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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

We are currently accepting submissions for our 2015 International Competition.  Submissions are open to short films from every genre including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film. Films must be no longer than 30 minutes including credits. The final deadline is 5th June.


Encounters is the UK’s leading short film and animation 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. Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards; BAFTAsEuropean Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or and a qualifying festival for the The Academy Awards®.

Connecting industry and audiences, the festival celebrates the creativity, diversity and impact of short film.  There will be unmissable evening and weekend screenings where audiences can watch the best new short films from the hottest new talent, and plenty of music, parties and opportunities to network with the industry.

So whether you are a filmmaker looking to launch or develop your career, an Industry professional wanting to stay abreast of what’s new or  a film lover wanting to soak up the festival atmosphere by watching great films and special events, come along and feast your eyes.

The 2015 Encounters Festival runs from 15 - 20 September in Bristol, UK

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:30pm to Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:30pm
Submission Deadline 
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 11:00pm
1 Canon’s Road
United Kingdom