About Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Devoted to screening short film from Edinburgh, Scotland and around the world, The ESFF
evolved from the Leith Short Film Festival in 2011 and has shown everything – from the first
film made in Somalia in 20 years, to Oscar nominated shorts from Australia, the USA and
Ireland, as well as short films smuggled out of China and Iran – and hosted visiting film-makers
from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and all over the UK.
We have hosted Q and A sessions with Mark Kermode, held pavement cinema screenings
at pancake kiosk in town, hosted a night of Shetlandic shorts with visiting Viking warriors, and we’ve
taken some of our best short films on tour to the Sardinia Film Festival and also to the
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.
Our plans for next year include holding screenings in Tokyo at Short Shorts Film Festival,
Japan’s biggest short film event, and we’re planning on holding screenings of animated shorts,
curating short film nights for Hidden Door Arts Festival and much more!
Our dedicated team are:
Paul Bruce: Festival Director
Carys Evans Assistant Director
Yulia Kovanova: Artistic Director
Federica Pugliese: Project Co-Ordinator
Alexandra Person: Film Unit Co-Ordinator
Amanda Rogers: Media Content Co-ordinator
Laura Meriläinen: Film Recording
Diego Maria Malara: Film Recording
Alice Shone International Festival Partnerships Co-ordinator