dying alcoholic brother to hospital, a situation that throws the family into disarray as they are reluctant to take ownership over their influence.

Mareike Engelhardt France, 2017, 17:49 The charming but mysterious Zoe meets Alex in a club and invites herself back to his place. As she takes control of the situation, the game of seduction gets out of hand ...

05

06

WACHTKAMER (WAITING ROOM) (SUBTITLED)

FIGHTER

Simone van Dusseldorp Netherlands, 2017, 10:31 In an uncertain time between hospital research and results, Sophie tries to stay strong, but even seeing her child can’t drive away the dark thoughts that live inside her mind.

Bugsy Steel UK, 2017, 07:20 Ten minutes before a boxing match, a teenager with Down’s Syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring. An emotive and deeply personal story about overcoming obstacles.

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DRAMA 13 MOVING MOUNTAINS

wednesday

friday

saturday

NCEM 15:00-16:30

York Theatre Royal (Main) 13:30-15:00

Yorkshire Museum 11:15-12:45

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01

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FADED

ACTUS REUS (SUBTITLED)

Pongkarnda “Kik” Udomprasert USA, 2018, 19:04 After her husband loses his memory in a car accident, a headstrong woman struggles to recover her life with a man who now sees her as a stranger, and loss takes its toll.

Julian Grass Italy, 2017, 20:04 Italy, 1974. Few women report sexual assaults for fear of humiliation. But after yet another rape trial ending with an acquittal, a lawyer takes the matter into her own hands.

DRAMA

03

04

THE SECRET NOBODY KNOWS

ABLUTION

Nick Ronan USA, 2017, 08:03 Inspired by a poem by EE Cummings, The Secret Nobody Knows is set in 1952 during the Korean War, following two lovers as they spend their last few hours together.

Omar Al Dakheel USA, 2017, 15:00 The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion. A reflective tale that considers identity and belief as contrasting ideals.

05

06

LUCAS

LOCKED IN

Arron Mirkin Canada, 2017, 12:55 Two months after the mysterious disappearance of her son, a mother’s hope and reality begin to disintegrate. Fuelled by despair, this narrative calls upon the human condition.

Nadira Murray & Pavel Shepan UK, 2017, 15:24 Samira and Nazim, asylum seekers who fled after torture, find themselves in the UK detained by the state. They are on the fast track system, and soon to be deported back.

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DRAMA 14 DARK DAYS

thursday

friday

saturday

sunday

Yorkshire Museum 19:30-21:15

City Screen (Screen 2) 15:45-17:30

1331 19:30-21:15

Bootham School 14:15-16:00

01

02

CHERRIES (SUBTITLED)

THE NAME OF THE PRIME MINISTER

Dubravka Turic Croatia, 2017, 29:30 Family tensions are slowly eroding what should have been a carefree summer for 10-year old Jakov. Shrouded by his innocence, Jakov does not understand the situation.

Alexander Thompson UK, 2018, 12:30 A psychiatrist is taken to a government facility to interview a man convinced Tony Blair is still the Prime Minister. An alternative reality is offered, where Brexit never happened.

DRAMA

15

03

04

MADRE (SUBTITLED)

AQUARIUM (SUBTITLED)

Rodrigo Sorogoyen Spain, 2017, 17:52 The everyday conversation between Marta and her mother turns into a tragic, against-the-clock situation when they get a call from Marta’s son and danger is in the midst.

Lorenzo Puntoni Italy, 2018, 14:58 Two human beings – far one from the other – finally meet. But the setting for their introduction shifts between a carefree day at the swimming pool and a dramatic massacre.

05

06

TIGER OAK AND ECHO

MAUSOLEUM

Cy Kuckenbaker Lithuania / USA, 2017, 19:21 Echo, an ambitious boy on the brink of manhood, longs to join his older brother in the war against the army that has taken over his homeland. On the way, a mistake is made.

Jamie Luke Milligan UK, 2018, 05:36 Julia Deakin stars as a woman at her wit’s end. When she sits down to dinner with her husband, she realises that time is running out to resolve her mistakes and regain control.

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subtitled screenings Part of ASFF’s showcase of independent film is to ensure that our screenings are accessible to all. Fully subtitled reels are available across all genres.

These screenings are specially curated for anyone with hearing difficulties. Just look for the subtitle symbol in the film schedule. Foreign language films are also presented with English subtitles.

* Look out for this symbol! 191


Experimental Something Unexpected.

Aspiration. Escape. Violence. Protest. No topic is off-limits for these reels. Filmmakers span the camera far and wide, into the depths of our perception and beyond with these multi-layered and provocative shorts. Unique visuals, isolated narrators and uncanny environments form the central tropes. Inspired by art, history and culture, moving image, analogue film and digital content is pushed to its limits through cinematic pioneers looking to tell a unique kind of story in the 21st century. A navigation of love, life and death beyond the parameters of conventional narrative.

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EXPERIMENTAL 1 GIRL GAZE

wednesday

friday

saturday

1331 15:00-15:45

Friargate Theatre 10:30-11:15

Friargate Theatre 21:00-21:45

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SOMERSAULT PIKE (NO DIALOGUE)

PERIOD.

Kate Lefoe Australia, 2017, 06:30 Dark fears and high hopes drive a young competitive diver as she faces the ten-metre platform. Somersault Pike takes viewers from the top of the jump to the eventual plunge.

Charli Whatley UK, 2017, 05:59 Period. uses spoken word and unique visuals to highlight the stigma that surrounds menstruation, exposing the blood that causes women shame, normalising its image.

EXPERIMENTAL

03

04

GIRLGAZE

PARTHENON

Emilia Reid UK, 2017, 03:32 A challenge of the male gaze, this short depicts a woman as she really is, telling a simple story about a moment in her life. lIsaura engages with the lens and the audience.

Frank Mosley USA, 2017, 14:05 A naked body moves a stranger to empathy. PARTHENON is a slippery, dizzying provocation on art, control and perception, drawing attention to the human form.

05

06

I HAVE SINNED A RAPTUROUS SIN (SUBTITLED)

VANITAS (NO DIALOGUE)

Maryam Tafakory Iran, 2018, 08:51 Fragments of Forough Farokhzad’s poem, Sin, are read out against Islamic clergies advising women on how to control their lust. A poignant and timely glimpse into religion.

Vinícius Cardoso Brazil, 2017, 05:44 In Bosch’s hell, she was condemned to look at her own reflection, forever. Condemned by her vanity, she became a figure of relentlessness, a still life transfixed by framing.

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EXPERIMENTAL 2 TRANSITIONS AND CONNECTIONS

thursday

friday

sunday

NCEM 13:45-15:00

King’s Manor 19:45-21:00

1331 10:00-11:15

01

02

TRAJE DE LUCES (SUIT OF LIGHTS) (SUBTITLED)

HIATUS (SUBTITLED)

Francisca Duran Canada, 2018, 18:03 Suit of Lights is an expressive documentary composed with footage of a Spanish bullfight, iconic imagery of highly decorated violence masquerading as nationalism.

Vivian Ostrovsky USA, 2017, 06:19 The protagonist of this film is the reclusive, introspective Ukranian / Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. It is based on a television interview broadcast only after her death.

EXPERIMENTAL

12

03

04

CRANES, MAFIOSOS AND A POLAROID CAMERA

MIRAGEM MEUS PUTOS (MIRAGE MY BROS) (SUBTITLED)

Tash Tung UK, 2018, 07:42 A paranoid late night phone call sparks a Native American woman’s meditation on nature, identity and death. Based on the poem by Natalie Diaz, shot on location in Nebraska.

Diogo Baldaia Portugal, 2017, 24:09 An elementary school class without a teacher, a contract signing with a giant football club and a New Year’s Eve party. Three tales tinged with aspiration and escape.

05

06

THE HIDDEN INJURIES OF DREAMS

SOMETHING SAID

Giacomo Vagni UK, 2017, 05:59 A personal reflection about immigration and the everyday. A daughter speaks to her father about the interior wounds of being displaced within the 21st century landscape.

Jay Bernard UK, 2017, 07:33 Haunted by the 1981 New Cross Fire, Something Said is a curious response to the black British archives as well as an attempt to reconcile the changing present with the past.

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EXPERIMENTAL 3 FEAR AND POWER

thursday

saturday

sunday

Friargate Theatre 17:30-18:45

King’s Manor 17:45-19:00

Everyman Cinema (Screen 4) 12:00-13:15

01

02

CARGO (NO DIALOGUE)

THE AMOUROUS INDIES (NO DIALOGUE)

Jasmine Ellis Germany, 2017, 03:44 CARGO is a short, one shot dance film that questions the reality of daily life. Through various vignettes, this short unweaves the fabric of our perception and offers renewal.

Clément Cogitore France, 2017, 05:26 The Krump dance was born in Los Angeles ghettos after the 1995 riots. Clément Cogitore creates a battle between urban culture and Rameau’s music on the main stage.

15

EXPERIMENTAL

03

04

FETISH

UNTIL THE SILENCE COMES

Topher Campbell UK, 2018, 16:05 FETISH is a character who represents many things. He is a clear form – a whole body – but also formless. A complex short inspired by the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Puleng Stewart & Jannous Aukema South Africa, 2017, 24:32 Following two characters – one a waitress, the other a hired killer – as they navigate a day in their lives. This film talks about the violence of life in “post-colonial” South Africa.

05

06

ATOMKRAFTWERK ZWENTENDORF (NO DIALOGUE)

DIGITIAL TRAUMA (AND THE CRYSTAL IMAGE)

Hope Tucker Austria, 2018, 16:45 40 years ago Austrians voted against opening a nuclear power plant that had already been built. Atomkraftwerk Zwentendorf is a monument to the power of public protest.

Maria Molina Netherlands, 2017, 08:20 If we can access our past at any given moment, to what extent can we get rid of it? Considering the consequences of digital memories for wider post-productive societies.

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pg

EXPERIMENTAL 4 REMEMBER THE TIME...

wednesday

saturday

sunday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 10:00-11:30

1331 11:45-13:15

King’s Manor 14:45-16:15

01

02

VERTICAL SHAPES IN A HORIZONTAL LANDSCAPE

PARIS-SAINT-LAZARE STATION, APRIL 10, 2017, 12H03-12H07 (NO DIALOGUE) Pablo-Martín Córdoba France, 2017, 04:26 Starting from a footage recorded in a busy metropolitan environment, a hybrid image merges populations as one.

EXPERIMENTAL

Mark Jenkin UK, 2018, 04:58 Following an extensive pilgrimage from Andrew Kötting to Derek Jarman along the south coast of England through a haze of post-election hope, change, loss and despair.

03

04

22:22

EVERLASTING MOM (SUBTITLED)

Charlotte Ginsborg UK, 2017, 30:51 Tom Sietas is a world record-holder for holding his breath at 22min 22sec. Underwater imagery combines with dance to reveal what drives Tom to push his body to the extreme.

Elinor Nechemya Israel, 2017, 13:50 In a series of tableaux, a regal figure gazes over her lavish estate. Amidst the elaborate flora outside or the pristine china in the next room, she appears as an elegant mirage.

05

06

PRINTED SUNSET (NO DIALOGUE)

WINTER

Andrés Baron France, 2017, 06:21 Two women contemplate a sunset side-by-side. Created by manipulating pre-programmed options on Illustrator, an artificial image depicts three phases of a sun in decline.

Rachel Davies & Daniel Saul UK, 2018, 33:35 Winter is a delicate portrait of Mandy King-Holmes, made in the last months of her life. A deeply moving triptych, looking into the bravery and humanity of one individual.

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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 wider layers of meaning for adults and carers alike. From animations to comedies, the range of screenings available proves that film can be accessed from the earliest of ages. Create lasting memories with your loved ones and immerse the whole family in something truly exciting. Attend this strand and experience a hub for dazzling idea generation. You’ll be sure to leave having been enlivened by cinema. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years old.

Weekend Pass: 2 Adult Tickets + 2 Children £72 2 Day Pass: 2 Adults + 2 Children £56 Day Pass: 2 Adults + 2 Children £36 Single Screening Ticket: Adult £5 / Child £3.50 197


FAMILY FRIENDLY 1 (Suitable For Ages 4+) NEXT GENERATION

Saturday

sunday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 16:00-16:30

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 15:15-15:45

01

02

WEEDS

LYNX & BIRDS

Kevin Hudson USA, 2017, 02:48 A metaphorical story about a lone dandelion who struggles to get away from a dry barren yard to the other side, where the grass is greener and there is hope for a better life.

Francesco Mazza & Simone Giampaolo UK, 2017, 02:31 In a narrative about love triumphing over fear, Lynx & Birds follows the story of two birds in an Attenborough-esque mockumentary that reveals a chink in the food chain.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

U

03

04

PLAYTIME

LIKE AN ELEPHANT IN A CHINA SHOP

Toby Leung UK, 2018, 05:20 A green grumpy monster only has one wish: to store his toys neatly on a shelf. But baby monster always wants to play with them. A series of comedic interactions.

Louise Chevrier, Luka Fischer, Rodolphe Groshens, Marie Guillon, Estelle Martinez, Benoit Paillard, Lisa Rasasombat France, 2017, 05:31 What is the worst thing that could happen in a china shop? Building on the concept of clichĂŠ and figurative tales.

05

06

LEAVE A PRINT (NO DIALOGUE)

MADE IN FRANCE

Christina S. Nerland UK, 2016, 05:14 A family of arctic foxes learns to cope with the fact that one of them is fading away. A story about learning to live with loss and accepting the memories that we carry with us.

Lamia Akhabbar, Robin CioffiI, Brice Duble, Stanislas Gruenais, Maxime Guerry, Alexia Portal France, 2017, 06:31 Have you ever wondered what happened to all your lost socks? Made in France reveals all in this imaginative short.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY 2 EXPLORING MY POTENTIAL (Suitable For Ages 8+)

Saturday

sunday

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 10:00-11:00

Bootham School 12:45-13;45

pg

01

02

TWO BALLOONS (SUBTITLED)

MIRETTE

Mark C. Smith USA, 2017, 09:08 Two adventurous lemurs navigate a journey halfway round the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion. A curious tale of adventure.

Helen O’Hanlon UK, 2017, 28:28 100 years ago at a boardinghouse in Paris, a young girl’s life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wirewalker. Based on a much-loved book.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

03

04

THE MINI FACTORY – PETIT BATEAU (NO DIALOGUE)

CURING ALBRECHT | ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

Patrick Daughters France, 2015, 01:00 In a colourful secret factory, an energetic little boy uses his creative imagination to submit several Petit Bateau items to resourceful torture-tests, thanks to great inventions.

Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright UK, 2017, 05:37 A young man who checks into a bespoke institution, hoping to be cured of his inability to stop dancing. Curing Albrecht is inspired by the iconic ballet Giselle.

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PG

FAMILY FRIENDLY 3 (Suitable For Ages 8+) LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF OTHERS

Saturday

sunday

Bootham School 13:45-14:45

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 10:00-11:00

02 LATE AFTERNOON

David Moody UK, 2018, 12:45 A young boy’s journey through the modern landscape of Belfast. Camlo tries to understand where he will fit within a society that hasn’t accepted him thus far in his life.

Louise Bagnall Ireland, 2017, 09:23 Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through memories to relive specific moments and to, ultimately, reconnect with the present.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

01 CAMLO

03

04

BELIEF

WIDDERSHINS

Alan Griswold USA, 2018, 08:56 A lighthearted yet sincere treatise on the concept of belief as seen through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl who travels all the way to the dark waters of Loch Ness to seek out a monster.

Simon P Biggs UK, 2018, 11:18 In a Steampunk future, the life of a pampered gentleman is seamlessly automated by machines, but his orderly existence is thrown into chaos when he pursues a free-spirited woman.

05 SPECIAL DELIVERY Robert Hackett UK, 2018, 04:28 A weary postman trudges through the February snow, delivering brightly coloured envelopes decorated with hearts and cupids – making deliveries to all but one door.

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Fashion Bold Creative Endeavours.

The Fashion strand pushes past the possibilities of design, engaging with contemporary trends and initiating conversations about the presence of moving image within the everyday experience. Beyond tailoring, desire and commerce, these films question the notion of idealism. Sitting at the intersection of evolving culture, each filmmaker extends the idea of aesthetics into sensory experiences, collaborations and multi-dimensional exchanges. These screenings are perfect for anyone interested in the evolving lines between art, fashion and technology.

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FASHION 1 INSIDE / OUTSIDE / YOU

Friday

saturday

sunday

Everyman Cinema (1) 15:15-16:00

Friargate Theatre 19:45-20:30

Everyman Cinema (4) 13:45-14:30

01

02

DUAL (NO DIALOGUE)

TOMBOY (SUBTITLED)

Rose Hendry UK, 2017, 02:49 Did she just lick her hand and stroke her hair? Dual’s main character has habits that seem to be reminiscent of a feline friend, passing the time until an unexpected guest arrives.

Román Reyes Spain, 2018, 02:07 “When I was a child, people called me ‘Tomboy.’ It all started when my mum cut my hair.” This film is a powerful celebration of the self, set against a concrete backdrop.

FASHION

12

03

04

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

LA 129

Pascal Baillien Belgium, 2017, 08:00 Fashion is dead. Maarten van Mulken’s collection stands against this statement. Kill your Darlings is about life and death, a surreal impression of fears and sins, joy and hope.

Michele Bizzi Italy, 2018, 02:10 A young boy interprets experiences on the streets of LA through dance and poetry. Reflecting on the present, the film reinvents historic words through 21st century forms.

05

06

ONE AND ONLY

I AM AN INDIVIDUAL

Fabrizio Azzellini & Kristine Ciematniece Italy, 2017, 01:44 Created for German luxury jewellery brand Schatzwatcher, One and Only traverses a sun-bleached desert landscape from a variety of perspectives, moving inside and outside.

Luis Barreto Carrillo & Amber Moelter Colombia, 2017, 07:00 Each chapter a true story, I Am An Individual celebrates unique human identities through five personal stories of love, appearance, friendship, empowerment and dreams.

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08

THE PERFECT ONE

THE JOURNEY (NO DIALOGUE)

Boldizsar CR UK, 2017, 06:08 Perfect One is a psychological film inspired by the teenage experience. It raises poignant questions about living in today’s world, unearthing everyday societal pressures.

Shiouwen Hong & Elle Waldmann USA, 2017, 03:33 The Journey is a conceptual celebration for WALDMANN. Set in California, the film pays tribute to six diverse, independent women and the connections between them.

FASHION

09

10

PREMIER ACTE – HEXAGONA (NO DIALOGUE)

RED

Agathe Riedinger France, 2018, 02:10 Inspired by sentimental surges and archetypes from the 1970s, Premier Acte takes viewers on a surrealist journey that focuses on two characters exploring a new world.

Laia Gil Spain, 2018, 04:25 Megan is unable to feel everything associated with red. One day, however, she discovers how. From that moment, she won’t be able to stop the thirst she has awakened.

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FASHION 2 QUESTIONING IDENTITY

thursday

friday

sunday

Everyman Cinema (Screen 2) 13:00-13:45

Yorkshire Museum 10:00-10:45

1331 15:45-16:30

01

02

NOT(E) FOR A DREAMER

THE GREATEST LUXURY

Enrico Poli UK, 2018, 07:21 Not(e) for a Dreamer is the latest film by award-winning director Enrico Poli. It uses the changing seasons to reflect the complex transition from childhood into adulthood.

Kathryn Ferguson UK, 2018, 04:48 Commissioned by Hot Air, Selfridges’ own broadcasting platform, this film explores the concept of luxury from the point of view of three diverse, radical creative talents.

FASHION

15

03

04

LE PAPILLON (NO DIALOGUE)

AFTER DARK INFERNO

Ramin Deravian Canada, 2017, 01:38 Both arrive just for the moment, both are transient. They rapidly change in chrysalis. Le Papillon takes inspiration from butterflies, showcasing ASHTIANI’s Organza range.

Alex Browning UK, 2017, 02:44 A dreamlike narrative of discovering faith, guidance and strength beneath the waters, After Dark Inferno is a visceral contemporary fable with powerful – often surreal – visuals.

05

06

HACKNEY (SIT) DOWNS WITH GEM REFOUFI

I AND MY SHADE OF BLUE (NO DIALOGUE)

Boldizsár CR UK, 2018, 04:51 The first instalment of Hackney (sit) Downs discusses the modelling industry, moving through a series of different cities around the world – with East London as a backdrop.

Barbara Ayozie Fu Safira UK, 2018, 02:36 I and my shade of Blue vocalises contemporary issues surrounding gender and sexuality, drawing a portrait of intimate human relationships through two characters.

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07

08

A TALE OF ENDURANCE: CELEBRATION OF THE IMPERFECT

MONTREUIL STORY

Stephanie Bollag USA, 2017, 01:39 The feminist fashion film A Tale Of Endurance: Celebration of the Imperfect addresses diversity, offering an empowering message about notions of gender and race.

Martina Margaux Cozzi Italy, 2017, 01:37 Street art, as with fashion, is about expression. It’s about creating something different, inventing your own style and making unique rules to visually represent who you are.

FASHION

09

10

DITA – DUALITY

INTEGRACION (NO DIALOGUE)

Emmanuel Adjei UK, 2018, 02:06 Blurring the lines between commercial and music video, this film for luxury eyewear brand DITA intertwines a spoken-word piece with a compelling original soundtrack.

JJ Torres Spain, 2017, 06:00 Macarena lives between worlds in Sevilla during the early 2000s, combining religious devotion with nightly raves. Integracion reveals what it means to exist between cultures.

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FASHION 3 AMBIGUITY REVISITED

thursday

friday

saturday

1331 16:00-17:00

King’s Manor 13:00-14:00

York Theatre Royal (Studio) 13:15-14:15

01

02

C 41 MAGAZINE X ADIDAS ORIGINALS PROPHERE (SUBTITLED)

SLEEP

Director: Leone Balduzzi, Writer: Alessandro De Agostini, Producer: C41 Studio | Italy, 2017, 03:10 A story of a group of friends with different personalities, this film for Adidas Originals explores a contemporary need for authenticity from the margins of the mainstream.

Michael Cristian Greene Australia, 2018, 04:45 Sleep depicts a human connection at its simplest and most vulnerable. Creatively reimagined through the metaphor of slumber, it navigates the push and pull of individuals.

FASHION

12

03

04

MDS GREEN ARMY

DIAGONALES (SUBTITLED)

Coxy Chiara Rodoni USA, 2017, 02:30 Featuring the sustainable brand MDS Green Army, this film tracks the story of a man and woman, tasked with saving nature after a war has erased of all humanity.

Román Reyes Spain, 2018, 03:03 An investigation into connectivity and building human relationships, Diagonales reveals the everyday importance of chance encounters through symmetry and reflection.

05

06

PROCLAMATION PUNCTUATION

THE SALON – JUNO CALYPSO X GERIKO (NO AUDIO)

Sewra G Kidane USA, 2017, 04:35 Proclamation Punctuation is centred on the thoughts of a fascinating woman reciting a short soliloquy, which pays homage to her love of using exclamation marks.

GERIKO UK, 2018, 02:12 GERIKO’s surreal, futuristic animation for Juno Calypso’s exhibition The Salon – in collaboration with footwear brand Melissa – offers an alternative vision of the future.

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07

08

CASAMORATI (NO DIALOGUE)

#AREYOUTHERE

Michele Bizzi Italy, 2016, 05:03 Inspired by Xerjoff’s nostalgic perfumes, Casamorati is set in an old Italian mansion, where Amanda is thrown into a surreal world where different epochs blend with real life.

Shiouwen Hong USA, 2018, 02:40 #AREYOUTHERE questions social media identities. The film drifts between digital and physical worlds, revealing the impact of comments, likes, tags and online profiles.

FASHION

09

10

UNPLUGGED (SUBTITLED)

NAME SOMETHING BLUE

Aksinja Bellone Italy, 2018, 09:30 Unplugged is the restless journey of Giulia between her dreams, reality and deepest fears. She discovers freedom through encounters with archaic mythological figures.

Marissa Brown USA, 2017, 02:19 Name something blue follows a duet dressed in matching clothing on a rooftop. It depicts two bodies experiencing intimacy by softening together; like the folding of glaciers.

11 FASHION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Samantha Schroeder USA, 2018, 11:50 Fashion is a three trillion dollar a year industry. How do global brands promote their products worldwide whilst protecting their designs? This film investigates the issue.

207


Networking Chat with the UK’s Leading Organisations.

Venue: York Theatre Royal Session 1: Wednesday 7 November, 13:30-15:00 Session 2: Thursday 8 November, 11:00-12:30 Session 3: Friday 9 November, 11:00-12:30

Session 4: Friday 9 November, 16:30-18:00

Session 5: Saturday 10 November, 11:00-12:30

Session 6: Saturday 10 November, 13:30-15:00 Session 7: Sunday 11 November, 12:00-13:30

208


Music Video The Art of Collaboration.

Rhythmic, balanced shorts. Following unknown protagonists through surreal landscapes and dramatic relationships, the featured storylines build upon contemporary soundtracks to produce a multi-sensory environment that utilises sight, sound, colour and melody to craft something truly original. Each of the included films demonstrates the power of creative partnerships; choreographers, set designers and renowned musicians join together in an explosion of unbound expression and structural complexity. These fastpaced screenings tie multiple visions together within spontaneous scores.

209


MUSIC VIDEO 1 SPEAKERS’ CORNER

thursday

saturday

sunday

1331 10:00-10:45

Friargate Theatre 12:00-12:45

Friargate Theatre 17:00-17:45

01

02

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW – THE BREVET

YOUNGER – BASTIEN KEB

Sarah Wilson Thacker UK, 2017, 03:52 Death comes knocking, even when you least expect it. All You Need To Know is a reflection on the nature of human mortality, filmed for alt-rock group The Brevet.

Bailey Tom Bailey UK, 2017, 05:13 Featuring the music of Bastien Keb, this short follows the steps of a teenage couple torn apart by the dark influence of the city and a mysterious yet pervasive black liquid.

MUSIC VIDEO

15

03

04

SCANDAL – PABLO MENGIN FT. BASHTON

ADORINE – LEMESIOS

Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx Réunion, 2017, 04:10 This animation comprises 2500 paintings and recounts the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate, seeking an optimistic future of success, fame, happiness and love.

Savvas Stavrou Cyprus, 2018, 04:01 A junkyard. Two people. The rope that binds them, and what they must do to break free. Adorine is a powerful song exploring the dynamics of a broken relationship.

05

06

HEAR MY PAIN HEAL – SEVDALIZA

NO WHITE GOD – OSCAR WORLDPEACE

Ian Pons Jewell Italy, 2018, 04:42 Sevdaliza mourns the death of her lover as we witness the final departure of his soul. Deeply cinematic, this effective piece offers dark, intriguing visuals that linger in the mind.

Taz Tron Delix UK, 2018, 03:03 No White God investigates issues of cultural oppression and established power structures, crafting a new narrative through dynamic aesthetics and distinctive imagery.

210


07

08

WHY CALL THE POLICE – J FEVER (SUBTITLED)

SOLA – MACHINE TRANSLATIONS

Haonan Wang China, 2018, 04:05 Following the path of a paper roll, the nocturnal city is revealed to be full of strange moments and discordance. Why I Call The Police examines the metropolis after dark.

Jonathan Nix Australia, 2017, 03:14 As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles. This video is a critical meditation on the present.

MUSIC VIDEO

09

10

GASOLINE – FORTNITE

I’M A MAN – LINDSAY HUNTER & PISSED JEANS

Sven D. & Philipp Primus USA, 2017, 03:32 Shot on location in Soweto, Johannesburg, Fortnite’s EP track Gasoline shines a light on the unexpected balletic grace of Joburg’s burgeoning car spinning scene.

Alice Johnstone & Holly Lucas UK, 2017, 03:22 I’m a Man is a drag performance film lip-synced to a punk spoken word track of the same name. It is an exploration and parody of toxic masculinity in today’s world.

11

12

LONELY SOULS – STRANGELOVE FT BELLATRIX

I AM SEX – ALON EDER (SUBTITLED)

Taz Tron Delix UK, 2017, 03:54 This video for London-based rap trio Strangelove takes a surreal, nightmarish approach to depicting urban life, addressing larger ideas of alienation and disconnection.

Yuval Haker Israel, 2017, 04:08 An animated music video for Israeli musician Alon Eder, I Am Sex deals with anxiety, love and intimacy through surprising visual techniques and a bold colour scheme.

211


MUSIC VIDEO 2 EARTHLINGS?

wednesday

friday

sunday

1331 11:45-12:45

1331 20:15-21:15

King’s Manor 11:15-12:15

01

02

OLÉ – ESKAZED X RABICHOW X COOKY BANGER

NITE BITES – FADED AWAY

Eric Georges & Almyre Suard France, 2017, 03:57 Olé is a musical fresco set within a disenchanted universe. Characters evolve in a labyrinthine house populated with chimeras and disappointments, elevating everyday life.

Clément Oberto USA, 2018, 04:11 Nite Bites is Faded Away’s first music video. Set in nocturnal Palm Springs, the film takes viewers to a neon-bathed, late night motel, offering a voyeuristic mise-en-scène.

MUSIC VIDEO

12

03

04

OFF THE MAP – TULIPOMANIA

SOME REASON – HAZEY EYES

Cheryl Gelover & Tom Murray USA, 2018, 03:57 Fragmented self-portraits alternate with imagery torn and pieced together, matching the contradictory mood of the lyrics. This animation was produced frame-by-frame.

Simon Dymond UK, 2018, 03:35 A young babysitter is alone in a large, mysterious house. Some Reason tracks the surprising events that follow when she encounters a strange man in an uncanny disguise.

05

06

SHORES – SANDSCAPE

SOTERIA – MT. WOLF

Kelly Joanne Jenkins Netherlands, 2018, 04:57 Down by the shores of a darkened lake, a hypnotic female character relives a passionate affair and struggles to let go of her lover. As night draws in, the mood heightens.

James Ayling UK, 2017, 04:38 A life ruined by extreme events ends with a desperate act. Reflecting on an innocent youth, the main character is reminded of his passion which he uses to aid his recovery.

212


07

08

BE KIND TO YOURSELF – WILLOW BEATS

BOP N KEEP IT DIPPIN’ – DIZZEE RASCAL

Oren Kanski Lavie Australia, 2017, 03:54 A dead-eyed woman lays motionless in the clearing of a lush forest. Her deteriorating body then becomes part of a series of dreamy compositions depicting new realms of life.

Romain Chassaing France, 2017, 06:00 In Bop N Keep It Dippin, Dizzee Rascal is a UK gang leader not to be messed with. When a young accountant rips him off, an epic, international chase ensues between them.

MUSIC VIDEO

09

10

OCCUPY – AMBERLEY RAE

DANCE TO THE RHYTHM – LAISH

June Hucko USA, 2018, 04:16 The everyday life of a couple is now only a happy memory. Occupy reflects on the youthful optimism of an early relationship as it navigates the urban architecture.

Ruth Pickett USA, 2018, 03:45 An aspiring musician’s girlfriend wants him to compose a catchy pop tune so he can become rich and successful. Should he sacrifice his artistic integrity for money?

11

12

DEWHORN – TISPUR

I’M JUST A ROBOT – GORILLABOT

Brandon Kapelow USA, 2018, 06:39 Reflecting Tispur’s dreamy, nostalgic soundscapes, this film follows a young boy’s adventures in the natural world, evoking a sense of freedom and childhood memories.

Craig Bush UK, 2017, 05:59 A cardboard robot visits earth and loves humans so much that he wants them as pets, but what do they need to stay alive? This video explores the android’s unique journey .

213


Socialise with the Official Selection. Free Coffee.

Network. Celebrate. Collaborate. Venue: City Screen Basement Time: Daily, 15:00-16:00 Price: Free with Festival Pass 214


Thriller Tales that Linger in the Mind.

Secret missions. Dark misfortunes. Surreal environments. ASFF’s Thriller strand lives within the darker sides of life, where magic realism raises the hairs and dangerous liaisons come too close to home. Curated to quicken the pulse and stimulate anticipation through hard-hitting scenarios. Following misguided protagonists and their fear-fuelled actions, ethics are put to the test and narratives sit on the knife-edge of possibility and chance. Roll the dice with this popular showcase of films, sure to sweep viewers into a subtle mix of persuasion, apprehension and intoxication.

215


THRILLER 1 UNCERTAIN TIMES

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

NCEM 19:15-20:45

1331 12:15-13:45

NCEM 14:00-15:30

Yorkshire Museum 17:15-18:45

01

02

EVE (SUBTITLED)

WALE

Alex Shin Republic of Korea, 2018, 26:48 Inventor Gong Bongnam lives with Eve, his AI robot, for whom he is developing feelings. Just when life seems perfect, a gun-wielding man from the future breaks in to kill Eve.

Barnaby Blackburn UK & USA, 2018, 22:32 The story of an 18-year-old mobile mechanic, who learned his trade whilst at a young offenders institution. Now he’s out, living with Mum, and trying to get his business going.

THRILLER

12

03

04

BE UNCERTAIN

OVUM (NO DIALOGUE)

Jack Carrivick UK, 2018, 14:42 Stuck in a stagnant routine, JD finally does the unexpected only to wish he hadn’t. Now full of uncertainty, he must try and regain control of his life, just like it was before.

Luciano Blotta Argentina, 2017, 17:08 When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his beach and decides to take it home, his life takes a big turn, for better or worse. A mysterious tale of magic realism.

05 CC Kailey & Sam Spear Canada, 2018, 14:00 CC is an Artificially Intelligent Device leased by Cloverhill Nanny Agency to Lena Howard to care for her daughter. When a violent incident occurs, the truth must emerge.

216


THRILLER 2 THRILL-A-MINUTE

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

City Screen (3) 14:30-16:00

Friargate 19:15-20:45

Friargate Theatre 20:30-22:00

City Screen (2) 14:30-16:00

12

01

02

IN2RUDERS

PEUR BLEUE (SUBTITLED)

Naeem Mahmood UK, 2018, 23:00 A glittering nightmare about the underbelly of the music industry. When a sister pop sensation refuse to sign to a sinister record label, their fortunes start to rapidly decline.

Lynn Tawile Lebanon, 2017, 14:30 At a hospital in a Lebanese village, a secret mission takes place: organ trafficking. Lucie, a nurse, with the help of her colleague Anwar, works to ease the way for this act.

THRILLER

03

04

HAY ALGO EN LA OSCURIDAD (SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS) (SUBTITLED)

THE RIOT ACT

Fran Casanova Spain, 2017, 14:21 Veronica is a six-year-old who is trying to overcome her fear of the dark. However, this bedtime something is different ‌

Oliver Riley-Smith UK, 2017, 14:58 In the London riots of 2011, after filming a police shooting, an amateur journalist captures the protests. When attacked by policemen, he must decide whether to use his footage.

05 BOT (SUBTITLED) Daniel Hoffmann Germany, 2018, 23:53 A middle-aged programmer stands in front of the ruins of his marriage. With the help of a new intelligent language assistant, he tries to redirect his life into the right path.

217


THRILLER 3 TWISTED TALES

wednesday

thursday

Yorkshire Museum Yorkshire Museum 21:30-23:00 16:30-18:00

friday

saturday

sunday

Everyman (2) 12:00-13:30

YSJU (Fountains) 12:00-13:30

King’s Manor 20:30-22:00

01

02

FILS (SUBTITLED)

SHAPES OF MINE

Cyrus Neshvad Luxembourg, 2016, 14:10 Sébastien, who cannot come to terms with his son being in a coma, begins to question his reality. A gripping familial drama pulling upon the heartstrings of loss and regret.

Georgios Kapsanakis UK, 2018, 14:22 Alice and her husband live a comfortable but passionless lifestyle in the near future where people can automatically change their bodies. During dinner, it all falls apart.

THRILLER

18

03

04

FUCKING DRAMA (SUBTITLED)

THE BLUE DOOR (NO DIALOGUE)

Michael Podogil Austria, 2017, 17:01 A couple spontaneously decides to attend an alternative theatre production. As announced, the piece begins with “artistic value”, but it soon descends into a tour de force.

Paul Taylor UK, 2017, 09:14 A district nurse, played by Gemma Whelan, is assigned a new patient living alone in a dilapidated bungalow. Soon, she discovers that the house is harbouring a terrible secret.

05

06

JANE DOG (SUBTITLED)

INSTINCT

Blauwblome Koen Belgium, 2017, 18:50 A dysfunctional couple starts to receive anonymous tapes that drag them into sinister events planned by an unknown man. Soon, they start to have visions of unresolved trauma.

Maria Alice Arida USA, 2017, 18:15 When Isabelle, a lonely gallery owner, meets performance artist Camila, she is surprised to find that they have more in common than she expected. But will she let her in?

218


THRILLER 4 DARKEST DAYS

wednesday

friday

saturday

sunday

Yorkshire Museum 11:30-13:00

1331 10:30-12:00

YTR (Studio) 21:30-23:00

Friargate Theatre 13:30-15:00

01

02

IPHIGENIA’S NIGHT (SUBTITLED)

THAT WHICH LINGERED (SUBTITLED)

Albert Ventura Taiwan, 2017, 01:00 Driving home from the airport, Jie is forced onto a different path, where he runs into a stranger with a message from a mysterious organisation and embarks on a new assignment.

Albin Glasell Sweden, 2018, 07:00 A troubled father can’t help but feel increasingly terrified as a lingering and once familiar presence draws supernaturally close. A spine-tingling tale.

12

THRILLER

03

04

A DOLL DISTORTED

FOLLOWER (SUBTITLED)

Niall Shukla UK, 2017, 16:22 Jane suffers from haphephobia – the pathological fear of touch. Tormented by years of loneliness and isolation, she orders a synthetic love doll, with horrific consequences.

Jonathan Benedict Behr Germany, 2018, 09:54 Clara wants to spend a casual evening babysitting, when she gets a new follower on her Instagram account. But this one is different; he follows her in the real world too.

05

06

THE MASSEUSE (SUBTITLED)

DEEP CLEAN

Ce Ding Tan Malaysia, 2018, 20:00 In a futuristic city, a rookie technician falls in a love with an out-of-date humanoid. He then faces the fallout from the relationship, making amends with his anti-droid father.

Matt Harlock UK, 2018, 14:19 When a troubled kid is forced into work experience with his Uncle’s road crew, he discovers that they, in fact, hide an amazing secret that’s not so boring: they fight demons.

219


INDEX

doc. features 136

Sea without Shore

About a Badly Drawn Boy

Struck

81

Craig McNeil Acts & Intermissions

78

77

80

aSHES TO ASHES

78

AURORA

79

Authentically Us

77

born rare

79

Carriberrie

81

Celestial Motion

Benjamin Wigley www.paajoeandthelion.com Silas

Anjali Nayar & Hawa Essuman info@cinephil.com Stay Behind – My Grandfather’s Secret War

Ida Grøn www.idagron.com The Eyes of Orson Welles

Paradise

Retreat

Tom Nicoll tpbnicoll@gmail.com

220

92

Dominic John Allen www.carriberrie.com 90

89

Benoît Lichté (Seppia Interactive) www.mk2films.com/en/collections/vr

83

Escape Route

84

Fantasynth

85

Giselle VR | English National Ballet

84

haunt

Pablo Falá www.imdb.com/title/tt7124854/

90

Matthieu Van Eeckhout www.okio-studio.com

narratives 136 Ursula Grisham www.filmatique.com/noble-earth

90

Jesse (Jesus) Ayala www.authenticallyus.com

DOLPHIN MAN

Noble Earth

95

Aoife Doyle www.pinkkongstudios.ie

Shehani Fernando www.shehanifernando.com

Direction & Choreography: Akram Khan | Directed for the Screen: Ross MacGibbon | www.ballet.org.uk

93

Ingejan Ligthart Schenk, Jamille van Wijngaarden, www.submarinechannel.com

Mark Cousins www.twitter.com/markcousinsfilm

Akram Khan’s Giselle – English National Ballet

83

vr & immersive 136

Rupert Russell Paa Joe & The Lion

you go to my head

80

Rosa Hannah Ziegler Freedom For The Wolf

83

Dimitri de Clercq www.yougotomyhead.com

Algirdas Tarvydas dokumentika77@gmail.com FAMILIENLEBEN (FAMILY LIFE)

The Astronauts’ Bodies

Alisa Berger www.alisabergermun.com

Carol Salter www.almost-heaven-film.com EUROPOS PARKAS. PRADŽIA (EUROPOS PARKAS. THE BEGINNING)

86

Alexander Milo Bischof & Michael Couvaras www.struck-movie.com

Abigail Child (CHILDWORKS) www.vimeo.com/abigailchild Almost Heaven

85

Andre Semenza & Fernanda Lippi www.seawithoutshore-themovie.com

89

Dirk Koy www.vimeo.com/dirkkoy 89

Carlos Ulloa & Libertad Aguilera www.fantasynth.com 92

Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan | VR Director: Daniel M Smith | www.ballet.org.uk Lilian Mehrel www.lilianmehrel.com

89


Hoodoo

95

Catherine Salkeld i saw the future

93

92

showcase136

94

Above Me

93

92

94

90

90

89

89

90

95

Harmony Studios www.harmony.co.uk

114

Benjamim

106

Blyth

112

Boys Don’t Cry

108

broken brain

101

Bronco’s House (Trailer)

102

Mark Jenkin (Western Light Pictures) www.markjenkin.co.uk 91

Christian Stephen & Celine Tricart www.luciddreamsprod.com The Unseen: Forced Labour – Modern Slavery in 360°

Blue Beat

Hayley Repton (Staffordshire University) www.vimeo.com/hayleyrepton

Julien Bares & Greg Gobbi (Red Accent Studios) www.mk2films.com/en/collections/vr the sun ladies

103

Turkina Faso fasoturkina@gmail.com

Ioannis Bekiaris & Alexis Mavros www.greenlineproject.com.cy THE LITTLE PRINCE

Bait

Richard Powell Smith richardpowellsmith@gmail.com

Avril Furness avrilfurness@gmail.com The Green Line

114

Ana Margarida Coelho

Sarah Jones & Steve Dawkins www.perspectivesvr.com The Empathy Machine

Argot

Julian Alexander www.facebook.com/beatbluefilm

Lester Francois www.ronevr.com Shameful Conquest

104

Rachael Jones Mark Jenkin (Early Day Films)

Samia Ahmed and Felix Massie RONE

Are You Happy There

Matteo Palmas www.facebook.com/argotshortfilm

Paul Mezier (I.C.E.B.E.R.G / Orbital Views) www.mk2films.com/en/collections/vr RAIN OR SHINE

113

Victoria Dahl www.art.mmu.ac.uk/filmmaking

Gregory Ferris www.thegregferris.com OVERVIEW

91

Harry Jenkinson harry.jenkinson@gmail.com

Teddy Cherim www.meetthesoldier.com Only at the air, only at each other

zero days

91

Adam Volker & Bohdon Sayre www.flightschoolstudio.com meet the soldier

94

Yasmin Elayat (Scatter) www.mk2films.com/en/collections/vr

Peter Collis Manifest 99

Zen 7D

Harmony Studios www.harmony.co.uk

Jak Wilmot Life. Boat. House.

95

John Durrant

François Vautier (Da Prod) www.mk2films.com/en/collections/vr LA CAMILA

Wonderful You

Cacophony

106

Leigh Salvage & Suzanne Matharan www.leighsalvage.com | www.suzannematharan.com 91

Chopsticks

117

Aeddan Sussex www.vimeo.com/aeddan

221


dearly departed

101

Elise Martin (University of Gloucester) www.twitter.com/elise_films Desmond

98

108

110

102

108

110

101

105

107

101

116

104

109

116

Beth Kennet beth.kennett@googlemail.com

222

98

Retrogress

114

Rise Up

115

Secretion

112

Sisyphus

109

Soap Boy

106

Suppressed Narratives

109

Tagus

116

Miguel Cassiano www.vimeo.com/miguelcassiano 113

Richard Hewitson www.vimeo.com/richardhewitson Nana

Real Men Do Cry (Excerpt)

Raul Hijazi www.raulhijazi.com

Rohan Reddy KE _ 237

100

Agne Jurkenaite, Anna Smirnova & Daniel O’Connor jurkenaitea@gmail.com

Candice Lo www.candicelo.com | @xcandicelox Isabella

queen of the forest

Daniel Gray www.danielanthonygray.com

Ronan Mackenzie www.twitter.com/robertbresson97 Intimate Strangers

113

Sarah Talbot (Cool Girl Pictures) info@coolgirlpictures.co.uk

Hai Duc Dao www.filmfreeway.com/InfillFullset Infinity

Pigeongrove

Christina Birchall www.northernfilmschool.co.uk

Lucia Bulgheroni (NFTS) www.luciabulgheroni.com Infill & Full Set

108

Lucy Beardmore www.northernfilmschool.co.uk

Rosa Beiroa www.rosabeiroa.com inanimate

Perestroika Dream

Lisa Cooke www.mankind.org.uk

Matt Towers In Our Skin

106

Gabriela Sibilska (Goldsmiths) www.goldsmithsmediashow.com/gabriela-sibilska

Jess Mone (Manchester School of Art) www.jessmone.com In Need of Adventure

Paul Is Dead

Ruby Blake ruby.blake21@hotmail.com

Jasmine De Silva www.jasminedesilva.com in bloom

101

Jekaterina Mirmanova jekaterina.mirmanova@gmail.com

Candice Lo www.candicelo.com | @xcandicelox How to Build Your Human

outside in

George Moore www.georgemoorefilms.com/paulisdead

Charlie Fripp & Rachael Jones (Fieldgrazer Films) www.rjonesfilms.com Friends Connection

110

Anna Ziebinska (Northern Film School)

Eliška Kyselková www.eliskakyselkova.com Ficelle de Mer

Nonsense

Anne Mehany & Yassine Ismail info@maisonmehany.com

Pixie Tan & Afra Zamara afrazamara@gmail.com | hello@pixietan.com Feeling Blue

100

Dan Thorburn (Manchester School of Art) www.twitter.com/danthorburn

Sean Usher www.vimeo.com/user12173397 Dual

near wild heaven

The Fleece the Tie & Clarke

104

Jordan Simpson 113

The Frenchman’s Harmonica

Tom Marshall www.vimeo.com/17119646

98


The Girlfriend Experience

104

guest programme36

99

#WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove // Nike // R.T. // Director’s Cut

Harry Coleman www.art.mmu.ac.uk/filmmaking The Girls

Adam Wilson The Langford Loop

116

Baden Burns (Lamont Pictures) The Road to Zennor

Afro Punk Girl

102

Bad Night For The Blues

109

Bearable

112

Lucy Rose Wilson-Green (Cool Girl Pictures) 100

Lara Zeidan (London Film School)

Brock Elwick doradeakfilms@gmail.com Tomato

Mark Jenkin (Western Light Pictures) 103

120

Chris Shepherd www.chrisshepherdfilms.com Domestic Policy

Tracing Granite

129

Eva Sigurdardottir (Blue Bird Productions | Askja Films) www.bluebirdproductions.co.uk Dad’s Dead

102

121

Chris Shepherd www.facebook.com/brexicuted Cut

107

128

Elizabeth Mizon ekmizon@gmail.com Brexicuted

Three Hail Marys

124

David James Holloway www.irisprize.org/film/bearable Borders

three centimetres

120

Chris Shepherd www.chrisshepherdfilms.com

Eunjung Ko eunjungko13@gmail.com The Sycamore Gap

127

Annetta Laufer www.romancandleproductions.com

Mark Jenkin (Early Day Films) www.markjenkin.co.uk The Soul of Seoul

133

Luca Finotti www.niccolomontanari.com

129

Alicia MacDonald

Rachael Jones (Groundwork / Rachael Jones Films) Fee unspoken

100

126

Guen Murroni

Dan Popescu (University of Bedfordshire) For real tho Venus

112

Faye Carr Wilson fayecw95@gmail.com Virginia

Free Period 114

Francesco Puppini www.facebook.com/VirginiaShortFilm We Are Only Human (Episode 1)

Catherine Mason www.weareonlyhuman.blackcurtainmedia.co.uk Working Man Zoodio54

Rodrigo Rodriguez www.rodrigorodriguez.co.uk

130

Teemu Niukkanen www.komeettafilmi.fi Gridlock

105

Ian Hunt Duffy www.failsafefilms.ie

107

Home From Home

Dom Old

128

Alison Piper alisonpiper@gmail.com Fucking Bunnies

98

130

Baptist Penetticobra www.hirviproduction.com

130

123

Bayan Agha www.scottishdocinstitute.com Homeland

122

Tima Abdul www.scottishdocinstitute.com

223


I Felt It Too

123

Lamia Aboukhair www.scottishdocinstitute.com Incredible Machines

128

130

131

129

122

133

124

126

122

134

129

124

125

121

Hibda Hamdi www.scottishdocinstitute.com

224

135

Troops from the British Empire (Extracts)

134

Undone

126

Unveiling of War memorials (Extracts)

135

Wave

132

Who I Am And What I Want

120

Wild Geese

124

Wireless

127

Tayo Odesanya @tayodesanya 135

Kinsella and Morgan www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk Suspended Lives

The U-Tube

Susan Jacobson (Iris Prize) www.irisprize.org/film/wild-geese

Chris Shepherd www.chrisshepherdfilms.com Stand By the Men Who Have Stood By You

131

Chris Shepherd & David Shrigley www.chrisshepherdfilms.com

Maria Bock www.twitter.com/mariabock Silence Is Golden

The Sleeping Field

Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton www.waveshortfilm.com | www.assembly.ie

Tom Frederic www.twitter.com/tomfrederic Skallamann (bald guy)

132

Pathé www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

Myriam Rey www.banyak.co.uk/projects/41-only-my-voice Sauna the Dead

The Silent Child

Francesca Castelbuono www.quipfilms.co.uk

Topical Film Company Only My Voice

135

British Topical Committee for War Films www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

Salah Al Ashkar www.scottishdocinstitute.com New Technologies of the First World War (Extracts)

The Secret

Speed Cartoons www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

Destiny Ekaragha www.funnylifefilms.com My Other Half

120

That Jam www.moonmanstudios.co.uk

Mikael Bundsen www.twitter.com/mikaelbundsen Mumatar

The Ringer

Chris Overton www.facebook.com/TheSilentChildFilm

Savvas Stavrou www.savvaspictures.com Mother Knows Best

132

Ministry of Information www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

Dounia Alatwa www.scottishdocinstitute.com Metaxas – Sirens

The Happiest Barrack

Chris Shepherd www.chrisshepherdfilms.com

Georgia Oakley ganoakley@gmail.com Loss

134

Noémi Varga www.cargocollective.com/noemivarga

Andrew Margetson www.margetson.com Little Bird

The Battle of the Somme

British Topical Committee for War Films www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk

Chris Shepherd (Polkadot/Autour De Minuit) www.johnnosdead.com Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art

126

Abbie Lucas www.testinggretafilm.com

Kathryn Ferguson Johnno’s Dead

Testing Greta

Women and the War

134

Topical Film Company www.film.iwmcollections.org.uk 122

Women’s Christmas Night

Oonagh Kearney (Tyrella Films) www.oonaghkearney.com

128


Advertising 138

Do I See What You See?

Adidas Originals x NBHD

Double Portrait

139

Taz Tron Delix www.compulsoryviewing.co.uk Free Your Mind – Nike

138

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Adina E – Changing

139

141 144

Matthew Lee hello@matthewgrahamlee.co.uk

146

LIV

141

Lynx & Birds

146

made in france

146

Mamoon

142

Marfa

143

Maybe it’s me

143

Dimitris Simou www.dimitrissimou.com Neko no Hi (Cat Days)

144

Jon Frickey www.catdays-shortfilm.com 145

Rory Byrne www.andmapsandplans.com cabin pressure

Like an Elephant in a China Shop

The Brothers McLeod www.bromc.uk

Yoni Goodman www.yonigoodman.co.il An Island

146

Ben Steer www.blue-zoo.co.uk

Michael Rodrigues www.vimeo.com/user10084366

Animation

Leave a Print

Lamia Akhabbar, Robin CioffiI, Brice Duble, Stanislas Gruenais, Maxime Guerry, Alexia Portal | www.unifrance.org

Patrick Daughters www.75.tv Together – Nike

142

Francesco Mazza & Simone Giampaolo

Christian Schilling www.christianschillingdirector.com The Mini Factory – Petit Bateau

Late Afternoon

Sunniva Fluge Hole www.aub.ac.uk

Charlie Delaney The Man With A Coin – Mentos

143

Louise Chevrier, Luka Fischer, Rodolphe Groshens, Marie Guillon, Estelle Martinez, Benoit Paillard, Lisa Rasasombat

Giacomo Boeri & Matteo Grimaldi www.niccolomontanari.com Stay – Knarli

Invaders

Christina S. Nerland www.leaveaprintmovie.com

Martijn Rijnberg Start the Buzz – Milan Fashion Week

144

Louise Bagnall

Konstantin Enste & Bianca Büdenbender www.konstantinenste.com Richard

FEAW

Daniel Prince

Greg Ferro www.gregferro.net Rhabarber Spritz

142

Robin Tremblay www.nad.ca

Christian Larson Punk Ipa – BrewDog

Facing It

Sam Gainsborough www.vimeo.com/samgainsborough

Christopher Eadicicco www.christophereadicicco.com Juste un Clou – Cartier

141

Ian Bruce www.ianbruce.net

Anthony Capristo I’am – Kimurawear

142

Simon Ball www.simon-ball.com

Panoramic

145

Ayesha Ramsay www.screensouth.org 142

Playtime

146

Toby Leung www.ttleung2008.wixsite.com/playtime

225


Red dress. No straps.

145

Artists' Film 149

142

A Single Bracelet Does Not Jingle

Maryam Mohajer www.vimeo.com/user5919200 Reverie

Philip Louis Piaget Rodriguez festival@miyu.fr selfies

143

141

144

144

141

144

143

141

Izzy Burton www.blue-zoo.co.uk Vida

143

145

146

145

Simon P Biggs www.simonpbiggs.com

FIRESTACK; Winter, Summer, Autumn

Floodtide

I Thought I Knew Where I Was Going

Imperial Valley (Cultivated Run-off)

Jeux de Lumière (Light Plays)

Johnny Thinks

141

La La La La

152

149

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151

Jordan Baseman 145

Like Human Beings

150

Tamar Katz www.tamar-katz.com Morris by Himself

Ryan Morris

226

150

Malcolm Rumbles www.auldalliancefilms.com

Deanna Crisbacher www.deanna-crisbacher.blogspot.com Widdershins

Drop Out Bodies

Anne-Marie Bouchard www.annemariereine.wordpress.com

Fausto Montanari www.faustomontanari.it when

153

Lukas Marxt www.lukasmarxt.com/en

Kevin Hudson www.weedsshort.com weird

Dead. Tissue. Love

Mustapha Jundi mustapha.jundi@gmail.com

Bluzet Raphael www.raphaelbluzet.fr Weeds

151

Alana Barnett www.alanabarnett.co.uk

Andrea Popovic www.aub.ac.uk We Need to Talk About Cosmos

Barbara’s Game

Julie Brook www.juliebrook.com

Jérémie Becquer www.miyu.fr/distribution/en VIA

150

Ludivine Large-Bessette

David Aronowitsch & Hanna Heilborn www.story.se Vermine

Author of Expectations

Natasha Austin-Green www.natashaaustingreen.com

Mark C. Smith www.twoballoons.film Unkilled Chapter 1

151

Varvara Degtiarenko www.varvaradegtiarenko.com

George Bowler www.truenorththeanimation.co.uk two balloons

Animals Under Anaesthesia: Speculations on the Dreamlife of Beasts

bielecki&bielecka

Lynn Tomlinson www.lynntomlinson.com True North

151

Melanie Shatzky & Brian M. Cassidy

Christophe Lopez-Huici www.clopezhuici.com The Elephant’s Song

Animal Cinema

Emilio Vavarella

Claudius Gentinetta mail@gentinettafilm.ch The Christmas Rabbit

152

Anita Safowaa www.anitasafowaa.com

150


Murmurs of a macrocosm

149

Adam Azmy (Flock of Condors) www.adamazmy.com My Turtle Dove

150

149

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149

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152

149

149

151

153

153

150

A Funny Thing Happened To Kelly and Ted

152

Carlus Fábrega www.lineupshorts.wordpress.com

162

It’s Complicated

161

Mamartuile

158

Masterpiece

162

metroland

156

Midnight Confession

156

Open Wide

157

Behnam Taheri www.imdb.com/name/nm5116722

158 159

Jason Manella www.twitter.com/JasonAManella Custodia Compartida (Joint Custody)

I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs

Maxwell McCabe-Lokos

Marcos Bonisson kaliosto21@yahoo.com.br

Comedy

158

Benjamin Bee metrolandshortfilm@gmail.com

Lucie Rachel www.lucierachel.com Tupianas

Heads or Tails

Runyararo Mapfumo www.dessymak.com

Hadeer Omar www.hadeeromar.com Touch Me Don’t Touch Me

162

Alejandro Saevich www.marvinwayne.com/mamartuile

Célia Hay www.celiahay.fr The Reason – July 2017

Goodbye, Brooklyn

Grant De Sousa www.birdfilm.com

Noriko Okaku The Last Gesture

157

Wade Shotter

Rhea Storr www.rheastorr.com The Interpreter

Five Star Fouad

Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas www.h264distribution.com

Max Colson www.maxcolson.com The Image that Spits, the Eye that Accumulates

161

Daniel Jaffe www.danieljaffe.format.com

Rosanna Greaves www.rosannagreaves.com The Green and Pleasant Land

Fern

Ollie Wolf www.thisisolliewolf.onfabrik.com

Cat Auburn The Flaming Rage of the Sea

Excuse me, I’m Looking for the Ping-Pong Room and My Girlfriend 160

Johnny Kelly

Jenn Nkiru Shaken

159

Bernhard Wenger

Athi-Patra Ruga www.whatiftheworld.com/artist/athi-patra-ruga Rebirth is Necessary

Dong Gone

Jay Bulckaert, Pablo Saravanja & Keating Smith www.imdb.com/title/tt8291242

Chris Paul Daniels www.chrispauldaniels.com Over the Rainbow (Queens in Exile Series)

161

Simon Warwick Green www.swgreen.tumblr.com

Ralph Briscoe & Jay Stephen www.vimeo.com/jayralph Northern Lights

Dog Shit Town

Pater Familias

157

Giacomo Boeri www.giacomoboeri.com Pricks

159

Benjamin Bee 160

Ralph Styles Ultra

159

Nic Fforde

227


Robot Sex

161

Ben Mallaby www.mallaby.uk Sam Did It

158

Dance

161

Akasha

Rob Smith www.carbonfilms.tv/rob-smith Sex Ed

160

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158

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158

Daphne Do www.thewibblewobble.com

228

FIGURE

164

Hydra

166

I’m A Firefighter

165

Midnight Bloom

164

Of Silence

166

Reach

165

Release

167

James Phillips 160

Ben & Chris Blaine www.blainebrothers.co.uk Wibble Wobble

167

Billy Boyd Cape www.academyfilms.com

Ingrid Oliver www.twitter.com/ingridoliver100 The Wedding

Eatnanvuloš lottit (Birds in the Earth)

Sam Asaert www.samasaert.com/of-silence

Patrick Myles www.theroadproductions.co.uk/the-overcoat The Story of Ken

164

Derryck Menere www.vimeo.com/derryck

Lucy Barrick & Kieran Grant www.farrenafilms.com The Overcoat

Dances with Circles

Vicky Hanna www.vimeo.com/253571456

Sam Baron (Allgood Films) illy@allgood-films.com The Other Side WIth Valerie Hope

164

Erin S Murray www.erinsmurray.com

Emma Sullivan www.lamda.ac.uk The Orgy

Crashing Waves

Lanre Malaolu www.figurethefilm.com

Mark Waites www.twitter.com/markwaites The Hole

166

Marja Helander www.marjahelander.com/bio-2

Jon Drever www.jondrever.com The 1st

Back2Zer0

Paul McLean

Nick Wild www.nickwild.com Thawed

166

Emma Gilbertson www.facebook.com/crashingwavesra

Duncan Cowles www.duncancowles.com Talking with angels

Antarctica: the First DAnce

Rain Kencana www.rainkencana.com/portfolio/back2zero

Annabel Vine www.waxfilms.co.uk Taking Stock

167

Corey Baker (Antarctica Film Ltd) ab@anneberesford.com

Anaïs Tellenne & Zoran Boukherma www.insolenceproductions.com Skip Girl

164

Sean Wirz

Alice Seabright Sick Birds

160

Thanos Topouzis www.vimeo.com/thanostopouzis

Dominic Burgess www.dominicburgess.com Sea Bones

You Should Know Better

Something Else – Alex Alex

167

Todd MacDonald www.toddmacdonaldmedia.com 156

Stopgap in Stop Motion

Stephen Featherstone www.vimeo.com/featherstonefilms

164


SWARM

166

Emma Miranda Moore www.emmamiranda.com The Lady That Dances

165

166

165

Fail delete

Felicia and the Clown

165

Fire Mouth

164

give

David De Rozas www.awayaboutsomething.com/portfolio/give

Documentary 169

I’m Free

72

Landline

171

Chandler Pierre chandler.pierre@hotmail.com 170

175

173

169

171

175

174

Sophie Hexter www.hwcollective.com

169

little brother

175

Little Pyongyang

171

Mister Sunshine

174

My Head on the Mountain

173

On Destruction and Preservation

171

Maija Blåfield www.maijablafield.com 172

Catarina Diehl Drummer Girl

Life In Miniature

Anna Stoltzmann annastoltzmann@yahoo.de

Ed Perkins charlie.phillips@theguardian.com Confessions of an Angry Mother

173

Eldon Booth www.loadingdocs.net/mistersunshine

Caleb Yule www.believethatfilm.com Black Sheep

Learning to Swim

Roxy Rezvany (Aya Kaido and Matt Diegan) charlie.phillips@theguardian.com

Erik Holmström & Fredrik Wenzel www.fasad.se Believe That

169

Dominique van Olm www.deviio.com

Iman Behrouzi iman_behrouzi@yahoo.com As we’re told

169

Edvard Karijord & Bendik Mondal edvard.karijord@hotmail.com

Ellen Evans www.ellen-evans.com/life-in-miniature

Simo Saarikoski www.simosaarikoski.com Amour du RéeL

170

Ruth Grimberg www.ruthgrimberg.com

Mareike Müller Abandoned Land

175

Matt Houghton www.itsmatthoughton.co.uk

Phoebe Montague www.100womeniknow.com 1637°C

173

Luciano Pérez Fernández

Kate Cox www.katecox.co.uk

100 Women I Know

175

Oliwia Siem www.facebook.com/Felicia.Clown

Marlene Millar www.marlenemillar.com Unboxing

172

Fábio Seixo www.bugfilmes.com

Suzanne Kim www.suzannekim.co Traverse

EXIT

Katharina Woll

Monica Thomas & Steve Delahoyde www.montomarts.org Thubalethu

175

Malcolm Green marc@greencavepeople.com

Joppe Rog www.presentplus.co.uk The Wayward Wind

Edek

Santa Ana

174

César Pesquera 171

Six Year Old Fears

174

Lauren Anders Brown www.documentary.org/project/six-year-old-fears

229


Skip Day

172

Drama

174

6ate7

Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan (Producer: Maida Brankman) charlie.phillips@theguardian.com Taking The Waters

Kathryn Ferguson & Anna Hart www.takingthewatersfilm.com Teeth

172

171

170

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174

172

170

169

170

170

169

Nicholas Jones www.pictureimperfect.co.uk

Beast

183

Beasts

180

Beer

179

Beyond Money

181

Bitter Sea

178

Black Spirit

180

Chakib Taleb-Bendiab www.chakib-taleb.com 172

Daniel Appleby You Are Here

179

Fateme Ahmadi www.bitterseamovie.com

Tom Stokes With all the Will in the World

At Dawn

Kike MaĂ­llo www.agenciafreak.com

Horatio Baltz www.baltzphotographic.com What Once Was

190

Nicholas Hayes www.hayeshayes.com

Inma de Reyes tobeatorerofilm@gmail.com True Love in Pueblo Textil

Aquarium

Chris Lee, Sam Pilling & Paul Storrie paul@onefilms.co

Ben Holman & Neirin Jones www.thisisbatebola.com To be a Torero

177

Leonora Lonsdale www.leonoralonsdale.com/beast

Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts www.rainioroberts.com This is Bate Bola

American Letters

Julien Trauman www.insolenceproductions.com

Lara Tejela They Came in Crowded Boats and Trains

189

Lorenzo Puntoni www.vimeo.com/user11730907

Morgane Thibaut www.vimeo.com/ladernieremeute The Love Seeker

Actus Reus

Kevin Keck americanlettersfilm@gmail.com

Richard Mullane The Last Hounds

189

Julian Grass

Gu Yu www.hippocampe-productions.com The Horse Whisperer

Ablution

Omar Al Dakheel www.omaraldakheel.com

Jonathan Beamish jonathan@local-colour.co.uk The Good Education

185

Maggie Kiley

Thomas Hogben www.scottishdocinstitute.com The Foreshore

177

Blind Audition

183

Andreas Kessler www.andreas-kessler.com 173

Bullies

177

Daniel Bydlowski Calling Home

184

Megan K. Fox www.megankfoxfilm.com Camlo

David Moody

230

184


Charlie

179

Shan Christopher Ogilvie www.redbreastproductions.com Cherries

190

181

182

179

184

189

182

188

178

177

182

177

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187

Eli Hart www.happiness-in-retrospect.com

181

Lieber Augustin (Dear augustin)

186

Little Bill’s Peep Show

181

Little Shit

178

Locked In

189

Lucas

189

Lucy

183

Madre

190

Rodrigo Sorogoyen mail@madridencorto.es 185

Paul Murphy www.paulmurphydirector.com Happiness in Retrospect

Les Heures-EnCre (Black Hours)

Roberto Gutierrez www.imdb.com/title/tt8179982

Scott Corbett www.goodnightbutterfly.com Gypsy’s Kiss

183

Arron Mirkin rebekaherron@gmail.com

Victoria Hollup & Paul Agar Good Night Butterfly

Lefters

Nadira Murray & Pavel Shepan

Michael Rouse & Will Kenning www.geoff-short.wixsite.com/geoff Gerry

183

Richard Gorodecky www.gorodecky.com

Alexander Turpin www.facebook.com/shortfilmgenerationmars Geoff

LEASH

Kevin Rios www.vimeo.com/user10069518

Arthur Shelton www.arthurshelton.com Generation Mars

177

Miroslav Terzic www.ivansardi.com/proj/oh-du-lieber-augustin

Matthys Boshoff From the Stars

Last Meal

Wendy Pillonel

Bugsy Steel www.fightershort.com Flesh of My Flesh

180

Luis Germano

Jeremy Comte info@h264distribution.com Fighter

Just for Today

Harry Lighton

Pongkarnda “Kik” Udomprasert www.fadedmovie2018.com Fauve

178

Austin Simmons lastmealproduction@gmail.com

Nessa Wrafter www.earlydaysfilm.com Faded

In Wonderland

Jam Patel www.jampatel.com

Eryk Lenartowicz www.aftrs.edu.au Early Days

180

Christopher Haydon www.inwonderlandfilm.com

Reema Sengupta Dots

Icarus

Nicolas Boucart

Fadia Abboud Counterfeit Kunkoo

187

Lina Helvik

Dubravka Turic www.kinematograf.hr Concern for Welfare

How to Avoid Giving Birth to a Moose Hunter

Man of the Hour

186

Linda Ludwig & James Curle www.ravanburn.com/manofthehour 179

Mausoleum

190

Jamie Luke Milligan www.twitter.com/jamiemilligan

231


Mirette

187

Helen O’Hanlon Not Me

186

181

187

177

180

184

188

185

180

185

187

186

178

188

Emily Dynes www.emilydynes.com/st-elmo

232

Tiger Oak and Echo

TNT Boxerstory

Turning Tide

Us

Wachtkamer (Waiting Room)

WEEËN (labour)

What Remains of You

Kevin Dresse www.en.unifrance.org/movie/43729/what-remains-of-yo 178

Bob Findlay www.vimeo.com/thebob St. Elmo

Three Sacks Full of Hats

188

190

184

184

185

188

179

Nils Vleugels

Niels Bourgonje www.nielsbourgonje.com Sliding Away

186

Simone van Dusseldorp www.familyaffairfilms.nl

Steffen Geypens www.flandersimage.com Skogafoss

The Third King

Will Darbyshire

Jerry Carlsson info@jerrycarlsson.com Silent Campine

182

Andrew Muir www.turningtidefilm.com

James Morgan www.sevenshortfilm.com Shadow Animals

The Stroke

Mark Gerstorfer steven_swirko@yahoo.de

Kibwe Tavares SEVEN

189

Cy Kuckenbaker www.cysfilm.com

Melissa Farman Robot & Scarecrow

The Secret Nobody Knows

Debbie Anzalone www.threesacksfullofhats.webflow.io

Kato De Boeck Ready

190

Christoph Oliver Strunck www.neopol-film.de

Mareike Engelhardt festival@shortcuts.pro Provence

The Name of the Prime Minister

Morgane Polanski (Incognita Films/Rat Pac) ateofanova@incognita.fr

Takumi Kawakami www.vimeo.com/user16938743 Poke

188

Nick Ronan www.thesecretnobodyknowsfilm.com

Edward Watts www.edwardwattsfilms.com Paper Crane

The Invention

Alexander Thompson www.alexthedirector.com

Onyinye Egenti www.undividedpictures.com Oksijan

182

Leo McGuigan www.whatsnextfilms.com

Marianne Blicher marianne.blicher@mail.com Oh, Geno!

The Finish Line

Alice Cogin www.imdb.com/name/nm9184120

Paul Preston Odd Job Man

183

Nicole Goode

Ian Lyndon Now You Know

Supine

182

185


experimental 199

Something Said

22:22

The Amourous Indies

196

Charlotte Ginsborg www.charlotteginsborg.com Atomkraftwerk Zwentendorf

195

195

194

195

196

195

193

194

Kate Lefoe www.katelefoe.com

200

Camlo

200

Curing Albrecht | English National Ballet

199

Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright www.ballet.org.uk 196

Late Afternoon

200

Louise Bagnall 193

Leave a Print

198

Christina S. Nerland www.leaveaprintmovie.com 193

Like an Elephant in a China Shop

198

Louise Chevrier, Luka Fischer, Rodolphe Groshens, Marie Guillon, Estelle Martinez, Benoit Paillard, Lisa Rasasombat 196

Andrés Baron www.andres-baron.com Somersault Pike

196

David Moody

Charli Whatley www.charliwhat.com Printed Sunset

Winter

Alan Griswold

Frank Mosley www.frankmosley.com Period.

196

Belief

Pablo-Martín Córdoba www.pablomcordoba.com PARTHENON

Vertical Shapes in a Horizontal Landscape

FaMily Friendly 199

Diogo Baldaia www.portugalfilm.org Paris-Saint-Lazare Station, April 10, 2017, 12h03-12h07

193

194

Maryam Tafakory www.maryamtafakory.com Miragem Meus Putos (Mirage My Bros)

Vanitas

193

Vivian Ostrovsky www.vivianostrovsky.com I have Sinned a Rapturous Sin

195

Rachel Davies & Daniel Saul www.rachelanddaniel.co

Emilia Reid www.emiliareid.co.uk Hiatus

Until The Silence Comes

Mark Jenkin markjenkin.co.uk

Topher Campbell GirlGaze

194

Vinícius Cardoso www.vimeo.com/viniciuscardoso

Elinor Nechemya www.elinorigby.com/everlasting-mom FETISH

Traje de Luces (Suit of Lights)

Puleng Stewart & Jannous Aukema jaukema17@gmail.com

Maria Molina www.mariamolinapeiro.com Everlasting MOM

194

Francisca Duran

Tash Tung www.tashtung.com Digitial Trauma (And the Crystal Image)

The Hidden Injuries of Dreams

Giacomo Vagni www.accountablepictures.com

Jasmine Ellis Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera

195

Clément Cogitore

Hope Tucker Cargo

194

Jay Bernard www.philomelaschorus.com

Lynx & Birds

198

Francesco Mazza & Simone Giampaolo 193

made in france

198

Lamia Akhabbar, Robin CioffiI, Brice Duble, Stanislas Gruenais, Maxime Guerry, Alexia Portal | www.unifrance.org

233


Mirette

199

Helen O’Hanlon Playtime

198

200

199

199

198

#AREYOUTHERE

200

Montreuil Story

205

204

206

Samantha Schroeder www.twitter.com/samanthaofdc

234

206

Coxy Chiara Rodoni www.itscoxy.com 205

Name something blue

207

Not(e) for a Dreamer

204

One and Only

202

Fabrizio Azzellini & Kristine Ciematniece www.takafilm.com 207

Premier Acte – Hexagona

203

Agathe Riedinger www.agathe-riedinger.com 206

Proclamation Punctuation

206

Sewra G Kidane 205

red

203

Laia Gil www.laiagil.com 202

Rose Hendry www.cargocollective.com/rosehendry Fashion & Intellectual Property

204

Enrico Poli www.niccolomontanari.com

Emmanuel Adjei dual

202

Marissa Brown www.lonekingprojects.com

Román Reyes www.film.romanreyes.net DITA – Duality

202

Martina Margaux Cozzi www.martinamargaux.com

Michele Bizzi www.michelebizzi.com Diagonales

Le Papillon

207

Director: Leone Balduzzi www.vimeo.com/248111908 Casamorati

LA 129

202

Alex Browning www.alexbrowning.tv C 41 Magazine x adidas Originals PROPHERE

Kill Your Darlings

MDS Green Army

Stephanie Bollag www.stephaniebollag.com After Dark Inferno

205

Ramin Deravian www.ashtiani.co.uk

Shiouwen Hong www.shiouwenhong.com A Tale of Endurance: Celebration of the Imperfect

Integracion

Michele Bizzi

Simon P Biggs www.simonpbiggs.com

Fashion

204

Pascal Baillien www.baillien.tv

Kevin Hudson www.weedsshort.com Widdershins

I and my Shade of Blue

JJ Torres www.maria-magdalena.es

Mark C. Smith www.twoballoons.film Weeds

202

Barbara Ayozie Fu Safira

Patrick Daughters www.75.tv two balloons

I Am An Individual

Luis Barreto Carrillo & Amber Moelter www.noirtribe.com

Robert Hackett The Mini Factory – Petit Bateau

204

Boldizsár CR www.boldizsarcr.co.uk

Toby Leung www.ttleung2008.wixsite.com/playtime Special Delivery

Hackney (sit) Downs with Gem Refoufi

Sleep

206

Michael Cristian Greene www.msquareproductions.com 207

The Greatest Luxury

Kathryn Ferguson

204


The Journey

203

Shiouwen Hong & Elle Waldmann The Perfect One

203

206

No White God – Oscar Worldpeace

202

Occupy – Amberley Rae

207

Off the Map – Tulipomania

Cheryl Gelover & Tom Murray www.tulipomania.com

music video 177

Olé – Eskazed x Rabichow x Cooky Banger

Adorine – Lemesios

Scandal – Pablo Mengin Ft. Bashton

210

Savvas Stavrou www.lemesios.com 210

213

213

210

210

211

Craig Bush

Soteria – Mt. Wolf

Why Call the Police – J Fever

Younger – Bastien Keb

Thriller

211

A Doll Distorted

211

212

212

211

210

217 219

Niall Shukla www.niallshukla.com/the-doll 211

Alice Johnstone & Holly Lucas www.twitter.com/aljosto I’m Just A Robot – Gorillabot

Some Reason – Hazey Eyes

210

Yuval Haker www.cargocollective.com/yuvalhaker I’m a Man – Lindsay Hunter & Pissed Jeans

Sola – Machine Translations

Bailey Tom Bailey www.baileytombailey.com

Ian Pons Jewell www.withstandfilm.com I Am Sex – Alon Eder

212

Haonan Wang www.round2film.com

Sven D. & Philipp Primus Hear My Pain Heal – Sevdaliza

Shores – Sandscape

James Ayling www.orillo.com

Brandon Kapelow www.brandonkapelow.com Gasoline – Fortnite

210

Simon Dymond www.simondymond.com

Ruth Pickett www.ruthpickett.co.uk Dewhorn – tispur

212

Eric Georges & Almyre Suard www.eskazed.com

Jonathan Nix www.vimeo.com/240414150

Romain Chassaing www.solab.fr/solab-826 Dance to the rhythm

212

Kelly Joanne Jenkins www.kellyjoannejenkins.com

Oren Kanski Lavie Bop N Keep It Dippin’ – Dizzee Rascal

213

Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx www.filmfreeway.com/pablo.mengin.427

Sarah Wilson Thacker www.sarahwilsonthackerfilm.com Be Kind To Yourself – Willow Beats

210

June Hucko www.junehucko.com

Aksinja Bellone www.imdb.com/title/tt8586642

All You Need to Know – The Brevet

212

Taz Tron Delix

Román Reyes www.film.romanreyes.net Unplugged

Nite Bites – Faded Away

Clément Oberto

GERIKO www.compulsoryviewing.co.uk Tomboy

211

Taz Tron Delix www.compulsoryviewing.co.uk

Boldizsar CR The Salon – Juno Calypso x GERIKO

Lonely Souls – Strangelove ft Bellatrix

Be Uncertain

216

Jack Carrivick www.jackcarrivick.com 213

BOT

217

Daniel Hoffmann

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216

Kailey & Sam Spear www.twitter.com/kaileyspear | www.twitter.com/SamSSpear Deep Clean

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Albert Ventura www.pts.org.tw

236

That which lingered

219

The Blue Door

218

The Masseuse

219

The Riot Act

217

Oliver Riley-Smith www.facebook.com/RiotActFilm 218

Maria Alice Arida www.mariaarida.com Iphigenia’s Night

218

Ce Ding Tan

Naeem Mahmood www.trailblazerfilms.co.uk/in2ruders Instinct

Shapes Of Mine

Paul Taylor

Fran Casanova francasanovadirector@gmail.com In2ruders

217

Albin Glasell www.stellarvoid.com

Michael Podogil www.podogil.com/fucking-drama HAY ALGO EN LA OSCURIDAD (Something In The Darkness)

Peur bleue

Georgios Kapsanakis www.facebook.com/ShapesOfMine

Jonathan Benedict Behr www.jonathan-benedict.com FUCKING DRAMA

216

Lynn Tawile lynn_tawile@hotmail.com

Cyrus Neshvad www.cyrusneshvad.com Follower

OVUM

Luciano Blotta www.ovummovie.com

Alex Shin FILS

218

Blauwblome Koen www.thebreakfastclub.be

Matt Harlock Eve

jane dog

WALE

Barnaby Blackburn www.twitter.com/blackburnbarn 219

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