We’re delighted that a couple of films screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, animated short Fox and The Whale by Robin Joseph and the Kenyan-shot drama Watu Wote/All of Us by Katja Benrath by have been nominated for Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards!

Good luck to both the films, we’ve got our fingers crossed!







By |January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland continues for 2018 and we’ll be once again holding a joint award for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 ESFF in November! We’re also very excited to be curating a programme of animated short film at their Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation, manipulate 2018! The programme features some of our favourite animations from our 2017 edition:

Tis by Chloe Lesueur (ESFF 2017 Best Animated […]

By |December 13th, 2017|News Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments


Another batch of stills from the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, week 2 and our closing night!

By |November 29th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments


Just while we’re having a think about 2018, here’s some images and stills from week 1 of our recently finished, fun-packed 2017 edition!



By |November 29th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

To the Lighthouse – The Fastnet Film Festival

At the closing night of the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, we were able to give a warm welcome to Aidan Stanley the Chairman of the Fastnet Film Festival, who had travelled from Schull in West Cork, where the festival is based, to this year’s events in Edinburgh.

We were happy to play host to Aidan, as we’d made the reverse trip ourselves, back in May, to the Fastnet Film Festival itself. The FFF is a […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments


Well, that’s it wrapped for another year of short film at the ESFF!

From sending our touring programmes to Tokyo and Sardinia in June, to Ireland in May and our week-long sojourn in the bowels of the old Leith Theatre during Hidden Door, to trying to squeeze a busload of Stenhousemuir FC supporters into the cinema space at Summerhall – we’ve had a busy year organising no less than 20 separate film screenings around the world […]

By |November 14th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Some stills from last weekend at the ESFF

We’re still recovering from week 1 at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, (really great to have sold out most nights!) In the meantime, our intrepid photographer Alice Shone has taken some great stills from last weekend’s shows at Summerhall! With some nice shots of our presenter Carys Evans and our visiting poet Patrick James Errington!

By |November 6th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts Week 2 Begins Friday!

After Edinburgh Short’s sell-out audiences in week 1, we’re eagerly anticipating another 2 full houses for our 2nd weekend screening the best contemporary short films from around the world! Your one chance to see a clutch of outstanding and award-winning short films before they vanish into the ether!

For Sci-Fi & Horror fans, we’re excited to screen the dystopian Greek sci-fi WHACK by Syni Pappa, dark and also surprisingly witty, it’s set in a future so […]

By |November 1st, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Fresh Air FM talks shorts with Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

We’ve been interviewed by Fresh Air FM about this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

Interview starts at 26:20



By |October 30th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Previews: Comedy

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens again on October 27th and It’s great  to see that some very good comedies have made it onto the programme this year and we’re always pleased to light the mood on those dark November nights!

From USA, we are excited to screen, PACO by Catalina Jordan Alvarez, A wonderfully funny comic portrait of a catcaller, choreographed with a non-professional cast and captured with disarmingly intimate 16mm photography.
Simultaneously sweet and slightly […]

By |October 24th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments