Edinburgh Short Film Festival Screens at Scot’s Day Out, Australia

Scot’s Day Out in Bendigo, Australia, is one of the world’s largest Scots Diaspora gatherings, regularly attracting some 7,000 people for one weekend each March, from Australia and across the world. For the last three years, we’ve been honoured to have been asked to programme an evening of Scottish Short Film for the events at SDO and this year we’re delighted that they are planning an early evening open air screening in Rosalind Park in Bendigo on […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF New Partnership with SFilmmaker

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with SFilmmaker, a China-based film festival agency based at Shao Studio in Beijing!

Run by Joanna and her energetic team. SFilmmaker is dedicated to forming connections between film-makers globally.

We’re looking forward to working with them and to watching some excellent Chinese shorts this year!


By |February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Early Bird Deadline ends on Friday!

Just one week to go!

By |January 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts gets animated at manipulate Festival 2018

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival created a new award in 2017 for Best Animation, to be presented annually at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. The inaugural award, presented on the ESFF closing night on Saturday November 11th, was won by French animator, Chloe Lesueur for her extraordinary short film TIS.

For manipulate 2018, we’re delighted to to have been asked to present a programme of some of our favourite animated short films […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re delighted that a couple of films screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, animated short Fox and The Whale by Robin Joseph and the Kenyan-shot drama Watu Wote/All of Us by Katja Benrath by have been nominated for Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards!

Good luck to both the films, we’ve got our fingers crossed!







By |January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Submissions Now Open for 2018!

Dedicated to screening the best in International contemporary short film as well as programming
for other festivals across the UK & Internationally, the ESFF is now open for submission for short film-makers globally!

We’re also offering cash prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Film!

This year, we’re also excited to be curating film programmes for our 2018 partners:
DC Shorts – The US East Coast’s largest short film event,
Mecal – the Barcelona International Short Film Festival
Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film […]

By |December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland continues for 2018 and we’ll be once again holding a joint award for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 ESFF in November! We’re also very excited to be curating a programme of animated short film at their Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation, manipulate 2018! The programme features some of our favourite animations from our 2017 edition:

Tis by Chloe Lesueur (ESFF 2017 Best Animated […]

By |December 13th, 2017|News Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re delighted that The Wee Review dropped by our closing night at Summerhall on Saturday Nov 11th and pretty happy with the review they wrote as well!

It was a great night and we were very honoured to host no less than 34 guests and film-makers from literally all over the world!

Here’s to next year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Parts Missing


By |November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Wee Review shares the skinny on Edinburgh Shorts Day 1

We’re glad that Steven Fraser of The Wee Review came to our opening night and delighted with his review!




By |October 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts 2017 Opening Tonight, Check out our trailer!

We’re excited that the Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens tonight at the Filmhouse and here’s a look at this year’s excellent trailer

Edited by the faboulous Finn Kati Niemela and a specially composed soundtrack craftily created by the cunning Callum Rankine!

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments