Edinburgh Short Film Festival Screens at Scot’s Day Out, Australia

Scot’s Day Out in Bendigo, Australia, is one of the world’s largest Scots Diaspora gatherings, regularly attracting some 7,000 people for one weekend each March, from Australia and across the world. For the last three years, we’ve been honoured to have been asked to programme an evening of Scottish Short Film for the events at SDO and this year we’re delighted that they are planning an early evening open air screening in Rosalind Park in Bendigo on […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESFF New Partnership with SFilmmaker

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with SFilmmaker, a China-based film festival agency based at Shao Studio in Beijing!

Run by Joanna and her energetic team. SFilmmaker is dedicated to forming connections between film-makers globally.

We’re looking forward to working with them and to watching some excellent Chinese shorts this year!


By |February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re very excited to be working closely with DC Shorts, one of the USA’s biggest short film festivals. With over 170 short films screened annually at events across Washington DC and voted ‘The Coolest Short Film Festival’ by Moviemaker magazine.

As part of our ongoing partnership, we’re delighted to be able to offer a 20% discount on submissions for ESFF film-makers submitting a film to this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

Entrants to the 2018 ESFF will receive […]

By |February 7th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Early Bird Deadline ends on Friday!

Just one week to go!

By |January 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh Shorts gets animated at manipulate Festival 2018

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival created a new award in 2017 for Best Animation, to be presented annually at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. The inaugural award, presented on the ESFF closing night on Saturday November 11th, was won by French animator, Chloe Lesueur for her extraordinary short film TIS.

For manipulate 2018, we’re delighted to to have been asked to present a programme of some of our favourite animated short films […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be working with a new partner festival for 2018, Firenze FilmCorti in Florence!

Firenze FilmCorti are holding their 5th edition in Florence from June 14-June 16 2018 and where better to have a short film festival?
We’re looking forward to working on a programme exchange and hopefully meeting the Festival Director, Marino Demata and his hard working team later this year!

We’ll reveal more details about how we’ll work together in the […]

By |January 20th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

ESFF Animation Programme @ manipulate2018!

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland continues for 2018 and we’ll be once again holding a joint award for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 ESFF in November! We’re also very excited to be curating a programme of animated short film at their Festival of Visual Theatre & Animation, manipulate 2018! The programme features some of our favourite animations from our 2017 edition:

Tis by Chloe Lesueur (ESFF 2017 Best Animated […]

By |December 13th, 2017|News Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stills from our Closing Night on Saturday Nov 11th

A last few stills from our closing night on Saturday November 11th, featuring some of our award winners, Alia Ghafar, David MacPherson and Jo Osborne as well as Simon Hart from Puppet Animation Scotland (our animated film award sponsors), the Script Pitch Judging panel of Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Eddie McFadden and James Mavor and from Iran, film-maker Roozbeh Misaghi and Carys Evans!

Look forward to seeing some (or all) of them back next year!

Thanks to Alexandra Person […]

By |December 10th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments


Just while we’re having a think about 2018, here’s some images and stills from week 1 of our recently finished, fun-packed 2017 edition!



By |November 29th, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Reviewed by National Student

Reviews have been coming thick and fast this year and we’re very pleased to have had our closing night on Saturday November 11th reviewed by arts critic Liliya Nikolova in the National Student Magazine!





By |November 23rd, 2017|News Posts|0 Comments