12 movies that showcase the amazing diversity of the York short film festival 2016

Abbey Lee stars in Snowbird by Sean Baker
2 Nov 2016 @ 7.13 pm
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Drama and documentaries, comedies and thrillers, fashion and music – they can all be found in York this weekend.

ASFF 2016

18 venues around York

Thu Nov 3 – Sun Nov 6 @ 9am-5pm

£5-£32

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The return of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival for its sixth year brings 400 mini-movies to 18 venues in the city centre.

Add in 25 masterclasses from key people in the film world and, new for 2016, Little Café at McGees as the place to be to discuss it all, and you have a movie buff’s paradise.

The choice is vast. So we’ve picked one film from each of the 12 categories to get you in the mood…

Thriller

Truck
Rob Curry’s high-octane thriller is set almost entirely in the back of a truck. The film introduces a range of characters and follows them whilst they attempt to flee the big city.

Thursday
Yorkshire Museum
14:30 – 16:00
Friday
City Screen (1)
12:30 – 14:00
Friday
Friargate Theatre
19:30 – 21:00
Sunday
City Screen (2)
14:45 – 16:15

Comedy

Fan Girl
A comedy about friendship, idols and Super Fandom. Kate Herron’s comedy Fan Girl sees a group of super fans break into the house of a faded 90s pop star.

Nominated for Best Comedy at this year’s festival.

Friday
City Screen (Screen 2)
13:30 – 15:00
Saturday
1331
19:15 – 20:45
Sunday
King’s Manor
14:45 – 16:15

Fashion

Snowbird
Sean Baker traces the journey of a young woman through an off-the-grid desert community, sharing her homemade cake with the residents along her route.

Friday
Friargate Theatre
12:00 – 13:00
Saturday
City Screen (Screen 3)
15:00 – 16:00
Sunday
King’s Manor
13:15 – 14:15

Music

Kill It 4 The Kids
Kill The Noise’s official video for his first single Kill It 4 The Kids premiered on Funny or Die and features “Tronald Dump” falling victim to his own design of corporate greed, control and mass consumerism.

Thursday
Reel Cinema
15:15-16:15
Friday
YSJU (Fountains)
10:15-11:15
Saturday
York Theatre Royal (Studio)
21:15-22:15

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Robo-Trumble
A film by John Wright, featuring ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. She dances with the Nikon/MRMC Studio Bot to demonstrate the level of creative control available with the camera.

Saturday
1331
10:00-10:15
Sunday
1331
10:00-10:15

Drama

Before The Bomb
A film by Tannaz Hazemi sees 10 year old Elsa take matters into her own hands when child protection services plans a visit that could separate her from her brother Morris.

Thursday
1331
10:00 – 11:30
Friday
1331
15:00 – 16:30
Saturday
King’s Manor
13:00 – 14:30

Animation

The Beach Boy
The Beach Boy is a tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers in ancient Vietnam. Written and directed by German Hannes Rall, professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Thursday
York Theatre Royal (Studio)
22:00 – 23:00
Friday
Reel Cinema
21:00 – 22:00
Saturday
YSJU (Fountains)
12:00 – 13:00

Documentary

Soul City
Monica Berra, Sherea Delsol and Gini Richards tell the story of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan Country, North Carolina in the 1970s.

Thursday
Yorkshire Museum
12:30 – 14:00
Friday
Yorkshire Museum
10:00 – 11:30
Saturday
Friargate Theatre
19:00 – 20:30

Family friendly

Mdudu Boy
Football is Mdudu Boy’s world. But he isn’t allowed to play with the big boys as he might get “stepped on.” Ella Smith’s story follows our hero as he grows in confidence and realises his potential.

Saturday
King’s Manor
10:00 – 11:00
Sunday
King’s Manor
11:45 – 12:45

Artists’ film

Wrecking Machine
This short by Robert Francis Muller explores the connection between self-doubt and self-destruction through an existential take on mental health. Bridging the gap between truth and fiction.

Friday
YSJU (Fountains)
19:15 – 20:15
Saturday
York Theatre Royal (Studio)
19:45 – 20:45

Dance

She/Her
By Sonja Wyss, a film looking at the balance of power and deep underlying emotions of a mother/daughter relationship: the uncertainties, manipulation, dependence and love.

Friday
1331
12:00 – 13:00
Saturday
YSJU (Fountains)
17:30 – 18:30

Experimental

1919
Kerrine Jenkins’ short film is based on the true story of an Australian soldier who returned from World War One with no identification and no memory of his identity.

Friday
NCEM
11:30 – 12:45
Saturday
St Peter’s School
18:30 – 19:45
Sunday
Yorkshire Museum
13:30 – 14:45