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Here we’ll update you on the latest European Short Film Festival news and keep you current on the festival happenings. Trailers and event info on fbook:

ESFF Announces a one year hiatus in 2018. Join us for a fresh start in 2019. Watch this space…


Programme 2017

Festival trailer by Grégory Papinutto of Agence Gamines




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ESFF2017-Programme-A4 (2)


2018 Submissions portal now closed till December:

Before our decision to hide reviews to the general public, we were ranked at Top Ten in Best Reviewed Festivals on Film Freeway. Please notes that we still receive your feedback and look forward to making your ESFF experience as smooth and agreeable as possible.

2016 winners:




The 2nd European Short Film Festival will be launched in Berlin, Germany on October 1st and will run 6 – 12pm every night till October 4th 2017

Opening Night at Tati Goes Underground on Friday 30th Sept. 9:30 pm till late. Metzer Str. 2, 10405 Berlin-Mitte

The guestlist ie. free tickets until the show is sold out for each individual screening, is managed by Ms. Biswas-MacKenzie, by the box office during the fest, from 5pm onwards. Arrive 30 minutes in advance to secure places. Participant filmmakers should make their way to the Babylon on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz from 5pm daily to purchase a block of seats if you are travelling to Berlin from afar. Paying spectators may purchase their 8 euro tickets at the main box office in the Babylon foyer or online a week before the event via Babylon website closer to the event date.












Participants are requested to make available all requested publicity materials as well as excerpts from selected films for promotional use prior to, during and for future editions of festivals.




Submissions closed for 2017