12 Days left to submit to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

12 days to go for submissions to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’s awards for best film and best animation, our global touring programme
and some full houses waiting to see them.
We’re looking for the finest shorts known to man, so if your film is a contender then
now’s the time and now is the hour!

Max length; 25 mins
Any genre,
Any nationality
Deadline June 25

Graphic images designed by Federica Pugliese

 

SUBMISSIONS 2018

 

By |June 13th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Final Deadline is Nigh! Monday June 25th 2018

The ESFF screens 8 nights of short film every Autumn at cinemas across Edinburgh, featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films from drama to documentary, comedy to animation, experimental to web series.

We’re also awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short AND we’re working with around 8 partner festivals and arts events to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally.

But get your skates on – The FINAL Deadline is Monday […]

By |June 6th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

HIDDEN DOOR 2018

Thanks to everyone at Hidden Door 2018 for hosting us at the State Cinema!
We had a great time and very much enjoyed being at Edinburgh’s most vibrant arts event!
Sad that the State Cinema – a fantastic film venue with bags of potential – is to become apartments but it was wonderful to be screening film there again for the first time since the 1970s!

The last film ever to play at the State Cinema was Niamh […]

By |June 4th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Cinetopia : May edition Videocast

We’re excited to share the May edition of Cinetopia – Edinburgh’s new monthly film podcast.. this time on video!

There’s reviews of new releases including Tully and Let the Sunshine In, as well as film of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s screening at Edinburgh Printmakers, based in a sprawling 19th Century Wash-house and a discussion on the Netflix v Cannes controversy!

By |May 16th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Programmes for Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June

We’re very excited to be taking some of our favourite short films to Firenze FilmCorti Festival and sharing them with audiences in Florence, Tuscany! The programme is scheduled for Friday June 15th and we’ll have more info on the films and film-makers we’re featuring as well as the very excellent FilmCorti festival itself!
Marino and the team in Florence have put together a rather nice article about the partnership on their blogsite:

Edinburgh Short Film Festival @ […]

By |May 9th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #4 – Chuyao He

Interview with director Chuyao He on her short film ‘Before Christmas’.
A painfully truthful short drama, Chuyao He delicately captures the plight of working class Asians from the countryside left behind by an
ever-advancing society. The film follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.
‘Before Christmas’ screens at the Edinburgh Printmakers on May 11th.
Let’s begin with the topic. […]

By |April 30th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF at Fastnet Film Festival 10th Anniversary Edition!

10 YEARS OF FASTNET FILMS
Fresh from sending some of our favourite docs and animations to Mecal’s 10th year celebrations in March this year, we’re also impressed to discover that 2018 also marks the 10th year of the delightful Fastnet Film Festival in the lovely environs of Schull, County Cork in Ireland.

We held an enthusiastically received short film screening there last year and we’re very happy to be asked to present a programme of international and […]

By |April 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #2 – Lyle Bushe

Lyle Bushe’s Kafka-esque short comedy ‘THE MAN WHO NEVER WENT HOME’ screened at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. It’s a wryly ironic and somewhat age-less story about a man who leaves work one evening but somehow never seems to get back home again.
We managed to catch a quick interview with Lyle and talked short film-making and filming on the streets of Edinburgh!

Filmed by Laura Meriläinen & Diego Malara
LYLE BUSHE INTERVIEW
 

By |April 11th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts @ Mecal Barcelona 2018

We’re very grateful to have been asked to play a part in the 20th Anniversary edition of Mecal – Barcelona’s Short Film & Animation Festival last week.

We held a special programme of curated Scottish short films at Mecal 2018 at the Contemporary Arts Centre to an audience of enthusiastic locals and visiting film-makers, featuring some of our favourite Scottish Shorts of the last few years as well as a few of Mecal’s own shorts screened since […]

By |April 4th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Film-Maker Interview #1 – Damon Mohl The Expedition

In the first of a series of interviews with film-makers from last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. we talked to US artist and film-maker, Damon Mohl about his short film ‘The Expedition’, an animated film that traces a surreal journey into the wilderness with explorers facing their fears, whilst traversing a frozen tundra, partly filmed in East Lothian during the 2015 ESFF and in locations all over Boulder County and in the Indian Peaks, the amazing cinematography […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments