Celebrating the most outstanding short films from around the world, this Bristol-based film festival is celebrating its 14th year in 2008 and runs from November 18th to 23rd.

Not only offering a platform to up and coming film-makers, the festival also offers and opportunity to celebrate leaders in the field. Importantly, this is also a festival which opens its doors to budding filmmakers to come along and share their ideas and find new momentum. The runtimes may be brief, but one thing this festival is never short of is inspiration.

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Encounters Latest Reviews

Madame Tutli-Putli
Madame Tutli-Putli
A woman boards a train with all her worldly goods.
The Crumblegiant
The Crumblegiant
Half-remembered charcoal dreams from childhood.
Keith Reynolds Can't Make It Tonight
Keith Reynolds Can't Make It Tonight
A businessman reaches the end of his tether.
Leaving
Leaving
A battered wife tries to find the courage to leave her husband.
Space Travel According To John
Space Travel According To John
A ten year old boy explains his space travel plans in this award winning animated film
2 Birds
2 Birds
A group of teenagers experiment with ketamine and find themselves out of their depth.
Christmas With Dad
Christmas With Dad
A family prepare for Christmas.
Last Time In Clerkenwell
Last Time In Clerkenwell
Birds go bonkers.
The Suburban Train
The Suburban Train
Examination of faces on a Russian commuter train.
Sleeping Betty
Sleeping Betty
The palace try to wake their princess.
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