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 […]

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

ESFF Programming for the 2017 Fastnet Film Festival

We’re very pleased to have been asked to prepare a programme for the Fastnet Film Festival for their 2017 edition and looking forward to working with them and their ‘Light From the Land’ project!

The Fastnet Film Festival has been running in Schull, County Cork in Ireland since 2009 and the patrons include Sir David Puttnam, […]

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

Talking Dead Cats with Ivan Barge director of ‘Madam Black’

Ivan Barge directed the multi-award winning, Madam Black, a deliciously dark comedy with novel use for a dead cat.
On the way home from work,Marcus runs over a cat. He meets its young owner, Tilly and tells her that Madam Black has gone on a round-the-world trip. When Tilly asks for evidence, Marcus promises to bring Madame Black’s postcards […]

By |April 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks, John

Very sad to hear about John Hurt’s passing today..he appeared in THE BREAK directed by the talented Nicholas Moss which we screened only last year, thanks for the memories, John!


By |January 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

That time of year again..A look back at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016

Not long now till we get off our bloated, festive behinds and open up the ESFF for 2017! In the meantime, in true Hogmanay spirit, we always like to have a wee look back at our last edition & it’s fair to say we were pretty pleased with the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016.

Last Autumn, […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The top 5 things to help your film at festivals & the top 5 things to avoid

Shore Scripts have published a blog post we put together going over some of the things you can do (and avoid doing) to help your film on the festival circuit.

The top 5 things to help your film at festivals & the top 5 things to avoid

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stills from our closing night, Sunday November 6th

Great final night on Sunday, thanks to all the film-makers, guests and the sell-out audience for coming along, here’s our last batch of stills!


By |November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF holds Garden Cinema: Free Open Air Short Film!

Last year we organised some open air cinema at the Middle Meadow Walk Pancake Kiosk and although technically vulnerable to bad weather, a wee bit rain doesn’t scare us and we screened short films in the middle of Storm Abigail last year!
So we’re pleased to announce that we’re going ahead with FREE outdoor cinema at […]

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

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Preview Trailer 2

Delighted to unveil the second of our preview trailers for this year’s Edinburgh Shorts, expertly assembled by the inestimable Alexia Fernandez Frasquet!



By |October 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts interview: Radio Saltire

We were recently asked to head out to the lovely East Lothian radio station Radio Saltire for an interview with the equally lovely Fiona Thom!
Fiona has kindly sent us a link to the recorded interview and here it is – the ESFF team were a bit late arriving so you can hear us on the […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments