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Aesthetica Film Festival 2022

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Aesthetica is the destination for independent cinema. We are delighted to be hosting the 12th edition of the festival both in-person in York and online. We’re offering a range of tickets, with a mixture of live and hybrid formats, so you can choose how and when you experience the best new film. Here’s what to expect for this year’s jam-packed edition.

Screening Programme

Discover the best new and independent cinema from across the globe. This year, we're showcasing diverse selection of shorts and features: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Thriller, Music Video, Dance. There's also the opportunity to immerse yourself in VR & 360.

Industry Sessions

This year's selection of masterclasses is world-class. For 2022, we welcome BAFTA, Oscar and BIFA-winning directors, actors and producers, who each represent prestigious organisations such as Ubisoft, BFI, Framestore, BBC, Channel 4, ICA, Guardian Documentaries, BBC Writersroom, Film 4, Industrial Light & Magic and more.

Our speakers include Director Tom Kingsley (This is Going to Hurt), Executive Producer Lizzie Francke (This is England, The Souvenir), Production Designer Cristina Casali (The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Misbehaviour), Actor Philip Barantini (Band of Brothers, Chernobyl), Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man) and Carly Brown (The Crown, Belfast). Click here to learn more.

Connections

Build relationships, seek out collaborations, make lasting memories. Our Networking Sessions, Pitching events and Workshops are a key part of the festival programme and where connections are made. Click here to learn more.

Live festival takes place 1-6 November York, UK. Virtual festival continues On Demand until 30 November. Click here to learn more.

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