Mayya Saliba has been selected out of thousands of entries to screen - SUSTAINABILITY AND OTHER STORIES - at this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), a major UK and BAFTA Qualifying film festival now in its sixth year.
ASFF 2016, which took place 3-6 November in York, UK, is a celebration of independent filmmaking. It screens 400 short films from across the world in genres spanning drama, animation, comedy, documentary, fashion, music video and more to audiences of filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans.
ASFF invites audiences to journey across the historic city of York and discover new places, transformed through cinema. There are film screenings, events, masterclasses and networking sessions taking place in 15 unique venues across the city centre.
Cherie Federico, Festival Director, says: “We are thrilled with this year’s Official Selection, which offers a window onto cutting-edge filmmaking practice from around the world. The programme is bigger than ever for the festival’s sixth edition, and we’re delighted so many speakers from leading film organisations are attending to lead masterclasses, network with filmmakers and provide industry insight to audiences.”
Over 25 masterclasses took place at ASFF 2016, exploring key topics such as directing, editing, camera operation, funding, acting, film criticism, artist’s film, sound design, music, fashion, branded content, production and more.
Speakers included Editor Celia Haining (Misfits, Peaky Blinders, Nightshift and feature films Desert Dancer and Slumdog Millionaire), and Film Critic Simran Hans (The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies). Organisations also leading masterclasses are BBC, Industrial Light & Magic, BAFTA winning animators The Brothers McLeod and Blinkink (Harvey Nichols, Channel 4, O2, John Lewis’s The Bear and the Hare) among others.
Included was the popular Meet the Film Festivals marketplace, where filmmakers can network with programmers from leading UK and international film festivals and find out exactly what they are looking for. Meet the Filmmakers, sponsored by Creative England creates a place for audiences to connect with those whose films are in the Official Selection.
DESIGN: Mayya Saliba
SPONSORS: Cocccon, Lauffenmühle, Climatex, Zignone
MODELS: Sayo Shiba, Sarah Seini, Amélie Zweyer
MAKE UP: Angélique Waltenberg
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Kaspar Köpke
CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND POST PRODUCTION: Mayya Saliba
SONG: Stereo Total – Baby revolution