ESFF ON TOUR
Due to our experience on film festival juries, our exceptionally strong programming background and our industry contacts, The ESFF is frequently asked to curate short film programmes for numerous International film festivals and arts events each year. It’s going to be a busy year, as we’re working with no less than 7 partners over 2020!
MANIPULATE VISUAL THEATRE & ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2020
Scotland’s leading puppet & animation festival which is organised by Puppet Animations Scotland. We’ve already worked with PAS who juried and presented our new Best Animation award and prizes at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and we’re delighted to repay their efforts by curating a programme of some of our best animated shorts from the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Date: Saturday February 1st 2020
Venue: Summerhall, Edinburgh
FILMCORTI FIRENZE FESTIVAL 2020
We’re looking forward to curating short film showcase for our friends at the Florence Short Film Festival, FilmCorti Firenze which hosts short film screenings in the beautiful Tuscan city in May 2020. We’ll be putting together a programme of shorts for Marino Demata and the team in Florence for their 7th edition and looking forward to the screenings in the fabulous converted prison. There’s competitive prizes and some very supportive audiences!
Date: May 2020
Venue: Le Murate, Florence
ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL 2020
We paid host to Festival Director, Guido Casale and the talented and very well-connected team from the Adriatic Film Festival at the 2019 ESFF and we’re looking forward to once again sending a programme of exciting short films to the AFF for their 2020 edition!
The AFF Jury President is one of Italy’s most well-known directors, Gianluca Arcopinto producer of the hit TV series ‘Gomorrah’ based on the excellent Italian feature of the same name and with a beautiful location in the atmospheric old theatre, the Auditorium Sirena, in Pescara.
Date: September 2020
Venue: Palazzo Sirena
BALKANS BEYOND BORDERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival is an annual thematic Film Festival that takes place in a different Balkan city each year. It celebrates Balkan diversity and gives an opportunity to the next generation of film makers to create, share and present their films, meet and collaborate. We’re very much looking forward to sharing curated short film programmes with this vibrant Balkan film event and welcomed them to the 2019 ESFF!
Date: October 2020
SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2020
The Sardinia Film Festival run annually by Carlo Dessi and his team is one of our favourite film festivals, we were honoured to visit as guests in 2016 and can thoroughly recommend it for hospitality, strong short film programming and their mightily impressive outdoor piazza venue in the beautiful town of Alghero in Sardinia!
Date: July 2020
BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Busho – the Budapest Short Film Festival is one of the oldest short film festivals in Central Europe and our new partners for 2020, running since 2005 and promoting the work of Hungarian and Central European film-makers, Busho are super-active and we’re excited to be working with them and curating joint programmes of short film! Busho runs 1-6 September 2020 at venues across Budapest.
Date: 1-6 September 2020
STOP MOTION MONTREAL
Festival Stop Motion Montréal is the world’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop motion techniques.
and we’re delighted to be curating a programme of stop motion film for their 2020 edition in September!
Date: September 2020
FESTIVAL DE CASTELIERS
Based in Montreal, Canada, Festival de Casteliers has been running annually each March since 2005 and
specialises in exhibiting the rich diversity of puppetry’s past and present.
We’re very much looking forward to presenting a programme of animation there for their 2020 edition, which runs from 4th – 8th March 2020.
Date: Sat March 7th 2020
Venue: Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont Auditorium, Montreal, Canada
SCOTS DAY OUT FESTIVAL
We’re once again creating Short Film programmes with Scots Day Out, based in Bendigo in Australia, SDO is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest Diaspora Festival and we’ve been curating short film programmes for them for the last 4 years, so we’re excited to once again put together
an eclectic programme of some outstanding Scottish shorts!
The programme screens on May at the Engine Room in Bendigo’s Capital Theatre!
Date: Friday February 28th 2020, 7:30pm
Venue: Engine Rooms, Bendigo, Australia
SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE AWARDS
Short Cutz Amsterdam champions Dutch short film-making, holding monthly screenings and it’s annual International Audience Award.
We’re thrilled to announce Edinburgh will be participating for the 2020 award and we’re screening this year’s nominees
at the Filmhouse on Weds 15th January!
Date: Weds 15th January
Venue: Filmhouse, Edinburgh