Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2023

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2023

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2023 now is over!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2023: The Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2023, now in its 12th edition is calling for entries accepting submissions from any director(s) and like every year seeking for the short films in all forms, genres and techniques from any part of the world.

Short description

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF), screening the best in International contemporary short film & programming for other festivals across the UK & Internationally, now in its 12th edition is opened for entries accepting submissions for 2023 in any form of short film, genre, budgets and techniques, from any part of the world.

Devoted to screening short film from Edinburgh, Scotland and around the world, The ESFF evolved from the Leith Short Film Festival in 2011 and has shown everything – from the first film made in Somalia in 20 years, to Oscar nominated shorts from Australia, the USA and Ireland, as well as short films smuggled out of China and Iran – and hosted visiting film-makers from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and all over the UK. The maximum duration for submitted films is 25 minutes including credits. International films are welcomed and all genres are eligible.

English subtitles is required for any film not in English.

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival(ESFF) 2023 will take place in November 2023.

Winners will be announced on awards night November 5th, 2023.

Who may enter?

Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2023 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.


ESFF will present awards and trophies for the best films for 2023 selected by the jury for Best Film, Best Animation & Best Scottish Short.

Entry fees

Early Bird Deadline (until 24 February 2023) - £13
Regular Deadline (until 19 May 2023) - £15
Late Deadline (until 23 June 2023) - £20

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