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 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!





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

Film podcast Cinetopia March edition now out!

Delighted to present the second of our new radio show ‘Cinetopia’ has been published via our collaboration with Radio Summerhall!

This week we’re reviewing ‘The Shape of Water’ as well as ‘Lady Bird’ we’re discussing our Oscar predictions of last week and
there’s an interview on animation with Simon Hart, director of Puppet Animation Scotland!

You can hear the whole show via the attached link!

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

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Screens at Scot’s Day Out, Australia

Scot’s Day Out in Bendigo, Australia, is one of the world’s largest Scots Diaspora gatherings, regularly attracting some 7,000 people for one weekend each March, from Australia and across the world. For the last three years, we’ve been honoured to have been asked to programme an evening of Scottish Short Film for the events at SDO and this year we’re delighted that they are planning an early evening open air screening in Rosalind Park in Bendigo on […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF New Partnership with SFilmmaker

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with SFilmmaker, a China-based film festival agency based at Shao Studio in Beijing!

Run by Joanna and her energetic team. SFilmmaker is dedicated to forming connections between film-makers globally.

We’re looking forward to working with them and to watching some excellent Chinese shorts this year!


By |February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts gets animated at manipulate Festival 2018

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival created a new award in 2017 for Best Animation, to be presented annually at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. The inaugural award, presented on the ESFF closing night on Saturday November 11th, was won by French animator, Chloe Lesueur for her extraordinary short film TIS.

For manipulate 2018, we’re delighted to to have been asked to present a programme of some of our favourite animated short films […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re delighted that The Wee Review dropped by our closing night at Summerhall on Saturday Nov 11th and pretty happy with the review they wrote as well!

It was a great night and we were very honoured to host no less than 34 guests and film-makers from literally all over the world!

Here’s to next year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Parts Missing


By |November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re loving the review of Day 7 at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival by The Wee Review which took place on Friday November 10th at Summerhall!

We had around 26 guests and visiting film-makers and it was especially wonderful to see all these people from all different cultures from across the world, mixing, having fun and talking films!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Escape


By |November 17th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments


We’re delighted that our friends from The Wee Review have passed us their review of Day 5 at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival on November 9th at the Filmhouse, we were also very honoured to have guest film-makers in attendance from all over the world, including from Iran and South Korea,

Many thanks to Roozbeh Misaghi and Seeunghee Kim for coming to the festival this year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Overcoming




By |November 16th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments


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 […]

By |November 14th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments