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Local Filmmaker selected for the Ninth Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Regarded as a creative hub for the avant-garde, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a hotbed for talent discovery and a key annual event for emerging filmmakers to meet alongside eminent personalities from the world of film. Aiming to connect emerging and established filmmakers, the festival attracts those passionate about creating original and compelling short films.

Filmmaker Robert dos Santos has been selected out of thousands of entries to screen Light at this year’s festival. Robert dos Santos will be representing South Africa at this year’s prestigious event, with thousands of visitors expected to journey from all over the world to celebrate independent filmmaking at its finest.

Robert dos Santos will have the chance to meet and network with those shaping the industry today, gain expert advice from key representatives at specialist masterclass events and build relationships with international practitioners working in a range of genres.

Chosen for the Official Selection, Light is in competition to receive several awards, each recognising outstanding talent in filmmaking practise. These include Best in Category, Festival Winner, People’s Choice Award, amongst other prestigious awards chosen by a jury of industry experts and presented at the infamous Awards Ceremony.

Previous alumni have gone on to exchange ideas and collaborate with some of the world’s most acclaimed talents, achieving further award success with wins at the Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Sundance Film Festival.

Audiences can support Robert dos Santos and experience independent storytelling in the historic city of York, UK, at this leading cultural event for film and digital culture, taking place between 6-10 November.

Find out more and view the Official Programme here:

Follow Robert dos Santos on: Instagram: @rob_dos (


Join the conversation using #ASFF2018 and follow ASFF on:

Twitter: @asffest

Instagram: @asffestival

Facebook: @aestheticashortfilmfest

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