2023 Edinburgh Short Film Festival Winners

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our 2023 awards;

BEST FILM

Last Days of Summer
by Stenzin Tankyong

BEST ANIMATION

The Smile
by Erik van Schaaik

BEST SCOTTISH FILM

Candy
by Sarah Grant

By |November 7th, 2023|News Posts|Comments Off on 2023 Edinburgh Short Film Festival Winners

13th Edinburgh Short Film Festival: That’s a wrap!

We’re delighted to close our 13th edition with a few images of our closing night as well as a pick of some of the events over the 11 days from 26th October.

We had a fantastic 2023 edition and we’re super-thrilled with the response from everyone!

We also need to thank the many people that participated and helped to make this year’s ESFF feel like we were back to 2019 again, so many thanks – in no […]

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ESFF 2023 Programme Announced and Box Office open!

We’re excited to announce our 2023 programme!

The 13th edition of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival opens on Thursday 26th October and runs to Sunday 5th November, from Cannes winners to Clermont-Ferrand Winners and winners from a host of international film festivals, alongside the best Scottish and UK short films of 2023, we’re also hosting guest programmes from our international partner festivals.

On Sat Oct 28th, we’re collaborating with our friends at Glasgow Media Access Centre to […]

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OPEN SCREEN 2 at the ECVS: Filmmakers and Animators Unite!

Open Screen 2 is now closed for film registrations.

If you didn’t register your film in time, don’t worry, Open Screen 3 will return later in the year, so watch this space!

We’re delighted to announce OPEN SCREEN 2 which will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday August 8th at the ECVS!

Open Screen is an occasional film event we’re undertaking in partnership with Clanimation and the Edinburgh Cine and Video Society.

Now open to filmmakers as well […]

By |July 18th, 2023|News Posts|Comments Off on OPEN SCREEN 2 at the ECVS: Filmmakers and Animators Unite!

ESFF at the Adriatic Film Festival

We’ve been honoured and privileged to participate in the Adriatic Film Festival’s International Showcase for the last few years and this year we were

delighted to screen a batch of Scottish shorts to Italian audiences, including; Unseen by Strath Martin, Journey by Sean Sevestre and Scuzz by Alia Ghafar in a
programme themed around ‘Slices of Life’.

Thanks to the audience for their enthusiastic participation and to Guido and the AFF team for their interest in Scottish short […]

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ESFF Showcase at the 2023 Adriatic Film Festival on June 10th

We’re looking forward to presenting a programme of ESFF shorts at the 2023 edition of the Adriatic Film Festival on Saturday 10th June!

Including UNSEEN by Strath Martin
SCUZZ by Alia Ghafar and JOURNEY by Sean Silvestre.

Excited to see what Italian audiences make of these outstanding Scottish shorts!

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New ESFF Partnership with FICBUEU

We’re delighted to announce that we are planning a partnership with FICBUEU, the International Film Festival of Bueu, in Galicia which has been running since 2008.

FICBUEU have a special focus on Galician short film and 10 screening sessions, more than 100 international short films, round tables, talks, Galician cinema award, music, education and lots of activities.

Looking forward to working with them on programming so watch this space!

 

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13th Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Submissions Open: Awards, Prizes & Global Tours

Screening the best in International contemporary short film & programming for other festivals across the UK & Internationally,
the ESFF is now open for submission for short film-makers!

We’re planning extra screenings and offering cash prizes and trophies

But that’s not all!

This year, we’re also excited to be programming showcases of our best films for our international film festival partners
across Europe.

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.
Open for entries online and via Film Freeway

Early Bird […]

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ESFF Joins the 6th Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is excited to be participating in the 2023 Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award.

The films in competition are nominated by a panel that includes Jan Harlan, the best Dutch short films of
last year will be screened at film festivals worldwide to voting audiences at 30 international film festivals and the winner announced in Amsterdam on Jan 22nd!

Screening the Netherland’s best short films from drama to animation, your chance to see the […]

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ESFF 2022 Reviewed in Snack Magazine

We’re simultaneously humbled and delighted with Snack Magazine’s review of our 2022 edition by their film critic, Christopher Sneddon.

“This small snapshot of films shows that, once again, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival has proven why it’s a veritable hotbed of discovery. With a wonderful variety of short films that highlight established and emerging talents, both locally and from across the globe, it’s an absolutely essential experience for the discerning film fan.”

Thanks Chris, we’re glad you […]

By |November 25th, 2022|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2022 Reviewed in Snack Magazine