The Listening Pitch 2021

Audible x Aesthetica Film Festival

The Brief

Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Audible have teamed up to launch The Listening Pitch 2021. We’re inviting filmmakers to submit proposals for a short documentary on the subject of Listening. We’re looking for original stories that show how listening lets us understand different points of view and discover new ideas. Audio should be central to the storytelling and details of how sound and image will interact should be included in all proposals.

Entries are now closed. The winner’s announcement will take place in late summer 2021. The winning film will premiere at Aesthetica Film Festival, alongside a Live Q&A with the filmmaker. This will take place during the festival, which runs 2-7 November.


The Grant

We welcome submissions from first-time filmmakers and those underrepresented in the industry.

How to Apply

Key Dates

  • 15 February – 9 April: Call for Entries
  • 9 April: Deadline
  • 12-20 April: Judging
  • Late Summer 2021: Winner Announced
  • ASFF Premiere and Live Q&A: Between 2-7 November

This Form is Now Closed for Entries.

Image Credits

1. Elsewhere, Dir. Mathy and Fran
2. Boomerang, Dir. Romain Laurent
3. Somalinimo, Dir. Alice Aedy