The 20th Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, took place in Bristol from the 16th until the 21st of September. They announced the winners yesterday, here they are:

Children’s Award
The Planets by Andy Martin (UK)

Audience Award
Drive Home by Jess Cope (UK)

Music Video Award
All the same (Tout les Memes) by Henry Scholfield (Belgium)

Documentary Award
Notes on Blindness, Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney (UK)

British Council 20:20 Hitchcock Award
Man in my life by Darya Belkina (Kazakhstan)

Channel 4 Best of British Animation Award
Marilyn Myller by Mikey Please (UK)

Channel 4 Best of British Short Film Award
Crocodile by Gaëlle Denis (UK)

European Film Academy Nomination
The Chicken by Una Gunjak (Germany/Croatia)

Cartoon D’Or
Through the hawthorn by Anna Benner and Gemma Burditt and Pia Borg (UK)

UWE European New Talent Animation Award
The Dewberry Empire by Christian Schlaeffer (UK)

UWE European New Talent Short Film Award
Patterns by Miklos Keleti (Belgium)

Animated Grand Prix
Padre/Father by Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso (Argentina)

Brief Grand Prix
A Million Miles Away by Jennifer Reeder (US)

Grand Prix Special Mention
Subconscious Password by Chris Landreth (Canada)


Taken from the official website of Encounters festival. The logo and the photos are the property of Encounters festival.