Screen at Aesthetica .
Great films, games and VR can be transformative. We focus on the topics that are the most meaningful, pressing and present in our world and welcome a diversity of subject matter and styles. We accept shorts across multiple genres: Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. Submit your entries today.
6-10 November 2024 .
Aesthetica is the destination for independent cinema. We are delighted to be hosting the 14th edition of the festival both in-person in York and online. Enter a world of incredible films, immersive VR and thrilling games. Meet talented creatives from across the globe and hear from industry experts through our insightful masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions.
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Film Library .
Discover the best in independent cinema from our Official Selection alumni. Our online film library showcases a diverse selection of shorts from 10 years of Aesthetica Film Festival: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Thriller, Music Video, Dance.
Festival Archive .
The first edition of Aesthetica Film Festival took place in 2011. Browse our archives to explore a decade of independent cinema. Meet key speakers through years, as well as exciting updates from our alumni: rising stars of the future.
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