Encounters Film Festival, 24-29/9/19

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
28 March 2019
Bristol, UK
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2019 Call For Entries

Encounters Festival are now accepting submissions to our 2019 competitions!

We invite you to submit your Live Action and Animation shorts into our International Competitions, we accept films across all genres including – horror, drama, comedy, experimental and all submissions must be under 30 minutes long.

Films must have been completed after 1st January 2018 with a maximum duration of 30 minutes including credits (except for certain awards which require a shorter duration). Entries are also invited from Virtual Reality and 360 degree films for our Immersive Encounters competition.

The festival is split into the following competitive strands: Animated Encounters (animation only), Brief Encounters (live action short films) and Immersive Encounters (360-degree films, VR & AR, etc). Eligibility for certain awards will be ascertained from the information received at the point of submission (e.g., country of production.)

The awards include:
Brief Encounters Grand Prix – €2,500 prize
Animated Encounters Grand Prix – €2,500 prize
Chris Collins Best of British Award – Live Action – £1,000 prize
Best of British Award – Animation – £1,000 prize

Immersive Encounters Grand Prix – €1,000 prize
All awards are subject to change.

Deadlines: Early Bird – 28 March 2019 / Regular Deadline – 9 May 2019 / Final Deadline – 6 June 2019


2018 Festival News (25-30/9/18)


Event Dates

  • From 24 September 2019 to 29 September 2019


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