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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Calls for Entries

Festival received over 3,000 submissions for this year’s event.

Encounters Festival has issued a call for entries for its 2018 festival, scheduled for Sept. 25-30, 2018, in Bristol, U.K. Encounters is a qualifying U.K. festival for the Oscars, BAFTAs and European Film Awards. Under the festival’s “widening the lens” initiative, the competition will bring back its popular immersive VR track.

This year’s Encounters track featured 257 competition films screened across six days, including animated, live-action and VR short films from 46 countries.

Winners of its 23rd edition included Signature by Japanese filmmaker Kei Chikaura who took the Brief Encounters Grand Prix; ‘Ugly’ by German directors Redbear Easterman and Nikita Diakur who won the Animated Encounters Grand Prix and ‘We Love Moses’ by Dionne Edwards, taking the Chris Collins Best of British Live Action Award.  

“Encounters is dedicated to showcasing emerging talent and seeking out the brightest stars in short film making,” says festival organiser, Rich Warren. “The 2018 edition will take over venues in Bristol and invite filmmakers to network, be inspired and learn from visiting speakers from all over the globe.”

The early-bird deadline for applications with a reduced entry fee of £20 is March 30. The regular deadline is May 18 (£25) and the final late entry deadline (£40) is June 1. 

Filmmakers can apply via Withoutabox.

Source: Encounters Festival