Enter Aesthetica and showcase your wonderful work

Posted Wednesday 20 Mar 2019

Calling all emerging and established filmmakers who are committed to pushing filmmaking boundaries forward - that's definitely you dear members! Here's a wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. The BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) celebrates innovation and excellence in filmmaking, and is calling for emerging and established practitioners to enter the 2019 event. Filmmakers can submit Short Films, Feature Films or VR and 360 works for consideration. ASFF also accepts works across multiple genres including: Advertising, Animation, Artists' Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.

Prizes Include:
�1,000 awarded to the Festival Winner
Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay (�1,000)
Screenings at a BAFTA-Qualifying festival
Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 400,000)

Entries close 31 May, 2019.



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Catch Wifter surfing doco while you can

Posted Wednesday 20 Mar 2019

This surfing doco is not just about chasing barrels, but about people's connection to the ocean. Support a fellow Wifter and go along to see Emocean, edited (from off-line to online) by Wellington-based freelancer Trinity Ludlow-Hudson, and directed by Australia's Tony Harrington. The documentary has featured in 15 international surf and film festivals around the world, and recently sold out in New Zealand for the Aotearoa Surf Festival.

Director and filmmaker Harrington is quoted as saying, "The stories in the film are mainly about how time in the water makes people feel. It's also about respect for the marine environment and its creatures and why as surfers we are drawn to this mystical, powerful and special place on our planet that is our oceans."A cut down version is currently touring with the World Ocean Tour, with screenings in all major cities starting from 4 April.


IMAGE/ a still from Emocean