Guest Programmes 2019

Experience the breadth of cinema through our curated programmes.

Spanning Alternative Perspectives, Family Friendly Screenings and 20th Century Film, these strands span a wide-range of topics and styles, from archive footage of Apollo 11 to emerging female filmmakers from the Arab world. These programmes broaden the mind and introduce unexpected viewpoints from our changing world.

These Special Screenings are free with a festival pass.


Alternative Perspectives

Celebrating diversity and individual perspectives, this strand covers a broad range of ideas and voices. From LGBTQ+ communities to female filmmakers coming from war-torn countries, these works are emotive, unique and necessary – reflecting underrepresented visions.


Defining an Era: The 20th Century on Screen

In 2019, ASFF invites audiences to bear witness to some of the 20th century's most defining and critical moments. This series of screenings examines a century of filmmaking in a brave new world that was transformed by motion pictures.


Family Friendly Screenings

Introduce your young ones to today's leading animators on the big screen. This year ASFF welcomes Hey Duggee, presented by Studio AKA and BBC Studios.