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!

 

By |May 19th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #5 – Alia Ghafar

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. […]

By |April 30th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #4 – Chuyao He

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
 

By |February 10th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on FESTIVAL FORMULA TALKS WITH THE ESFF

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 […]

By |December 13th, 2017|News Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

Stills from our Closing Night on Saturday Nov 11th

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 […]

By |December 10th, 2017|News Posts|Comments Off on Stills from our Closing Night on Saturday Nov 11th

Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Reviewed by National Student

Reviews have been coming thick and fast this year and we’re very pleased to have had our closing night on Saturday November 11th reviewed by arts critic Liliya Nikolova in the National Student Magazine!

NATIONAL STUDENT ESFF CLOSING NIGHT REVIEW
 

 

 

 

By |November 23rd, 2017|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Reviewed by National Student

To the Lighthouse – The Fastnet Film Festival

At the closing night of the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, we were able to give a warm welcome to Aidan Stanley the Chairman of the Fastnet Film Festival, who had travelled from Schull in West Cork, where the festival is based, to this year’s events in Edinburgh.

We were happy to play host to Aidan, as we’d made the reverse trip ourselves, back in May, to the Fastnet Film Festival itself. The FFF is a […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|News Posts|Comments Off on To the Lighthouse – The Fastnet Film Festival

ESFF DAY 6 – REVIEW by THE WEE REVIEW

We’re delighted that our friends from The Wee Review have passed us their review of Day 5 at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival on November 9th at the Filmhouse, we were also very honoured to have guest film-makers in attendance from all over the world, including from Iran and South Korea,

Many thanks to Roozbeh Misaghi and Seeunghee Kim for coming to the festival this year!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Overcoming

 

 

 

By |November 16th, 2017|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF DAY 6 – REVIEW by THE WEE REVIEW

THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

THANK YOU!
Well, that’s it wrapped for another year of short film at the ESFF!

From sending our touring programmes to Tokyo and Sardinia in June, to Ireland in May and our week-long sojourn in the bowels of the old Leith Theatre during Hidden Door, to trying to squeeze a busload of Stenhousemuir FC supporters into the cinema space at Summerhall – we’ve had a busy year organising no less than 20 separate film screenings around the world […]

By |November 14th, 2017|News Posts|Comments Off on THAT’S ALL FOLKS!