This year, ASFF 2020 hosts an array of masterclasses, featuring some of the film industry’s most revered talents. We pick 10 masterclasses you cannot afford to miss.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Discover New Cinema
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.
A Virtual Festival Experience
ASFF 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
ASFF 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, ASFF presents an expanded programme that includes Guest Screenings, Showcase Screenings, our online 360 Cinema and our Industry Marketplace
Writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples makes her feature debut with ‘Miss Juneteenth’, a Texas-set tale of a former beauty pageant winner and her daughter, who is now set to enter the competition.
ASFF surveys the week’s cinema releases including Ron Howard’s documentary about the 2018 Californian wildfires, and Hong Khaou’s ‘Monsoon’, starring Henry Golding.
Taz Tron Delix talks to ASFF about his latest video, ‘Superheroes’, for British artist Stormzy, a powerful animated tale which draws from recent events including the Black Lives Matter protests.
ASFF surveys the week’s releases including Sarah Gavron’s energetic tale of London schoolgirls ‘Rocks’ and Rubika Shah’s award-winning Rock Against Racism documentary ‘White Riot’.