Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Encounters Short Film And Animation Festival
SINCE: 1995
WHERE: Bristol, UK
WEBSITE: www.encounters-festival.org.uk
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The festival began life in 1995 as Brief Encounters – a one off event to mark the centenary of cinema. It proved so successful that it became an annual attraction – and has expanded year on year ever since.

UK’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Returns for 2013 with a ‘Swiss Focus’

UK’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Returns for 2013 with a ‘Swiss Focus’

2013 Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol, UK

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, the longest running competitive short film and animation festival in the UK returns to Bristol from September 17-22, 2013. This year the festival has announced a Swiss Focus in partnership with Swiss Films and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, highlighting today’s hottest Swiss film and animation exports. The showcase includes ‘God You’re So Square’, curated by Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, which breaks down the conventional image of the Swiss psyche (efficient, boring, predictable) by exploring dysfunctional males who are struggling to find their place in society and the film THE LIVING ALSO CRY by Basil da Cunha, who recently presented his first feature at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.