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


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


We’re delighted that The Wee Review dropped by our closing night at Summerhall on Saturday Nov 11th and pretty happy with the review they wrote as well!

It was a great night and we were very honoured to host no less than 34 guests and film-makers from literally all over the world!

Here’s to next year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Parts Missing


By |November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stills from Day 5 at the 2017 ESFF

Some images from Day 5 on Monday night at the Filmhouse,

thanks to Rachel Stollery for giving us a talk about the Scottish Documentary Institute and to Diego Maria Malara for his fascinating Q and A about his Ethopian-shot documentary The Devil and the Holy Water’ we’ll be posting the video of this soon!

Next up, back at the Filmhouse on Thursday 9th November – tickets on sale online!


By |November 8th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Fresh Air FM reviews Day 2 of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

We’re delighted that Fresh Air FM came along to Day 2 of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival last Saturday and a pretty decent review too!




By |November 3rd, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts 2017 Opening Tonight, Check out our trailer!

We’re excited that the Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens tonight at the Filmhouse and here’s a look at this year’s excellent trailer

Edited by the faboulous Finn Kati Niemela and a specially composed soundtrack craftily created by the cunning Callum Rankine!

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts 2017 Issu Programme now online!

If you haven’t come across our rather wonderful 2017 print programme (designed by the elegant pen of Federica Pugliese), we’re delighted to be able to supply the link to our ISSU copy here:



By |October 23rd, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017: Animation Preview

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens again on October 27th and once again screens superlative short films across the city this Autumn!

We’re excited to be working in partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland (PAS) who champion innovation in visual theatre, puppetry and animation, supporting the creative and technical development of theatre practitioners and engaging with audiences through its two annual festivals, the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival and the Puppet Animation Festival. Each year the latter event […]

By |October 16th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017: Drama Preview

You can bin the Beckett and chuck the Chekov this Autumn, because all the drama is happening at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’s a wealth of top notch UK & International drama screening this year and we’re giving you a once-only chance to immerse yourself in some of this year’s best short film dramas. From short story adaptations to drama based on true stories, there’s no shortage of excellent examples of film-makers creating a drama […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments