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The Virtual Format Explained

Navigate this year’s programme with ease.

In 2020, ASFF’s audiences are offered the full festival experience from home. Discover new cinema on demand and explore a rich programme of film screenings and live industry events.

ASFF’s Daily Strands

This year’s Official Selection Film Programme will be organised through six daily strands, curated by theme and including multiple genres. Each strand addresses key themes, encouraging wider conversations about the world in which we live.

The strands will be released at 08.00 (GMT) each morning from 3-8 November. For full information on each of the film strands, please refer to the programme.

Special Programmes & Live Events

Beyond the Official Selection, ASFF presents a unique festival experience, welcoming specially curated guest programmes, showcase screenings from leading film schools and universities, as well as an outstanding schedule of live industry events, featuring renowned speakers from across a range of crafts.

Live events, including showcase screenings, masterclasses and special events, take place on our Industry Live Channels. These are recorded and are then available On Demand until 30 November. Access live or watch in your own time.

For full listings of ASFF’s special events, including networking, pitching and the Industry Marketplace, please visit our Tickets & Events Page.