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York Theatre Royal is ASFF’s New Festival Hub

This November, York Theatre Royal is home to the new Aesthetica Short Film Festival Hub. The perfect location to kick-start the festival experience, the Hub offers audiences the opportunity to learn more about the 300 films screening across 5 days. It is a destination to pick up tickets and receive essential information regarding the 100 industry events, networking sessions and pitching opportunities taking place across the festival. With friendly staff on hand to help, the location is the heart of BAFTA-Qualifying ASFF.

Creating a map between York’s most visited sites, the venues for the annual Aesthetica Short Film Festival offer a cinematic playground. Each location has been chosen to be part of a wider cultural and geographical exchange, enhancing the festival experience for both local, national and international audiences. Connecting old with new, the eclectic mix of historic and contemporary buildings come together to celebrate the possibilities of film across the city.

The BAFTA-Qualifying Festival returns across 5 days with its most diverse programme to date. The short form Official Selection spans 12 genres; Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family Friendly, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. New for 2018, the event introduces a range of VR, Narrative and Documentary feature films.

ASFF runs 7-11 November. See the programme here. Tickets available here.

The Festival Hub at York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD, is open Tuesday 6 – Sunday 11 November, 09:00 – 18:00.