ASFF 2021 gets underway in one week. Get prepared and plan your viewing as we recommend our must-see film programmes, masterclasses and events from this year’s festival.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
The 11th edition of the Aesthetica Film Festival will run from 2-30 November online and 2-7 November in York, UK. We will deliver a new hybrid festival with in-person events and our virtual platform.
Tickets & Passes
Choose how you want to view. We’re offering our largest range of tickets yet, with a mixture of virtual, in-person and hybrid formats, so you can decide how and when you experience cinema.
Discover New Cinema
Aesthetica is a hotbed for fresh ideas and talent discovery. It’s a destination to experience the power of and craft of cinema. ASFF is a key event to explore new cinema and original filmmaking.
Aesthetica 2021 welcomes a diverse range of renowned industry practitioners for its 11th edition, including BBC Films, Film4, BFI, Guardian Documentaries, Sally Potter and Asif Kapadia.
Our awards recognise outstanding talent in filmmaking and are a prestigious accolade. ASFF is BAFTA-Qualifying, and our awards include Best in Category, Best of Festival and People’s Choice.
Events & Special Programmes
For our 11th edition, Aesthetica presents an online and in-person programme that includes guest screenings, the VR Lab, social events, our Industry Marketplace and a new wave of talent.
Film is for everyone. Here is a guide to this year’s Family Friendly film programmes at ASFF 2021, showcasing a delightful selection of cinema for younger viewers, adults and carers alike.
Dive into the world of filmmaking at ASFF 2021. We will be delivering a range of masterclasses on cinematography and editing – with insights from the likes of Nicola Daley and Paul Davies.
The ASFF 2021 Official Selection is organised through six strands, curated by theme and including multiple genres. Here we preview the fourth thematic strand.
This very special hybrid version of the festival incorporates both live and virtual events, as well as screenings from 2-30 November. Discover new cinema, masterclasses and more.