film festival


The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is delighted to announce a new competition we’re holding aimed at young, Scottish-based screenwriters which we’re hoping will give our talented film creatives a leg up into the industry!

We’re working with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and Screen Academy Scotland as well as the Scottish Screenwriters group, to hold a Script Pitch Challenge for Scottish-based screenwriters.

The winner & runner-up will each receive 1 ticket to the 2018 London Screenwriting Festival including flights to London as well as industry mentoring!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Free Film Funding Workshop!

Heads Up for all Film-Makers! We're hosting a funding workshop delivered by London film org MMBF on how Scottish-based film-makers can source film production funding from charities and trust funds!

This event is free and open to all film-makers, starting at 2pm on Saturday 29th October also at Summerhall and unticketed so first come first served!

We're also hosting a free screenwriters masterclass delivered by Screen Academy Scotland.

The Deadline for submissions to the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is nigh!

The Deadline for submissions to the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is imminent - 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 chilled-out Sardinia Film Festival AND film events at the famous Edinburgh Fringe...and of course, we’ll be screening the best films at venues across Scotland's beautiful capital city in November!