Dame Judi and Maxine Peake to lead masterclasses at York film festival

Join Dame Judi Dench for a retrospective look at her unforgettable career.
22 Oct 2020 @ 7.57 am
| Entertainment

Two of Britain’s greats of stage and screen are sharing their stories and knowledge of the industry at York’s acclaimed short film festival this year.

Dame Judi Dench and Maxine Peake are taking part in masterclasses during the 10th anniversary Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

They join the line-up of over 50 masterclasses that are taking place virtually from 3-30 November.

These cover a range of insights in the film industry from experts in cinematography, animation, screenwriting, casting, producing and much more.

Also, several masterclasses feature celebrated actors and filmmakers in conversation including Russel Tovey, Chinonye Chukwu, Andrea Arnold – and now Maxine Peake and Dame Judi Dench.

Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake is a versatile BAFTA and BIFA-nominated actor who has triumphed the stage and screen with credits such as Hamlet, Dinnerladies, The Theory of Everything, and Shameless.

She will be in conversation with Birds Eye View’s Mia Bays to discuss her inspirations and authorial voice.

ASFF Masterclass – Maxine Peake: A Diverse and Expansive Career

ASFF Masterclass – Maxine Peake: A Diverse and Expansive Career
Wed, November 4 @ 2.00 pm
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Dame Judi Dench

To help bring the 10th Anniversary edition of the festival to a close is acting superstar and national treasure Dame Judi Dench.

The Oscar and BAFTA award winning actor and icon of stage and screen has innumerable many credits include the James Bond series, Shakespeare in Love, Philomena, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Join Dame Judi as she takes a retrospective look at a lifetime of unforgettable portrayals.

ASFF Masterclass – Dame Judi Dench: An Icon of Cinema

ASFF Masterclass – Dame Judi Dench: An Icon of Cinema
Sun, November 8 @ 4.00 pm
Virtual event - see weblink

Masterclasses are included as part of Aesthetica’s full access passes. For more information about how to watch and take part in masterclasses and live events, and for a full programme of events please visit the Aesthetica Short Film Festival website.

Browse through our events listings for ASFF 2020 here, and take a look at our highlights post for a guide to unmissable events for this years festival.