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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2023

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) is accepting submissions for 2023 in any form of short film, genre, budgets and techniques, from any part of the world.

The maximum duration for submitted films is 25 minutes including credits.

The 13th edition with International Film Festival showcases, more short film screenings, trophies, cash prizes and awards!

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

The ESFF is also holding International Short Film Showcases across the globe. So, if you want to win one of the prestigious ESFF trophies and have your work featured at film festivals internationally, submit your film to the ESFF today.

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.

ESFF 2023 will take place on 26 October — 5 November 2023.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2023 – Entry Fees

  • £13 – until 24 February 2023 — Early Bird Deadline
  • £15 – until 19 May 2023 — Regular Deadline
  • £20 – until 23 June 2023 — Late Deadline