A hotbed for talent discovery and a key event for filmmakers to meet industry professionals, the festival celebrates independent film from around the world, supporting and championing filmmaking.
The festival program is curated and culturally rich. We believe that great filmmaking has the power to change lives. Films have gone on to win awards at BAFTA and the Oscars as well as other festivals such Sundance, SXSW amongst others.
Each year, ASFF attracts thousands of entries. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, ASFF showcases over 400 international films from emerging and established filmmakers in various venues across the city of York. The program also includes industry masterclasses, networking sessions and panel discussions.