Call for entries
Deadline: 30 June 2011

Encounters International Film Festival,
Bristol/UK – 16-20 November 2011

Short films and animations are eligible from all over the world, completed from 1 Jan 2010, under 30 minutes in length from every genre (animation, live action drama, documentary, experimental and music video). Submit digitally and save £5, there are also discounts for multiple submissions. Please contact Rich Warren, Programme Coordinator if you are interested in submitting more than one film.

With just over a month left to submit, we thought we would jot down some reasons why you should submit to this years festival…

1) It is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards (Academy Awards®, BAFTAs, Cartoon D’Or and European Film Awards)
2) It’s one of the best-known international competitive showcases of its kind, and is a key meeting point for emerging talent.
3) If your film doesn’t get selected, it can still be seen by delegates during the festival via the Online Digital Viewing Library powered by Vast Blue.
4) If you are European, we have introduced two European New Talent Awards this year (animation and live action) eligible for graduating students or first time directors, with a €1,000 prize up for grabs, and only £10 to submit.*

The 2011 festival will be held Wed 16 – Sun 20 November in Bristol, one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the UK.

Please visit to submit, and to see all the awards up for grabs and full submission criteria. If you havn’t already please also sign up to the festival newsletter for the latest on Encounters events, and join our online community on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

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Free submission if you upload directly via (Deadline 5 Sept 2011) Or submit through Encounters and enter all competitions.
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*Please note that the £10 submission fee is only applicable to the European New Talent Award. To submit to all other awards there is a £20 fee for digital entries, and a £25 fee for DVD entries.

Postal Address:
c/o Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon’s Road
Harbourside Bristol, BS1 5TX UK

Office Address:
Encounters Festivals
St Bartholomew’s Court
Lewins Mead
Bristol, BS1 1BT UK

General Enquiries:
T +44 (0)117 929 9188
F +44 (0)117 952 9988