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

2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival Preview

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Edinburgh’s accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival, is now in its 7th year!

We’ve an exciting programme lined up for 2017, featuring 32 UK premieres, 28 award-winning short films as well as no less than 20 Scottish-made films, a total of 78 short films from 25 different countries ranging from Chinese drama and German Horror to Greek Sci-Fi, arthouse cinema from the USA and animation from South Korea.

We’re thrilled to […]

By |September 25th, 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

More stills from our Hidden Door nights last Saturday & Tuesday

Here’s a few more stills from our nights at Hidden Door last Saturday and Tuesday evenings,

thanks to Alexandra Person for the photographs!


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

ESFF Programme for Japan’s Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017

ESFF Programme for Japan’s Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017
Our programme and dates for the Edinburgh Short Film Festival Programme at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
2017 have now been finalised and we’re excited to be able to reveal the programme!

The festival was founded by actor Tetsuya Bessho and the first festival was held in Tokyo in 1999, screening 6
short films made by George Lucas, when he was a student and has grown to […]

By |April 23rd, 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 more than 400 UK based journalist in their network.

JNN Editor Subodh Gupt;

“We’re delighted to be the official media partner for […]

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

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016 Preview: Drama

You can forget your F Scott and stuff the Salinger because all the drama this October is happening at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’s a wealth of top notch UK & International drama screening this year and we’re giving you a once only chance to immerse yourself in some of this year’s best short dramas. From short story adaptations to drama based on true stories, there’s no shortage of excellent examples of film-makers creating a […]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rising Star Award 2015 Winner!

Delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 Rising Star Award was Stuart Edwards for his charming, heart-warming and very funny character doc A WEE NIGHT IN which warmed the hearts of the judges and had the audiences in stitches!
Well done Stuart!

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Palme Dewar and the Aberfeldy Film Festival

Over one weekend every November, the Aberfeldy Film Festival champions Scottish film, surrounded by the majesty of Highland Perthshire in it’s autumnal glory. The small but perfectly-formed Highland town of Aberfeldy, the quintessential Highland Perthshire village, is as Scottish as any community could hope to be, it even comes with it’s own distillery, home of the fine Aberfeldy Malt. I’m happy to vouch for the excellence of the local produce!

The wonderful 1930s art deco Birks […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments