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
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 […]
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
Deadline June 25
Graphic images designed by Federica Pugliese
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
A last few stills from our closing night on Saturday November 11th, featuring some of our award winners, Alia Ghafar, David MacPherson and Jo Osborne as well as Simon Hart from Puppet Animation Scotland (our animated film award sponsors), the Script Pitch Judging panel of Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Eddie McFadden and James Mavor and from Iran, film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi and Carys Evans!
Look forward to seeing some (or all) of them back next year!
Thanks to Alexandra Person […]