ESFF SCRIPT PITCH CHALLENGE FOR YOUNG, SCOTTISH-BASED SCREENWRITERS

We’re delighted to announce a new competition we’re holding aimed at young, Scottish-based screenwriters which we’re hoping will give our young, talented film creatives a leg up into the industry!

We’re working with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and Screen Academy as well as the Scottish Screenwriters group and Scottish Film Talent Network, to hold a Script Pitch Challenge for Scottish-based screenwriters, entrants will submit an original, short screenplay (5 pages maximum length not including title page) properly formatted to industry standards.

The winner & runner-up will each receive 1 ticket to the 2018 London Screenwriting Festival including flights to London as well as industry mentoring!

Eligibility: All screenwriters based in Scotland, aged 18-30 at the time of submission, are eligible for entry.

For more details, see our website:

SCRIPT PITCH COMPETITION

DEADLINE;  AUGUST 18TH 2017

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LAST CHANCE TO USE DISCOUNT CODES FOR ENTRY TO THE EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017!

 

The Final Deadline for film-makers to enter the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is Midnight GMT JULY 2nd!!

We’re giving away new discount codes for entry to the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and we’ve arranged to set up a limited number of 20% off discount codes through our Film Freeway & Withoutabox Submissions Platforms!

The discount codes are available on our blogpage online right now but you better hurry, time is running out!

SUBMISSION DISCOUNT CODES

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Final Deadline Discounts to thank our readers for helping us get on the top 25 Short Film Blogs list!

The Final Deadline for film-makers to enter the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is now imminent and our blogsite was recently named as one of the top 25 Short Film Blogs on the planet!

So to thank our readers for helping us get on the list we’re giving away 20% off discount codes through our Film Freeway & Withoutabox Submissions Platforms:

FILM FREEWAY EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

using the 20% discount code:ESFFSHORTS

WITHOUTABOX EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

using the 20% discount code:ESFFDISCOUNT

But time is running out – you got till Midnight GMT JULY 2nd to use these codes!

Comb down your mullets, it’s the final countdown!

FEDE EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival Deadline Fast Approaching!

In association with Puppet Animation Scotland & The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival is offering cash prizes and industry mentoring to the film-maker who wins the Best Film AND the best Animation at this year’s ESFF!

We’re also curating for film festivals across the world including
Barcelona, DC Shorts in Washington, Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland and the Sardinia Film Festival and the winning films would be included in the programme for our international events and screenings.

But the Deadline is fast approaching for entries:
Monday June 26th 2017:

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/

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NEW AWARDS FOR FILM-MAKERS AT THE 2017 EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

We’re offering a clutch of new awards and prizes for film-makers from the films selected for exhibition at our 2017 edition including cash prizes, industry opportunities, trophies, film festival invitations, one-to-one seminar with award-winning animators and one of our rather lovely trophies.

BEST FILM AWARD

Eligibility: Any director(s) will be eligible from the films selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Prize: Cash award, tickets to film festivals, industry opportunities, trophy

BEST ANIMATED FILM AWARD

Eligibility: Any director(s) of an animated short film selected for exhibition at the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival will be eligible.
Prize: Cash Prize, and a unique opportunity, during Puppet Animation Scotland’s manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2018,
to have a one-to-one seminar with eminent Estonian animated film maker and teacher Ulo Pikkov about any aspect of their working practice,
and to attend festival films screenings at both Manipulate and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

RISING STAR AWARD

To be awarded to the director(s) of the best film from a young film-maker or a director(s) new to film-making.
Eligibility: One or more of the directors should be aged 16-25 or have made not more than 3 short films.
Prize: Cash award, tickets to film festivals, industry opportunities, trophy.

Late deadline

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A FAST TRIP TO FASTNET FOR THE FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL

We were delighted to be invited to programme for the Fastnet Film Festival, based in Schull in County Cork in the South West of Ireland recently, and so it was that we took the short flight over to Cork for the opening of the FFF 2017!  Now in it’s 9th year, the Fastnet Film Festival, is possibly the only film festival in the world that doesn’t have a cinema! Despite this seemingly fatal handicap, the FFF has made a virtue out of necessity by the simple expedient of converting the entire village into an ad hoc cinema!

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The FFF manages to screen an incredible 51 short film screenings in 5 days at a dozen venues, ranging from Horse-boxes to fisherman’s cottages and from the local library to one of the four local hostelries! Converted into bespoke cinema’s the venues retain a rural charm overseen by the fantastically energetic team at the FFF Office, overseen by the legendary and vivacious Pauline Cotter!

Apart from hosting numerous visiting film-makers, directors, actors, film festivals and producers, ranging from David Puttnam to Jim Sheridan and Lenny Abrahamson, and some notorious ping-pong parties, late night film convos in Hackett’s Bar (and the highlight for many, the pub quiz!) the FFF also hosts numerous interviews and the awards ceremony on the closing night.

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We took a trip out to the small offshore fishing community on Long Island (thanks to the indefatigable International Programmer, Maria Pizzuti) in a charming little tugboat, accompanied by some mannequins dressed as scuba divers, to have a look at a fisherman’s cottage which was converted into a cinema for the duration of the festival.  We were also lucky enough to attend the opening of the FFF, a gala community event and the official opening, followed by long discussions about films, festivals, fancy-dress (and of course, ping-pong!) with the effusive and entertaining FFF chair-person, Aidan Stanley.

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While we were there, we put together a short doc featuring highlights from the FFF as well as some of the talented bods that make up the thriving film scene that is the Fastnet Film Festival and we’ll have this to share with you shortly! We’re also extending an invite to the folks from Fastnet to come over to Auld Reekie for our shindig in November, so watch this space!

In the meantime, here’s some more images from the Fastnet Film Festival, for a flavour of the proceedings!

Thanks to Alexandra Person for the pics!

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Deadline Fast Approaching for the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

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