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ESFF Showcase at Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020

We are thrilled to have been invited to curate a programme of Scottish short film for the 27th Krakow International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020!

The screening takes place in Krakow during November  and we’re pleased to present a programme featuring some of the talented filmmakers whose work has featured at recent ESFF editions, including some of our Best Scottish Film award-winners!

FREE PERIOD   Alison Piper

SALT & SAUCE   Alia Ghafar

PLASTIC MAN   Yulia Kovanova

MY LONELINESS IS KILLING […]

By |October 24th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Showcase at Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020

ESFF 2020 PROGRAMME AND DATES: LIVE IN CINEMAS!

We’re delighted and excited to finally be able to announce our programme and screening dates for the 2020 edition of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

The 2020 event will run from Saturday Nov 7th to Saturday November 14th 2020 at Summerhall!

We’ve worked hard to prepare for 6 safe and socially distanced programmes and while ticket availability will be very much reduced, we’re also able to keep ticket prices the same as last year! There will be […]

By |October 14th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2020 PROGRAMME AND DATES: LIVE IN CINEMAS!

ESFF screens at Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2020

We’re excited to be hosting a programme of some of the best in Scottish stop-motion at Festival Stop Motion Montreal this month!
The Festival has gone online for their 2020 edition and are screening a full programme of stop-motion curated by the ESFF and the ECA for their 12th edition. FSMM are North America’s oldest dedicated stop-motion film festival and we’re delighted to be working with them for 2020.

The programme includes gems screened at last year’s […]

By |September 18th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF screens at Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2020

FILM & THE PANDEMIC – AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE ROBSON

We spoke to our patron, award-winning actor Jamie Robson about how the pandemic is affecting film production and acting. In these difficult times, how will filmmaking and acting develop and what does the future of film production look like?

Can you tell us a little about what projects you’ve been working on during lockdown?

I had two projects in post-production during the lockdown. Peter Marsden’s The Truth About Dreaming and Ross Wilson’s debut feature Spin State. […]

By |September 14th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on FILM & THE PANDEMIC – AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE ROBSON

ESFF SCREENING AT BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

We’ve programmed a night of some of our award-winners and best Scottish shorts of recent years for BUSHO Budapest Short Film Festival’s 16th edition!

Including Muedra by Cesar Diaz Melendez
Fauve by Jeremy Comte
Salt N Sauce by Alia Ghafar
Short Changed by Zoe Hutber
My Loneliness is Killing Me by Tim Courtney
On by Jelena Sinick
In The Fall by Tom Gentle
Three August Days by Madli Laane

Programme starts 7:15pm Fellini Hall Budapest

By |August 17th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF SCREENING AT BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #5 Zeynep Kececiler

We continue our series of filmmaker interviews with the courageous documentary maker, Zeynep Kececiler. Zeynep is a Turkey-based award winning documentary-maker whose Somalia shot documentary, Miro’s Journey was screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

We were honoured that Zeynep visited to share her thoughts last year and to discuss her engrossing and provoking documentaries with us.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers

 

By |August 1st, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on 2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #5 Zeynep Kececiler

2020 ESFF Interviews #4 Paul Stekler

One of our guest curators for our 2019 edition was Paul Stekler, award-winning documentary filmmaker and head of the Doc school at the University of Texas film school.
 

Prof. Stekler’s films have won two Peabody Awards, three du Pont-Columbia University Journalism Awards, three Emmy Awards and a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He curated a night of Texan short films and talked to us about politics and filmmaking in a wide ranging interview.
 

Shot […]

By |July 7th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on 2020 ESFF Interviews #4 Paul Stekler

Final Deadline for entry to the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 22nd 2020

The ESFF screens 16 nights of short film from Oct 22nd to Nov 8th 2020 at cinemas across Edinburgh,
featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films.
Should circumstances change, our intention is to hold the screenings over the first available dates
around that period.

We’re awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short Film.
AND
we’re working with partner festivals to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally,

Budapest Short Film Festival
Brussels Short Film Festival
Valdarno Cinema Film […]

By |June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Final Deadline for entry to the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 22nd 2020

2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #3 Tom Gentle ‘In The Fall’

The third in our series of filmmaker interviews features Scottish filmmaker Tom Gentle, who’s powerful adaptation of Alistair Macleod’s short story was screened at the 2019 ESFF and won our award for Best Scottish Short Film.

Set in 1928 in the Scottish islands, In The Fall follows a young boy whose father is forced to sell the horse he loves, in order to survive. Powerful, intense and beautifully shot.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers of […]

By |May 24th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on 2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #3 Tom Gentle ‘In The Fall’

2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #2 Madli Laane ‘Three August Days’

Our second filmmaker interview of 2020 is with the award-winning Estonian director Madli Laane who’s engrossing coming-of-age drama THREE AUGUST DAYS was featured at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

The film follows a young Estonian girl living in Tallinn during the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and her relationship with a Russian boy, set amid the grinding realities of life in a country in crisis.

Filmed and edited by Amanda Rogers at RPP Productions.

 

 

By |May 4th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on 2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #2 Madli Laane ‘Three August Days’