Some Highlights from Hidden Door 2017

Here’s a little film we took while holding around 5 Edinburgh Short Film Festival screenings at the 2017 Hidden Door Festival in the abandoned Leith Theatre recently!

Thanks to Alexandra Person for the photography and filming!

 

 

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A FAST TRIP TO FASTNET FOR THE FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL

We were delighted to be invited to programme for the Fastnet Film Festival, based in Schull in County Cork in the South West of Ireland recently, and so it was that we took the short flight over to Cork for the opening of the FFF 2017.  Now in it’s 9th year, the Fastnet Film Festival, is possibly the only film festival in the world that doesn’t have a cinema but despite this seemingly fatal handicap, […]

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More stills from our Hidden Door nights last Saturday & Tuesday

Here’s a few more stills from our nights at Hidden Door last Saturday and Tuesday evenings,

thanks to Alexandra Person for the photographs!

 

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A walk-through inside the abandoned 1920s Leith Theatre

We recently took a stroll through the decayed hulk that is the Leith Theatre, the 1500 auditorium is like being inside a beached whale while it’s magnificently decaying corridors are waiting to be filled again!

Jack Hunter, head of the Leith Trust gave us the gen on the history and changing times of the Leith Theatre, opened in 1928 and finally abandoned in 1989, it’s finally going to see it’s first major arts event in nearly 30 […]

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Inside the 1920’s built Leith Theatre

Some more shots of the 1920’s built Leith Theatre, currently being converted into an arts festival.

These sad and somewhat neglected spaces were once the haunt of flapper girls, lounge lizards and ingénue Miss Jean Brodie-types.

You can almost hear the echoes of tap dancers, dancehall music and Charleston-ing batchelors, the archetypes of the 1920s will soon give way to their modern equivalents later this month!

Hedonism, 21st Century style, will it have a patch on those old […]

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Edinburgh Shorts Goes West (Cork)

A Fast trip to the Fastnet Film Festival

We have been busy recently setting up a new partnership with The Fastnet Film Festival, which is based in Schull, County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

The festival has been running since 2009 with the aim of bringing together established and first-time filmmakers to celebrate short film and short film-making in the convivial and relaxed atmosphere of an Irish village. They show the competition films in the village […]

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Edinburgh Shorts Regular Submission Deadline Looms!

The Regular submission deadline for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is Monday 15th May!

Last chance to submit at the regular submission fee rate!

Official Selection films will be eligible for one of our 3 awards for 2017:

Best Director
Best Animated Short Film
Rising Star Award

and will be eligible for inclusion on our Global Tour for 2017/2018 which will see the ESFF curating film programmes for

MECAL – Barcelona International Short Film & AnimationFestival
DC […]

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ESFF Interviews Stephen Horne about film-making in an ancient Scottish Graveyard!

THE LICK by Stephen C Horne is a surreal and imaginative comedy that gets inside the delirium-fuelled daydream of its protaganist and the love of his life, inside a strange, Scottish graveyard, peopled by oddly menacing and slightly crazed phantasms.

Our regular presenter, Carys Evans spoke to Stephen about THE LICK at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and we’re able to present the interview here;

 

 

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Exciting New Partnership with DC Shorts in the US & Discounts on Entry

We’re delighted to reveal that we have finalised the details on a new festival partnership with the USA’s largest dedicated short film festival on the US East coast, DC Shorts based in Washington! The Festival has recently been named as the one of the “Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and we’re very much looking forward to working with them.

The partnership begins during our 2018 editions and will see the ESFF prepare […]

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Sardinia Film Festival Entry Deadline in only two weeks!

The very wonderful Sardinia Film Festival deadline for short film submissions is now a mere two weeks away (28 February 2017!)

Entry is entirely free and we can thoroughly recommend not just Carlo, Marta and the team behind the event but the island of Sardinia itself frankly, so all wise film-makers out there, time to get off the playstation and enter your film now!

 

SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL

 

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