Film Industry Networking Opportunities at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015

The pace of change in the film industry, driven by the impact of new technology and new ways of creating and consuming film, is fast-moving and it can be hard to keep up. This year’s range of networking sessions at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival gives visitors a chance to interact with representatives from a range of leading film organisations to keep their fingers on the pulse.

This is a great opportunity to meet and speak with industry professionals in an informal environment. Joining the networking event will be Helen Dobson, Training Network Manager at Creative Skillset, which empowers the creative industries to develop skills and talent by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.

There will also be a chance to connect with Ross McKenzie, Development Executive for Film and Television at Creative Scotland, who is responsible for a programme of funding for emerging and established film and television talent, with a goal of promoting the creation of distinctive and engaging work. Visitors will be able to find out how Creative Scotland supporting the arts, screen and creative industries across Scotland.

Anna MacDonald, Co-Founder and Joint Principal at London Film Academy (LFA), will also be in attendance to speak about LFA’s ability to offer professional, hand-on training across all key filmmaking disciplines as well as providing unique post-study support, helping graduates continually develop and forge new contacts through their Filmmakers Club.

Visitors will also have the chance to network representatives from RADA, London Short Film Festival, Creative England, FLAMIN (Film London) and many more. For a full list of attendees, view our Speakers page.

The ASFF Networking events will run from Friday 6 through to Sunday 8 November. To participate in this unique opportunity, visit

1. ASFF 2014, courtesy of Jim Poyner.