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

Edinburgh Shorts Interviewed at Florence

We’re delighted that Marino and the team at the wonderful Firenze FilmCorti have published a short interview with us when we screened an ESFF programme at the Florence short film festival in June!

FLORENCE’S FILMCORTI INTERVIEWS EDINBURGH SHORTS

By |September 17th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF 2018 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

We’re excited to be able to announce our official programme for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

The ESFF 2018 is your one chance to see one of the strongest short film programmes in the UK.

With 26 UK Premieres, 7 European Premieres and no less than 28 award-winning short films, our 2018 programme is one of our strongest yet, and packed with some of the best films from Festivals overseas, including Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance, Annecy, and SXSW […]

By |September 16th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Filmmaker Interview #6 – Elias Sommer

We’ve had a record-breaking year for submissions and while we’re still watching and assessing all 1600+ entries for this year, we thought it was a good time to publish our 6th Filmmaker Interview, with Elais Sommer. Elias is a Scottish-based filmmaker, whose comedy DENTURES OF DEATH, was screened at last year’s ESFF.

A darkly comic tale that follows the nightmare a young boy endures when he stays with his Granddad. It’s a strong comedy with some […]

By |August 5th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Official 2018 Launch Party is at Scalarama – Free Films, Free Food, maybe some sunshine!

We’re joining with Scalarama and holding our official 2018 Launch Party at Scalarama Edinburgh on Saturday September 1st!

We’re holding FREE open air short film screenings at our Garden Cinema at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, beginning at 5pm. There will be some snacks and various crisp-based products and some outstanding short films from the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival. We’re very much hoping the sun will make a special guest appearance as well!

We’ve hand-picked […]

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

12 Days left to submit to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

12 days to go for submissions to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’s awards for best film and best animation, our global touring programme
and some full houses waiting to see them.
We’re looking for the finest shorts known to man, so if your film is a contender then
now’s the time and now is the hour!

Max length; 25 mins
Any genre,
Any nationality
Deadline June 25

Graphic images designed by Federica Pugliese

 

SUBMISSIONS 2018

 

By |June 13th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Final Deadline is Nigh! Monday June 25th 2018

The ESFF screens 8 nights of short film every Autumn at cinemas across Edinburgh, featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films from drama to documentary, comedy to animation, experimental to web series.

We’re also awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short AND we’re working with around 8 partner festivals and arts events to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally.

But get your skates on – The FINAL Deadline is Monday […]

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

ESFF Regular Deadline Looms!

Last day is Friday May 25th for Regular Deadline entries via our platform partners Film Freeway, Film Festival Life and Withoutabox BUT
you can still submit via our website till Monday 28th!

SUBMISSIONS 2018

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

ESFF Programmes for Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June

We’re very excited to be taking some of our favourite short films to Firenze FilmCorti Festival and sharing them with audiences in Florence, Tuscany! The programme is scheduled for Friday June 15th and we’ll have more info on the films and film-makers we’re featuring as well as the very excellent FilmCorti festival itself!
Marino and the team in Florence have put together a rather nice article about the partnership on their blogsite:

Edinburgh Short Film Festival @ […]

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

ESFF International Shorts night at Edinburgh Printmakers

We’re looking forward to screening short films in collaboration with Edinburgh Printmakers as part of their ‘Translating Travels’ an exhibition
by the artist Imi Maufe on Friday May 11th.

There’s chance to see the often painful ‘BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ by Chinese film-maker Chuyao He, which follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.

We’re also screening US  artist Damon Mohl’s  THE EXPEDITION […]

By |April 18th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments