ESFF Showcases at the 2022 Fastnet Film Festival

We’re excited to be presenting a programme of Scottish shorts at the 2022 edition of the Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland!

The programme is scheduled for Thursday May 26th at 12:15pm. Following the screening, we’re participating in a panel discussion with director Virginia Heath and producer Grant Keir on Scottish film and short film.

We’ve picked a varied programme of Scottish shorts from the last few years for the programme, including the powerful drama Go Home by […]

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ESFF 10th Anniversary at the Filmhouse

We’re delighted to have finally screened the Edinburgh Short Film Festival: 10 Years Best Film programmes
at the Filmhouse to mark our first decade!

Thanks to all the filmmakers who attended and contributed to the programme and to the audiences. We were delighted to have sold out all four screenings and very pleased with the feedback so here’s to another decade!

Thanks also to Melanie Toutakova for the excellent photography!

 

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ESFF 10th Anniversary Special Weekend 18th – 20th February 2022

Two years in the planning, The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is finally celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with special screenings of our 10 Years Best films at The Filmhouse in February!

At last, we’re FINALLY able to present our 10th Anniversary best film programmes to live audiences. We’re understandably thrilled the event will go ahead at the Filmhouse featuring our award winners and the best films screened at the ESFF since we launched in 2011!

The ’10 Year […]

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ESFF 2022 Now Open For Entries!

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is now open for entries for our 2022 edition!

The 2022 edition will run October  28th to November 13th 2022 and any international or UK film under 25 minutes of any genre is eligible for entry.

The Early Bird Deadline is February 28th 2022, all entries will be eligible for our awards and we will also be programming short film showcases for festivals internationally.

Enter via our Call for Entries page or via […]

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Stills Gallery – ESFF 2021

Some stills from the 2021 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Photography by Melanie Toutakova

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2021 ESFF Award Winners

Our award winners for 2021:

BEST FILM
Annah La Javanaise by Fatimah Tobing Rony

BEST ANIMATION
Step Into The River by Weijing MA

BEST SCOTTISH FILM
Tom Cat by Kirsty McLean

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Stills by Melanie Toutakova

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Thank You!

We’ll be publishing a collection of stills from the last weekend shortly but we just wanted to give thanks to
all those who played such a vital role in bringing the 2021 ESFF together!

Firstly we’d like to thank Rebecca Selby-Heard our head programmer,
Melanie Toutakova, our official photographer,
Chris, Louise and Margherita our capable volunteers and front of house staff,
Summerhall and the Summerhall staff for their support and assistance.

Our special guests and festival partners including Krakow Int. Short […]

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ESFF 2nd Weekend – Stills

Some stills from Days 4 + 5 of the 2021 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

Great second weekend, thanks for everyone for coming along!

Photography by Melanie Toutakova

 

 

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ESFF 2021 Trailer Just Out!

We’re delighted to present the trailer for our 2021 edition!

Edited by the indefatigable Amanda Rogers, we think it’s wonderful!

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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

 

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