Preview of the 8th Edinburgh Short Film Festival

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival once again is bringing some of the world’s best short films to Edinburgh and is pretty much your only chance to see one of the UK’s strongest short film programmes.

We’re screening 29 award winners, including the Audience Award winner from Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals, the Tribeca Grand Jury Award winners and there’s the best short films from SXSW, Aspen Shortfest, Palm Springs International Shortfest, London and Brussels Short Film […]

By |September 24th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF 2018 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

We’re excited to be able to announce our official programme for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

The ESFF 2018 is your one chance to see one of the strongest short film programmes in the UK.

With 26 UK Premieres, 7 European Premieres and no less than 28 award-winning short films, our 2018 programme is one of our strongest yet, and packed with some of the best films from Festivals overseas, including Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance, Annecy, and SXSW […]

By |September 16th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts Launch Party @ Scalarama

We had a blast at last night’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival launch Party!

It was a real honour to be Scalarama Edinburgh’s Opening event with a turnout well in excess of 70+ it was a busy
and fun night at the ESFF Garden Cinema! Thanks so much to Ieva Rotomskyte of Edinburgh Scalarama and of course the
amazing Fernando from the Tupiniquim Brazilian Pancake kiosk for their hard work in pulling off the event!

Thanks also to everyone who […]

By |September 2nd, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #8 – Yulia Kovanova

The 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival programme will be announced imminently in the meantime, here’s another in our series of film-maker interviews, this time with BAFTA nominated film-maker and artist, Yulia Kovanova about her film PLASTIC MAN screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival. Plastic Man follows the work of Ross McLean – environmental artist who, breaking from daily reality, transforms into Plastic Man! For a flavour of the film see the trailer below the interview:


PLASTIC […]

By |September 1st, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Official 2018 Launch Party is at Scalarama – Free Films, Free Food, maybe some sunshine!

We’re joining with Scalarama and holding our official 2018 Launch Party at Scalarama Edinburgh on Saturday September 1st!

We’re holding FREE open air short film screenings at our Garden Cinema at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, beginning at 5pm. There will be some snacks and various crisp-based products and some outstanding short films from the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival. We’re very much hoping the sun will make a special guest appearance as well!

We’ve hand-picked […]

By |July 28th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Announces Official Media Partners for 2018 – Take One Cinema Magazine!

We’re excited to announce that our official media partners for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival will be Take One Magazine, an Independent Film magazine and website, covering the best in independent and festival cinema year round!
Take One’s inaugural print edition was in 2011, having grown out of the Cambridge Film Festival, they now cover film festivals Internationally, and around the UK and we’re delighted to be working with them on our 2018 edition!
Take One […]

By |July 26th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF programmes for Adriatic Film Festival

We’re very excited to be able to announce a new partnership we’ve established with the brand new Adriatic Film Festival,based in Pescara, Italy.

It’s wonderful that Italy has such a dedicated and enthusiastic short film scene and 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 […]

By |July 7th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

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