ESFF 2021 Programme Announced!

We’re excited to announce our 2021 programme! From Colombian drama to Chinese animation, there’s the usual host of international award winners & local heroes screening at Summerhall and online Nov 5th – Nov 21st 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021
ESFF 2021 PROGRAMME

 

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ESFF screens at the Adriatic Film Festival 2021

It’s great to see some of our film festival partners re-emerging from hibernation and we’re excited to be holding a short film showcase at the 2021 Adriatic Film Festival

The AFF is a terrific film event and screens some outstanding films at a fabulous venue! Great to see them back!

We’re screening LUCKY STAR by Russell Davidson
UFO by Harvey Gardener and
KEITH WATER by Izzy Gibbs at the Palazza Sirena Aug 27-Aug 30 during the AFF 2021 edition!

Wishing Guido […]

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ESFF features in new edition of Diari di Cineclub

Our good friends at Diari di Cineclub have published a new edition of their (Italian Language) Film culture periodical, it also holds a lovely article about the ESFF!

Diari di Cineclub publishes a regular periodical of news and reviews of Film and Film Culture in Italy and the International Film Festival community.

*Magazine is Italian Language
CINECLUB JULY 2021

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ESFF 2020 at Summerhall

We were very pleased to able to present the postponed 2020 ESFF at Summerhall this weekend!

Although audience numbers were much smaller than normal, the programme was as strong as any previous edition, with Palme D’Or nominees, Sundance winners, BAFTA winners and a whole roster of some of the best films of last year!

We’d like to thank all the filmmakers for sending us their films,  Steph Leach and the team at Summerhall for their determination and […]

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ESFF 2020 Postponed edition screens live in June 2021!

The 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival due to run in November 2020 was postponed 2 weeks before our opening day and we’re delighted to finally screen the full programme live at Summerhall from Friday June 4th to  Sunday June 6th 2021!

With 2 programmes per day starting at 5pm and 7:30pm at Summerhall, we’re excited to bring a live programme of outstanding award-winning short cinema ranging from Ukraine drama and Norwegian Comedy to Swiss animation, Irish […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ESFF Showcase at Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020

We are thrilled to have been invited to curate a programme of Scottish short film for the 27th Krakow International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020!

The screening takes place in Krakow during November  and we’re pleased to present a programme featuring some of the talented filmmakers whose work has featured at recent ESFF editions, including some of our Best Scottish Film award-winners!

FREE PERIOD   Alison Piper

SALT & SAUCE   Alia Ghafar

PLASTIC MAN   Yulia Kovanova

MY LONELINESS IS KILLING […]

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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #3 Tom Gentle ‘In The Fall’

The third in our series of filmmaker interviews features Scottish filmmaker Tom Gentle, who’s powerful adaptation of Alistair Macleod’s short story was screened at the 2019 ESFF and won our award for Best Scottish Short Film.

Set in 1928 in the Scottish islands, In The Fall follows a young boy whose father is forced to sell the horse he loves, in order to survive. Powerful, intense and beautifully shot.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers of […]

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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 […]

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