Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking. In 2021, the Aesthetica Film Festival takes place both in-person, in the centre of York, and virtually through our unique online platform. Cinema screenings and a selection of live events will take place 2-7 November, across multiple venues.

This year’s Official Selection Film Programme is organised through six strands, curated by theme and including multiple genres. Each strand addresses key themes, encouraging wider conversations about the world in which we live. Mariam Mekiwi's Before I Forget (2018) is part of the programme Africa in Motion: Focus on North Africa.

Now in its fifteenth year, Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual film festival based in Glasgow that brings the best of African Cinema to new audiences in Scotland and beyond. In this programme, AiM director Liz Chege presents a selection of standout films from previous editions that between them offer contrasting but compelling visions of North Africa. These three filmmakers from AiM, part of a wave of exciting new voices emerging from the region, use surreal imagery, absurd humour and dream logic to explore overlapping themes of solidarity, hope, fear and resistance.  

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4. November - 30. November 2021
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 
York, GB

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