Encounters is a new monthly cinema programme presenting curated selections of UK and international short films from the Encounters Film Festival archive. Themed and released quarterly in groups of three, each month’s programme is accompanied by an introduction from creatives, filmmakers or artists linked to the selection.
July’s line-up is a showcase of emerging female filmmakers, each telling stories of young women on screen. It features an introduction from actor and producer Maisie Williams and the Frank Film Club podcast team
Encounters not only presents amazing stories from talented creators, but is also intended to be a catalyst for reigniting networking opportunities in cinemas for filmmakers, audiences and emerging talent as restrictions lift, cinemas reopen, and audience confidence returns.
The quarterly release structure of Encounters allows exhibitors to programme these events farther in advance and the circa hour-long runtime gives more flexibility to support the addition of networking events, introductions or Q&As.
Encounters programmes are available on accessible terms of £20MG / 25% to encourage accessible event admission fees.
Featuring a filmed introduction by Maisie Williams and the Frank Film Club podcast team.
Programme runtime 49mins.
Isabel Lamberti | Netherlands 2017 | 22 mins 36 secs
Painful but recognizable moments in an arbitrary day in the lives of a group of vulnerable teenage girls in the outskirts of a big city in the Netherlands.
Rosie Westhoff | UK 2016 | 8 mins
One day while waiting for the train to school, Ella sees Jamie. For the days to follow she can’t get her out of her head.
Lowri Roberts | UK 2018 | 5 mins 27 secs
A young migrant gets her period whilst on the move.
Audrey Lam | Australia 2012 | 9 mins 35 secs
An empty urban landscape echoes the isolation of two girls far from home.
Kate Herron | UK 2017 | 4 mins 9 secs
Chloe thinks she’s just going in for a routine test. Things do not go as planned. A lube-tastic horror-comedy inspired by Gremlins, Tremors and Little Shop of Horrors, about a woman going in for her first pap-smear test starring in the lead, Sophia Di Martino of the BAFTA-nominated Flowers and Nick Mohammed (Intelligence, Ted Lasso, Stath Lets Flats).
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Programme 2: ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL 2021 SELECTION
Available from Wednesday 1st September 2021
A selection of new shorts fresh from the 2021 festival in September.
Programme 3: CONNECTIONS
Available from October 2021
Introduced by Jennifer Reeder, two time Encounters Grand Prix winner.
A programme about the human connections we need and crave.
"We participated in workshops on film curation, budgeting, marketing, fundraising, and we started to think about how to adapt all these new ideas to our own practice and - best of all - how we could do this together!"
BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the Creative Producers Lab 2021.
BFI NETWORK South West are hosting an animation focused online roundtable, open to South West based writers, directors and producers who have an animated short film idea they want to make and are considering applying for BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding. Hosted by our regional Talent Executives, this informal roundtable session will be in a small group setting with a maximum of 15 filmmakers.
Register for this online, masterclass as a part of Encounters 2021 edition. Explore the most common issues faced when putting together an animation budget for a funded short film.