Wednesday 8 November – Sunday 12 November
£14 per day for York Residents | £28 per day for non-Residents

The BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns for its 13th year and provides York Residents with 50% Off Tickets with #YorkDays.

Each year, the Festival welcomes thousands of attendees in a vibrant celebration of independent cinema, VR experiences, and video games. Spanning animation, comedy, documentary, thriller and more, the event is perfect for people of all ages and backgrounds and even includes special family friendly screenings for those with small children.

In addition to short films, feature films, video games, and VR, the event also includes a wide range of social events, industry sessions, sound installations and exhibitions which take place at venues across the city including NCEM, City Screen, Yorkshire Museum, York Explore Library, and more.

One of the most exciting events taking place at NCEM on Saturday 11 November, will be the award ceremony and premiere of this year’s Listening Pitch – a collection of films inspired by sound and commissioned by Aesthetica’s partners at Audible.

Click here for the full festival Programme.

Event Date: 08/11/2023 10:00 am - 12/11/2023 7:00 pm

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