Call for Entries 2017

Last call for submissions! Films must be submitted by 2nd June for the 2017 Festival.

Have you submitted your film for the 2017 Festival? If not, final submission deadline is 2nd June at a cost of £40. Don’t delay – submit today!

Why submit? Encounters is the UK’s leading short film festival, and gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the Oscars®, BAFTAs, the European Film Awards, and the Cartoon d’Or. In addition, there are up to £10,000 of cash prizes available to win in our competitive strands. This year we have a new strand, Immersive Encounters, for content creators working in the areas of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360° storytelling.

What can I submit? Works completed from 1 Jan 2016, less than 30 minutes in length from every genre are eligible for this year’s competitive programmes.

Full guidelines are available at:

Have a short of 90 seconds or under? DepicT! 90 second short film challenge is also open for submissions. Enter for free and be in with a chance to win up to £2,500 in prizes. For more information, go to: