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Shadowing is arriving on Bristol's streets. When the sun goes down, Watershed's second Playable City Award Winner will appear as magical shadows beneath some of the city's street lights revealing traces of those who walked before.
Unfolding a canvas of expectations, resilience and reality checks, the short films in this programme take a close look at the complexities of the relationships between parents and children.
The importance of memory and time are the common threads to this powerful and emotive collection of films.
The selection in this programme demonstrates how short films have the gift of capturing those seemingly insignificant events of life and reveal how extraordinary they can actually be.
A collection of films to antagonise, delight and frustrate. From watery pleasures to visceral and graphic slaughter; some will make you warm whilst others make you squirm.
In the year when Encounters celebrates its 20th anniversary, we received a remarkable number of submissions taking insightful, problematic or downright nostalgic strolls down memory lane.
This fantastic collection of animated shorts is bound to leave you smiling - if not with the pure comic genius then at least with the striking surreal humour on show.
A dark London crime thriller centred on Michael, a natural predator and a complex mix of high functioning addict and corrupt police officer.
Join us as we push the boundaries of cinematic expectations, with 20 outstanding short films specially selected from 20 years of Encounters Festival.
This hotly anticipated profile of musician, screenwriter and novelist Nick Cave's first 20,000 days on earth has been wowing audiences since its premiere in Berlin. A fascinating and illuminating exploration of the creative process.Book Tickets
A perfectly formed collection of fun packed shorts, taking a look at the lighter side of life with a tinge of dark humour thrown in for good measure.
Cold, hard revenge has never been so brutally hilarious - this is a terrific Scandinavian film starring Stellan Skarsgaard as a snowplough driver on an ever increasingly chaotic warpath to avenge his son's death.Book Tickets
This mind-bending mystery based on SJ Watson's international bestseller sees Christine (Nicole Kidman) wake up every morning unable to remember a thing about her past or her identity.Book Tickets
To celebrate September's month of play at Watershed - the unveiling of Shadowing, an artwork which connects people with Bristol through play, a conference on Making the City Playable and Sunday screenings with playful cinematic visions of future cities - here is a collection of short films with a playful feel.