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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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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ESFF Plays Manipulate 2020: Sat Feb 1st

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2020; Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation.

We’re excited to put together a programme of some of our favourite animation for our partners Puppet Animation Scotland and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation 2020!

Packed with some of the best international animation screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival last Autumn
including our Best Animation Winner, MUEDRA by Cesar Diaz Melendez with some wonderful 2D animation from […]

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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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Stills from ESFF Closing Weekend

We’re just about recovered from the final weekend at the 2019 ESFF!
A wonderful experience with some very nice people!
Thanks to Luka Vukosavljevic, Nele Wohlke and Clarisse Tenreiro for the pics!

 

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