ESFF screens at Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2020

We’re excited to be hosting a programme of some of the best in Scottish stop-motion at Festival Stop Motion Montreal this month!
The Festival has gone online for their 2020 edition and are screening a full programme of stop-motion curated by the ESFF and the ECA for their 12th edition. FSMM are North America’s oldest dedicated stop-motion film festival and we’re delighted to be working with them for 2020.

The programme includes gems screened at last year’s […]

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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #5 Zeynep Kececiler

We continue our series of filmmaker interviews with the courageous documentary maker, Zeynep Kececiler. Zeynep is a Turkey-based award winning documentary-maker whose Somalia shot documentary, Miro’s Journey was screened at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

We were honoured that Zeynep visited to share her thoughts last year and to discuss her engrossing and provoking documentaries with us.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers

 

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2020 ESFF Interviews #4 Paul Stekler

One of our guest curators for our 2019 edition was Paul Stekler, award-winning documentary filmmaker and head of the Doc school at the University of Texas film school.
 

Prof. Stekler’s films have won two Peabody Awards, three du Pont-Columbia University Journalism Awards, three Emmy Awards and a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He curated a night of Texan short films and talked to us about politics and filmmaking in a wide ranging interview.
 

Shot […]

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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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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #3 Tom Gentle ‘In The Fall’

The third in our series of filmmaker interviews features Scottish filmmaker Tom Gentle, who’s powerful adaptation of Alistair Macleod’s short story was screened at the 2019 ESFF and won our award for Best Scottish Short Film.

Set in 1928 in the Scottish islands, In The Fall follows a young boy whose father is forced to sell the horse he loves, in order to survive. Powerful, intense and beautifully shot.

Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers of […]

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2020 ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #2 Madli Laane ‘Three August Days’

Our second filmmaker interview of 2020 is with the award-winning Estonian director Madli Laane who’s engrossing coming-of-age drama THREE AUGUST DAYS was featured at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

The film follows a young Estonian girl living in Tallinn during the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and her relationship with a Russian boy, set amid the grinding realities of life in a country in crisis.

Filmed and edited by Amanda Rogers at RPP Productions.

 

 

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FILM DAILY ARTICLE REVIEWS THE ESFF

We’re delighted to feature in an article in Film Daily’s news pages, Film Daily covers the film, entertainment and festivals and have published a piece covering the ESFF in their latest edition.
FILM DAILY NEWS

 

 

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ESFF Partners Firenze Film Corti re-schedule for October

Florence is a twin city with Edinburgh and we’re delighted that our friends and partners at Firenze FilmCorti Festival have re-scheduled their events

for October 2020.

It’s very heartening news for everyone the loves live film events and the vital cultural role they play.

Our thoughts are for everyone in Florence and hope that Film Corti comes back stronger than before!

Our very best wishes to Marino and the team and we’re all hoping they can return later this […]

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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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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 […]

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