The opening film for the Canada Now season, Atom Egoyan’s ‘Guest of Honour’ stars David Thewlis as a lonely food inspector dwelling on his troubled relationship with his daughter.
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.
What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights new shows, including the second season of Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ and taut airplane-set thriller ‘7500’.
Director Dominik Moll came to international attention two decades ago with Harry, ‘Here’s Here To Help’. He returns with ‘Only The Animals’, an ensemble thriller.
Filmmakers Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong co-direct ‘Krabi, 2562’, a meditation on the folklore and culture of the paradise-like Thai province.
Four days left to submit. From the ASFF archives, Alberto Belli makes light of the entertainment industry and the fine line between titillation and what is considered artistic content.