“I will always talk about women”

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Film focus and interview-exchange with Marie-Elsa Sgualdo. Marie-Elsa Sgualdo presented her four short film at Watershed: Vas-y je t’aime, Bam Tchak (2010), On the beach (2012), Man kann nicht Alles auf einmal tun,… Continue reading

Wonders of the Documentary Showcase

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There were so many brilliant documentaries at Encounters this year that a special programme was built to show you how much this genre is ‘pushing boundaries’ – as Gaia Meucci explains in an… 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

Estonian filmmakers at Encounters

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You might have noticed that there are plenty of Estonian films in the Encounters programme this year. Estonia has long traditions in animation  and what Priit Pärn, the best known Estonian animator, started… Continue reading

THE SECOND PRINTED ISSUE OF INSIDE ENCOUNTERS IS NOW AVAILABLE!

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The fresh printed issue #2 of Inside Encounters is found from the venues of the festival. Inside: Editorial by Paul Weedon ANI 7: Transitions; the Swiss screenings Richard Williams and “Who Framed Roger… Continue reading

Pop-up Swiss Cine Chalet

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Swiss animations, short film and documentaries galore from 12.00 to 19.30 p.m. every day. Located in the Parlour Showrooms, as you’ve never seem them before. Video by Ben Garfield, Rory Gibson.

Inside Encounters # 2 – ANI 7: Transitions

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Have you ever felt a longing to escape? Your country, your nightmares, your destiny? Join the characters of this seventh animation program, for a travel through time and space, where poetry meets melancholy. In these… 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

In Conversation: Jesse Armstrong

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Jesse Armstrong is best known for writing sitcoms like Peep Show, Veep and Fresh Meat and features Four Lions and In the Loop. One lesser-known, or at least, lesser-cited, fact about Armstrong is that he and… 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