72nd Annual

Edinburgh International Film Festival

June 20, 2018 to July 01, 2018

 
Category

UK Short Experimental

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
January 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
February 8, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 20, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from United Kingdom

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Scotland

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 2  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta
DVCAM
HDCAM
DCP
Other
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm
  70mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

The Award for Best Short Film
The Award for Best Short Film This award affirms EIFF’s long-standing support of directors of short films and is intended both to recognise the outstanding achievements possible within the short format and to offer encouragement for the feature filmmakers of the future. Short-form, live-action fiction, documentary, experimental and animated films are all eligible. The award carries a cash prize and will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

• EIFF only accepts SECURE ONLINE SCREENERS and DVD SCREENERS.
• UK SHORT FICTION EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST SCOTTISH PREMIERES. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films may have previously been publicly screened anywhere outside of Scotland, including the rest of the UK. However, we are unable to accept films that have previously been broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.

• All submitted films should be no more than 12 months old by June 2018 and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under.
• Films that are available to purchase are not eligible. This includes DVD/Blu-ray/VHS formats.
• Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

• EIFF will not consider previously submitted work unless it has been considerably re-edited/re-shot. If you are unsure, it probably means it hasn't been changed enough. Please include a cover letter with details of the changes made. If we already viewed your film as a rough cut last year, we usually will not consider it for the following year.

• PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee.

The full EIFF Submissions Rules and Regulations can be found at www.edfilmfest.org.uk/submissions

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Since 1947, the Festival has brought ground-breaking and exciting films from all over the world to appreciative UK audiences and a wide variety of press and industry guests. EIFF seeks to present the most creative and innovative developments in world cinema, bring filmmakers to local, national and international attention, and provide a dynamic platform for engagement with them and their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.