Resources for taking the next step to work in the film industry.

You may be considering making your first film, getting a film to be seen by a wider audience, or simply need advice on how to specialise in a certain area of filmmaking. These resources can support you to take the next step in your development.

Inside Screen 2024

Inside Screen saw 120 emerging filmmakers flooding into Watershed, Bristol for a day of screenings, talks and networking. 

BFI Film Academy at Encounters 2023

BFI Film Academy in the South West teamed up with Encounters Film Festival to offer three BFI Film Academy members passes in exchange for content created about their visit.

Hardie Writes: Shabu review

This documentary from director Shamira Raphaëla follows the charismatic young rapper Shabu as he tries desperately to earn money to pay off a debt.

2023 Pre-selectors for depict

DepicT! is the 90 second short film competition run in partnership between Watershed and Encounters. We selected three 18-25 year olds to work with us as a pre-selector for Depict 2023.

Getting Your Film Into Festivals

Anastasia Bruce-Jones talks to Programmer Ren Scateni, filmmaker Clarenz-Gutierrez-Badlis and filmmaker Monica Wat about the process of getting your film into festivals.

Hardie Writes: Reflective Encounters

As part of this year’s Encounters Film Festival, we were able to commission Nathan Hardie, AKA HardieWrites to write about a number of the films included in the festival’s student programme.