Jury Panel for 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival Announced!

We’re delighted to announce the various jury panels for the Short Film Awards at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’ll be prizes for Best Film, Best Animated Short and the Rising Star Award, awards announced on our closing night on Saturday 11th November!


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

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

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


Along with our partners, the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund & Puppet Animation Scotland, we’re offering a clutch of new awards and prizes for film-makers from the films selected for exhibition at our 2017 edition including cash prizes, industry opportunities, trophies, film festival invitations, one-to-one seminar with award-winning animators and one of our rather lovely trophies!

Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Prize: […]

By |June 7th, 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, is possibly the only film festival in the world that doesn’t have a cinema but despite this seemingly fatal handicap, […]

By |June 5th, 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 you some idea of what a sick bunch of individuals we are!

First off, IMITATIONS by Fabian Velasco & Milos Mitrovic […]

By |May 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preview of Edinburgh Shorts Animation Night at Hidden Door: Sat May 27th

Step into the newly decorated cinema space at Hidden Door, find a space and settle down and you’ll experience some of our best animated short films from last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. There’s some outstanding international (and local) animation and possibly a visiting film-maker or two to interrogate!

We’re excited to screen fantasy animation from Greece in the shape of AURELIA by Christos Bourantas & Kreon Krionas, an enigmatic fantasy mystery that takes a journey to […]

By |May 24th, 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

Edinburgh Shorts Programme for the Fastnet Film Festival: 1

Supported by a range of illustrious names, including David Puttnam, Mike Leigh, Jim Sheridan, Steve Coogan and many others, the FFF has grown into a fabulous celebration of short film, in all its forms and we are priviliged to have been asked to participate.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Light From the Land’ which reflects the aim of the FFF in bringing about a European Peripheral Festivals Network, linking Festivals from the periphery of […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts Goes West (Cork)

A Fast trip to the Fastnet Film Festival

We have been busy recently setting up a new partnership with The Fastnet Film Festival, which is based in Schull, County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

The festival has been running since 2009 with the aim of bringing together established and first-time filmmakers to celebrate short film and short film-making in the convivial and relaxed atmosphere of an Irish village. They show the competition films in the village […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments