Encounters Film Festival 2019

Encounters is the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival.

The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and continues to be a unique meeting place for the industry.

We will be attending Encounters Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September.

A 5 film pass is £25 to be paid for via Weston College shop.

Go to Encounters website to see full programme.

We recommend the following:


Live Action 1: Group Dynamics

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:00 AM - Watershed - Cinema 1

Live Action 2: Pressure Points

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:00 PM - Watershed - Cinema 1


Single-shot films presented by Directors UK & ARRI

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:30 PM - Watershed - Cinema 3


Animation 3: Herstory

Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00 PM - Watershed - Cinema 1

Youth Jury: I'll Do Me

Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:30 PM - Watershed - Cinema 3


Live Action 8: High Stakes

Friday, September 27, 2019 2:00 PM - Watershed - Cinema 1

NAHEMI Showcase Screening

Friday, September 27, 2019 4:00 PM - Arnolfini

NAHEMI stands for the National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image, and represents all of the major film schools and film production courses from around the UK and Ireland. Each year we present a selection of the best films made by film students from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and present awards for Creative Filmmaking, Cinematography and best Undergraduate Film. This programme presents the latest wave of new filmmaking talent from all over the country. There will also be a short Q&A panel with some of the student filmmakers present.

Tales of a New Age Traveller- Directed by Ellie Morgan - graduate of BA Lens Based Media, UCW, is part of this screening.