ESFF Programme for Japan’s Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017

ESFF Programme for Japan’s Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017
Our programme and dates for the Edinburgh Short Film Festival Programme at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
2017 have now been finalised and we’re excited to be able to reveal the programme!

The festival was founded by actor Tetsuya Bessho and the first festival was held […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF’s new media partners; Journalism News Network

We’re very pleased to be working closely with arts and news-based
Journalism News Network which has a background in working with independent film makers and arts organisations.

Journalism News Network was launched in April 2013 and today it reaches more than 11,000 readers via its website and social media channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter with […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Short Film Grants and Funding Opportunities for Film-Makers!

Not so long ago, it used to be the case that film-makers with a burning desire to finish their opus, faced the Goliath-sized obstacle of raising the ludicrous volumes of filthy lucre required to make the damn film.  Film Production funds and film finance is not usually high up the agenda at film school so […]

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

Rising Star Award Winners Charlie Edwards-Moss & Joe Williams talk about short film

Charlie Edwards-Moss & Joe Williams co-directed ‘Duke’s Pursuit’, a darkly comic, existential thriller, with some outstanding cinematography, witty dialogue and excellent characterisation. Imbued with the feel of a revenge Western crossed with Coen Brothers wit and style, ‘Duke’s Pursuit’ won the ESFF’s 2016 Rising Star Award.

We loved ‘Duke’s Pursuit’ it’s a hugely ambitious project as […]

By |March 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vito Milazzo & Lindsay Monroe: Writers Block

Pete Carson of the ESFF interviews Vito Milazzo, director of Writer’s Block and producer, Lindsay Monroe – Writer’s Block is a deliciously dark, black comedy that follows a writer struggling with his creativity and with his relationships.

Filmed and edited by Nadia Dermatopoulou.


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

Welcome to our new partner for 2017: US Based Screenwriter’s agency, InkTip

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is  very pleased to work with InkTip for our 2017 edition, founded in 2000, InkTip is a US Based screenwriters agency and networking organisation which aims to promote the work of new and established screenwriters. With over 2000 registered industry members and vetted industry professionals, InkTip aims to help writers […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rome Web Awards Submissions closing soon!

Web series and internet-based short film-makers, heads up! The Rome Web Awards deadline for submissions closes on 31st January!

Widely known as the ‘Italian Web Oscars’ the Rome Web Awards (Italy’s first web series and viral film festival) has been awarding prizes for the best films in a large number of categories since 2014 and are […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2017!

Well, 2016 was a whole lot of fun – at least as far as film fests were concerned –  in fact, so much fun that it’s taken us a few weeks to recover – but we have now finally hauled ourselves off the sofa,chucked out the empty pizza boxes, fired up the PC and we […]

By |January 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The top 5 things to help your film at festivals & the top 5 things to avoid

Shore Scripts have published a blog post we put together going over some of the things you can do (and avoid doing) to help your film on the festival circuit.

The top 5 things to help your film at festivals & the top 5 things to avoid

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closing Night Party : Sunday Nov 6th Summerhall

We’re looking forward to our closing night party on Sunday 6th Nov!

After screening our final batch of award-winning shorts & announcing the winner of the Rising Star Award, we’re holding a closing night party in the Cafe Bar once we are all wrapped up in the cinema!

Quite apart from blowing the last of our hospitality […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments