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Year 8 Attend Aesthetica Short Film Festival


Year 8 pupils attended the annual Aesthetica Short Film Festival that was held across a variety of cultural locations in York City Centre last week. 

The girls headed to York Theatre Royal on Thursday for a family-friendly screening. The screening featured a series of five short films, each with a different key message.

“I liked the first film, it was about a boy who could sing like Frank Sinatra. It’s message was not to worry what other people think of you.” – Alexia 

The York-derived film festival this year promoted 300 different films, across 15 venues and spanned over 6 days. It aims to celebrate independent film and raise the profile of emerging talents in moving imagery and digital culture from around the world. Aesthetica Short Film Festival is one of the UK’s largest, most well-respected film events and is BAFTA-Qualifying.

Accompanying the girls on the outing was English teacher, Mr Dawson who was keen to praise the efforts of Aesthetica in celebrating masterful storytelling, and providing inspiration to young creatives, he added, “It’s always interesting to see what new and thought-provoking films Aesthetica has to offer. The standard is extremely high, with many films going on to be screened at international festivals such as Cannes and Sundance. It is lovely to see the girls being inspired by excellent storytelling” 

The festival concluded with an award ceremony celebrating the participation of many creative individuals in the independent film industry. The overall winning title for ‘Best of the Festival’ was ‘Until the Tide Creeps In’. A dramatic story that imagined a potential catastrophe, bringing to life an islander’s vision of disaster on Canvey Island, Essex. 

Virtual passes for the event can be purchased up until 30th November: 


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