Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Short films at the Harbourside

The Encounters International Short Film Festival returns to Bristol Harbourside this month for another six-day programme crammed with titles from all over the world, each of which must last no longer than 30 minutes and must have been made no earlier than January 2009. The originally distinct Brief Encounters Festival and Animated Encounters Festival joined forces in 2006 to create the event as we know it today, representing the best from each sector of the short film industry. The programme offers more than the films themselves, with master classes, workshops, discussions and industry events, not to mention an impressive number of awards, including the prestigious European Cartoon D’Or award.

Look out for wacky Australian stand-up Tim Minchin gracing Bristol with his presence on 18th November to talk about his animated short film 'Storm', due to premiere later on in the festival (still shown above, see the trailer here). Most of the screenings take place at the Anolfini or the Watershed, with a smaller number showing at the Cube Cinema, @Bristol, Picture This, and the University’s Wickham Theatre. The festival runs from 16th to 21st November - for the full programme of events and information on how to get hold of tickets visit the official festival website.


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