Celebrating 10 Years: Aesthetica Short Film Festival

 Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is looking for new filmmaking talent.

We want to hear from filmmakers pushing the boundaries of cinema. ASFF is a landmark destination for talent discovery and independent filmmaking, sitting amongst the UK’s most prestigious film festivals. 

Entries are now open for our 10th anniversary. Open to Shorts, Features, VR & 360 films, we?re looking for innovative, cutting-edge and bold stories from around the world.

ASFF also accepts works across multiple genres including: Advertising, Animation, Artists? Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family Friendly, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. 

Submissions close 31 May 2020.


ASFF Prizes Include:

  •         £1,000 awarded to the Best of Festival Winner
    Category winners are all nominated, but only one can take home the prestigious title. 


  •          Best in Category Awards
    Each film in the Official Selection is eligible to win the best film in its category.


  •        BAFTA Eligibility
    ASFF is officially recognised by BAFTA, which means short films that are screened may be eligible for a BAFTA award in the future.


  •          HIJACK Visionary Filmmaker Award
    This award celebrates the achievement of directors with exception vision and offers a generous post-production package.


  •        People’s Choice Award

All festivalgoers are invited to vote for their favourite film. This award is chosen by audiences throughout the festival?s five day run.


ASFF supports its alumni before, during and after the festival. Official Selection filmmakers receive extensive coverage across all our print and digital platforms.