Screening the best in International contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital in Autumn the Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2017!


The best films will be included in our programmes for other festivals across the UK & Internationally.

This year, we're excited to be programming films for our 2017 partners:

  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Asia's largest short film event)
  • Sardinia Film Festival
  • Australia's Scots Day Out,
  • Hidden Door in Edinburgh
  • and some other partnerships we'll announce shortly!  

We're also planning to expand our awards structure with prizes for best director & best animation as well as a competition for young Scottish-based screenwriters - more details about that soon in the meantime, we're open for entries. 


PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition copies of the film can be sent directly to the ESFF via an online link that you will be sent immediately upon completion of your registration. 


Maximun length for entries is 20 minutes. Watch this space for more details soon!