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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

HIDDEN DOOR 2018

Thanks to everyone at Hidden Door 2018 for hosting us at the State Cinema!
We had a great time and very much enjoyed being at Edinburgh’s most vibrant arts event!
Sad that the State Cinema – a fantastic film venue with bags of potential – is to become apartments but it was wonderful to be screening film there again for the first time since the 1970s!

The last film ever to play at the State Cinema was Niamh […]

By |June 4th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF CINETOPIA: FILM AND FILM DISCUSSION AT THE 2018 LEITH FESTIVAL

One of Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s newest ventures, Cinetopia, part radio show part cineclub, brings us back to our roots on the Leith shore this Sunday 10th of June!
Headed up by the indefatigable, Amanda Rogers, Cinetopia Cineclub is a monthly film meetup dedicated to screening a great variety of films and fostering all kinds of discussion about film with like-minded people. This month Cinetopia is partnering up with Leith Festival, the longest running community festival […]

By |June 4th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

ESFF Programmes for Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June

We’re very excited to be taking some of our favourite short films to Firenze FilmCorti Festival and sharing them with audiences in Florence, Tuscany! The programme is scheduled for Friday June 15th and we’ll have more info on the films and film-makers we’re featuring as well as the very excellent FilmCorti festival itself!
Marino and the team in Florence have put together a rather nice article about the partnership on their blogsite:

Edinburgh Short Film Festival @ […]

By |May 9th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF screens @ Hidden Door 2018 – Preview June 1st

Excited to be playing a part for Hidden Door 2018 and we’ve programmed some of our staff favourites from 2018 for this year’s events over 2 nights at this year’s events. The 1st night on Friday June 1st will feature our live-action shorts and the 2nd night, Sunday June 3rd will focus on our animations.  We’re previewing some of the films we’ve selected over 2 articles, beginning with our live-action programme.

Our Best Film award last […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #4 – Chuyao He

Interview with director Chuyao He on her short film ‘Before Christmas’.
A painfully truthful short drama, Chuyao He delicately captures the plight of working class Asians from the countryside left behind by an
ever-advancing society. The film follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.
‘Before Christmas’ screens at the Edinburgh Printmakers on May 11th.
Let’s begin with the topic. […]

By |April 30th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF International Shorts night at Edinburgh Printmakers

We’re looking forward to screening short films in collaboration with Edinburgh Printmakers as part of their ‘Translating Travels’ an exhibition
by the artist Imi Maufe on Friday May 11th.

There’s chance to see the often painful ‘BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ by Chinese film-maker Chuyao He, which follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.

We’re also screening US  artist Damon Mohl’s  THE EXPEDITION […]

By |April 18th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments