Key Information

  • ASFF 2021 is taking place both virtually and in-person.
  • The in-person festival will run 2-7 November in the centre of York.
  • The virtual festival takes place on the Aesthetica Film Festival Platform. Content will be added to this between 2-7 November. This includes film screenings, virtual industry events and live streaming from the in-person festival.
  • From 8-30 November, all content – including all film screenings and recordings of industry masterclasses – will be available On Demand through the festival platform.



Booking Your Tickets

  • In Venue and Hybrid festival passes grant full access to live events at the festival in York. All events are free-to-attend with a pass, but you must register online, and your pass must be valid on the day of the event.
  • For live events and masterclasses you will be required to submit the reference number on your ticket to register.
  • Bootham School requires pre-booking for film screenings. This is the only venue to require registration for film screenings.
  • Virtual passes grant full access to the festival platform, online film screenings, as well as live and recorded content, including masterclasses, panel discussions and the digital Industry Marketplace.
  • Hybrid passes grant full access to both live events and digital events. For in-person sessions, registration is essential.
  • In Venue Passes grant full access to live events from 2-7 November. For in-person sessions, registration is essential.
  • The programme is subject to change at any time and will be updated digitally.
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Film Ratings & Family Friendly Screenings

  • Films are PG, 12A or 15, but some may be 18. Please see the programme for details.
  • All screenings suitable for children aged 4-12 will be classified as Family Friendly. Please see the festival programme for details of Family Friendly screenings.

Content Warnings

Some films contain themes viewers may find upsetting or distressing. These will be clearly indicated in the programme on each film listing, using the below key. Email if you have any questions.

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A – Abuse

AB – Abortion

ED – Eating Disorders

F – Flashing Lights

MH – Mental Health Issues

S – Explicit nudity / Sex

SH – Self Harm / Suicide

V – Extreme Violence

D – Discrimination