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 Scots Day Out, Hidden Door in Edinburgh and we can also announce that we will be partnering the Barcelona International […]

By |March 20th, 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 Evans who talked to Nicholas about short film-making and working with John Hurt amongst other things in a wide-ranging interview.




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

Thanks, John

Very sad to hear about John Hurt’s passing today..he appeared in THE BREAK directed by the talented Nicholas Moss which we screened only last year, thanks for the memories, John!


By |January 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Interview with Film-Maker Graeme Cassels at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Graeme Cassels animated short film BRUAR is a charming and delightful animated short – which features a loquacious talking doorstop called Bruar -who, fed up with the lack of manners in today’s society and decides that it’s time to act by confronting an unsuspecting victim, Dave, to teach him a rather polite lesson.

“Bruar is devilishly funny and beautifully simple”
UK Film Review

We’re pleased to be able to present Pete Carson’s engaging interview with Graeme about the […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stills from our closing night, Sunday November 6th

Great final night on Sunday, thanks to all the film-makers, guests and the sell-out audience for coming along, here’s our last batch of stills!


By |November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts interview: Radio Saltire

We were recently asked to head out to the lovely East Lothian radio station Radio Saltire for an interview with the equally lovely Fiona Thom!
Fiona has kindly sent us a link to the recorded interview and here it is – the ESFF team were a bit late arriving so you can hear us on the show from 51 minutes in! Hope you like it!

Edinburgh Shorts on Radio Saltire


By |October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016 Previews: Animation

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens again on October 26th and will once again screen superlative short films across the city this Autumn!

Animation is once again proved popular with the selection committee and we’re delighted to be able to screen some very strong animated films this year. From Greece we have the moody and intricately designed sci-fi/fantasy animation by Christos Bourantas, AURELIA. The film follows a young girl drifting through a dark, empty city on a […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coming to Edinburgh screens soon…..

Designed by Federica Pugliese

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016 Previews: Comedy

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens again on October 26th and will once again screen superlative short films across the city this Autumn and it’s great  to see that some very good comedies have made it onto the programme this year. We’re always pleased to  light the mood on those dark November nights and we can certainly do that with these gems!

From Spain, we are happy to screen romantic comedy, APOLO 81 by Óscar Bernàce […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016 : Trailer 1

Delighted to be able to unveil the first of two top notch trailers for this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival, designed and edited by the very excellent editing of our old technical director, the multi-talented, Alexia Fernandez Frasquet!

Hope you and enjoy it and thanks a lot, Alexia!


By |October 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments