ESFF 2020 at Summerhall

We were very pleased to able to present the postponed 2020 ESFF at Summerhall this weekend!

Although audience numbers were much smaller than normal, the programme was as strong as any previous edition, with Palme D’Or nominees, Sundance winners, BAFTA winners and a whole roster of some of the best films of last year!

We’d like to thank all the filmmakers for sending us their films,  Steph Leach and the team at Summerhall for their determination and […]

By |June 8th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 2020 at Summerhall

ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

Our 2021 edition is scheduled for November 2021 and we’ve just opened our call for entries!

Our 10th anniversary special events are also slated for the November events and we’re planning to hold extra screenings as
part of the 2021 festival.

The 2020 edition was postponed and our aim is to hold the delayed 2020 events as soon as the venues reopen in Edinburgh,
hopefully in the first half of this year.

It’s been a very difficult year for everyone […]

By |January 14th, 2021|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF CALLS FOR ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2021 EDITION

ESFF SCREENING AT BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

We’ve programmed a night of some of our award-winners and best Scottish shorts of recent years for BUSHO Budapest Short Film Festival’s 16th edition!

Including Muedra by Cesar Diaz Melendez
Fauve by Jeremy Comte
Salt N Sauce by Alia Ghafar
Short Changed by Zoe Hutber
My Loneliness is Killing Me by Tim Courtney
On by Jelena Sinick
In The Fall by Tom Gentle
Three August Days by Madli Laane

Programme starts 7:15pm Fellini Hall Budapest

By |August 17th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF SCREENING AT BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Final Deadline for entry to the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 22nd 2020

The ESFF screens 16 nights of short film from Oct 22nd to Nov 8th 2020 at cinemas across Edinburgh,
featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films.
Should circumstances change, our intention is to hold the screenings over the first available dates
around that period.

We’re awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short Film.
AND
we’re working with partner festivals to showcase our favourite shorts to audiences internationally,

Budapest Short Film Festival
Brussels Short Film Festival
Valdarno Cinema Film […]

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A quick announcement about the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 edition

A quick announcement about the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 edition:

The ESFF still plans to proceed and hold our 10th anniversary as normal October 22 – November 8th 2020.
Should circumstances change, our intention is to hold the screenings over the first available dates
around that period.

We’re open for entries to Our 10th anniversary special edition, with extra screenings &
presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our juries

This year, we’re also excited to be […]

By |April 14th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on A quick announcement about the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 edition

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 […]

By |March 14th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF new partnership: Busho – Budapest Short Film Festival

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 Plays Manipulate 2020: Sat Feb 1st

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Showcase at Manipulate 2020; Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation.

We’re excited to put together a programme of some of our favourite animation for our partners Puppet Animation Scotland and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation 2020!

Packed with some of the best international animation screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival last Autumn
including our Best Animation Winner, MUEDRA by Cesar Diaz Melendez with some wonderful 2D animation from […]

By |January 26th, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Plays Manipulate 2020: Sat Feb 1st

SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM 2020

Congratulations to Shortcutz Amsterdam for their frankly amazing awards night in Amsterdam on Sunday 19th January at the EYE Film Museum.
It was inspiring seeing the dedication the team put into holding a major awards night, and the incredible support and encouragement
short film gets from the Dutch Film Industry!

Congratulations to Alexa and Joao and the team behind the event and thank you for giving short film the profile it deserves!
Well done also to the film-makers and […]

By |January 22nd, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM 2020

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 […]

By |January 1st, 2020|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF 10th Anniversary Edition Now Open for Entries!