ESFF announces new award sponsor Greenlit

We’re excited to announce our new award sponsors for 2021 GREENLIT are sponsoring our new award for the 2021 ESFF winning films!
The prize for the winners will be a free advice session from Greenlit, on crowdfunding and film marketing advice for the filmmakers’ upcoming projects from Greenlit’s PR and audience funding specialist. The sessions can be tailored to the individual filmmakers’ needs and questions.

Greenlit work exclusively with creatives (filmmakers, theatremakers, musicians) and their mission is […]

By |September 23rd, 2021|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF 2021 Programme Announced!

We’re excited to announce our 2021 programme! From Colombian drama to Chinese animation, there’s the usual host of international award winners & local heroes screening at Summerhall and online Nov 5th – Nov 21st 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021
ESFF 2021 PROGRAMME

 

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ESFF screens at the Adriatic Film Festival 2021

It’s great to see some of our film festival partners re-emerging from hibernation and we’re excited to be holding a short film showcase at the 2021 Adriatic Film Festival

The AFF is a terrific film event and screens some outstanding films at a fabulous venue! Great to see them back!

We’re screening LUCKY STAR by Russell Davidson
UFO by Harvey Gardener and
KEITH WATER by Izzy Gibbs at the Palazza Sirena Aug 27-Aug 30 during the AFF 2021 edition!

Wishing Guido […]

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Thanks to our wonderful Selection Committee!

The 2021 programme is almost ready to announce and we’d like to thank the members of our selection committee for all their hard work in putting the programme together. We’ll announce the final line-up soon but in the meantime a grateful thank you to our amazing committee:

Ben Cleminson, Ciara Roe, Razan Madhoon,  Ewan McCorry, Rebecca Selby-Heard, Roozbeh Misaghi, Melanie Touakova and Somya Jain

Looking forward to catching up with them in November and watch this space […]

By |July 23rd, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on Thanks to our wonderful Selection Committee!

ESFF features in new edition of Diari di Cineclub

Our good friends at Diari di Cineclub have published a new edition of their (Italian Language) Film culture periodical, it also holds a lovely article about the ESFF!

Diari di Cineclub publishes a regular periodical of news and reviews of Film and Film Culture in Italy and the International Film Festival community.

*Magazine is Italian Language
CINECLUB JULY 2021

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ESFF 2020 at Summerhall

We were very pleased to able to present the postponed 2020 ESFF at Summerhall this weekend!

Although audience numbers were much smaller than normal, the programme was as strong as any previous edition, with Palme D’Or nominees, Sundance winners, BAFTA winners and a whole roster of some of the best films of last year!

We’d like to thank all the filmmakers for sending us their films,  Steph Leach and the team at Summerhall for their determination and […]

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ESFF 2020 AWARD WINNERS

We were delighted to finally be able to announce our 2020 Award Winners last night!

BEST FILM

A SISTER by Delphine Girard

Alie is in a car at night in extreme danger and one phone call is all she needs to send out a signal. However, the call she makes is not to her sister as she wants to make someone believe.
Terrifically paced, Oscar-nominated Belgian thriller.

 

BEST ANIMATION

NIGEL by Natasza Cetner

A beautifully-drawn 2D Animation that tells the story of […]

By |June 7th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2020 AWARD WINNERS

ESFF 2020 Postponed edition screens live in June 2021!

The 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival due to run in November 2020 was postponed 2 weeks before our opening day and we’re delighted to finally screen the full programme live at Summerhall from Friday June 4th to  Sunday June 6th 2021!

With 2 programmes per day starting at 5pm and 7:30pm at Summerhall, we’re excited to bring a live programme of outstanding award-winning short cinema ranging from Ukraine drama and Norwegian Comedy to Swiss animation, Irish […]

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New ESFF Partners: 7SIFF (Buenos Aires)

We’re pleased to be able to announce we will be collaborating with 7SIFF based in Buenos Aires, Argentina this year!
7SIFF, which gathers seven-second movies from all over the world. A space to give voice to new ways of communication.
It is also a digital platform that offers speakers, activities and non-competitive exhibitions.

We’re showcasing a programme of ESFF shorts at 7SIFF in September 2021 and looking forward to hosting them at the ESFF, in the meantime, they […]

By |April 14th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on New ESFF Partners: 7SIFF (Buenos Aires)

ESFF Announces new partnership with Unified Filmmakers

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Unified Filmmakers based in Munich, programmers for FilmFest Munchen, we’re working together on film events and short film programming for the coming year!

Unified Filmmakers open call is searching for the best shorts made about the Covid-19 pandemic and also will be hosting regular film talks and film events during  2021.

Later this year we’ll also be working on short film exchanges and growing cultural collaboration with our friends […]

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