A portrayal of an artist who is obsessively chasing his vision. ‘Spend My Dayz’ director Agni Raj Singh discusses the inspiration behind the music video, in conversation with ASFF2020.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
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.
A Virtual Festival Experience
Aesthetica 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
Aesthetica 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, Aesthetica presents an expanded programme that includes Guest Screenings, Showcase Screenings, our online 360 Cinema and our Industry Marketplace
ASFF highlights five wonderful films featured as part of this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival, including Spanish-made drama ‘The Desert’, and the Irish portrait of young dancers, ‘Ode’.
Steve McQueen’s five-part anthology, ‘Small Axe’, deals with the experience of being black in Britain with a quintet of provocative films, with stars including John Boyega and Letitia Wright.
From director Alexander Nanau, ‘Collective’ is a hard-hitting, fly-on-the-wall documentary exposé of the scandal that erupted in the Romanian health service after a nightclub fire killed 27 people.
ASFF 2020 welcomed a wide variety of curators through the Guest Programmes. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.