The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), a BAFTA-Qualifying event, will be celebrating 10 years! The 2020 competition is looking for filmmakers who are pushing boundaries and telling bold, innovative stories in new ways.
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 their 10th anniversary. Open to Shorts, Features, VR & 360 films, they’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. VR and Feature Projects.
Submissions close 31 May 2020. They are still planning on delivering the 2020 festival: 4-8 November, York, UK.
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 favorite film. This award is chosen by audiences throughout the festival’s five day run.
- Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
ASFF supports its alumni before, during and after the festival. Official Selection filmmakers receive extensive coverage across all our print and digital platforms.