Some stills from the 2021 Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Photography by Melanie Toutakova
We’re delighted to present the trailer for our 2021 edition!
Edited by the indefatigable Amanda Rogers, we think it’s wonderful!
It’s our 10th Anniversary and we’re celebrating 10 years of the world’s best shorts with online screenings.
We’re hosting 10 Years Best Film, 10 Years Best Comedy and 10 Years Best Animation online for 1 week each during the
2021 ESFF this November.
From Vietnamese drama to Canadian animation, you can see our award winners and some of the best films from 10 years of the
Edinburgh Short Film Festival online only!
Tickets available here:
ESFF 10 YEARS BEST FILMS
We’re excited to announce our new award sponsors for 2021 GREENLIT are sponsoring our new award for the 2021 ESFF winning films!
The prize for the winners will be a free advice session from Greenlit, on crowdfunding and film marketing advice for the filmmakers’ upcoming projects from Greenlit’s PR and audience funding specialist. The sessions can be tailored to the individual filmmakers’ needs and questions.
Greenlit work exclusively with creatives (filmmakers, theatremakers, musicians) and their mission is […]
We’re excited to announce our 2021 programme! From Colombian drama to Chinese animation, there’s the usual host of international award winners & local heroes screening at Summerhall and online Nov 5th – Nov 21st 2021
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021
ESFF 2021 PROGRAMME
It’s great to see some of our film festival partners re-emerging from hibernation and we’re excited to be holding a short film showcase at the 2021 Adriatic Film Festival
The AFF is a terrific film event and screens some outstanding films at a fabulous venue! Great to see them back!
We’re screening LUCKY STAR by Russell Davidson
UFO by Harvey Gardener and
KEITH WATER by Izzy Gibbs at the Palazza Sirena Aug 27-Aug 30 during the AFF 2021 edition!
Wishing Guido […]
Our good friends at Diari di Cineclub have published a new edition of their (Italian Language) Film culture periodical, it also holds a lovely article about the ESFF!
Diari di Cineclub publishes a regular periodical of news and reviews of Film and Film Culture in Italy and the International Film Festival community.
*Magazine is Italian Language
CINECLUB JULY 2021
The 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival due to run in November 2020 was postponed 2 weeks before our opening day and we’re delighted to finally screen the full programme live at Summerhall from Friday June 4th to Sunday June 6th 2021!
With 2 programmes per day starting at 5pm and 7:30pm at Summerhall, we’re excited to bring a live programme of outstanding award-winning short cinema ranging from Ukraine drama and Norwegian Comedy to Swiss animation, Irish […]
We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Unified Filmmakers based in Munich, programmers for FilmFest Munchen, we’re working together on film events and short film programming for the coming year!
Unified Filmmakers open call is searching for the best shorts made about the Covid-19 pandemic and also will be hosting regular film talks and film events during 2021.
Later this year we’ll also be working on short film exchanges and growing cultural collaboration with our friends […]
Once again we’re delighted to together a programme of some of our favourite animation for our official animation award sponsors, Puppet Animation Scotland and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation 2021.
The programme covers the gamut of animation styles and techniques from 2D to Stop Motion to CGI and ranging from comedy to expressionist to drama, and there’s a hugely talented animation world to discover at the ESFF animation showcase at Manipulate 2021:
DE PASSANT […]