A brand new celebration of Middle Eastern and world cinema gets underway in December. Opening with Joe Wright’s ‘Cyrano’, we preview Saudi Arabia’s first ever film festival.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
The 11th edition of the Aesthetica Film Festival is online until 30 November. Log on to stream over 300 films alongside key industry masterclasses and informative panel discussions.
Tickets & Passes
Choose how you want to view. We’re offering our largest range of tickets yet, with 24 hour, week-long and unlimited access passes, 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.
Oliver Stone returns to one of the 20th Century’s greatest mysteries: the 1963 murder of President John F. Kennedy. His latest documentary examines new evidence and interviews.
Watch industry experts from a range of disciplines speak about their craft, from the comfort of your own home. We select ten ASFF 2021 masterclasses to stream.
Looking for an evening of intense entertainment? We recommend five must-see thrillers to stream on the ASFF 2021 platform, including this year’s winning short ‘Such Small Hands’.
Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi returns with ‘Drive My Car’. Adapted from the short story by Haruki Murakami, Hidetoshi Nishijima stars as Kafuku, an actor-director in crisis.