Film Festival Forum


ASFF invites Film Festival organisers and programmers to join the 2019 Film Festival Forum.

The Festival Forum is a place for connecting film festival representatives with other organisations, as well as an international audience of filmmakers and potential submitters. The event provides a platform for festival organisers to extend their reach and promote their call for entries.

Last year’s representatives included: Edinburgh International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the European Independent Film Festival and many more.

Accreditation Film Festival Forum is completely free.


Film Festivals Networking Lunch

Friday 8 November 12.00 - 14.00
1331 Bar and Restaurant

The Festival Forum kicks off with our Film Festivals Networking Lunch at 1331. This is a great opportunity for festival organisers to meet up and discuss strategies, programming and potential collaborations, encouraging partnerships and an exchange in practices in an informal setting.


Meet the Film Festivals Marketplace

Friday 8 November 16:00 – 20:30
Belfrey Hall


Meet the film festivals provides a fantastic platform to promote a festivals activities, calls for entries and to speak with filmmakers and potential submitters. This event is perfect for broadening your your organisations network and to engage with programmers and coordinators from a range of exciting international festivals. Held in the beautiful and relaxed setting of Belfrey Hall, this is a great opportunity for building your festival profile, inspiring collaborations and reaching a new audience.


Join the Film Festival Forum

Every year we welcome an array of festivals from across world to get involved in our Meet The Film Festivals event as well as take part in our numerous networking opportunities and experience screenings of over 450 films in the beautiful heart of York.

Attending festivals representatives receive:

  • One full delegate pass per attending representative
  • A stand at our Meet The Film Festival event and entry to our networking lunch.
  • Logo placement in the ASFF programme (readership of 60,000).
  • Festival profile on the ASFF website.
  • Networking opportunities with industry guests, filmmakers and festival delegates.
  • Mentions on our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)

For interested festival organisers, please register your interest by sending an email to Andy Guy: andy@aestheticamagazine.com

Please note that places are limited and are assigned on a first come first serve basis.


Past Delegates

Terms and conditions:

Times and Venues

Event details, including speakers, times and venues are subject to change.

Collecting Tickets

Upon purchasing your Festival Pass and / or Event Tickets, you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt is not your pass or ticket, and must be exchanged for a pass or ticket at the Festival Hub at York Theatre Royal.

The Festival Hub will be open from 09:30 - 17:00, Wednesday 7 - Sunday 11 November 2018. Tickets cannot be collected before this time.

Entry to Venues

Seating at screenings is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is not reserved at screenings, and a Festival Pass or ticket does not guarantee you a seat at your chosen screening.

Festival staff will be present at all venues, and will be able to advise you on venue capacity and available seats when you arrive.

Restricted Screenings

Please note that the majority of screenings will be certificate 12A with some certificate 15.

A special Family Friendly programme will be screened throughout the Festival. Family Friendly screening 1 is suitable for young children, while Family Friendly 2 & 3 are suitable for children aged 8+. Please see the festival programme for Family Friendly screening times.

Student Tickets

Please note that in order to purchase a Student Ticket, you must have a valid student card as proof of ID. The student card must be valid during the festival and must be shown in order to collect your Festival Pass. Festival Passes with a student discount cannot be issued without a valid student card.

Refund Policy

For information regarding refunds and deliveries, view our Refund and Delivery Policy.