Aesthetica Film Festival 2021

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is BAFTA-Qualifying and takes place in York, UK. It is one of the UK’s largest and most revered film events. We love independent film. It is at the heart of everything that we do. Our programming and curation are innovative and expansive. We believe that great film is transformative, and creativity should be shared.

In 2021, the Aesthetica Film Festival took place in-person, in the centre of York, and continues virtually through our unique online platform. Cinema screenings and a selection of live events took place 2-7 November, across multiple venues. The expansive programme featured over 300 films as well as over 50 industry events, welcoming some of the industry’s most prominent and respected practitioners.


World Class Filmmaking



Renowned Industry Events


Watch our 2021 Highlights Reel

Watch the 2021 Trailer