With the opening night of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival on Friday October 26th, here’s a brief tour of some of the highlights of our 2017 edition!
The lovely film shots are by Alexandra Person
The Edinburgh Short Film Festival once again is bringing some of the world’s best short films to Edinburgh and is pretty much your only chance to see one of the UK’s strongest short film programmes.
We’re screening 29 award winners, including the Audience Award winner from Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals, the Tribeca Grand Jury Award winners and there’s the best short films from SXSW, Aspen Shortfest, Palm Springs International Shortfest, London and Brussels Short Film […]
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 […]
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:
We’ll be announcing the line-up for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival very soon, in the meantime we’re delighted to publish an interview with the talented Iranian film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi, who’s short film TURQUOISE was screened at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!
We talked to Roozbeh about making the film which depicts life in a rural Iranian village turned upside down by a rumour that there is a concealed treasure box, hidden somewhere in the […]
We’ve had a record-breaking year for submissions and while we’re still watching and assessing all 1600+ entries for this year, we thought it was a good time to publish our 6th Filmmaker Interview, with Elais Sommer. Elias is a Scottish-based filmmaker, whose comedy DENTURES OF DEATH, was screened at last year’s ESFF.
A darkly comic tale that follows the nightmare a young boy endures when he stays with his Granddad. It’s a strong comedy with some […]
12 days to go for submissions to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!
There’s awards for best film and best animation, our global touring programme
and some full houses waiting to see them.
We’re looking for the finest shorts known to man, so if your film is a contender then
now’s the time and now is the hour!
Max length; 25 mins
Deadline June 25
Graphic images designed by Federica Pugliese
The Sardinia Film Festival launches again on 28th June 2018, bringing around 250 short films from across the world to the lovely island of Sardinia.
With open-air piazza screenings, networking events, some quite glamourous award ceremonies and staffed by some very friendly islanders, lead by Carlo Dessi, the Sardinia Film Festival is one of our favourite film events!
We’re excited to be screening there again this year and looking forward to sharing some of our favourite shorts […]
The ESFF screens 8 nights of short film every Autumn at cinemas across Edinburgh, featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films from drama to documentary, comedy to animation, experimental to web series.
We’re also awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short AND we’re working with around 8 partner festivals and arts events to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally.
But get your skates on – The FINAL Deadline is Monday […]
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 […]