Date: 07 November 2013 - 10 November 2013

7 Norwegian Screenings at ASFF 2013

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a major international arts and culture event which takes place across the city of York from 7 to 10 November. ASFF will screen seven Norwergian shortfilms in this year's festival.

With 300 shortfilm screenings in 15 different historical venues in four days, the festival will again encircle the city of York in the start of November, spanning all genres including drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists’ film. Moving between medieval halls, ancient city walls, boutique cinemas, galleries and museums, the festival invites visitors to create their own unique viewing experience.

Alongside screenings, the festival will also present a range of masterclasses and workshops with industry representatives from among others BAFTA, Channel 4, Film4, Warp Films, Raindance and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

With 7 screenings from Norway, this year’s festival will celebrate the creativity of Norwegian artwork of shortfilms.


The Norwegian Screenings Programme:

Grandfather’s Boat (Bestefars Båt) - 2013, 11m
Sondre Sandbakken (Nordland Vocational College of Art and Film)
A young boy wants to cheer up his sick grandfather, so he sets out a journey to bring back the grandfather’s old wooden boat.
Saturday: Barley Hall 16.30-17.30 - Sunday: Barley Hall 10.15-11-15


Stick - 2012, 7m 20s
Ole Christoffer Haga
An abandoned dog encounters a friendly stranger on his day off work. Afraid of losing his new-found friend, he gets attached, literally, to this man.
Friday: St Williams College 2 1730:18:30 - Saturday: King’s Manor 1, 10:00-11:00 - Sunday: King’s Manor 1, 10:00-11:00 / According to McGee 15:15-16:15



Gerilja: Animals - 2013, 3 m 20s
Christian Holm-Glad (Bulldozer Film)
A music video for Norwegian alt-rock band Gerilja, Animals delves into a surreal world of strange figures, combining a glamorous get gritty aesthetic with a high-energy intensity.
Friday: According to McGee 13:00-14:00 / White Stuff 10:00-17:00 Looped - Saturday: King’s Manor 21:00-22:00 / White Stuff 10:00-17:00 Looped - Sunday: White Stuff 10:00-17:00 Looped



But Milk is Important - 2012, 10m 38s
Anna Mantzaris/Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen (Volda Univerity College)
A man with social anxiety disorder finds his routine life changed drastically when a naïve and clumsy creature appears and starts to follow him. Terrified, he tries to escape.
Friday: City Screen 16:00-17:00 - Saturday: City Screen 11:00-12:00 - Sunday: City Screen 16:00-17:00



Before Your Hurt Me - 2013, 19m 30s
Margarida Paiva
A film based on real interview footage with women who have been convicted of murder. The film approaches the implication of violence, and the shift from victim to aggressor.
Friday: Barley Hall 10:15-11:35 - Saturday: Barley Hall 13:30-14:50 - Sunday: Barley Hall 12:45-14:05



Chasing the World’s Largest Number - 2013, 22m
Christian Holm-Glad (Bulldozer Film)
Mathematician Jo Røislien takes us into the world of large numbers on a road trip though California. The film is an associative mix between mathematics and music video.
Friday: Micklegate Bar 14:45-16:00 - Saturday: Micklegate Bar 11:00-12:15 - Sunday: Micklegate Bar 12:45-14:00



Shower - 2012, 7m 38s
Christian K. Norvalls (Folkefiender)
A man who decides to take a shower after his workout is side-tracked by a noice he cannot identify. Seeking the source, he is left completely exposed.
Friday: King’s Manor 10:00-11.30 - Saturday King’s Manor 1 20:30-22:00 - Sunday King’s Manor 11:15-12.45


Find the complete programme here. Read more about the festival and buy tickets here.  


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