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Encounters Film Festival

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Encounters Film Festival

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Bristol’s largest international film festival celebrates its 25th edition this year with a handpicked programme of film, animation and virtual reality.

Discover incredible international shorts in the Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying competition programmes, take part in talks, workshops and masterclasses from top industry professionals, and mix with the major filmmakers of tomorrow at the festival parties.

The evening programme includes treats for fans of Sci-Fi, Horror and Comedy whilst the notorious Late Lounge returns to shock and delight. Vote for your favourite film and have your say on which will win the Audience Award.

The Awards Party will take place this year at Colston Hall where audiences and filmmakers alike will find out who the juries have selected to win the top prizes, and which films will go on to compete for the Oscars, BAFTAs and European Film Awards. With a live performance of DJ Yoda’s ‘Tarantino AV Spectacular’, don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

To celebrate the 25th edition, Encounters Film Festival are throwing it back to their roots with a 90s-inspired programme strand, including a thrilling outdoor staging of David Lynch’s Fire Walk with Me at Boiling Wells woodland amphitheatre where the owls are not what they seem, presented by Compass Presents.

The weekend programme is packed with film fun for all the family including a special MoominValley screening and a selection of animation from the makers of Go Jetters. The festival is also be dipping into its back catalogue to celebrate some of its illustrious alumni who are now making famous feature films including Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbour Totoro, Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges and lots more.

So for all fans of film; be them short, feature, animated, comical, contemporary or spooky, there’s sure to be something in the programme for you.

Take a look at the full programme on the Encounters Film Festival website.

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