ASFF previews the 93rd Academy Awards, which sees films compete for the coveted Oscar during a ceremony that has been forced to battle Covid-19 restrictions for the first time in its history.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
ASFF’s 2020 edition marked 10 years of showcasing outstanding cinema. The festival went virtual, allowing audiences to access film on demand and live industry events from the comfort of home.
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 2020 welcomed a diverse range of renowned industry practitioners for its 10th edition, including Andrea Arnold, Chinonye Chukwu, Sam Feder and Sarah Gavron.
Our awards recognise outstanding talent in filmmaking and are a prestigious accolade. Awards include Best in Category, Youth Award, Best of Fest and The People’s Choice Award.
Events & Special Programmes
For our 10th edition, Aesthetica presented an expanded programme that includes Guest Screenings, Showcase Screenings, our online 360 Cinema and our Industry Marketplace.
Aubrey Plaza plays Allison, an actress and film director who arrives to find solace in a remote mountain lodge, in ‘Black Bear’. It’s a darkly comic exploration of artistic creativity.
The week’s film releases on demand include Lisa Rovner’s documentary ‘Sisters With Transistors’ about pioneering women in the world of electronic music, and new romance ‘Spring Blossom.’
This week’s round-up includes Johnny Gogan’s anti-fracking documentary, ‘Groundswell,’ and ‘True Mothers’, the latest deeply human drama from Japanese auteur Naomi Kawase.
Actress and filmmaker Emerald Fennell makes her directorial debut with revenge tale ‘Promising Young Woman’, the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated film starring Carey Mulligan.