Matt Greenhalgh: Supermarket Girl, Short Film from ASFF

BAFTA award winning screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh’s touching drama Supermarket Girl was a huge success at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2012. The short film follows the blossoming friendship between two supermarket workers, after endearingly awkward trolley attendant Andy discovers he shares a secret with lost and lonely checkout girl Michelle. Featured in festivals internationally, Supermarket Girl was screened in various venues across York last November as part of ASFF, including the impressive 15th Century Guildhall building located on the River Ouse. Matt also hosted a masterclass at the festival last year, which focused on screen writing and tips on how to succeed in the industry. There is still chance to submit a short film for ASFF 2013, the deadline is 31 May.

ASFF allows for both budding and established filmmakers to connect with new, worldwide audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today. High profile attendees in 2012 included representatives from Warp, BAFTA, Channel 4 and Raindance. Over 200 films will be screened at this unique event, in 15 iconic locations across the historic city of York, uniting a stunning setting with cultural experience.

In addition to great exposure at the festival, the Winner will receive £750 among other prizes and screenings at a number of other UK festivals; the People’s Choice Winner will receive £250. A shortlist of finalists will be included on the ASFF Sampler DVD, which will be distributed with the December 2013 issue of Aesthetica Magazine, the international arts and culture publication. Finalists will also be included in an editorial feature in the magazine, which has a worldwide audience of 140,000.

ASFF are looking for films 25 minutes and under of all genres to screen at the festival in November 2013. Entry is £15 and the deadline for submissions is 31 May 2013. For more information, please visit

1. Supermarket Girl, Matt Greenhalgh, courtesy of ASFF.