The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is committed to providing a safe and all-inclusive environment for all attendees, across both the in-person and virtual formats.
In 2021, ASFF will take place with a mixture of in-person and virtual events, allowing On Demand access to audiences from their own homes. The virtual platform can be accessed on computers, smart TVs, smart phones and all tablet devices.
Though some venues are located in York’s historic buildings, the majority are fully wheelchair accessible – please check the programme for more details. Please note, wheelchair spaces are subject to availability. All films will also be able to view through the online platform.
Speech to Text
In order to make our industry events – including panel discussions, masterclasses and industry spotlights – inclusive and available to all audiences, we will be implementing speech to text captioning across all virtual activity at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021.
Hearing Loops & Subtitles
All foreign language films will include English subtitles. In addition, films in the English language will have the option to be viewed with subtitles / closed captions where possible. Look out for the subtitle symbol in the programme. Hearing loops and headphones available at City Screen.
Assistants & Interpreters
Complimentary festival passes are available to all Carers, Personal Assistants and Sign-Language Interpreters, but must be booked in advance. A proof of DLA or a valid CEA card is required.
As part of our commitment to engage with younger audiences, ASFF presents a selection of diverse Family Friendly screenings, which will be released daily. See the daily programme for details.
& How to Get In Touch
For all accessibility enquiries and adjustments, please email us at email@example.com. Our festival team will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.