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Edinburgh Short Film Festival

26 October - 10 November 2018

Contact: Paul Bruce


Phone: +441316659817

Fax: -

Address: 16 Campie Road
Eastern Scotland
EH21 6QG

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Screening the best in International contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital every Autumn since 2011.

This year, in partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland, we’re delighted to announce we will also be making an award for best animation!

We’re offering our best animation trophy, cash prize and industry mentoring to the film-maker who wins the Best Animated Short Film Award at this year’s ESFF!

The winning animation will also be included in our programmes for our touring programme at film festivals across the UK & Internationally.

This year, we’re also excited to be curating film programmes from submissions for our 2018 partners:

  • DC Shorts – The US East Coast’s largest short film event,
  • Mecal – the Barcelona International Short Film Festival
  • Sardinia Film Festival
  • Fastnet Film Festival
  • Firenze FilmCorti
  • Hidden Door
  • Adriatic Film Festival
  • and many others!

Theme(s): Short

Year established: 2011

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival

Submission deadline:
25 June 2018

Entry fee:


  • Best Short Film Best Animation Best Scottish Short Film
  • Animated Short

Submission methods:

  • Click For Festivals
  • DVD
  • Festhome
  • FilmFestivalLife
  • FilmFreeway
  • MoviBeta
  • Online Link (& Password)
  • Reelport
  • Withoutabox

Maximum length 25 mins
All films in English or sub titled in English
any genre

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