Submit Your Film

Submissions for Encounters 2018 are now closed!

Encounters presents a prestigious annual international competition, featuring the best new short, animated and virtual reality films from around the world.

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

Our short film, animation and virtual reality juries are comprised of international film and media professionals who select the award-winning films. For more details visit our About the Festival Awards page.

Thank you to everyone who submitted to this year’s festival! We look forward to watching your submissions and if you are successful we will be in touch in July!

Submissions for 2019 will open in November!