Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry!

We’re excited to open our call for entries for our 2019 edition and looking forward to screening another 8 nights of fabulous short film in Edinburgh later this year!

Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our jury for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short

AND

This year, we’re also excited to be programming films and film partnerships for our 2019 partners:

The Adriatic Film Festival
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Puppet […]

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ESFF 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

With the opening night of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival on Friday October 26th, here’s a brief tour of some of the highlights of our 2017 edition!

The lovely film shots are by Alexandra Person

 

 

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ESFF programmes for Adriatic Film Festival

We’re very excited to be able to announce a new partnership we’ve established with the brand new Adriatic Film Festival,based in Pescara, Italy.

It’s wonderful that Italy has such a dedicated and enthusiastic short film scene and we’re looking forward to programming short films for their Inaugural event which runs September 28TH to September 30th and to inviting the festival director Guido Casale to Edinburgh for the 2018 ESFF.

The AFF Jury President is one of Italy’s […]

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12 Days left to submit to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

12 days to go for submissions to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

There’s awards for best film and best animation, our global touring programme
and some full houses waiting to see them.
We’re looking for the finest shorts known to man, so if your film is a contender then
now’s the time and now is the hour!

Max length; 25 mins
Any genre,
Any nationality
Deadline June 25

Graphic images designed by Federica Pugliese

 

SUBMISSIONS 2018

 

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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-Maker Interviews #5 – Alia Ghafar

Another in our series of film-maker interviews, this time with Glasgow-based Alia Ghafar, whose excellent coming-of-age drama SALT & SAUCE deservedly won our Rising Star Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

We’re looking forward to screening SALT & SAUCE to audiences at Hidden Door and Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June!

 

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ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #4 – Chuyao He

Interview with director Chuyao He on her short film ‘Before Christmas’.
A painfully truthful short drama, Chuyao He delicately captures the plight of working class Asians from the countryside left behind by an
ever-advancing society. The film follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.
‘Before Christmas’ screens at the Edinburgh Printmakers on May 11th.
Let’s begin with the topic. […]

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FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS WITH THE ESFF

We were very honoured to be interviewed recently by Festival Formula whose relatively new ‘Insight’ film blog provides new angles on film, the film industry and festivals!
FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS TO THE ESFF
 

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DC SHORTS (USA) & EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DISCOUNT ENTRIES!

We’re very excited to be working closely with DC Shorts, one of the USA’s biggest short film festivals. With over 170 short films screened annually at events across Washington DC and voted ‘The Coolest Short Film Festival’ by Moviemaker magazine.

As part of our ongoing partnership, we’re delighted to be able to offer a 20% discount on submissions for ESFF film-makers submitting a film to this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

Entrants to the 2018 ESFF will receive […]

By |February 7th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on DC SHORTS (USA) & EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DISCOUNT ENTRIES!

ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland continues for 2018 and we’ll be once again holding a joint award for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 ESFF in November! We’re also very excited to be curating a programme of animated short film at their Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation, manipulate 2018! The programme features some of our favourite animations from our 2017 edition:

Tis by Chloe Lesueur (ESFF 2017 Best Animated […]

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