HIDDEN DOOR 2018

Thanks to everyone at Hidden Door 2018 for hosting us at the State Cinema!
We had a great time and very much enjoyed being at Edinburgh’s most vibrant arts event!
Sad that the State Cinema – a fantastic film venue with bags of potential – is to become apartments but it was wonderful to be screening film there again for the first time since the 1970s!

The last film ever to play at the State Cinema was Niamh […]

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ESFF visits Florence for Firenze FilmCorti 2018: Preview

Our new partners for 2018 are Florence’s FilmCorti Festival which holds annual screenings of live-action short films every June and a specialised animation programme each October.

FIRENZE FILMCORTI 2018

 

The short film festival is in it’s 5th year and specialises in screening films previously never shown in Italy, while making awards for the best films screened at each event. The festival also partners Slovakia’s Fest Anca International Animation Festival among others and screens between June 14 to […]

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ESFF Regular Deadline Looms!

Last day is Friday May 25th for Regular Deadline entries via our platform partners Film Freeway, Film Festival Life and Withoutabox BUT
you can still submit via our website till Monday 28th!

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/

By |May 20th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Regular Deadline Looms!

ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #5 – Alia Ghafar

Another in our series of film-maker interviews, this time with Glasgow-based Alia Ghafar, whose excellent coming-of-age drama SALT & SAUCE deservedly won our Rising Star Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

We’re looking forward to screening SALT & SAUCE to audiences at Hidden Door and Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June!

 

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Cinetopia : May edition Videocast

We’re excited to share the May edition of Cinetopia – Edinburgh’s new monthly film podcast.. this time on video!

There’s reviews of new releases including Tully and Let the Sunshine In, as well as film of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s screening at Edinburgh Printmakers, based in a sprawling 19th Century Wash-house and a discussion on the Netflix v Cannes controversy!

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ESFF Programmes for Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June

We’re very excited to be taking some of our favourite short films to Firenze FilmCorti Festival and sharing them with audiences in Florence, Tuscany! The programme is scheduled for Friday June 15th and we’ll have more info on the films and film-makers we’re featuring as well as the very excellent FilmCorti festival itself!
Marino and the team in Florence have put together a rather nice article about the partnership on their blogsite:

Edinburgh Short Film Festival @ […]

By |May 9th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Programmes for Florence’s FilmCorti Festival in June

ESFF screens @ Hidden Door 2018 – Preview June 1st

Excited to be playing a part for Hidden Door 2018 and we’ve programmed some of our staff favourites from 2018 for this year’s events over 2 nights at this year’s events. The 1st night on Friday June 1st will feature our live-action shorts and the 2nd night, Sunday June 3rd will focus on our animations.  We’re previewing some of the films we’ve selected over 2 articles, beginning with our live-action programme.

Our Best Film award last […]

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ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #4 – Chuyao He

Interview with director Chuyao He on her short film ‘Before Christmas’.
A painfully truthful short drama, Chuyao He delicately captures the plight of working class Asians from the countryside left behind by an
ever-advancing society. The film follows the struggle of a father and son as they adapt to working under ruthless conditions at a Christmas decoration workshop located in an unfamiliar big city.
‘Before Christmas’ screens at the Edinburgh Printmakers on May 11th.
Let’s begin with the topic. […]

By |April 30th, 2018|News Posts|Comments Off on ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #4 – Chuyao He

ESFF at Fastnet Film Festival 10th Anniversary Edition!

10 YEARS OF FASTNET FILMS
Fresh from sending some of our favourite docs and animations to Mecal’s 10th year celebrations in March this year, we’re also impressed to discover that 2018 also marks the 10th year of the delightful Fastnet Film Festival in the lovely environs of Schull, County Cork in Ireland.

We held an enthusiastically received short film screening there last year and we’re very happy to be asked to present a programme of international and […]

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ESFF Film-Maker Interviews #3 – Natasza Cetner

In the third of our series of film-maker interviews, we were delighted to speak to London-based animator Natasza Cetner, whose fluid, elegantly drawn animation ‘NERO’ was screened at last year’s ESFF.

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