Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 – The Winners

The vibrancy of the film going community was a welcomed addition to the City of York this past week as Aesthetica Magazine’s prestigious Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) returned to the ancient city for 5 days of short films from across the globe, presenting a total of 300 films in 18 venues as well as a series of masterclasses, showcases and community events. The festival concluded this past Sunday 12th November 2017 with the official awards ceremony, where a panel of 12 established film scholars and professionals presented filmmakers with the Best of Festival award, Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay, The People’s Choice award, the York Youth Award and the Best of Category for each of the festival’s 12 categories.

Here is a full list of the official 2017 Aesthetica Short Film Festival winners:

Best of Festival Winner: Wave

wave movie 2017 short film

Director: Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton
Country: Ireland
Release: 2017

Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay: For Real Tho

For Real Tho Short Film France

Screenwriter: Baptist Penetticobra
Director: Baptist Penetticobra
Country: France
Release: 2016

People’s Choice Award: The Silent Child

Director: Chris Overton
Country: UK
Release: 2017

York Youth Award (as voted by children who viewed screenings at local schools): The Silent Child

Director: Chris Overton
Country: UK
Release: 2017

Best of Category – Drama: Wave

Director: Benjamin Cleary
Country: Ireland
Release: 2016

Best of Category – Thriller: Gridlock

Gridlock Short Film 2015 Ian Hunt Duffy

Director: Ian Hunt Duffy
Country: Ireland
Release: 2015

Best of Category – Music Video: Metaxas – “Sirens”

"Sirens" music video for Metaxas by Savvas Stavrou

Director: Savvas Stavrou
Country: UK
Release: 2017

Best of Category – Fashion: The Sleeping Field

The Sleeping Field Fashion Short Film That Jam

Director: That Jam
Country: UK
Release: 2016

Best of Category – Experimental: The Happiest Barrack

The Happiest Barrack Short Film 2017 Noemi Varga

Director: Noémi Varga
Country: Hungary
Release: 2017

Best of Category – Documentary: Homeland

Homeland Documentary Short Film Sam Peeters

Director: Sam Peeters
Country: Belgium
Release: 2016

Best of Category – Dance: Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art

Lil Buck With Icons of Modern Art Dance Short FIlm Andrew Margetson

Director: Andrew Margetson
Country: UK
Release: 2016

Best of Category – Comedy: Fucking Bunnies

Fucking Bunnies Meeku Niukkanen 2017 Short Film Comedy

Director: Teemu Niukkanen
Country: Finland
Release: 2017

Best of Category – Artists’ Film: For Real Tho

Director: Baptist Penetticobra
Country: France
Release: 2016

Best of Category – Animation: Johnno’s Dead

Johnno's Dead Short Film Animation 2016

Director: Chris Shepherd
Country: UK
Release: 2016

Best of Category – Advertising: We Believe In the Power of Love (Advertising Nike)

We Believe in the Power of Love Nike Advert Luca Finotti

Director: Luca Finotti
Country: Italy
Release: 2017

Stay tuned with The Film Magazine (bookmark us) for our Top Picks of the Festival, a number of interviews with filmmakers including Best Music Video winner Savvas Stavrou, and more coverage of Aesthetica Film Festival across the week.

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