16th November 2011 | Bristol, UK
British Council Film Team looks forward to some Brief Encounters
Bristol Encounters Short Film Festival kicks off today with a tantalising programme of screenings, gala events and workshops. Highlights include new work from experimental filmmaker Andrew Kotting (Gallivant, This Filthy Earth) and screenwriter Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Red Riding Trilogy), alongside shorts from exciting emerging talents such as Screen International Star of Tomorrow Dan Gitsham and recent NFTS animation graduate Francesca Adams.
British Council Head of Film Briony Hanson will be in town to host a series of short symposia focussing on the future of short films and Film Adviser Christine Bardsley will be reporting for jury duty on the 90 second or lessDepicT! Competition - supported by the British Council.
BC Film will also present its annual Short Film Award Screening - this year's screening is 'A Short Look At South East Europe' and Bosnian filmmaker Nora Lakos will be in attendance with her film Edina
The festival runs from 16th - 20th November - for more info please visithttp://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/