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 Festivals.
There’s also an award winner at Europe’s biggest short film festival Clermont-Ferrand, and a Palme D’or nominated film from Cannes.
We’re also delighted to be screening a clutch of outstanding animations, with films from Oscar nominated animation studios, Emmy-award winning animators and Best Animation Winners at Mecal Barcelona, Anifest, Annecy International Animation Festival and Animayo.
We’re hosting a screening of some of the best Mexican Short Films of recent years, curated by the Mexican Film Institute as well as an evening the best Estonian animations, including work by Priit Pärn.
The programme this year is stuffed full of superb dramas and comedies, including drama from as far afield as China, Reunion Island and New Zealand, there’s fantasy ranging from Argentinian Sci-Fi to ghost stories from Guadeloupe and bizarre alien worlds from Columbia.
There’s Lebanese and Turkish comedy along with UK and Hungarian comedies and docs from Afghanistan as well as a batch of the best Scottish short films from the 2018 crop.
We’re screening around 26 UK Premieres and 7 European Premieres, many of them having previously screened at festivals across the world.
On top of all that, we’re hosting visiting film festival directors from Italy, Ireland and China, workshops on time-lapse photography and on VFX for indie film-makers, there’s networking sessions hosted our favourite film radio show Cinetopia, and of course, our infamous closing night party on Saturday November 10th!
World standard short films and you’ve one fleeting chance to see them; Don’t miss out!