Call for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 has launched its call for entries.

Deadline 31

As one of the largest and most dynamic short film festivals in the UK, it presents a fantastic opportunity for WIFT filmmakers to engage with an international audience. Working with leading organisations such as BAFTA, Film 4, Channel 4, Film London, Warp, Raindance, Sheffield Doc/Fest and more, it also provides a platform to interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today.

Last year's festival included films from 36 countries across the world, and they are really keen to engage with filmmakers in New Zealand.

In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include �750 for the Festival Winner, �250 for the People's Choice Winner, screenings at a number of other UK festivals and editorial coverage of the festival in Aesthetica Magazine and on the ASFF blog. The time limit is 30 minutes and categories for entry are: Advertising, Animation, Artists' Film, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. CLICK HERE to view last year's trailer.

ASFF 2014 will take place in 15 unique and iconic locations across the city of York, spanning its historic buildings and contemporary arts spaces, during the weekend of 6 - 9 November. In addition to four days of screenings, there will also be a variety of opportunities to engage with leading industry figures and fellow filmmakers throughout an exciting series of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions; last year's attendees included representatives from BAFTA, Film 4, Warp, Raindance, Film London, Beggars Group and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Entries close 31 May. For more information and to enter visit

Next Up...

Claudia Pond Eyley - film screening

Posted Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

Support WIFT member Claudia Pond Eyley's latest project, Helen, screening at this year's Documentary Film Festival on 24 May and 1 June in Auckland. Check the documentary film website for other screenings. See below for more infomation...

Helen is a documentary that explores the life and political story of former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. Interweaving period archive and intimate interviews with contemporary footage of Helen Clark at her job at the United Nations, Helen tells the inside story of the woman who broke the mould, in her own words and those of her family, friends, colleagues, critics and political opponents.

Her story takes us from a farm in the Waikato, to a flash job in New York. It's both an extraordinary story and a very Kiwi one.



How did a small town farm girl became one of the most powerful women in the world?

Directors Dan Salmon and Claudia Pond Eyley will be in attendance.