So long and thanks for all the Films!

Well, that’s a wrap for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, we had a ball but don’t worry, we’ll be back next year!

Thanks to Carys B. Evans​ Amanda Rogers​, Cinetopia Edinburgh​ Jim Ross​ Luka Vukosavljevic​ Mike Forbes, Yulia Kovanova​
The Filmhouse​. Summerhall​, The Adriatic Film Festival​,  Florence Florence FilmCorti, Aidan Stanley​ and the Fastnet Film Festival,
Thanks also to our curated programmers, mcine – The Mexican Institute of Cinematography & Peter Murdmaa​
and the Estonian Short Film Centre […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 ESFF Award Winners

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Awards for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short Film for 2018!

The juries had a difficult task in choosing winners from a very strong field of nominees, but we’re pleased to announce the following were selected as winners for the following categories:


BLUE CHRISTMAS by Charlotte Wells


WICKED GIRL by Ayce Kartal



FAUVE by Jeremy Comte


Congratulations to all the winners and […]

By |November 12th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

TAKE ONE Magazine reviews our Sat 3 Nov & Sun 4 Nov programmes

We’re excited about our new partnership with TAKE ONE Magazine , the film magazine from Cambridge and they’ve reviewed another 2 nights of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, our programmes on Sat 3rd November and Sunday 4th November!

Reviews are by Jim Ross and Annie Whealing



By |October 31st, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

1st Weekend at the 2018 ESFF

We’re all delighted with the opening weekend of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, 2 full houses, some terrific shorts, lovely guests including a whole team from the Adriatic Film Festival and some warm words from the audience!

Here’s a few stills from the nights, pictures by Luka Vukosavljevic and Jackie Xiang,

Looking forward to the second weekend, starting at the Filmhouse on Friday 2nd with a fascinating programme of Estonian animation and then

we’re on to Summerhall […]

By |October 28th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Take One Magazine review of the 1st night at the 2018 ESFF!

Thanks to Luka Vukosavljevic for reviewing our Opening Night for Take One Magazine screening tomorrow night at Summerhall!


Edinburgh Shorts: Tribes & Tribulations




By |October 25th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF talks film and film music with Radio Saltire

We were delighted to be invited on Radio Saltire, East Lothian’s community radio show to talk about favourite film themes and of course, the forthcoming opening of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

We’re on air at 50 mins 45 secs:




I have to admit that ‘You fill me with inertia’ is my favourite lyric in a film!

By |October 24th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018 Trailer

We’re delighted to unveil the 2018 ESFF trailer!
Edited by the indefatigable Amanda Rogers, music by the enlightened Callum Rankine of BoxMusic

By |October 20th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF 2018 Print Programme just out!

Our split-new 2018 print programme looks fab and just out of the box!
You’ll be seeing them around the toun very soon!
Designed by Michael Forbes

By |October 9th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments


With the opening night of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival on Friday October 26th, here’s a brief tour of some of the highlights of our 2017 edition!

The lovely film shots are by Alexandra Person



By |October 6th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Preview of the 8th Edinburgh Short Film Festival

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival once again is bringing some of the world’s best short films to Edinburgh and is pretty much your only chance to see one of the UK’s strongest short film programmes.

We’re screening 29 award winners, including the Audience Award winner from Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals, the Tribeca Grand Jury Award winners and there’s the best short films from SXSW, Aspen Shortfest, Palm Springs International Shortfest, London and Brussels Short Film […]

By |September 24th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments