AWARDS 2019

BEST FILM AWARD 2019: Stay Awake, Be Ready / Pham Thien An

BEST ANIMATED FILM AWARD 2019: Muedra / Cesar Diaz Melendez

BEST SCOTTISH SHORT FILM AWARD 2019: In The Fall / Tom Gentle

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 2019,
Puppet Animation Scotland

 BEST FILM AWARD

To be awarded to the director of the overall best film exhibited at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Prizes: £400 Cash award, film festival 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.

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 2019 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 2019 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 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.

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 2019 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, film festival 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.

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.

2019 JURY PANEL 

Carol Brown
Film Producer

Carol Brown Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Carol Brown is a creative, entrepreneurial producer based in Scotland. As a two time BAFTA LA scholarship recipient, Carol completed her M.F.A in Producing for Film, Television and New Media from the Peter Stark Producing Program in Los Angeles,
while also interning in development for various studios and independent Producers. Prior to her two years in LA, Carol worked as an assistant in the Casting and Contracts Department for ITV Drama in Manchester after working her way across Scottish drama as a Production Assistant. Carol is currently working on her own slate which involves first time feature development and international co-production, and continues to champion new talent looking to take the next step in their filmmaking careers.

Federico D’Accinni
International Programming Assistant at MUBI

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Federico D’Accinni was born in Rome, Italy and studied Film, Television & Digital Production at Royal Holloway, University of London before completing a Master’s degree in Film, Exhibition & Curation at the University of Edinburgh.
After a role as Submissions Assistant at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Federico went on to work as part of the Industry team for the 2018 BFI London Film Festival. From January 2019, Federico is the International Programming Assistant at streaming service MUBI. He’s also served as a member of the Development Forum at This Way Up, the UK’s leading film exhibition conference.

 

Jade Turner
Film Programmer at the Northampton Filmhouse and Q-Film Weekender Festival

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Jade is the Film Programmer at the Northampton Filmhouse and Q-Film Weekender festival. She recently graduated from the National Film and Television School with an MA in Film Studies, Programming and Curation, where she curated her graduation project, Thresholds. The season featured film screenings and installations in iconic architectural landmarks and was dedicated to exploring space, identity and domesticity, from a feminist perspective. Jade has also worked as a film programmer for the Geffrye Museum of the Home, Open City Documentary Festival and Film Africa.
Twitter Handle – @JadeIndia21

Jim Ross
Managing Editor, TAKE ONE Magazine

Jim is the Managing Editor and co-founder of TAKE ONE Magazine (takeonecinema.net), which covers festival and independent cinema year-round across the world. He has served on the Cambridge Film Festival submissions panel for short and feature films since 2011 and is a former Deputy Director of Cambridge African Film Festival. Beyond TAKE ONE he has written about film for a number of publications and websites including Little White Lies and hosted a fortnightly radio show on Cambridge 105FM from 2011-2013.

Carys Evans
Festival Coordinator, Edinburgh Short Film Festival

As the ESFF Festival Coordinator, Carys Evans contributes to curating the festival’s film programme, alongside coordinating juries, workshops and special events. She has supported the curation and production of a number of Scottish independent film festivals, and was a member of the Industry Events team for the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Simon Hart
Artistic Director of Puppet Animation Scotland

For the past thirty years Simon has enjoyed a busy, successful and varied career in the arts. Initially working as a classical singer following studies at the University of Glasgow and the Royal College of Music, Simon also taught singing at RADA, and Queen Margaret and Aberdeen Universities. After also completing acting training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Simon appeared in many leading roles at, among others, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Wolsey Theatre, Scottish Opera, the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Dundee Rep Theatre, as well as on TV.

At present Simon is the artistic director of Puppet Animation Scotland, championing puppetry, visual theatre and animation nationally and internationally primarily through the organisation’s s two national festivals, the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival and the Puppet Animation Festival.

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.