ESFF 10th Anniversary Best Films Online

It’s our 10th Anniversary and we’re celebrating 10 years of the world’s best shorts with online screenings.

We’re hosting 10 Years Best Film, 10 Years Best Comedy and 10 Years Best Animation online for 1 week each during the
2021 ESFF this November.

From Vietnamese drama to Canadian animation, you can see our award winners and some of the best films from 10 years of the
Edinburgh Short Film Festival online only!

Tickets available here:
ESFF 10 YEARS BEST FILMS

 

By |October 8th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 10th Anniversary Best Films Online

ESFF Official Selection Film Catalogue

Here’s the complete ESFF 2021 film catalogue, with images and details for every film screening at the 2021 ESFF!

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FILM CATALOGUE 2021

By |September 25th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Official Selection Film Catalogue

ESFF announces new award sponsor Greenlit

We’re excited to announce our new award sponsors for 2021 GREENLIT are sponsoring our new award for the 2021 ESFF winning films!
The prize for the winners will be a free advice session from Greenlit, on crowdfunding and film marketing advice for the filmmakers’ upcoming projects from Greenlit’s PR and audience funding specialist. The sessions can be tailored to the individual filmmakers’ needs and questions.

Greenlit work exclusively with creatives (filmmakers, theatremakers, musicians) and their mission is […]

By |September 23rd, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF announces new award sponsor Greenlit

ESFF screens at the Adriatic Film Festival 2021

It’s great to see some of our film festival partners re-emerging from hibernation and we’re excited to be holding a short film showcase at the 2021 Adriatic Film Festival

The AFF is a terrific film event and screens some outstanding films at a fabulous venue! Great to see them back!

We’re screening LUCKY STAR by Russell Davidson
UFO by Harvey Gardener and
KEITH WATER by Izzy Gibbs at the Palazza Sirena Aug 27-Aug 30 during the AFF 2021 edition!

Wishing Guido […]

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2021

Once again we’re delighted to together a programme of some of our favourite animation for our official animation award sponsors, Puppet Animation Scotland and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation 2021.

The programme covers the gamut of animation styles and techniques from 2D to Stop Motion to CGI and ranging from comedy to expressionist to drama, and there’s a hugely talented animation world to discover at the ESFF animation showcase at Manipulate 2021:

DE PASSANT […]

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ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

Our 2021 edition is scheduled for November 2021 and we’ve just opened our call for entries!

Our 10th anniversary special events are also slated for the November events and we’re planning to hold extra screenings as
part of the 2021 festival.

The 2020 edition was postponed and our aim is to hold the delayed 2020 events as soon as the venues reopen in Edinburgh,
hopefully in the first half of this year.

It’s been a very difficult year for everyone […]

By |January 14th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

ESFF Showcase at Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020

We are thrilled to have been invited to curate a programme of Scottish short film for the 27th Krakow International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020!

The screening takes place in Krakow during November  and we’re pleased to present a programme featuring some of the talented filmmakers whose work has featured at recent ESFF editions, including some of our Best Scottish Film award-winners!

FREE PERIOD   Alison Piper

SALT & SAUCE   Alia Ghafar

PLASTIC MAN   Yulia Kovanova

MY LONELINESS IS KILLING […]

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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #5 Zeynep Kececiler

We continue our series of filmmaker interviews with the courageous documentary maker, Zeynep Kececiler. Zeynep is a Turkey-based award winning documentary-maker whose Somalia shot documentary, Miro’s Journey was screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

We were honoured that Zeynep visited to share her thoughts last year and to discuss her engrossing and provoking documentaries with us.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers

 

By |August 1st, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on 2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #5 Zeynep Kececiler

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 […]

By |July 7th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on 2020 ESFF Interviews #4 Paul Stekler

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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