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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...
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...
We're still open for entries for our 2020 edition which is scheduled to run Oct 22 - Nov 8th,
Should circumstances change, our intention is to hold the screenings over the first available dates around that period.
It's our 10th anniversary edition, with extra screenings & presenting awards for...
Our 10th anniversary special edition!
Featuring the best short films of 2020 at international film festivals,
Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our juries
Regular Deadline: May 24th 2019
This year, we're also excited to be programming films and film...
The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with more short film screenings in Edinburgh,
International Film Festival showcases, trophies, cash prizes and awards!
We're also excited to be programming showcases of our best films for our 2020 partners:
Adriatic Film Festival
Stop Motion Montreal...
Edinburgh Short Film Festival interviews director Dan Schwarz about his edgy, dark comedy short 'Ritual'
which screened at the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, it's funny, wicked and was a popular entry at the 2019 ESFF!
video produced by Amanda Rogers and RPP Productions
Here’s a short video of some of the highlights from the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival!
Thanks to all the film-makers who participated and looking forward to seeing your next films,
Filmed and edited by the talented and indefatigable Amanda Rogers
ESFF 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
Edinburgh Short Film Festival has just broadcast the latest edition of Cinetopia, the radio show for film enthusiasts!
The February edition covers the Oscars, A kind of Seeing & Gabrielle Brady, Director of Island of Hungry Ghosts. Reviews & discussions as well as a lovely set of film-related...
Excited to announce that the Edinburgh Short Film Festival has won Take One Magazine’s Best Festival award for 2018!
Featuring the best short films of 2019 at international film festivals
We're screening 8 nights of short film at cinemas across Edinburgh in 2019
Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our jury for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short!
This year, we're...
A very cool trailer for the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival a sneak preview of some of this year's outstanding, multi-award winning programme,
Opens Friday 26th October
Edited by Amanda Rogers, music by Callum Rankine of BoxMusic
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...
Taking short film to the masses and blogging about short film around the world, The Festival also makes awards with cash prizes for Best Film, &
Best Animation & Best Scottish Short!
This year, we're also excited to be programming films for our 2018 partners:
Mecal - the Barcelona...
Edinburgh Short Film Festival - Submissions Now Open for 2018!
Screening the best in International contemporary short film & programming for other festivals across the UK & Internationally,
the ESFF is now open for submission for short film-makers!
We're offering cash prizes for Best Film...
At the closing night of the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival,we were able to give a warm welcome to Aidan Stanley the Chairman of the Fastnet Film Festival, who had travelled from Schull in West Cork, where the festival is based, to this year's events in Edinburgh.
We were happy to play host...
We’ve been named as one of the top 25 short film blogsites on the planet by Feedspot (blog news feed org) and we’re also pretty sure that the planet in question is Earth!
And as the Final Deadline for film-makers to enter the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is now imminent, to thank our...
In association with Puppet Animation Scotland & The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival is offering cash prizes and industry mentoring to the film-maker who wins the Best Film AND the best Animation at this year's ESFF!
We're also curating for film festivals...
The Regular submission deadline for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival Monday 15th May
Last chance to submit at the regular submission fee rate!
Entrants will be eligible for one of our 3 awards for 2017:
and for inclusion on our Global Tour for 2017/2018:
But time is running out on our...
Our programme and dates for the Edinburgh Short Film Festival Programme at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 have now been finalised and we're excited to be able to reveal details about the screenings!
The festival was founded by actor Tetsuya Bessho and the first festival was held in...