EDINBURGH EDINBURGH EDINBURGH SHORT SHORT SHORT FILM FILM FILM FESTIVAL FESTIVAL FESTIVAL 2017 2017 2017 27 OCTOBER - 11 NOVEMBER 2017 FILMHOUSE - SUMMERHALL
WELCOME TO THE 7TH EDITION OF THE EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. The Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Edinburgh's accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival, is now in its 7th year! We can announce an exciting short film programme featuring 32 UK premieres, 25 award-winning short films as well as no less than 20 Scottish films, a total of 78 short films from 23 different countries ranging from Chinese drama to dystopian sci-fi from Greece and animation from India. We're screening these films over 8 nights at the Filmhouse and Summerhall, presenting a diverse programme of outstanding contemporary UK and World short cinema. This year, we're also delighted to welcome Mecal - Barcelona International Short Film & Animation Festival, who have programmed an evening of some outstanding contemporary Spanish & Catalan animation. We're also working with the Scottish Documentary Institute to bring some of the SDI's Scottish documentaries while we're providing a sample of international documentaries in our short docs night at the Filmhouse on November 6th. We're looking forward to screening the Sardinia Film Festival Best Sardinian short film, and we're also holding the finale of our Script Pitch competition where the finalists will compete for tickets to the 2018 London Screenwritersâ€™ Festival, there's also a free film funding workhop aimed at film-makers and giving some insights into accessing funding for film projects from our partners the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund. On top of that, we're planning lively networking events, Q&A sessions, our famous closing night party, live music and an awards ceremony! The Festival will run from October 27th - November 11th 2016 at Summerhall Arts Centre and Filmhouse, tickets available online: www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com
Given the contents of our programme, the festival is only accessible to an audience aged 18 or over.
IBERIAN ANIMATION FILMHOUSE 6.30PM TICKETS £10/8
The opening night of the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and we are delighted to present a programme of animated short films curated by MECAL – Barcelona International Shorts & Animation Film Festival! From some outstanding claymation to stunning 2D Animation and mixed-media, Mecal presents some of the best animated shorts they’ve screened in recent years. We’re also excited to be playing host to the festival director, Roberto Barrueco!
CANIS Marc Riba & Anna Solanas, 17’ DEEP Marta Lafuente, 2‘ AMAR Isabel Herguera, 8’ BENDITO MACHINE - PULL THE TRIGGER Jossie Malis, 12‘ AMOR DE MONO Trimono, 5’ DECORADO Alberto Vazquez, 11‘ POR QUE DESAPARECIERON LOS DINOSAURIOS? Esau Dharma & Mar Delgado, 3’ THE DAY I KILLED MY BEST FRIEND Antonio J. Busto, 6‘ MADE IN SPAIN Coke Rioboo, 11’ LOS REYES MAGOS Alberto Gonzalez Vazquez, 4‘ LA COSA EN LA ESQUINA Zoe Berriatua, 10’
SECRET SELVES SUMMERHALL 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) TICKETS £7/6
Whether it’s hidden obsessions, secret loves, strange beliefs or odd quirks, human interaction is noted for hidden meanings and those secret sub-texts which lie behind our every exchange. With the winner of best picture at Fantastic Fest in Austin, & fresh from Slamdance and Palm Springs, the uniquely delightful comedy-drama Paco along with Victor French neo-noir (nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival). There is also a Japanese thriller Siren and extraordinary Swiss period-fantasy Der Tunnel, among a range of outstanding films that explore the cinematic meaning of secrecy.
PEOPLE IN CARS Daniel Lundh, Sweden, drama, 16‘ RUNAWAY Noëmi Schneider, USA, drama, 4’ PRINCESS Karsten Dahlem, Germany, drama, 16’30‘’ TOMORROW Gabriel Bagnaschi, Scotland, drama, 5’ MY BAKERY BLOSSOM Michel Vriten, Germany, drama, 14’30’’ VICTOR Paul Menville, France, thriller, 14’ EWWW Alexei Slater, UK, drama, 7‘ DER TUNNEL Marc Schmidheiny & Christoph Daniel, Switzerland, fantasy, 11’ PACO Catalina Jordan Alvarez, USA, experimental, 12’ SIREN Nobuyuki Miyake, Japan, drama, 16’30’’
LIMINAL SPACES SUMMERHALL 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) TICKETS £7/6
Films which focus on characters, situations and concepts which fall among those nebulous, in-between places that we sometimes struggle to define... Including multi-award winning animation Schirkoa and the Cronenberg-influenced horror short Hilde, winner of Best Director and SFX at Barcelona’s Cryptshow. We're also pleased to screen surrealist Scottish drama The Man Who Never Went Home by Lyle Bushe, strikingly stylised French fantasy short Fog People by Antoine Janot, US artist/film-maker Damon Mohl's The Expedition and a range of other extraordinary short films from across the world!
FOG PEOPLE Antoine Janot, France, experimental, 8’30‘’ PLASTIC MAN Yulia Kovanova, Scotland, documentary, 11’ THE MAN WHO NEVER WENT HOME Lyle Bushe, Scotland, comedy, 17‘30’‘ A LITTLE GREY Simon Hewitt, Mexico/UK, animation, 5‘ THE EXPEDITION Damon Mohl, USA, animation, 19‘30’‘ REVERIE Stella Scott, UK, documentary, 4’ 30’’ HILDE Felix Knoche, Austria, drama, 20’ WHACK Syni Pappa, Greece, Sci Fi, 14’ SAKROSANCTO Amy Hands, Canada, animation, 3’ SCHIRKOA Ishan Shukla, India, animation 13’30’’
PLAYGROUND SUMMERHALL 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) TICKETS £7/6
Modern culture is obsessively playful, always rule-breaking and immerses us in a world where we exist in an eternal Playground, adopting and playing new personas, taking on new roles and becoming the ‘other’ we cannot be in our everyday lives. We’re screening French animation Tis - winner of Best Animation at the Brasil Stop Motion Film Festival and award of distinction at Athens Animafest; there’s also the thoroughly engaging comedy Ringo Rocket Star and his song for Yuri Gagarin, the brilliant Germany comedy-horror Krampus - winner of Best Short at the Berlin Independent Film Festival, amongst other memorable shorts.
TIS Chloe Lesueur, France, animation, 9’ THE EMISSARIES Emir Ziyalar, Czech Republic, dark comedy, 15’ OOR WALLY Martin Lennon, Scotland, documentary,12’ KRAMPUS Christof Pilsl, Germany, dark comedy, 19’ FRAMED Marco Jemolo, Italy, animation, 6’ BEFORE CHRISTMAS He Chuyao , China, drama, 15’ DENTURES OF DEATH Elias Sommer, Scotland, drama, 14’ INKS, COCKS & ROCK & ROLL Matthew Harlock, UK, fantasy, 14’30’’ GOOD GIRLS Niamh McKeown, Scotland, comedy, 10’ RINGO ROCKET STAR AND HIS SONG FOR YURI GAGARIN Rene Nuijens, Serbia, comedy, 10’
SHORT DOCS FILMHOUSE 8.40PM TICKETS 10/8£
Short Docs curated by Scottish Documentary Institute The Edinburgh Short Film Festival has partnered the Scottish Documentary Institute to present a night of short documentary film. Lively, engaging and insightful, the SDI explores some of the back alleys and farther-flung landscapes of the contemporary Scottish experience. Combining an SDI-curated programme of some of their favourite Scottish short documentaries of recent years with a sprinkling of international documentaries from the Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
MA BAR Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell, Scotland, 12’ LAST IN THE LINE Blair Scott & Dylan Drummond, Scotland, 13’ COMMODITY CITY Jessica Kingdon, China, 11‘ SWAN Lindsay Brown, Scotland, 15’ THE BIG LIE Peter Everett, Scotland, 13‘ THE DEVIL AND THE HOLY WATER Diego Maria Malara, Ethiopia,12’30‘’ NIGHT SHIFT Ruth Reid, Scotland, 9’
OVERCOMING FILMHOUSE 8.40PM TICKETS 10/8£
How we overcome (or fail to overcome) overwhelming obstacles and opposition as well as the struggles we face overcoming our own internal fears, is a potent theme among this year’s films. We’re screening the powerful drama A Drowning Man fresh from Cannes, the Peter Mullan featured Scottish short Edith, the US indie-drama Jimbo (Best Director award at Indieflicks 2017). We’re also showing the multi-award winning German Fantasy Nicole’s Cage, a noir-esque claymation dystopia The Escape (recently featured at Annecy Int. Animated Film Festival) among other films including Irish comedy, Scottish drama & Korean stop-motion.
A DROWNING MAN Mahdi Fleifel, Greece/Denmark, drama, 16’ FREE PERIOD Alison Piper, Scotland, comedy, 6’ THE ESCAPE Jaroslaw Konopka, Poland, animation, 5‘ HAUD CLOSE TAE ME Eve McConnachie, Scotland, dance, 4’30’’ THE REALM OF DEEPEST KNOWING Seung Hee Kim, South Korea, animation, 4’ JIMBO Rodrigo Zanforlin, USA, drama, 15‘30’’ MARKY’S BAD WEEK Daniel Holmwood, Ireland, comedy, 6’ NICOLE’S CAGE Josef Brandl, Germany, fantasy, 15’
ESCAPE SUMMERHALL 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) TICKETS £7/6
Flight or Fight is an instinctive, in-built human response to adversity. Tonight’s programme celebrates those among us who have chosen to meet their challenges and difficulties whether by simply fleeing in abject terror or by escaping the world they are trapped in and starting afresh. UK Premieres tonight include the powerful Iranian drama Turquoise the beautifully realised Italian short Fisolofia, nominated for the David di Donatello award. We’re also delighted to screen the multi-award winning, French period drama Serval and Chaumier, as well as Fox and the Whale which won best animation at the Fastnet Film Festival and previously screened at the Rhode Island Int. Film Festival. Alongside these, we’re showing Scottish comedy, US shorts and a whole clutch of escapist world shorts!
FOX AND THE WHALE Robin Joseph, Canada, animation, 12’ FISOLOFIA Nicola Palmeri, Italy, drama, 16’30’’ FILMS TO BREAK PROJECTORS Iloobia, UK, animation, 5’ TURQUOISE Roozbeh Misaghi, Iran, drama, 15’ SALT & SAUCE Alia Ghafar, Scotland, drama, 11’ DRONE Robert Duncan, Scotland, drama, 12’30’’ TIME TO GO Grzegorz Mołda, Poland, drama, 15’ BROWN TERROR Tim Bathurst, USA, drama, 5’ MY LIFE FOR IRELAND Kieron J. Walsh, Ireland, drama, 14’ SERVAL AND CHAUMIER: MASTERS OF SHADOWS Arthur Goisset, France, comedy, 20’
SCRIPT PITCH FINALE SUMMERHALL 2 - 3PM / FREE (EVENT NOT OPEN FOR PUBLIC VIEWING) Giving young, Scottish-based filmmakers a leg up into the industry! The winner of the competition (sponsored by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) will receive flights and tickets to the 2018 London Screenwriter’s Festival as well as industry mentoring!
FILMMAKER’S FUNDING WORKSHOP SUMMERHALL 3.30 - 4.30PM / FREE Helping Scottish film-makers access sources of funding from a range of funding bodies including charities and trusts, delivered by Matthew Martino of the London-based film charity, the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund.
AWARDS CEREMONY & CLOSING NIGHT PARTY SUMMERHALL, 10.30PM TILL LATE In the final session of the 2017 Edinburgh Short Film Festival, we present awards for Best Film, Best Animated Short and Rising Star Award, in association with our partners: Puppet Animation Scotland - champions puppetry, animation & visual theatre both in Scotland and internationally. They also run Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival and Puppet Animation Festival, each year and we're delighted to be presenting the Best Animated Film award in partnership with PAS. Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund - An international fund set up to support young people with an interest to follow a career in the film industry or performing arts. They also work with organisations in the Film, Performing Arts and Acting industries to bring competitions, awards & training events to support future talent and we’re pleased that we will be presenting the Best Film award & the Rising Star Award for 2017 in partnership with the MMBF. From 10:30pm we’re delighted to host our infamous closing night party, featuring live music, visiting guests, a drink reception and a chance to meet the team behind this year’s ESFF! Entry is via tickets for the closing night screening, available online!
PARTS MISSING SUMMERHALL 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) TICKETS £7/6
AWARDS CEREMONY & CLOSING NIGHT PARTY 10.30PM - LATE Adapting, struggling to let go or coming to terms with an unbearable truth are the themes for tonight’s programme. We’re screening the winner of Best Short at SXSW: South By South West, the outstanding Danish drama, Forever Now, French Sci-Fi Jakob (winner of Best Sci-Fi at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2017), a brilliant tour-de-force by the Oscar nominated artist Virgil Widrich - Vienna Table Trip as well as the Oscar long-listed animation Stems and the powerful Kenyan drama Watu Wote amongst others. As well as all that, we’re announcing our 2017 award winners, we’re also holding our closing night party & drinks reception!
BEETLE TROUBLE Gabriel Böhmer, UK, animation, 13’30’’ TIMBRE Gareth Peevers, Scotland, Sci-Fi, 5’ WATU WOTE - ALL OF US Katja Benrath, Germany/Kenya, 21’ STEMS Ainslie Henderson, Scotland, animation, 2’ NERO Natasza Cetner, UK, animation, 5’ THE BAD FIRE Pamela Gray, Scotland, animation, 1’30’’ JAKOB Eymeric Jorat, France, Sci-Fi, 16’ THE DIJON STORY Mikko Myllylahti, Finland, comedy, 10’ TRAINSPOTTING TIREE Jack Lockhart, Scotland, comedy, 1’ VIENNA TABLE TRIP Virgil Widrich, Austria, animation, 1’30’’ EDITH Christian Cooke, Scotland, drama,15‘ FOREVER NOW Kristian Håskjold, Denmark, drama, 18’30’’
Booklet for the 2017 edition of ESFF.