Talking Dead Cats with Ivan Barge director of ‘Madam Black’

Ivan Barge directed the multi-award winning, Madam Black, a deliciously dark comedy with novel use for a dead cat.
On the way home from work,Marcus runs over a cat. He meets its young owner, Tilly and tells her that Madam Black has gone on a round-the-world trip. When Tilly asks for evidence, Marcus promises to bring Madame Black’s postcards […]

By |April 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing ESFF new media Partners: Culture Agora

We’re very excited to be working with Culture Agora, probably the largest space for  information & opportunities on what’s happening in the creative industries throughout Europe.

The word Agora is Greek for ‘open place of assembly’ and, early in the history of Greece, an Agora was a designated area in the city, where citizens gathered to […]

By |April 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exciting New Partnership with DC Shorts in the US & Discounts on Entry

We’re delighted to reveal that we have finalised the details on a new festival partnership with the USA’s largest dedicated short film festival on the US East coast, DC Shorts based in Washington! The Festival has recently been named as the one of the “Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and we’re […]

By |March 26th, 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

Knock, Knock Knockin’ on Hidden Door!

We’re very excited to have been asked, once again to put together a couple of short film programmes for Hidden Door, Edinburgh’s unique arts festival which is held in a (usually different) abandoned building somewhere in Edinburgh every May!

This year the event is scheduled to run at the Leith Theatre, a neo-classical theatre built in […]

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

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 […]

By |March 20th, 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

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 […]

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

The Frying Game wins the People’s Choice Award at SDO

Congratulations to Martin Lennon for winning the People’s Choice Award at the Scots Day Out Festival in Bendigo for THE FRYING GAME!

Martin’s documentary screened as part of the ESFF short film programme for the festival on February 10th. SDO, based in Bendigo, near Melbourne, Australia, is  one of the biggest Scottish Diaspora Festivals in the […]

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