Dedicated and passionate about short film, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival is a rapidly-growing, specialist short film festival, that screens 8 nights of short film in Scotland’s stunningly beautiful capital city - every year, beginning in late October.

This year’s event opens on October 26th 2016 at the Filmhouse cinema, and ends with a closing-night party and awards ceremony on November 6th . Alongside some of the best contemporary Scottish, UK and international short film, there’ll be Funding Workshops, Script Pitching Competitions, Networking Sessions, Interviews, an Award ceremony and some friendly locals!

We're also awarding the Rising Star Award for most promising new film-maker. As well as the Rising Star trophy, the winner will win tickets to UK film festivals, online film courses, industry listings and a cash prize along with a place on our touring programme.

Each year, we curate screenings of some of our best short films for international festivals around the world. In the past, we've worked with the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival as well as the Sardinia Film Festival, Hidden Door, Screenplay Film Festival and in 2016 we will also be working with Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan's biggest short film festival based in Tokyo!

Deadline for submissions is Monday June 27th 2016