AWARDS 2017

We’re delighted to announce our new awards structure for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival! We’re offering a clutch of new awards and prizes for film-makers from the films selected for exhibition at our 2017 edition including cash prizes, industry opportunities, trophies, film festival invitations, one-to-one seminar with award-winning Estonian animator, Ulo Pikkov and one of our rather lovely trophies in association with our partners for 2017 the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and Puppet Animation Scotland.

Our previous winners last year were the young directors, Charlie Edwards-Moss & Joe Williams for the outstanding comedy-thriller ‘Duke’s Pursuit’ and in 2015 we gave the award to Stuart Edwards for the charming and very funny documentary, ‘A Wee Night In’.

BEST FILM AWARD

To be awarded to the director of the overall best film exhibited at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Prize: Cash award, tickets to film festivals, industry opportunities, trophy.
Winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.
Judges: The winner will be selected by the ESFF Festival selection committee by secret ballot.

BEST ANIMATED FILM AWARD

To be awarded to the director(s) of the best animated film selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
The award will aim to recognise and celebrate significant creative and technical innovation and control.
Eligibility: Any director(s) of an animated short film selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival will be eligible.
Prize: Cash Prize, and  a unique opportunity, during Puppet Animation Scotland’s manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2018, to have a one-to-one seminar with eminent Estonian animated film maker and teacher Ulo Pikkov about any aspect of their working practice, and to attend festival films screenings at both Manipulate and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

RISING STAR AWARD

To be awarded to the director(s) of the best film from a young film-maker or a film-maker new to film-making.
Eligibility: One or more of the directors should be aged 16-25 or have made not more than 3 short films.
Prize: Cash award, tickets to film festivals, industry opportunities, trophy
Judges: The winner will be selected by the ESFF Festival selection committee by secret ballot.

In addition, the film made by the winner of the Best Director award will be featured on our touring programme for other festivals during our 2018 season. Details of our partner festivals for 2018 will  be announced soon.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival & MMBF

PUPPET ANIMATION SCOTLAND PARTNERS EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

 

We’re also pleased to announce that with our partnership with Inktip – the US-based screenwriters agency which will provide a free
listing of the winning  film’s screenplay on their site:

Edinburgh Short Film Festival & Inktip