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Edinburgh International Film Festival, 17-28/6/ 2020

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17 June 2020 - 28 June 2020
Edinburgh, UK
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The Award for Best Short Film: The Award for Best Short Film 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. The award, which carries a cash prize, is open to short-form, live-action fiction, documentary, experimental and animated films and will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals.

The McLaren Award for New British Animation: Inaugurated in 1990, the McLaren Award for New British Animation provides a focus for new British short animation and recognises the spirit of creativity. The award, named in honour of Norman McLaren, the renowned Scottish-born animator and innovator, is decided by audience vote.

Short ANIMATION submissions are split into UK and International:

  • UK Short Animations have NO premiere restrictions. Films CAN have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.
  • INTERNATIONAL Short Animations must be UK PREMIERES. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films CANNOT have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.

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Event Dates

  • From 17 June 2020 to 28 June 2020

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