Film podcast Cinetopia March edition now out!

Delighted to present the second of our new radio show ‘Cinetopia’ has been published via our collaboration with Radio Summerhall!

This week we’re reviewing ‘The Shape of Water’ as well as ‘Lady Bird’ we’re discussing our Oscar predictions of last week and
there’s an interview on animation with Simon Hart, director of Puppet Animation Scotland!

You can hear the whole show via the attached link!

By |March 17th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments


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|0 Comments

Love Film, Love Filmmakers!

February is for lovers, but we’d like to spread the lovin’ feeling to film-makers as well, so we’re offering a special submissions discount code valid only from Friday 23rd February to Sunday 25th!

The code offers a 20% discount for entries to the 2018 ESFF :
using the 20% discount code:weheartfilms
The code will only become active on Friday Feb 23rd –  valid till Sunday night Feb 25th




By |February 21st, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Cinetopia – ESFF produces new radio film show

Covering everything from the latest film reviews, interviews, updates from the world of film and film events almost everywhere, ‘Cinetopia’ is a new monthly radio show produced by some of the people behind the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

The show is hosted by Radio Summerhall and the pilot episode has just been released so we’re delighted to include the link here!
The first programme covers reviews of Three Billboards and the Phantom Threads as well as a […]

By |February 18th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF New Partnership with SFilmmaker

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with SFilmmaker, a China-based film festival agency based at Shao Studio in Beijing!

Run by Joanna and her energetic team. SFilmmaker is dedicated to forming connections between film-makers globally.

We’re looking forward to working with them and to watching some excellent Chinese shorts this year!


By |February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re very excited to be working closely with DC Shorts, one of the USA’s biggest short film festivals. With over 170 short films screened annually at events across Washington DC and voted ‘The Coolest Short Film Festival’ by Moviemaker magazine.

As part of our ongoing partnership, we’re delighted to be able to offer a 20% discount on submissions for ESFF film-makers submitting a film to this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

Entrants to the 2018 ESFF will receive […]

By |February 7th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts working with The Short Film Show on Sky & Freeview

We’re delighted to have been asked to curate a short film strand on the Short Film Show, broadcast on Sky channel 212 or Freesat channel 161
at 10pm on Mondays!

We’re currently looking through our archives for films to put together a programme strand for the channel and we’ll announce the selected films shortly.

The Short Film Channel is a TV Programme for short filmmakers around the world to distribute their work. Its a short film festival on Television
and […]

By |January 24th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts gets animated at manipulate Festival 2018

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival created a new award in 2017 for Best Animation, to be presented annually at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. The inaugural award, presented on the ESFF closing night on Saturday November 11th, was won by French animator, Chloe Lesueur for her extraordinary short film TIS.

For manipulate 2018, we’re delighted to to have been asked to present a programme of some of our favourite animated short films […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be working with a new partner festival for 2018, Firenze FilmCorti in Florence!

Firenze FilmCorti are holding their 5th edition in Florence from June 14-June 16 2018 and where better to have a short film festival?
We’re looking forward to working on a programme exchange and hopefully meeting the Festival Director, Marino Demata and his hard working team later this year!

We’ll reveal more details about how we’ll work together in the […]

By |January 20th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland continues for 2018 and we’ll be once again holding a joint award for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 ESFF in November! We’re also very excited to be curating a programme of animated short film at their Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation, manipulate 2018! The programme features some of our favourite animations from our 2017 edition:

Tis by Chloe Lesueur (ESFF 2017 Best Animated […]

By |December 13th, 2017|News Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments