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

Stills from our Closing Night on Saturday Nov 11th

A last few stills from our closing night on Saturday November 11th, featuring some of our award winners, Alia Ghafar, David MacPherson and Jo Osborne as well as Simon Hart from Puppet Animation Scotland (our animated film award sponsors), the Script Pitch Judging panel of Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Eddie McFadden and James Mavor and from Iran, film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi and Carys Evans!

Look forward to seeing some (or all) of them back next year!

Thanks to Alexandra Person […]

By |December 10th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Reviewed by National Student

Reviews have been coming thick and fast this year and we’re very pleased to have had our closing night on Saturday November 11th reviewed by arts critic Liliya Nikolova in the National Student Magazine!

NATIONAL STUDENT ESFF CLOSING NIGHT REVIEW
 

 

 

 

By |November 23rd, 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

ESFF DAY 6 – REVIEW by THE WEE REVIEW

We’re delighted that our friends from The Wee Review have passed us their review of Day 5 at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival on November 9th at the Filmhouse, we were also very honoured to have guest film-makers in attendance from all over the world, including from Iran and South Korea,

Many thanks to Roozbeh Misaghi and Seeunghee Kim for coming to the festival this year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Overcoming

 

 

 

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

THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

THANK YOU!
Well, that’s it wrapped for another year of short film at the ESFF!

From sending our touring programmes to Tokyo and Sardinia in June, to Ireland in May and our week-long sojourn in the bowels of the old Leith Theatre during Hidden Door, to trying to squeeze a busload of Stenhousemuir FC supporters into the cinema space at Summerhall – we’ve had a busy year organising no less than 20 separate film screenings around the world […]

By |November 14th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

2017 ESFF AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Well the competition this year for both the film and script pitch competitions were both pretty fierce,

but we’re pleased to be able to announce the winners in each category as follows:
SCRIPT PITCH 2017 COMPETITION
Winner: David MacPherson

Runner-Up: Jo Osborne

 
RISING STAR AWARD 2017
Winner: Alia Ghafar for ‘Salt & Sauce’

 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AWARD 2017
Winner: Chloe Lesueur for ‘Tis’

 
BEST FILM AWARD 2017
Winner: Catalina Jordan Alvarez for ‘Paco’

 

Well done to all the winners and good luck with your film […]

By |November 13th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Day 3 Review Liminal Spaces

Thanks again to The Wee Review for coming along and covering Day 3 last Friday at the ESFF at Summerhall!

 

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Liminal Spaces

 

By |November 10th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Reviews – Turquoise by Roozbeh Misaghi

Turquoise by Roozbeh Misaghi reviewed by Will Mitten

Turquoise: Life in a rural Iranian village is turned upside down by a rumour that there is a box of treasure, hidden somewhere in the village which promises to make its finder rich and prosperous.

The normally placid and agrarian life of the villagers is subverted by an increasingly dark obsession with ever elusive treasure. Misaghi’s film has a stunning visual aesthetic lends itself to the narrative about corruption, […]

By |November 1st, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts Week 2 Begins Friday!

After Edinburgh Short’s sell-out audiences in week 1, we’re eagerly anticipating another 2 full houses for our 2nd weekend screening the best contemporary short films from around the world! Your one chance to see a clutch of outstanding and award-winning short films before they vanish into the ether!

For Sci-Fi & Horror fans, we’re excited to screen the dystopian Greek sci-fi WHACK by Syni Pappa, dark and also surprisingly witty, it’s set in a future so […]

By |November 1st, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments