Underwater Exploration

Emma Critchley’s film, which screened at ASFF last year, is a response to the threat of deep-sea mining for rare earth minerals. The filmmaker speaks about the urgency of the subject matter.

November Previews: Netflix and Amazon Prime

ASFF highlights the new shows and films on Netflix and Amazon Prime, including Alan Ball’s new film ‘Uncle Frank’, and the return of ‘The Crown’.

Civilised Beginnings

Zeina Durra delivers her second feature, ‘Luxor’. Andrea Riseborough stars as a doctor who arrives in an ancient Egyptian city. An encounter with a former lover leads to emotional upheaval.

ASFF 2020: Join Us Online

ASFF has gone virtual for its 10th Anniversary Edition, with exciting screenings and talks. Watch our highlights videos and get inspired to curate your own festival this November.

Filmmaker Insights: Moral Fairy Tales

An orphanage spirals into mayhem when a boy discovers a shadowy creature. Speaking to ASFF, Felipe Vargas explores the influence of greed, morality and acceptance in ‘Milk Teeth’. 

Final Word

Sweden’s beloved director Roy Andersson returns with ‘About Endlessness’, another series of comic vignettes that look to skewer the human condition with his typically droll outlook.

ASFF 2020: Winners Announced

The winners of the 2020 edition of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival have been announced, from poignant documentaries about the climate crisis to touching dramas about loss and forgiveness.

Month of Film Begins

ASFF 2020 gathered a wealth of films, masterclasses, guest programmes, showcase screenings, and VR panels. Here is our guide to what’s available On Demand.

Filmmaker Insights: Overcoming Fears

In conversation with ASFF, Official Selection director Simon Pearce discusses his motivations for thriller ‘Officer Down’ – playing with the expected trope of good against bad.

ASFF Day Six: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival closes its 10th Anniversary Edition today. As we move into day six, be sure to attend our final live events, which are available On Demand until 30 November.

ASFF Day Four: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival continues for the 10th anniversary edition. As we move into day five, check out our 10 to See, including masterclasses on fashion and inclusivity.

Filmmaker Insights: Parallel Worlds

This world is exactly like ours, except that aliens are living and working amongst us. In conversation with ASFF, Justin Daering discusses the importance of thriller ‘Progency’.

ASFF Day Five: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival continues for the 10th anniversary edition. Find out more about today’s screenings and masterclasses with Film 4, Jeremy Deller and Andrea Arnold.

ASFF Day Three: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival continues for the 10th anniversary edition. As we move into day three, find out more about our events, from virtual reality discussions to masterclasses on diversity.

Filmmaker Insights: Fading Stories

Official Selection director Pawel Piotr Achtelik explores the crossover between magic and technology, central to ASFF 2020 Official Selection thriller ‘Skarbnik’.

ASFF Day Two: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival continues for the 10thanniversary edition. As we move into day two, navigate the festival programme with ease. Read our 10 to see for live events.

ASFF 2020: Get to Grips with our Genres

For this year’s Official Selection, the festival features 14 genres of short and feature films, as well as 360 and immersive. Find out more about the categorises.

ASFF Day One: Round-Up

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival begins today for a special virtual 10thedition. Read our 10 to See for today, including key masterclasses and the prestigious Opening Night Ceremony.

Filmmaker Insights: Unexpected Twists

An assassin is sent on a mission to terminate his latest target, but what he finds at her house jeopardises the whole operation. Go behind the scenes of thriller ‘Surprise’ with Bojan Brbora.

ASFF 2020: Meet The Filmmakers

ASFF is a hotbed for fresh ideas and talent discovery. This year’s Official Selection filmmakers share how it feels to be part of the 10th anniversary edition. 

ASFF 2020: Festival Pack

Get ready for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020. Our festival pack has everything you need to experience the festival in full force from the comfort of your home.