The Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Edinburgh’s accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival is now in its 6th year!

Once again, we’re bringing some of the best contemporary Scottish, UK and International short film to Edinburgh and we have another line-up of award-winning films, from Academy Award-nominated shorts to BAFTA winners. We’re showing no less than 34 award-winning shorts as well as 39 UK premieres and 22 European premieres, ranging from a terrific drama from Afghanistan,


to comedy from Canada


and from French Sci-Fi


to animation from Greece


We’re also excited to partner Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan’s (and one of Asia’s) biggest short film festivals and bringing some of the best Japanese short films of recent years to Edinburgh for the first time.  The work of the Scottish Documentary Institute is explored in our Short Docs strand which also includes some of the best international short docs screening alongside some of the SDI’s favourites.


Our partners at the Sardinia Film Festival are back again and we’re screening some of the best Sardinian short films of last year including the winner of the best Sardinian short film AND We’re also hosting the finale of our Script Pitch competition for young, Scottish-based screenwriters.
While there’s also a free funding workshop aimed at short film-makers and Screen Academy will be delivering a free to attend screenwriting masterclass.


On top of all that, we’re planning lively networking events, Q & A sessions, meet the film-makers, live music, our Rising Star Award ceremony and some friendly faces! Tickets will be on sale soon so keep an eye on the website and our online Box Office is now open!


Life is short so it’s just as well our films are too!