AWARD WINNERS 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

 

AWARDS 2020

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

2020 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.

Serena Scateni
Freelance film critic and curator.

Serena Scateni Edinburgh Short Film Festival Jury

Serena Scateni is a freelance film critic and curator based in Scotland. Both her writing and curatorial work focus on the cinema of East Asian countries, covering Japan in particular. She has been featured in Hyperallergic, Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook and other publications writing about documentary, anime and exploring female and queer representations in film. She is a graduate of the 2019 BFI Critics Mentorship Programme and the 2020 Barbican Emerging Film Curators Lab. She is currently curating a programme on contemporaryJapanese documentary practices to be delivered early next year.

 

Jen Skinner
Director and Film Programmer at Screen Argyll

Jen Skinner Edinburgh Short Film Festival Jury

Jen Skinner has 20 years experience in film exhibition, from managing Hebden Bridge Picture House to developing the film education programme and working as part of the festival team at the National Media Museum. Jen is an Industry Advisor for the FAN Network, an ambassador for Into Film and on the steering group for CHArts. In December 2015 Jen started Screen Tiree which became a Community Cinema in September 2016. Building on the success of Screen Tiree, Screen Argyll has been created to support and grow all forms of cinema and film activity in Argyll.
Providing opportunities to connect remote communities through film and supporting venues to engage with the widest audience.

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.

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..

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.