12 Days left to submit to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

12 days to go for submissions to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’s awards for best film and best animation, our global touring programme
and some full houses waiting to see them.
We’re looking for the finest shorts known to man, so if your film is a contender then
now’s the time and now is the hour!

Max length; 25 mins
Any genre,
Any nationality
Deadline June 25

Graphic images designed by Federica Pugliese

 

SUBMISSIONS 2018

 

By |June 13th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on 12 Days left to submit to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Life’s A Beach – ESFF Screens at Sardinia Film Festival 2018

The Sardinia Film Festival launches again on 28th June 2018, bringing around 250 short films from across the world to the lovely island of Sardinia.
With open-air piazza screenings, networking events, some quite glamourous award ceremonies and staffed by some very friendly islanders, lead by Carlo Dessi, the Sardinia Film Festival is one of our favourite film events!

We’re excited to be screening there again this year and looking forward to sharing some of our favourite shorts […]

By |June 9th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Life’s A Beach – ESFF Screens at Sardinia Film Festival 2018

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Final Deadline is Nigh! Monday June 25th 2018

The ESFF screens 8 nights of short film every Autumn at cinemas across Edinburgh, featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films from drama to documentary, comedy to animation, experimental to web series.

We’re also awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short AND we’re working with around 8 partner festivals and arts events to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally.

But get your skates on – The FINAL Deadline is Monday […]

By |June 6th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival Final Deadline is Nigh! Monday June 25th 2018

ESFF visits Florence for Firenze FilmCorti 2018: Preview

Our new partners for 2018 are Florence’s FilmCorti Festival which holds annual screenings of live-action short films every June and a specialised animation programme each October.

FIRENZE FILMCORTI 2018

 

The short film festival is in it’s 5th year and specialises in screening films previously never shown in Italy, while making awards for the best films screened at each event. The festival also partners Slovakia’s Fest Anca International Animation Festival among others and screens between June 14 to […]

By |May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ESFF visits Florence for Firenze FilmCorti 2018: Preview

ESFF Regular Deadline Looms!

Last day is Friday May 25th for Regular Deadline entries via our platform partners Film Freeway, Film Festival Life and Withoutabox BUT
you can still submit via our website till Monday 28th!

SUBMISSIONS 2018

By |May 20th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Regular Deadline Looms!

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #5 – Alia Ghafar

Another in our series of film-maker interviews, this time with Glasgow-based Alia Ghafar, whose excellent coming-of-age drama SALT & SAUCE deservedly won our Rising Star Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

We’re looking forward to screening SALT & SAUCE to audiences at Hidden Door and Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June!

 

By |May 19th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #5 – Alia Ghafar

Film-Maker Interview #1 – Damon Mohl The Expedition

In the first of a series of interviews with film-makers from last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. we talked to US artist and film-maker, Damon Mohl about his short film ‘The Expedition’, an animated film that traces a surreal journey into the wilderness with explorers facing their fears, whilst traversing a frozen tundra, partly filmed in East Lothian during the 2015 ESFF and in locations all over Boulder County and in the Indian Peaks, the amazing cinematography […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Film-Maker Interview #1 – Damon Mohl The Expedition

Backstage Magazine are coming to Edinburgh!

The Brooklyn-based acting and casting magazine Backstage are coming to the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018!

Backstage are the only worldwide print and online casting resource, Backstage reaches thousands of highly trained, experienced, and specialized performers,

We’re excited to be hosting our new partners, Backstage at this year’s festival and we’re also very pleased to be able to offer  free casting services and exclusive access to our website to our film-makers via the link:

BACKSTAGE 

The code for our […]

By |March 28th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Backstage Magazine are coming to Edinburgh!

Shore Scripts Competitions & Edinburgh Shorts

Our writer pals at Shore Scripts regularly offer some of the best film-related prizes around and this year they are putting up awards of between $9,000 –  $15,000 in production funding and equipment hire for the winning screenplay of their latest Short Film Fund competition!
The prize money will be aimed at turning the winning script into a completed short film and we’d be delighted to screen the winning film at next year’s ESFF!
We’re also delighted […]

By |March 17th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Shore Scripts Competitions & Edinburgh Shorts

Love Film, Love Filmmakers!

February is for lovers, but we’d like to spread the lovin’ feeling to film-makers as well, so we’re offering a special submissions discount code valid only from Friday 23rd February to Sunday 25th!

The code offers a 20% discount for entries to the 2018 ESFF :

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/EdinburghShortFilmFestival
using the 20% discount code:weheartfilms
 
The code will only become active on Friday Feb 23rd –  valid till Sunday night Feb 25th

 

 

 

By |February 21st, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Love Film, Love Filmmakers!