EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020 PROGRAMME  

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER: 1ST BLOCK – VENUE :  SUMMERHALL

Doors Open 4:30pm – Programme starts 5:00pm

A SHIFT OF PERSPECTIVE – TICKETS

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Well, that’s one way of looking at it…A young woman seeing herself in a new light, a lonely gannet who won’t let anyone change his mind about his new friend, this programme explores seeing things differently, uniquely and from a fresh perspective.
With film-makers cleverly selecting which slices of life to include, and which to omit, this is a programme that explores the motivations and reasons behind our actions, and the importance of that which remains unseen.

From the SXSW Jury Award winning US drama and a programme that ranges from original and expressive Scottish comedy to powerful international drama with some insightful documentaries from Germany and Switzerland.

I AM MACKENZIE                     Artemis Anastasiadou                 Winner SXSW Jury Award Best Short Film 2020

SEASON OF THE SWAN           Alison Kuhn                                 UK PREMIERE

LASAGNE                                Hannah Hill                                 Winner Youth Award Aesthetica Film Festival 2020

DE PASSANT                           Pieter Coudyzer                           UK PREMIERE

NIGEL                                     Natasza Cetner

REBEL                                    Pier-Philippe Chevigny                 UK PREMIERE

ISOLATION ART                     Katharina Dietl                              UK PREMIERE

LEMON                                  Emily Ellis & Bianca Galean

RENDEZ-VOUS AVEC LUI       Segolene Romier                            UK PREMIERE

 

SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER: 2ND BLOCK – VENUE: SUMMERHALL
Doors Open 7:00pm – Programme starts 7:30pm

ESCAPE PLAN  – TICKETS

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Sometimes the urge to flee comes suddenly, sometimes there’s time plan. Be it an escape from an oppressive regime, a dark past, or just running away into nature. Equal parts thrilling, soothing and inspiring.

Featuring the winners at Sulmona International Film Festival and Brussels Short Film Festival, as well as Cannes Cinefondation 2019 nominee. There’s also more talented new Scottish Strop-Motion and some surreally and folkloric Spanish animation.

SHE LIVES ALONE          Maria Caruana Galizia

FAVOURITES                  Martin Monk                      UK PREMIERE         Cannes Film Festival 2019 Cinéfondation

TOWARD YOU                Meysam Motazedi              UK PREMIERE

DETOURS                        Christopher Yates               UK PREMIERE          Winner  Sulmona International Film Festival 2019

KEITH WATER                Izzy Gibbs                           UK PREMIERE

CLICK                             David Hutchinson

HOMELESS HOME          Alberto Vázquez                 UK PREMIERE

PROJECT ABILITY           George Farrow-Hawkins

 

SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER:  1ST BLOCK – VENUE :  SUMMERHALL
Doors Open 4:30pm – Programme starts 5:00pm

A LIFE NOT OF YOUR OWN MAKING  – TICKETS

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Caught up in a bureaucratic system, beholden to the whim of others, stuck on a path you’re unsure how you landed on. Stories of people thrown in a direction that’s not right for them, and sometimes pushing back. A powerful mix of animation and drama, with a few laughs thrown in.

Strong award-winning drama and some funny, imaginative animation features in a programme with 6 UK Premieres.

SIN CIELO                               Jianna Maarten Saada           UK PREMIERE    Winner Grand Jury Prize Seattle International Film Festival 2020

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH      Joern Utkilen                          UK PREMIERE

STICKER                                Georgi M. Unkovski                 UK PREMIERE    Sundance Film Festival 2020

STREETS OF FURY                  Aidan McAteer                         UK PREMIERE  Winner Best Animated Short Galway Film Fleadh 2020

VOUS NE M’AUREZ PAS!         Thierry Dory                             UK PREMIERE

NOW IS NOT THE TIME           Ieuan Lewis

ARTIFICE                                 Judicaël Ceva, Adrien Douay, Coline Della Siega, Coraline Hun, Diana Lao          UK PREMIERE

 

SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER: 2ND BLOCK  – VENUE : SUMMERHALL

Doors Open 7:00pm – Programme starts 7:30pm

KID & KIN – TICKETS

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Parenthood is an identity shifting thrill-ride filled with heartache, laughter, loss and exhaustion. A truth demonstrated in this programme that features Palme D’Or nominees, and winners from Clermont-Ferrand and Cork Film Festivals alongside some up-coming Scottish talent.

A FALLEN FRUIT                Amit Dubey           UK PREMIERE      Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020

LUCKY STAR                      Russell Davidson

ANNA                                  Dekel Berenson     UK PREMIERE      Palme d’Or Best Short Nominee

THE PRESENT                    Farah Nabulsi         UK PREMIERE      Winner Audience Award Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival 2020

ROSALYN                           Olivia J Middleton                                Winner Best Cork Short Cork Film Festival 2019

TOYHOOD                        Zoe Hutber               UK PREMIERE

 

SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER:  1ST BLOCK – VENUE : SUMMERHALL
Doors Open 4:30pm – Programme starts 5:00pm

GUILT, THEN ABSOLUTION?  – TICKETS

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

A tightening in your throat, a chest pang and stomach contraction, a heavy weight thrust down on your shoulders. Is there a difference between the guilt felt by a man who’s trying to steal his pal’s girlfriend, or a young girl who thinks she’s responsible for a domestic disaster? You decide.

BAFTA nominees rub shoulders with Clermont-Ferrand Int Short Film Festival favourites, while offbeat French Indie-Rock musicals and Scottish and UK comedy accompany a powerful and incredibly moving documentary from Sierra Leone.

I WAS STILL THERE WHEN YOU LEFT ME        Marie McCourt                                              Nominated BAFTA Student Film Awards

FIN DE SAISON                                                Matthieu Vigneau              UK PREMIERE     Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival 2020

JEALOUS ALAN                                                   Martin Clark                                                   BAFTA Nominee Scotland

UFO                                                                     Harvey Gardner                                              Winner Royal Television Society Student Awards 2020

S*!T                                                                     Adam Smith

THE RETURN                                                      Alusine Kamara                   UK PREMIERE      Winner Best Documentary Cinema of The World Film Festival 2020

 

SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER: 2ND BLOCK – VENUE :  SUMMERHALL
Doors Open 7:00pm – Programme starts 7:30pm

UNSUNG HEROES & AWARDS CEREMONY – TICKETS

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Understated champions, quietly making the lives of others better, altruistic acts carried out for the betterment of society. Historic, modern and fantastical heroes struggle out of the spotlight.

Featuring Winners from both the India and Los Angeles Film Awards and the Berlin Short Film Festival, while there’s a mix of South African drama, Indian documentary, Italian Period-drama and more excellent Scottish animation and comedy. Our awards ceremony follows the screening with awards being announced for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Film.

TAB                                              Hlumela Matik                                   UK PREMIERE

TIDES ARE CHANGING                  Dinah Kalaha & María Bjarnadóttir  UK PREMIERE  Winner Los Angeles Film Awards 2020

A SISTER                                       Delphine Girard                                 UK PREMIERE  Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film 2020

GLOW WORM IN A JUNGLE            Ramana Dumpala                              UK PREMIERE  Winner 66th National Film Awards of India

LILIANA                                         Milanka Fabjancic                             UK PREMIERE   Winner Best Animated Film Festival of Slovenian Film 2019

THA THU AIR AIGEANN M’ INNTINN    Catriona Black                                                      Winner Best Animation New Renaissance Film Festival 2020

IL VACCINO                                    Edoardo Ferraro                                UK PREMIERE   Winner Best Cinematography Fabriano Film Festival 2020

THE LAST MERMAID                      Fi Kelly                                                                       Winner Audience Award Berlin Short Film Festival 2020

AWARDS CEREMONY FOLLOWS THE SCREENING
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