Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open For Entries!

The 9th edition of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival features
Best Film & Animation Awards & International Film Festival Showcases!

One of the UK's strongest short film programmes & dedicated to short film and film-makers, with awards, trophies & cash prizes for:

Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short
Free membership and featured on our industry partners including iPitch and Genera
Winners of the Awards will also receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Winners of Take One Magazine Best Festival 2018!

We're also excited to be hosting film festival directors and film programmers from across
the globe for an open festivals symposium and we're also thrilled to be programming films for our 2019 partners:

Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Adriatic Film Festival (Pescara)
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival (Ireland)

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.

The Deadline for submissions is Monday June 24th 2019

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers; Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

Best Film
Best Animation
Best Scottish Short Film
(films produced or shot in Scotland)

Cash Prize

The screenplay of the winning film will also receive a free Inktip script listing on Inktip - the on-line screenwriting agency.

All Genres Considered
Films must be a maximum of 25 mins in length
Films should have been completed since January 2016
Deadline for submissions is Monday June 24th 2019

Overall Rating
  • Tariq Keblaoui

    Was a pleasure to be a part of the Edinburgh SFF! Great communication and hospitality.

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for your kind words Tariq and glad you enjoyed it!

  • ESFF are superb to communicate with. They are so friendly and professional. We had two clients screen with them this year, POOF and THE LEGEND OF BOB LEONARD, A real filmmakers film festival in a brilliant city. We can't recommend them enough.

    November 2018
  • CATALINA Jordan Alvarez

    Personal and very friendly festival.

    January 2018
  • Martin Lennon

    Great festival. Very well organised.

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback, Martin, much appreciated!

  • Lino Palena

    A great festival in a stunning location with amazing staff. Great selection overall and good networking for a young and independent festival.

    June 2016