Calling all filmmakers and animators from across the world, submissions are now open for the Encounters 18th Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol UK. Submit your short film or animation by Wednesday 6th June, for a chance to win a prestigious award and an opportunity to showcase your talent on an international stage.

Short films and animations are eligible from all over the world, completed from 1 Jan 2011, under 30 minutes in length from every genre (animation, live action drama, documentary, experimental and music video). There are discounts for multiple submissions (please contact rich.warren@encounters-festival.org.uk for further info.)

Why submit to Encounters?

1) It’s 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

The 2012 festival will be held between Tuesday 18 – 23 September 2012 in Bristol, one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the UK.

Submit your film via www.encounters-festival.org.uk and visit the website to find out the awards up for grabs and submission criteria. 2012 submissions are powered by Reelport.

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DepicT! – Can you do it in 90 seconds?
Enter for free via www.depict.org or submit at www.encounters-festival.org.uk to be eligible for all competitions (Deadline 9th July). A Watershed project part of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.