Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2017 - Hope, The Mother of Fools

One of the UK’s foremost festivals dedicated to short film, Encounters is best known for it’s expansive competitive programmes. Divided into multiple categories and spanning hundreds of films, these offer as stylistically, generically and geographically diverse a selection as can be imagined. Yet, as with any festival of…

Encounters 2016 - 6 Hours and 30 Minutes Since You Took EU Away

With more than 400 films and 40 events, Encounters is a difficult festival to approach. With its Sinead O’Connor inspired header and unusual exhibition format, the festival’s “perpetual cinema” strand ‘Nothing Compares to EU’ stands out a little. A rolling programme of 28 films, each from a different…