FILM & THE PANDEMIC – AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE ROBSON

We spoke to our patron, award-winning actor Jamie Robson about how the pandemic is affecting film production and acting. In these difficult times, how will filmmaking and acting develop and what does the future of film production look like?

Can you tell us a little about what projects you’ve been working on during lockdown?

I had two projects in post-production during the lockdown. Peter Marsden’s The Truth About Dreaming and Ross Wilson’s debut feature Spin State. […]

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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #5 Zeynep Kececiler

We continue our series of filmmaker interviews with the courageous documentary maker, Zeynep Kececiler. Zeynep is a Turkey-based award winning documentary-maker whose Somalia shot documentary, Miro’s Journey was screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

We were honoured that Zeynep visited to share her thoughts last year and to discuss her engrossing and provoking documentaries with us.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers

 

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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #2 Madli Laane ‘Three August Days’

Our second filmmaker interview of 2020 is with the award-winning Estonian director Madli Laane who’s engrossing coming-of-age drama THREE AUGUST DAYS was featured at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

The film follows a young Estonian girl living in Tallinn during the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and her relationship with a Russian boy, set amid the grinding realities of life in a country in crisis.

Filmed and edited by Amanda Rogers at RPP Productions.

 

 

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FILM DAILY ARTICLE REVIEWS THE ESFF

We’re delighted to feature in an article in Film Daily’s news pages, Film Daily covers the film, entertainment and festivals and have published a piece covering the ESFF in their latest edition.
FILM DAILY NEWS

 

 

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ESFF Partners Firenze Film Corti re-schedule for October

Florence is a twin city with Edinburgh and we’re delighted that our friends and partners at Firenze FilmCorti Festival have re-scheduled their events

for October 2020.

It’s very heartening news for everyone the loves live film events and the vital cultural role they play.

Our thoughts are for everyone in Florence and hope that Film Corti comes back stronger than before!

Our very best wishes to Marino and the team and we’re all hoping they can return later this […]

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ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #1 Blomme Molenstra ‘On The Road’

The first in our series of filmmaker interviews for 2020 is with Blomme Molenstra, whose comedy short film ON THE ROAD screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

A witty and charming short film, On The Road was a staff favourite from last year and features the wonderful comic creation Automan,
following his vigilante traffic solutions!

 

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ESFF Screens at ValdarnoCinema Film Festival 2020

We’re excited to announce our new partners for 2020, Valdarno Cinema Film Festival.
In it’s 38th edition, Valdarno Cinema FF hosts 5 nights of cinema in San Giovanni Valdarno in Tuscany.
The Festival runs from April 28th to May 3rd and we’re looking forward to presenting a programme of
short films at their 38th edition.

With a strong focus on Italian film, the festival has recently aimed at introducing their audiences to
international short film and have asked us to […]

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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 […]

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SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM 2020

Congratulations to Shortcutz Amsterdam for their frankly amazing awards night in Amsterdam on Sunday 19th January at the EYE Film Museum.
It was inspiring seeing the dedication the team put into holding a major awards night, and the incredible support and encouragement
short film gets from the Dutch Film Industry!

Congratulations to Alexa and Joao and the team behind the event and thank you for giving short film the profile it deserves!
Well done also to the film-makers and […]

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ESFF 10th Anniversary Edition Now Open for Entries!

Hello, the Twenties!

Can’t believe it’s our 10th edition in 2020! It’s been an amazing, roller-coaster ride this decade and
we’ve loved seeing how much the ESFF has grown up!

To celebrate, we’ve got some fantastic plans for 2020 including more screenings, some new (and old) partners,
we’ve got loads of overseas film festival showcases planned, some special events and lots more
films and archive footage that we’re looking forward to screening!

The early bird deadline for 2020 is Monday February […]

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