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Encounters Film Festival

Happening in-person for the first time since 2019, Bristol’s largest international film festival returns to Watershed with a packed programme of short film, animation and virtual reality.

Pass-holders will gain access to exclusive industry talks and workshops, as well as an exciting line-up of evening events. Celebrating their 28th festival edition, Encounters has provided an international platform for new and emerging talent in filmmaking for over 25 years.

This year’s line-up features titles drawn from 41 countries around the world, delivering extraordinary and original storytelling across a multitude of genres. The International Competition is a gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards– filmmakers who screen their shorts at Encounters can go on to win the Academy Awards® the BAFTAs and the European Film Awards.

See them here first.

The Encounters Film Festival 2022 dates are: 27/09/22 - 2/10/2022

Encounters Film Festival
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