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 […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knock, Knock Knockin’ on Hidden Door!

We’re very excited to have been asked, once again to put together a couple of short film programmes for Hidden Door, Edinburgh’s unique arts festival which is held in a (usually different) abandoned building somewhere in Edinburgh every May!

This year the event is scheduled to run at the Leith Theatre, a neo-classical theatre built in […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival submissions still open!

 

We’re expanding our awards structure with prizes for Best Director, Best Animation & The Rising Star Award with cash prizes and mentoring for winning film-makers!

This year, we’re also excited to be programming films for our 2017 partners:
Asia’s largest short film event, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia as well as the Sardinia Film Festival, Australia’s […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rising Star Award Winners Charlie Edwards-Moss & Joe Williams talk about short film

Charlie Edwards-Moss & Joe Williams co-directed ‘Duke’s Pursuit’, a darkly comic, existential thriller, with some outstanding cinematography, witty dialogue and excellent characterisation. Imbued with the feel of a revenge Western crossed with Coen Brothers wit and style, ‘Duke’s Pursuit’ won the ESFF’s 2016 Rising Star Award.

We loved ‘Duke’s Pursuit’ it’s a hugely ambitious project as […]

By |March 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF film critic & Presenter, Carys Evans introduces day 5 of the 2016 ESFF at the Cameo Cinema!

We’ve unearthed some footage from our Cameo screening at last year’s ESFF, which includes our very talented and erudite critic and presenter Carys Evans!
Carys is not only erudite and enthusiastic about film and film-making but she also happens to have the most amazing film-related tattoo to ever grace a human body and if you’re really […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to our new partner for 2017: US Based Screenwriter’s agency, InkTip

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is  very pleased to work with InkTip for our 2017 edition, founded in 2000, InkTip is a US Based screenwriters agency and networking organisation which aims to promote the work of new and established screenwriters. With over 2000 registered industry members and vetted industry professionals, InkTip aims to help writers […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Early Bird Deadline soon – Don’t Blame the Intern if you miss it!

There’s usually plenty of reasons to submit your film to the ESFF and this year we are pleased to offer awards for Best Director, Best Male & Female Actors and Best Animation.We’ll also be programming the best films from 2017 for our touring programme, watch this space!

Our austerity-beating submission fee this year, is a mere […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Puppet Animation Scotland

 

          

We’re delighted to announce one of our new partners for this year will be Puppet Animation Scotland!

As well as supporting visual theatre, puppetry and animation, and aiming to encourage people from all backgrounds to engage with these art forms, Puppet Animation Scotland also runs ‘manipulate’, the International Festival of Visual Theatre.

The […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2017!

Well, 2016 was a whole lot of fun – at least as far as film fests were concerned –  in fact, so much fun that it’s taken us a few weeks to recover – but we have now finally hauled ourselves off the sofa,chucked out the empty pizza boxes, fired up the PC and we […]

By |January 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Interview with Film-Maker Graeme Cassels at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Graeme Cassels animated short film BRUAR is a charming and delightful animated short – which features a loquacious talking doorstop called Bruar -who, fed up with the lack of manners in today’s society and decides that it’s time to act by confronting an unsuspecting victim, Dave, to teach him a rather polite lesson.

“Bruar is devilishly […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments