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

The Greatest Dog Show on Earth

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We caught up with Nick Park and co to talk about “The Greatest Dog Show on Earth”, a hugely popular exhibition of Gromit sculptures painted by prominent local and international artists. Film by… 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

Sottoripa: Strong emotions in a minute package

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It is amazing, what a period of time as short as 6 minutes can contain. The Italian short film Sottoripa proved this to me in flying colours (although the film was actually black… 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

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