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

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Preview

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Edinburgh’s accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival, is now in its 7th year!

We’ve an exciting programme lined up for 2017, featuring 32 UK premieres, 28 award-winning short films as well as no less than 20 Scottish-made films, a total of 78 short films from 25 different countries ranging from Chinese drama and German Horror to Greek Sci-Fi, arthouse cinema from the USA and animation from India. There’s award winning […]

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

ESFF 2017 Programme coming soon!

We’re just about ready to launch the official programme for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival so watch this space!


By |September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Script Pitch Finalists & MMBF

We’re delighted that our 2016 Script Pitch winner Daniel Brown and runner-up James Hannan, are going to the 2017 London Screenwriters Festival!

Hoping we can send another 2 lucky young, Scottish-based writers to the 2018 LSF!

MMBF and our 2016 Script Pitch winners



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


We’re giving away new discount codes for entry to the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and we’ve arranged to set up a limited number of 20% off discount codes through our Film Freeway submissions platform:

using the 20% discount code:ESFFSHORTS

So what are you waiting for? They’re all yours if you go get ’em!

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

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Deadline Fast Approaching!

In association with Puppet Animation Scotland & The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival is offering cash prizes and industry mentoring to the film-maker who wins the Best Film AND the best Animation at this year’s ESFF!

We’re also curating for film festivals across the world including
Barcelona, DC Shorts in Washington, Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland and the Sardinia Film Festival and the winning films would be included in the programme for our […]

By |June 11th, 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 Corsica, Sardinia’s cosmopolitan culture and history has long been subject to foreign influences,including  Vikings to the Bourbons and now it’s […]

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


Along with our partners, the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund & Puppet Animation Scotland, we’re offering a clutch of new awards and prizes for film-makers from the films selected for exhibition at our 2017 edition including cash prizes, industry opportunities, trophies, film festival invitations, one-to-one seminar with award-winning animators and one of our rather lovely trophies!

Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Prize: […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments