Love film? The BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival is teaming up with York Theatre Royal to present a season of films for York residents.
Over the course of 12 weeks, and eight film nights, the theatre will screen a selection of award-winning documentaries, comedies, animations, thrillers, dramas and family friendly films.
These works, part of the Season of Film, chime in with both local and national events, including Earth Day and York Pride, as well as some of the productions on show at the Theatre.
Season of Film focuses on bold, new storytelling. The screenings explore some of today’s most pressing topics, whilst presenting exciting filmmaking talent from across the globe. There’s truly something for everyone across these diverse screenings, which cater to a range of ages and interests. The eight screenings comprise the following:
Friday 22 April, 19:15
To coincide with Earth Day, this selection of six films considers the climate crisis, with real-life stories from Australia, Spain, Germany and the UK.
Friday 29 April, 19:15
Join us for a laugh. These screenings are sure to surprise and connect viewers through the everyday turned absurd.
Saturday 30 April, 14:15
This collection of films introduces children to the wonderful world of animation, from stop-motion to hand-illustrated fairytales. Suitable for all ages.
Saturday 7 May, 19:15
This programme offers a range of perspectives on key life events: from both and death to desire and morality.
Saturday 27 May, 19:15
Our relationship with technology gets more complicated every day. These films consider the age of the selfie and Artificial Intelligence.
Friday 17 June, 19:15
Taking place the day before York Pride, this screening asks questions about how love can be found in the most unexpected places. These are not your typical LGBTQ+ films.
Friday 24 June, 19:15
These nine short films, each under 15 minutes, are a celebration of Black cinema from around the world.
Friday 8 July, 19:15
All seven of these films have either been nominated for, or won, a BAFTA or Oscar. Here is your chance to witness the best in new filmmaking.
Here is your chance to see works that you can only find as part of this Season of Film. Ignite your imagination!
Book your place for one of the 8 film nights, which can be found through the online programme.
For further information and to book tickets visit www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/aesthetica