ESFF ON TOUR
Each year we curate programmes, from our submissions, for our partner film festivals and arts events across Scotland and internationally, and we’re already excited about our guest programme tours for 2018! It’s going to be a busy year, as we’re working with no less than 7 partners over 2018!
Manipulate 2018 Visual Theatre Festival
Scotland’s leading puppet & animation festival which is organised by Puppet Animations Scotland. We’ve already worked with PAS who juried and presented our new Best Animation award and prizes at this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival and we’re delighted to repay their efforts by curating a programme of some of our best animated shorts from the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Date: Saturday January 27th 2018
Venue: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
MECAL – Barcelona Int. Short Film & Animation Festival
For the opening night at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, we were delighted to welcome Roberto Barrueco, the Festival Director for MECAL, Barcelona International Short Film Festival, who presented a guest-curated programme of Iberian animation to our audiences here in Edinburgh.
We’re very happy to return the favour and we’ll be screening a night of ESFF short films at Mecal in Barcelona this March!
Date: tbc – March 2018
EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS: Translating Travels Exhibition 2018
Established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain, Edinburgh Printmakers is an organisation dedicated to the practice of fine art printmaking and arts exhibitions and artist courses. We’ve been invited to curate a programme of short film for their Translating Travels arts project. The project will see a curated programme of ESFF short films screened as part of the Exhibition which opens in April 2018 and runs to early June 2018.
Date: April – June 2018
Venue: Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL
We were very pleased to be asked to curate a programme of short film for the Fastnet Film Festival last year and we’re very pleased to be partnering them again for their 2018 edition. We’re curating a programme of short films for Fastnet FF 2018 and as it’s one of our favourite film festivals, we’re very much looking forward to visiting again this year! We recently completed a short doc about our trip (filmed and edited by Alexandra Person)
which you can see here
Date: tbc May 2018
Venue: Harbour Hotel, Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland
HIDDEN DOOR 2018
Hidden Door is Edinburgh’s unique arts festival which, each year, transforms abandoned spaces, filling them with theatre, art, music and film.
We’ve been curating film programmes for Hidden Door since 2014 and we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be back at Hidden Door 2018 with another 2 nights of some of the best short films from our 2017 editition!
This year, the events take place at the abandoned Leith Theatre and the equally abandoned State Cinema on Great Junction Street, which will be where we’ll be screening this year!
Date: tbc 25 May – 3 June 2018
Venue: State Cinema, Leith, Edinburgh
SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Another of our favourite film festivals, the Sardinia Film Festival runs in June each year on the beautiful Mediterranean island! Replete with al fresco screenings, networking and industry events, the SFF has been one of our partner festivals since 2015.
We’re looking forward to curating for them again for their 2018 edition and Sardinia FF is a festival we can very much recommend!
Date: tbc June 2018
FILMCORTI FIRENZE FESTIVAL 2018
Another new partner festival for 2018 is the Florence Short Film Festival, FilmCorti Firenze which hosts short film screenings in the beautiful Tuscan city during June 2018. We’ll be putting together a programme of shorts for the festival which runs annually in June, 2018 is their 5th edition and there’s competitive prizes and some very supportive audiences!
Date: Friday June 15th 2018
ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL 2018
We’re looking forward to programming short films for their Inaugural event which runs September 28th
to September 30th and to inviting the festival director Guido Casale to Edinburgh for the 2018 ESFF.
The AFF Jury President is one of Italy’s most well-known directors, Gianluca Arcopinto producer of the hit TV
series ‘Gomorrah’ based on the excellent Italian feature of the same name and with a beautiful location
in the old theatre, the Auditorium Sirena, in Pescara.
Date: September 2018
Venue: Auditorium Sirena
LEITH FESTIVAL 2018
We’re going back to our roots down in Leith at the Granary, with a screening for the 2018 Leith Festival, Edinburgh’s biggest community festival and the longest running community festival, dating back to 1907
Date: Sunday June 10th
Venue: The Granary, Leith, 32-34 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QN