Flatpack Festival is back, with a mixture of comedy, cocktails and, of course, cinema. We preview the festival, which features some fantastic ASFF alumni filmmakers on the rise.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
The 12th edition of the Aesthetica Film Festival will run from 1-30 November 2022 in York, UK and online. The Hybrid event will include screenings, masterclasses, networking, pitching and more.
Submit Your Film
Film has the power to change the world. Be part of the 2022 edition of Aesthetica Film Festival. With cash prizes of £5,000, we are looking for bold stories told differently across shorts, features & VR.
Aesthetica 2021 welcomed a diverse range of renowned industry practitioners for its 11th edition, including BBC Films, Film4, BFI, Guardian Documentaries, Sally Potter and Asif Kapadia.
Our awards recognise outstanding talent in filmmaking and are a prestigious accolade. ASFF is BAFTA-Qualifying, and our awards include Best in Category, Best of Festival and People’s Choice.
Discover the best in independent cinema from our Official Selection alumni. Our online film library showcases a diverse selection of shorts from 10 years of Aesthetica Film Festival.
We preview the first ever Girls in Film festival, which showcases a series of talks and screenings that are by, for and about female, non-binary and transgender filmmakers.
London’s Women of the Lens Film Festival returns. ASFF previews this incredible festival, which is dedicated to promoting the work of Black women in the film industry.
Picks this season feature everything from empowering fashion films to coming-of-age dramas. We highlight three must-see short films from our alumni.
ASFF alumnus Eitan Pitigliani’s latest film ‘Sissy’ is a heartfelt meditation on grief and the meaning of life. We talk to the filmmaker about the short, which is inspired by his own experiences.