Networking Opportunities at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival offers visitors the chance to interact with film aficionados and experts alike. Every year, we are expanding our programme with the aim of enhancing industry and public engagement. As such, our schedule of events for ASFF 2016 encompasses a range of opportunities to meet and speak to top film-world professionals, including masterclasses, panel discussions and special screenings.

The festival’s Networking Sessions are a particular highlight for many filmmakers, providing a professional, yet relaxed environment in which to cement relationships and interact with industry professionals. This year delegates from many UK film and media institutions will be in attendance, including RADA, Edinburgh International Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival and more.

Joining the Networking Events will be Anna MacDonald, Joint Principal and Founder of London Film Academy (LFA), who will discuss the LFA’s day-to-day running and approach to remaining innovative, inspiring and cutting edge. Whether dealing with business development or the distribution of films made by LFA students, graduates and partners, Anna is always looking for the best ways to grow the work LFA produce.

Philip Ilson, Director and Co-Founder of the London Short Film Festival (LSFF), will also be in attendance to speak about the festival’s celebration of cutting-edge UK independent film. LSFF is renowned for its innovative cross-arts programming and showcasing the country’s raw talent.

In addition, visitors will have the chance to network with UK and international festivals at the popular Meet the Film Festivals event and to get to know artists from the Official Selection at Meet the Filmmakers, a perfect platform from which to establish new connections and future collaborations.

The ASFF Networking events will run from Friday 4 through to Sunday 6 November. To find out more visit

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