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 […]

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ESFF Interviewed at COFFI CortoGlobo 2020

We were delighted to be part of COFFI 2020 online, you can see the interview with Paul who talks about the fabulous shorts programmed for them – including MUEDRA by Cesar Diaz Melendez, IN THE FALL by Tom Gentle and AN ISLAND by Rory Byrne

Available via the link below (in English) starts at 22 mins in – the rest of the show is in Italian.
COFFI 2020 is online & runs till 19th Dec!

COFFI 2020 ESFF […]

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ESFF 2020 Programme Reviewed on Cinetopia

The November 2020 edition of Cinetopia Podcast reviews some of the films that made it to official selection for the 2020 edition of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

We’re planning to run the edition (postponed from 23 October) shortly after Edinburgh moves to tier 2 so if you like what you hear then watch this space!

CINETOPIA PODCAST NOV 2020

 

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ESFF 2020 Official Trailer

We’re delighted to unveil the trailer for our 2020 edition which starts Saturday Nov 7th at Summerhall!

Thanks to the talented and diligent editing by our very own Amanda Rogers!

Tickets only available online but hurry, they are going fast!

 

 

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ESFF Showcase at Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020

We are thrilled to have been invited to curate a programme of Scottish short film for the 27th Krakow International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2020!

The screening takes place in Krakow during November  and we’re pleased to present a programme featuring some of the talented filmmakers whose work has featured at recent ESFF editions, including some of our Best Scottish Film award-winners!

FREE PERIOD   Alison Piper

SALT & SAUCE   Alia Ghafar

PLASTIC MAN   Yulia Kovanova

MY LONELINESS IS KILLING […]

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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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