Edinburgh Shorts gets animated at manipulate Festival 2018

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival created a new award in 2017 for Best Animation, to be presented annually at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. The inaugural award, presented on the ESFF closing night on Saturday November 11th, was won by French animator, Chloe Lesueur for her extraordinary short film TIS.

For manipulate 2018, we’re delighted to to have been asked to present a programme of some of our favourite animated short films […]

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ESFF 2017 FILMS UP FOR AN OSCAR!

We’re delighted that a couple of films screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, animated short Fox and The Whale by Robin Joseph and the Kenyan-shot drama Watu Wote/All of Us by Katja Benrath by have been nominated for Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards!

Good luck to both the films, we’ve got our fingers crossed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Submissions Now Open for 2018!

Dedicated to screening the best in International contemporary short film as well as programming
for other festivals across the UK & Internationally, the ESFF is now open for submission for short film-makers globally!

We’re also offering cash prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Film!

This year, we’re also excited to be curating film programmes for our 2018 partners:
DC Shorts – The US East Coast’s largest short film event,
Mecal – the Barcelona International Short Film Festival
Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film […]

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ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland continues for 2018 and we’ll be once again holding a joint award for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 ESFF in November! We’re also very excited to be curating a programme of animated short film at their Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation, manipulate 2018! The programme features some of our favourite animations from our 2017 edition:

Tis by Chloe Lesueur (ESFF 2017 Best Animated […]

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ESFF DAY 8 – REVIEW by THE WEE REVIEW

We’re delighted that The Wee Review dropped by our closing night at Summerhall on Saturday Nov 11th and pretty happy with the review they wrote as well!

It was a great night and we were very honoured to host no less than 34 guests and film-makers from literally all over the world!

Here’s to next year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Parts Missing

 

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The Wee Review shares the skinny on Edinburgh Shorts Day 1

We’re glad that Steven Fraser of The Wee Review came to our opening night and delighted with his review!

THE WEE REVIEW: EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – IBERIAN ANIMATION

 

 

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Edinburgh Shorts 2017 Opening Tonight, Check out our trailer!

We’re excited that the Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens tonight at the Filmhouse and here’s a look at this year’s excellent trailer

Edited by the faboulous Finn Kati Niemela and a specially composed soundtrack craftily created by the cunning Callum Rankine!

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Script Pitch Competition Finalists!

We’re very pleased to announce the finalists in this years 2017 Script Pitch Competition!

In no particular order, the entrants judged to have written the best 5 minute script are:

Beth Cameron
Rosanna Scott
David Macpherson
Gidni Lindal Benediktson
Jo Osborne
Stephen Beavis
Fraser Coull

The finalists will be pitching in front of a judging panel lead by James Mavor, head of the MA Screenwriting course at Screen Academy Scotland and including Eddie McFadden of the Scottish Screenwriters, Yasmin Al-Hibithi of the 2017 EIFF Youth […]

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EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 AWARD NOMINEES

We’re delighted to announce the nominees for this year’s awards for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

From over 1400 films, we selected 78 for screening, with over 30 award winning shorts, films fresh from Cannes and BAFTA awards as well as at festivals internationally, we selected the following outstanding shorts for recognition:

RISING STAR AWARD 2017 NOMINEES:

Karsten Dahlem for ‘PRINCESS’

Alia Ghafar for ‘SALT & SAUCE’

Noemi Schneider for ‘RUNAWAY’

Roozbeh Misaghi for ‘TURQUOISE’

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM NOMINEES:

Gabriel Bohmer […]

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017: Drama Preview

You can bin the Beckett and chuck the Chekov this Autumn, because all the drama is happening at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’s a wealth of top notch UK & International drama screening this year and we’re giving you a once-only chance to immerse yourself in some of this year’s best short film dramas. From short story adaptations to drama based on true stories, there’s no shortage of excellent examples of film-makers creating a drama […]

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