Deadline: 31 May 2020
Call for entries

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF)

The 2020 competition is looking for filmmakers who are pushing boundaries and telling bold, innovative stories in new ways. There are four weeks to go – submissions close 31 May, 2020.

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 still open for our 10th anniversary. Open to Shorts, Features, VR & 360 films.

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

We are still planning on delivering the 2020 festival 4-8 November in 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 favourite 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.

Submit your work by 31 May for a chance to screen at the 2020 event. Find out more: