2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #3 Tom Gentle ‘In The Fall’

The third in our series of filmmaker interviews features Scottish filmmaker Tom Gentle, who’s powerful adaptation of Alistair Macleod’s short story was screened at the 2019 ESFF and won our award for Best Scottish Short Film.

Set in 1928 in the Scottish islands, In The Fall follows a young boy whose father is forced to sell the horse he loves, in order to survive. Powerful, intense and beautifully shot.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers of […]

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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #2 Madli Laane ‘Three August Days’

Our second filmmaker interview of 2020 is with the award-winning Estonian director Madli Laane who’s engrossing coming-of-age drama THREE AUGUST DAYS was featured at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

The film follows a young Estonian girl living in Tallinn during the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and her relationship with a Russian boy, set amid the grinding realities of life in a country in crisis.

Filmed and edited by Amanda Rogers at RPP Productions.

 

 

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ESFF new partnership: Busho – Budapest Short Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce a new creative partnership with Busho – Budapest Short Film Festival!

Running since 2004, Busho is now in its 16th year and is one of Europe’s oldest dedicated short film events, screening
at cinemas across Budapest each September, Budapest Short Film Festival has established itself as a leading promoter
for short film in Central Europe.

We’re excited to be asked to prepare a programme for their 2020 edition, which runs from September 1st – September […]

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Edinburgh Shorts Showcase at Festival de Casteliers 2020

We’re delighted to be working with Festival de Casteliers in Quebec, Canada to present a programme of animation
from Scotland at their 2020 edition!

Working closely with Edinburgh College of Art, we’re presenting a full programme of ECA and ESFF Scottish animation to
Canadian audiences on March 7th in Montreal.

From award winning 2D animation to some wonderful stop motion, inncluding the wonderful film ‘Short Changed’  by Zoe Hutber, we’re excited to send a full programme of Scottish shorts […]

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Edinburgh Shorts Screens at SDO 2020

We’re once again delighted to curate a programme of Scottish short film for the annual Scot’s Day Out Festival in Bendigo, Australia on Friday Feb 28th!
Long established as one of the world’s biggest Scottish diaspora festivals, we’ve been curating programmes of contemporary Scottish short films for them for 4 years and we’re looking forward to our 2020 screening on Friday 28th February at the Engine Rooms in Bendigo!
Including our 2019 Best Scottish Film, the intensely dramatic […]

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ESFF 10th Anniversary Edition Now Open for Entries!

Hello, the Twenties!

Can’t believe it’s our 10th edition in 2020! It’s been an amazing, roller-coaster ride this decade and
we’ve loved seeing how much the ESFF has grown up!

To celebrate, we’ve got some fantastic plans for 2020 including more screenings, some new (and old) partners,
we’ve got loads of overseas film festival showcases planned, some special events and lots more
films and archive footage that we’re looking forward to screening!

The early bird deadline for 2020 is Monday February […]

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Stills from ESFF Closing Weekend

We’re just about recovered from the final weekend at the 2019 ESFF!
A wonderful experience with some very nice people!
Thanks to Luka Vukosavljevic, Nele Wohlke and Clarisse Tenreiro for the pics!

 

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The Fountain Reviews ESFF Sat 2nd Nov: Coping Mechanisms

Delighted that the Fountain reviewed our Sat 2nd November programme ‘Coping Mechanisms’
SAT 2ND NOVEMBER REVIEW

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ESFF 2019 AWARD WINNER: BEST FILM

2019 BEST FILM AWARD
STAY AWAKE, BE READY  BY  PHAM THIEN AN
A cleverly staged and beutifully crafted short drama and a multi-coloured slice of life by a talented young director.

Congratulations to Pham and we wish him all the best with his future career!

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ESFF Opening Night at The Filmhouse:Stills

Some stills from our sold out opening night at @Filmhouse on Thursday night – some fantastic films and honoured to have the Silver Ribbon award winning director Luka Jankovic and the actor David Menkin as guests.
It was also lovely to see the writer/director Enni Red and meet Tim Courtney and Russel Davidson, thanks for letting us screen your excellent films!

Stills by Luka Vukosavljevic & Li Jiachen

 

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