Call for Entries: Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Submissions for the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) are now open!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ASFF wants to hear from filmmakers pushing the boundaries of cinema. As one of the UK’s cinematic hotbeds for new talent, filmmakers can submit their Short films, Feature films, and VR works for consideration.

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

Entries close May 31, 2020.  Submit your film here.


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 recognized by BAFTA, which means short films that are screened may be eligible for a BAFTA award in the future.
  • HIJACK Visionary / Film Hub Polaris Award
    These awards celebrate achievement of directors with exceptional vision, and also filmmakers based in the North of England. Sponsored by HIJACK and BFI NETWORK.
  • People’s Choice Award
    All festival-goers 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 their print and digital platforms.