Icelandic writer-director Hlynur Palmason returns with his second feature, ‘A White, White Day’, starring Ingvar Sigurðsson as a widower who discovers his late wife was having an affair.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Discover New Films
ASFF 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.
Programmes are curated by genre and reflect both personal and universal narratives. British and international films compete for prestigious awards across al categories.
2019’s Film Festival
Panels & Industry Sessions
In 2019, ASFF welcomed a broad range of industry professionals, including Dick Pope, Mary Burke, Tracy Granger, Chris Wyatt and two-time Oscar-Winning Producer Simon Chinn.
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 ninth edition, ASFF events included our Industry Marketplace with over 40 exhibitors, Accessible Screenings, Guest Programmes as well as the Screen School VR Lab.
After several shorts, Fyzal Boulifa makes his feature debut with ‘Lynn + Lucy’, starring Roxanne Scrimshaw and Nichola Burley as two mothers whose friendship is marred by tragedy.
Watch films from Aesthetica Film Festival’s video library. These selected shorts reflect on moments of personal change, development and renewal across animation and documentary.
‘On The Record’, the new documentary from Oscar nominees Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, explores the story of music executive Drew Dixon, as she acccuses hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.
From expansive Norwegian landscapes to contemporary art museums, these Official Selection shorts examine our relationships with places – how they shape our sense of self.