Film-Maker Interview #1 – Damon Mohl The Expedition

In the first of a series of interviews with film-makers from last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival. we talked to US artist and film-maker, Damon Mohl about his short film ‘The Expedition’, an animated film that traces a surreal journey into the wilderness with explorers facing their fears, whilst traversing a frozen tundra, partly filmed in East Lothian during the 2015 ESFF and in locations all over Boulder County and in the Indian Peaks, the amazing cinematography […]

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Backstage Magazine are coming to Edinburgh!

The Brooklyn-based acting and casting magazine Backstage are coming to the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018!

Backstage are the only worldwide print and online casting resource, Backstage reaches thousands of highly trained, experienced, and specialized performers,

We’re excited to be hosting our new partners, Backstage at this year’s festival and we’re also very pleased to be able to offer  free casting services and exclusive access to our website to our film-makers via the link:

BACKSTAGE 

The code for our […]

By |March 28th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Backstage Magazine are coming to Edinburgh!

ESFF @ MECAL 2018

We’re excited to have been asked to present a night of Scottish Short films at Mecal 2018 – Barcelona Int. Short Film & Animation Festival!

Roberto Barrueco, Mecal’s Festival Director, curated a programme of some of Mecal’s favourite animated shorts at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival, and we’re happy to reciprocate at this year’s event!

The screening will take place at MACBA, Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday 31st March, 5:30pm and we’ll have more details […]

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Love Film, Love Filmmakers!

February is for lovers, but we’d like to spread the lovin’ feeling to film-makers as well, so we’re offering a special submissions discount code valid only from Friday 23rd February to Sunday 25th!

The code offers a 20% discount for entries to the 2018 ESFF :

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/EdinburghShortFilmFestival
using the 20% discount code:weheartfilms
 
The code will only become active on Friday Feb 23rd –  valid till Sunday night Feb 25th

 

 

 

By |February 21st, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Love Film, Love Filmmakers!

FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS WITH THE ESFF

We were very honoured to be interviewed recently by Festival Formula whose relatively new ‘Insight’ film blog provides new angles on film, the film industry and festivals!
FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS TO THE ESFF
 

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ESFF ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORENCE – FIRENZE FILMCORTI

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be working with a new partner festival for 2018, Firenze FilmCorti in Florence!

Firenze FilmCorti are holding their 5th edition in Florence from June 14-June 16 2018 and where better to have a short film festival?
We’re looking forward to working on a programme exchange and hopefully meeting the Festival Director, Marino Demata and his hard working team later this year!

We’ll reveal more details about how we’ll work together in the […]

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ESFF 2017 FILMS UP FOR AN OSCAR!

We’re delighted that a couple of films screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, animated short Fox and The Whale by Robin Joseph and the Kenyan-shot drama Watu Wote/All of Us by Katja Benrath by have been nominated for Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards!

Good luck to both the films, we’ve got our fingers crossed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stills from our Closing Night on Saturday Nov 11th

A last few stills from our closing night on Saturday November 11th, featuring some of our award winners, Alia Ghafar, David MacPherson and Jo Osborne as well as Simon Hart from Puppet Animation Scotland (our animated film award sponsors), the Script Pitch Judging panel of Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Eddie McFadden and James Mavor and from Iran, film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi and Carys Evans!

Look forward to seeing some (or all) of them back next year!

Thanks to Alexandra Person […]

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THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

THANK YOU!
Well, that’s it wrapped for another year of short film at the ESFF!

From sending our touring programmes to Tokyo and Sardinia in June, to Ireland in May and our week-long sojourn in the bowels of the old Leith Theatre during Hidden Door, to trying to squeeze a busload of Stenhousemuir FC supporters into the cinema space at Summerhall – we’ve had a busy year organising no less than 20 separate film screenings around the world […]

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Previews: Comedy

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens again on October 27th and It’s great  to see that some very good comedies have made it onto the programme this year and we’re always pleased to light the mood on those dark November nights!

From USA, we are excited to screen, PACO by Catalina Jordan Alvarez, A wonderfully funny comic portrait of a catcaller, choreographed with a non-professional cast and captured with disarmingly intimate 16mm photography.
Simultaneously sweet and slightly […]

By |October 24th, 2017|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Previews: Comedy