25th Annual

Encounters Festival

September 24, 2019 to September 29, 2019

 
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 28, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 9, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
June 6, 2019
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 August 16, 2019

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2018

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 live action short films from around the world. The winner of the International Jury Award is the cream of this crop, the best that the short film world has to offer and is 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
For full details about the various DepicT 90 second awards please see: https://www.depict.org/competition/
Cash Award Value: 1,500 British Pound

Category Rules

Please see Terms and Conditions for full rules.