‘We Met Before’ is a letter to a friend told through dance. Thalissa Teixeira joins ASFF to discuss the importance of expression.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Discover New Cinema
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.
A Virtual Festival Experience
ASFF curates the most exciting and innovative films from around the world and invites renowned guest speakers to talk about their craft. This year, ASFF brings the festival experience to you at home.
Panels & Industry Sessions
ASFF welcomes a diverse range of industry practitioners, covering a huge range of crafts. This year’s guest include Andrea Arnold, Sam Feder, Sarah Gavron and many more.
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, ASFF presents an expanded programme that includes Guest Screenings, Showcase Screenings, our online 360 Cinema and our Industry Marketplace
Arjan Brentjes highlights the relevance of animated short ‘Sad Beauty’ – referencing this year’s global pandemic, overpopulation and the climate emergency.
‘Rain’ is a simple animation about collective consciousness. Speaking to ASFF, Official Selection animator Piotr Milczarek guides us through this cautionary tale.
ASFF 2020 is delighted to announce that actress Maxine Peake will be joining the festival’s renowned masterclass strand to discuss her hugely acclaimed body of work.
ASFF2020 Official Shortlist director Ash Khatibi discusses ‘A Fire at Chernobyl’ – a 360° film which tells the story of a family caught in the Chernobyl disaster.