Mew Lab at Aesthetica Film Festival


Mew Lab are to screen two short films at the Bafta Qualifying “Aesthetica short film festival”.  Both Mew Lab Directors will have a film in this years festival. Director Kim Noce’s film “Nest of Stone” will be screening in the same program as Local Yorkshire born film Director Shaun Clark’s, “Lady and the tooth”. This will be the first time “Lady and the tooth” has screened so close to where Shaun studied and lived in Beverley, Yorkshire. Mew Lab are very proud to have both films in such a wonderful festival. Please check out the trailer here:

ASFF 2014 Trailer from Aesthetica Magazine on Vimeo.

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This year’s festival will take place in 15 iconic venues across the historic city of York from 6 – 9 November. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, ASFF is the only UK short film festival to transform an entire city centre into pop-up cinema. Moving between medieval halls, galleries, museums and cinemas, audiences are invited to create their own unique viewing experience.

ASFF is the place to discover and fall in love with independent cinema, presenting new cinematic voices in a dynamic programme of exciting genres and filmic styles, spanning advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller. Choose your path through the city centre, venturing down York’s historic cobbled streets and snickleways, and inside the city’s most treasured and iconic buildings, to uncover unforgettable works from all corners of the world.

The new strands for 2014: fashion and advertising offer unprecedented opportunities to experience today’s top creative campaigns from premium brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Swarovski, Louis Vuitton, Trager Delaney, Topshop, River Island, Karen Millen, Triwa watches and Hub Footwear. Sponsored by London College of Fashion, the fashion strand establishes a place for serious discussion about fashion film – its responsibility to society and impact upon visual culture – and also provides a rare chance to see sensational fashion content, featuring stars such as model and actor Lily Cole in Lorna Tucker’s Red Shoes, inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution.


Across the four days, audiences can expect to see great performances from some of the UK’s best-loved film and TV stars, including BAFTA nominated Maxine Peake (Ruth Platt, The Heart Fails Without Warning) and The Bourne Ultimatum actor Mark Bazeley (Dan Clifton, Patient 39); while the inimitable voice of Richard Wilson, OBE, narrates Alex Horsfall’s comedy Making Ends Meat, and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings film trilogy) is the voice of Graeme Robertson’s drama Manny Gets Censored. Mark Davenport’s comedy Tea Time in Haworth features favourite TV personality Anne Reid MBE, while Keeping Up With The Joneses, directed by Michael Pearce stars Adeel Akhtar, known for The Dictator, Four Lions and Traitor and Geoff Bell who plays Sergeant Sam Perkins in War Horse.


Feel inspired and learn more about the power of film by joining masterclasses with industry leaders from BAFTA, Channel 4, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Ridley Scott Associates, Double Negative and many more, plus daily networking sessions and a new Meet the Film Festivals event. Within the beautiful orangery at Middletons Hotel, visitors are invited to engage with programmers behind the world’s most acclaimed film festivals. There are also evening events and an awards ceremony, special programmes from Yorkshire Film Archive in the afternoon of Remembrance Sunday and Creative England iShorts as well as our guest countries: Iraq, Japan and Lebanon.


Cherie Federico, Festival Director, comments on this year’s edition: “ASFF offers a unique blend of historic buildings with contemporary world cinema, appealing to everyone including a younger audience with our specially curated family friendly programme. Through industry activities and an awards line-up, the festival promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers while positioning York as one of the UK’s leading creative cities.”