FILM & THE PANDEMIC – AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE ROBSON

We spoke to our patron, award-winning actor Jamie Robson about how the pandemic is affecting film production and acting. In these difficult times, how will filmmaking and acting develop and what does the future of film production look like?

Can you tell us a little about what projects you’ve been working on during lockdown?

I had two projects in post-production during the lockdown. Peter Marsden’s The Truth About Dreaming and Ross Wilson’s debut feature Spin State. […]

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2020 ESFF Interviews #4 Paul Stekler

One of our guest curators for our 2019 edition was Paul Stekler, award-winning documentary filmmaker and head of the Doc school at the University of Texas film school.
 

Prof. Stekler’s films have won two Peabody Awards, three du Pont-Columbia University Journalism Awards, three Emmy Awards and a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He curated a night of Texan short films and talked to us about politics and filmmaking in a wide ranging interview.
 

Shot […]

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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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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #2 Madli Laane ‘Three August Days’

Our second filmmaker interview of 2020 is with the award-winning Estonian director Madli Laane who’s engrossing coming-of-age drama THREE AUGUST DAYS was featured at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

The film follows a young Estonian girl living in Tallinn during the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and her relationship with a Russian boy, set amid the grinding realities of life in a country in crisis.

Filmed and edited by Amanda Rogers at RPP Productions.

 

 

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FILM DAILY ARTICLE REVIEWS THE ESFF

We’re delighted to feature in an article in Film Daily’s news pages, Film Daily covers the film, entertainment and festivals and have published a piece covering the ESFF in their latest edition.
FILM DAILY NEWS

 

 

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ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #1 Blomme Molenstra ‘On The Road’

The first in our series of filmmaker interviews for 2020 is with Blomme Molenstra, whose comedy short film ON THE ROAD screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

A witty and charming short film, On The Road was a staff favourite from last year and features the wonderful comic creation Automan,
following his vigilante traffic solutions!

 

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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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ESFF new partnership: Busho – Budapest Short Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce a new creative partnership with Busho – Budapest Short Film Festival!

Running since 2004, Busho is now in its 16th year and is one of Europe’s oldest dedicated short film events, screening
at cinemas across Budapest each September, Budapest Short Film Festival has established itself as a leading promoter
for short film in Central Europe.

We’re excited to be asked to prepare a programme for their 2020 edition, which runs from September 1st – September […]

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ESFF Screens at ValdarnoCinema Film Festival 2020

We’re excited to announce our new partners for 2020, Valdarno Cinema Film Festival.
In it’s 38th edition, Valdarno Cinema FF hosts 5 nights of cinema in San Giovanni Valdarno in Tuscany.
The Festival runs from April 28th to May 3rd and we’re looking forward to presenting a programme of
short films at their 38th edition.

With a strong focus on Italian film, the festival has recently aimed at introducing their audiences to
international short film and have asked us to […]

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Edinburgh Shorts Showcase at Festival de Casteliers 2020

We’re delighted to be working with Festival de Casteliers in Quebec, Canada to present a programme of animation
from Scotland at their 2020 edition!

Working closely with Edinburgh College of Art, we’re presenting a full programme of ECA and ESFF Scottish animation to
Canadian audiences on March 7th in Montreal.

From award winning 2D animation to some wonderful stop motion, inncluding the wonderful film ‘Short Changed’  by Zoe Hutber, we’re excited to send a full programme of Scottish shorts […]

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