ASFF Announces its Artist Film Programme for 2012

This year’s ASFF will exhibit the festival’s strong links with the world of contemporary art, showcasing an enticing and varied line-up of Artists Films and related masterclasses to new audiences.

ASFF Interview: Leanne Welham, Nocturn

Featuring in part of the Drama stream at ASFF Leanne Welham’s film Nocturn is a piece about insomnia and suburbia. From 9-11 November Nocturn will appear in multiple venues across York.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Opening in Less Than a Month

There is now less than one month to go until the opening of ASFF. The festival will present a sparkling selection of screenings, premieres and masterclasses in venues across the city of York, UK.

ASFF Interview: David Fairhead, Long Journey Home

With ASFF opening in just over one month, Aesthetica takes the time to interview filmmakers screening films at the festival this year. David Fairhead is the man behind The Long Journey Home.

Alpha-Ville Screening and Alpha-Ville Live, London

Alpha-Ville 2012 is opening this weekend. Presenting to their guests both Alpha-Ville Live and Alpha-Ville Screening, this London based organisation is dedicated to the promotion of digital culture.

Encounters Short Film Festival Review, Bristol

Encounters returns with an even wider and more diverse spectrum of fascinating films, negotiating subjects ranging from the claustrophobia of captivity to the accidental beauty of the workplace.

Moving Image Art Fair, London

Moving Image will be returning to the Bargehouse in London’s South Bank this October. The art fair, this year partnering with Aesthetica, will be showcasing 35 single-channel videos and installations.

The 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays nurtures theatrical talent by putting a select group of young theatre-makers together to create vibrant new work that challenges their creativity.

Animated Encounters, Film Festival Review, Bristol

Animated Encounters 2012, Bristol, has once again provided a welcome platform from which to fully appreciate the electrifying potential of animation. The festival ran from 18 until 23 September.

Interview: Artistic Director of SACRED: Francis Alexander, Chelsea Theatre, London

SACRED, Chelsea Theatre’s exploration of live art and contemporary performance launches in October for an exciting new season. SACRED will run throughout the year until July 2013.

The Nour Festival of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African Arts and Culture, London

The Nour Festival will be celebrating contemporary arts and culture from across the Middle East and North Africa, from 1 October. It will be a borough-wide event based in Kensington and Chelsea.

Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Unexpected Guest

Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Unexpected Guest, is opens tomorrow, 15 September and will run until 25 November. Curated by Sally Tallant, it is the largest contemporary festival in the UK.

Lindsay Seers: Nowhere Less Now, London

Conceived specially for an arresting 19th century corrugated iron chapel in Kilburn, known as The Tin Tabernacle, Nowhere Less Now is British artist Lindsay Seers’ ambitious new installation.

Alice Anderson: From Dance To Sculpture, Riflemaker, Frieze Art Fair

Alice Anderson returns to Riflemaker after two years for a special Frieze show: From Dance to Sculpture, a geometric room installation that will transform the entire space into a labyrinth of metal rods.

Festival Materiais Diversos 2012: Portugal In Brazil, Brazil In Portugal

IFestival Materiais Diversos makes its first stopover in Brazil. 13 Portuguese artists and nine Brazilian artists bring body, movement, dramaturgy and music to Alcanena, Minde and Torres Novas.

Aesthetica Art Prize: One Week Left

Over the past five years, Aesthetica has consistently supported and championed artists working in all mediums. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories. Entries close 31 August.

Benedict Andrews’ New Production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters

From 8th September to 13th October, the Young Vic presents Benedict Andrews’ new production of Chekhov’s masterpiece of disaster, deception, self-sacrifice and heartbreak Three Sisters.

London Is The Place For Me, Tricycle Theatre, London

To celebrate 50 years of political independence for Trinidad and Tobago, literature producer Melanie Abrahams and composer Dominique Le Gendre have teamed up to stage a free festival.

Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT at Serpentine Gallery, London

John Lennon once described Yoko Ono as “the worlds most famous unknown artist”. 40 years later, her work is undoubtedly more familiar to the world but for some there still remains an air of detachment.

Edinburgh Art Festival Picks

The ninth Edinburgh Art Festival launches today with major exhibitions by leading international artists. Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival dedicated to visual art.