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  1. User Blogs are now added to the site!

    We've just launched the ability to create User Blogs on the site.... so if you are a Composer or Student Filmmaker and would like to create your...

Filmmaker Blogs

Well as I said there's so much that has changed since my last post. To some it up, we moved from the West Coast to the East Coast. Packing up our...
Edinburgh Short Film Festival has just broadcast the latest edition of Cinetopia, the radio show for film enthusiasts!
Hello everyone! I am Shaw Austin, and this single blog entry will give you a brief look at the story and meaning behind our new short film,...

Film Composer Blogs

  1. Using licensed music in film

    I’ve been doing a bit of research on this the last couple days, so thought I’d share a couple of things I’ve found out with you all (just in case anyone out there is looking into this kind of thing now).

    When you want to use a song in your film/video (even if it’s your own recording), you need special permission, called a Synchronization or Sync License from the owners of the copyright in that song.

    In theory, getting this license is pretty simple, but in practice, not so...
Last week, I finally got round to recording this song from the 2018 production of Othello in Gillingham, for which I directed, composed and conducted the music. 'The Willow Song' is Desdemona's poignant lament at the anger of her husband. It was praised by the Fine Times Recorder for its ‘aching beauty’; have a listen to the stunning voice talents of Grace Macdonald (Desdemona) and Dannan White (Emilia), and you’ll know why. ....
Hi there, I am a new Berklee grad and am looking for opportunities with film students. I would love to have have some tracks used in indie films and could actively promote as well.
I have some tracks (that are not already in use) on my Soundcloud and would love if you could have a listen and see if anything may tickle your fancy and possibly be of use to your project. I am open to free for credit. Maybe we could help each other out a bit.
I appreciate you taking the time to read. Please...
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    This will create a home page for all of your blog entries. If you are a Composer and want to blog about your music and create a homepage for your...

Film Festivals

  1. Edinburgh Short FF wins Best Festival award from Take One Magazine!

    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...
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The film should have been shot / completed after 1st January 2015.
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
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!

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.

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!
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:...