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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol

Encounters Short Film Festival
1 Unity Street
BS1 5HH Bristol
United Kingdom
phone +44 117 929 9188
fax +44 117 952 9988
http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk
email: info@encounters-festival.org.uk

Directors
Rich Warren, Alice Cabanas

Animation Programmer
Kieran Argo

Year of Foundation 1996

Event Date from 20 September 2020 till 26 September 2020

Event Date

in Bristol, United Kingdom

International Competition

Sections International Short Film Competition, Animation Short Film Competition, Artists' Programs, Comedy Programs, Children's Films, Music Videos, Retrospectives, Special Events and Industry Events (opportunities for filmmakers and industry professionals to get together)

Category Short, Student Film

Terms of Entry Films must have been completed after 1st January 2019 with a maximum duration of 30 minutes including credits

Genre Drama, Comedy, Children & Youth, Animation, Documentary Films, Experimental

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, 35 mm

Registration Deadline Regular: 26 March 2020
Late: 7 May 2020
Final: 4 June 2020

Fees Regular: $25 USD, Late: $30 USD, Final: $50 USD

Attendance Figures 5,000

Participants of the Film Industry impressive selection of UK film industry from the world of shorts and animation, including Aardman (based in Bristol), as well as distributors, exhibitors, filmmakers and producers

Prizes/Awards Animated Encounters Grand Prix (Euro 2,000)
Animated Encounters European New Talent Award (Euro 1,000)
Animated Encounters British Award (GBP 1,000)
Brief Encounters Grand Prix (Euro 2,000)
Brief Encounters New Talent Award (Euro 1,000)
Brief Encounters British Award (GBP 1,000)
Audience Award (Euro 500)
Documentary Award (Euro 500)
Music Video Award (Euro 500)
Children's Jury Award (GBP 500)
Nomination Cartoon d'Or
EFA Award (Nomination for the European Film Award)

German Films

2019

International Animation Film Competition
32-RBIT by Victor Orozco Ramirez (DE/MX)
ABLAZE (BRAND) by Jan Koester, Alexander Lahl
I WANT (ICH WILL) by Anne Isensee

Live Action Competition
ARE YOU LISTENING MOTHER? by Tuna Kaptan (DE/TR)
MY OWN KIND by Mirjam Khera
SHEEP by Thomas Georgiadis (MT/DE)

UK Student Competition
ANDROS by Doris Tääker (GB/EE/PT/DE)

Youth Jury
CROWLEY ¬ COWBOY UP by Andre Hörmann

Unchosen Competition
AM CU CE ¬ PRIDE (AM CU CE ¬ MEIN GANZER STOLZ) by Hannah Weissenborn

Sci-Fi: Out of this World
JUPITER by Benjamin Pfohl

Late Lounge
PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE by Izabela Plucinska (DE/FR/PL)

Filmakademie¹s Animationsinstitut
BLIESCHOW by Christoph Sarow
DIGITAL ACTOR: ALBERT EINSTEIN by Leszek Plichta
FAMILY BONDS by Maria Schmidt
FUSSEL by Alex Berweck
GRAVEDAD by Matisse Gonzalez
ONE PAIR COAT by Yi Luo
SONG OF A TOAD (EIN KRÖTENLIED) by Kariem Saleh
THE STEPPES OF KHAZAR by Sofiia Melnyk
TEARS IN HEAVEN by Bernd Faass

Shubbak Presents: Arab British Shorts
AVE MARIA by Basil Khalil (FR/DE/PS)

straight 8 2019
AUTONOMAT by Anne Fidler, Declan Hurley
LETTER TO ANNE by Bensdorfer Kreis

European Animation Awards
CAT DAYS (NEKO NO HI) by Jon Frickey

EFA Short Matters
BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX by Ulu Braun
CONTAINER (KONTENER) by Sebastian Lang
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (GB/DE/CH)

Oska Bright Film Festival Preview
SOAP BUBBLES (SEIFENBLASEN) by Andreas Grützner

Swiss Live-Action Programme
PALIM PALIM by Marina Klausner, Pia Hellenthal (DE/CH)

Special Screenings
HAPPINESS MACHINE by Ana Nedeljkovic, Andrea Schneider, Eni Brandner, Joanna Kozuch, Michelle Kranot, Rebecca Bloecher, Samantha Moore, Susi Jirkuff, Vessela Dantcheva, Elizabeth Hobbs (DE/AT/DK/GB/RS)
NIMIC by Yorgos Lanthimos (DE/GB/US)

Prizes for German films Honourable Mention UWE European New Talent Animation Award

Number of Films Shown about 190 films from 30 different countries

Media Coverage good media coverage in the national and regional press

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation 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.

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