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About

The leading competitive short film festival in the UK; strong film industry focus, good prizes for international shorts. It combines extensive film exhibition, including a range of premieres and new talent from all over the globe, with education and training from respected industry professionals and an array of special events and parties. The Encounters Short Film Festival is also the place to discover talented new filmmakers and meet key people from the film industry. 

Program

  • International Shorts Programs,
  • Student Shorts,
  • Best of British Shorts,
  • South West Shorts,
  • Outrageous Shorts,
  • Classic Outrage,
  • Best of the Fest,
  • Shorts for Young People (12 years upwards),
  • Special Events and Industry Events (opportunities for filmmakers and industry professionals to get together).

Awards

  • Brief Encounters Grand Prix — €2500 prize
  • Animated Encounters Grand Prix — €2500 prize
  • European Live Action Award — €1000 prize
  • European Animation Award — €1000 prize
  • Chris Collins Best of British Award — Live Action - £1000 prize 
  • Best of British Award - Animation — £1000 prize
  • Immersive Encounters Grand Prix — €1000 prize

Rules

  • Submissions are open to short films from every genre including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film.
  • Films must have been completed after 1st January 2017.
  • Films must be no longer than 30 minutes including credits.
  • Encounters does not require any premiere status.
  • Our main submission platform is Withoutabox.

Screening Media Type: 35mm print, DCP
Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Managing Director: Mrs. Liz Harkman
  • Festival Coordinator: Mrs. Mireia O\'Prey
  • Creative Director: Mr. Mark Cosgrove

Documents

Place

United Kingdom
Bristol

Official website

encounters-festival.org.uk

Contacts

Address:

Encounters Festivals Ltd
1 Unity Street
Bristol
Bristol UK BS1 5HH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)117 929 9188

Email:
info@encounters-festival.org.uk

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    January 31, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    May 18, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Notifications
    July 31, 2018
  • Event dates
    25 — 30 September 2018
Categories & Fees

All short films except animation (maximum duration of 30 minutes including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — £20
  • Regular Deadline — £25
  • Late Deadline — £40

Shorts: maximum 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — £20
  • Regular Deadline — £25
  • Late Deadline — £40

Animation only (maximum duration of 30 minutes including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — £20
  • Regular Deadline — £25
  • Late Deadline — £40
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