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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

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

Inside Encounters #3- Cartoon d’Or 2013: The Best of European Animation

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Let it be known: European animation is in good health. Europe has brilliant schools, including RCA and NFTS in the UK, KASK and La Cambre in Belgium, La Poudriere and Les Gobelins in France we… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #3- Music Video Showcase: Bold and Creative!

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Encounters introduces a brand new competition category: an international showcase for music videos in partnership with the team behind Soho Shorts. A selection of twenty two video-clips from all over the world offer a thrilling… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #3- Editorial

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The corridors of Encounters film festival are teeming with youngsters equipped with pens and notebooks, looking for guidance from their more experienced counterparts. This is one of the highlights of Encounters, a festival that has… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #2- BRIT 2: The Eyes of Others

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The Eyes of Others is a fascinatingly rich programme, which raises questions about our identity, representation and how we define ourselves. We often define ourselves through the eyes of others; if we were able to let go… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #3- INT 7: Visions of Modern Europe

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Visions of Modern Europe is an unflinching gaze at the everyday struggles of those merely existing in the corners of European society. In this programme, economic and social pressures combine to tug and worry at… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #3- The Evolution of the Music Promo

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Saturday’s Music Video Showcase proudly displays some of the finest, wackiest creative talents currently working in the world of music promos. Here we take a look back at the history of a film medium that… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #2- Franz Treichler plays Dada (and he’s been doing a hell of a job)

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Franz Treichler is the lead singer and only permanent member of The Young Gods, a mythic band that revolutionised the use of sampling in rock music. Initially a classically trained guitar player, Treichler got rapidly bored with conventional… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #2- In conversation with Gaia Meucci

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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival was the first festival that Gaia Meucci ever volunteered for. Six years later, she’s programming it. Inside Encounters sits down with her for a chat about the future of short… Continue reading