ESFF 2018 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

We’re excited to be able to announce our official programme for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

The ESFF 2018 is your one chance to see one of the strongest short film programmes in the UK.

With 26 UK Premieres, 7 European Premieres and no less than 28 award-winning short films, our 2018 programme is one of our strongest yet, and packed with some of the best films from Festivals overseas, including Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance, Annecy, and SXSW […]

By |September 16th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2018 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

Edinburgh Shorts Launch Party @ Scalarama

We had a blast at last night’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival launch Party!

It was a real honour to be Scalarama Edinburgh’s Opening event with a turnout well in excess of 70+ it was a busy
and fun night at the ESFF Garden Cinema! Thanks so much to Ieva Rotomskyte of Edinburgh Scalarama and of course the
amazing Fernando from the Tupiniquim Brazilian Pancake kiosk for their hard work in pulling off the event!

Thanks also to everyone who […]

By |September 2nd, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Shorts Launch Party @ Scalarama

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #8 – Yulia Kovanova

The 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival programme will be announced imminently in the meantime, here’s another in our series of film-maker interviews, this time with BAFTA nominated film-maker and artist, Yulia Kovanova about her film PLASTIC MAN screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival. Plastic Man follows the work of Ross McLean – environmental artist who, breaking from daily reality, transforms into Plastic Man! For a flavour of the film see the trailer below the interview:


PLASTIC […]

By |September 1st, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #8 – Yulia Kovanova

ESFF Announces Official Media Partners for 2018 – Take One Cinema Magazine!

We’re excited to announce that our official media partners for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival will be Take One Magazine, an Independent Film magazine and website, covering the best in independent and festival cinema year round!
Take One’s inaugural print edition was in 2011, having grown out of the Cambridge Film Festival, they now cover film festivals Internationally, and around the UK and we’re delighted to be working with them on our 2018 edition!
Take One […]

By |July 26th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Announces Official Media Partners for 2018 – Take One Cinema Magazine!

Firenze FilmCorti 2018

Firenze FilmCorti (Photography by Alice Leah)

Home to the Renaissance, Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci and more artists and philosophers than you can shake a crayon at, Florence the beautiful capital of Tuscany also hosts it’s very own Short Film Festival, Firenze FilmCorti which screens international shorts to Tuscan audiences every June.

The film venue Le Murate, is located in the former city prison and still boasts barred windows and sinister wooden cell doors line the […]

By |June 24th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on Firenze FilmCorti 2018

ESFF CINETOPIA: FILM AND FILM DISCUSSION AT THE 2018 LEITH FESTIVAL

One of Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s newest ventures, Cinetopia, part radio show part cineclub, brings us back to our roots on the Leith shore this Sunday 10th of June!
Headed up by the indefatigable, Amanda Rogers, Cinetopia Cineclub is a monthly film meetup dedicated to screening a great variety of films and fostering all kinds of discussion about film with like-minded people. This month Cinetopia is partnering up with Leith Festival, the longest running community festival […]

By |June 4th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF CINETOPIA: FILM AND FILM DISCUSSION AT THE 2018 LEITH FESTIVAL

ESFF screens @ Hidden Door 2018 – Preview June 1st

Excited to be playing a part for Hidden Door 2018 and we’ve programmed some of our staff favourites from 2018 for this year’s events over 2 nights at this year’s events. The 1st night on Friday June 1st will feature our live-action shorts and the 2nd night, Sunday June 3rd will focus on our animations.  We’re previewing some of the films we’ve selected over 2 articles, beginning with our live-action programme.

Our Best Film award last […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF screens @ Hidden Door 2018 – Preview June 1st

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

ESFF at Fastnet Film Festival 10th Anniversary Edition!

10 YEARS OF FASTNET FILMS
Fresh from sending some of our favourite docs and animations to Mecal’s 10th year celebrations in March this year, we’re also impressed to discover that 2018 also marks the 10th year of the delightful Fastnet Film Festival in the lovely environs of Schull, County Cork in Ireland.

We held an enthusiastically received short film screening there last year and we’re very happy to be asked to present a programme of international and […]

By |April 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ESFF at Fastnet Film Festival 10th Anniversary Edition!

ESFF International Shorts night at Edinburgh Printmakers

We’re looking forward to screening short films in collaboration with Edinburgh Printmakers as part of their ‘Translating Travels’ an exhibition
by the artist Imi Maufe on Friday May 11th.

There’s chance to see the often painful ‘BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ by Chinese film-maker Chuyao He, which 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.

We’re also screening US  artist Damon Mohl’s  THE EXPEDITION […]

By |April 18th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF International Shorts night at Edinburgh Printmakers