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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

Meet The Director: Thomas Gleeson

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We spoke with New Zealand director Thomas Gleeson, whose film Home screened in International 5: Shifting Perspectives and the Documentary Showcase (a programme that is reviewed here). Video by Rory Gibson and Ben… Continue reading

Future Encounters: The Pick of the Fest

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Forward-looking programme Future Encounters singles out ten filmmakers that have pushed the boundaries of filmmaking and brought something special to this year’s festival. The event epitomises Encounters Festival because it helps those filmmakers… Continue reading

Meet The Director: Jamie Stone

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We caught up with Director of Orbit Ever After, Jamie Stone to find out how his film came to be.

Opening Night at Encounter Short Film and Animation Festival

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On the opening night of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival we caught up with some of the guests to get their thoughts on this years programme. We spoke with Encounters’ animation programmer… Continue reading

What I Know – Tim Hayes (Film Writer)

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This morning (Tuesday) eight bright eyed young film journalists (us) were made privy to the unorthodox career path of freelance film writer Tim Hayes. We asked Tim to explain how he got where… Continue reading