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ASFF is looking for advertising films with unique concepts, engaging messages and beautiful imagery. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for ... More
ASFF is looking for advertising films with unique concepts, engaging messages and beautiful imagery. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

Animation offers a new way of looking at the world around us. ASFF encourages filmmakers to lead us on a journey outside the norm, exploring new techn... More
Animation offers a new way of looking at the world around us. ASFF encourages filmmakers to lead us on a journey outside the norm, exploring new techniques, gripping narratives and individual perspectives. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

ASFF constantly strives to explore the world through new eyes. Abstract, creative and deeply original, this genre questions the notion of storytelling... More
ASFF constantly strives to explore the world through new eyes. Abstract, creative and deeply original, this genre questions the notion of storytelling, looking to new techniques for a truly unique sense of narrative. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

Laugh out loud funny or quietly dark. Comedy is subjective. ASFF is looking for films that suit all tastes, encompassing subjects of the norm, the biz... More
Laugh out loud funny or quietly dark. Comedy is subjective. ASFF is looking for films that suit all tastes, encompassing subjects of the norm, the bizarre and the other worldly. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

Bodily expression is a beautiful thing. ASFF is looking for dance films that break down the barriers between traditional and modern, carving the way f... More
Bodily expression is a beautiful thing. ASFF is looking for dance films that break down the barriers between traditional and modern, carving the way for a new language through the unlimited possibilities of choreography. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

From global politics to local communities, this genre looks at everyday phenomena, pulling at the strings of reality and offering an emotive, responsi... More
From global politics to local communities, this genre looks at everyday phenomena, pulling at the strings of reality and offering an emotive, responsive and hard-hitting representation of life. ASFF looks for the untold stories, that inform and engage. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

Drama is the largest category at ASFF. We're looking for shorts that are complicated, profound and devastatingly human, triggering deeply embedde... More
Drama is the largest category at ASFF. We're looking for shorts that are complicated, profound and devastatingly human, triggering deeply embedded feelings through an intimate lens. From grief and frustration, to desire and hope, we're looking for shorts that provoke a reaction. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

Films that subvert the idea of established norms, favouring the fluency of non-conformity and futuristic visions. Let us be carried away by awe-inspir... More
Films that subvert the idea of established norms, favouring the fluency of non-conformity and futuristic visions. Let us be carried away by awe-inspiring visuals and undeterminable landscapes that boast new depths of invention. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

Fashion film is taking new journeys into experimentation and collaboration. ASFF is inspired by 21st century trends and the creation of new aesthetics... More
Fashion film is taking new journeys into experimentation and collaboration. ASFF is inspired by 21st century trends and the creation of new aesthetics whilst reworking the very notion of the moving image, asking questions around fashion film, advertising and branded content. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

Demonstrating a powerful collaboration between choreography, set design and contemporary music, ASFF looks for fast-paced shorts tie multiple imaginat... More
Demonstrating a powerful collaboration between choreography, set design and contemporary music, ASFF looks for fast-paced shorts tie multiple imaginations together. From filmmakers and producers, to dancers and performance artists, this strand stretches wholeheartedly into the notion of expression through spontaneous outbursts of melody and rhythm. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

ASFF seeks to plunge into the darker sides of humanity. Thriller showcases some of the finest elements of filmmaking, tapping into narratives that rai... More
ASFF seeks to plunge into the darker sides of humanity. Thriller showcases some of the finest elements of filmmaking, tapping into narratives that raise the pulse and enliven audiences with a subtle persuasion of the emotions. Films under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

We are looking for works from filmmakers and video artists that taken us on a journey outside of our natural confides. As technology progresses at an ... More
We are looking for works from filmmakers and video artists that taken us on a journey outside of our natural confides. As technology progresses at an incredible rate, we're looking for the best collaborations in moving image, audience interactivity and new technology. Projects under 30 minutes will be considered for this category. Important! VR & immersive experiences should be compatable with Oculus Rift setups. Less

For the first time, Aesthetica is accepting feature film submissions. Our narrative category is open to submissions across drama, thriller, comedy, an... More
For the first time, Aesthetica is accepting feature film submissions. Our narrative category is open to submissions across drama, thriller, comedy, animation and beyond. We're looking for high quality features from independent filmmakers and established auteurs. Films over 60 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

For the first time, Aesthetica is accepting feature film submissions. Our documentary category is open to submissions across of factual content explor... More
For the first time, Aesthetica is accepting feature film submissions. Our documentary category is open to submissions across of factual content exploring any subject. We want to showcase films that make us laugh, cry and question ourselves, but most importantly, we want our audiences to engage with the truth. We're looking for high quality features from independent documentarians and established auteurs. Films over 60 minutes will be considered for this category. Less

ASFF is looking for innovative filmmakers who are exploring the space around them. 360 film is there perfect opportunity to immerse our audiences in a... More
ASFF is looking for innovative filmmakers who are exploring the space around them. 360 film is there perfect opportunity to immerse our audiences in a story. Important: 360 films will be viewed and exhibited on Oculus Go headsets. Please ensure that your work is available in MP4 format compatible with this headset. Less


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