Tickets, Events & Passes

Choose how you want to view.

We’re delighted to be hosting the 11th edition of the festival as the UK begins to re-open, but we know that the world has changed, and we’re responsive to this. This year, we’re online until 30 November, so you can choose how and when you experience cinema. Whether you’re streaming for the whole family for one day, or want to log in all month, we’ve got you covered. Please note, the live portion of the festival (2-7 November) has now ended.

  • You will need to create an account to purchase your pass. You will use this account to access our Virtual Platform.
  • Virtual and Hybrid passes grant full-household access to our Virtual Platform, which is accessible through any smartphone, smart TV, tablet or device.
  • In Person festival passes are not valid for the virtual portion of Aesthetica Film Festival.


2-30 November Online

Unlimited Access Pass

Unlimited means unlimited. This all-inclusive pass grants the holder complete freedom within the virtual platform from 2 – 30 November, including film screenings, all live industry events and the Industry Marketplace. You can tune in every day for a month and celebrate creative talent in your home. The platform works across all devices. Valid from 2-30 November. Online only. You will need to create an account to purchase your pass.

One Week Pass

Looking for a virtual festival experience to enjoy from home? The One Week pass allows instant online access to film screenings, recorded industry events, 360 cinema and video library. Enjoy a full seven days of On Demand access to the festival, as if you were there in person. Valid for 7 days from first log in. Online only. You will need to create an account to purchase your One Week virtual pass.

24-Hour Pass

Log-on and access as many films as you can watch in one 24-hour time period. You will also have access to live streams if you activate your pass within the live dates of the festival, as well as content On Demand. You can use this as an opportunity to engage with some of the best new talent and visual storytelling. Valid for 24 hours from first log-in. Online only. You will need to create an account to purchase your pass.


Printed Programme

We all love print. It’s a wonderful feeling to experience the tactile nature of a printed programme in your hands – to flip through and mark off all the films and sessions that you’d like to see. We all have such fond memories of doing that at festivals, and this is your way to continue that tradition. This is the ultimate souvenir of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021.

Festival Tote Bag

We all need to say goodbye to single-use plastic. At Aesthetica, we love a good tote bag. If you use one every day, it will help to cut down on waste. Show your participation in ASFF 2021 – and your love of independent film – by using this tote as part of your daily life. Just because we’re experiencing the festival at home, doesn’t mean we can’t have festival accessories to use out and about.

VR Cardboard Headset

The power and thrill of experiencing 360 is like nothing else. Immersive cinema takes viewing to new heights. We are thrilled to offer you the chance to get your own Aesthetica and London College of Communication Screen School VR Cardboards. Log-in to your account on the platform using your phone, pop your phone in the Cardboard and experience 360 film from your home.

Festival Pack

Get ready for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021 with our Festival Pack! Here is everything you need to experience the festival in full force from your home. This pack comes with the official Tote Bag, cutting down on plastic usage. You will also receive a copy of the current issue of Aesthetica: the Art and Culture Magazine, the UK’s top publication for creatives. There is also a Google VR Cardboard Headset for viewing VR and 360 films from home, and finally, a copy of the printed Official Programme. The Festival Pack will be dispatched by Royal Mail and takes around 3-7 days to arrive.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are not transferable and cannot be shared or re-sold. For further details, click here.