Edinburgh Short Film Festival wings short film across the seas to the 2017 Sardinia Film Festival

The Sardinia Film Festival  was founded in 2006 and runs for one week in the delightfully picturesque towns in the north of Sardinia. Some 500 miles from mainland Italy, Sardinia’s isolation from mainland Europe has given it a unique culture and flavour, from the Catalan/Moorish architecture to its Italian cuisine and it’s closeness to French-speaking Corsica, Sardinia’s cosmopolitan culture and history has long been subject to foreign influences,including  Vikings to the Bourbons and now it’s […]

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ESFF screens again at Tokyo’s Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Feedback so far is pretty positive and we have 2 more screenings at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia coming right up!
First off we’re screening at the amazing Itscom tower near the waterfront in central Tokyo on Thursday June 15th and again on
Friday 16th June at the Brillia Short Shorts Theater in Yokohama!

http://www.shortshorts.org/2017/en/program/edinburgh.php

 

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Edinburgh Shorts ace reporter Alice Shone’s film report from Tokyo’s Short Shorts Film Festival

Heres Alice Shone’s film report from inside the venue for todays screening at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia – looks like a fantastic venue!

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NEW AWARDS FOR FILM-MAKERS AT THE 2017 EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Along with our partners, the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund & Puppet Animation Scotland, we’re offering a clutch of new awards and prizes for film-makers from the films selected for exhibition at our 2017 edition including cash prizes, industry opportunities, trophies, film festival invitations, one-to-one seminar with award-winning animators and one of our rather lovely trophies!
BEST FILM AWARD

Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Prize: […]

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Some Highlights from Hidden Door 2017

Here’s a little film we took while holding around 5 Edinburgh Short Film Festival screenings at the 2017 Hidden Door Festival in the abandoned Leith Theatre recently!

Thanks to Alexandra Person for the photography and filming!

 

 

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A FAST TRIP TO FASTNET FOR THE FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL

We were delighted to be invited to programme for the Fastnet Film Festival, based in Schull in County Cork in the South West of Ireland recently, and so it was that we took the short flight over to Cork for the opening of the FFF 2017.  Now in it’s 9th year, the Fastnet Film Festival, is possibly the only film festival in the world that doesn’t have a cinema but despite this seemingly fatal handicap, […]

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Edinburgh Short’s very own Alice Shone hits the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 Launch!

We were excited that our event & photography co-ordinator, Alice Shone was able to represent us at the launch of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017, the Far East’s biggest dedicated short film event!  Not only did lucky Alice get to swank it up at the launch event but she also met the festival director, Seigo Tono, and take in some rather fancy Japanese hospitality!

We’re screening at SSFF & A 2017 on Wednesday June […]

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A walk-through inside the abandoned 1920s Leith Theatre

We recently took a stroll through the decayed hulk that is the Leith Theatre, the 1500 auditorium is like being inside a beached whale while it’s magnificently decaying corridors are waiting to be filled again!

Jack Hunter, head of the Leith Trust gave us the gen on the history and changing times of the Leith Theatre, opened in 1928 and finally abandoned in 1989, it’s finally going to see it’s first major arts event in nearly 30 […]

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Hidden Door & The Leith Theatre

Because of its long history, Edinburgh is stuffed full of very old and quite large abandoned buildings that have long fallen into disuse.

As the wheels of history turned, they left behind some very beautiful buildings, unused and ignored as changing tastes passed them by.

Hidden Door have been throwing open the doors and literally sweeping away the dust and ashes of history, to open these spaces up to human activity and it’s like finding a family […]

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Edinburgh Shorts Goes West (Cork)

A Fast trip to the Fastnet Film Festival

We have been busy recently setting up a new partnership with The Fastnet Film Festival, which is based in Schull, County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

The festival has been running since 2009 with the aim of bringing together established and first-time filmmakers to celebrate short film and short film-making in the convivial and relaxed atmosphere of an Irish village. They show the competition films in the village […]

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