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Encounters International Film Festival 2010
Recorded as part of the Encounters International Film Festival 2010, here are four events and masterclasses offering expert advice, insights and industry knowledge, including A Brief Encounter with Andy Serkis, Shorts2Feature Panel Discussion, Kodak Cinematography Masterclass with Chris Ross, and iFeatures Panel Discussion.
The Encounters International Film Festival has been running since 1995, and is internationally acknowledged as one of the most important celebrations of short film in the world. The festival incorporates two of the UK's leading film festivals, Brief Encounters and Animated Encounters, with a host of crossover events at venues in and around Bristol Harbourside.
Brief Encounters was originally conceived as a one-off festival to mark the centennial of cinema, but was so popular that it became an annual attraction. In 2001, Brief Encounters was joined by Animated Encounters, an event showcasing and celebrating animated films, and the talent, creativity, technology and skills that go into these productions. This festival also enjoyed massive success, and became the UK representative for the prestigious European Cartoon D'Or. Brief Encounters and Animated Encounters were originally held at different times of year. However, in 2006 the two events became amalgamated under the Encounters International Short Film Festival banner.
The festival has continued to expand annually, and the 2010 instalment saw a massive programme of events, including premieres, masterclasses, talks, workshops, guest screenings, and competitions. If you missed the festival, you can still view four of these events and masterclasses, which offer valuable insights into the film industry, as well as expert advice and industry knowledge.
BAFTA Presents: A Brief Encounter with Andy Serkis ‘The Lord of the Rings’ star discusses motion capture, and his plans to open a studio devoted to its development.
Shorts2Features Panel Discussion The panel shared invaluable industry information, gave tips to aspiring film-makers, and revealed their experiences of first time feature film-making.
iFeatures Panel Discussion Representatives from two of the commissions selected for this Bristol-based digital film initiative talk to Chris Moll about their work.
Kodak Cinematography Masterclass with Chris Ross London to Brighton cinematographer Chris Ross spoke about his career, the film industry, and the technical aspects of film-making.