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Calling all aspiring and emerging filmmakers! Are you based in Scotland and have a burning desire to put your vision on film? Then we have the challenge for you.

EIFF is delighted to announce the second year of our short film competition in 2015- the EIFF Short Film Challenge! Your film can be fiction or non-fiction, live action or animation. It can be filmed on a camera phone or using professional equipment and software. However you want to do it, we want to see it.

Our only criteria is that your film must make reference to our 2015 key word which is LIGHT. Your film can be about anything at all but must include some reference to LIGHT.

We are looking for great stories, great visions and great ideas and we are as passionate about encouraging you to go out there and make those visions a reality as we are about exhibiting them to the world.

You will have the opportunity to showcase your work both through a public screening during the Edinburgh Fringe and also, if you wish, via our own on demand service Filmhouse Player.

Ten finalists will be selected by EIFF programmers and all will be screened at Filmhouse in Edinburgh on Saturday 15 August 2015 to a public audience. A specially selected jury will attend the event and will announce the winning film after the screening.

Winners of the EIFF Short Film Challenge 2015 will receive an all expenses paid trip to Encounters Short Film and Animation Film Festival in Bristol in September.

So pick up your camera and get inspired- we look forward to seeing your film!


Check out some of last year's shortlisted films on Filmhouse Player.

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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