Philomena | Produced by Baby Cow

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | Produced by BBC Films

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Produced by Film4

Waiting for Anya | Produced by Goldfinch

God's Own Country | Produced by iFeatures

Only My Voice | Produced by Scottish Documentary Institute

Feature Film Pitching Sessions

ASFF is offering a selection of filmmakers the chance to pitch their feature film projects to industry professionals from some of the UK's biggest production companies, including Film 4, BBC, Baby Cow and Guardian. 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, 1-on-1, pitching session with a representative from one of our guest organisations. Places are limited so we encourage you to apply early. Narrative and Documentary 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.

Entries Now Open - Enter Below

Narrative Feature Pitches

How To Enter

  • To enter your project into Aesthetica Pitching Sessions 2019, you must purchase an entry fee and submit your application by 26 October 2019.
  • 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 7-9 November. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 November 2019.

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.