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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 and edited by Amanda...
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. Interview shot and edited by Amanda Rogers of RPP Productions.
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 Union in 1991 and her relationship with a Russian boy, set amid the grinding realities of life in a country in crisis. Filmed and edited by Amanda Rogers at RPP Productions. MADLI LAANE INTERVIEW
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 Automan, following his vigilante traffic solutions! ESFF Interviews: Blomme Molenstra
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 the best films. We're committed to live screenings - so we'll be working hard to ensure we hold the ESFF as soon as we can if our scheduled dates have to be postponed. This year, we're also excited...
Excited to announce that the Edinburgh Short Film Festival has won Take One Magazine’s Best Festival award for 2018! https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/edinburgh-short-ff-wins-best-festival-award-from-take-one-magazine/
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 also excited to be programming films and film partnerships for our 2019 partners: DC Independent Film Festival (Washington) The Adriatic Film Festival The Sardinia Film Festival Fastnet Film...
This is a short film competition and hence ONLY Short Films should be submitted NO DOCUMENTARIES. The entries can be short digital animation films too on the topic. DURATION: The films shall not be more than 3 (Three) minutes (180 seconds), including the beginning and end credits. Films exceeding this time limit are liable to be rejected. The minimum length should be 30 seconds including credits. The film should have been shot / completed after 1st January 2015. The short films may be in...
I'm a composer. The daily life of the killer, it's scary. Watch until the end. In general, this is the first film, and we did it within 1 day. In the morning we wrote the script, and in the evening we already edited the film. Do not judge strictly. I will be happy with any advice. I'm just a musician, a composer. The film uses my music, who needs it, I can also offer music for free! See this link
FINAL DEADLINE 2 JUNE 2017 for Encounters 23rd Short Film & Animation Festival in Bristol, UK, taking place from 19-24 September 2017. This is your last chance to submit for 2017: http://encounters-festival.org.uk/submit-your-film/ Screen your short film at Encounters and be part of a unique environment and meeting place with screenings, industry events and networking opportunities. Alongside offering prestigious awards and up to £10,000 in cash prizes, the Festival is also a gateway to the...
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