ASFF alumnus Ed Perkins returns with documentary ‘The Princess’. Archival footage paints a picture of Princess Diana: a wife, mother and royal who was scrutinised by the media.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
The 12th edition of the Aesthetica Film Festival will run from 1-30 November 2022 in York, UK and online. The Hybrid event will include screenings, masterclasses, networking, pitching and more.
Submit Your Film
Film has the power to change the world. Be part of the 2022 edition of Aesthetica Film Festival. With cash prizes of £5,000, we are looking for bold stories told differently across shorts, features & VR.
Aesthetica 2021 welcomed 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.
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.
ASFF alumnus Jacqueline Lentzou makes her feature debut with ‘Moon, 66 Questions’. We talk to the director about her filmmaking journey and the inspiration behind this father-daughter tale.
Bertha DocHouse’s Short Filmmaker Focus: Summer Series continues with ASFF alumnus Duncan Cowles. We chat to the Scottish documentary filmmaker ahead of his Q&A.
Sheffield DocFest returns with the best new non-fiction films. We pick 5 highlights from the programme, including a curated selection by ASFF 2021 guest speaker Asif Kapadia.
June means Pride Month and we’re celebrating with a film club screening at York Theatre Royal. To get you in the mood, here are five other LGBTQ+ shorts from the ASFF film library.