Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016: Call For Entries

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is now open for submission for 2016 and we’ll be screening the best in contemporary short film in Scotland’s beautiful & ancient capital city in October 2016. This year we’re planning some exciting collaboration projects from working with Japan’s biggest short film festival, Short Shorts Film Festival to curating short film programmes for Hidden Door in May, Edinburgh’s own, unique, arts festival.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

In addition to that, we’re working with the Rio Short Film Festival and bringing the best Rio-made shorts to Edinburgh while we’re also programming shorts for their 2016 festival.

We’re also keeping our fingers crossed and hoping to take short films to the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in September and on top of all that, we’ve also programmed festivals in Australia this February! We’re pretty much coast to coast this year!

If that’s not enough, we’re also now offering the Rising Star Award for the most promising new film-maker!



The best submissions for 2016 will also be included in our short film programming for other festivals across the UK and Internationally. This year we have exciting collaboration projects with Japan’s biggest short film festival, Short Shorts Film Festival and we are also curating short film programmes as well as Hidden Door in May, Edinburgh’s own unique arts festival. We’ve got some other exciting and far-flung partners to announce shortly so keep an eye on our website! Any genre eligible, maximum length 20 minutes.