Encounter Bristol's animated films at Encounters Film Festival


'Encounters' is an internationally-renowned film festival held annually in Bristol, which showcases the work of short and animated film talent.

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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is famous for being one of the world's best-known showcases and meeting points for international short and animated film talent.

The festival takes place each year with events and screenings spread across two cultural venues – the Arnolfini Gallery and Watershed Cinema, set on Bristol’s vibrant harbourside.

Here you can catch works by established and well-loved filmmakers, including the Bristol-based Aaardman Animations, producers of ‘Wallace and Gromit’, as well as the work of lesser-known up and coming animators and filmmakers.

‘Encounters’ is also the gateway to the BAFTAs and the Cartoon d’Or, two of the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards. 

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