The Aesthetica Short Film Festival presents the most outstanding works of cinema from talented filmmakers from across the world. The festival is one of the UK’s most extensive platforms for film and the film industry, with one of the largest film audiences.

Audiences are at the heart of ASFF. The festival holds the ethos that everybody has the right to enjoy and engage with great films. As part of a commitment to serving audiences, ASFF offers a programme of accessible screenings. The festival aims to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all, united by a love of great film.

Carers, Personal Assistants & Interpreters

Complimentary 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. For more information, please email

Online Platform

In 2020, ASFF will take place virtually, allowing On Demand access to audiences from their own homes. The platform can be accessed on computers, smart TVs, smart phones and all tablet devices.

Subtitled Screenings

ASFF is dedicated to ensuring that screenings are as accessible as possible. 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 symbol for films with subtitle options.

Speech to Text

In order to make our industry events (panel discussions, masterclasses and industry spotlights) inclusive and available to all audiences, we will be implementing speech to text captioning across all live activity.

Family Friendly Content

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 further details.
further information

For all accessibility enquiries and adjustments, please email