Call for entries
Deadline: 31 May 2012

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012
is now open for entries
We’re keen to see entries from all across the world and even just a quick tweet would be very helpful! You can join us at and please feel free to use the copy below:

@asffest 2012 now open for entries! New venues, talks, special programmes & more! Films under 25m, any genre. Enter today

ASFF 2012 takes place in the historic city of York, UK from 8 – 11 November. The screenings will cover a wide variety of genres and filmic styles, including: drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists’ film. The films will be showcased across 15 iconic locations in the city, from medieval halls to boutique cinemas and in addition to four days of screenings there will also be a series of master classes, workshops and networking with leading industry figures.

The winner will also receive £500 among other prizes and screenings at a number of other UK festivals and the runner-up will receive £250. A shortlist of finalists will be included on the ASFF Sampler DVD, which will be distributed with the December 2012 issue of Aesthetica Magazine, an international arts and culture publication.

ASFF 2012 Submission Guidelines
– Running times up to 25mins.

– English language, dubbed in to English or with English subtitles.

– Entries to be submitted by DVD with no regional coding.

– Please include: An entry form with Order Reference Number, Director’s name, country of production, running time.

– Plus full contact details including postal address, telephone number and email address.

– Your film must not be in breach of any copyright, including music or sound contained in your entry.

– Films of any genre are accepted.

Entry is £15 and the deadline for submissions is 31 May 2012.

ASFF is hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, which is an internationally recognised brand, with a combined online and print audience of 100,000 + worldwide. The brand engages with the arts both in the UK, Europe and further a field and Aesthetica’s editorial combines dynamic content with compelling critical debate, attracting a high-profile, culturally aware audience.