ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #1 Blomme Molenstra ‘On The Road’

The first in our series of filmmaker interviews for 2020 is with Blomme Molenstra, whose comedy short film ON THE ROAD screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

A witty and charming short film, On The Road was a staff favourite from last year and features the wonderful comic creation Automan,
following his vigilante traffic solutions!

 

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ESFF Screens at ValdarnoCinema Film Festival 2020

We’re excited to announce our new partners for 2020, Valdarno Cinema Film Festival.
In it’s 38th edition, Valdarno Cinema FF hosts 5 nights of cinema in San Giovanni Valdarno in Tuscany.
The Festival runs from April 28th to May 3rd and we’re looking forward to presenting a programme of
short films at their 38th edition.

With a strong focus on Italian film, the festival has recently aimed at introducing their audiences to
international short film and have asked us to […]

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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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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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Short Film in Florence: Firenze Film Corti 2019

Florence holds its annual short film festival, ‘Firenze Film Corti’, in the remarkable surrounds of Le Murate. A former prison, Le Murate was used by Mussolini to hold political prisoners and anyone else who objected to the regime in dark and grim conditions.
Devoid of light or air, often 3 to a small concrete, bare cell, they scratched images and slogans using pieces of stone chipped from the walls.
‘Viva L’Italia Libera’. This simple slogan resonates across […]

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IberoDocs and Edinburgh Shorts combine for the Rose Street Theatre!

IberoDocs is the first showcase for Ibero-American culture in Scotland, focused on documentary films by Spanish, Portuguese and Latin- American filmmakers.
IberoDocs brings to Edinburgh the most significant productions  from Ibero-American culture, in a festival that is as distinctive as it is unique, and we’ll be working on a combined Spanish-Portugese language programme for their 2019 edition!

We’ll be putting together a joint short film programme of some of the best of our Iberian short films for […]

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival New Partners Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival

We’re very pleased to announce one of our new film festival partnerships forn 2018, the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival!

Bakans Beyond Borders celebrates Balkan diversity and engages with contemporary Balkan culture and social issues through the medium of film.
Apart from holding screenings in a different Balkan City each year, the festival is framed by other cultural events like photo exhibitions, visual art events, master classes, live bands, networking events and recently was awarded a […]

By |February 17th, 2019|News Posts|Comments Off on Edinburgh Short Film Festival New Partners Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival

ESFF Screens Animation at Manipulate 2019

ESFF screens a night of some of our best animations from last year’s festival at Manipulate 2019!

There’s winner of our Best Animation award, the stunning Wicked Girl by Ayce Kartal and the atmospheric world of An Island by Rory Byrne
as well as Aspen ShortFest award winner, Coyote by Lorenz Wunderle and a fair old mix of stunning 2D, Stop-Motion, Puppetry and CGI!

Screening starts noon at the Traverse Theatre on Saturday November 9th!

ESFF AT MANIPULATE

 

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry!

We’re excited to open our call for entries for our 2019 edition and looking forward to screening another 8 nights of fabulous short film in Edinburgh later this year!

Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our jury for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short

AND

This year, we’re also excited to be programming films and film partnerships for our 2019 partners:

The Adriatic Film Festival
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Puppet […]

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TAKE ONE Magazine reviews our Sat 3 Nov & Sun 4 Nov programmes

We’re excited about our new partnership with TAKE ONE Magazine , the film magazine from Cambridge and they’ve reviewed another 2 nights of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, our programmes on Sat 3rd November and Sunday 4th November!

Reviews are by Jim Ross and Annie Whealing

SAT 3 NOV – IN THE DARK REVIEW

SUN 4 NOV – FRIEND OR FOE REVIEW

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