AWARD WINNERS 2020

BEST FILM AWARD 2020: A SISTER / DELPHINE GIRARD

BEST ANIMATED FILM AWARD 2020: NIGEL / NATASZA CETNER

BEST SCOTTISH SHORT FILM AWARD 2020: ROSALYN / OLIVIA MIDDLETON

 

AWARDS 2021

We’re offering a clutch of new awards and prizes for film-makers from the films selected for exhibition at our 2019 edition including cash prizes, industry opportunities, trophies, film festival invitations and one of our rather lovely trophies in association with our partners for 2020,
Puppet Animation Scotland

 BEST FILM AWARD

To be awarded to the director of the overall best film exhibited at the 2020 & 2021 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Prizes: £400 Cash award, film festival invitations, inclusion on curated programmes for our film festival partnerships and the Best Film trophy.
Winners will also receive a free InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine, which is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. There’s also free advice session from Greenlit, on crowdfunding and film marketing advice for the filmmakers’ upcoming projects from Greenlit’s PR and audience funding specialist. The sessions can be tailored to the individual filmmakers’ needs and questions.

Judges: The winner will be selected by the ESFF Festival selection committee by secret ballot, guest judges from our friends at the Smalls Film Festival in London, as well as film festival jury members from our international partnerships.

BEST ANIMATED FILM AWARD

To be awarded to the director(s) of the best animated film selected for exhibition at the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
The award will aim to recognise and celebrate significant creative and technical innovation and control.

Eligibility: Any director(s) of an animated short film selected for exhibition at the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival will be eligible.
Prizes: £250 Cash Prize, film festival invitations, invitation to attend the manipulate visual theatre and animation festival, inclusion on curated programmes for our film festival partnerships and the Best Film trophy.
Winners will also receive a free InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine, which is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. In addition, Winners will also receive a free advice session from Greenlit, on crowdfunding and film marketing advice for the filmmakers’ upcoming projects from Greenlit’s PR and audience funding specialist. The sessions can be tailored to the individual filmmakers’ needs and questions.

Judges: The winner will be selected by a panel of industry judges headed by Simon Hart, director of Puppet Animation Scotland.

BEST SCOTTISH SHORT FILM AWARD

To be awarded to the director of the overall best film produced and shot in Scotland, exhibited at the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, whose film was produced and shot in Scotland,

Prize: £200 Cash award, international film festival showcase invitations, inclusion on curated programmes for our festival partnerships and the Best Film trophy. Winners will also receive a free InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine, which is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. There’s also a free advice session from Greenlit, on crowdfunding and film marketing advice for the filmmakers’ upcoming projects from Greenlit’s PR and audience funding specialist. The sessions can be tailored to the individual filmmakers’ needs and questions.

Judges: The winner will be selected by the ESFF Festival selection committee by secret ballot,as well as film festival jury members from our international partnerships.

2021 JURY PANEL 

Jen Alvares
Film Producer

Jen Alvares Edinburgh Short Film Festival Juror

Jen Alvares is a Film & TV producer based in Los Angeles, California.
She’s been working in the advertising and film industry for over 13 years now, developing and producing multi-million dollar content for global brands and clients, including feature films, TV series. and commercials. Jen is a Partner & an Executive Producer at Hunters House Entertainment Group, a Co-Founder & President of iFilm Festival, a Board Member and an Advisor to a number of companies.
She is a seasoned professional in the film & advertising industry that advises and speaks on all matters within the scope of video production, entertainment, media, marketing, advertising and business strategy.

Guido Casale
Director: Adriatic Film Festival

Guido graduated in film academy (directing) after 3 yrs of study at IFA academy and directed some shorts, before founding the Adriatic Movie association with the aim of producing shorts and documentaries and organizing the Adriatic Film Festival (4th edition in progress).
He is now collaborating with some of the best Italian independent film production agencies in order to create a network of shorts/docs distribution and is the Festival Director of the Adriatic Film Festival.

 

Andrea Recussi
Director: CortoGlobo Film Festival

ANDREA RECUSSI JURY EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Andrea Recussi is an italian Art director and freelance artist that lives between Asia, Africa, Germany and Italy.
He is CEO, founder and director of COFFI – CortOgolobo Film Festival Italia, which since 2004 has been one of the most followed festivals for shorts and independent productions in the South Italy. He has been organizing the COFFI Festival since 2013 on a permanent basis in Berlin, which has become one of the largest gatherings for the many Italian artists in the German capital.
He was also a director of several television programs on Italian TV networks and contributor to several websites and cinema magazines.

Alexa Rodrigues
Co-Founder/Co-Director, Shortcutz Amsterdam

Alexa Rodrigues Edinburgh Short Film Festival jury

Alexa Rodrigues is the co-founder of Shortcutz Amsterdam, a platform for emerging Dutch film talents. Through Shortcutz, filmmakers can showcase their work, engage with an audience at a national and international level and connect with other professionals in the industry.

Dawn Taylor
Artistic Director of Puppet Animation Scotland

Dawn Taylor Edinburgh Short Film Festival Juro

Formerly the producer for the You Are Here programme at Edinburgh International Festival, Dawn has extensive experience and expertise in artistic development, festival programming and management, cross-sector collaboration and socially engaged work. As one of Scotland’s
leading younger cultural leaders, Dawn has worked on a wide range of large and complex projects with leading organisations – the Royal Lyceum Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland, Imaginate, the Almeida Theatre and Roundhouse..

Roozebeh Misaghi
Filmmaker / Film Programmer

Roozbeh Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Roozbeh is an Iranian Filmmaker / Film Programmer based in London. He’s been working as film programmer for different TV Channels and Festivals specialised with underground cinema in the middle east. He is also launching a new platform called “Curated Shorts”.

Rebecca Selby-Heard
Programmer/Screenwriter

Rebecca Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Rebecca is an emerging queer screenwriter and festival programmer based in Edinburgh. After graduating from her Masters in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh she has gone on to collaborate with multiple film festivals including the Edinburgh International Film Festival. As the newly appointed Head Programmer for Edinburgh Short Film Festival she is currently working towards co-curating this year’s programme.

Ben Cleminson
Filmmaker/Visual Artist

Ben Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Brighton based film photographer and up-and-coming visual artist, Ben Cleminson, specialises in creating art pieces from newspaper clippings that reflect the complexities of modern society. After completing his degree specialising in cinematography, Ben turned to film photography focusing on portraiture, creating deep and personal compositions.

Melanie Toutakova
Filmmaker/Screenwriter

Melanie Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Melanie is an Edinburgh-based French-Russian feminist filmmaker and writer. She has created the Feminist Film Gaze blog to examine and critique
today’s film culture through a modern feminist lens. She is currently working on her next project ‘(You Went To) Inverleith Park’ – an immersive feminist short film where she explores the gender dynamics and what it takes for women to free themselves from the ‘damsel in distress’ trope.

 

Ciara Roe
Programmer/Writer

Ciara Edinburgh Short Film Festival

During her undergraduate degree in Film and Media at the University of Stirling, Ciara won the Research Based Learning Prize,
as well as the BBC Scotland Best Radio Drama award. She went on to complete a masters degree in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh. Since then, she has collaboratively curated a photographic exhibition in St. Andrews, on the theme of social, economic and political stagnation, and is currently collaborating on a forthcoming exhibition on heroin use in post-industrial Scotland.

Ewan McCorry
Film Programmer

Ewan Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Ewan works with the Grassmarket Community Project in its Community Picture House as a programmer and coordinator, as well as developing a regular film discussion group for members during the pandemic.

INKTIP & Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Inktip are a US-Based screenwriter’s and producer’s network which increases exposure for screenwriter’s and their scripts, assists producers in finding good quality screenplays, and helps agents find the right people for their clients.

Greenlit & Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Greenlit work exclusively with creatives (filmmakers, theatremakers, musicians) and their mission is to connect artists with their audiences and raise the funds that will enable them to build the foundation for a sustainable career.