Skip to main content
Submitted by on 10 February 2018
Start date
End date


Call for Entries: Submissions Open for 2019

The 9th BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival



11 festival venues in York, England


                                                                                                                                            Balfta     Aes-2019



Submissions are open for the 9th edition of the BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF).




Celebrating innovation and excellence in filmmaking, ASFF is looking for emerging and established practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of filmmaking forward to showcase their talent and innovative work to wider audiences at the 2019 event.

Filmmakers can submit their Short Films, Feature Films or VR & 360 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 31 May.

Previous festival winners have accrued international acclaim, achieving further nominations and prizes worldwide - most recently, ASFF's 2018 Best of Festival Winner, Black Sheep, which has since been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards.

Prizes Include:

·         £1,000 awarded to the Festival Winner

·         Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay (£1,000)

·         Screenings at a BAFTA-Qualifying festival

·         Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 400,000)


Deadline is May 31, 2019

Check the guidelines & submissions criteria under

Festival homepage: