Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2022 Now Open For Entries!

The 12th edition with International Film Festival showcases, more short film screenings, trophies, cash prizes and awards!

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

We're also thrilled to be programming showcases of our best films for our 2022 international partners.

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

The final deadline for submissions is Monday June 20th 2022

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

Cash Prize

Winners will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.

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All Genres Considered
Films must be a maximum of 25 mins in length
Films should have been completed since January 2019
Early Deadline: Monday Feb 28th 2022
Regular Deadline: Monday May 16th 2022
Final Deadline: Monday June 20th 2022

Overall Rating
  • Adam Smith

    This is such an amazing festival!

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks for your kind words, Adam!

  • Tariq Keblaoui

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

    December 2018
    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
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback, Martin, much appreciated!