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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 regular deadline which ends on 15th May Don’t blame the intern if you miss it! ESFF SUBMISSIONS
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 Tokyo in 1999, screening 6 short films made by George Lucas, when he was a student and has grown to become Japan's (and one of Asia's biggest) short film events. So we are very honoured to have been asked...
We spent a little time recently talking about dead cats with award-winning New Zealand film-maker, Ivan Barge, whose comedy short 'Madam Black' won the Director’s Choice award at Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the Prix de Public at the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival prior to it’s screening at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival. IVAN BARGE INTERVIEW
We’re delighted to reveal that we have finalised the details on a new festival partnership with the USA’s largest dedicated short film festival on the US East coast, DC Shorts based in Washington! The partnership begins during our 2018 editions and will see the ESFF prepare a programme of some of our best short films for screening at DC Shorts in September 2018! We’re also reciprocating and DC Shorts will programme for our festival in Autumn of 2018. BUT THE BEST NEWS IS: We’ve also...
Morgane Sarah Becerril directed ‘The Session’, An edgy, romantic-comedy set in a New York S & M dungeon, and tracing the developing relationship between Daphne, a newbie dominatrix and her client. The film screened at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and also won 1st prize at the 2016 Montreal World Film Festival. We talked to Morgane about the film, working in a sex dungeon and film-making in general: INTERVIEW WITH MORGANE BECERRIL
Pete Carson of the ESFF interviews Vito Milazzo, director of Writer’s Block and producer, Lindsay Monroe – Writer’s Block is a deliciously dark, black comedy that follows a writer struggling with his creativity and with his relationships. Filmed and edited by Nadia Dermatopoulou. ESFF INTERVIEWS VITO MILAZZO & LINDSAY MONROE
Our austerity-beating submission fee this year, is a mere £12 per entry until Monday January 30th 2017 – after that date the submission fee will rise, so get your skates on..but please don't take it out on the intern if you miss it! Edinburgh Shorts Submissions
Screening the best in International contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital in Autumn. The best films will be included in our programmes for other festivals across the UK & Internationally. This year, we're excited to be programming films for our 2017 partners: Asia's largest short film event, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia as well as the Sardinia Film Festival, Australia's Scots Day Out, Hidden Door in Edinburgh and some other partnerships we'll announce shortly...
Not long now till we get off our bloated, festive behinds and open up the ESFF for 2017! In the meantime, in true Hogmanay spirit, we always like to have a wee look back at our last edition & it’s fair to say we were pretty pleased with the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016. Last Autumn, we held 8 nights at the Cameo, Summerhall & the Filmhouse beginning on October 26th at a sold out Filmhouse 2, with our Japanese night - curated for us by our partners at Tokyo’s Short Short Film Festival...
Not long now till we get off our bloated, festive behinds and open up the ESFF for 2017! In the meantime, in true Hogmanay spirit, we always like to have a wee look back at our last edition & it’s fair to say we were pretty pleased with the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016. Last Autumn, we held 8 nights at the Cameo, Summerhall & the Filmhouse beginning on October 26th at a sold out Filmhouse 2, with our Japanese night - curated for us by our partners at Tokyo’s Short Short Film Festival...
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