Three Weeks to Go: Submit Your Film. We are looking for cinema that inspires conversations. Film has the power to ignite, transform and change the world. Enter shorts, features, VR & 360 by our deadline, 31 May 2021. Be part of the 11th edition of BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival.
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.
Polish director Agnieszka Holland (‘Europa Europa’, ‘Mr Jones’) speaks to ASFF about ‘Charlatan’, the story of controversial Czech herbalist and healer Jan Mikolásek (Ivan Trojan).
Greek first-time writer-director Christos Nikou brings us ‘Apples’. The story of an amnesia pandemic, it follows a character who is admitted into a recovery programme to help find his identity.
We love independent film. It is at the heart of everything that we do. Screen your film at Aesthetica Film Festival 2021 – a new hybrid experience with digital and in-person events.
Writer-director Tom Dolby brings us new drama ‘The Artist’s Wife’, starring Lena Olin as the spouse of a famous expressionist painter – played by Bruce Dern – who is sliding into dementia.