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 […]

By |February 10th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Announces new partnership with Unified Filmmakers

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2021

Once again we’re delighted to together a programme of some of our favourite animation for our official animation award sponsors, Puppet Animation Scotland and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation 2021.

The programme covers the gamut of animation styles and techniques from 2D to Stop Motion to CGI and ranging from comedy to expressionist to drama, and there’s a hugely talented animation world to discover at the ESFF animation showcase at Manipulate 2021:

DE PASSANT […]

By |January 29th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2021

ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

Our 2021 edition is scheduled for November 2021 and we’ve just opened our call for entries!

Our 10th anniversary special events are also slated for the November events and we’re planning to hold extra screenings as
part of the 2021 festival.

The 2020 edition was postponed and our aim is to hold the delayed 2020 events as soon as the venues reopen in Edinburgh,
hopefully in the first half of this year.

It’s been a very difficult year for everyone […]

By |January 14th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

ESFF Interviewed at COFFI CortoGlobo 2020

We were delighted to be part of COFFI 2020 online, you can see the interview with Paul who talks about the fabulous shorts programmed for them – including MUEDRA by Cesar Diaz Melendez, IN THE FALL by Tom Gentle and AN ISLAND by Rory Byrne

Available via the link below (in English) starts at 22 mins in – the rest of the show is in Italian.
COFFI 2020 is online & runs till 19th Dec!

COFFI 2020 ESFF […]

By |December 17th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Interviewed at COFFI CortoGlobo 2020

ESFF screens at Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2020

We’re excited to be hosting a programme of some of the best in Scottish stop-motion at Festival Stop Motion Montreal this month!
The Festival has gone online for their 2020 edition and are screening a full programme of stop-motion curated by the ESFF and the ECA for their 12th edition. FSMM are North America’s oldest dedicated stop-motion film festival and we’re delighted to be working with them for 2020.

The programme includes gems screened at last year’s […]

By |September 18th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF screens at Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2020

ESFF SCREENING AT BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

We’ve programmed a night of some of our award-winners and best Scottish shorts of recent years for BUSHO Budapest Short Film Festival’s 16th edition!

Including Muedra by Cesar Diaz Melendez
Fauve by Jeremy Comte
Salt N Sauce by Alia Ghafar
Short Changed by Zoe Hutber
My Loneliness is Killing Me by Tim Courtney
On by Jelena Sinick
In The Fall by Tom Gentle
Three August Days by Madli Laane

Programme starts 7:15pm Fellini Hall Budapest

By |August 17th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF SCREENING AT BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Final Deadline for entry to the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 22nd 2020

The ESFF screens 16 nights of short film from Oct 22nd to Nov 8th 2020 at cinemas across Edinburgh,
featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films.
Should circumstances change, our intention is to hold the screenings over the first available dates
around that period.

We’re awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short Film.
AND
we’re working with partner festivals to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally,

Budapest Short Film Festival
Brussels Short Film Festival
Valdarno Cinema Film […]

By |June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Final Deadline for entry to the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 22nd 2020

A quick announcement about the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 edition

A quick announcement about the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 edition:

The ESFF still plans to proceed and hold our 10th anniversary as normal October 22 – November 8th 2020.
Should circumstances change, our intention is to hold the screenings over the first available dates
around that period.

We’re open for entries to Our 10th anniversary special edition, with extra screenings &
presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our juries

This year, we’re also excited to be […]

By |April 14th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on A quick announcement about the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 edition

Edinburgh Shorts Showcase at Festival de Casteliers 2020

We’re delighted to be working with Festival de Casteliers in Quebec, Canada to present a programme of animation
from Scotland at their 2020 edition!

Working closely with Edinburgh College of Art, we’re presenting a full programme of ECA and ESFF Scottish animation to
Canadian audiences on March 7th in Montreal.

From award winning 2D animation to some wonderful stop motion, inncluding the wonderful film ‘Short Changed’  by Zoe Hutber, we’re excited to send a full programme of Scottish shorts […]

By |February 24th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Shorts Showcase at Festival de Casteliers 2020

ESFF Plays Manipulate 2020: Sat Feb 1st

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2020; Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation.

We’re excited to put together a programme of some of our favourite animation for our partners Puppet Animation Scotland and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation 2020!

Packed with some of the best international animation screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival last Autumn
including our Best Animation Winner, MUEDRA by Cesar Diaz Melendez with some wonderful 2D animation from […]

By |January 26th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Plays Manipulate 2020: Sat Feb 1st