The BAFTA nominations are out, and we are delighted that all films in BAFTA's Short Animation category were screened at Encounters 2015! Our 2015 EFA nominee 'Over' by Jörn Threlfall has also been nominated for Best British Short.

Details of these films are listed below.

The 2016 BAFTA shortlist features three animations and one live action short that were screened in competition at Encounters Festival 2015, details of these are below:


Prologue, Richard Williams
We screened the latest animation from legendary director and animator Richard Willimas in our ‘Rise and Fall’ programme in 2015.

Dir: Richard Williams
United Kingdom 2014
5 mins 30 secs

Greece – 2400 years ago. Spartan and Athenian warriors battle to the death, observed by a little girl.


Manoman, Simon Cartwright

The limitless Manoman was screened in the boundary pushing ‘Late Lounge’ programme in 2015.

Dir: Simon CartwrightMANoMAN
United Kingdom 2014
10 mins 5 secs

When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that has no limits


Edmond, Nina Gantz

Edmond – screened  in our 2015 ‘Close to The Edge’ programme.

Dir: Nina Gantz
United Kingdom 2015Edmond
9 mins 25 secs

When an oddball character slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche, in pursuit of self-understanding.


Over,  Jörn Thresfall

 Encounters alumni  Jörn Thresfall’s Over was part of the screening programme ‘Strangers in a Strange Land.’

Dir: Jörn Thresfall

United Kingdom 2015
13 mins 51 secsOver, Jorn Threlfall
Live Action

Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighborhood?
A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is both profound, and deeply unexpected.



You can view the BAFTA nominations list in full here.

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