9:05 AM 17th November 2017
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
Best Drama and Best of Fest: Wave, Benjamin Cleary
From 8-12 November, for the 7th year running, the Aesthetica team transformed York into a film-buff's paradise for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017.
18 venues across the city screened more than 300 short films created by visionary filmmakers from all over the world and invited the next generation of creatives to take advantage of a programme of masterclasses and networking sessions with industry professionals.
Not only is this a great opportunity for film-lovers to experience hundreds of innovative, groundbreaking short films, but each film is nominated for awards chosen by a panel of experts which, this year, included Adam Gee (Little Dot Studios), Gisli Snaer (London Film School) and Stephen Whelan (Pulse Films).
Best Music Video: Metaxas – Sirens, Savvas Stavrou
The standard this year was fantastic with personal favourites including the dark humoured Second to None by Vincent Gallagher, the insightful Being Ernest by Victoria Fistes, Lovebirds by Martin Garde Abildgaard which was incredibly clever and polished and the eye-opening Rated by John Fortson.
The official winners of the festival were:
Best Drama Award
Benjamin Cleary and TJ O'Grady
The Artists’ Film Award and The Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay
For Real Tho
Best Advertising Film Award
Best Fashion Film Award
The Sleeping Field
Best Experimental Film Award
The Happiest Barrack
Best Documentary Award
Best Music Video Award
Metaxas – Sirens
Best Dance Award
Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art
Best Animation Award
Best Comedy Award
Best Thriller Award
Ian Hunt Duffy
York Youth Award and the People's Choice Award
The Silent Child
Overall Festival Winners
Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton
Another year, another exciting, cutting-edge Aesthetica Short Film Festival showcasing the best in film and bringing thousands of people from across the world to see what the city of York has to offer.
For videos, news and information on next year's festival, visit the Aesthetica Short Film Festival Website.