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Aesthetica Short Film Festival
ASFF’s 2020 edition marked 10 years of showcasing outstanding cinema. The festival went virtual, allowing audiences to access film on demand and live industry events from the comfort of home.
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.
Aesthetica 2020 welcomed a diverse range of renowned industry practitioners for its 10th edition, including Andrea Arnold, Chinonye Chukwu, Sam Feder and Sarah Gavron.
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 presented an expanded programme that includes Guest Screenings, Showcase Screenings, our online 360 Cinema and our Industry Marketplace.
We select 5 incredible shorts from ASFF 2020 that have since been picked up by some of the world’s biggest streaming platforms. Get ready for compelling dramas, comedies and more.
Norwegian-born filmmaker Mona Fastvold returns with ‘The World To Come’ – the story of two 1850s wives who find friendship and love in the harshest of conditions.
This year’s Palme d’Or went to Julia Ducournau for ‘Titane’. ASFF highlights 5 films by women directors that caught the eye from the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection.
ASFF has provided a platform for incredible filmmakers to go on to make great in-roads in the film and television industry. Here are 5 success stories to inspire.