Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Open For Entries – Awards & International Showcases

Featuring the best short films of 2019 at international film festivals

Winner of Take One Magazine’s Best Festival 2018 Award

Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our jury for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short!

This year, we’re also excited to be programming films and film partnerships for our 2019 partners:

The Adriatic Film Festival
Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti – (Florence)
Puppet Animation Scotland
Edinburgh Printmakers
IberoDocs

Max Length 25 minutes, international films […]

By |March 29th, 2019|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Open For Entries – Awards & International Showcases

IberoDocs and Edinburgh Shorts combine for the Rose Street Theatre!

IberoDocs is the first showcase for Ibero-American culture in Scotland, focused on documentary films by Spanish, Portuguese and Latin- American filmmakers.
IberoDocs brings to Edinburgh the most significant productions  from Ibero-American culture, in a festival that is as distinctive as it is unique, and we’ll be working on a combined Spanish-Portugese language programme for their 2019 edition!

We’ll be putting together a joint short film programme of some of the best of our Iberian short films for […]

By |February 27th, 2019|News Posts|Comments Off on IberoDocs and Edinburgh Shorts combine for the Rose Street Theatre!

Edinburgh Shorts screens in Bendigo, Australia at SDO

We’re screening a curated short film programme at Scot’s Day Out in Bendigo, Australia on March 2nd, 7:30pm at the Colonial Theatre!

Some of our favourite short films from our 2018 edition including Kevin Pickering’s multi-award winning horror, CLOSE TO THE BONE.

Stuart Hubbard’s witty and elegantly drawn animation CURSE OF THE WEREDUCK, and the enchanting drama THE WIDER SUN by Sophia Carr-Gomm.

We’re also screening Andre Franco’s intense crime drama LOST AND FOUND as well as the […]

By |February 18th, 2019|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Shorts screens in Bendigo, Australia at SDO

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018 Trailer

We’re delighted to unveil the 2018 ESFF trailer!
Edited by the indefatigable Amanda Rogers, music by the enlightened Callum Rankine of BoxMusic

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ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #7 – Roozbeh Misaghi

We’ll be announcing the line-up for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival very soon, in the meantime we’re delighted to publish an interview with the talented Iranian film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi, who’s short film TURQUOISE was screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!
We talked to Roozbeh about making the film which depicts life in a rural Iranian village turned upside down by a rumour that there is a concealed treasure box, hidden somewhere in the […]

By |August 25th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #7 – Roozbeh Misaghi

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|Comments Off on ESFF Filmmaker Interview #6 – Elias Sommer

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!

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/

By |May 20th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Regular Deadline Looms!

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #2 – Lyle Bushe

Lyle Bushe’s Kafka-esque short comedy ‘THE MAN WHO NEVER WENT HOME’ screened at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. It’s a wryly ironic and somewhat age-less story about a man who leaves work one evening but somehow never seems to get back home again.
We managed to catch a quick interview with Lyle and talked short film-making and filming on the streets of Edinburgh!

Filmed by Laura Meriläinen & Diego Malara
LYLE BUSHE INTERVIEW
 

By |April 11th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #2 – Lyle Bushe

ESFF film podcast Cinetopia – April edition!

The latest edition of our film radio show Cinetopia Edinburgh is fresh out of the edit suite! The April edition includes reviews of Isle of Dogs, The Square and You Were Never Really Here as well as an interview with David Martin of Hidden Door about the film events at the abandoned State Cinema in Leith, a discussion on favourite film decades and much more!
CINETOPIA – APRIL

 

 

 

 

By |April 9th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF film podcast Cinetopia – April edition!

Edinburgh Shorts @ Mecal Barcelona 2018

We’re very grateful to have been asked to play a part in the 20th Anniversary edition of Mecal – Barcelona’s Short Film & Animation Festival last week.

We held a special programme of curated Scottish short films at Mecal 2018 at the Contemporary Arts Centre to an audience of enthusiastic locals and visiting film-makers, featuring some of our favourite Scottish Shorts of the last few years as well as a few of Mecal’s own shorts screened since […]

By |April 4th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Shorts @ Mecal Barcelona 2018