ESFF Blog named as one of the top 25 on the planet! (But which planet?)

We’ve been named as one of Feedspot’s top 25 short film blogsites on the planet!

We’re also pretty sure that the planet in question is Earth!

We’re honoured! Thanks Feedspot!


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


Withoutabox are introducing new discount codes and we’ve arranged to set up a limited number of 20% off discount codes through our Withoutabox submissions platform:

Withoutabox Edinburgh Short Film Festival

using the 20% discount code:ESFFDISCOUNT

By |June 21st, 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 […]

By |June 18th, 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 […]

By |June 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF screens again at Tokyo’s Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Feedback so far is pretty positive and we have 2 more screenings at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia coming right up!
First off we’re screening at the amazing Itscom tower near the waterfront in central Tokyo on Thursday June 15th and again on
Friday 16th June at the Brillia Short Shorts Theater in Yokohama!



By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We were delighted to be invited to programme for the Fastnet Film Festival, based in Schull in County Cork in the South West of Ireland recently, and so it was that we took the short flight over to Cork for the opening of the FFF 2017.  Now in it’s 9th year, the Fastnet Film Festival, […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preview of Edinburgh Shorts Live Action Night at Hidden Door 2017: Sat June 3rd

Saturday June 3rd will be our last night at the 2017 Hidden Door festival and no doubt we’ll be feeling quite sad to close the cinema door behind us again, but at least we will be going out with a bang (literally so, in the case of one of our films!)

So, as always, it gives […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts at Hidden Door 2017

We’re back at Hidden Door for the 2017 events and this year’s abandoned building of choice is the Leith Theatre!

Our first night there was on Saturday 27th May when we and we also held a night of black comedy on Tuesday night. As usual, the Hidden Door team have undertaken a huge and awe-inspiring job of […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preview of Edinburgh Shorts Staff Picks Night at Hidden Door: Tuesday 30th May

We do like a bit of black comedy here at the ESFF so when Hidden Door offered us a chance to play some of our favourites from last year, we had a quick conflab and by mutual agreement came up with a programme that is dark and funny and back to dark again, so gives […]

By |May 29th, 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 […]

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