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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018

Starts: 7th Nov 2018

The BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) returns for it's eight edition, showcasing over 300 films and hosting 85 industry events, across the city of York, UK.


Start Date

7th Nov 2018

End Date

11th Nov 2018





The eighth edition of the BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) will take place in York from 7 to 11 November. It will combine 85 industry-led events with over 300 screenings, across 18 venues across the city. ASFF's unqiue programme offers a series of masterclasses that cover diverse subject matter relating to the changing landscape of film, as well as networking sessions, special events and showcase screenings. Prizes will be presented for the Best Film in each category and a Festival Winner, alongside nominations from The Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay and People’s Choice.

New for 2018, the festival will also explore unprecedented forms of storytelling, opening submissions up to Virtual Reality (VR) projects. ASFF will also open submissions to narrative and documentary feature film submissions, over 60 minutes. The decision was inspired by festival's alumni who have since gone on to achieve further success, most notably Francis Lee, the West Yorkshire filmmaker and director of God’s Own Country, his 2017 debut feature film.

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Select venues are fully accessible.


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