Aesthetica Film Festival

Aesthetica 2019: A Portrait of Modern Britain

Comprising of 8 short films that encapsulate a multidimensional view of a country in a state of flux. Subjects such as culture, identity, racism and discrimination are explored through glimpses into a society with what at times feels like an uncertain future. I chose a…

Aesthetica Film Festival

Aesthetica 2019: Heartbreak

As the title suggests, this collection of shorts from the Aesthetica festival delivers more emotional heft than just laughs. These films, whilst extremely funny, also aim to have you shed a tear or two (or three in my case). Subjects such as loss, rejection and…

Aesthetica Film Festival

Aesthetica 2019: Who’s To Blame?

This Thriller category brings with it a cavalcade of quality that is staggering. I could wax lyrical about every one of the short films in this group. Toxic masculinity, the Me Too movement, discrimination and the occult are all topics within these fantastically assembled examples….

Aesthetica Film Festival

Aesthetica 2019: Hopeful Escape

The Hopeful Escape segment of Animation at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a strong group indeed. These examples all demonstrate the theme of escape and this subject can be clearly identified in each instance. There are a diverse range of genres represented within this…

Aesthetica Film Festival

Aesthetica 2019: Day One

Day 1 at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival and it is immediately apparent how well organised the event is. From the multiple locations, clearly mapped and scheduled to the extremely helpful staff always on hand if, like me, you may be stood around with a…