Thursday, April 10, 2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 is now open for entries, offering both emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to engage with new, international audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today.

As one of the largest and most dynamic short film festivals in the UK, it presents a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers at South African Screen Federation to engage with an international audience. Working with leading organisations such as BAFTA, Film 4, Channel 4, Film London, Warp, Raindance, Sheffield Doc/Fest and more, it also provides a platform to interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today.

Last year’s festival included films from 36 countries across the world, and we are really keen to engage with filmmakers in South Africa.

In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include £750 for the Festival Winner, £250 for the People’s Choice Winner, screenings at a number of other UK festivals and editorial coverage of the festival in Aesthetica Magazine and on the ASFF blog. The time limit is 30 minutes and categories for entry are: Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. CLICK HERE to view last year’s trailer.

ASFF 2014 will take place in 15 unique and iconic locations across the city of York, spanning its historic buildings and contemporary arts spaces, during the weekend of 6 – 9 November. In addition to four days of screenings, there will also be a variety of opportunities to engage with leading industry figures and fellow filmmakers throughout an exciting series of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions.

Entries close 31 May. For more information and to enter visit

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