CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Our 2016 Call for Entries is now open. Submit your film online from today to be in with a chance of screening at the UK's leading short film and animation festival - plus qualify for some of the biggest awards out there including the Academy Awards® and BAFTAs.

Encounters Festival presents a prestigious annual International Competition, featuring the best new short and animated films from around the world. 

Filmmakers in competition are eligible for some of the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the BAFTAs, the Oscars®, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or. Over 2,000 films are submitted each year, and our curatorial group selects around 200 to screen in competition during the festival. Our short film and animation Juries are comprised of international film and media professionals who select the award winning films.

OUR 2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN! SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE.

FINAL DEADLINE MAY 2

Full Terms and Conditions, Eligibility Guidelines and a breakdown of deadlines can be found on our 2016 submission page.