Festival

Encounters Festival (2018) - International Short Film, Animation and VR

FdA Film & Media Arts Production and BA Lens Based Media students will be attending Encounters Festival / Weds 26, Thurs 27th and Fri 28th SEPTEMBER 2018 / BRISTOL • UK

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Encounters is the UK’s leading short film festival, bringing you the best in international short film, animation, and virtual reality. The festival takes place in Bristol on 25-30 September 2018, where you can enjoy screenings, special events, networking and lots, lots more.

FdA Film & Media Arts Production and BA Lens Based Media students will be attending Encounters Festival / Weds 26, Thurs 27th and Fri 28th SEPTEMBER 2018 / BRISTOL • UK

We are subsidising the trip so Costs will just be £20 for all screenings. You will need to make your own way to Bristol, we will meet outside Watershed Cinema each morning at 9.30am

WATERSHED : 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

You will need to pay for this trip via 'the shop

https://store.weston.ac.uk/product-catalogue/educational-trips-and-visits/creative-arts/encounters-film-festival

We have the following screenings / visits booked:

Wed 26th September

10:00  SHORT FILM 1: CAN’T BREAK ME
'Resourceful and resilient, these inspiring characters are seriously put to the test as they navigate day-to-day struggles, personal challenges and wider injustice.'

14:30  NAHEMI
'New graduate talent, NAHEMI screening & awards cermony. The National Associaiton of Higher Education in the Moving Image, presents a programme of some of the most exciting, dynamic and diverse films made in the UK this year by students studying at some of our member institutions. NAHEMI acts as a forum for debate on all matters pertaining to the teaching practice in the Moving Image in Higher Education across the UK.'

Thurs 27th September

10:00 SHORT FILM 4: BLOODLINES

'Family, it’s complicated. Mums, dads, brothers and sisters take centre stage in this programme of short films exposing those all-too precious, painful and always intricate strings attaching us to our family nest.'

12:30 DIFFERENT VOICES

'Different Voices is an ongoing Neurodiverse film talent development programme based in Bristol. The project combines group workshops and 1 to 1 mentoring with professional film makers and aims to foster a new generation of film makers working from a voice that is under represented in mainstream cinema. This screening will include 8 films from our most recent project. After each there will be the opportunity for an open and relaxed discussion with both film makers and audience. There will also be the chance to see the latest trailer/teaser from Dawn of the Dark Fox.'
 

FRIDAY 28th September

10:00 SHORT FILM 7: ON THE EDGE

'Dealing with life crisis, personal struggles, difficult feelings and cries for help, these stories open up an honest and stirring insight into mental health and the beauty and complexity of the human mind.'

14:00 ANIMATION 6: THE STATE WE’RE IN

'The personal is political and in today’s highly charged and dangerous times you would think we haven’t learnt a thing from our past. Do challenging times require challenging minds?'

In addition: You might also be interested in going to additional screenings and events, you will need to book these yourself at: https://encounters-festival.org.uk/programme/

These sound interesting:

Wed 26 September 19:30 Boiling Wells

Compass Presents: ARCADIA at Boiling Wells

'Join us for an expanded cinema screening of the BFI’s newly released folk-horror feature Arcadia , an experimental, visceral archive experience, scored by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).'