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 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|0 Comments

Cinetopia : May edition Videocast

We’re excited to share the May edition of Cinetopia – Edinburgh’s new monthly film podcast.. this time on video!

There’s reviews of new releases including Tully and Let the Sunshine In, as well as film of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s screening at Edinburgh Printmakers, based in a sprawling 19th Century Wash-house and a discussion on the Netflix v Cannes controversy!

By |May 16th, 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 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