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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Carys Evans talks short film to director Nicholas Moss at the 2016 ESFF

 

Much saddened as we were to hear about the death John Hurt, we unknowingly gave him on of his last screenings at last year’s ESFF when he appeared in Nicholas Moss’s outstanding short drama BREAK which we screened on Sunday November 6th at Summerhall.

Nicholas was interviewed by our very own film critic and presenter, Carys […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Frying Game wins the People’s Choice Award at SDO

Congratulations to Martin Lennon for winning the People’s Choice Award at the Scots Day Out Festival in Bendigo for THE FRYING GAME!

Martin’s documentary screened as part of the ESFF short film programme for the festival on February 10th. SDO, based in Bendigo, near Melbourne, Australia, is  one of the biggest Scottish Diaspora Festivals in the […]

By |February 25th, 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

Sardinia Film Festival Entry Deadline in only two weeks!

The very wonderful Sardinia Film Festival deadline for short film submissions is now a mere two weeks away (28 February 2017!)

Entry is entirely free and we can thoroughly recommend not just Carlo, Marta and the team behind the event but the island of Sardinia itself frankly, so all wise film-makers out there, time to get […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vito Milazzo & Lindsay Monroe: Writers Block

Pete Carson of the ESFF interviews Vito Milazzo, director of Writer’s Block and producer, Lindsay Monroe – Writer’s Block is a deliciously dark, black comedy that follows a writer struggling with his creativity and with his relationships.

Filmed and edited by Nadia Dermatopoulou.

 

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