Shore Scripts Competitions & Edinburgh Shorts

Our writer pals at Shore Scripts regularly offer some of the best film-related prizes around and this year they are putting up awards of between $9,000 –  $15,000 in production funding and equipment hire for the winning screenplay of their latest Short Film Fund competition!
The prize money will be aimed at turning the winning script into a completed short film and we’d be delighted to screen the winning film at next year’s ESFF!
We’re also delighted […]

By |March 17th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Fresh Air FM talks shorts with Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

We’ve been interviewed by Fresh Air FM about this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

Interview starts at 26:20



By |October 30th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Preview

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Edinburgh’s accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival, is now in its 7th year!

We’ve an exciting programme lined up for 2017, featuring 32 UK premieres, 28 award-winning short films as well as no less than 20 Scottish-made films, a total of 78 short films from 25 different countries ranging from Chinese drama and German Horror to Greek Sci-Fi, arthouse cinema from the USA and animation from India. There’s award winning […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Script Pitch Finalists & MMBF

We’re delighted that our 2016 Script Pitch winner Daniel Brown and runner-up James Hannan, are going to the 2017 London Screenwriters Festival!

Hoping we can send another 2 lucky young, Scottish-based writers to the 2018 LSF!

MMBF and our 2016 Script Pitch winners



By |August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Script Pitch Competition for Young Scottish-Based Screenwriters

We’re delighted to be able to run a second edition of our popular, Young Screenwriters Script Pitch Competition, which includes the fabulous prize of tickets and flights to the 2018 London Screenwriters Festival as well as one year’s free membership of iPitch, the professionals pitching network!

Working in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and iPitch, we can also offer one year’s free membership to iPitch, the film professional’s pitching network!

The deadline is Friday Aug […]

By |July 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to our new partner for 2017: US Based Screenwriter’s agency, InkTip

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is  very pleased to work with InkTip for our 2017 edition, founded in 2000, InkTip is a US Based screenwriters agency and networking organisation which aims to promote the work of new and established screenwriters. With over 2000 registered industry members and vetted industry professionals, InkTip aims to help writers reach producers, while around 400 scripts have been optioned or writers hired through their services.

InkTip also provides access to learning […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Young Script Pitch Winners Announced!

2016 Script Pitch Winners Announced!

We held the finale of our young screenwriters script pitch competition on Sunday and we welcomed the six young writers  that made it through to the final pitching session:

Daniel Brown, Euan Brockie, Andrew Jameson, Grant Reid, Michael Paget, James Hannan

Who took their carefully crafted pitches to our industry judges:
James Mavor (Screen Academy Scotland)
Claudia Yusuf (Scottish Film Talent Network)
Lee Hamilton (Shore Scripts)
Eddie McFadden (Scottish Screenwriters)
Matthew Martino (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund)

For a gruelling […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Script Pitch Finale & Screenwriting Masterclass

Looking forward to hearing the competing pitches from our 6 finalists for today’s script pitch competition for young screenwriters!
The finalists are:

Daniel Brown

Andrew Jameson

Michael Paget

James Hannan

Euan Brockie

Grant Reid

And the judging panel for the event is:

James Mavor  Screen Academy Scotland

Claudia Yusuf Scottish Film Talent Network

Matthew Martino Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund

Eddie McFadden  Scottish Screenwriters

Good luck to all the finalists!

There will also be a FREE screenwriting masterclass at 4pm today at Summerhall delivered by the experienced screenwriter, Chris Lindsay!
The […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sunday Screenwriting Masterclass to be delivered by Chris Lindsay

Delighted to announce that Chris Lindsay is in conversation with James Mavor, Screen Academy Scotland’s screenwriting lecturer on the art of Screenwriting on Sunday at Summerhall, starting at 4pm!

Chris Lindsay is a Scottish screenwriter, named one of the Edinburgh Television Festival’s “Ones To Watch” for 2016. A graduate of Screen Academy Scotland and a Red Planet Prize finalist – he completed shadow schemes with both Holby City and River City before going on to to […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments