Aesthetica Short Film Festival


Years running: 12 (since 2011)

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

One of best Britain's Short Film Festivals


Aesthetica is looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are fresh out of film school or have been making films for years, Aesthetica team want to hear from you.

Festival is BAFTA Qualifying and accepts films in all genres: Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.


  • Screenings at the BAFTA Qualifying ASFF 2017
  • Award for Festival Winner — £750
  • the Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay — £1,000
  • Best Film in each category — £250
  • People’s Choice — £250 
  • Festival screenings in various guest programmes at other major film festivals
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine and on Aesthetica’s online channels


  • Your film must not be in breach of any copyright, including music or sound contained in your entry.
  • We will accept submissions of films that have previously screened elsewhere, including at other festivals.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United Kingdom

Official Website



Aesthetica Short Film Festival
PO Box 371
YO23 1WL

Phone: (+44) 1904 629 137


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 01, 2021
  • Deadline
    May 31, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    June 05, 2022
  • Notifications
    August 31, 2022
  • Event Dates
    1 — 30 November 2022
Categories & Fees

Films in all genres. The maximum running time for any submitted film is 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — $34
  • Regular Deadline — $49

Narrative & documentary running between 60 and 120 minutes.

  • Deadline — $54
  • Regular Deadline — $68
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