The Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival the UK’s leading short film festival and gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the Oscars®, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or. The festival presents a unique opportunity for industry and creatives to discover new talent, network and develop new collaborations. Now is your chance to get noticed on an international stage and compete for up to £12,000 in cash prizes.

The festival will be held between 15-20th of September, in Bristol.

Short films and animations of any genre (fiction, documentary, experimental, music video) under 30 minutes are eligible. Encounters festival does not have a premiere policy.

Online submissions are powered by Reelport. There are discounts for multiple submissions.

Full entry guidelines and online submission at