BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival Presents Inaugural Videotheque

With over 300 films selected for screening across 11 categories including advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller, as well as a record number of 24 masterclasses and panel discussions, ASFF’s fifth anniversary edition is set to be spectacular.

Taking place in one month’s time from 5-8 November, the festival returns to the historic city of York to host a stunning selection of world-class, innovative works and offers audiences the chance to view an exclusive series of UK premieres. Calling upon the talents of both established and emerging filmmakers, ASFF proudly champions and supports independent film from across the world, and this year welcomes special screenings from guest countries China, Brazil and Cuba.

ASFF’s very first Videotheque will delight festival-goers with an opportunity to experience the entire programme in one location. Held within the recently refurbished Explore York, this new festival resource invites ASFF pass holders to delve into our Official Selection catalogue plus special line-ups. Missed a film? See it at the Videotheque.

Opening Times:
Friday 6 November 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 7 November 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 8 November 11:00 – 15:00

In partnership with Explore York, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS.

Free access for YorkCard holders between 13:00 – 14:00 each day. Spaces are limited.

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1. Still from Alex Warren & Tobias Ross-Southall’s Eleanor (2015).