Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2020
November 3–30, 2020

Borderlands | Documentary | Dir. Simon Lane

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Aesthetica Film Festival finds a new home in an accessible online space for 2020 with digital and live streamed events. 2020 has had its challenges for the film and events industry but we have responded with a program that is rich, diverse and captivating, presenting our most expansive program to date with over 450 curated films from across the world and more than 100 live industry events, all available from the comfort of your home.

 

Miss Chazelles | Dir. Thomas Vernay

Hard To Know | Music Video | Dir. Alice Halstead

Allegory of The Jam Jar | Drama | Dir. Ruth Mellaerts & Boris Kuijpers

Lying Together | Dance | Dir. Corey Baker Warren

Film is transformative. It can take you to new places and teach you new things. The films in competition at this year’s Aesthetica Film Festival span a range of genres including animation, documentary, drama, dance, fashion and thriller. We are even doing 360 screenings by offering you the chance to get a Festival Pack, which will include a festival bag, printed program, lanyard and VR Cardboards.

 

Eleanor | Drama | Dir. Tobias Ross-Southall & Alex

Common Questions | Music Video | Dir. Jessica Batson

Whatever You Call It | Advertising | Dir. Moth Studio

All From Me | Music Video | Dir. Lin Chien Cheng

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in early November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

ASFF is a hotbed for talent discovery and a key annual event for emerging and established filmmakers to meet alongside industry professionals. British and international films are in competition in their category for an award, alongside the Best of Festival Award, Audience Award and Best Screenplay.

 

Somersault Pike | Official Selection, Experimental 1: Girl Gaze | Dir. Kate Lefoe

Under the Waterfall | Dance | Dir. Sebastion Caudron

La Mer | Fashion | Dir. Victor Claramunt

The Desert | Drama | Dir. Daphski

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.

 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020
November 3–30, 2020 / Aesthetica
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