Lee Daniels, the director of ‘Precious’ and ‘The Paperboy’, returns with his latest biopic, ‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’, starring Andra Day as the legendary singer.
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.
ASFF brings you coverage from this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, which is running online. Among the films covered are Nick Moran’s ‘Creation Stories’ and Chino Moya’s dystopian sci-fi.
Discover the week’s latest film releases on demand, including ‘IWOW: I Walk On Water’, a powerful documentary self-portrait by artist, filmmaker and photographer Khalik Allah.
ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including ‘White Colour Black’, featuring ‘Top Boy’ star Dudley O’Shaughnessy, and Alex Winter’s ‘Zappa’, a doc about the iconoclastic musician.
Now in its 17th edition, the festival brings a selection of new movies to audiences online. Kevin Macdonald’s ‘The Mauritanian’ and awards-favoured ‘Minari’ are among the films on show.