Coronavirus crisis response: In line with the UK Government and Scottish Government’s public health advice we are sad to announce that we are postponing the 74th EIFF due to take place in June. We are looking at which elements of the Festival can be delivered later in the year and hope to share news on that in due course.
“We are looking at which elements of the Festival may be delivered later in the year and we will keep you informed as plans develop. For now, we would like to thank our funders, sponsors, partners, staff, donors, patrons, filmmakers, sales agents, distributors and audiences for their loyalty, support and understanding in these unprecedented times.”
2020 Call for Entries (Archive)
SHORT FILM AWARDS
The Award for Best Short Film: The Award for Best Short Film affirms EIFF’s long-standing support of directors of short films and is intended both to recognise the outstanding achievements possible within the short format and to offer encouragement for the feature filmmakers of the future. The award, which carries a cash prize, is open to short-form, live-action fiction, documentary, experimental and animated films and will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals.
The McLaren Award for New British Animation: Inaugurated in 1990, the McLaren Award for New British Animation provides a focus for new British short animation and recognises the spirit of creativity. The award, named in honour of Norman McLaren, the renowned Scottish-born animator and innovator, is decided by audience vote.
Short ANIMATION submissions are split into UK and International:
2018 Festival News
New festival dates TBC