Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry!

We’re excited to open our call for entries for our 2019 edition and looking forward to screening another 8 nights of fabulous short film in Edinburgh later this year!

Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our jury for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short

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This year, we’re also excited to be programming films and film partnerships for our 2019 partners:

The Adriatic Film Festival
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Puppet […]

By |January 1st, 2019|News Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry!

TAKE ONE Magazine reviews our Sat 3 Nov & Sun 4 Nov programmes

We’re excited about our new partnership with TAKE ONE Magazine , the film magazine from Cambridge and they’ve reviewed another 2 nights of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, our programmes on Sat 3rd November and Sunday 4th November!

Reviews are by Jim Ross and Annie Whealing

SAT 3 NOV – IN THE DARK REVIEW

SUN 4 NOV – FRIEND OR FOE REVIEW

By |October 31st, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on TAKE ONE Magazine reviews our Sat 3 Nov & Sun 4 Nov programmes

1st Weekend at the 2018 ESFF

We’re all delighted with the opening weekend of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, 2 full houses, some terrific shorts, lovely guests including a whole team from the Adriatic Film Festival and some warm words from the audience!

Here’s a few stills from the nights, pictures by Luka Vukosavljevic and Jackie Xiang,

Looking forward to the second weekend, starting at the Filmhouse on Friday 2nd with a fascinating programme of Estonian animation and then

we’re on to Summerhall […]

By |October 28th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on 1st Weekend at the 2018 ESFF

ESFF 2018 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

We’re excited to be able to announce our official programme for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

The ESFF 2018 is your one chance to see one of the strongest short film programmes in the UK.

With 26 UK Premieres, 7 European Premieres and no less than 28 award-winning short films, our 2018 programme is one of our strongest yet, and packed with some of the best films from Festivals overseas, including Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance, Annecy, and SXSW […]

By |September 16th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2018 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

ESFF programmes for Adriatic Film Festival

We’re very excited to be able to announce a new partnership we’ve established with the brand new Adriatic Film Festival,based in Pescara, Italy.

It’s wonderful that Italy has such a dedicated and enthusiastic short film scene and we’re looking forward to programming short films for their Inaugural event which runs September 28TH to September 30th and to inviting the festival director Guido Casale to Edinburgh for the 2018 ESFF.

The AFF Jury President is one of Italy’s […]

By |July 7th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF programmes for Adriatic Film Festival

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #2 – Lyle Bushe

Lyle Bushe’s Kafka-esque short comedy ‘THE MAN WHO NEVER WENT HOME’ screened at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. It’s a wryly ironic and somewhat age-less story about a man who leaves work one evening but somehow never seems to get back home again.
We managed to catch a quick interview with Lyle and talked short film-making and filming on the streets of Edinburgh!

Filmed by Laura Meriläinen & Diego Malara
LYLE BUSHE INTERVIEW
 

By |April 11th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #2 – Lyle Bushe

Edinburgh Shorts @ Mecal Barcelona 2018

We’re very grateful to have been asked to play a part in the 20th Anniversary edition of Mecal – Barcelona’s Short Film & Animation Festival last week.

We held a special programme of curated Scottish short films at Mecal 2018 at the Contemporary Arts Centre to an audience of enthusiastic locals and visiting film-makers, featuring some of our favourite Scottish Shorts of the last few years as well as a few of Mecal’s own shorts screened since […]

By |April 4th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Shorts @ Mecal Barcelona 2018

Shore Scripts Competitions & Edinburgh Shorts

Our writer pals at Shore Scripts regularly offer some of the best film-related prizes around and this year they are putting up awards of between $9,000 –  $15,000 in production funding and equipment hire for the winning screenplay of their latest Short Film Fund competition!
The prize money will be aimed at turning the winning script into a completed short film and we’d be delighted to screen the winning film at next year’s ESFF!
We’re also delighted […]

By |March 17th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Shore Scripts Competitions & Edinburgh Shorts

ESFF @ MECAL 2018

We’re excited to have been asked to present a night of Scottish Short films at Mecal 2018 – Barcelona Int. Short Film & Animation Festival!

Roberto Barrueco, Mecal’s Festival Director, curated a programme of some of Mecal’s favourite animated shorts at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival, and we’re happy to reciprocate at this year’s event!

The screening will take place at MACBA, Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday 31st March, 5:30pm and we’ll have more details […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ESFF @ MECAL 2018

FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS WITH THE ESFF

We were very honoured to be interviewed recently by Festival Formula whose relatively new ‘Insight’ film blog provides new angles on film, the film industry and festivals!
FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS TO THE ESFF
 

By |February 10th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS WITH THE ESFF