Second edition of short film festival, which runs Nov 8-11, to feature shorts from over 25 countries.

Glen Milner’s Return of the Sun [pictured], Guerrier brothers’ Revealing Diary and Miroslav Zamatov’s Zalet are among the shorts screening at the upcoming Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), which will run Nov 8-11 at venues across York, UK.

More than 200 films from over 25 countries will screen in 15 different venues, including the historic Mansion House and the 600-year-old Guildhall, at the second edition of the festival, which will also host a celebratory screening of a selection of shorts from British production company Warp Films which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

Other shorts screening include Calum Mcdiarmid’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival audience award winner ‘82 and Douglas Hart’s award-winning Long Distance Information.

As previously announced, this year’s edition will also host masterclasses from the likes of cinematographer Danny Cohen, BAFTA winning animators The McLeod Brothers and Barry Ryan, head of production at Warp Films. The festival will also host a panel entitled ‘The Trouble with Film Criticism’, led by Ginette Vincendeau, professor of film studies at King’s College London, and a talk from filmmaker Chris Jones, director of London Screenwriters’ Festival, about the best ways of getting a film made.

Partnered by Northern Rail, ASFF is sponsored this year by York St John University.

“We are very proud to be the main sponsor of the 2012 Aesthetica Short Film Festival,” commented Professor David Fleming, vice chancellor of York St John University. “Our students, especially those studying film and media, will certainly benefit from our involvement. And we are all looking forward to welcoming the many inspirational people from the film industry who will be visiting our campus to deliver talks and events.”

For more information, visit ASFF’s website.