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    ESFF Filmmaker Interviews #5 Zeynep Kececiler

    We continue our series of filmmaker interviews with the courageous documentary maker, Zeynep Kececiler. Zeynep is a Turkey-based award winning documentary-maker whose Somalia shot documentary, Miro's Journey, an amazing doc about a mother who raises her children by drug dealing in Somalia was...
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    EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEWS PROF. PAUL STEKLER

    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...
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    Final Deadline for entry to the 2020 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 22nd!

    Featuring the best short films of 2020 at international film festivals Our 10th anniversary edition with extra screenings, awards, and new International programmes! We're also awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short AND Showcasing our short films worldwide at...
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    Short Film Festivals Update

    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...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020: Awards & International Showcases!

    Our 10th anniversary special edition! Featuring the best short films of 2020 at international film festivals, AND Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our juries Regular Deadline: May 22nd 2020 This year, we're also excited to be programming films and film...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Animation Awards

    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Now Open For Entries! International Tours & Cash Awards The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with more short film screenings in Edinburgh, A dedicated Animation Sunday, International Film Festival showcases, trophies, cash prizes and awards including Best...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Now Open For Entries! International Tours & Awards

    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...
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    Highlights of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

    Highlights of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival 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...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry! International Tours & Awards

    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry! International Tours & Awards 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...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry! International Tours & Awards

    Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entry! International Tours & Awards 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...
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    Final Deadline for entry to the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 25th

    The ESFF screens 8 nights of short film every Autumn at cinemas across Edinburgh, featuring the best International, UK & Scottish short films from drama to documentary, comedy to animation, experimental to web series. We're also awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish...
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    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, Best Animation and Best Scottish Film But that's not all! This...
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    New Best Film Awards for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

    New Awards for Best Film & Best Animated Film for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival. 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...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival's Partners DC Shorts: Entry Discounts!

    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...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2017

    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...
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    Edinburgh Shorts Script Pitch Competition Now Open!

    SCRIPT PITCH CHALLENGE FOR YOUNG, SCOTTISH-BASED SCREENWRITERS We’re delighted to announce a new competition we’re holding aimed at young, Scottish-based screenwriters which we’re hoping will give our young, talented film creatives a leg up into the industry! We’re working with the Matthew...
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    The Deadline for submissions to the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is near!

    The Deadline for submissions to the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is imminent - Deadline is on Monday June 27th! The ESFF will be programming films for festivals & arts events across the world. We're excited to be partnering Japan's biggest short film festival, Short Shorts in Tokyo & the...
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    Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2016

    Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2016 Screening the best in International contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital - beginning on October 26 2016. Dedicated and passionate about short film, The Edinburgh Short Film Festival has brought some of the...
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    Three Short Film Directors discuss their craft at the 2015 ESFF

    Thanks for the feedback Kim, you're riight more close ups and another camera would have been better but we had to film from the tech box - it doesnt look it from the film but the auditorium was packed! We will post some more films from the fest in the near future, best wishes Paul
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    Three Short Film Directors discuss their craft at the 2015 ESFF

    Yulia Kovanova and Devin Karambelas talk about short film production with award winning short film directors, Anna Fahr and her film,'Transit Game', Charlie Francis, director of the BAFTA nominated short 'Middle Man' and Bertrand Faucounau director of 'Amy, giving insights into their approaches...
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