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.
ASFF also accepts works across multiple genres including: Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family Friendly, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.
£1,000 awarded to the Best of Festival Winner
Category winners are all nominated, but only one can take home the prestigious title.
Each film in the Official Selection is eligible to win the best film in its category.
ASFF is officially recognised by BAFTA, which means short films that are screened may be eligible for a BAFTA award in the future.
This award celebrates the achievement of directors with exception vision and offers a generous post-production package.
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.