22nd Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival

Encounters Festivals

Film Festivals

England

2016

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Film Festivals

Call number

16/2015

Call publication date

12 Oct 2015

Application deadline

17 Dec 2015

Result publication date

25 Apr 2016

Festival dates

20 Sep 2016 - 25 Sep 2016

Location

Bristol, England

Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, and the annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals. Based in Bristol, UK, Encounters runs a six day festival in September and its main venues are Watershed and Arnolfini, on Bristol’s scenic Harbourside.

The festival is the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, and nominated filmmakers qualify for the BAFTAs, the Oscars®, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or. Encounters Festival presents an annual International Competition showing the best new short and animated films from around the world, an Industry Forum offering masterclasses, panels and networking for filmmakers and professionals and an inspiring festival programme of screenings and events for everyone to enjoy.

Read our interview with the directors of Encounters, Alice Cabañas and Rich Warren.

On how Creative Europe funding has helped them, Rich said:

"The funding enables us to cement our place as a European festival of significance for the filmmakers, the industry and audiences in general."

Look at our 2016 Results Report for a comprehensive overview of the support Creative Europe gave to film festivals seeking to expand audiences for European film in 2016.

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