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 Script Pitch Competition Finalists!

We’re very pleased to announce the finalists in this years 2017 Script Pitch Competition!

In no particular order, the entrants judges to have written the best 5 minute script are:

Beth Cameron
Rosanna Scott
David Macpherson
Gidni Lindal Benediktson
Jo Osborne
Stephen Beavis
Fraser Coull

The finalists will be pitching in front of a judging panel lead by James Mavor, head of the MA Screenwriting course at Screen Academy Scotland and including Eddie McFadden of the Scottish Screenwriters, Yasmin Al-Hibithi of the 2017 EIFF Youth […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re delighted to announce the nominees for this year’s awards for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

From over 1400 films, we selected 78 for screening, with over 30 award winning shorts, films fresh from Cannes and BAFTA awards as well as at festivals internationally, we selected the following outstanding shorts for recognition:


Karsten Dahlem for ‘PRINCESS’

Alia Ghafar for ‘SALT & SAUCE’

Noemi Schneider for ‘RUNAWAY’

Roozbeh Misaghi for ‘TURQUOISE’



Gabriel Bohmer […]

By |October 16th, 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

ESFF Extended Final Deadline Exclusively via Withoutabox!

Although our official dealine finished on Saturday 1st July, we’re happy to announce, for anyone disappointed to miss out, that we’re still open exclusively on Withoutabox until Monday 10th July!

Not only that but we’re also giving away 20% off discount codes through our Withoutabox Submissions Platform:


using the 20% discount code:ESFFDISCOUNT

So don’t be sad, you can still make it if you try!

By |July 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts Programme for the Sardinia Film Festival

Some of the films we’ll be screening at the wonderful Sardinia film festival which starts June 25th:

RITMOA by Alexandre Garacotche
THE LAST TRIP by Valeria Luchetti
THE BATHTUB by Tim Ellrich
v DAY by Chih-Peng Lucas Kao
AURELIA Christos Bourantas & Kreon Krionas
LUNETTE by Phoebe Warries
MAZE by Eve McConnachie

Hope they enjoy the films as much as we did!

By |June 18th, 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

Some Highlights from Hidden Door 2017

Here’s a little film we took while holding around 5 Edinburgh Short Film Festival screenings at the 2017 Hidden Door Festival in the abandoned Leith Theatre recently!

Thanks to Alexandra Person for the photography and filming!



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

Edinburgh Shorts Programme for the Fastnet Film Festival: 2

The second article previewing the short film programme we’re presenting at the 2017 Fastnet Film Festival:

The marginal existance of migrant workers are literally on the periphery of existence in modern-Europe and a ESFF favourite, GAS STATION by Alessandro Palazzi, provides a unique insight into the lives of two North African migrants, pumping gas in a desolate gas station on the outskirts of Rome. Eschewing the usual appeals to the viewer’s conscience, the film explores the […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments