Are we shaping our identities on social media or vise versa? Cristina Rosique and Sui-Ki Law join ASFF to discuss the research and exhibition that informed Official Selection 360 film ‘Hannya’.
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
Official Selection director Megan K Fox explores coming-of-age experiences for young Irish people through drama short ‘Cailín Álainn (Pretty Girl)’.
ASFF surveys the week’s on demand releases including the hard-hitting asylum seeker documentary ‘Love Child’ and Swedish director Roy Andersson’s last film, ‘About Endlessness’.
Brandon Cronenberg returns with his new film ‘Possessor – Uncut’, starring Andrea Riseborough as a top-level corporate assassin who operates by inhabiting other people’s minds.
Documentary filmmaker James Erskine returns with not one but two films: ‘The End of the Storm’, which follows the fortunes of Liverpool Football Club during the Jurgen Klopp era and ‘Billie’, a hard-hitting look at the life of singer Billie Holiday.