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ESFF 2022 Reviewed in Snack Magazine

We’re simultaneously humbled and delighted with Snack Magazine’s review of our 2022 edition by their film critic, Christopher Sneddon.

“This small snapshot of films shows that, once again, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival has proven why it’s a veritable hotbed of discovery. With a wonderful variety of short films that highlight established and emerging talents, both locally and from across the globe, it’s an absolutely essential experience for the discerning film fan.”

Thanks Chris, we’re glad you […]

By |November 25th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2022 Reviewed in Snack Magazine

Thank You & See You Next Year!

We had a wonderful 2022 edition and it was great to see the cinema spaces so busy again!

All that remains for us now is to give grateful thanks to everyone who helped us with our 12th edition.

Thanks to our lead programmer, Rebecca Selby, and to our hard working staff, Louise Balaguer, Margherita Berti, Fabiana Pernisco, Chris Newman and Ryan Vallo.

Thanks also to our selection committee for their contribution in selecting the films screened this year, […]

By |November 16th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on Thank You & See You Next Year!

Days 7-9 Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2022

Our closing weekend went off very well and we’re so grateful to everyone who come along!
Here’s a few stills of the evening, the awards ceremony and the after party!

Thanks to Ryan Vallo and Louise Balaguer for the photography!


By |November 15th, 2022|News Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Days 7-9 Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2022

Invitation by Will Samson

We’re very grateful to West Lothian based poet Will Samson for writing a poem to celebrate cinema. Will read the poem at the opening weekend of
our 12th edition and we’ve reproduced the text below with his kind permission.

As the warlords rattle their sabres
Wallowing in their murderous capers
“Kill, kill, kill.” Is their only invitation
This is not our direction

As the money hungry corporate puppets
Extend their grasping limbs
Delighting in their legal crimes
More, “money, money, money,” is their only […]

By |November 15th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on Invitation by Will Samson

Days 4-6 Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2022

The 12th Edinburgh Short Film Festival in full swing, thanks to the visiting filmmakers from Italy, Turkey, Ireland, Iceland and around the UK who made it along!
Great to see so many people back in the cinema again and see you at the weekend for our final 3 nights!

Thanks to Louise Balaguer for the photography.


By |November 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Days 4-6 Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2022

DAY 1 -3 at the 12th Edinburgh Short Film Festival Stills

We’ve had a lovely first weekend at the 2022 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and thanks to our colleagues at GMAC for helping with the Low Budget Filmmaking Workshop and for
co-curating our Scottish Shorts programme. Thanks also to visiting filmmakers from far and near including Damon Mohl from Indiana, Tom Lynch from Ireland, Ivar Wigan from LA, a whole heap of Scottish filmmakers, the 7 Second IFF for their micro-highlights, Duncan Cowles for presenting the workshop, […]

By |October 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DAY 1 -3 at the 12th Edinburgh Short Film Festival Stills

ESFF at Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh

We’ve co-curated a shorts programme for the Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh which screens at Summerhall on Sat 15th October,
with short films from across Asia, including thriller, comedy, drama and some wonderful stop motion!

The Festival runs 15-20 October



By |October 12th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF at Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh

Filmhouse Closure

We’re all deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden closure of the Filmhouse.

The Filmhouse was a treasured city institution and has played a vital role in the wider arts community over the years. Lots of our staff work, and have worked, at the Filmhouse and our thoughts are with them and the other people involved.

So important was the Filmhouse that it seems scarcely credible that it, the Belmont and the EIFF would be […]

By |October 7th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on Filmhouse Closure

7SIFF hosts ESFF Showcase

Once again we are delighted to be working with our good friends at the unique, 7 Second International Film Festival.

Based in Buenos Aires, 7SIFF screen the world’s best micro-shorts and we are excited to be bringing a programme of full-length shorts to their
2022 edition! Screening on Saturday 27th September at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, we’re pleased to screen a sample of some of our favourites from

the last couple of years, including […]

By |August 29th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on 7SIFF hosts ESFF Showcase

ESFF Screens at Cinema On The Shore

Our friends at Cinetopia  will be holding their open-air Cinema On The Shore event soon and we’re excited to be presenting

a programme of family-friendly shorts free at 1pm Sunday 18th September, with some of our animation award winners of recent years, including

the stunning stop-motion short ‘Muedra’ by Cesar Diaz Melendez and the wonderful 2D ‘Nigel’ by Natasza Cetner.

There’s pizza, refreshments and a whole weekend’s worth of finest deckchair cinema!

By |August 29th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Screens at Cinema On The Shore