Winners announced!

The second edition of the EIFF Short Film Challenge took place on 15th August, 2015. The Short Film Challenge Jury members, actor/writer Simon Bird, producer Rebecca Knapp, and filmmaker Ruth Paxton selected the winners from the ten shortlisted films.

The 2015 EIFF Short Film Challenge winners:

Best Film- SUNRISE, dir. Bill Walsh

Most Original Idea- THE LIGHT SHED, dir. Rachel Verna and Simon Davidson

Most Innovative use of the ESFC Theme (Light)- CONTRAST, dir. Eilidh Gow

The winner of the EIFF Short Film Challenge 2015 Best Film will receive an all expenses paid trip to Encounters Short Film and Animation Film Festival in Bristol in September. All winners also received a GoPRo Hero 4 camera. 

Congratulations to all the EIFF Short Film Challenge Winners 2015!

EIFF Short Film Challenge Programme 2015

1. Luminescence – Dir: Matt Gianotti – Dur: ’07.00
A visual exploration of the hypnotic rhythm and movement of light across the urban landscape, over the stretch of a day.

2. Sunrise – Dir: Bill Walsh – Dur: ‘04.20
A man walks into the woods before dawn to construct a solar-powered machine, then leaves. What will the machine do when the sun rises?

3. Light Fandango – Dir: Marion Normand – Dur: ‘07.09
A rolling coin mobilises a choreography of kinetic actions which explore locomotion and velocity, and showcase a dazzling array of visual tones from across the colour spectrum.

4. Light – Dir: Christopher Brooks – Dur: ‘01.25
A night spent from the perspective of a towering lighthouse, nestled amid the ice in the cold sea, and dreaming of the return of the daylight.

5. It's all in my head – Dir: Abigail Lamb – Dur: ’01.13
When a small child's light goes out one night, he discovers that there might be not be anything to fear in the dark after all.

6. Night Sky – Dir: Edward Kondracki – Dur: ’01.22
A fantastical journey is set in motion by the appearance of a mysterious blue light orb.

7. City beautiful – Dir: Simon Biggs – Dur: ’04.00
An audio visual elegy to a failed city, designed but never built by Scottish architect James Thomson. Set to music by singer songwriter Simon Kempston.

8. Contrast – Dir: Eilidh Gow – Dur: ’02.52
A teenager reflects on the construction of identity and self through the often conflicting elements of light and darkness, happiness and sadness, colour and shade.

9. The Light Shed – Dir: Simon Davidson – Dur: ’07.45
Two girls (one blind) get lost on an orienteering trip only to find the shed of an eccentric astrophysicist who challenges their understanding of light.

10. Boxboy & Scavenger – Dir: Oscar Jacques – Dur: ’03.06
Post- Apocalyptic drama in which a lonely human wanderer discovers a new friend in the wilderness - both are lost, but in each other finds an ally.

If you have any questions please contact the Challenge Coordinator Maija Hietala: maija.hietala@edfilmfest.org.uk

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


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