Aesthetica Short Film Festival


This Year’s Festival


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Sentimental Youth

Sentimental Youth

Based on Massimo Gramellini’s novel, Sweet Dreams, Little One (2015), Marco Bellocchio’s film explores the lasting damage inflicted on its lead character when he loses his mother at a young age.

Doc/Fest: Intimate Narratives

Doc/Fest: Intimate Narratives

Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ Dina is shot in just this way, with arresting results. The film feels more like an indie drama, and yet it still manages to drive home the reality of the narrative.

EIFF: Landmark Anniversary

EIFF: Landmark Anniversary

For its 70th anniversary, the Edinburgh International Film Festival has lined up an exciting showcase of 151 features from 46 countries. Morrissey biopic England Is Mine premieres.

Animated Tales

Animated Tales

A household name in the animation world since 1960, The Annecy Festival returns with 230 films chosen for its Official Selection, all of which will be screened over the course of six days.

Metropolitan Presence

Metropolitan Presence

Stockholm, My Love, the first piece of fully fictional filmmaking from Mark Cousins, sees the acclaimed director venture into new realms without losing his signature taste for the unexplored.

Summer Screen

Summer Screen

This year’s Film4 Summer Screen turns its attention to climate change and superficial commodities from 10 August at Somerset House: The Square and Truth to Power will premiere.

Communist Politics

Communist Politics

The latest in a string of portraits of post-war Chile, Neruda charts the odyssey of the communist politician Pablo Neruda as he attempts to stay one step ahead of government hunters.

Nationwide Talent

Nationwide Talent

Playback Tour, in association with Random Acts, invites audiences nationwide to explore the work of emerging artist filmmakers in an interactive exhibition. It will be landing at ASFF in November.

Sundance: Inspiring Narratives

Sundance: Inspiring Narratives

The Sundance Film Festival: London returns to Picturehouse Central this weekend, running until 4 June; the festival presents 14 feature films direct from this year’s festival in Park City, Utah.

ASFF: Submission Deadline

ASFF: Submission Deadline

Today is your final chance to register your short film for the BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017, running from 8 to 12 November. Enter online by midnight GMT tonight.

Catalytic Elements

Catalytic Elements

Director and visual artist Daisy Dickinson’s experimental short, Man on the Hill, transcends the sound and visual of the drum, using nature’s most powerful forces as catalysts for destruction.

Cinematic Expertise

Cinematic Expertise

Our Masterclasses bring together industry leaders from across the film sector. As part of our 2017 Call for Entries, we reveal some of the sessions we have in store for attendees in November.

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