ESFF Programming for the 2017 Fastnet Film Festival

We’re very pleased to have been asked to prepare a programme for the Fastnet Film Festival for their 2017 edition and looking forward to working with them and their ‘Light From the Land’ project!

The Fastnet Film Festival has been running in Schull, County Cork in Ireland since 2009 and the patrons include Sir David Puttnam, […]

By |April 17th, 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

ESFF Interviews Stephen Horne about film-making in an ancient Scottish Graveyard!

THE LICK by Stephen C Horne is a surreal and imaginative comedy that gets inside the delirium-fuelled daydream of its protaganist and the love of his life, inside a strange, Scottish graveyard, peopled by oddly menacing and slightly crazed phantasms.

Our regular presenter, Carys Evans spoke to Stephen about THE LICK at the 2016 Edinburgh Short […]

By |March 27th, 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

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

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

Garden Cinema Night Images!

Thanks to sheer dogged persistance, we’re really pleased that our Garden Cinema Co-Ordinator, Elsa Boudjema was able to run the Garden Cinema to a packed outdoor venue in the Meadows ay least twice this week despite the worst that Autumnal weather could chuck at her and we’re delighted to share some of the charming stills […]

By |November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Script Pitch Finale & Screenwriting Masterclass

Looking forward to hearing the competing pitches from our 6 finalists for today’s script pitch competition for young screenwriters!
The finalists are:

Daniel Brown

Andrew Jameson

Michael Paget

James Hannan

Euan Brockie

Grant Reid

And the judging panel for the event is:

James Mavor  Screen Academy Scotland

Claudia Yusuf Scottish Film Talent Network

Matthew Martino Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund

Eddie McFadden  Scottish Screenwriters

Good luck to all the […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments