Submissions 2019

Submissions for Encounters 2019 are now open!

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.

You can find our full terms and conditions here.

Submissions for 2019 are now open! Please visit our Call for Entries page to find out more!