24th Annual

Encounters Festival

September 25, 2018 to September 30, 2018

 
Category

Live Action Short Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
June 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately July 31, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Brief Encounters Grand Prix
Brief Encounters takes pride in the exemplary selection of the latest and greatest short films from around the world on show this year. The winner of the International Jury Award is the cream of this crop, the best that the short film world has to offer and certainly a name to look out for.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 2,500 Euro

Chris Collins Best of British Award - Brief Encounters
(£1,000, All films screened in this category qualify for BAFTA live action award) All submissions either produced in Britain or by British directors
Cash Award Value: 1,000 United Kingdom Pound

European Brief Encounters Award
(€1,000) All submissions must be European films (http://europa.eu/about-eu/member-countries/index_en.htm)
Cash Award Value: 1,000 Euro

Children's Jury Award
(£500) All entries under 15 minutes deemed suitable for young audiences, over 7 years old.
Cash Award Value: 500 United Kingdom Pound
This prize is shared with other categories.

DepicT! Awards
Prizes Main DepicT! 2017 Award £1500 cash + Lifetime membership to Shooting People Supported by The Royal Photographic Society, Watershed, Aardman, Films@59 and Shooting People. DepicT! Royal Photographic Society Cinematography Award £1000 cash Supported by The Royal Photographic Society DepicT! 2017 British Special Mention Award A special package of support which will both promote the winning 90-second film and further develop the filmmaker’s skills including: A tailored package of industry support from BAFTA, including a mentoring session and 6 month’s free access to BAFTA’s Learning & Events programme A place on a short course at the National Film and Television School in 2017, subject to availability. Lifetime membership to Shooting People, plus e-mentoring from senior SP members Note: It’s a great opportunity but be aware that it does require some commitment on your part. For teams of filmmakers, note that unfortunately, we can only offer the full package of support outlined above for one of the filmmakers involved in your film Supported by BAFTA & NFTS in partnership with Shooting People DepicT! Random Acts Special Mention Award A unique chance to be featured on Channel 4’s Random Acts website and pitch for a new Random Acts commission Supported by Channel 4 Shooting People Audience Award Lifetime membership to Shooting People Supported by Shooting People
Sponsor:Films@59, NFTS, Aardman, Arts Alliance Media, BAFTA, British Council, Shooting People, ICO
Cash Award Value: 1,500 Euro

Category Rules

Please see Terms and Conditions for full rules.