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Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2024

Submissions are open for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2024. The focus is on the topics that are the most meaningful, pressing and present in our world. Diversity of subject matter and styles is welcomed.

Short film submissions are accepted across multiple genres: Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.

Selected films will screen in competition and be eligible for coveted awards, including Best in Category and the Best of Festival Award. The festival is BAFTA-Qualifying for short films and £5,000 of cash prizes are up for grabs.

All established or emerging filmmakers, who are driving film forward through inspirational and innovative works, are invited to submit their work.

There is no required completion date for screening, but films completed in the past 2 years are preferred.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), founded in 2011, is an international film festival taking place at the beginning of November in the UK. It is a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

The 14th edition of the Aesthetica Film Festival will run from 6-30 November 2024 in York, UK.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2024 – Submission Fees

  • Regular Submissions (1 December – 31 May 2024)
    • Shorts: £27
    • Features: £43
    • 360, VR & Immersive: £39
  • Late Submissions (1 – 7 June 2024)
    • Shorts: £39
    • Features: £55
    • 360, VR & Immersive: £49