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Bristol Encounters International Film Festival 2011
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.
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.
Big Ideas, Big Screen: Francine Stock Broadcaster and novelist Francine Stock explores how cinema has shaped the popular imagination, discussing the nature of our relationship with film.
Contentertainment With the proliferation of screens now entering the living room, how do television makers use this new technology to their advantage?
Directors UK Present: Bruce Robinson 'Withnail & I' director Bruce Robinson discusses his work, his life, and his latest film, 'The Rum Diary'.
Filmmaker Focus: Carol Morley & Cairo Cannon 'Dreams of a Life' director/producer team Carol Morley and Cairo Cannon discuss their respective careers, and their work together.
NFTS Presents: Cinematography Masterclass Award-winning cinematographers Stuart Harris and Brian Tufano talk about their work, and discuss how technology has changed the film industry.
The Programmer's Fear of Missing the Masterpiece Mark Cosgrove, Artistic Director of Encounters Film Festival and Watershed's Head of Programme, gives an insight into the mind of the programmer.
The Way To Documentary A panel of industry specialists explore the possibilities available to a documentary filmmaker, and offer practical, real-world advice.