Final Deadline for entry to the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 22nd 2020

The ESFF screens 16 nights of short film from Oct 22nd to Nov 8th 2020 at cinemas across Edinburgh,
featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films.
Should circumstances change, our intention is to hold the screenings over the first available dates
around that period.

We’re awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short Film.
AND
we’re working with partner festivals to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally,

Budapest Short Film Festival
Brussels Short Film Festival
Valdarno Cinema Film […]

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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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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.
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ESFF Partners Firenze Film Corti re-schedule for October

Florence is a twin city with Edinburgh and we’re delighted that our friends and partners at Firenze FilmCorti Festival have re-scheduled their events

for October 2020.

It’s very heartening news for everyone the loves live film events and the vital cultural role they play.

Our thoughts are for everyone in Florence and hope that Film Corti comes back stronger than before!

Our very best wishes to Marino and the team and we’re all hoping they can return later this […]

By |April 19th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Partners Firenze Film Corti re-schedule for October

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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Edinburgh Shorts Screens at SDO 2020

We’re once again delighted to curate a programme of Scottish short film for the annual Scot’s Day Out Festival in Bendigo, Australia on Friday Feb 28th!
Long established as one of the world’s biggest Scottish diaspora festivals, we’ve been curating programmes of contemporary Scottish short films for them for 4 years and we’re looking forward to our 2020 screening on Friday 28th February at the Engine Rooms in Bendigo!
Including our 2019 Best Scottish Film, the intensely dramatic […]

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SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM 2020

Congratulations to Shortcutz Amsterdam for their frankly amazing awards night in Amsterdam on Sunday 19th January at the EYE Film Museum.
It was inspiring seeing the dedication the team put into holding a major awards night, and the incredible support and encouragement
short film gets from the Dutch Film Industry!

Congratulations to Alexa and Joao and the team behind the event and thank you for giving short film the profile it deserves!
Well done also to the film-makers and […]

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ESFF 10th Anniversary Edition Now Open for Entries!

Hello, the Twenties!

Can’t believe it’s our 10th edition in 2020! It’s been an amazing, roller-coaster ride this decade and
we’ve loved seeing how much the ESFF has grown up!

To celebrate, we’ve got some fantastic plans for 2020 including more screenings, some new (and old) partners,
we’ve got loads of overseas film festival showcases planned, some special events and lots more
films and archive footage that we’re looking forward to screening!

The early bird deadline for 2020 is Monday February […]

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