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York St John hosts 6th Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Published: 03 November 2016

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ASFF 2016

The BAFTA qualifying festival brought together filmmakers, audiences, and industry professionals in celebration of independent film and gave film-lovers of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to gain a memorable and unique insight into the world of film.

The four day festival took place at 18 venues across York, turning historic buildings and contemporary structures into film hotspots showcasing the talent of today and of the future.

As a long-standing partner of ASFF, York St John University hosted a number of screenings, master classes and workshops giving visitors the chance to see award-winning editors, producers, designers and industry experts at locations across its Lord Mayor’s Walk campus.

ASFF director Cherie Frederico, a valued member of York St John University’s alumni says:

“The festival offered something for everyone to enjoy with such an array of filmic styles across the 400 shorts in the programme. I was particularly excited about this year’s festival because there were so many new events taking place, such as the Showcase Screenings exhibiting fresh talent, the festivals Marketplace uniting filmmakers with programmers and the Screen Agency networking opportunity.”

Media production students at York St John University joined festival-goers in being inspired by the diverse programme of events on offer for 2016.  

The sixth edition of the festival ran from Thursday 3 November until Sunday 6 November 2016 and presented the largest programme to date with 400 films short film in genres such as drama, animation, documentary, fashion, experimental, comedy, thriller and music video, showcasing filmmaking talent from a total of 40 countries worldwide.

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