We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Short Film Festival to curate another dynamic and vibrant programme of award-winning international short animated films. Alongside the Puppet Animation Scotland/Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Best Animated Film Award winner, this programme presents a wide range of brilliant, award-winning new shorts which have featured prominently at leading international festivals over the past eighteen months.


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. We have hosted Q and A sessions with Mark Kermode, held pavement cinema screenings at pancake kiosks, hosted a night of Shetlandic shorts with visiting Viking warriors, and we’ve taken some of our best short films on tour to International Film Festivals around the world, from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival to Tokyo’s Short Shorts Film Festival among many others!