Pre-Festival Stillness

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It is hours before the launch of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2013, and as the preparations continue, spaces that soon will be filled to capacity with the buzz of filmmakers and… Continue reading

Inside Encounters- Int 1: Burning Bridges

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Burning Bridges focuses on the deepest desire of humankind – to feel loved and needed. All five films circle around the same topic: the craving for something new or something else, and wanting to be elsewhere. It’s… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #1- Richard Williams: Master Animator

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This year Encounters celebrates the life and work of legendary Bristol-based animator Richard Williams with a trio of very special events to mark his 80th birthday: a screening of cult favourite Who Framed Roger Rabbit,… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #1- South West Showcase

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Screening the work of a diverse array of filmmaking talents from across the South West of England and South Wales, Encounters’ South West Showcase has always sought to deliver a generous helping of bright ideas and… 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

Inside Encounters #1- Getting in and Getting on: Industry Pathways

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On Wednesday 19 September Encounters kicks off a series of masterclasses, panels and workshops that will guide students and upcoming professionals through the pathways of forging a career in cinema. Whether it’s to improve… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #1- Profile: Roberto Shaefer ASC, AIC

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Behind every great director stands a great cinematographer. A man who knows how to capture the light, how to put words into images. Roberto Schaefer is an expert on the subject. From his first experiments in art… Continue reading

Inside Encounters- Interview: Isabelle Favez

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You may have caught the wonderful winter fable Au coeur de l’hiver in competition at Animated Encounters in 2012. Swiss animator Isabelle Favez is back this year as part of the Jury, and there’s… Continue reading

Inside Encounters #1- ANI 1: Power to the Puppets

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The bipolar coupling between the puppet and its creator has been igniting the energy that nurtures the animated film world, a universe of the living and the revived, for over a hundred years. Animations are… Continue reading

The bright start

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