Official selection Aesthetica Short Film Festival (BAFTA recognized film festival)
for Human Installation I: Gender Obsolescence by Kyrahm and Julius Kaiser -
November 2016, York (UK)
KYRAHM AND JULIUS KAISER have been selected out of thousands of entries to screen HUMAN INSTALLATION I: GENDER OBSOLESCENCE at this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), a major UK and BAFTA Qualifying film festival now in its sixth year.
ASFF 2016, which takes place 3-6 November in York, UK, is a celebration of independent filmmaking. It screens 400 short films from across the world in genres spanning drama, animation, comedy, documentary, fashion, music video and more to audiences of filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans.
ASFF invites audiences to journey across the historic city of York and discover new places, transformed through cinema. There are film screenings, events, masterclasses and networking sessions taking place in 15 unique venues across the city centre.
Film screenings start at 10am and continue until late, so there are many opportunities for festival-goers to explore their favourite genre while trying something new. There are also Family Friendly Screenings, enabling adults to engage younger family members in independent cinema.
Cherie Federico, Festival Director, says: “We are thrilled with this year’s Official Selection, which offers a window onto cutting-edge filmmaking practice from around the world. The programme is bigger than ever for the festival’s sixth edition, and we’re delighted so many speakers from leading film organisations are attending to lead masterclasses, network with filmmakers and provide industry insight to audiences.”
Over 25 masterclasses will take place at ASFF 2016, exploring key topics such as directing, editing, camera operation, funding, acting, film criticism, artist’s film, sound design, music, fashion, branded content, production and more.
Speakers include Editor Celia Haining (Misfits, Peaky Blinders, Nightshift and feature films Desert Dancer and Slumdog Millionaire), and Film Critic Simran Hans (The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies). Organisations also leading masterclasses are BBC, Industrial Light & Magic, BAFTA winning animators The Brothers McLeod and Blinkink (Harvey Nichols, Channel 4, O2, John Lewis’s The Bear and the Hare) among others.
There will also be the popular Meet the Film Festivals marketplace, where filmmakers can network with programmers from leading UK and international film festivals and find out exactly what they are looking for. Meet the Filmmakers, sponsored by Creative England, also returns, creating a place for audiences to connect with those whose films are in the Official Selection.
Screening Passes range from Single Screening Tickets to One Day and Unlimited Four Day Passes, enabling the festival-goer unlimited access to all film screenings across the four-day event. Screening Passes also permit access to the ASFF 2016 Showcase Screenings, which are an opportunity for pass-holders to see works curated by organisations such as Creative England, Northern Film School, London College of Fashion, Northern Ireland Screen and many more.
Tickets for Masterclasses, Special Events and Networking Sessions are now available. These help filmmakers and film enthusiasts to explore today’s key issues, develop their career, enhance their skills and tune into current opportunities for practitioners working at any level.
Notes to Editors
1. ASFF 2016 takes place 3 – 6 November in York: @ASFFest #ASFF2016
2. Screening Passes and Tickets for Masterclasses, Events and Networking are now available: www.asff.co.uk/tickets
3. Films will be screened daily from 10am until approx. 10.30pm
4. There will also be Family Friendly Screenings and baby screenings
5. Screening Passes will also permit access to the Showcase Screenings
6. ASFF film genres include: advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller.
7. Each screening will last approx. 1 – 2 hours
8. All films are in competition for the following awards: Best of Category, People’s Choice, Festival Winner, Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay www.asff.co.uk/awards
9. The ASFF 2016 Jury includes film-world professionals whose expertise span directing, editing, music video production, journalism and film criticism and skills development. Jury members are: Clare Barwell, Head of Film, UCA Farnham and Chair of NAHEMI; Craig McNeil, Director of Creative Projects, Beggars Group; James Stevenson Bretton, Executive Producer, Blinkink; Karen Krizanovich, Journalist and writer; Kathryn Ferguson, Director; Katie Campbell, Skills Development Manager, BAFTA; Larra Anderson, Director, Northern Film School; Lisa Bryer, Producer; Lydia Beilby, Short Film Programmer, Edinburgh International Film Festival; Mark Herman, Director; Peter Hort, Course Director, Film and Television Production, University of Westminster; Rich Warren, Festival Director, Encounters Festival. www.asff.co.uk/asff2016/jury
10. Festival partners and supporters include: York St John University, BFI, City of York Council, York Science Park, University of Arts London, Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University, Grand Central, The Guild of Television Cameramen, Brandy Brown’s Cinema, York Museums Trust, Visit York, York Conferences, Riding Lights, Mosaic Events, According to McGee, New Visuality, Make it York, York Means Business: www.asff.co.uk/partners