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Encounters Festival


19th September - 24th September 2017

The British Council is excited to continuing our long-standing partnership with Encounters Festival this September.

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival takes place over five days in Bristol. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and a unique meeting place for the industry.

The jam packed programme in September presents a diverse selection of short film screenings, feature films, guest film programmes, special guests, Q&As and gala events alongside an intensive industry event programme with high level masterclasses and workshops.

Recognising the festival as a space where UK talent and International industry come together, the British Council will be setting sail with Festival attendees on a morning networking boat trip around Bristol's historic harbour, providing a chance for UK filmmakers and international delegates to meet, network and see the City from the water!

The British Council Film team will also be holding one to one sessions for filmmakers in attendance at the Festival. Filmmakers can meet with a member of the film team and pre-book a 20-minute slot to find out about the support and help the British Council offer UK filmmakers, alongside general festival guidance and advice from the team.

Encounters Festival runs 19-24 September 2017.  For more information about the festival visit the website here.