ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #7 – Roozbeh Misaghi

We’ll be announcing the line-up for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival very soon, in the meantime we’re delighted to publish an interview with the talented Iranian film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi, who’s short film TURQUOISE was screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!
We talked to Roozbeh about making the film which depicts life in a rural Iranian village turned upside down by a rumour that there is a concealed treasure box, hidden somewhere in the […]

By |August 25th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Filmmaker Interview #6 – Elias Sommer

We’ve had a record-breaking year for submissions and while we’re still watching and assessing all 1600+ entries for this year, we thought it was a good time to publish our 6th Filmmaker Interview, with Elais Sommer. Elias is a Scottish-based filmmaker, whose comedy DENTURES OF DEATH, was screened at last year’s ESFF.

A darkly comic tale that follows the nightmare a young boy endures when he stays with his Granddad. It’s a strong comedy with some […]

By |August 5th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Regular Deadline Looms!

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!

SUBMISSIONS 2018

By |May 20th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #2 – Lyle Bushe

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
 

By |April 11th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF film podcast Cinetopia – April edition!

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

 

 

 

 

By |April 9th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts @ Mecal Barcelona 2018

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 […]

By |April 4th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Film-Maker Interview #1 – Damon Mohl The Expedition

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 […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Backstage Magazine are coming to Edinburgh!

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:

BACKSTAGE 

The code for our […]

By |March 28th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF @ MECAL 2018

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 […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Love Film, Love Filmmakers!

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 :

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/EdinburghShortFilmFestival
using the 20% discount code:weheartfilms
 
The code will only become active on Friday Feb 23rd –  valid till Sunday night Feb 25th

 

 

 

By |February 21st, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments