Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. The festival is a celebration of independent short film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

Each year, ASFF attracts thousands of entries. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, ASFF showcases over 300 international films from emerging and established filmmakers in various venues across the city of York. The programme also includes industry masterclasses, networking sessions and panel discussions.

ASFF is organised by Aesthetica, one of the leading publications for art, design and photography, highlighting some of the most important artists at work today, both established and emerging, through detailed features and stunning imagery. The magazine includes in-depth coverage of new exhibitions and artists, photography and film, making it a go-to-guide for all art and culture lovers across the world.