23rd Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival
Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
Call publication date
29 Sep 2016
24 Nov 2016
Result publication date
7 Apr 2017
19 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
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."
Find out more about the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival on their website.