The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.
The festival is a BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts – recognized short film festival.
The Plague, 2017. Directed by Federico Torrado
Bleu Reine, 2016. Directed by Akim Laouar Aronsen
Transitions, 2017 / Directed by Aurèle Ferrier
Irregulars, Directed by Fabio Palmieri
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 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.
Trailblazers, 2016. Directed by Tim Hahne
The Dose, Directed by Lorenzo Cisi
Detour, 2017. Directed by Anna Radchenko
Gravity’s Law, 2016. Directed by Matt McDermott
The festival programme 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 other.
Mrs McCutcheon, 2017. Directed by John Sheedy
Litterbugs, Directed by Peter Stanley-Ward
Breaking Rules, Directed by Victor Claramunt
Pushing Night Away, 2016. Directed by Jade Aksnes
Each year, the festival 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 programme also includes industry masterclasses, networking sessions and panel discussions.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
November 8–12, 2017
For more information, please visit asff.co.uk