Firenze FilmCorti 2018

Firenze FilmCorti (Photography by Alice Leah)

Home to the Renaissance, Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci and more artists and philosophers than you can shake a crayon at, Florence the beautiful capital of Tuscany also hosts it’s very own Short Film Festival, Firenze FilmCorti which screens international shorts to Tuscan audiences every June.

The film venue Le Murate, is located in the former city prison and still boasts barred windows and sinister wooden cell doors line the […]

By |June 24th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

HIDDEN DOOR 2018

Thanks to everyone at Hidden Door 2018 for hosting us at the State Cinema!
We had a great time and very much enjoyed being at Edinburgh’s most vibrant arts event!
Sad that the State Cinema – a fantastic film venue with bags of potential – is to become apartments but it was wonderful to be screening film there again for the first time since the 1970s!

The last film ever to play at the State Cinema was Niamh […]

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

ESFF CINETOPIA: FILM AND FILM DISCUSSION AT THE 2018 LEITH FESTIVAL

One of Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s newest ventures, Cinetopia, part radio show part cineclub, brings us back to our roots on the Leith shore this Sunday 10th of June!
Headed up by the indefatigable, Amanda Rogers, Cinetopia Cineclub is a monthly film meetup dedicated to screening a great variety of films and fostering all kinds of discussion about film with like-minded people. This month Cinetopia is partnering up with Leith Festival, the longest running community festival […]

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

Cinetopia : May edition Videocast

We’re excited to share the May edition of Cinetopia – Edinburgh’s new monthly film podcast.. this time on video!

There’s reviews of new releases including Tully and Let the Sunshine In, as well as film of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s screening at Edinburgh Printmakers, based in a sprawling 19th Century Wash-house and a discussion on the Netflix v Cannes controversy!

By |May 16th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF screens @ Hidden Door 2018 – Preview June 1st

Excited to be playing a part for Hidden Door 2018 and we’ve programmed some of our staff favourites from 2018 for this year’s events over 2 nights at this year’s events. The 1st night on Friday June 1st will feature our live-action shorts and the 2nd night, Sunday June 3rd will focus on our animations.  We’re previewing some of the films we’ve selected over 2 articles, beginning with our live-action programme.

Our Best Film award last […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #4 – Chuyao He

Interview with director Chuyao He on her short film ‘Before Christmas’.
A painfully truthful short drama, Chuyao He delicately captures the plight of working class Asians from the countryside left behind by an
ever-advancing society. The film follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.
‘Before Christmas’ screens at the Edinburgh Printmakers on May 11th.
Let’s begin with the topic. […]

By |April 30th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF at Fastnet Film Festival 10th Anniversary Edition!

10 YEARS OF FASTNET FILMS
Fresh from sending some of our favourite docs and animations to Mecal’s 10th year celebrations in March this year, we’re also impressed to discover that 2018 also marks the 10th year of the delightful Fastnet Film Festival in the lovely environs of Schull, County Cork in Ireland.

We held an enthusiastically received short film screening there last year and we’re very happy to be asked to present a programme of international and […]

By |April 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF International Shorts night at Edinburgh Printmakers

We’re looking forward to screening short films in collaboration with Edinburgh Printmakers as part of their ‘Translating Travels’ an exhibition
by the artist Imi Maufe on Friday May 11th.

There’s chance to see the often painful ‘BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ by Chinese film-maker Chuyao He, which follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.

We’re also screening US  artist Damon Mohl’s  THE EXPEDITION […]

By |April 18th, 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