EIFF Short Film Challenge is a celebration of new and emerging filmmakers from across Scotland through a screening of short films made especially for this competition. The third edition of the Challenge took place in August 2016 at Filmhouse.

l-r: Sarah Mason/Saltire Society, Janine Koppe, jury members Rosie Crerar, Siri Rodnes and Tom Chesover, Grant Holden, Chris Marks

2016 Winners 

Best Film - COLLECTIONS, Dir. Janine Koppe

Most Innovative use of the ESFC Theme (Seventy) - ON TARGET, Dir. Chris Marks

Special Jury Mention – WAITING ROOM, Dir. Grant Holden

The third edition of the EIFF Short Film Challenge took place on 6th August, 2016. The Short Film Challenge Jury members, writer/director Siri Rodnes, producer Rosie Crerar, and Tom Chesover from BBC Films selected the winners from the ten shortlisted films.

The Saltire Society award for Most Promising Filmmaker was presented to Janine Koppe.

Independent charity The Saltire Society offered a £3,000 prize fund to help the Most Promising Filmmaker in the competition to make their next short film. The winner will also receive additional guidance and support from EIFF's Talent Development team.

The winner of the EIFF Short Film Challenge 2016 Best Film received 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.



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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