ESFF ON TOUR
Each year we curate programmes, from our submissions, for our partner film festivals and arts events across Scotland and internationally, and we’re already excited about our guest programme showcases for 2019! It’s going to be a busy year, as we’re working with no less than 7 partners over 2018!
MANIPULATE VISUAL THEATRE & ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2019
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 2018 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 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Date: Saturday February 9th 2018
Venue: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS: SHOWCASE
Established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain, Edinburgh Printmakers is an organisation dedicated to the practice of fine art printmaking and arts exhibitions and artist courses. We’ve been invited to curate 2 nights of short film for the opening of the new arts venue Castle Mill in Edinburgh in April. Castle Mill is an exciting multi-million pound arts and screening venue in the converted 19th century Rubber Mill and we’re excited to be screening there for the opening month!
Date: April 2019
Venue: Edinburgh Printmakers, 2 Gilmore Park, Edinburgh EH3 9FN
FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL 2019
We were very pleased to be asked to curate a programme of short film for the Fastnet Film Festival last year and we’re excited to be partnering them again for their 2019 edition. We’re curating a programme of short films for Fastnet FF 2019 and as it’s one of our favourite film festivals, we’re very much looking forward to visiting again this year! You can see a short doc about our trip (filmed and edited by Alexandra Person) here
Date: tbc May 2018
Venue: Harbour Hotel, Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland
SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019
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: June 2019
FILMCORTI FIRENZE FESTIVAL 2019
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 2019. We’ll be putting together a programme of shorts for Marino and the team in Florence for their 6th edition and looking forward to the screenings in the fabulous converted prison. There’s competitive prizes and some very supportive audiences!
Date: May 2019
ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL 2019
We paid host to Festival Director, Guido Casale and the talented and very well-connected team from the Adriatic Film Festival at the 2018 ESFF and we’re looking forward to once again sending a programme of exciting short films to the AFF for their 2019 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: 19-22 September 2019
Venue: Auditorium Sirena
DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
We’re also excited to be working with the DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Washington DC’s oldest film festival and 2019 is their 20th anniversary. We’re excited to be working on a programme exchange and other projects with DCIFF over the coming year, so stay tuned for more developments in the near future!
BALKANS BEYOND BORDERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2019
One of our new partners for 2019, 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!
Date: October 2019
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 2nd 2019 at the Engine Room in Bendigo’s Capital Theatre!
Date: May 2 2019
Venue: Capital Theatre, Bendigo