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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival


Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (18 - 23 September 2012) is the umbrella title for two of the UK's leading film festivals Brief Encounters and Animated Encounters, with a host of cross-over attractions, at venues in and around the Harbourside area of Bristol, UK. 

The longest-running festival in the partnership began life in 1995 as Brief Encounters - originally envisioned as a ‘one-off' event, to mark the centenary of cinema. It proved so popular that it is now an annual attraction - expanding year on year and acknowledged internationally as one of the world's most respected celebrations of short film.

In 2001, the short film festival was joined by Animated Encounters - celebrating and showcasing the productions, talent, creativity, technology and skills that make animation such a popular and successful film form worldwide. It too, has enjoyed a rapid rise to global prominence, as is demonstrated by its status as the UK's representative for the prestigious European Cartoon D'Or.

Originally these two festivals were held at separate times of the year, however, in 2006 the two events united under the Encounters Short Film Festival banner to record-breaking effect. This trend continued for the next 3 years with the festival growing from strength to strength with each annual event.

Highlights from recent editions of the festival included interviews with directors such as Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), Bruce Robinson (The Rum Diary), Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life), and John K (The Ren and Stimpy Show).

This year the festival moves into it's new dates between 18 - 23 September 2012.

Submissions are open between 1 March - 6 June 2012.

The films selected for competition will be divided into the three festival strands; Animated Encounters (animation), Brief Encounters (live action) and DepicT!, the competition for 90 second short films (submit directly to depict.org for free entry only to this competition).

Under 21s can also submit shorts under 5mins into Electric December (deadline 28 September) part of Fresh Flix, Encounters’ young people’s showcase. FFI: http://www.electricdecember.org/

Enter your film online via www.reelport.com.

Encounters accept short films from all over the world completed from 1 Jan 2011, under 30 minutes in length from every genre: animation, live action drama, documentary, experimental and music video, and does NOT have a premiere policy. 

Encounters Festivals Ltd is a limited company and registered charity, managed by a board of trustees.

For more information visit www.encounters-festival.org.uk 


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18th Encounters International Short Film and Animation Festival - PROGRAMME AVAILABLE NOW

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The full festival programme is now available online where you can also find delegate passes and tickets on sale.  With 155 events occurring across our two strands, Brief and Animated Encounters, this year’s festival is set to be the biggest one ever! Join us at this unmissable annual event on Bristol’s cultural calendar. For more information visit the website: www.encounters-festival.org.uk ...

Encounters Call for Submission - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE

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ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (18 – 23 SEPTEMBER) CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE The Encounters team couldn't help getting a little distracted by the Jubilee bank holiday celebrations which took place in the UK during the last few days. As we wouldn't want anyone to miss out, we've decided to give a few extra days for you to submit your films to us. You can now submit until 5pm on Friday 8 June.   Why Submit? Encounters is one of the bes...

Call for Submissions 2012 - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE

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ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (18 – 23 SEPTEMBER) CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE The Encounters team couldn't help getting a little distracted by the Jubilee bank holiday celebrations which took place in the UK during the last few days. As we wouldn't want anyone to miss out, we've decided to give a few extra days for you to submit your films to us. You can now submit until 5pm on Friday 8 June.   Why Submit? Encounters is one of the bes...

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ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (18 – 23 SEPTEMBER) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2012     Calling all filmmakers and animators from across the world, submissions are now open for the Encounters 18th Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol UK. Submit your short film or animation by Wednesday 6th June, for a chance to win a prestigious award and an opportunity to showcase your talent on an international stage.  ‘The cinematic Trojan horse…smugg...

LAST FEW DAYS TO SUBMIT TO ENCOUNTERS

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ENCOUNTERSBRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(16 – 20 NOVEMBER)DEADLINE 30 JUNEPowered by Vast BlueThere are onlya few days left to submit your short film or animation to the 17th EncountersBristol International Film Festival (16-20 November).Submit by 30thJune for a chance to win over 10,000UKP worth of prizes, or a prestigious shortfilm award nomination (Academy Awards®, European Film Awards, BAFTAs, CartoonD'Or). The festivalis offering heavy reductions for multiple submissions, please con...

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ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (16 – 20 NOVEMBER) 4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT (DEADLINE 30 JUNE) Powered by Vast Blue   There are only 4 weeks left to submit to the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival (16 – 20 November).   Encounters is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, including the BAFTAs, Cartoon D’Or, European Film Awards, and Oscars®. Submit your short film ...

4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011

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ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (16 – 20 NOVEMBER)4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT (DEADLINE 30 JUNE)Powered by Vast Blue There are only 4 weeks left to submit to the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival (16 – 20 November). Encounters is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, including the BAFTAs, Cartoon D’Or, European Film Awards, and Oscars®. Submit your short film or animation by Thursday 30th June, for an op...

Call for Submissions 2011: ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2011 Powered by Vast Blue   Celebrating its 17th year, Encounters Bristol International Film Festival is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards including the Academy Awards®, the BAFTAs, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or. One of the best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, the festival seeks to promote the short ...

ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2010 – 2 WEEKS TO DEADLINE

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Encounters International Film Festival - 2 WEEKS TO GO   Here’s a gentle reminder that Encounters International Film Festival’s call for entries closes in 2 weeks, and we have some great multiple entry deals.   We are also still offering reduced rates for digitally submitted films via YouSendIt and if you are submitting 2 or more films we are offering heavily reduced rates.   For further information visit www.encounters-festival....

ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2010 – EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

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  ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2010 – EARLY BIRD DEADLINE Powered by Yousendit   This is just a gentle reminder that Encounters International Film Festival’s Early bird submission prices end on Monday 31st May.  After this date the cost of DVD entries will rise from £20 to £25.   However, we are still offering filmmakers the opportunity to submit their films digitally to us for the reduced price o...

About Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

Warren Rich
(Encounters International Film Festival)

The UK`s largest short film festival. 5 days of screenings, masterclasses, workshops, networking and socialising in one of the UK`s most beautiful cities.

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