SFS: Aesthetica Short Film Festival On Tour

Shipley Film Society

Bringing great cinema to our little corner of Yorkshire
Aesthetica Short Film Festival Tour
Certificate: 15
Friday 6th September 2019, doors open 7.30pm
Admission: Pay as you feel
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Eight short films exploring contemporary social issues, inspiring life stories and heartwarming narratives across animation, drama, documentary and dance. 

The Short Film Festival Tour is a preview of the full festival, which includes films, workshops, panels and lots more. The ASF Festival runs from 6–10 November in venues across York. Click here to find out more.

A bar will be open serving wines, beers, soft drinks and cake.

Short Films running order
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Double Portrait | Ian Bruce
Winner of best animation at ASFF 2018, Double Portrait chronicles the life and love of Geraldine Peacock and her late husband Bob Gannicott. Originally commissioned to paint a portrait of Bob, artist and filmmaker Ian Bruce painstakingly painted each frame to create a truly beautiful, inspiring and moving love letter and memoir of an ill-fated relationship.
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Black Sheep | Ed Perkins
Black Sheep is a heart-breaking documentary exposing the face of modern-day racism in the UK. Following the murder of Damiola Taylor in 2000, Cornelius Walker and his family moved from London in search of a better life, only to be confronted by vicious and often violent attacks. This film was deserving of a triple win at ASFF 2018 as well as being nominated for and Oscar.
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Backstory | Joschka Laukeninks
An Aesthetica Short Film Festival favourite that opened the 2017 festival, Backstory chronicles the highs and lows of a single life from cradle to grave. Exploring themes of love, loss, family and identity, this is an expertly crafted film; a truly moving, sobering and at times, heart-breaking overview of one life that could represent personal human experiences that resonate with so many of us.
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Camlo | David Moody
Camlo is a young Roma boy living in Belfast. Despite being born there, Camlo is ostracised by a society that refuses to accept him based purely on cultural differences and ignorance. Winner of the York Youth Award, Camlois a truly sobering look at social and cultural divides that still exist in our modern society. Above all it’s a story of friendship, acceptance and hope for the future.
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Wale | Barnaby Blackburn
Winner of Best Thriller at the ASFF 2018, as well as receiving Oscar and BAFTA Nominations, Wale is a spiralling modern classic. When a former young offender looking for a new life starts up his own enterprise as a mechanic he is given a a chance by a stranger with sinister intentions. Barnaby Blackburn bluntly tackles the subject of modern day racism, discrimination and scapegoating.
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Venus | Faye Carr-Wilson
Faye Carr Wilson’s Venus is an intimate, personal story about disability, empowerment and individuality. In this lovingly crafted documentary, we follow drag performer Venus Dimilo, exploring the art for as a means for creative expression and freedom. An uplifting and inspiring human story, Venus was the winner of ASFF’s inaugural BFI Film Hub North Award at the 2018 festival.
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Wave | Benjamin Cleary & TJ Peyton
Winner of ASFF’s Best of Fest Award and Best Drama, Wave is a humorous yet heartfelt exploration of communication, human connection and loneliness. Directed by Oscar Winner, Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton, Wave is the story of Gaspar Rubicon, who wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language leaving him isolated by his inability to communicate.
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Wayward Wind | M. Thomas & S. Delahoyde
An opening night favourite at ASFF 2018, The Wayward Wind is a humorous twist on the ‘rambling man’. Told through clever choreography, The Wayward Wind features the beautiful, expansive backdrop of a typical Mid-Western Farm. Colourful and charming, this carefully and lovingly crafted film is an uplifting and inspiring work of cinema and is a visual treat.

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