The UK’s leading short film, animation and VR festival is back for 2019

The UK’s leading short film, animation and VR festival is back for 2019

Posted on: 17 Sep 2019

Do you want to learn more about the filmmaking industry? Keep abreast of what’s new with short film, animation and virtual reality formats? Or do you just really like movies? You’re in luck. 


The UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival returns to Bristol later this month. Here’s the stuff you need to know.

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Between Tuesday 24 and Sunday 29 September, Encounters film festival returns to venues across central Bristol.


Uniting the very best of emerging and established filmmaking talent, the six-day festival will see a jam-packed schedule of screenings, events and workshops in venues like Colston Hall, the Watershed and the Arnolfini. 


From Q&A’s with filmmakers and industry experts to screenings from international creators, the festival aims to discover and develop the industry’s best talent.


So, what’s happening? Too much to note here, but here’s a handful.


On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September, head to Colston Hall to explore the live AV potential of combining VR and holographic projections, complete with evening experimental showcases. 


Or head to the Watershed to catch Depict: the cinema’s super-short filmmaking competition which received over 1,200 entries this year.


Want to learn a little? Catch British animated documentary maker Samantha Moore, Swedish composer Malin Bång, and British producer Abigail Addison in their Bloomers Masterclass. 


Festival passes cost £85, providing you with access to the week’s many special events and screenings. When you've got the pass, login to reserve your spot at different activities. 


Don’t want to commit to a whole week of film fun? You can also book into activities individually, or grab a ‘Discovery Pass’:  a £25 mini ticket that gives you access to five events of your choosing.


To find out more, head to the website. 


Images: Jon Craig Photography. Find Jon on Twitter and Instagram. 

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