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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.

ASFF 2020: How It Works

Our 10th anniversary edition finds a new home in an accessible online space. Discover how to access this year’s programme of films, masterclasses and networking opportunities.

ASFF 2020: A Decade of Innovative Cinema

2020 has had its challenges for the film industry but ASFF have responded with a digital programme that is rich, diverse and captivating. Join us to celebrate 10 years of the festival.

Filmmaker Insights: Mythical Interventions

Talking to ASFF, director and co-writer Emma Swinton discusses how her love of fantasy and folklore influenced Official Selection film ‘Unearthed’, screening online this week.

Musical Youth

Bassam Tariq is a New York-based filmmaker who co-directed the Sundance-funded documentary ‘These Birds Walk’. He now makes his feature film debut with ‘Mogul Mowgli.’

Filmmaker Insights: Food for Thought

‘Belgian Blue’ is a different view on animal husbandry. Documentarian Yasmine Versteele discusses the food chain and climate change ahead of ASFF’s 10th anniversary edition.

Filmmaker Insights: Unfiltered Snapshots

ASFF2020 Official Selection director Jessica Barclay Lawton explores the complexities of identity, love and intimacy – central to documentary ‘Zef’, screening at this year’s festival.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases including Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s magical animation ‘Wolfwalkers’ and ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’, a thriller tarring Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki.

Haunting Memoir

Josephine Decker, director of ‘Madeline’s Madeline’, returns with a portrait of author Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her husband Stanley Edgar Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg).

ASFF 2020: Family Friendly Programmes

Committed to engaging with younger audiences, ASFF 2020 has programmed a series of fabulous family-friendly films. Here are ten of the best – covering animation and live action narratives.

Filmmaker Insights: Time for Change

‘What about our Future?’ is an observational documentary that chronicles a group of youth environmental activists as they organise the biggest climate strike in Vancouver’s history.

ASFF 2020: Women in Film

ASFF 2020 offers an increased focus on women in film. We preview a number of talented female directors, producers and others who will be sharing their insights at this year’s festival.

Filmmaker Insights: Lasting Impressions

On a summer day, the paths of two boys unexpectedly cross. Pieter Coudyzer tells ASFF that ‘The Passerby’ was inspired by something he witnessed as a child.

ASFF 2020: 5 Guest Programmes to See

This year’s Guest Programmes have been divided into two curated sections – Perspectives and ASFF’s 10th Anniversary Screenings. The Perspective programmes are released 3 November.

Filmmaker Insights: Sustainable Living

Director Maja Novakovic discusses how ‘Then Comes The Evening’ was inspired by her childhood memories – growing up on the hills of eastern Bosnia.

Seaside Sensuality

François Ozon delivers the 19th film of his extraordinary career, ‘Summer of 85’, a gay teenage love story set in Normandy and starring newcomers Félix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin.

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