Last day is Friday May 25th for Regular Deadline entries via our platform partners Film Freeway, Film Festival Life and Withoutabox BUT
you can still submit via our website till Monday 28th!
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
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
We’re very grateful to have been asked to play a part in the 20th Anniversary edition of Mecal – Barcelona’s Short Film & Animation Festival last week.
We held a special programme of curated Scottish short films at Mecal 2018 at the Contemporary Arts Centre to an audience of enthusiastic locals and visiting film-makers, featuring some of our favourite Scottish Shorts of the last few years as well as a few of Mecal’s own shorts screened since […]
In the first of a series of interviews with film-makers from last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. we talked to US artist and film-maker, Damon Mohl about his short film ‘The Expedition’, an animated film that traces a surreal journey into the wilderness with explorers facing their fears, whilst traversing a frozen tundra, partly filmed in East Lothian during the 2015 ESFF and in locations all over Boulder County and in the Indian Peaks, the amazing cinematography […]
The Brooklyn-based acting and casting magazine Backstage are coming to the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018!
Backstage are the only worldwide print and online casting resource, Backstage reaches thousands of highly trained, experienced, and specialized performers,
We’re excited to be hosting our new partners, Backstage at this year’s festival and we’re also very pleased to be able to offer free casting services and exclusive access to our website to our film-makers via the link:
The code for our […]
We’re excited to have been asked to present a night of Scottish Short films at Mecal 2018 – Barcelona Int. Short Film & Animation Festival!
Roberto Barrueco, Mecal’s Festival Director, curated a programme of some of Mecal’s favourite animated shorts at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival, and we’re happy to reciprocate at this year’s event!
The screening will take place at MACBA, Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday 31st March, 5:30pm and we’ll have more details […]
February is for lovers, but we’d like to spread the lovin’ feeling to film-makers as well, so we’re offering a special submissions discount code valid only from Friday 23rd February to Sunday 25th!
The code offers a 20% discount for entries to the 2018 ESFF :
using the 20% discount code:weheartfilms
The code will only become active on Friday Feb 23rd – valid till Sunday night Feb 25th
We were very honoured to be interviewed recently by Festival Formula whose relatively new ‘Insight’ film blog provides new angles on film, the film industry and festivals!
FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS TO THE ESFF
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be working with a new partner festival for 2018, Firenze FilmCorti in Florence!
Firenze FilmCorti are holding their 5th edition in Florence from June 14-June 16 2018 and where better to have a short film festival?
We’re looking forward to working on a programme exchange and hopefully meeting the Festival Director, Marino Demata and his hard working team later this year!
We’ll reveal more details about how we’ll work together in the […]