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Bristol Encounters International Film Festival 2011

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Recorded as part of the Bristol Encounters International Film Festival 2011, here is a selection of events and masterclasses offering expert advice, insights and industry knowledge, as well as a chance to catch up on some of the highlights of the festival.

16 - 20 Nov 2011

Bristol Encounters International Film Festival is the UK’s longest running competitive short film and animation festival, and is held each year at venues in and around the Harbourside area of Bristol, including Watershed. The festival presents one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, and seeks to promote the importance of short film as a means to develop the next generation of filmmakers and animators.

The 2011 festival attracted an international audience, and included a programme of industry masterclasses spanning the whole landscape of cinema, offering expert advice in documentary filmmaking, feature filmmaking, cinematography, and programming. The festival also played host to a wealth of innovative new cinema spanning all genres, and cutting-edge animation.

Previous special guests at the festival have included Andy Serkis, Jeremy Brock, John Coates, Paddy Considine, Richard Eyre, and Phill Jupitus.

In December 2010, Encounters International Film Festival became a qualifying festival for Academy Awards Short Film Category. Then during March 2011, Encounters announced a new partnership with the European Film Academy Short Film Initiative, becoming a member of the elite circle of 15 European festivals that present the nominations for the European Film Academy Short Film Awards.

Encounters is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, including BAFTA's and Cartoon D'Or.

This collection contains a selection of events and materclasses recorded as part of Encounters 2011, so if you missed the festival, you can view some of the highlights here.

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