Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2019 - SHORT FILM COMPETITION

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The Call for Entries titled Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2019 is now open!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES - The Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2019 is now opened for entries and like every year seeking for the short films in all forms, genres and techniques from any part of the world.


Screening the best in international contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) is now opened for entries accepting submissions for 2019 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.

English subtitles is required for any film not in English.

This year, the Festival will also be programming films and film partnerships for its 2019 partners:

DC Independent Film Festival (Washington)
The Adriatic Film Festival
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Puppet Animation Scotland
Edinburgh Printmakers

Final exhibition copies of the film MUST be received by Monday August 6th 2019.

The winner will be selected by a panel of industry judges headed by Simon Hart, director of Puppet Animation Scotland.

The ESFF 2019 is scheduled for 24 October — 9 November.

Entry Fees:

£13 – until 4 February 2019 — Early Bird Deadline
£15 – until 17 May 2019 — Regular Deadline
£20 – until 24 June 2019 — Late Deadline

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2019 Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF).


ESFF will present awards and trophies for the best films for 2019 selected by the jury for Best Film, Best Animation & Best Scottish Short.

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For all further informations about the Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2019 or to submit your works visit the following official website:

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