The Film Tour is a unique opportunity to showcase a carefully curated selection of our favourite films from the festival, offering a fantastic opportunity to watch inspiring work from the some of the worlds most promising filmmaking talent. Bookers and their audiences receive a 25% discount off festival tickets to join us at the 2019 festival (6-10 November). Book the Film Tour here.
Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour
Great film encourages us to think differently. It enriches our lives and invites us to see the world in a new way. Film is transformative; it has the power to take us to new places, meet new people, experience new cultures and customs.
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival has partnered with BFI Film Audience Network to present the Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour; an initiative aimed at bringing cinema to the community and encouraging positive engagement with independent film.
These powerful films explore contemporary social issues, inspiring life stories and beautifully heartwarming narratives across animation, drama, documentary and dance. The selection features Oscar-nominated an BAFTA-nominated works.
Book the Tour for Your Venue
ASFF believes that cinema should be accessible for all and as such, we are offering Film Tour packages at affordable rates, so that community cinemas and film groups can organise their own screenings.
- Audiences up to 50: Free of charge
- Audiences over 50: £50 licensing fee
- Festival screenings (large audiences): £200 licensing fee
Screenings to take place before 15 October
For any enquiries regarding the film tour, please contact Andy Guy: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the film tour, please follow the link below and complete the online booking form.
The Award-Winning Films
Winner of best animation at ASFF 2018, Double Portrait chronicles the life and love of Geraldine Peacock and her late husband Bob Gannicott. Originally commissioned to paint a portrait of Bob, artist and filmmaker Ian Bruce painstakingly painted each frame to create a truly beautiful, inspiring and moving love letter and memoir of an ill-fated relationship.
Black Sheep is a heart-breaking documentary exposing the face of modern-day racism in the UK. Following the murder of Damiola Taylor in 2000, Cornelius Walker and his family moved from London in search of a better life, only to be confronted by vicious and often violent attacks. This film was deserving of a triple win at ASFF 2018 as well as being nominated for and Oscar.
An Aesthetica Short Film Festival favourite that opened the 2017 festival, Backstory chronicles the highs and lows of a single life from cradle to grave. Exploring themes of love, loss, family and identity, this is an expertly crafted film; a truly moving, sobering and at times, heart-breaking overview of one life that could represent personal human experiences that resonate with so many of us.
Camlo is a young Roma boy living in Belfast. Despite being born there, Camlo is ostracised by a society that refuses to accept him based purely on cultural differences and ignorance. Winner of the York Youth Award, Camlois a truly sobering look at social and cultural divides that still exist in our modern society. Above all it’s a story of friendship, acceptance and hope for the future.
Winner of Best Thriller at the ASFF 2018, as well as receiving Oscar and BAFTA Nominations, Wale is a spiralling modern classic. When a former young offender looking for a new life starts up his own enterprise as a mechanic he is given a a chance by a stranger with sinister intentions. Barnaby Blackburn bluntly tackles the subject of modern day racism, discrimination and scapegoating.
Faye Carr Wilson’s Venus is an intimate, personal story about disability, empowerment and individuality. In this lovingly crafted documentary, we follow drag performer Venus Dimilo, exploring the art for as a means for creative expression and freedom. An uplifting and inspiring human story, Venus was the winner of ASFF’s inaugural BFI Film Hub North Award at the 2018 festival.
Winner of ASFF’s Best of Fest Award and Best Drama, Wave is a humorous yet heartfelt exploration of communication, human connection and loneliness. Directed by Oscar Winner, Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton, Wave is the story of Gaspar Rubicon, who wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language leaving him isolated by his inability to communicate.
An opening night favourite at ASFF 2018, The Wayward Wind is a humorous twist on the ‘rambling man’. Told through clever choreography, The Wayward Wind features the beautiful, expansive backdrop of a typical Mid-Western Farm. Colourful and charming, this carefully and lovingly crafted film is an uplifting and inspiring work of cinema and is a visual treat.
The Aesthetica Award Winning Film Tour is presented in partnership with BFI Film Audience Network.