The Listening Pitch 2022


Audible x Aesthetica Film Festival


Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Audible have teamed up for The Listening Pitch 2022. We’re inviting filmmakers to submit proposals for a short documentary on the importance of sound. We want to understand how sound shapes the world around us – especially as many of us are returning to it with new ears after the past two years living through a pandemic. We’re looking for bold stories that demonstrate how listening is more than just hearing. Sound can also signify a new beginning. This is an open brief and so we are keen to hear your interpretations. Audio should be central to the storytelling and details of how sound and image will interact should be included in all proposals. Click here to meet our previous winners.

Key Dates

  • 15 February - 9 April 2022: Call for Entries
  • 9 April 2022: Deadline
  • April 2022: Judging
  • May 2022: Live Pitch
  • Summer 2022: Winner Announced
  • ASFF Premiere and Live Q&A: Between 1-6 November

Submit Your Pitch

Applications for The Listening Pitch 2022 are now closed.

Image Credits
1. Lous and the Yakuza – Amigo | Music Video | Dir. Wendy Morgan