Encounters Short Film Festival

Encounters 2018 Call for Entries is now open!

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Encounters 2018 Call for Entries is now open. Submit your film online to be in with a chance of screening at the UK’s leading short film and animation festival.

Encounters Festival presents a prestigious annual International Competition, featuring the best new short, animated, and virtual reality films from around the world. Encounters Festival dates in 2018 are 25 – 30 September.

Filmmakers in the competition are eligible for some of the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the Oscars®, BAFTAs, and European Film Awards. Over 3,000 films are submitted each year, and our programmers select around 200 films to screen in competition during the festival. Our short film, animation, and virtual reality juries are comprised of international film and media professionals who select the award-winning films.

ENCOUNTERS 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN! SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE.

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE 30 MARCH – fee £20

REGULAR DEADLINE 18 MAY – fee £25

FINAL DEADLINE 1 JUNE – fee £40