Private: CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Our 2018 Call for Entries is now open. Submit your film online 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, animated, and VR films from around the world. Encounters Festival dates in 2018 will be 25 – 30 September.

Filmmakers in competition are eligible for some of the world’s most distinguished short film and animation awards: the Oscars®, BAFTAs and European Film Awards. Over 3,000 films are submitted each year, and our programmers select over 200 films to screen in competition.

Our short film, animation and virtual reality juries are comprised of international film and media professionals who select the award-winning films.

OUR 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN! SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE.

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE 30 MARCH 2018 – fee £20

REGULAR DEADLINE 18 MAY 2018 – fee £25

FINAL DEADLINE 1 JUNE 2018 – fee £40

Full Terms and Conditions and Eligibility Guidelines can be found on the Withoutabox submission page.