Aesthetica Film Festival 2016, York

Aesthetica Short Film Festival is growing in strength and York noticably comes alive with creative visitors. I start each morning with a strong coffee then wrap up warm ready to explore the city and see a HUGE variety of the best short films. I’m not sure if it is physically possible to see everything but I try to pack them in. Below are some of my favourite ones, as always I’m drawn to documentary, comedy, drama and a bit of animation. It’s nice to keep a list and revisit ASFF blog posts to remind myself of some brilliant films.

The Wisdom of Pessimism

Claudio Salas, UK


Ross Gillespie (Pretend Lovers), UK

Off the grid

Soul Rebel Films, UK


Glen Milner, UK

Bacon and God’s Wrath

Sol Friedman (Artbeast), Canada

Out of the Shallow End

Laurie Russman (Cinemana 19), USA

More than God (trailer)

Kev Cahill (EvilOlive Ltd), Ireland

Vuil Wasgoed (trailer)

Bennie Fourie (Ideacandy), South Africa

The Lasting Persimmon (trailer)

Kei Chikaura (Creatps Inc), Japan

Cold Call

Nuno Dias (It Only Dialogue), UK

Fata Morgana (trailer)

Amelie Wen (American Film Institute), USA/China

Edith (trailer)

Christian Cooke (Mini Productions and Mint Productions), UK

A New Civilization (trailer)

Williams Naranjo, USA

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