Paul Bruce

Lives in Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Born on February 17 · Male
Paul Bruce

Paul Bruce
February 15, 2017
If You’re Seeking an S & M Dungeon for an anti-Shades of Grey film, speak to Morgane Sarah Becerril! Morgane Sarah Becerril directed ‘The Session’, An edgy, romantic-comedy set in a New York S & M dungeon, and tracing the developing relationship between Daphne, a newbie dominatrix and her client. The film screened at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival and also won 1st prize at the 2016 Montreal World Film Festival. We talked to Morgane about the film, working in a sex dungeon and film-making in general: http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/uncategorized/film-making-can-literally-be-a-sado-masochistic-experience-interview-with-morgane-sarah-becerril/ [img]http://networking.studentfilmmakers.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/9cd57c3101f81c6da4a138023758fd71_view.jpg[/img]

Paul Bruce
February 11, 2017
Pete Carson of the ESFF interviews Vito Milazzo, director of Writer’s Block and producer, Lindsay Monroe – Writer’s Block is a deliciously dark, black comedy that follows a writer struggling with his creativity and with his relationships. Filmed and edited by Nadia Dermatopoulou. https://vimeo.com/203575537 [img]http://networking.studentfilmmakers.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/d367d12d3937846ae964a53d7898d58d_view.jpg[/img]

Paul Bruce
January 2, 2017
Screening the best in International contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital in Autumn. The best films will be included in our programmes for other festivals across the UK & Internationally. This year, we're excited to be programming films for our 2017 partners: Asia's largest short film event, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia as well as the Sardinia Film Festival, Australia's Scots Day Out, Hidden Door in Edinburgh and some other partnerships we'll announce shortly We're also planning to expand our awards structure with prizes for best director & best animation - more details about that soon in the meantime, we're open for entries online: http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/ Or via one of our partners - Film Freeway,Withoutabox, etc. watch this space for more details soon![img]http://networking.studentfilmmakers.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/01/4139dc7568794d9ada5a8b8830a6b489_view.jpg[/img]

Paul Bruce
December 19, 2016
[img]http://networking.studentfilmmakers.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2016/12/a13683ede9a76a006798c7cfc4a81100_view.jpg[/img] We’re pleased to be able to present Pete Carson’s engaging interview with Graeme about his short film Bruar, a charming and delightful animated short – about a loquacious talking doorstop – filmed by Nadia Dermatopoulou https://vimeo.com/196206220

Paul Bruce
December 12, 2016
Not long now till we get off our bloated, festive behinds and open up the ESFF for 2017! In the meantime, in true Hogmanay spirit, we always like to have a wee look back at our last edition & it’s fair to say we were pretty pleased with the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016. Last Autumn, we held 8 nights at the Cameo, Summerhall & the Filmhouse beginning on October 26th at a sold out Filmhouse 2, with our Japanese night - curated for us by our partners at Tokyo’s Short Short Film Festival & Asia! We welcomed lots of visiting film-makers from across the world, including Yoko Kubota from Japan whose film Imperative Shift documented the Fukishima disaster, the talented Morgane Becerril brought her Oscar qualifying,New York-set comedy The Session & Farah Nabulsi, from the Lebanon, producer of the docu-drama Today They Took My Son also paid us a visit, along with a host of film-makers from across the UK! We were pleased to host Matthew Martino, of the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, who talked to local film-makers about funding & thanks are also due to Chris Lindsay, BBC screenwriter & graduate of Screen Academy Scotland, who kindly gave our audiences some tips on screenwriting. Our other partnerships this year were with the lovely Sardinia Film Festival & the Scottish Documentary Institute, which allowed us to screen some of the best Sardinian shorts of 2016 & to host some terrific contemporary Scottish short docs. We awarded the Rising Star Award to the talented duo behind comedy-drama Duke’s Pursuit, Charlie & Joe Williams, while young Scots writer, XX won our Script Pitch challenge & along with XX is heading to the London Screenwriters Festival 2017! We also held 2 nights at our Italian-esque Garden Cinema in the Meadows, thanks to Elsa Boudjema & Fernando Miranda of the Pancake Kiosk for holding the event & screening films to 50 hardy souls over 2 nights. On top of all that, we held around half a dozen interviews, screened 78 films from 23 different countries & entertained 706 people over 8 nights ending with a last night party & some outstanding Retro-Americana, provided by our very own Brimstone & Blake! [img]http://networking.studentfilmmakers.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2016/12/cf705d291dde8c0c5afb7f470e94ae89_view.jpg[/img]

Paul Bruce
December 3, 2016
Edinburgh Shorts Film Festival Horror shorts reviewed by Ben Brown A recent student on the MSc course in ‘Film, Exhibition and Curation’ at the University of Edinburgh, Benjamin has an unabated passion for the 7th art of the moving image and a truly eclectic taste in films http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/uncategorized/edinburgh-shorts-oct-30th-2016-screening-films-reviewed-by-ben-brown/ [img]http://networking.studentfilmmakers.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2016/12/7826a8a37eaa87441736311641c3c532_view.jpg[/img]