The Island of The Whales | Produced by the Scottish Documentary Institute

Candy Floss | Funded by the BFI Network

Lady Macbeth | Produced by iFeatures

The Florida Project | Distributed by Altitude Films

Carol | Produced by Studiocanal

Notes on Blindness | Produced by Docsociety

Mary Shelley | Distributed by Curzon Artificial Eye

Cartel Land | Distributed by Dogwoof

Pitching Sessions

New for 2018, we are offering a selection of filmmakers the chance to pitch their feature and short film projects to industry professionals from some of the UK's biggest funding, production and distribution organisations. This is a key opportunity to present, discuss and question, receiving invaluable feedback to help you develop your work.

Successful applicants will be invited to a 15-minute pitching session with a representative from one of our guest organisations. Places are limited so we encourage you to apply early. Both short and feature film proposals will be considered for pitching sessions – please see the relevant organisations below. All applications must include a logline and short synopsis. It should be indicated whether the project is a narrative or documentary feature.

Enter Your Pitch

Pitching Delegates:

How To Enter

  • To enter your project into Aesthetica Pitching Sessions 2018, you must purchase an entry fee and submit your application by 26 October 2018.
  • Once you have purchased your entry, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page, providing your unique reference number.
  • Please select your preferred session as well as two alternative sessions.
  • Projects at any stage of production will be considered, but we cannot guarantee that you will be pitching to your preferred company.
  • Pitching sessions take place between 8-9 November. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 October.

Minimum requirements for entry

  • You must have at least two previous film credits.
  • You must have a completed first draft script/treatment.


  • Entry of your project does not guarantee a place in the ASFF pitching sessions.
  • Pitching entries are non-refundable.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a unique reference number. Entries without a reference number will not be considered.
  • Where possible, we will endeavour to match successful applicants with their preferred choice of pitching representative. However, please be advised that due to the number of submissions, it will be necessary to defer to second and third choices.

SOLD OUT: Due to high demand, we are no longer accepting new pitches.
If you have already purchased a Pitching Session, but have not yet submitted your pitch, please use the form below.