Stories Told Differently

We are looking for bold stories that are told differently and inspire conversations. Film has the power to ignite, transform and change the world.

The 11th edition of the Aesthetica Film Festival will run from 2-30 November 2021 in York, UK. We will deliver a new hybrid experience, with in-person events from 2-7 November and the On Demand digital platform running from 2-30 November to complement the festival’s live experience. Entries are open for the 2021 edition.

You can submit to 12 genres as well as VR projects, 360 films and narrative and documentary features. Selected films will screen in competition and be eligible for our coveted awards, including Best in Category, Best of Festival, Audience Choice and the Hijack Visionary Filmmaker Award. The festival is BAFTA-Qualifying for short films and £5000 of cash prizes are up for grabs.


Find out more and submit here. Late Deadline: 6 June.