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The Call for Submissions for ESFF 2015 is OPEN!

We are now accepting films in the fiction, experimental, animation and documentary categories for this year’s festival. ESFF 2015 will be held on September 24 – 26th. Go to the ESFF Submission page for details on how to send us your film.
Official Selection ESFF 2014 – Imply Red by Werther Germondari

**RE-SCHEDULED: Tuesday, February 24th**

The Best of ESFF 2014 screening that was canceled due to winter weather has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th 7:00-9:00pm in Room 32-123 on the MIT campus. As always, free and open to the public!
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And the Golden Beaver goes to

Announcing the prizes for ESFF 2014:
Golden Beaver – Pawel Maslona – Magma
Jury Prize: Luca Zuberbühler – Lothar
Audience Award: Robert Löbel – Wind
Congratulations to the winners!

ESFF 10th Anniversary!
September 26th through 28th, 2014


Program is Posted!

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As in past years, the European Short Film Festival at MIT offers a unique selection of recent short films from all over Europe – most of them screened for the first time in the US. Whether it’s ground-breaking cinematic experiments, unconventional comedies, imaginative animation, original documentaries or tense dramas, it’s all part of the wide-ranging programming for the ESFF’s much-anticipated weekend with screenings starting on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm, an all-ages program on Saturday at 3:00 pm, adult themes on Saturday night at 7:00 and Experimental films on Sunday at 7:00 pm. All the screenings will be held in Room 10-250 on the MIT campus. FREE and open to the public.

The Call for Submissions for ESFF 2014 is Closed

The deadline for ESFF 2014, which takes place on September 26 – 28, was April 25th: film makers will be notified of acceptance for screening by July 18th.

The Best of ESFF 2013

The Best of ESFF event continues to grow: nearly 150 attended this year! We’ll get an even bigger room in 2015. The program included twelve movies from 8 countries representing the very best Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Experimental films from Europe.

The Best of ESFF 2013

Mark you calendar! January 29th, 7:00-9:00pm in Room 6-120 on the MIT campus. As always, free and open to the public! Watch a rarely seen selection of the best European short films from MIT’s 2013 European Short Film Festival. These films give you a glimpse into contemporary short film productions from European film schools, young and established independent filmmakers, and European festivals. 12 films – including the ESFF prize winners – that reflect the most compelling fiction, animation, documentary and experimental film from the 3-day festival in October.

And the Golden Beaver goes to……..

Announcing the prizes for ESFF 2013:


Golden Beaver: Sergio Oksman – A Story For The Modlins Jury Prize: Emmanuelle Nicot – Rae Audience Award: Pedro Collantes – Eskiper


Congratulations to the winners!

Thanks to all who attended and made ESFF 2013 a big success!

  58 Films representing 19 Countries This year’s program includes several exceptional documentaries, as well as countless original narrative films, amazing animation and hilarious comedies. The festival is coming up on Friday and will debut an exciting new audience participation feature: live voting after each program (and online) for your favorite film to generate the Audience Award. All screenings are in Room 10-250 on the MIT campus and are free and open to all.       Official Selection ESFF 2013: Intrusion by Natalie Plaskura

2013 Festival Dates | April 19, 20 & 21

Mark your calendars: ESFF 2013 will take place on April 19, 20 & 21 on the MIT campus.

ESFF 2012 Festival News:

And the Golden Beaver went to…     2012 Festival awards: Golden Beaver: Anca Miruna Lazarescu – Silent River Jury Prize: Oliver Duerr – Beef Audience Award: Anda Puscas – Stremt 89 Congratulations from the festival jury!       The 2012 festival poster was designed by Berlin-based freelance graphic designer Skarlett Röhner. More of her work can be found at:     Official Selection ESFF 2012: “Quiet You” by Joonas Makkonen, Finland     Official Selection ESFF 2012: “Mwansa The Great” by Rungano Nyoni, UK     Join us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter