2018 ESFF Award Winners

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Awards for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short Film for 2018!

The juries had a difficult task in choosing winners from a very strong field of nominees, but we’re pleased to announce the following were selected as winners for the following categories:

BEST SCOTTISH FILM 2018

BLUE CHRISTMAS by Charlotte Wells

BEST ANIMATION 2018

WICKED GIRL by Ayce Kartal

 

BEST FILM 2018

FAUVE by Jeremy Comte

 

Congratulations to all the winners and […]

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1st Weekend at the 2018 ESFF

We’re all delighted with the opening weekend of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, 2 full houses, some terrific shorts, lovely guests including a whole team from the Adriatic Film Festival and some warm words from the audience!

Here’s a few stills from the nights, pictures by Luka Vukosavljevic and Jackie Xiang,

Looking forward to the second weekend, starting at the Filmhouse on Friday 2nd with a fascinating programme of Estonian animation and then

we’re on to Summerhall […]

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ESFF talks film and film music with Radio Saltire

We were delighted to be invited on Radio Saltire, East Lothian’s community radio show to talk about favourite film themes and of course, the forthcoming opening of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

We’re on air at 50 mins 45 secs:

 

ESFF ON RADIO SALTIRE

 

I have to admit that ‘You fill me with inertia’ is my favourite lyric in a film!

By |October 24th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF talks film and film music with Radio Saltire

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

By |October 20th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018 Trailer

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #8 – Yulia Kovanova

The 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival programme will be announced imminently in the meantime, here’s another in our series of film-maker interviews, this time with BAFTA nominated film-maker and artist, Yulia Kovanova about her film PLASTIC MAN screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival. Plastic Man follows the work of Ross McLean – environmental artist who, breaking from daily reality, transforms into Plastic Man! For a flavour of the film see the trailer below the interview:


PLASTIC […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

 

 

 

 

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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!
CINETOPIA

By |March 17th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Film podcast Cinetopia March edition now out!