ASFF surveys the week’s new cinema releases, including ‘An American Pickle’, with Seth Rogen, and the Dardenne Brothers’ ‘Young Ahmed’, as well as Eva Riley’s ‘Perfect 10’.
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.
ASFF highlights the new shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime, including new feature films ‘Chemical Hearts’, with Lili Reinhart and ‘Project Power’, with Jamie Foxx.
Claire Oakley makes her feature debut with the superb ‘Make Up’, starring Molly Windsor as a teenager who experiences life-changing revelations when she arrives in a holiday park.
Alice Winocour returns with her third film, ‘Proxima’, starring Eva Green as an astronaut who is preparing for a space mission whilst facing the very real propect of leaving her family behind.
Veteran Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio returns with his prize-winning gangster epic ‘The Traitor’, starring Pierfrancesco Favino as notorious Sicilian informant Tommaso Buscetta.