Love Film, Love Filmmakers!

February is for lovers, but we’d like to spread the lovin’ feeling to film-makers as well, so we’re offering a special submissions discount code valid only from Friday 23rd February to Sunday 25th!

The code offers a 20% discount for entries to the 2018 ESFF :
using the 20% discount code:weheartfilms
The code will only become active on Friday Feb 23rd –  valid till Sunday night Feb 25th




By |February 21st, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Cinetopia – ESFF produces new radio film show

Covering everything from the latest film reviews, interviews, updates from the world of film and film events almost everywhere, ‘Cinetopia’ is a new monthly radio show produced by some of the people behind the Edinburgh Short Film Festival!

The show is hosted by Radio Summerhall and the pilot episode has just been released so we’re delighted to include the link here!
The first programme covers reviews of Three Billboards and the Phantom Threads as well as a […]

By |February 18th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments


We were very honoured to be interviewed recently by Festival Formula whose relatively new ‘Insight’ film blog provides new angles on film, the film industry and festivals!

By |February 10th, 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 working with The Short Film Show on Sky & Freeview

We’re delighted to have been asked to curate a short film strand on the Short Film Show, broadcast on Sky channel 212 or Freesat channel 161
at 10pm on Mondays!

We’re currently looking through our archives for films to put together a programme strand for the channel and we’ll announce the selected films shortly.

The Short Film Channel is a TV Programme for short filmmakers around the world to distribute their work. Its a short film festival on Television
and […]

By |January 24th, 2018|News Posts|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


Another batch of stills from the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, week 2 and our closing night!

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