ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including New Zealand comedy ‘Baby Done’ starring Rose Matafeo and Matthew Lewis as an expectant couple and Danish thriller ‘The Exception’.
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.
Director Vadim Perelman return with ‘Persian Lessons’, starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart as a Jew in Nazi-Occupied France who is sent to a concentration camp but survives execution.
From Chinese documentary film-maker Hao Wu, ’76 Days’ is a harrowing-but-hopeful film set in Wuhan, China, during the city’s lockdown in the first days of the pandemic.
ASFF surveys the week’s releases on demand, including Noël Coward adaptation ‘Blithe Spirit’, and Sam Pollard’s documentary about the FBI’s harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, ‘MLK/FBI’.
Gabriel Range, co-scripting with Christopher Bell, brings us ‘Stardust’, starring Johnny Flynn as musician David Bowie in an early part of his career when he tours the US for the first time.