The Best of the Rest

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Lucile Bourliaud It’s amazing how fast a week can go by when you have so many films to see, so many great people to meet and so many dishes of risotto to taste. Although… Continue reading

Meet The Director: Pedro Collantes

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On Saturday we managed to grab Pedro Collantes to chat about his fantastic Brief Encounters entry Eskiper. In the interview he talks about his casting process, a minimalist directing style, the transition from… Continue reading

My Encounters Highlights – Rory

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At this heady late stage in the festival I feel the need for some reflection, a moment of calm before the crescendo of the awards and the ensuing knees up. I’ve finally managed… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #2 – Let’s Swiss it up!

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The 19th edition of Encounters celebrates Switzerland through screenings and events, everyday, from Wednesday to Sunday. For this special occasion, the Parlour showrooms will be turned into a Cine-Chalet, screening a selection of… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #3- Preview: Late Lounge

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From the peculiar to the perverse and the downright perverted, Late Lounge is one of Encounters’ most popular returning programmes. Containing a mix of live action and animated shorts, this controversial adults-only strand is surely the festival’s… Continue reading

The lovely members of the animation jury

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Harmless Kicks and Famous Faces

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Without any intention of undermining the other exceptional British submissions, I feel like I must say a couple of words about the famous faces in the competition: Ben Whishaw and Alan Rickman. Don’t… Continue reading

Third printed issue of Inside Encounters is out!

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Do you already have Your copy of the third Inside Encounters printed issue? Everyone else is already reading and enjoying it. The topics and guests covered are: music video showcase Overview of the… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #3- IdeasTap: Road Map

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After a busy festival week the first association with the word ‘spa’ could probably be a massage (and wouldn’t that be lovely!), but in fact, IdeasTap provides a kind of spa for your brain. One of their amazing treatments was on the Encounters… Continue reading

Fresh Flix: Nida Manzoor

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Nida Manzoor is the director of  Arcade, a short film that covers guns, feminism and sci-fi movies — all in less than six minutes. I caught up with Manzoor, whose film screens at Encounters… Continue reading