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