The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), one of the largest and most exciting short film festivals in the UK, makes its final call for submissions.
An established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, ASFF is an annual celebration of short films from across the world. ASFF 2014 hosts a strand dedicated to fashion films, which recognises the artistic output from the industry. Fashion filmmakers are invited to submit works that showcase recent collections, engage with industry issues and experiment with different approaches to moving image-making.
Working with leading organisations in the fashion and film industries, including London College of Fashion, BAFTA, Film 4, Warp, Film London, Channel 4, Raindance and Sheffield Doc/Fest, last year they showcased a fashion film from acclaimed filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson and Selfridges. Fashion film Four-Tell (2013), represented inspirational female role models starring Zaha Hadid, Sharmadean Reid, Caryn Franklin and Bella Freud, and promoted Selfridges' new bespoke branch. Also part of last year's selection was Meghna Gupta's Unravel (2012), which introduces audiences to the life cycle of unwanted textile products.
ASFF 2014 will take place in 15 unique and iconic locations across the historic city of York, including medieval halls and boutique cinemas, during the weekend of 6 - 9 November 2014. Films selected for the festival qualify for cash prizes and awards nominations for Best of Fest, People's Choice and Category Awards; inclusion on a Top Picks online compilation; screenings at a number of other UK festivals; editorial in Aesthetica Magazine, and editorial on the Aesthetica and ASFF blogs. Visit www.asff.co.uk for more information and to register your entry today. Entry is £15 and the deadline to submit your work is 2 June 2014.
Watch ASFF 2013's Official Trailer here