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Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) is accepting submissions for 2021 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.

ESFF will present awards and trophies for the best films for 2021 selected by the jury for Best Film, Best Animation & Best Scottish Short.

This year, the Festival will also be programming films and film partnerships for its 2021 partners:

  • Adriatic Film Festival
  • Budapest Short Film Festival
  • Firenze FilmCorti
  • Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima
  • Cortoglobo Film Festival
  • Manipulate Theatre & Animation Festival

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.

ESFF 2020 was postponed and the organizer’s aim is to hold the delayed 2020 events as soon as the venues reopen in Edinburgh, hopefully in the first half of this year.

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 2021 will take place in November 2021.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) 2021 – Entry Fees

  • £13 – until 22 February 2021 — Early Bird Deadline
  • £15 – until 17 May 2021 — Regular Deadline
  • £20 – until 21 June 2021 — Late Deadline