Films about Place

Watch 5 short films from the Aesthetica Shorts Film Festival Archives. From expansive Norwegian landscapes to contemporary art museums, these shorts examine our relationships with places – revealing how they come to shape our sense of self. 

My Turtle Dove, dir. Ralph Briscoe & Jay Stephen

A film celebrating diversity in modern day Britain. My Turtle Dove is a love letter to acceptance, presenting a sociopolitical experimentation of contemporary tolerance.

InsHolz, dir. Thomas Horat & Corina Schwingruber

Snow, sweat, testosterone and the sound of chainsaws. Every four years, wood is cut on a steep mountain high above Lake Ägeri and prepared for log rafting.

Borderlands, dir. Simon Lane

Mother Nature leaves a chilling message for her inhabitants in this visual poem traversing the Norwegian and Russian border towns of Kirkenes and Nikel. A study of urbanity and nature.

Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art, dir. Andrew Margetson

Wearing a pair of Air Jordans, Lil Buck takes us on a jookin’ tour of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, gliding through the light-filled halls of the Frank Gehry-designed building.

Little Pyongyang,dir. Roxy Rezvany

Joong-wha Choi, a former soldier in the DPRK, lives in a London suburb. Despite enjoying new found comforts of British life, he struggles to forget a land that betrayed him.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival is open for entries until 31 May. Find out more and submit here.