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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
email: info@encounters-festival.org.uk

Rich Warren, Alice Cabanas

Animation Programmer
Kieran Argo

Year of Foundation 1996

Event Date from 24 September 2019 till 29 September 2019

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 be no longer than 30 min., completed in 2018/2019, no premiere required

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

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, 35 mm

Registration Deadline Early: 28 March 2019
Regular: 9 May 2019
Extended: 1 June 2019

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


International Short Film Competition
FIND FIX FINISH by Sylvain Cruiziat, Mila Zhluktenko
IN THE WOODS (IM WALD) by Frédéric Hambalek

International Animation Film Competition
FEST by Nikita Diakur
ISLAND by Max Mörtl, Robert Löbel
LOVE ME, FEAR ME by Veronica Solomon
M52 by Yves Paradis
OBON by André Hörmann, Samo (Anna Bergmann)

Children’s Jury
CAT DAYS (NEKO NO HI) by Jon Frickey

CALL OF COMFORT by Brenda Lien


Late Lounge
NOSIS by Vincenz Neuhaus

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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