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

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #2 – Lyle Bushe

Lyle Bushe’s Kafka-esque short comedy ‘THE MAN WHO NEVER WENT HOME’ screened at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. It’s a wryly ironic and somewhat age-less story about a man who leaves work one evening but somehow never seems to get back home again.
We managed to catch a quick interview with Lyle and talked short film-making and filming on the streets of Edinburgh!

Filmed by Laura Meriläinen & Diego Malara
LYLE BUSHE INTERVIEW
 

By |April 11th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF film podcast Cinetopia – April edition!

The latest edition of our film radio show Cinetopia Edinburgh is fresh out of the edit suite! The April edition includes reviews of Isle of Dogs, The Square and You Were Never Really Here as well as an interview with David Martin of Hidden Door about the film events at the abandoned State Cinema in Leith, a discussion on favourite film decades and much more!
CINETOPIA – APRIL

 

 

 

 

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

Edinburgh Shorts gets animated at manipulate Festival 2018

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival created a new award in 2017 for Best Animation, to be presented annually at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. The inaugural award, presented on the ESFF closing night on Saturday November 11th, was won by French animator, Chloe Lesueur for her extraordinary short film TIS.

For manipulate 2018, we’re delighted to to have been asked to present a programme of some of our favourite animated short films […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF 2017 FILMS UP FOR AN OSCAR!

We’re delighted that a couple of films screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, animated short Fox and The Whale by Robin Joseph and the Kenyan-shot drama Watu Wote/All of Us by Katja Benrath by have been nominated for Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards!

Good luck to both the films, we’ve got our fingers crossed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

By |January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland continues for 2018 and we’ll be once again holding a joint award for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 ESFF in November! We’re also very excited to be curating a programme of animated short film at their Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation, manipulate 2018! The programme features some of our favourite animations from our 2017 edition:

Tis by Chloe Lesueur (ESFF 2017 Best Animated […]

By |December 13th, 2017|News Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stills from our Closing Night on Saturday Nov 11th

A last few stills from our closing night on Saturday November 11th, featuring some of our award winners, Alia Ghafar, David MacPherson and Jo Osborne as well as Simon Hart from Puppet Animation Scotland (our animated film award sponsors), the Script Pitch Judging panel of Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Eddie McFadden and James Mavor and from Iran, film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi and Carys Evans!

Look forward to seeing some (or all) of them back next year!

Thanks to Alexandra Person […]

By |December 10th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

STILLS FROM EDINBURGH SHORTS 2017 – WEEK 1

Just while we’re having a think about 2018, here’s some images and stills from week 1 of our recently finished, fun-packed 2017 edition!

 

 

By |November 29th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF DAY 6 – REVIEW by THE WEE REVIEW

We’re delighted that our friends from The Wee Review have passed us their review of Day 5 at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival on November 9th at the Filmhouse, we were also very honoured to have guest film-makers in attendance from all over the world, including from Iran and South Korea,

Many thanks to Roozbeh Misaghi and Seeunghee Kim for coming to the festival this year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Overcoming

 

 

 

By |November 16th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

2017 ESFF AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Well the competition this year for both the film and script pitch competitions were both pretty fierce,

but we’re pleased to be able to announce the winners in each category as follows:
SCRIPT PITCH 2017 COMPETITION
Winner: David MacPherson

Runner-Up: Jo Osborne

 
RISING STAR AWARD 2017
Winner: Alia Ghafar for ‘Salt & Sauce’

 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AWARD 2017
Winner: Chloe Lesueur for ‘Tis’

 
BEST FILM AWARD 2017
Winner: Catalina Jordan Alvarez for ‘Paco’

 

Well done to all the winners and good luck with your film […]

By |November 13th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments