Aesthetica is a BAFTA and BIFA Qualifying Festival and is one of the UK’s largest and most revered events in the screen industries. We are proud to be based in York, a UNESCO City of Media Arts making waves in the booming creative sector. Our programme encompasses film, virtual reality (VR) and games, shining a light on the best in moving image and digital culture.
The Festival .
Founded in 2011, Aesthetica is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking. In 2023, the festival will take place in a hybrid capacity, running from 8-30 November.
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Since being founded in 2011, the festival has continued to grow, welcoming some of the world’s largest directors, producers and editors, whilst expanding its BAFTA-Qualifying programme of films.
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