Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) has announced its programme for 2016, with an even bigger line-up of films, masterclass sessions and networking opportunities to celebrate the festival’s 6th anniversary. 

3 films from New Zealand have been selected to screen as part of this year’s Official Selection, featuring 400 exceptional works. ASFF is delighted to showcase MERGE outstanding filmmaking talent to audiences comprised of film fans, filmmakers and leading figures in the industry today. This is an outstanding achievement, as competition has been extremely fierce for a place in the Official Selection this year. 


Matasila Freshwater’s animation is set in a dystopic New Zealand, where the struggle for food and resources takes a heavy toll on society. A peculiar scientist, LECTA, takes it upon herself to solve this crisis.



Louise Leitch’s drama is the story of a blind date taking a turn for the worst two expats seek refuge in their imaginations and each other to escape reality.


Madam Black    

Ivan Barge’s comedy follows a glamour photographer who runs over a child's pet and he is forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.


ASFF 2016 takes place next week, from 3 – 6 November in 15 venues across York.

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Time & Date

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 12:00 AM - Sunday, 6 November 2016, 12:00 AM



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