Encounters Film Festival is the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival.
The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and a unique meeting place for the industry.
The jam packed programme in September presents a diverse selection of short film screenings, feature films, guest film programmes, special guests, Q&As and headline events alongside an intensive industry event programme with high level masterclasses and workshops.
At the heart of the festival lies the Encounters International Competition – one of the world’s leading international competitions for short film and animation, and also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards; BAFTAs, European Film Awards and a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards®.
The 25th Encounters in 2019 will be held between 24th – 29th September in Bristol.
Principles and guidance for tackling and preventing bullying and harassment in the screen industries commissioned by the BFI and supported by organisations across the UK.
Guidance for emerging filmmaking talent, writers, producers, directors