Details of the 2015 EIFF Short Film Challenge to follow soon......



2014 Winners

Shortlisted Best Film - The April Fool. Director: Bill Walsh

Most Original Idea - Off Script. Director: Joe Christie

Most innovative Use of the ESFC Challenge Theme (14) - 1 Beat- 14 Feet. Director: Craig Duncan

The EIFF Short Film Challenge Jury comprised of producer Melanie Coombs, writer-director Nick Rowland and writer-director Rachel Tunnard.

EIFF Short Film Challenge is a short film compeition launched by EIFF in 2014.

Twelve finalists were selected by EIFF programmers and the shortlisted films were screened at Filmhouse in Edinburgh on Saturday 16 August 2014. A specially selected jury attended the screening and announced the winners at the end of the event. 

Alongside the shortlisted films, we screened EIFF 2014 Short Film Award winners The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs), Monkey Love Experiments (Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson) and My Stuffed Granny (Effie Pappa)

The winner of the Best Film Award also received an all expenses paid opportunity to attend Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival in Bristol in September 2014.

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is the UK’s longest running competitive short film and animation festival. It presents one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, and seeks to promote the importance of short film as a means to develop the next generation of filmmakers and animators - See more at:

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The Short Film Challenge is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.


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