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Friday 26 November 2010

Announcing the Aesthetica Shorts 2011 DVD Release

The December/January issue of Aesthetica is out next week, on the 1st December and we’ve got a fantastic treat in store for you! The winter issue includes a FREE DVD of short films!

The Aesthetica Shorts 2011 DVD showcases the 13 selected finalists from the Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2010 and is a fantastic insight into short film today. We received almost 1000 entries for the competition, from over 30 countries worldwide and, whilst many of the entries were exceptional, these films were selected for the quality of their cinematography, their scope and ambition, creative vision and the skill of their storytelling.

Each film is very different from the others but they are united in their quality and the programme is a true celebration of international short film and creative talent. We hope you enjoy watching them!

The winning film is Unearthing the Pen from British director, Carol Salter. This film poignantly tells the story of a young Ugandan boy’s desperate desire for an education in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds: forty years ago, tribal elders buried a pen, placing a curse on the written word. The film is beautifully shot and Carol is a talented director, working as a one-woman team to document highly personal stories from around the world. For information on her current projects visit www.rocksaltfilms.com.

The other films on the DVD are listed below:

The Shadow Effect (USA) – the Varava Brothers
Exhale (UK) – Remi Weekes
The Laundromat (Australia) – Timothy Melville
Un Certain Dimanche (France) – Tatiana Margaux Bonhomme
Missed (UK) – Guy Ducker
Mother (UK) - Shaun Hughes
Foto (UK) – Tom Canning
Kärlaeksbarn (Sweden) РDaniel Wirtberg
Her Mother’s Daughters (Ireland) – Oonagh Kearney
Hazed (Canada) – Matt Hammill
I Want to Spend the Rest of my Life with You (Spain) – Manuela Moreno
Losers: Flush (UK) – Tom Werber

Issue 38 will be available from the 1st December on our website and at WH Smiths, galleries and select stockists around the world. Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/stockists to find your nearest stockist.

The Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2011 is now open for entries. For more information and to submit your film please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/shortfilm.

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