Inside Encounters #2- Preview: Estonian Dreams

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Estonian animators show their appreciation of the little, or hidden, things in the Estonian Dreams programme, presented by one of the largest animation festivals in Scandinavia, Animated Dreams. We are not looking at the urban society model… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #2- Richard Williams opens Encounters with Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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  Those lucky enough to be at Watershed on Tuesday night witnessed a very humble Richard Williams introduce a double Oscar winning piece of work as if it was something he whipped up as a… Continue reading

Portrait of A Filmmaker

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Three talented filmmakers from three different places around the globe have made powerful short films that highlight issues affecting their communities. Three films. Three voices. Three portraits. Kareem, Oscar, Jules. Find more about… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #2- Editorial

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Storytelling, irrespective of its format, aesthetics or runtime, is and forever will be an art form. Whether it’s an intricate work of fiction or a snappy slice of real life drama, the ability to… Continue reading

The woman who froze her placenta

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On Thursday, the festival offered us ‘Global voices’, five films by filmmakers from five of the Commonwealth countries (Canada, Kenya, New Zealand, the Bahamas and Barbados). The event was an opportunity to talk about the… 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.

Food for thought from Chris Auty

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Encounters Film Festival is all about dreams, ideals and visions, but every now and then we need a person to bring us back to earth. Sometimes, we need people to put pen to… Continue reading

Breakfast with the programmers

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Thursday morning in Watershed, festival programmers from all over Britain and Europe were invited to talk with filmmakers about their festival identity and selection process. Media Desk UK supported the event. Francesca Walker… Continue reading

INT 6: High fidelity

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Today, standing in a line, waiting for a screening, I started looking around, and people were all frantically typing on their smart phones. Typical. INT6, aka High Fidelity dissects a world where virtually… Continue reading