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Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform and meeting place for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world.

Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also a gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards: The Oscars®, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or.



DepicT! – Can you do it in 90 seconds? 

DepicT! is a Watershed project which is part of Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival. It challenges entrants to get as creative as they can within 90 seconds to be in with a chance to win £2,500. If your film is under 90 seconds and is submitted to Encounters then it will automatically be entered for DepicT! 2016.  More info can be found here, and entry via this site is free.  Follow us on Twitter and join our mailing list to find out when entry for Encounters 2017 opens.