Edinburgh Short Film Festival Deadline Fast Approaching!

In association with Puppet Animation Scotland & The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival is offering cash prizes and industry mentoring to the film-maker who wins the Best Film AND the best Animation at this year’s ESFF!

We’re also curating for film festivals across the world including
Barcelona, DC Shorts in Washington, Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland and the Sardinia Film Festival and the winning films would be included in the programme for our […]

By |June 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More stills from our Hidden Door nights last Saturday & Tuesday

Here’s a few more stills from our nights at Hidden Door last Saturday and Tuesday evenings,

thanks to Alexandra Person for the photographs!

 

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

Inside the 1920’s built Leith Theatre

Some more shots of the 1920’s built Leith Theatre, currently being converted into an arts festival.

These sad and somewhat neglected spaces were once the haunt of flapper girls, lounge lizards and ingénue Miss Jean Brodie-types.

You can almost hear the echoes of tap dancers, dancehall music and Charleston-ing batchelors, the archetypes of the 1920s will soon give way to their modern equivalents later this month!

Hedonism, 21st Century style, will it have a patch on those old […]

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

Edinburgh Shorts Goes West (Cork)

A Fast trip to the Fastnet Film Festival

We have been busy recently setting up a new partnership with The Fastnet Film Festival, which is based in Schull, County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

The festival has been running since 2009 with the aim of bringing together established and first-time filmmakers to celebrate short film and short film-making in the convivial and relaxed atmosphere of an Irish village. They show the competition films in the village […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Global Tour – Programming Festivals Worldwide!

SOME UPDATES ABOUT OUR 2017/2018 TOURING PROGRAMME

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival always been very active about creating partnerships with film festivals across the world and we’re delighted at just how much our festival partnership projects have expanded in recent years!

Part of our ethos is to work as hard as we can to promote the excellent short films that we screen every year at the ESFF and the hugely creative film-makers behind them. We spend a […]

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

ESFF Programming for the 2017 Fastnet Film Festival

We’re very pleased to have been asked to prepare a programme for the Fastnet Film Festival for their 2017 edition and looking forward to working with them and their ‘Light From the Land’ project!

The Fastnet Film Festival has been running in Schull, County Cork in Ireland since 2009 and the patrons include Sir David Puttnam, Steve Coogan and Jim Sheridan, so they have obviously made quite an impact!

We’ll be announcing the programme for Fastnet in […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exciting New Partnership with DC Shorts in the US & Discounts on Entry

We’re delighted to reveal that we have finalised the details on a new festival partnership with the USA’s largest dedicated short film festival on the US East coast, DC Shorts based in Washington! The Festival has recently been named as the one of the “Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and we’re very much looking forward to working with them.

The partnership begins during our 2018 editions and will see the ESFF prepare […]

By |March 26th, 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 the 1920s which has been abandoned since the late 1980s.  The theatre holds a 1500 capacity auditorium, as well as […]

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 Scots Day Out, Hidden Door in Edinburgh and we can also announce that we will be partnering the Barcelona International […]

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

Short Film Grants and Funding Opportunities for Film-Makers!

Not so long ago, it used to be the case that film-makers with a burning desire to finish their opus, faced the Goliath-sized obstacle of raising the ludicrous volumes of filthy lucre required to make the damn film.  Film Production funds and film finance is not usually high up the agenda at film school so it’s fair to say most film students just graduating find it tough to find independent film financing.

Assuming you didn’t own […]

By |March 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments