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Thanks to our wonderful Selection Committee!

The 2021 programme is almost ready to announce and we’d like to thank the members of our selection committee for all their hard work in putting the programme together. We’ll announce the final line-up soon but in the meantime a grateful thank you to our amazing committee:

Ben Cleminson, Ciara Roe, Razan Madhoon,  Ewan Logie, Rebecca Selby-Heard, Roozbeh Misaghi, Melanie Touakova and Somya Jain

Looking forward to catching up with them in November and watch this space […]

By |July 23rd, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on Thanks to our wonderful Selection Committee!

ESFF features in new edition of Diari di Cineclub

Our good friends at Diari di Cineclub have published a new edition of their (Italian Language) Film culture periodical, it also holds a lovely article about the ESFF!

Diari di Cineclub publishes a regular periodical of news and reviews of Film and Film Culture in Italy and the International Film Festival community.

*Magazine is Italian Language
CINECLUB JULY 2021

By |July 1st, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF features in new edition of Diari di Cineclub

ESFF 2020 at Summerhall

We were very pleased to able to present the postponed 2020 ESFF at Summerhall this weekend!

Although audience numbers were much smaller than normal, the programme was as strong as any previous edition, with Palme D’Or nominees, Sundance winners, BAFTA winners and a whole roster of some of the best films of last year!

We’d like to thank all the filmmakers for sending us their films,  Steph Leach and the team at Summerhall for their determination and […]

By |June 8th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2020 at Summerhall

ESFF 2020 AWARD WINNERS

We were delighted to finally be able to announce our 2020 Award Winners last night!

BEST FILM

A SISTER by Delphine Girard

Alie is in a car at night in extreme danger and one phone call is all she needs to send out a signal. However, the call she makes is not to her sister as she wants to make someone believe.
Terrifically paced, Oscar-nominated Belgian thriller.

 

BEST ANIMATION

NIGEL by Natasza Cetner

A beautifully-drawn 2D Animation that tells the story of […]

By |June 7th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2020 AWARD WINNERS

ESFF 2020 Postponed edition screens live in June 2021!

The 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival due to run in November 2020 was postponed 2 weeks before our opening day and we’re delighted to finally screen the full programme live at Summerhall from Friday June 4th to  Sunday June 6th 2021!

With 2 programmes per day starting at 5pm and 7:30pm at Summerhall, we’re excited to bring a live programme of outstanding award-winning short cinema ranging from Ukraine drama and Norwegian Comedy to Swiss animation, Irish […]

By |May 5th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2020 Postponed edition screens live in June 2021!

New ESFF Partners: 7SIFF (Buenos Aires)

We’re pleased to be able to announce we will be collaborating with 7SIFF based in Buenos Aires, Argentina this year!
7SIFF, which gathers seven-second movies from all over the world. A space to give voice to new ways of communication.
It is also a digital platform that offers speakers, activities and non-competitive exhibitions.

We’re showcasing a programme of ESFF shorts at 7SIFF in September 2021 and looking forward to hosting them at the ESFF, in the meantime, they […]

By |April 14th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on New ESFF Partners: 7SIFF (Buenos Aires)

ESFF Announces new partnership with Unified Filmmakers

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Unified Filmmakers based in Munich, programmers for FilmFest Munchen, we’re working together on film events and short film programming for the coming year!

Unified Filmmakers open call is searching for the best shorts made about the Covid-19 pandemic and also will be hosting regular film talks and film events during  2021.

Later this year we’ll also be working on short film exchanges and growing cultural collaboration with our friends […]

By |February 10th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Announces new partnership with Unified Filmmakers

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2021

Once again we’re delighted to together a programme of some of our favourite animation for our official animation award sponsors, Puppet Animation Scotland and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation 2021.

The programme covers the gamut of animation styles and techniques from 2D to Stop Motion to CGI and ranging from comedy to expressionist to drama, and there’s a hugely talented animation world to discover at the ESFF animation showcase at Manipulate 2021:

DE PASSANT […]

By |January 29th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2021

ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

Our 2021 edition is scheduled for November 2021 and we’ve just opened our call for entries!

Our 10th anniversary special events are also slated for the November events and we’re planning to hold extra screenings as
part of the 2021 festival.

The 2020 edition was postponed and our aim is to hold the delayed 2020 events as soon as the venues reopen in Edinburgh,
hopefully in the first half of this year.

It’s been a very difficult year for everyone […]

By |January 14th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

ESFF Interviewed at COFFI CortoGlobo 2020

We were delighted to be part of COFFI 2020 online, you can see the interview with Paul who talks about the fabulous shorts programmed for them – including MUEDRA by Cesar Diaz Melendez, IN THE FALL by Tom Gentle and AN ISLAND by Rory Byrne

Available via the link below (in English) starts at 22 mins in – the rest of the show is in Italian.
COFFI 2020 is online & runs till 19th Dec!

COFFI 2020 ESFF […]

By |December 17th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Interviewed at COFFI CortoGlobo 2020