ASFF: Two Months to Go

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a major UK and international film festival. It is an important outlet for moving image and digital culture, creating a platform to champion short film internationally. The festival holds talent development at its core and leaves a lasting legacy by inspiring innovation in film. Its seventh edition runs over an unprecedented five day period, providing even more opportunities for talent development, networking and inspirational film viewing.­

ASFF is a hotbed for fresh ideas and talent discovery; it’s a destination to experience the power of and craft of cinema. Our combined programme of masterclasses and screenings invites audiences to discuss cinema. With just less than two months to go until ASFF opens, take a look at our extensive programme and book your tickets.

Build your contacts list and gain industry tips at ASFF Events. Our industry sessions programme invites delegates to discuss and debate key themes and issues in the world of cinema. Meet industry leaders at our networking sessions, and connect with UK and international festivals at the ever-popular Meet the Film Festivals marketplace. Expand your contacts list and interact with your peers at Morning Coffee Hour – a daily networking opportunity to kickstart a day of screenings.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival’s Networking Sessions provide an opportunity to interact with film aficionados and experts alike. Delegates from many UK film and media institutions will be in attendance at every session. Find out more about the sessions and explore the speaker profiles of the industry professionals who be attending the Networking Events at ASFF.

Industry Sessions / Masterclasses
Our Industry Sessions bring together leaders from across the film sector. Hear directly from representatives of Industrial Light & Magic, The Association of Camera Operators, BBC, Seed Animation and many more. Topics range from directing, funding and producing to editing, cinematography and visual effects. Gain top advice directly from those shaping the film world today, expand your professional network and explore talent development opportunities.

Great filmmaking is transformative and can change lives. Films are at the heart of everything we do. Our combined programme of masterclasses and screenings invites audiences to discuss cinema. With 12 genres spanning Animation and Advertising to Experimental and Artists’ Film, screenings transform York into an arena for independent film.

ASFF runs 8-12 November. For more information or to book tickets:

1. And if in a Thousand Years, Experimental 2017.