Final Deadline Discounts to thank our readers for helping us get on the top 25 Short Film Blogs list!

The Final Deadline for film-makers to enter the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is now imminent and our blogsite was recently named as one of the top 25 Short Film Blogs on the planet!

So to thank our readers for helping us get on the list we’re giving away 20% off discount codes through our Film […]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Due to popular request, we can announce we’re extending the final submissions deadline to: SATURDAY JULY 1ST (MIDNIGHT GMT)

Film-makers! Now you got a whole six extra days so don’t give the intern a hard time if you’re late!

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival wings short film across the seas to the 2017 Sardinia Film Festival

The Sardinia Film Festival  was founded in 2006 and runs for one week in the delightfully picturesque towns in the north of Sardinia. Some 500 miles from mainland Italy, Sardinia’s isolation from mainland Europe has given it a unique culture and flavour, from the Catalan/Moorish architecture to its Italian cuisine and it’s closeness to French-speaking […]

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

ESFF screens again at Tokyo’s Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Feedback so far is pretty positive and we have 2 more screenings at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia coming right up!
First off we’re screening at the amazing Itscom tower near the waterfront in central Tokyo on Thursday June 15th and again on
Friday 16th June at the Brillia Short Shorts Theater in Yokohama!



By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short’s very own Alice Shone hits the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 Launch!

We were excited that our event & photography co-ordinator, Alice Shone was able to represent us at the launch of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017, the Far East’s biggest dedicated short film event!  Not only did lucky Alice get to swank it up at the launch event but she also met the […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts at Hidden Door 2017

We’re back at Hidden Door for the 2017 events and this year’s abandoned building of choice is the Leith Theatre!

Our first night there was on Saturday 27th May when we and we also held a night of black comedy on Tuesday night. As usual, the Hidden Door team have undertaken a huge and awe-inspiring job of […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preview of Edinburgh Shorts Staff Picks Night at Hidden Door: Tuesday 30th May

We do like a bit of black comedy here at the ESFF so when Hidden Door offered us a chance to play some of our favourites from last year, we had a quick conflab and by mutual agreement came up with a programme that is dark and funny and back to dark again, so gives […]

By |May 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preview of Edinburgh Shorts Animation Night at Hidden Door: Sat May 27th

Step into the newly decorated cinema space at Hidden Door, find a space and settle down and you’ll experience some of our best animated short films from last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. There’s some outstanding international (and local) animation and possibly a visiting film-maker or two to interrogate!

We’re excited to screen fantasy animation from Greece […]

By |May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A walk-through inside the abandoned 1920s Leith Theatre

We recently took a stroll through the decayed hulk that is the Leith Theatre, the 1500 auditorium is like being inside a beached whale while it’s magnificently decaying corridors are waiting to be filled again!

Jack Hunter, head of the Leith Trust gave us the gen on the history and changing times of the Leith Theatre, opened […]

By |May 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hidden Door & The Leith Theatre

Because of its long history, Edinburgh is stuffed full of very old and quite large abandoned buildings that have long fallen into disuse.

As the wheels of history turned, they left behind some very beautiful buildings, unused and ignored as changing tastes passed them by.

Hidden Door have been throwing open the doors and literally sweeping away […]

By |May 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments