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 2

Another batch of stills from the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, week 2 and our closing night!

By |November 29th, 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

Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Reviewed by National Student

Reviews have been coming thick and fast this year and we’re very pleased to have had our closing night on Saturday November 11th reviewed by arts critic Liliya Nikolova in the National Student Magazine!

NATIONAL STUDENT ESFF CLOSING NIGHT REVIEW
 

 

 

 

By |November 23rd, 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

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Previews: Comedy

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens again on October 27th and It’s great  to see that some very good comedies have made it onto the programme this year and we’re always pleased to light the mood on those dark November nights!

From USA, we are excited to screen, PACO by Catalina Jordan Alvarez, A wonderfully funny comic portrait of a catcaller, choreographed with a non-professional cast and captured with disarmingly intimate 16mm photography.
Simultaneously sweet and slightly […]

By |October 24th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts 2017 Issu Programme now online!

If you haven’t come across our rather wonderful 2017 print programme (designed by the elegant pen of Federica Pugliese), we’re delighted to be able to supply the link to our ISSU copy here:

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PRINT PROGRAMME
 

 

By |October 23rd, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Script Pitch Competition Finalists!

We’re very pleased to announce the finalists in this years 2017 Script Pitch Competition!

In no particular order, the entrants judged to have written the best 5 minute script are:

Beth Cameron
Rosanna Scott
David Macpherson
Gidni Lindal Benediktson
Jo Osborne
Stephen Beavis
Fraser Coull

The finalists will be pitching in front of a judging panel lead by James Mavor, head of the MA Screenwriting course at Screen Academy Scotland and including Eddie McFadden of the Scottish Screenwriters, Yasmin Al-Hibithi of the 2017 EIFF Youth […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017: Animation Preview

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens again on October 27th and once again screens superlative short films across the city this Autumn!

We’re excited to be working in partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland (PAS) who champion innovation in visual theatre, puppetry and animation, supporting the creative and technical development of theatre practitioners and engaging with audiences through its two annual festivals, the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival and the Puppet Animation Festival. Each year the latter event […]

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