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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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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Stills from Weekend 1 of the 2021 ESFF

Some images from the first weekend at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, taken b y our very own 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!

By |October 23rd, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2021 Trailer Just Out!

ESFF Official Selection Film Catalogue

Here’s the complete ESFF 2021 film catalogue, with images and details for every film screening at the 2021 ESFF!

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FILM CATALOGUE 2021

By |September 25th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Official Selection Film Catalogue

ESFF announces new award sponsor Greenlit

We’re excited to announce our new award sponsors for 2021 GREENLIT are sponsoring our new award for the 2021 ESFF winning films!
The prize for the winners will be a free advice session from Greenlit, on crowdfunding and film marketing advice for the filmmakers’ upcoming projects from Greenlit’s PR and audience funding specialist. The sessions can be tailored to the individual filmmakers’ needs and questions.

Greenlit work exclusively with creatives (filmmakers, theatremakers, musicians) and their mission is […]

By |September 23rd, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF announces new award sponsor Greenlit

ESFF 2021 Programme Announced!

We’re excited to announce our 2021 programme! From Colombian drama to Chinese animation, there’s the usual host of international award winners & local heroes screening at Summerhall and online Nov 5th – Nov 21st 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021
ESFF 2021 PROGRAMME

 

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ESFF 2020 Postponed edition screens live in June 2021!

The 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival due to run in November 2020 was postponed 2 weeks before our opening day and we’re delighted to finally screen the full programme live at Summerhall from Friday June 4th to  Sunday June 6th 2021!

With 2 programmes per day starting at 5pm and 7:30pm at Summerhall, we’re excited to bring a live programme of outstanding award-winning short cinema ranging from Ukraine drama and Norwegian Comedy to Swiss animation, Irish […]

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FILM & THE PANDEMIC – AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE ROBSON

We spoke to our patron, award-winning actor Jamie Robson about how the pandemic is affecting film production and acting. In these difficult times, how will filmmaking and acting develop and what does the future of film production look like?

Can you tell us a little about what projects you’ve been working on during lockdown?

I had two projects in post-production during the lockdown. Peter Marsden’s The Truth About Dreaming and Ross Wilson’s debut feature Spin State. […]

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