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Welcome....................................................................... 4 Industry Focus................................................................ 6 Festival Pass and Booking Tickets...................................... 7 Festival Venues............................................................... 8 Festival Overview.......................................................... 10 Festival Schedule........................................................... 14

2. FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Shorts2Features: Bypass (Third Films)........................... 176 Best of Croatian Animation at Animafest Zagreb 2017...177 Cartoon d’Or.............................................................. 179 European Film Awards: Short Matters 2........................ 181 Polish Shorts: Close Ties.............................................. 183 Polish Documentary.................................................... 184 Chris Shepherd Retrospective....................................... 186 Shorts2Features: The Red Turtle.................................. 188

Tuesday 19................................................................... 18

‘Women in Puppetry and Puppet Animation’ Bristol Festival of Puppetry Showcase............................ 189

Wednesday 20............................................................. 19

Shorts2Features: Almost Heaven................................. 192

Thursday 21................................................................. 28

Shorts2Features: Daphne............................................ 193

Friday 22...................................................................... 40

Shorts2Features: Signature Move................................. 194

Saturday 23.................................................................. 51

Eye Candy Show - Presented by Shelley Page................. 195

Sunday 24.................................................................... 58

Magma: Italian Shorts.................................................. 199

3. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Brief Encounters ........................................................... 66 Animated Encounters.................................................... 86 Immersive Encounters ................................................ 115

4. MIXED PROGRAMME Children’s Jury Award.................................................. 122 Comedy: Fun Rides..................................................... 125

European Film Awards: Short Matters 3........................ 201 Polish Shorts: Love Love............................................... 203 Shorts from Turkey by Hezarfen Film Galeri.................. 205 Polish Shorts: My House Without Me........................... 207 Yuichi Ito Screening..................................................... 209 Creative England Showcase......................................... 211 Shorts2Features: A Moving Image................................ 213

Comedy: Love Bites..................................................... 128

Shubbak Presents: Imagined Futures, Short Films by Arab Artists, Curated by Elhum Shakerifar....................214

Sci-Fi: Other Worlds................................................... 131

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt........................................216

Horror: Thrilling & Chilling............................................ 133

Autism Friendly Screening: Oska Bright.........................217

Late Lounge: Red........................................................ 136

Who Let the Dogs Out The Reksio Anniversary Programme ............................219

Late Lounge: Blue....................................................... 139 Deaf Shorts Showcase................................................. 143

5. ASSOCIATED COMPETITIONS

VS1 Retrospective....................................................... 220 The Best of Poland - Presentation of the Best Polish Series for Children.............................................. 221

Nahemi Screening....................................................... 146

Revolting Rhymes........................................................ 223

DepicT! Showcase....................................................... 150

Shorts2Features: Ethel & Ernest................................... 224

6. GUEST PROGRAMMES Widening The Lens..................................................... 156 ‘The Cabinet of Curiosities’ Bristol Festival of Puppetry Showcase................................................. 158 European Film Awards: Short Matters 1........................ 160 Third Films Shorts....................................................... 162 Oska Bright................................................................. 164 Polish Animation......................................................... 166 Philomela’s Chorus Screening....................................... 168 UWE_Film................................................................. 169 Living Animated Dreams - Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut....................................................... 171 VR: Another Gaze....................................................... 174

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Shorts2Features: Bronco’s House................................. 225 Spanish Deaf Shorts.................................................... 226 The Final Girls Present Strange Creatures...................... 227 Aki Kaurismäki: Selected Shorts................................... 229 The Final Girls Present ‘The Final Girls’......................... 230 Shorts2Features: Leningrad Cowboys Go America........ 231

7. EXTRAS Partners And Supporters.............................................. 234 Acknowledgements And Thanks.................................. 235 FilmMaker Index......................................................... 252 International Competition Film Index............................ 253 Festival Schedule......................................................... 254

VR Lates: Together...................................................... 175

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ENCOUNTERS 2015 © JON CRAIG

WELCOME TO THE 23RD ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL Encounters’ 23rd annual festival will be my first as chairman and I’m confident that a look through the catalogue will encourage you to share my enthusiasm for the strong and surprising programme that Rich Warren and his team have put together for this year’s event. Offering a sample of the best new work for the screen to be found anywhere, Bristol once again makes good on its reputation for showcasing fresh talent and cutting-edge ideas. Live-action, animated, and now ‘immersive’ encounters… For the first time, the festival provides a serious window onto virtual reality with a VR Cinema section programmed by consideration of content rather than for its novelty value. The aim is to establish this section as a professional weather-vane for the development of VR over the coming years. Meanwhile the regular competition sections for new British and international short films are scheduled under one roof at Watershed, as are special selections of horror, comedy, romance and sci-fi shorts. And whatever the likelihood, or not, of Brexit coming to pass, the festival – and its audiences – retain a resolute taste for European stories and directors, with an extensive focus this year on female Polish filmmakers, and guest programmes of new Italian and Turkish films. More than any other UK film event, Encounters is dedicated to showcasing, developing and tracking the progress of filmmaking talent, and our Shorts2Features strand is where this is most evident. Directors whose early shorts were shown in Bristol will be on hand to present their latest full-length films including Peter Mackie Burns with DAPHNE, while special sections will draw attention to the work of British production company Third Films including Duane Hopkins’ BYPASS, and pay tribute to Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki. Spare some warm thoughts, as you navigate the screenings and professional events this year, for our ‘without whom’ funders, the BFI, Bristol City Council and (for the next year anyway, and perhaps for longer after all) Creative Europe; as well as for our key sponsors, those prominent Bristolians: Aardman Animation, IMDb Pro and the University of the West of England.

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This year’s competition programme takes the current local, national, continental and global state, chews it over for a while and then spits it out with creative venom. Sometimes holding a mirror up to society, sometimes shedding light on lesser known issues and sometimes showing how things could, or perhaps should, be. That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom, oh no, we’ve got laughs of all kinds too; from inadvertent snorts to inappropriate guffaws, as well as opportunities for escapism and captivation in equal measure.

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If you believe everything you read then the 21st Century is in regression. With nuclear and cyber terror battling for supremacy and rampant xenophobia dominating the ‘fake news’, no one would blame you for escaping to your bunker and waiting for it all to blow over. But that’s not the short film way…

The festival itself also continues to respond to these changing times too with the introduction of a third sibling to join our Animated and Brief Encounter strands, Immersive Encounters. This new strand allows us to explore emerging platforms and the creativity presented on these formats. Whilst this year the competitive element of this strand focusses on 360° filmmaking within the VR Cinema, other platforms are on display throughout the festival venues – you just have to explore. Our Widening the Lens policy and initiative continues to highlight positive representation both on and off screen and it gives me great pleasure to kick off the festival proper on Wednesday morning with a Widening the Lens Alumni screening, putting some of the talent we’ve been fortunate enough to engage with up on the big screen where they belong. Finally, I’d like to acknowledge one other aspect of change. For the last 3 years it has been my absolute privilege to work alongside Alice Cabanas steering the festival into a new era. Earlier this year she made the tough decision to venture into pastures new and whilst she continues to support the festival from afar, we will be forever indebted to her contribution and dedication. However, every cloud has a silver lining and Alice’s departure has allowed us to assemble an incredible new team who in their first year have truly hit the ball out of the park. I truly hope that this year Encounters can help ease your 21st Century fears and that our cinematic bunkers leave you feeling slightly more positive about the state of humanity – if not there’s always the Late Lounge!

Rich Warren, Festival Director Section 1

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INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

INDUSTRY FOCUS WEDNESDAY 20 - FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER An intensive 3 days for filmmakers and professionals combining high-level masterclasses, panel discussions, industry film screenings, workshops and networking sessions. Industry activity at the festival offers an informal, friendly environment for professional exchange, learning and conversation. In this catalogue you will find a day-by-day breakdown of the screenings and events that are included in the Festival Pass. Full film details for both the competition screenings and guest programmes can be found in sections 3-6.

AVA – DIGITAL VIEWING LIBRARY This year sees an update to our traditional Digital Viewing Library. Through several AVA terminals around the city delegates will be able to access all selected competition films. The main access point for delegates will be at the Bristol Festivals Building from Wed-Fri 10:00-18:00.

FILMMAKER RETREAT For all delegates looking for somewhere to go after a busy day at Encounters, The Forge is a beautiful private retreat just 10 minutes walk from the Festival Hub at Watershed. Opening from 8pm until late Weds 20 Sept, Thu 21 Sept and Fri 22 Sept – you’ll receive a truly friendly welcome at The Forge. Come and mingle, enjoy some tunes and buy a drink at the bar or order a pizza. Each night we have different events at The Forge – so check the schedule or the Encounters website to find out more.

The Forge Colston Yard Bristol BS1 5BD Say cheese! Don’t forget to share your pics using #theforgebristol and #Encounters2017!

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HOW TO USE YOUR FESTIVAL PASS The Festival Pass covers all Industry activity and networking Wednesday – Friday. It also grants access to all International Competition screenings and events (excluding main gala events) Wednesday – Sunday. Day passes are available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Festival passes also include a 20% discount on gala event tickets.

BOOK YOUR EVENT AND SCREENING TICKETS The Festival Pass alone will not allow you access to events or screenings. To gain access to Industry activity or screenings you must first book a ticket for every event or screening you wish to attend. Please note tickets are limited and therefore subject to availability. Festival Pass holder booking opens on the morning of each day. Tickets will be available to book online or in person at the Box Office from 9am each day for that particular day’s events.

BOOK ONLINE Once you get to the booking pages, simply log in with your email and password and start booking your tickets. (Please note you must log in before you start booking in order to access your free tickets). If you forget your password, you can reset it at this stage - then you can collect your pre-booked tickets from Watershed Box Office.

FESTIVAL PASS AND BOOKING TICKETS

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Book online at: www.encounters-festival.org.uk

BOOK AT WATERSHED BOX OFFICE You can book your tickets in person at Watershed Box Office from 9am each day (bring your Festival Pass as this will be scanned by the box office team). The box office can get very busy during the festival so please leave yourself plenty of time to book your tickets or book online.

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FESTIVAL VENUES

FESTIVAL VENUES MAIN FESTIVAL HUB Watershed 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol BS1 5TX +44 (0) 117 927 5100 www.watershed.co.uk Watershed is well equipped for visitors with disabilities, including wheelchair access and adapted toilets.

OTHER FESTIVAL VENUES Arnolfini

Colston Hall

16 Narrow Quay Bristol BS1 4QA

Colston Street Bristol BS1 5AR

Bristol Archives

The Forge

B Bond Warehouse Smeaton Road Bristol BS1 6XN

Colston Yard Bristol BS1 5BD

Bristol Festivals Office

18-19 Christmas Steps Bristol BS1 5BS

20th Century Flicks

1 Unity Street Bristol BS1 5HH

THE ENCOUNTERS VORB Play with the Vorb at this year’s festival and see your posts go live before every screening! We want you to upload and share video content to create an interactive orb. Make it punchy, funny, beautiful, moving (and under 20 seconds!) of whatever floats your boat. Simply upload your video to Twitter using #Encounters2017 and put yourself in the Vorb.

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FESTIVAL OVERVIEW CELEBRATING EUROPEAN FILM Encounters is proudly European and works closely throughout the year with many European film festivals and filmmakers to present festival goers with some of the best work out there. In 2017 we present specially curated programmes of short films from Turkey, Italy and Croatia. Additionally European shorts will be screened within a Perpetual Cinema located at 20th Century Flicks, celebrating and highlighting Encounters’ strong continental partnership ties by showing a selection of films from each of the 28 EU member states. With Brexit looming it is sometimes easy to forget we are not the only European country going through political turmoil. It is with this in mind we have selected Poland as our country in focus. Originating from a desire to highlight female filmmakers from a place seemingly prepared to limit the voices of its citizens, this focus has grown into a unique explosion of creativity, featuring three female filmmaker showcases, an animation special, an archival documentary programme, a kids special and finally a retrospective from Poland’s oldest animated dog!

POLISH FOCUS KFF Sales and Promotion is thrilled and honoured to collaborate with Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival by curating the Polish Voices guest programmes. We are happy to be able to get British and international audiences acquainted with the best Polish productions, both recent and archival. The attention in the Polish Voices programmes is focused on women, who take the protagonism on both sides of the camera. At the same time, we wish to present Polish filmmaking as widely and diversely as possible, hoping to arouse the audience’s curiosity and appetite for more. On behalf of the KFF Sales & Promotion team I would like to wish you a very inspiring and fruitful festival!

Marta Świątek, KFF Sales & Promotion

SHORTS2FEATURES The transition from short to feature is challenging enough in terms of the techniques and practicalities of visual storytelling, never mind the economics. Our Shorts2Features strand is curated by Festival Advisor, Mark Cosgrove and shines a light on those fortunate filmmakers who have transitioned successfully This year’s Shorts2Features programme features talent from across the globe, including work from festival alumni such as Peter Mackie Burns (Milk, 2005), Carol Salter (Unearthing the Pen, 2010) and double Grand-Prix winning Jennifer Reeder (A Million Miles Away, 2014; Blood Below the Skin, 2015).

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Encounters is a charity that stands for fairness and equality. Whether showcasing the best in new and emerging talent, running events, or hiring staff, we take our commitment to fair representation seriously. We’re committed to widening the lens across all our practices, and that means whatever your background, we won’t exclude anyone based on gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, or otherwise. You’ll be welcome here.

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WIDENING THE LENS POLICY

WIDENING THE LENS – SHORTS2FEATURES WORKSHOP During the festival week, Encounters will host the first session of a training and development programme for filmmakers from diverse backgrounds moving into feature film development. The course aims to address and improve diversity within the filmmaking industry, and in addition is designed to remove barriers and increase opportunities for 6 under-represented filmmakers at mid-stage in their career who are moving into, or have begun developing/ making feature films. The course will take the filmmakers through a dedicated programme including workshops, masterclasses, and one-to-one sessions with industry professionals to further develop their skills and knowledge.

ACCESSIBILITY Encounters is committed to presenting an annual festival which celebrates cultural diversity and encourages creative collaborations across borders. With this in mind several opportunities have been created throughout the festival for filmmakers with accessibility difficulties to engage with the content on offer. The festival has teamed up with Oska Bright to create a showcase of international disabled filmmakers which will screen twice throughout the festival week. The second screening will be a special Autism friendly screening with lights kept on at a low level, reduced sound levels and allowance for increased levels of movement and noise. Following on from the success of last year’s Sign of the Times programme, this year the festival will feature three Deaf showcases co-curated by Deaf artist, David Ellington and Festival Director, Rich Warren. Kicking off with a 10-year retrospective of David’s own production company, VS1, the programme will then host Encounters’ first Deaf competition programme before shining a light on Spanish Deaf filmmaking.

IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS Encounters’ latest addition to the family, Immersive Encounters, focuses on the creativity appearing on non-traditional platforms. Our VR Cinema creates the focus point for this new strand allowing audiences to simultaneously experience 360° filmmaking in a safe, facilitated environment – allowing the focus to be on the content rather than the technology. This cinema will host three competitive programmes and two guest programmes specially curated by VR guru Catherine Allen, exploring the Female perspective within VR. In addition to the VR Cinema the festival will host a series of interactive installations allowing audiences to engage with content in new, unfamiliar ways. This includes the White House in Augmented Reality (1600 by Nexus) and the brilliant but appropriately named Mayhem Machine by Marieke Verbiesen. Be sure to keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved and immerse yourself fully.

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INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES 1600 Watershed Café/Bar 1600 is a new way for you to experience a year in the life of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave via Augmented Reality using a one dollar bill and your smartphone. Working closely with the White House and the White House Historical Association, 1600 continues President Obama’s legacy of using digital innovation to increase accessibility to the White House. The story takes you on a journey across a year or more through the seasons, beginning with President Obama’s arrival. Along the way you’ll see yearly events. You can open up the Oval office or release secret service agents onto the roof – and lots more. At any moment you’re able to pause the story to find nice historical nuggets or funny moments and take unique photos.

THE GRUFFALO SPOTTER Watershed Café/Bar

In 2017, in the first ever development of its kind, visitors to the 26 Forestry Commission England sites have been invited to take a leading role in the world famous children’s tale, The Gruffalo. Commissioned by Magic Light Pictures in partnership with Forestry Commission England, The Gruffalo Spotter augmented reality app invites families to follow a trail of clues, tracking footprints of their favourite characters from The Gruffalo. Once families have spotted the characters, they’re brought to life in augmented reality using the Gruffalo Spotter app. Visitors can stand next to the characters and take photos as keepsakes using their phone or tablet, which can be shared via social media with the hashtag #GruffaloSpotters. The app takes family forest walks to new heights, encouraging children to get exploring, firing their imaginations and enabling them to have a unique forest experience. We are now delighted to welcome The Gruffalo Spotter to Encounters 2017. Download the app, look for the markers and try it out for yourself!

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PLAYBACK: TOURING EXHIBITION IN ASSOCIATION WITH RANDOM ACTS Watershed Top Foyer Encounters is delighted to welcome touring exhibition Playback, a dynamic display of short films made by up and coming artist filmmakers from all across England, many from Bristol. The award-winning short films included in the interactive exhibition were created by 16-24 year olds, many with no previous experience in industry, following a nationwide open call. Many of those selected have now embarked on successful careers with film studios, in the fashion and music industries and in the art world. Playback travels across the length and breadth of the country in some of England’s major galleries, cinemas and arts venues until March 2018. Other locations include London, Manchester, Newcastle and York with more to be announced. Playback is funded by Arts Council England and is a joint initiative with Channel 4 Random Acts.

MAYHEM MACHINE Waterside 1 between filmmaker Q&As Mayhem Machine is an interactive instrument that produces synchronised sound, light and animation compositions, controlled by the audience via a custom made interface. The installation features instruments that can be used to control a symbiotic set of animations and sounds, and offers tools to further enhance the audiovisual compositions made by its users. Mayhem Machine is designed for interaction, the audience can use its playful tools to invoke “mayhem”.

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INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED DISTINCTIONS IN FILM To have your work assessed by acclaimed film makers go to rps.org/film BEN MANKIN & WILL BALDY Still from Living Winner of the RPS Cinematography Award 2016

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

DAY

VENUE

TUE 19

COLSTON HALL

WED 20

CINEMA 1

09:00

09:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

Short Film 1: Happy Together

CINEMA 2

12:00

Widening The Lens Alumni

13:30

14:00

14:30

Oska Bright Polish Animation

Third Films Shorts

Q&A SF Comp 1

15:00

Short Film 2: Talk to Me

EFA Short Matters 1 Random Acts 1

WATERSIDE 1

13:00

Animation 1: Packing a Punch

Cabinet of Curiosities

CINEMA 3

12:30

Q&A Ani Comp 1

WATERSIDE 2

Festival Formula VR 1: Electric Relaxation

WATERSIDE 3

Philomela’s Chorus Panel

Short Film Studies

BAR ARNOLFINI FORGE THU 21

CINEMA 1

Short Film 4: In Transit

CINEMA 2

Animation 3: Life's Journey

Cartoon d’Or

CINEMA 3

Animafest

EFA Short Matters 2 Random Acts 2

WATERSIDE 1

VR 2: Excursions

Chris

Q&A Ani Comp 3 Random Acts Panel: Funding

BFI Network Panel

WATERSIDE 3

Polish Documentary

Polish Shorts: Close Ties

Q&A SF Comp 4

WATERSIDE 2

Short Film 5: Me, Myself & I

Chris Shepherd Edna Welthorpe

NFTS VFX and VR Masterclass

VR 3: Scenario

Shorts2Features Panel

BAR ARNOLFINI

S2F:

THE FORGE FRI 22

LFA Workshop

CINEMA 1

Short Film 7: No Turning Back

CINEMA 2

Animation 5: Sweet & Sour

Magma

CINEMA 3

EFA Short Matters 3

Shelley Page: Eye Candy

Random Acts 3

WATERSIDE 1

VR 1: Electric Relaxation

VR 3: Scenario

Polish Shorts:

Q&A Ani Comp 5 Random Acts Panel: Careers

Yogscast presents...

WATERSIDE 3

Turkish Shorts

Polish Shorts: Love Love

Q&A SF Comp 7

WATERSIDE 2

Animation 6: Birds & Beasts

B3 Media VR Panel: Where we're at...

Vimeo Staff Picks

BAR ARNOLFINI

HoloGauze

Holo-Gauze Show and Tell

THE FORGE SAT 23

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

CINEMA 1 CINEMA 2

Children's Jury Award Who Let The Dogs Out

CINEMA 3

Autism Friendly: Oska Bright

WATERSIDE 1

VR LET

Making of The Red Turtle

Revolting Rhymes

S2F: Ethel & Ernest (from 14:15)

Polish Kids Shorts VS1 Retrospective

DepicT!

WATERSIDE 2

VS1: Deaf Networking VR 1: Electric Relaxation

WATERSIDE 3

VR 2: Excursions

VR 3: Scenario

VR: Another Gaze

BAR SUN 24

CINEMA 1

Award Winners 1 (11:40 - 13:40)

09:00

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Adam Buxton’s BUG Short Film 3: On Shaky Ground Philomela’s Chorus Screening (until 17:10)

Animation 2: Lucky Dip

UWE_Film Q&A SF Comp 2

Sci-Fi: Other Worlds

Horror: Thrilling & Chilling

Living Animated Dreams (17:40 - 18:40 NAHEMI Q&A SF Comp 3

S2F: Bypass

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

15:30

Q&A Ani Comp 2

Ffilm Cymru VR 2: Excursions

VR 3: Scenario

VR: Another Gaze

VR: Together

UWE_Film reception Tate presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the age of Black Power

WiFi Wars Filmmaker Retreat

Short Film 6: Child’s Pose

Animation 4: Heartstrings

Comedy: Fun Rides

Comedy: Love Bites

Women in Puppetry Shepherd Retrospective

S2F: Almost Heaven

Q&A Ani Comp 5

S2F: Daphne

Q&A SF Comp 6

LFA VR

S2F: Signature Move

Q&A Ani Comp 4

Guiding Lights VR 1: Electric Relaxation

VR 2: Excursions

VR: Together

VR: Another Gaze

Polish Reception Desert Island Flicks with Michael Dudok de Wit

The Red Turtle

Masterclass with animator Pierre Coffin Filmmaker Retreat

Short Film 8: Flights of Fancy

Short Film 9: Stranger Danger

Bar Shorts

Late Lounge: Red

Late Lounge: Blue

Yuichi Ito Screening My House Without Me

Creative England Showcase

Q&A Ani Comp 6

S2F: A Moving Image

Q&A SF Comp 8

Shubbak: Imagined Futures

Q&A SF Comp 9

Yuichi Ito Masterclass VR 2: Excursions

VR 3: Scenario

VR: Another Gaze

VR: Together

Creative England reception Playground

Stuart Warren-Hill presents Holotronica Filmmaker Retreat Awards Ceremony

The Final Girls Shorts

The FInal Girls present The Final Girls

S2F: Broncos House Deaf Shorts Showcase

Spanish Deaf Shorts

VR 1: Electric Relaxation

VR: Together

VR 2: Excursions

DepicT! Reception

15:30

16:00

S2F: Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Aki Kaurismaki Shorts

VR 3: Scenario

Closing Night Party

16:30

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18:00

18:30

19:00

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20:00

20:30

21:00

21:30

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE THE RED TURTLE, MICHAËL DUDOK DE WIT

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TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 19:30

ADAM BUXTON PRESENTS BEST OF BUG: THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC VIDEO

COLSTON HALL EVENT 150MINS £21.50 INC BOOKING FEE NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS Come feast your eyes – and, of course, your ears - on an evening of awe-inspiring music videos, astounding online nuggets and a unique brand of sit-down comedy with Adam Buxton – comedian, writer, broadcaster, video director, general music video enthusiast and YouTube comment wrangler. BUG began in April 2007 as a series of bi-monthly shows at BFI Southbank – the home of British cinema. These celebrations of global creativity in music video have since become a phenomenon, as popular and brilliant as the visual ideas which the BUG team unearths. This special show at Colston Hall as part of Encounters 2017 is a selection of some favourite videos from the recent BUG shows – with Adam’s own inimitable presentation and some delightfully unbalanced commentary from YouTube commentators, all interspersed with some gems of Adam’s own making. This special edition of the Best of BUG promises outstanding clips rarely seen on a big screen (or even a TV screen), some incredible online discoveries and hilarious insights into the online community.

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09:30

WIDENING THE LENS(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 For the past 12 months Encounters has been running an initiative to support filmmakers from underrepresented communities access the industry. This programme is a showcase of some of the talent that has come through this scheme and their potential.

10:00

SHORT FILM 1: HAPPY TOGETHER(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Telling stories of families, friends, lovers and communities, this programme digs deep into the rich tapestry of relationships and the powerful emotions they evoke. At one time uplifting and heartbreaking, these short films take us on a diverse journey through the complexity and beauty of love and human connections.

10:30

‘THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES’ BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY SHOWCASE(15)

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 A surreal selection of dark visions, ghostly stories and cautionary tales from the masters of European puppet animation. This retrospective will send you on a journey with some of central Europe’s most influential puppet filmmakers – and will send a shiver down your spine. Produced by the Eastern European programme.

11:00

VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 From your final hours of this lifetime to soul soothing meditation, this programme explores headspaces in a variety of scenarios…sometimes whilst riding a flying fish.

11:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 1

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

11:30

RANDOM ACTS 1(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 60MINS £5.00 An exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life through the lens of young artists.

12:00

ANIMATION 1: PACKING A PUNCH(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Prepare to be impressed! This collection of powerful short animated films has high visual and emotional impact and each film has strength in the story. From a child questioning death to an urgent ecological plea - each film drives home a firm message.

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12:30

EFA SHORT MATTERS 1(15) WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Watch the best recent European short films. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present the 2016 short film nominations in these delightful screenings, presented in three short film programmes.

Encounters is the UK nominating Festival for these awards, nominating one film along with each of the 15 European participating film festivals.

12:30

SHORT FILM STUDIES

WATERSIDE 3 PANEL 90MINS

This seminar will launch the new issue of SHORT FILM STUDIES, devoted to two recent short film masterpieces that have won numerous awards: ZEPO (Spain, 2014, 3 min) directed by Cesar Diaz Melendez and LISTEN (Denmark/Finland, 2013, 13 min), directed by Rungano Nyoni and Hamy Ramezan. The seminar will be chaired by Richard Raskin, the editor of SHORT FILM STUDIES, and will include a presentation of ZEPO by Caroline Ruddell regarding craft-based animation, and a presentation of LISTEN by director Hamy Ramezan and producer Helene Granqvist. Don’t miss this opportunity to look closely at the ways in which two important short films tell their stories. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A.

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14:00

THIRD FILMS SHORTS(15)

FESTIVAL FORMULA

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Seven short films produced by Samm Haillay (Third Films) over the past 16 years. Some of these have played Encounters as part of their festival run and are now in a programme together for the first time. Samm will be on hand to discuss this body of his producing work.

13:30

Q&A ANIMATED COMPETITION 1

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

WATERSIDE 2 MASTERCLASS 60MINS

The worldwide festival circuit is epic and can be overwhelming or remain undiscovered. With more than a decade of festival submission experience for filmmakers of different genres, shorts and features, Katie McCullough created Festival Formula to help filmmakers navigate the circuit. The masterclass will help you understand the nature of the festival landscape, discuss different types of festivals that are out there, offer advice on managing expectation, and provide useful tips to prepare yourself for the competitive festival circuit.

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

13:00

14:00

SHORT FILM 2: TALK TO ME(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Whether verbally or by means of technology, opening up can be the hardest thing, even with the ones closest to us. The characters in this compelling selection of short films give us an insight into the mysterious dynamics of communication and the need to reach out and connect. After all, as the 80s cheesy adage goes: ‘Words don’t come easy…’

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

14:30

OSKA BRIGHT(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Oska Bright Film Festival was founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work. Now, in its 8th edition, it is the largest and most influential festival of its kind in the world. The screening features bold, risk taking shorts from across the globe, some from the archive and a few treats from the upcoming festival in November. Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, American Honey) says “Oska Bright is brilliant!” – come and see why. Oska Bright is a Carousel and Junk TV initiative. Supported by Arts Council England, BFI and Brighton & Hove City Council.

14:30

15:00

POLISH ANIMATION(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 KFF Sales and Promotion is thrilled and honoured to collaborate with Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival by curating the Polish Voices guest programmes. We are happy to be able to get British and international audiences acquainted with the best Polish productions, both recent and archival.

15:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

PHILOMELA’S CHORUS PANEL

WATERSIDE 3 PANEL 60MINS

Philomela’s Chorus: A New Route to Visibility Two members of Philomela’s Chorus will talk about the process and philosophy behind their new programme of shorts and will discuss why they turned to private funding to get their films made.

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16:00

WATERSIDE 2 PANEL 60MINS

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.

FFILM CYMRU PRESENTS SHINING A LIGHT ON WELSH TALENT

BFI NETWORK’s Beacons and Horizons schemes at Ffilm Cymru Wales support new and emerging talent to produce their filmic calling cards. Come along and see some of our recent shorts, hear from the filmmakers and find out what the funders look for in the two schemes and how you can make your short film stand out from the crowd.

16:00

SHORT FILM 3: ON SHAKY GROUND(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 A collection of studies on human vulnerability, the short film way. In this diverse overview of what it means to be exposed and feeling the foundations cracking under our feet, stories of frailty and resilience are explored with disarming honesty. As proven by the characters in these short films, it takes a huge amount of courage to lay ourselves bare and ultimately find our voice and unique strength.

VR 2: EXCURSIONS(15)

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

15:30

16:30

PHILOMELA’S CHORUS SCREENING(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 40MINS £5.00 Formed to address the virtual absence of a broad diversity of black female and female identified voices in the arena of artist moving image, and mindful of writer, Claudia Rankine’s assertion that the ‘invisibility of black Women is astounding’, Philomela’s Chorus brings together the work of four emerging artists from literature, visual arts and the moving image. It offers an opportunity to see a new and exciting range of styles and approaches - from the polyphonic to the deeply personal.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

17:00

17:30

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 UWE_FILM, BRISTOL FUN FROLICS and FILMMAKING UWE_FILM (the re-launched BA Hons Filmmaking at UWE) will be screening a selection of its recent graduate work in an event hosted by Programme Leader Freya Billington. A mix of drama, documentary and experimental shorts will be followed by a brief talk.

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.

UWE_FILM(15)

Check us out here: @UWE_FILM https://vimeo.com/uwefilm https://www.facebook.com/UWEFILM/

17:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 3

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

VR 3: SCENARIO(15)

17:40

LIVING ANIMATED DREAMS - FILMAKADEMIE’S ANIMATIONSINSTITUT(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 60MINS £5.00 Animationsinstitut, part of Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, offers a projectoriented curriculum in the subject areas Animation and Interactive Media. The institute encourages its students to think outside the box, develop an individual style and, by doing so, create innovative ideas. This screening features a selection of some outstanding student projects that depict the wide creative range of productions realised at Animationsinstitut – from 2D and 3D to VFX.

18:00

ANIMATION 2: LUCKY DIP(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Spanning a range of styles and techniques; variety is the spice of life in this strange and compelling land of animated wonder.

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TATE PRESENTS SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER(15)

ARNOLFINI EVENT 90MINS £5.00 NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS

18:30

UWE_FILM RECEPTION

WATERSHED CAFE/BAR RECEPTION 90MINS NETWORKING Drinks and a chance to chat with the whole teaching team and some of the UWE_ FILM students.

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

18:00

Come hear about our upcoming plans for world domination and check us out here: @UWE_FILM https://vimeo.com/uwefilm https://www.facebook.com/UWEFILM/

19:00

NAHEMI(15)

The Tate Modern has commissioned a series of original films, created by black filmmakers and directors about African American artists in the civil rights movement. The short films are presented alongside Tate Modern’s latest exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and shine a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists during the civil rights movement. Among others, the series includes a film created by British Filmmaker, Cecile Emeke, inspired by the work of Faith Ringgold whose paintings and quilted narrative pieces depicted the racial, political and social tensions she experienced as an artist working in Harlem in the 60s and 70’s.

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 NEW GRADUATE TALENT, NAHEMI SCREENING & AWARDS CEREMONY NAHEMI, The National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image, presents a programme of some of the most exciting, dynamic and diverse films made in the UK this year by students studying at our member Institutions. A chance to see films from the brightest new graduate talents, the selection of Drama, Documentary, Experimental and Animation, will be followed by an Awards Ceremony with a Guest Presenter. NAHEMI acts as a forum for debate on all matters pertaining to the teaching of practice in the Moving Image in Higher Education across the UK. http://nahemi.org/ @nahemiUK

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

19:00

20:00

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 VR is a brand new medium, and with it comes the opportunity to subvert norms and challenge assumptions. Guest curator Catherine Allen invites you to submerge yourself in a series of boundary-pushing VR experiences that will introduce you to a range of refreshingly different perspectives on the world. From challenging an urban-centric outlook, to whole-heartedly representing the female experience, Another Gaze will draw attention to the creative importance of the world view that VR creators come with.

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Reflecting the current climate of uncertainty and fear for the future of the planet, this exciting and unsettling selection of brand new science fiction short films explores dystopias and postapocalyptic worlds of tomorrow.

VR: ANOTHER GAZE(15)

Another Gaze’s curator, Catherine Allen is a BAFTA-winning immersive media specialist who led the production of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences. She now focuses her time around helping VR reach broader audiences by partnering with arts venues to put on VR events.

19:30

Q&A ANIMATED COMPETITION 2

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

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SCI-FI: OTHER WORLDS(15)

20:00

WIFI WARS(PG)

ARNOLFINI EVENT 120MINS £10.00 NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS WiFi Wars is the World Record-Breaking live comedy game show where the entire audience play along. Log in with your smartphone or tablet (make sure you’ve got plenty of battery) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes! Hosted by comedian and regular videogames commentator Steve McNeil (Team Captain on the hit TV show “Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit” and regular on Challenge TV’s “Videogame Nation”), the show was first developed at the prestigious Royal Institution. Critic’s Choice – Time Out. Top Ten London Geek Nights Out – Metro. Not To Be Missed – The Guardian.

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22:00

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 One of VR’s most exciting qualities is its powerful ability to foster feelings of intimacy. In her Together strand, guest curator Catherine Allen sets out to reclaim intimacy in VR from commercial VR porn’s male gaze. Experience work at the cutting edge of VR culture that takes you through different stages of a relationship. In curating Together Catherine sets out to demonstrate what VR is capable of in terms of showing the nuances of human relationships, sensuality and sexuality.

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Films designed to make you uneasy or on edge are often difficult to view. It’s the sense of discomfort or feeling of anticipated horror that makes them so compelling to watch. Like rubberneckers passing an accident; the urge to look is overwhelming and irresistible. In this mixed offering, each film conjures a sense of anticipation and many deliver an unexpected twist and shock.

VR LATES: TOGETHER(18)

HORROR: THRILLING & CHILLING(15)

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

20:30

21:00

SHORTS2FEATURES: BYPASS (THIRD FILMS)(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Dir. Duane Hopkins Tim is a good kid, Tim is a criminal. A morality tale of society’s feared and forsaken.

One of Samm Haillay’s feature films that have screened in Venice alongside the short he also produced that preceded his long term collaborator Duane Hopkins’ move to features.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 09:30

BEST OF CROATIAN ANIMATION AT ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2017(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Animation in Croatia has a long and successful history. Films by the filmmakers from Zagreb school of animation, established in the 50s, have secured their place in the world history of animation. At its peak, visually bold shorts from Zagreb film studio were influentially changing the game of this marvelous art form. After a creative crisis in 80s and the 90s, Croatian animation is successful again with quite a few films entering best film festival competitions and earning international awards in the last two decades. This was a record year for Croatian film at the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, with six Croatian films (including 4 minority Croatian productions) in the Grand Competition and three films that competed in Student Film Competition. Their quality has been confirmed by the awards – Grand Prix for Nighthawk and the Audience Award for Hedgehog´s Home.

10:00

SHORT FILM 4: IN TRANSIT(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 As they say, it is all about the journey, not the destination. The characters in this selection of short films from France, Brazil, The Netherlands and Peru boo, learn important life-lessons while in transit. Neither here, nor there, it is in the nowhere-land of their travels behind the wheel that they find themselves transformed.

10:00

VR 2: EXCURSIONS(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.

Enjoy the best of Croatian animation 2017!

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BFI NETWORK PRESENTS STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD

WATERSIDE 2 PANEL 90MINS

Been wondering why your groundbreaking short hasn’t been greenlit yet? BFI NETWORK executives share their top tips on how to make your idea jump out in a crowded pool of budding filmmakers and what it takes to get that all important commission.

10:30

CARTOON D’OR(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 The Cartoon d’Or is a pan-European award for animation short films. It has each year rewarded the best of the best since only prize-winning films from partner festivals can compete. Amongst this short list, a jury selected 5 films that were screened during the Cartoon Forum (in order to promote 5 filmmakers each year) and the winner was “Yùl and the Snake” by Gabriel Harel.

11:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 4

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

10:30

11:30

RANDOM ACTS 2(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 60MINS £5.00 An exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life through the lens of young artists.

11:30

VR 3: SCENARIO(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.

12:00

ANIMATION 3: LIFE’S JOURNEY(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Animation is all about bringing things to life and is often used to tell stories about life itself. Each of these films tells a tale of life; from distant memories to everyday observations and obsessions. Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

12:30

EFA SHORT MATTERS 2(15) WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Watch the best recent European short films. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present the 2016 short film nominations in these delightful screenings, presented in three short film programmes.

Encounters is the UK nominating Festival for these awards, nominating one film along with each of the 15 European participating film festivals.

13:00

NFTS MASTERCLASS

WATERSIDE 3 MASTERCLASS 60MINS

John Rowe is a digital artist and educator. He has led the Digital FX Department at the National Film and Television School since its inception in 2005. Over 150 of his graduates work in the VFX industry all over the world, on projects ranging from Game of Thrones to Jungle Book to Star Wars. Today John will talk about the core skills of VFX and 3D visualisation, the transition from education into the workplace and the exciting opportunities offered by the worlds of VR and AR.

13:00

12:30

RANDOM ACTS PANEL: SHORT FILM OPPORTUNITIES AND FUNDING IN THE UK

WATERSIDE 2 PANEL 60MINS

In this panel Little Dot Studios lead the discussion on current funding opportunities in the UK with representatives from the BFI, BBC, Channel 4 and Nowness.

POLISH SHORTS: CLOSE TIES(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 The attention in the Polish Voices programmes is focused on women, who take the protagonism on both sides of the camera. At the same time, we wish to present Polish filmmaking as widely and diversely as possible, hoping to arouse the audience’s curiosity and appetite for more.

13:30

Q&A ANIMATED COMPETITION 3

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

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SHORT FILM 5: ME, MYSELF & I(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 What defines who we are? Is the idea of an immutable self just an illusion? Notions of personal, physical, mental, sexual and racial identity are explored in these short films capturing characters in search of themselves. Displaying insight and flair without a drop of judgment, these sensitive stories delve into the lives of people questioning who they really are or have become.

14:00

LONDON FILM ACADEMY PRESENTS: IDEAS & DEVELOPMENT

THE FORGE WORKSHOP 180MINS

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

14:00

A practical workshop exploring development strategies designed to kick-start creativity and maximise the potential of creative concepts. Wel’ll cover nurturing creativity, brainstorming techniques and how to develop ideas into stories.

14:00

CHRIS SHEPHERD EDNA WELTHORPE SHOW AND TELL

WATERSIDE 2 MASTERCLASS 60MINS

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of British Playwright Joe Orton, Chris Shepherd has embarked on a tribute project with Dr Emma Parker (University of Leicester) and Arts Council England. Joe wrote letters of complaint under the pseudonym Edna Welthorpe. Chris has commissioned new Edna letters by writers such as David Qunatick, Arthur Mathews, Caroline Moran, Jessie Armstrong and a new film voiced by Alison Steadman. Chris talks about the genesis of the project.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

14:30

15:00

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 KFF Sales and Promotion is thrilled and honoured to collaborate with Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival by curating the Polish Voices guest programmes. We are happy to be able to get British and international audiences acquainted with the best Polish productions, both recent and archival.

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 This a rare chance to see a selection of films by the multi-award winning director Chris Shepherd. From his early comedy work such as the 43rd World Stareout Championship (1998) for BBC’s Big Train, to his latest film Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) (2017). In addition to comedy we will show his stunning dramas; such as his father and son story The Ringer (2013), a story about his aunty, Bad Night For The Blues (2010), and his BAFTA nominated hybrid classic Dad’s Dead (2003) and its new sequel Johnno’s Dead (2016).

POLISH DOCUMENTARY(15)

14:30

SHORTS2FEATURES PANEL

WATERSIDE 3 PANEL 60MINS

CHRIS SHEPHERD RETROSPECTIVE(15)

In Shorts2Features we showcase the work of talented filmmakers who have successfully navigated their way through this process, during this panel we will hear from some of these filmmakers who will share some of their hard earned experiences.

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15:30

ARNOLFINI SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Dir: Michael Dudo The first international co-production from Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli enlists the talents of Oscar®-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit for this wondrous story about the unlikely friendship between an island castaway and an enormous sea turtle.

WATERSIDE 2 MASTERCLASS 60MINS

SHORTS2FEATURES: THE RED TURTLE(PG)

Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a lone man struggles to construct a raft, but his every attempt to leave is thwarted by a huge red turtle who seems intent on having him stay. Enraged, he attempts to thwart the creature that is blocking his escape - but what transpires will instead open a new chapter in his life, one that will instruct him in the ways of companionship and lead him to understand that nature must take its course. Dudok de Wit mixes hand and computerdrawn animation throughout. An unforgettably beautiful film that explores both the freedom of isolation and emotion of companionship whilst packing a hefty emotional punch.

LONDON FILM ACADEMY PRESENTS: VR MASTERCLASS WITH FILMMAKER AVRIL FURNESS

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

15:00

Insights and personal reflections on what filmmaker Avril Furness has learnt during the indie VR filmmaking process, based on a case study of ‘The Last Moments’, her VR docu-drama. This case-study will reveal: the inspiration behind the creative idea of ‘The Last Moments’; from script to set, the challenges faced; an overview of the technical process (production of the film); close look at audience reception; insights into the power of VR, and a brief look at Avril’s current VR project. Avril is an independent VR, 360 and Film Director, Writer, Producer. Motivated to tell compelling stories and inspiring ideas in immersive and or traditional mediums, Avril has a passion for performance driven narratives. ‘The Last Moments’ was nominated for Best Director at UnderWire Festival, shown at London Short Film Festival, London Film Festival (part of LFF Education), and Websummit Lisbon. In her previous life before filmmaking and graduating from London Film Academy, Avril was a Copywriter and Art Director at London advertising agencies Fallon and Wieden+Kennedy.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

15:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 5

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

16:00

SHORT FILM 6: CHILD’S POSE(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 A person is a person, no matter how small. The filmmakers in this programme have turned their gaze to children and their world. Free from stereotypical representations, the inspiring young protagonists of these diverse stories deal with the struggles and the complexity of life with, courage, creativity and arresting truthfulness.

16:30

‘WOMEN IN PUPPETRY AND PUPPET ANIMATION’ BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY SHOWCASE(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 This showcase celebrates the talent of female directors, animators, puppeteers and other filmmaking creatives, in front of and behind the camera. From alternative leading ladies to female views on sexuality, conflict and relationships – this recent short film collection reflects the expertise and experiences of women working in puppetry today.

16:00

VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 From your final hours of this lifetime to soul soothing meditation, this programme explores headspaces in a variety of scenarios…sometimes whilst riding a flying fish.

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GUIDING LIGHTS: CONNECTING TALENT

WATERSIDE 2 PANEL 60MINS

Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s leading mentoring scheme, pairing upcoming film talent with high-level industry mentors, such as Danny Boyle, Tessa Ross, Lenny Abrahamson, Asif Kapadia, Abi Morgan, Andrew Haigh, Walter Murch, Clio Barnard and many more. As well as forging busy careers in the film industry, many of our alumni have returned to be part of the Guiding Lights assessment and selection process, with some also going on to set up their own talent support initiatives, including Raising Films and Cinesisters. Informed by their experiences on both sides of the fence, join us for a conversation with past mentees around the benefits of mentoring, the highs and lows of professional development, and the power of peer-to-peer support.

17:00

SHORTS2FEATURES: ALMOST HEAVEN(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Dir. Carol Salter Far from home, afraid of the dark, and terrified of ghosts, 16 year old Ying Ling is training to become a mortician in one of China’s largest funeral homes. She learns to perform spa and beauty treatments for the dead, speaking to them softly, watched by their family members. Against this backdrop, she forms a special friendship with a fellow mortician Jin Hau and they share the strangeness of working with the dead together.

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

17:00

ALMOST HEAVEN is a reflection on death and the fragility of life but also a reflection on what it is like to be young and alive; a tender elegy to friendship and caring for the dead.

17:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 6

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

17:30

VR 2: EXCURSIONS(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

18:00

ANIMATION 4: HEARTSTRINGS(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 This programme plays with emotional states; from love, anxiety and attraction to desire, sadness and hate. How does the movement on screen move you emotionally?

18:00

DESERT ISLAND FLICKS WITH MICHAËL DUDOK DE WIT(15)

ARNOLFINI EVENT 120MINS £10.00 NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS It is unlikely Encounters will ever have a more apt desert island castaway than this year’s very special guest, Academy Award® winner Michaël Dudok De Wit.

‘The Red Turtle’ is one of the most outstanding animation films of recent years. Michaël has a long record of producing beautiful short films and has selected his favourite shorts and clips that he would like to take to a desert island. Come and hear all about the films that have inspired one of the leading animators of a generation. This event is hosted by acclaimed film and theatre director Joseph Wallace.

18:30

POLISH RECEPTION

WATERSHED CAFE/BAR RECEPTION 90MINS NETWORKING In celebration of our Polish Country Focus join us for a drink and an opportunity to meet some of the Polish film talent on display within the guest programmes.

19:00

VR LATES: TOGETHER(18)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 One of VR’s most exciting qualities is its powerful ability to foster feelings of intimacy. In her Together strand, guest curator Catherine Allen sets out to reclaim intimacy in VR from commercial VR porn’s male gaze. Experience work at the cutting edge of VR culture that takes you through different stages of a relationship. In curating Together Catherine sets out to demonstrate what VR is capable of in terms of showing the nuances of human relationships, sensuality and sexuality.

19:30

Q&A ANIMATED COMPETITION 4

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

Not to be missed.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

19:30

SHORTS2FEATURES: DAPHNE(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Dir. Peter Mackie Burns Daphne is a young woman negotiating the tricky business of modern life. Caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces, she is witty, funny, the life of the party. Too busy to realise that deep down she is not happy. When she saves the life of a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and Daphne is forced to confront the inevitability of a much-needed change in her life. Director Peter Mackie Burns will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, talking about his debut feature film.

20:00

COMEDY: FUN RIDES(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 A delightful selection of ridiculously entertaining short films which will lift your spirits and provide a healthy dose of giggles and rib-tickling fun at the festival. Enjoy the ride!

20:30

MASTERCLASS WITH ANIMATOR PIERRE COFFIN(15)

ARNOLFINI EVENT 120MINS £10.00 NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS Join us for a one-off opportunity to meet the creator and co-director of the ‘Despicable Me’ film franchise, Pierre Coffin.

In this session Pierre will talk through the origins of the Minions and the wonderful ‘Despicable Me’ films and tell us all about the ideas, the making of the films and how those fabulous characters got their crazy language.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

20:30

21:30

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 VR is a brand new medium, and with it comes the opportunity to subvert norms and challenge assumptions. Guest curator Catherine Allen invites you to submerge yourself in a series of boundary-pushing VR experiences that will introduce you to a range of refreshingly different perspectives on the world. From challenging an urban-centric outlook, to whole-heartedly representing the female experience, Another Gaze will draw attention to the creative importance of the world view that VR creators come with.

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Dir. Jennifer Reeder SIGNATURE MOVE is a hilarious and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a thirty-­ something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a confident and vivacious Mexican­-American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen (Shabana Azmi) has moved in and spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter. Alma’s mother, Rosa (Charin Alvarez), is a former professional Luchadora which Zaynab finds fascinating as she has recently taken up lucha-­style wrestling training with a former pro wrestler, Jayde. Zaynab tries to keep both her love life and her wrestling a secret from her Muslim mother, who knows more than she lets on.

VR: ANOTHER GAZE(15)

Another Gaze’s curator, Catherine Allen is a BAFTA-winning immersive media specialist who led the production of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences. She now focuses her time around helping VR reach broader audiences by partnering with arts venues to put on VR events.

SHORTS2FEATURES: SIGNATURE MOVE(15)

SIGNATURE MOVE is a comedy that celebrates the many faces of the US at a time when stories of diversity and acceptance are needed more than ever. It’s a wild, vibrant, and very American mix of cultures, generations ­and wrestling.

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COMEDY: LOVE BITES(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Ah, l’amour… In the upbeat short films of this late night screening, romance takes centre stage. From blossoming teenage love to online dating at 80, these charming stories remind us of the magic of love and relationships and how deeply they shape our lives.

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

22:00

22:30

BEST OF BAR SHORTS FILM CLUB(15)

THE FORGE RECEPTION 90MINS

Chris Shepherd and Dog and Rabbit’s Dave Anderson host an evening of their favourite short films and animations from the Bar Shorts Film Club they curate at the Book Club in London. They’ll also be playing a selection of their favourite music from over the years. A veritable desert island of discs and films. And, of course, booze.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 09:30

EYE CANDY SHOW - PRESENTED BY SHELLEY PAGE(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Shelley Page trained as an illustrator in the UK and she has been working in the field of animation since joining the Richard Williams studio in London in 1982. From 1986 she served as Head of Backgrounds on ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ (Walt Disney 1988) then joined Steven Spielberg’s UK animation studio Amblimation as Backgrounds Supervisor on ‘An American Tail 2’ (Universal Pictures 1991). Her credits, on over 35 feature films to date, include ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ (Disney) and DWA hits including ‘Shrek’, ‘Shark Tale’, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘The Croods’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series. In 2017 Shelley has taken on a new role as International Talent Consultant for clients including DreamWorks Animation (USA), Aardman (UK) and Wink Animation (China).

10:00

SHORT FILM 7: NO TURNING BACK(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Accidents happen. For the characters in this programme, something unforeseen disrupts the course of their existence, with no turning back. Capturing women from the most diverse paths of life, these short films tell stories of self-discovery, inner strength, vulnerability and the courage to embrace new directions.

10:00

VR 3: SCENARIO(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.

She has a particular interest in student animation and is a member of the graduation juries and advisory boards of leading animation schools and festivals worldwide. At many events worldwide she also screens a selection of her favourite new student and professional short films in her popular ‘Eye Candy Show’ – showcasing the best new international talents.

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MAGMA: ITALIAN SHORTS(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Now going into its sixteenth edition, Magma has always focused on the short film, considering it as a separate art form, as a format allowing the experimentation of new styles and the creation of new trends, the presentation of works from both first-time amateurs and established directors. The festival offers a chance of visibility for high-value works often precluded from the main distribution channels. The aim is to build a bridge between the audience and the endless forms of expression of the short format, including documentary, animation, fiction and experimental; this is reflected by the special programme selected for Encounters, featuring some of the best Italian short films shown over the past Magma editions.

11:00

YOGSCAST PRESENT HOW TO GET 7BN VIEWS ON YOUTUBE

WATERSIDE 2 MASTERCLASS 60MINS

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

10:30

Building an audience and creating a community around video on YouTube and live streaming. Hosted by Rich Keith, Chief Revenue Officer, and Mark ‘Turps’ Turpin, CEO and content creator, Yogscast.

11:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 7

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

11:30

RANDOM ACTS 3(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 60MINS £5.00 An exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life through the lens of young artists.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

11:30

VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 From your final hours of this lifetime to soul soothing meditation, this programme explores headspaces in a variety of scenarios…sometimes whilst riding a flying fish.

12:00

ANIMATION 5: SWEET & SOUR(15) WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 These films swing from one extreme to the other; from sweet and light-hearted to ominous deep oppression.

12:30

EFA SHORT MATTERS 3(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Watch the best recent European short films. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present the 2016 short film nominations in these delightful screenings, presented in three short film programmes.

12:30

RANDOM ACTS PANEL: ENTRY ROUTES, DEAD ENDS AND GLASS CEILINGS - MAPPING THE LANDSCAPE OF CAREERS IN FILM

WATERSIDE 2 PANEL 60MINS

In this session Calling the Shots, the Bristol production studio behind the South West Random Acts films, leads the discussion on the current prospects for emerging film makers hoping to make a career in creative fields. Is it worth going to University or doing an apprenticeship? What subject should you choose? Are you better just going it alone or forming your own collective, studio or Facebook group? How can we all work against inequality in the sector towards a more representative work force and when will we see a truly diverse set of experiences depicted on screen? Join filmmakers, creatives, academics, training experts and industry leaders for a lively debate.

Encounters is the UK nominating Festival for these awards, nominating one film along with each of the 15 European participating film festivals.

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VIMEO STAFF PICKS

WATERSIDE 3 MASTERCLASS 60MINS

Every day, tens of thousands of videos are uploaded to Vimeo. Only five are chosen as Vimeo Staff Picks. Founded in 2008, Vimeo Staff Picks has emerged as one of the preeminent channels for online video and one of the most coveted awards for young filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of many celebrated directors. Come for an in-depth look at the process behind curating a daily showcase of the best short narratives, documentaries, animations and music videos on the internet.

13:00

POLISH SHORTS: LOVE LOVE(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 The attention in the Polish Voices programmes is focused on women, who take the protagonism on both sides of the camera. At the same time, we wish to present Polish filmmaking as widely and diversely as possible, hoping to arouse the audience’s curiosity and appetite for more.

13:00

HOLO-GAUZE SHOW AND TELL

ARNOLFINI MASTERCLASS 90MINS DROP-IN Join Stuart Warren-Hill and Hugo Stanbury for a live demonstration of their innovative Holo-Gauze, their journey and an insight into its potential for other artists.

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

13:00

13:30

Q&A ANIMATED COMPETITION 5

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

14:00

ANIMATION 6: BIRDS & BEASTS(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Flora and fauna are the hardy perennials in the land of animation. Here are some weird and wonderful lifeforms to admire.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

14:00

14:30

B3 MEDIA

SHORTS FROM TURKEY BY HEZARFEN FILM GALERI(15)

WATERSIDE 2 PANEL 60MINS

Join us for an in-depth look at B3 Media’s Talentlab - an innovative bespoke talent development programme aimed at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) creatives working in the fields of film and digital storytelling. The session will also include a discussion with alumni from the scheme.

14:30

VR PANEL: WHERE WE’RE AT...

WATERSIDE 3 PANEL 60MINS

A panel discussing the state of the art of VR. Doing our best not to be distracted by the technology, this session will be looking into emerging opportunities for content creators to explore new methods of storytelling on this immersive platform.

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WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Turkey is a country in transition. Under what looks like a geographical and economic transition lays a deep cultural change. One of the basic changes that occurred in Turkey is the fast developing urbanisation, coming about as a result of the improved mobility between rural areas and the cities. What was considered rural culture is rapidly merging with the metropolitan. Short films from Turkey are increasingly influenced by this process. ‘Shorts From Turkey’ introduces films that allow a glimpse of these trends that are principal in the evolving culture of Turkey.

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15:30

ARNOLFINI WORKSHOP 240MINS DROP-IN A free drop-in session where creatives will be exploring the capabilities of HoloGauze technology and the possibilities unlocked by this new platform.

WATERSIDE 2 MASTERCLASS 60MINS

HOLO-GAUZE PLAYGROUND

15:00

POLISH SHORTS: MY HOUSE WITHOUT ME(15)

YUICHI ITO MASTERCLASS

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

15:00

Yuichi Ito is an award-winning animator and a professor in the department of animation at Tokyo National University of Arts Graduate School. His work spans TV animation, commercials, and music videos. Followed by a presentation of his work, he will explain more about his creative process and different animation techniques from CGI to puppet animation.

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 The attention in the Polish Voices programmes is focused on women, who take the protagonism on both sides of the camera. At the same time, we wish to present Polish filmmaking as widely and diversely as possible, hoping to arouse the audience’s curiosity and appetite for more.

15:30

Q&A ANIMATED COMPETITION 6

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

16:00

SHORT FILM 8: FLIGHTS OF FANCY(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Combining very imaginative visual styles and storytelling, these short films take a bold step beyond what’s real to lead us into outlandish and dream-like worlds. By turn unsettling, atmospheric or utterly baffling, these visionary stories are guaranteed to delight your senses and spark your imagination.

16:00

VR 2: EXCURSIONS(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.

16:30

YUICHI ITO SCREENING(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Yuichi Ito will present his fims such as “Harbor Tale”, a stop-motion adventure following the travels of a red brick at Yokohama harbour which has been infected by the human desire to explore the world. Also screening is work from his students at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate Schools Film and New Media, Department of Animation.

17:00

CREATIVE ENGLAND SHOWCASE(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 A showcase of shorts from UK filmmakers supported through Creative England’s iShorts and Emerging Talent initiatives, as part of the BFI Network.

17:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 8

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

17:30

VR 3: SCENARIO(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00

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19:00

18:00

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Dir: Shola Amoo A MOVING IMAGE is an award winning multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification.

SHORT FILM 9: STRANGER DANGER(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 In the last few years short filmmakers have had their finger firmly on the pulse of the refugee and migration crisis and the accompanying rise in racist and xenophobic paranoia it has evoked. Their insight into these matters has proved incisive, bold and untouched by empty rhetoric. Here’s a selection of powerful stories reminding us of a modern day emergency which often fails to make the headlines any longer.

SHORTS2FEATURES: A MOVING IMAGE(15)

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.

As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.

18:30

CREATIVE ENGLAND DRINKS

WATERSHED CAFE/BAR RECEPTION 90MINS NETWORKING Join Creative England for drinks and meet some of the filmmakers featured in our showcase screening.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

19:00

20:00

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 VR is a brand new medium, and with it comes the opportunity to subvert norms and challenge assumptions. Guest curator Catherine Allen invites you to submerge yourself in a series of boundary-pushing VR experiences that will introduce you to a range of refreshingly different perspectives on the world. From challenging an urban-centric outlook, to whole-heartedly representing the female experience, Another Gaze will draw attention to the creative importance of the world view that VR creators come with.

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Once again, for your annual delight and discomfort we offer you the first of two programmes of the evergreen Late Lounge. This (sick) bag of queasy delights is not for the faint-hearted and will likely make you squirm with outrage and revulsion. Buckle down for a bumpy ride and hope you’ve got your good sea-legs on…

VR: ANOTHER GAZE(15)

LATE LOUNGE: RED(18)

Another Gaze’s curator, Catherine Allen is a BAFTA-winning immersive media specialist who led the production of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences. She now focuses her time around helping VR reach broader audiences by partnering with arts venues to put on VR events.

19:30

Q&A SHORT FILM COMPETITION 9

WATERSIDE 1 PANEL 60MINS DROP-IN

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20:30

ARNOLFINI EVENT 120MINS £10.00 NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS Encounters brings you a new and special 3D Holographic AV show from AV pioneer Stuart Warren-Hill, the man behind Hexstatic. 3D like you’ve never seen it before!

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 One of VR’s most exciting qualities is its powerful ability to foster feelings of intimacy. In her Together strand, guest curator Catherine Allen sets out to reclaim intimacy in VR from commercial VR porn’s male gaze. Experience work at the cutting edge of VR culture that takes you through different stages of a relationship. In curating Together Catherine sets out to demonstrate what VR is capable of in terms of showing the nuances of human relationships, sensuality and sexuality.

STUART WARREN-HILL PRESENTS HOLOTRONICA(15)

Using Holo-Gauze (his invention taking the world by storm), he has put together a 3D show of his own original compositions. With music and visuals reaching back into his illustrious past as Hexstatic (Ninja Tune) and into the future of holograms and music that is Holotronica 3D.

VR LATES: TOGETHER(18)

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

20:30

Holo-Gauze™ is a patented screen technology specially developed for Holotronica live shows. The screen is combined with a high-powered 3D video projection system and is scalable to any size. Launched in 2014, 2016 saw HoloGauze add theatre to the finale of Lady Gaga’s Bowie tribute performance at the Grammy’s, and augmented Australia’s appearance in the Eurovision semi finals – as well as helping Beyoncé to take Tidal X: 1015 by storm. And in 2015, Holo-Gauze featured on both Channel 4’s Gadget Man and Channel 5’s Gadget Show, and produced visuals for the story of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity at May’s World Science Festival in NYC, and the Manchester International Festival run of Damon Albarn’s musical reworking of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, wonder.land.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

21:30

SHUBBAK PRESENTS: IMAGINED FUTURES, SHORT FILMS BY ARAB ARTISTS, CURATED BY ELHUM SHAKERIFAR(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 First presented at Shubbak festival in July at The Barbican, Imagined Futures invites you to discover the Arab region’s most exciting new voices in this rich mix of sci-fi, animation and drama.

22:00

LATE LOUNGE: BLUE(18)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 And so to the indecent offering of Late Lounge. If you’re up for some sweet lovin’ vibes or just a loveless knee-trembler, this sexy soiree is filled to the brim with explicit content not for the easily-offended. Leave your political correctness at the door for some of these films take no prisoners and leave you feeling rather soiled by the end. These films will touch you in more ways than one.

In Mounia Akl’s Submarine, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, wild child Hala stubbornly refuses to evacuate her derelict house when the garbage crisis in Lebanon causes her village to flee. Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour offers a dystopian, humorous solution to the deadlock in the Middle East in Nation Estate. Chadi Aoun’s animation Silence celebrates the secret codes of silent creative resistance in the authoritarian darkness of a dysfunctional society about to implode. Capturing the urgency of the realities lived by many on the shores of the Mediterranean today, Mare Nostrum directors Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf reflect a Syrian parent’s choices to save his daughter.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 10:00

AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING: OSKA BRIGHT(PG)

09:30

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT(U)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 60MINS £5.00 Based on the bestselling bedtime book, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog, who set off on an expedition in search of bears.

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Encounters have teamed up with Oska Bright Film Festival to present an autism friendly screening, mixing animation, music films, documentary and drama. Sometimes going to see a film can be a challenge for autistic or learning disabled audience members. The lights will be kept on at a low level, with reduced sound levels and allowance for increased levels of movement and noise.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

10:00

11:00

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 From your final hours of this lifetime to soul soothing meditation, this programme explores headspaces in a variety of scenarios…sometimes whilst riding a flying fish.

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Exciting selection of new short films from around the world chosen by young people for young people.

VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION(15)

10:30

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT: THE REKSIO ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME(PG)

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 On the occasion of his 50th birthday: we present the best adventures of Reksio beloved Polish children’s dog, (and we will show other heroes of Polish animation for children). Dog owners - and those who always wanted to have one - are invited to join us as we are counting on their barking, especially when blowing candles on Reksio’s cake!

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CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD(PG)

Working with the film education charity Into Film, a programming workshop was delivered with the students of Downend School in Bristol. This unique approach to creating the children’s programme allows us to present the best possible line-up of films suitable for younger audiences. Into Film is a nation-wide charity that places film at the core of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19.

11:30

VR 2: EXCURSIONS(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.

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VS1 RETROSPECTIVE

(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 A look back on VS1’s film archive, highlighting VS1 creative productions that have delivered quirky, comic, and emotional films reflecting the lives of the Deaf community.

12:30

THE BEST OF POLAND - PRESENTATION OF THE BEST POLISH SERIES FOR CHILDREN(PG) WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 60MINS £5.00 This year Polish animation celebrates 70 years, that’s why Polish Animation Producers Association present the newest Polish children’s productions from all over the world. During this one hour block you can try to check what to do when you can’t go for your dream camping holiday. You can ask are hippos and weasels material for detectives? Do trolls live only in Finland? And why sometimes when we are sad, is it best to just cuddle?

13:00

REVOLTING RHYMES(PG)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 60MINS £5.00 Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous twist.

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

12:00

The first film sees young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, whilst Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves one who’s eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, while the other can’t help himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs. In the second film Jack grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbour Cindy. She has her eye turned by the eligible Prince at the ball, and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will they find true love? Overarching both films, our narrator, a big bad wolf, has all the answers as well as a story of his own to tell.

13:00

VR 3: SCENARIO(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

13:30

14:15

WATERSIDE 1 RECEPTION 60MINS NETWORKING Join us to celebrate our VS1’s tenth anniversary, where we can share and relax with bits and bobs, catching up with new and old friends.

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 105MINS £5.00 Dir. Roger Mainwood Based on the 1998 book by the acclaimed British author and illustrator, this beautifully hand-drawn, animated feature film tells the true story of Raymond’s parents – Ethel and Ernest - two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and immense social change.

VS1: DEAF NETWORKING

14:00

DEPICT!(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 EVENT 90MINS £5.00 DepicT! is Watershed’s super short filmmaking competition challenging filmmakers from across the globe to create an imaginative and original short film of 90 seconds or less. The competition is a unique opportunity for emerging talent to get exposure for their film and the support they need to take their career to the next level. They stand to win cash prizes and benefits that money can’t buy. Each year we enlist the expertise of a panel of prestigious industry professionals to select which films and filmmakers deserve a taste of DepicT! Chosen from over 500 entries from 66 countries. Experience this year’s shortlist on the big screen and meet some of the talent behind the twenty shorts selected from over 500 entries and 66 countries. The showcase is followed by DepicT! Drinks in the café/bar sponsored by St Austell Brewery.

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SHORTS2FEATURES: ETHEL & ERNEST(PG)

14:30

MAKING OF THE RED TURTLE(PG)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 EVENT 120MINS £5.00 ‘The Red Turtle’ (Studio Ghibli/Wild Bunch 2017) has been described as ‘eloquent, profound, moving’ by Mark Kermode and is one of the most outstanding animation feature films of recent years.

In this special session the director Michaël Dudok de Wit will discuss some of the processes, ideas and challenges involved in making this great film and also his collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Michaël has a long record of producing beautiful short films such as ‘Father & Daughter’ (2000) which won the Academy Award®, and the Academy Award® nominated ‘The Monk and the Fish’ (1994). Both of these landmark shorts will be screened at this event.

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16:00

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 VR is a brand new medium, and with it comes the opportunity to subvert norms and challenge assumptions. Guest curator Catherine Allen invites you to submerge yourself in a series of boundary-pushing VR experiences that will introduce you to a range of refreshingly different perspectives on the world. From challenging an urban-centric outlook, to whole-heartedly representing the female experience, Another Gaze will draw attention to the creative importance of the world view that VR creators come with.

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Following on from the success of last year’s Sign of the Times programme, this year Encounters is introducing a new Deaf Shorts award. The films selected for this programme feature the representation of Deafness not as the main form of conflict but as part of a wider narrative. The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds however the end results present a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century. Programmed in partnership by Deaf filmmaker and artist, David Ellington, and Festival Director, Rich Warren, this programme will be introduced in BSL.

VR: ANOTHER GAZE(15)

Another Gaze’s curator, Catherine Allen is a BAFTA-winning immersive media specialist who led the production of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences. She now focuses her time around helping VR reach broader audiences by partnering with arts venues to put on VR events.

DEAF SHORTS SHOWCASE(15)

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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16:00

VR LATES: TOGETHER(18)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 One of VR’s most exciting qualities is its powerful ability to foster feelings of intimacy. In her Together strand, guest curator Catherine Allen sets out to reclaim intimacy in VR from commercial VR porn’s male gaze. Experience work at the cutting edge of VR culture that takes you through different stages of a relationship. In curating Together Catherine sets out to demonstrate what VR is capable of in terms of showing the nuances of human relationships, sensuality and sexuality.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

16:30

18:00

WATERSHED CINEMA 2 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Dir. Mark Jenkin Mark Jenkin, a visionary filmmaker and inspiring exponent of low-budget filmmaking, has returned to celluloid and embraced the physical mechanics of analogue film. Shooting on a clockwork camera, processing by hand using experimental developing techniques, his films have a beautiful aesthetic adding a distinctive depth to their narrative. In 2015 he made the unique 44min, Bronco’s House and is now working with Early Day Films on the feature film - Bait using the same techniques.

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 EVENT 90MINS INVITATION ONLY Please check at the information desk on Saturday morning for ticket information/ requests.

SHORTS2FEATURES: BRONCO’S HOUSE(15)

Encounters have the first public screening of the 35mm print of Bronco’s House, with an opportunity to join Mark in conversation afterwards. Bronco’s House - One man’s quest for a roof. A contemporary moral tale of love, lust, birth, death, infidelity, murder, revenge, redemption...and the housing crisis. “Majestic…as if Nic Roeg had directed a kitchen sink drama.” Neil Fox, Directors Notes

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VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 From your final hours of this lifetime to soul soothing meditation, this programme explores headspaces in a variety of scenarios…sometimes whilst riding a flying fish.

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18:30

SPANISH DEAF SHORTS(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Putting the spotlight on Spanish shorts with deaf themes and content. These popular films take a look at Spanish cultural style and identification.

19:00

CLOSING PARTY

CAFÉ/BAR RECEPTION 300MINS NETWORKING Come and celebrate the 2017 Festival in the Watershed Bar featuring the welcome return of DJs The Business Fish!

19:00

VR 2: EXCURSIONS(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.

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THE FINAL GIRLS PRESENT STRANGE CREATURES(18)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 The Final Girls celebrate the grisly, gruesome world of body horror. Tales of cannibalism, decay, extreme body modification and all those lovely bits in between. Often misrepresented as pure shock value, these films pose deeper questions of gender, sexuality and body issues, confronting us with the grim reality that our ideas of body image may be more fraught than ever.

20:30

AKI KAURISMÄKI: SELECTED SHORTS(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Though best known for his features, Aki Kaurismäki’s unique style and worldview are equally at view in the numerous short films he has directed since the early 1980s. The creator of approximately 16 shorter pieces, the self-taught Finnish filmmaker’s short work radiates melancholy and sophisticated minimalism.

20:30

VR 3: SCENARIO(15)

WATERSIDE 3 VIRTUAL REALITY 60MINS £5.00 The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

20:00

22:00

THE FINAL GIRLS PRESENT ‘THE FINAL GIRLS’(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of the infamous ‘80s horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. The team soon realise they must team up with the hapless “Camp Bloodbath” counselors to battle the film’s machete-wielding, masked killer. With the body count rising in scene after iconic scene, who will be the Final Girls left standing?

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SHORTS2FEATURES: LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 3 SCREENING 90MINS £5.00 Dir. Aki Kaurismäki This hilarious road movie follows the misadventures of the worst rock and roll band in the world, the Leningrad Cowboys. When a promoter in their native Siberia, stunned by the band’s lack of talent, advises them to try their luck in America they head for New York. Having learned English en-route on the plane and sporting shades, outsize quiffs and outrageously long winkle-pickers, they are passed off as Americans. Jim Jarmusch, in a cameo role as a shifty car salesman, sells them an old Cadillac in which they head south with their frozen bass player and a coffin full of beer.

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 11:40

AWARD WINNERS SCREENING 1(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Want to see the best of the best from the 2017 competition? Catch a selection of the award-winning short and animated films in this unmissable showcase – a regular sell out, make sure you get your tickets quick!

14:10

AWARD WINNERS SCREENING 2(15)

WATERSHED CINEMA 1 SCREENING 120MINS £5.00 Want to see the best of the best from the 2017 competition? Catch a selection of the award-winning short and animated films in this unmissable showcase – a regular sell out, make sure you get your tickets quick!

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 3 ANIMATION 5: INVISIBLE BARRIERS, MUSTASHRIK MAHBUB


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Encounters presents an annual International Competition, featuring the best new short and animated films from around the world. Filmmakers in competition are eligible for some of the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the Oscars®, the BAFTAs and the European Film Awards. In 2017, a record 3000 films were submitted, from which our programmers and selection teams have chosen 247 films to form our competition. Our short film, animation and immersive encounters Juries are comprised of international film and industry professionals who select the award-winning films. The festival presents the Award Winners Film Screening at Watershed on Sunday at 11:40 and 14:10. .

NOMINATIONS Alongside eligibility for Academy Award® nomination for Grand Prix Winners and BAFTA eligibility for British Films, other festival nominations include the European Film Award..

AWARDS CEREMONY The 23rd Encounters Festival Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday 23 September 2017 at 18:00 in Watershed Cinema 1. The Awards Ceremony is for filmmakers in competition, Juries, Festival artists, speakers, team, event partners and special guests. For ticket requests for this event please visit the Info Desk on Saturday morning after 10:00.


MAIN AWARDS BRIEF, ANIMATED AND IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS GRAND PRIX The Grand Prix winners are considered to be the best in their category by our International Jury – and they are names to watch out for. Brief and Animated Encounters films are eligible for Academy Award® Nomination.

€2,500 cash prize for Brief and Animated Encounters. £1,000 cash prize for Immersive Encounters.

BRIEF AND ANIMATED EUROPEAN NEW TALENT AWARD This award celebrates European films produced within an educational institute or directorial debuts, supported by the University of the West of England.

€1,000 cash prize.

CHRIS COLLINS BEST OF BRITISH AWARD AND BEST OF BRITISH ANIMATION AWARD These awards are offered to the British film judged to be the best in all areas of production, direction and story.

£1,000 cash prize per award.

MIXED AWARDS DEAF SHORTS SHOWCASE

AUDIENCE AWARD

€500 cash prize

€500 cash prize

CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD

€500 cash prize

Winners of the Mixed Awards will also receive 100% discount for 3 months of the Studio Plan from StudioBinder, the world’s most intuitive film production management service. Create and share script breakdowns, shooting schedules, shot lists, storyboards, personalized call sheets and more.


BRIEF ENCOUNTERS JURY

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS JURY INGA DIEV Inga serves as the General Manager of Ouat Media, where she is responsible for the company’s business operations and oversees all the film sales and acquisitions. To date, Ouat Media has represented eleven Academy Award® nominated short films including three winners. The company is based in Toronto, Canada.

SAM MORRILL Sam joined Vimeo in 2009 where he currently serves as its Director of Curation, leading Vimeo’s five-person Curation Team. From customer support, to content acquisitions, to curating Vimeo’s lauded Staff Picks channel, Sam has experienced Vimeo’s growth and evolution from a variety of different angles. In 2016, Sam led the launch of Vimeo Staff Pick Premieres, a weekly programme in which the most celebrated short films from the festival circuit premiere online exclusively on Vimeo. When he’s not watching videos, he’s probably traveling, watching baseball or looking for the last golf ball he hit into the woods. Sam resides in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York.

BRADY HOOD Brady is a writer/director originally from Yorkshire. He is passionate about creating commercially accessible stories with a social commentary. After working as an assistant to film directors such as Joe Wright and Lone Scherfig, Brady attended The National Film & Television School. Here he gained a Masters degree in Directing Fiction. Since his graduation, Brady has signed with Independent Talent Agency, was selected as a “Star of Tomorrow” in 2016 by Screen International and picked up numerous awards for his graduation film “Sweet Maddie Stone.” These include prestigious awards such as the Brief Grand Prix Award at Encounters Festival, and the Critic’s Choice Award for Best British and Irish short film to name but a few. His first feature film, an adaptation of the short ‘Sweet Maddie Stone’, is now in development with Shoebox Films and Creative England. Brady is also working on two television dramas – “Twockers” and “Davey Glass Disappears”- which have both been optioned and are now in development. He has just completed his first job in television, Endeavour, for Mammoth/ ITV.

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MATEA MILIĆ Matea graduated in Art History and Slovak Language and Literature at the University of Zagreb. She joined the production company Hulahop, organiser of the World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb in 2012. She was in charge of film distribution and audience development activities before becoming Festival Producer in 2015.

ANIMATED ENCOUNTERS JURY

ANIMATED ENCOUNTERS JURY

JEZ STEWART Jez is the Curator of Animation at the BFI National Archive, responsible for its collection of British animation history from past to present. He has written and given talks on the subject in publications like the Journal of Film Preservation and Sight & Sound, and places ranging from Beijing to Bradford. He is co-curating the BFI’s programming around British Animation launching in 2018 and researching and writing a book on the subject. He tweets about this and other things via @stewjeez

ANETE MELECE Anete is a Latvian illustrator and animation filmmaker based in Zürich, Switzerland. She studied visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia and animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art. Her film ANALYSIS PARALYSIS won Animated Grand Prix at Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2016. Her previous film THE KIOSK (2013) has received numerous awards including Swiss Film Award for the Best Animation Film in 2014.

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IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS

IMMERSIVE ENCOUNTERS JURY CATHERINE ALLEN Catherine is a VR producer and curator who led the creation of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences and provides her expert opeds, comment and analysis to outlets including Wired magazine, The Guardian, Gizmodo, Tech Radar and Tech Crunch. She is part of the BAFTA VR advisory team, sitting on the education committee, and has judged VR for both Sheffield Doc Fest and Raindance film festivals. Catherine produced the BBC’s first VR documentary, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, which has toured festivals globally, showed for six weeks at the National Theatre in London and was described by Broadcast Magazine as ‘genredefining’. Before VR, Catherine worked at acclaimed educational app publisher, Touch Press; winning a BAFTA on the Disney Animated app, with Disney Interactive.

BILL THOMPSON Bill is a well-known technology journalist and advisor to arts and cultural organisations on matters related to digital technologies. He has been working in, on and around the Internet since 1984, and was Internet Ambassador for PIPEX, the UK’s first commercial ISP, and Head of New Media at Guardian Newspapers where he built the paper’s first website. Bill appears weekly on Click on BBC World Service radio and writes for a range of publications. At the BBC he handles partnerships for Make it Digital. He is a member of the boards of Writers’ Centre Norwich and Britten Sinfonia, and a Visitor at Southampton University. In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Anglia Ruskin University. He manages the website Working for an MP (w4mp.org)

CARRIE WOOTTEN Carrie Wootten is one of the team leading on the KTN’s new cross sector network for immersive technologies, ‘Immerse UK’. She has worked extensively across the digital media, film, design and arts landscape, developing and delivering new business strategies in order to generate income, as well as attracting high profile partnerships for educational institutions such as Ravensbourne, where she spent 7 years within a senior management role. Her clients have ranged from Mozilla and the BFI through to Barclays, Ogilvy and the Cannes Film Festival. She has produced several high-profile industry related events, led on multiple European programmes for SMEs - including the development of an incubation programme - as well as managing CPD training initiatives and specific client led projects.

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An exciting selection of new short films from around the world chosen by young people for young people. Working with the film education charity Into Film, a programming workshop was delivered with the students of Downend School in Bristol. This unique approach to creating the children’s programme allows us to present the best possible line-up of films suitable for younger audiences. Into Film is a nationwide charity that places film at the core of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19.

CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD & DEAF SHOWCASE

CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD

DEAF SHOWCASE This year sees the introduction of a new award for the Deaf Showcase. This award will be selected by the audience in attendance at the screening and announced as part of the Awards Ceremony.

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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

WELCOME TO BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

I am very excited by the short film programmes this year. It’s been a great year in terms of combining returning directors and new voices, allowing us to continue in our mission to support the career of filmmakers we know and, at the same time, discover emerging talent to follow in the future. As more films are being made and submitted to our scrutiny, the quality of the work in the competition programmes remains outstanding. We reaffirm our commitment to championing diversity by welcoming distinctive stories, narrative and aesthetic approaches which are able to question our beliefs and reassess how we look at the world. In this respect, the live action programmes this year reflect the complex reality of these troubled times, exploring issues of identity, vulnerability, communication and, once again providing piercing insights into the refugee and migration emergency at a time when it seems to be disappearing from the headlines. I am thrilled to present, enjoy and discuss these fine films with their makers and our audience at the festival. See you all soon!

Gaia Meucci, Short Film Programmer

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 10:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Telling stories of families, friends, lovers and communities, this programme digs deep into the rich tapestry of relationships and the powerful emotions they evoke. At one time uplifting and heartbreaking, these short films take us on a diverse journey through the complexity and beauty of love and human connections.

HOWLS

CLOSE TIES (WIĘZI) HI, STRANGER

Dir: Catriona MacInnes United Kingdom 2017 16 mins 19 secs To escape her problems, young mum Janey takes her fragile son Brodie to a woodland hut community in Scotland and door steps a random boy she has met. When hope of acceptance in the community quickly fades, she loses control, whilst Brodie finds solace in a mysterious wolf.

Dir: Zofia Kowalewska Poland 2016 18 mins Forty five years of marriage is an impressive anniversary. Barbara and Zdzislaw could be proud of themselves if not for the fact that the husband left the wife for his lover eight years ago.

Writer(s): Catriona MacInnes Producer(s): Samm Haillay DOP: Graham Boonzaaier Sound: Rob Walker Editor: Karel Dolak, Timo Langer Contact: Samm Haillay - thirdbypass@ gmail.com

Writer(s): Zofia Kowalewska Producer(s): Ewa Jastrzebska DOP: Weronika Bilska Sound: Krzysztof Ridan Editor: Jerzy Zawadzki Contact: Katarzyna Wilk, KFF SALES&PROMOTION - katarzyna@kff. com.pl

SHORT FILM 1: HAPPY TOGETHER

SHORT FILM 1: HAPPY TOGETHER

Dir: Anthony Schatteman Belgium 2016 19 mins Arthur is a single dad, struggling with the care for his seven-year-old son Max and the combination of his secret life as a drag queen. Producer(s): Jules Debrock DOP: Brecht Goyvaerts Sound: Gedeon Depauw Music/Composer: Jens Bouttery Editor: Thijs Van Nuffel Contact: Jules Debrock - jules@raisedbywolves.be

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THE BABY SHOWER WRITTEN / UNWRITTEN (SCRIS / NESCRIS)

Dir: Joseph Pierce France, United Kingdom 2016 15 mins May and Christian are having a baby shower party, whether they want to or not.

Writer(s): Joseph Pierce Producer(s): Katie Jackson DOP: Laura Bellingham Editor: Robbie Morrison Contact: Joseph Pierce - info@josephpierce.co.uk

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Dir: Adrian SIlitsteanu Romania 2016 19 mins Because of ID issues, Pardica, a 50-year old Roma man, risks the authorities separating him from his underage daughter, who has just had a baby. Writer(s): Claudia Silitsteanu Producer(s): Adrian Silitsteanu, Antoci Anamaria DOP: Adrian Silisteanu Sound: Ioan Filip, Dan Stefan Rucareanu Editor: Mircea Olteanu, Costi Zaharia Contact: Irena Isbasescu irena@4prooffilm.ro

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 14:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Whether verbally or by means of technology, opening up can be the hardest thing, even with the ones closest to us. The characters in this compelling selection of short films give us an insight into the mysterious dynamics of communication and the need to reach out and connect. After all, as the 80s cheesy adage goes: ‘Words don’t come easy…’

SIGNATURE

SHUVIT

Dir: Kei Chikaura Japan 2017 12 mins 44 secs An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorising ‘his hope’ in the middle of the noisy crowd in Shibuya.

Dir: Jennifer Reeder USA 2017 05 mins 40 secs Based on the short story SUMMER OF BONES by Rob Maigret and adapted into a script by Jennifer Reeder, this is a glimpse into a day shared by an extremely sad father and his dare devil son. Each male has experienced an especially traumatic day and although they bond over a love for skateboarding, neither is able to communicate their trauma.

Writer(s): Kei Chikaura Producer(s): Kei Chikaura DOP: Miki Ogawa Editor: Kei Chikaura Contact: Kei Chikaura - k@creatps. co.jp

Writer(s): Jennifer Reeder Producer(s): Jennifer Reeder DOP: Chris Rejano      Exec Producer:Bureau of Creative Works               Sound: Jason Culver Editor: Mike Olenick Contact: Jennifer Reeder - reedermovie@gmail.com

SHORT FILM 2: TALK TO ME

SHORT FILM 2: TALK TO ME

THE SILENCE (IL SILENZIO) Dir: Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari France, Italy 2016 14 mins 35 secs Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells her mother but she stays silent. Writer(s): Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari Producer(s): Giovanni Pompili, Olivier Chantriaux DOP: Alberto Marchiori    Sound: Daniele De Angelis Editor: Mauro Rossi Contact: Anais Colpin / Manifest / Festivals & Distribution - anais@manifest. pictures

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THE SADNESS WILL THOUGHT NOT LAST FOREVER BROADCASTING Dir: Alexei Dmitriev Netherlands, The Russian Federation 2016 08 mins 18 secs The most beautiful paintings are those which you dream about when you lie in bed smoking a pipe, but which you never paint. Writer(s): Alexei Dmitriev, Mathieu Janssen Producer(s): Alexei Dmitriev DOP: Alexei Dmitriev Sound: Alexei Dmitriev Voice Over: Mathieu Janssen Music/Composer: Frank Boeijen Contact: Alexei Dmitriev alexei.v.dmitriev@gmail.com

Dir: Nick Jordan United Kingdom 2017 19 mins A hybrid documentary about psychosis and surveillance, drawing upon real-life accounts of a schizophrenic disorder: the belief that thoughts are being transmitted and heard by others. Reflecting on mass data gathering by government security agencies, the film forms a picture of a psychotic state of mind, entangled in an interconnected world. Producer(s): Nick Jordan DOP: Nick Jordan Exec Producer:Nick Jordan Music/Composer: Lord Mongo Editor: Nick Jordan Contact: Nick Jordan - nick@nickjordan.info

NICABOB Dir: Daneeta Loretta Jackson and Patrick Jackson USA 2017 14 mins A lonely teenager inadvertently makes a human connection when he shuts down his YouTube channel after haters attack him. Writer(s): Daneeta Loretta Jackson Producer(s): Patrick and Daneeta Loretta Jackson        DOP: Patrick Jackson Exec Producer:The ElekTrik Zoo                Sound: Daneeta Loretta Jackson              Editor: Patrick Jackson Contact: Daneeta Loretta Jackson festivals@elektrikzoo.com

WAVE Dir: Benjamin Cleary, TJ O‘Grady Peyton Ireland 2017 13 mins 45 secs A man wakes up from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language, baffling linguistics experts from around the globe. Writer(s): Benjamin Cleary Producer(s): Rebecca Bourke DOP: Burschi Wojnar Sound: Nico Casal, James Latimer Editor: Nathan Nugent Contact: Rebecca Bourke - rebecca@ assembly.ie

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SHORT FILM 3: ON SHAKY GROUND

SHORT FILM 3: ON SHAKY GROUND

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 16:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

A collection of studies on human vulnerability, the short film way. In this diverse overview of what it means to be exposed and feeling the foundations cracking under our feet, stories of frailty and resilience are explored with disarming honesty. As proven by the characters in these short films, it takes a huge amount of courage to lay ourselves bare and ultimately find our voice and unique strength.

WILD HORSES Dir: Rory Alexander Stewart United Kingdom 2017 26 mins Wild Horses is a story about a girl with ME negotiating her suffocating relationship with her distracted yet interfering mother. Joan will have to rebel to break their codependency, if only she can work up the energy. Writer(s): Rory Alexander Stewart Producer(s): Rebecca Smith DOP: Samira Oberberg Sound: Michael Roy Johnson Editor: Fiona Brands Contact: Festivals Department - festivals@nfts.co.uk

TEN METER TOWER WORK Dir: Aniel Karia (HOPPTORNET) Dir: Maximilien Van Aertryck Sweden 2016 16 mins A 10 metre diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to chose whether to jump or climb down. The situation in itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out, against the humiliation of having to climb down. Ten Meter Tower is an entertaining study of the human in a vulnerable position.

United Kingdom 2017 12 mins 58 secs A teenager’s perspective of the world around her begins to shift as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice. Writer(s): Aniel Karia Producer(s): Scott O’Donnell DOP: Ben Fordesman   Exec Producer:Eva Yates             Sound: Patch Rowland Editor: Amanda James Contact: Scott O’Donnell - scottodonnell99@gmail.com

Producer(s): Axel Danielson, Erik Hemmendorff DOP: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck Exec Producer:Ruben Östlund Sound: Gustaf Berger, Lars Wignell/ Auditory Editor: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck Contact: Theo Tsappos - theo.tsappos@ sfi.se

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THE CEILING (KATTO)

THE ENTERTAINER

Dir: Teppo Airaksinen Finland 2017 14 mins 23 secs A man suddenly finds his ceiling coming down on him. Writer(s): Melli Maikkula Producer(s): John Lundsten DOP: Aarne Tapola      Sound: Panu Riikonen                Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi            Contact: Otto Suuronen - otto.suuronen@ses.fi

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Dir: Jonathan Schey United Kingdom 2016 14 mins 49 secs Paul Limp drives up and down the county in a cheap tuxedo entertaining at parties.Tonight, it’s Charlotte’s Bat Mitzvah - and it’s set to be the best night of her life. Until Paul starts drinking. Writer(s): Jonathan Schey Producer(s): Jodie Brown, Anthony Lee DOP: Craig Dean Devine Exec Producer:Robin C. Fox, Amina Dasmal Editor: Jason Rayton Contact: Jodie Brown - jodierebeccabrown@hotmail.co.uk

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 10:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

As they say, it is all about the journey, not the destination. The characters in this selection of short films from France, Brazil, The Netherlands and Peru boo, learn important lifelessons while in transit. Neither here, nor there, it is in the nowhere-land of their travels behind the wheel that they find themselves transformed.

THE SUMMER MOVIE (LE FILM DE L’ÉTÉ) Dir: Emmanuel Mare France and Belgium 2016 30 mins A film about motorways, tourists under transhumance, concrete picnic tables, lines to the restroom, tepid melon slices and carwashes. It is a film about a man who wants to leave and a kid holding him back. It’s a summer movie. Writer(s): Emmanuel Mare Producer(s): Francois Pierre Clavel DOP: Oliver Boonjing Sound: Vincent Villa Editor: Nicolas Rumpl Contact: François Pierre Clavel - kidam@kidam.net

CHAPEAU DE BICO

NIGHTSHADE

Dir: Ricardo Saraiva Brazil 2017 18 mins Carvalho, a bus driver in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, just bought his grandson a very special gift for their first Christmas together. In order to join the family’s celebration, he now must hope for his night shift replacement to turn up on time.

Dir: Shady El-Hamus Netherlands 2017 14 mins 25 secs Tarik helps his father Elias to transport illegal immigrants into the Netherlands. When an accident occurs, Tarik gains the acknowledgment from his father he has yearned for, but at a high price - the loss of his own innocence.

Writer(s): Ricardo Saraiva Producer(s): Ricardo Saraiva DOP: J.P. Garcia Sound: Ania Przygoda Editor: Radu Ghelbereu Contact: Markus Kaatsch - film@ augohr.de

SHORT FILM 4: IN TRANSIT

SHORT FILM 4: IN TRANSIT

Writer(s): Shady El-Hamus Producer(s): Guusje van Deuren, Rianne Poodt DOP: Ton Peters Sound: Taco Drijfhout Editor: Patrick Schonewille Contact: Wouter Jansen - info@someshorts.com

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WAÑUY Dir: Alejandro Roca-Rey Peru 2016 20 mins A disenchanted Peruvian family man who works as a taxi driver feels tired of his everyday routine. One long ride during his night shift, three mysterious passengers will put him in an extreme situation and transform his perspective on life. Writer(s): Alejandro Roca-Rey, Federico Abrill Producer(s): Marylin Vergel DOP: Roberto Maceda Kohatsu DFP Exec Producer:Alejandro Roca-Rey Sound: Rosa María Oliart Editor: Alejandro Roca-Rey, Miguel González Contact: Alejandro Roca-Rey - arocarey95@gmail.com

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 14:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

What defines who we are? Is the idea of an immutable self just an illusion? Notions of personal, physical, mental, sexual and racial identity are explored in these short films capturing characters in search of themselves. Displaying insight and flair without a drop of judgment, these sensitive stories delve into the lives of people questioning who they really are or have become.

MARLON

ALEXITHYMIA

DIAGNOSIS

Dir: Jessica Palud Belgium, France 2017 19 mins Marlon, 14 years old, is visiting her mother in jail for the first time since her imprisonment. The young girl, protected by her family and relatives, stubbornly believes that her mother is still her childhood heroine...

Dir: Duncan Cowles United Kingdom 2017 10 mins 11 secs What’s it like to feel no emotion?

Dir: Eva Riley United Kingdom 2017 17 mins Sally’s secretive evening job forces her to face up to feelings she thought she had under control.

Writer(s): Jessica Palud, Clemence Madeleine Perdrillat               Producer(s): Lucas Tothe, Sylvain Lagrillere DOP: Victor Seguin Exec Producer:Lucas Tothe, Sylvain Lagrillere Sound: Valerie Le Docte Editor: Verguez Merylou Contact: Alain Renaud - info@punchlinecinema.com

Producer(s): Duncan Cowles DOP: Duncan Cowles Sound: Keith Duncan Editor: Shaun Glowa Contact: Duncan Cowles - dcowles@ live.co.uk

SHORT FILM 5: ME, MYSELF & I

SHORT FILM 5: ME, MYSELF & I

Writer(s): Eva Riley Producer(s): Emilie Jouffroy DOP: Steven Cameron Ferguson Sound: Dayo James Editor: Abolfazl Talooni Contact: Emilie Jouffroy + Eva Riley - evariley1@gmail.com

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CHECK THE LABEL

PRIA

EXERCISE ONE

Dir: Eno Mfon United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 27 secs Identity and conformity collide as two sisters drift apart.

Dir: Yudho Aditya Indonesia, USA 2016 21 mins 34 secs A teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealisation of the freedom of the west.

Dir: Victoria Verseau Sweden 2016 14 mins 10 secs Juli has undergone a gender reassignment surgery, man to woman. A film about a transperson’s loneliness and desire for closeness and love .

Writer(s): Barbara Cigarroa, Yudho Aditya, Dea Kulumbegashvili Producer(s): Valerie Castillo Martinez DOP: Eunah Lee Sound: Tommy Fahrizal, Julian Evans Music/Composer: Zeke Khaseli Editor: Yudho Aditya Contact: Markus Kaatsch - film@ augohr.de

Writer(s): Victoria Verseau Producer(s): Jörgen Andersson Kjell Åhlund DOP: Leydis Manso Aguilar Sound: Henrik Ohlin Music/Composer: Adam Hagstrand Editor: Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen  Contact: KJell Åhlund - kjell@doppelganger.se

Writer(s): Eno Mfon Producer(s): Michael Jenkins DOP: Bashart Malik Exec Producer:Steve Gear Sound: Ric De Mowbray       Editor: Michael Jenkins Contact: Kieran Argo - kieran@callingtheshots.co.uk

A STORY ABOUT MY EYES Dir: Guido Hendrikx The Netherlands   2017 05 mins 38 secs Bakary Diarra comes from Mali and has two eyes. One is brown, the other blue. This is a story about his eyes. Producer(s): Guido Hendrikx. Co producer: Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen DOP: Emo Weemhoff, Jeroen Kiers Sound: Taco Drijfhout Editor: Emiel Nuninga Contact: Teun van Laake - project@ goshort.nl

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 16:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

A person is a person, no matter how small. The filmmakers in this programme have turned their gaze to children and their world. Free from stereotypical representations, the inspiring young protagonists of these diverse stories deal with the struggles and the complexity of life with, courage, creativity and arresting truthfulness.

DEATH IN A DAY Dir: Lin Wang USA 2016 14 mins 05 secs Death in a Day tells the story of Evan, a young Chinese boy, who, after visiting his comatose father in the hospital, witnesses his mother’s struggle and must come to grips with the impending death falling upon their family. Writer(s): Lin Wang Producer(s): Lauren Brooks DOP: Matthew Tanner Sound: Yiyang Xu Editor: Yumeng Chen Contact: Lin Wang - mynameisdarlin@ gmail.com

SHORT FILM 6: CHILD’S POSE

SHORT FILM 6: CHILD’S POSE

BEHIND THE WALLS GOOD LUCK, ORLO! Dir: Sara Kern (DERRIÈRE LES Austria, Croatia, Slovenia MURS) 2016 Dir: Hyun Lories Belgium 2016 11 mins Habi takes us on a tour around the 5 Towers of her neighborhood. She teaches us that an empty square only exists in the head of the person who looks at it that way but if you take a closer look you might think differently.

14 mins 15 secs A boy sees his parents suffering in the wake of a loss and decides to take action.

Writer(s): Sara Kern Producer(s): Rok Bicek DOP: Lev Predan Kowarski Sound: Julij Zornik Editor: Andrej Nagode Contact: Rok Bicek - rok.bicek@gmail. com

Writer(s): Hyun Lories Producer(s): Hyun Lories DOP: Maël Robijns Exec Producer:Ben Vandendaele Sound: Vincent Everaerts Editor: Joppe Van Den Brande Contact: Ben Vandendaele - ben@ radiatorsales.eu

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MY GAY SISTER SMALL TOWN SPINOSAURUS (MIN HOMOSYSTER) (CIDADE PEQUENA) Dir: Tessa Hoffe Dir: Lia Hietala Norway, Sweden 2017 15 mins A relationship between two sisters is put to the test when a new role model appears for the younger sister, Cleo. How do you know that you are in love and are there any shortcuts to the answer? Writer(s): Lia Hietala Producer(s): Stefan Henriksson, Lia Hietala, Karin Stenwall DOP: Karin Stenwall Sound: Nathanael Gustin, Gabriella Evrén, Nils Fagerberg Editor: Lia Hietala, Karin Stenwall Contact: Theo Tsappos - theo.tsappos@ sfi.se

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Dir: Diogo Costa Amarante Portugal 2016 19 mins In September the child Frederico learns from his teacher that if the heart stops, people die. Writer(s): Diogo Costa Amarante Producer(s): Diogo Costa Amarante DOP: Diogo Costa Amarante Sound: Diogo Costa Amarante, Miguel Cordeiro Editor: Diogo Costa Amarante Contact: Liliana Costa - liliana@curtas. pt

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United Kingdom 2017 13 mins 56 secs Denial and Dinosaurs.

Writer(s): Tessa Hoffe Producer(s): Tessa Hoffe DOP: Simon Ellis Sound: Peter Brill Editor: Simon Ellis Contact: Tessa Hoffe - tessa.hoffe@ gmail.com

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 10:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Accidents happen. For the characters in this programme, something unforeseen disrupts the course of their existence, with no turning back. Capturing women from the most diverse paths of life, these short films tell stories of self-discovery, inner strength, vulnerability and the courage to embrace new directions.

WE LOVE MOSES

VALPARAISO

RETOUCH

Dir: Dionne Edwards United Kingdom 2016 15 mins When Ella was twelve, she had her first fight. And when she was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother Michael’s best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.

Dir: Carlo Sironi Italy 2016 20 mins After getting pregnant, Rocio is released from the identification and expulsion center in Rome, what will she decide to do on the fourth month of her pregnancy?

Dir: Kaveh Mazaheri Iran 2017 20 mins Maryam’s husband has an accident at home and, rather than saving him, she stops helping and watches him die.

SHORT FILM 7: NO TURNING BACK

SHORT FILM 7: NO TURNING BACK

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LAPS

UNSEEN

SANDY BEACH

Dir: Charlotte Wells USA 2017 06 mins On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.

Dir: Katie Mitchell United Kingdom 2016 18 mins UNSEEN is the film debut of acclaimed British theatre director Katie Mitchell, written by Duncan Macmillan and starring Maxine Peake. It tells the story of Emma, a cleaner in a luxury set of apartments, who sees what she thinks is a case of domestic abuse; but is her own experience clouding her judgement? Produced by Warp Films and funded by Film4.

Dir: Thanos Papastergiou Greece 2016 12 mins Late summer. Southern Crete. A woman takes her father for their usual Sunday swim. A break in their routine plunges them both into uncharted waters.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 16:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Combining very imaginative visual styles and storytelling, these short films take a bold step beyond what’s real to lead us into outlandish and dream-like worlds. By turn unsettling, atmospheric or utterly baffling, these visionary stories are guaranteed to delight your senses and spark your imagination.

PINK

SOUL SONG

HIWA

Dir: Memi Koupa Greece 2016 13 mins 45 secs Pink. A faded shade of goodwill.

Dir: Lucy Catherine United Kingdom 2017 25 mins 14 secs Frustrated with her eternal role taking departed souls to their final resting place, Death heads for the land of the living and falls in love with horrifying consequences.

Dir: Jacqueline Lentzou Greece 2016 11 mins In Jay’s dream, the sun in Athens is weak, you can look straight at it without getting blind.

Writer(s): Memi Koupa Producer(s): Memi Koupa, Fenia Cossovitsa: BLONDE DOP: George Frentzos, Olympia Mytilinaiou Exec Producer:Memi Koupa, Fenia Cossovitsa: BLONDE Sound: George Mikrogiannakis Editor: Memi Koupa Contact: Moritz Schneider - submission@cut-up.tv

Writer(s): Lucy Catherine Producer(s): Kerri Trounce DOP: Jonathan Harvey Exec Producer:Paul Ashton Sound:              Editor: Colette Hodges Contact: Kerri Trounce - kerritrounce@ hivehousefilms.com

SHORT FILM 8: FLIGHTS OF FANCY

SHORT FILM 8: FLIGHTS OF FANCY

Writer(s): Jacqueline Lentzou Producer(s): Jacqueline Lentzou, Vicky Miha DOP: Konstantinos Koukoulios Sound: Leandros Ntounis Editor: Smaro Papaevangelou Contact: Jacqueline Lentzou - Jacqueline.lentzou@gmail.com

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NEVERLANDING - A SPARKLER (MYRA) Dir: Astrid Thorvaldsen BAD THRILLER Dir: Wim Reygaert Belgium 2016 14 mins 25 secs Escape. Escape. Escape. Writer(s): Wim Reygaert Producer(s): Lize Lefaible - Potemkino DOP: Maximiliaan Dierickx      Exec Producer:Peter De Maegd           Sound: Thomas Vertongen Editor: Koen Timmerman & Stijn Deconinck Contact: Ben Vandendaele - ben@ radiatorsales.eu

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Norway 2016 07 mins 41 secs A girl daydreams away to a fantasy mire landscape during the celebration of her birthday on New Year’s Eve. There, someone is waiting for her.

Writer(s): Astrid Thorvaldsen Producer(s): Gine Moen Kirkholt DOP: Thomas Lind Sound: Eli Nygård Editor: Astrid Thorvaldsen Contact: Gine Moen Kirkholt - gine@ ninjafilm.no

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BERLIN METANOIA Dir: Erik Schmitt Germany 2016 15 mins A bear escapes and a whole city goes mad. Meanwhile Kore has a completely different problem: The shadows of her past are haunting her. Writer(s): Erik Schmitt, Marleen Lohse, Folke Renken Producer(s): Fabian Gasmia, Henning Kamm, Till Nowak DOP: Johannes Louis Sound: Paul Rischer Music/Composer: Johannes Repka Editor: David Raushing Contact: Fabian Gasmia - festivals@ detailfilm.de

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 18:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

In the last few years short filmmakers have had their finger firmly on the pulse of the refugee and migration crisis and the accompanying rise in racist and xenophobic paranoia it has evoked. Their insight into these matters has proved incisive, bold and untouched by empty rhetoric. Here’s a selection of powerful stories reminding us of a modern day emergency which often fails to make the headlines any longer.

SALAMAT FROM GERMANY

LONDON TOMORROW

Dir: Una Gunjak, Rami Kodeih Lebanon, France 2017 17 mins Desperate to escape Lebanon and settle in Europe, Lillo buys himself a Syrian passport and is ready to appropriate the Syrian identity to obtain asylum. However, what he might not be ready for yet, is everything that comes along with being a Syrian refuge.

Dir: Nimer Rashed United Kingdom 2017 12 mins 59 secs A 10-year-old refugee living in the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp of Calais seizes the opportunity to escape to a better life - whatever the cost...

SHORT FILM 9: STRANGER DANGER

SHORT FILM 9: STRANGER DANGER

A DROWNING MAN Dir: Mahdi Fleifel Denmark, Greece, United Kingdom 2017 15 mins Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

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GREETINGS FROM ALEPPO

THE FISHERMEN OF LESBOS

Dir: Issa Touma, Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen Netherlands, Syria 2017 17 mins 11 secs Greetings from Aleppo introduces us to the lives and stories of everyday people, so that they don’t remain unknown to us and their stories will not be lost.

Dir: Nikolia Apostolou Canada, Greece 2016 05 mins 05 secs Fishing used to relax Kostas Pinteris, one of the fishermen at the picturesque village of Skala Sykamias. He’s been fishing since he was a kid and knows the sea well. But, for the last two years his life has changed.

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YOU’RE WELCOME Dir: Rebecca Panian Switzerland, Germany 2017 09 mins While waiting for her train in a café in Berlin a young woman suddenly gets into a situation where the barista and two customers start to stir up hatred against refugees. What should she do? Leave like another customer, or take action?

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WHO ARE WE? Dir: John Smith United Kingdom 2016 03 mins 38 secs On the 23rd of June 2016 Britain voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union. ‘Who Are We?’ is a re-working of material from a BBC television debate transmitted a few weeks earlier.

SHORT FILM 9: STRANGER DANGER

MARE NOSTRUM Dir: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf France, Syrian Arab Republic 2016 13 mins 24 secs On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk.

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ANIMATED ENCOUNTERS

WELCOME TO ANIMATED ENCOUNTERS

Seeing is Disbelieving. From an audience point of view, watching animation demands a suspension of belief and requires a willingness to be taken on a journey. Before the big screen experience the animator is immersed in the demanding production process. Animation springs from a deep well of creativity and concentration unrivalled in other moving image forms. Animators have to firmly believe in what they are doing even though many are wracked with doubt along the way. Determination and commitment to the creative process is necessary and is much of what makes the art-form so fascinating. This is why, each year, the festival is blown away by the amazing visual and aural achievements that arrive in the submissions. Hats off to all the animators and everyone involved in the productions and good luck to those who made it into the festival competition. Deep indebted thanks, once again, to my trusty aide in animation pre-selection - Nigel Davies.

Kieran Argo, Animation Programmer

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 12:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Prepare to be impressed! This collection of powerful short animated films has high visual and emotional impact and each film has strength in the story. From a child questioning death to an urgent ecological plea - each film drives home a firm message.

FILMS TO BREAK PROJECTORS Dir: Tim Grabham United Kingdom 2016 05 mins 07 secs Films to Break Projectors’ glues, scrapes and splices 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film to create unprojectable celluloid sculptures. Reanimating the material reveals the colour music within and traces of ambiguous narratives that emerge from the complex loops. Producer(s): Tim Grabham Sound: Iloobia and Dissolving Path Editor: Tim Grabham Contact: Tim Grabham - studio@ iloobia.com

AENIGMA

JOHNNO’S DEAD

Dir: Antonis Ntoussias, Aris Fatouros Greece 2016 10 mins 13 secs A 3D short film; a surreal journey inspired from the paintings of the acclaimed artist, Theodore Pantaleon. AENIGMA is a A 3D requiem to Form, FeminineGoddess, eternal Eve, Art. From idealisation and sacred worship to delectation and insemination, to transformation and reproduction, to deterioration and decay, to desecration and vandalizing, to condemnation and subjugation, to the fall into timeless erebus. To the dream of regeneration.

Dir: Chris Shepherd France, United Kingdom 2016 08 mins Does 12 years in prison serving time for a crime you didn’t commit make you bitter?

ANIMATION 1: PACKING A PUNCH

ANIMATION 1: PACKING A PUNCH

Writer(s): Chris Shepherd Producer(s): Nicolas Schmerkin, Abigail Addison DOP: Peter Ellmore, Paul Tevrini   Sound: Andy Humphreys @ 750mph Editor: Oliver Davis Contact: Chris shepherd - chris@chrisshepherdfilms.com

Animator: Antonis Ntoussias, Assistant Animator: Nadia Zervakos Writer(s): Antonis Ntoussias, Aris Fatouros Producer(s): Michael Sarantinos Exec Producer:Maria Kontogianni Sound: Marios Aristopoulos, Costas Varimpopiotis Music/Composer: Marios Aristopoulos Editor: Antonis Ntoussias Contact: Vassilis Konstandopoulos aenigma.3d.shortfilm@gmail.com

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MY FATHER’S ROOM (아버지의 방)

Dir: Nari Jang South Korea 2016 08 mins 16 secs She was abused by her father during childhood. Since he left, the pain and anger had begun to fade. One day, unexpectedly, she was struck by a revelation about her father’s life that cast her feelings about him into confusion. Writer(s): Nari Jang Producer(s): Nari Jang DOP: Nari Jang Sound: Dohee Jeong                  Editor: Nari Jang                 Contact: Wonjoo Jung - kaniseed@ naver.com

I AM HERE

STELLAR

Dir: Eoin Duffy Canada 2016 05 mins 03 secs A mysterious traveller journeys across space and time in search of the origin of the universe, life, and God. Eventually finding himself alone in the dying light of an aging cosmos, he arrives at a devastating realisation. Yet the world continues to spin. Through sharp modernist shapes and a riveting score by composer duo Menalon, I Am Here takes a curious and contemplative approach to dark and complex themes like the nature of time and consciousness. Directed by Oscar®-shortlisted animator Eoin Duffy and featuring the voice acting of Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Goon), I Am Here is a thoughtful and open-ended exploration of existence itself.

Dir: Laura Højberg Kunov Denmark 2016 04 mins 46 secs A bleak, numb city is infiltrated by colorful organisms that take us on an amazing, mind opening journey towards a luminous pulsating core. Animator: Julia Volbeda Music/Composer: Jonas Kenton, Silas Moldenhawer Editor: Jessica Laurent Contact: The Animation Workshop - taw.films@via.dk

Writer(s): Eoin Duffy Producer(s): Shirley Vercruysse, Maral Mohammadian Exec Producer:Shirley Vercruysse, Michael Fukushima Contact: Danielle Viau - d.viau@nfb.ca

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LEONARDO’S FORMULA

Dir: Georges Schwizgebel Switzerland 2017 02 mins 25 secs A movement within a painting, which begins with the savagery of a battle and comes to a halt in a rendition of a masterpiece of the 15th Century; The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello.

Dir: Ka Man Yu, Tsz Ching Kwan, Ka Yiu Wong Hong Kong 2017 03 mins 30 secs Leonardo’s Formula is a music video animation for the song of the same name by English electronica duo ISAN. The animation mimics mechanical movements to match the fast and stable rhythm of the music. A desaturated colour scheme was chosen to further emphasises an overall machine-like aesthetic.

Producer(s): Studio GDS, Schwizgebel Sound: Judith Gruber-Stitzer Contact: Georges Schwizgebel - schwizgebel@studio-gds.ch

Writer(s): Ka Man YU, Tsz Ching Kwan, Ka Yiu Wong Producer(s): School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong DOP: Ka Man Yu, Tsz Ching Kwan, Ka Yiu Wong Exec Producer:Max Hattler Sound: ISAN           Editor: Ka Man Yu, Tsz Ching Kwan, Ka Yiu Wong Contact: Team SCM - scm3@maxhattler.com

FOR RAY Dir: Heidi Stokes United Kingdom 2017 04 mins 07 secs ‘For Ray’ is a celebration of Human kindness, and pays homage to how small acts of kindness can make a profound difference in a persons life.

ANIMATION 1: PACKING A PUNCH

THE BATTLE OF SAN ROMANO

Writer(s): Heidi Stokes Producer(s): Heidi Stokes DOP: Heidi Stokes             Exec Producer:Heidi Stokes               Sound: pond5.com                Editor: Heidi Stokes                   Contact: Heidi Stokes - heidistokes2001@yahoo.co.uk

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BORIS-NORIS

BEHIND THE BARS

AFTERMATH

Dir: Laura-Beth Cowley United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 40 secs A short stop-motion comedy about NOT sharing.

Dir: Neely Goniodsky USA 2017 04 mins 20 secs Based on the poem by Edward Smyth Jones, “Behind the Bars” tells the story of Jones’ life of oppression, moving from his early childhood, when he began writing, through the prejudice he faced as an African-American intellectual, through to the end of his life, when his writing became instrumental to depicting the life of his community, previously ignored.

Dir: Layla Atkinson United Kingdom 2016 02 mins 30 secs An adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon.

Writer(s): Laura-Beth Cowley Producer(s): Laura-Beth Cowley DOP: Laura-Beth Cowley Sound: Ben Mitchell Contact: Laura-Beth Cowley - lbyellow@hotmail.co.uk

Producer(s): Richard Barnett Sound: Barnaby Templer Contact: Layla Atkinson - layla@trunk. me.uk

Writer(s): Edward Smyth Jones     Producer(s): Max Rothman  Sound: Omar Rojas, Sound Editing: Jose Miguel Marquez         Contact: Neely Goniodsky - neelygoniodsky@gmail.com

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NOW YOU SEE IT Dir: Rebecca Manley United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 40 secs A film about environmental damage, featuring the voice of Ewan McGregor.

Writer(s): Jonatan Schwenk Producer(s): Jonatan Schwenk DOP: Iván Robles Mendoza Exec Producer:Jonatan Schwenk Sound: Jonatan Schwenk Editor: Jonatan Schwenk Contact: Jonatan Schwenk - jonatan. schwenk@gmail.com

Writer(s): Rebecca Manley Producer(s): Rebecca Manley DOP: Peter Ellmore Sound: Voice Over: Ewan McGregor Music/Composer: Oliver Davis at We Write Music Editor: Suga Suppiah Contact: Rebecca Manley - info@rebeccamanley.com

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ANIMATION 1: PACKING A PUNCH

SOG Dir: Jonatan Schwenk Germany 2017 10 mins 14 secs After a flood, some fish get stuck in old trees. In danger of dryingout they scream. Woken by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don’t feel happy about the unintended gathering...

Dir: Angus McKeown United Kingdom 2016 02 mins 57 secs In China millions of children live apart from their parents. Their parents have moved to huge Mega-Cities to work in factories. BBC’s Newsround told the story of one of them, Tang Yuwen and his long distance relationship with his parents. Producer(s): Lewis James Exec Producer:Lewis James for BBC             Editor: Jeanette Smedley                Contact: Angus McKeown - angus@ madeincolour.com

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DEAD HORSES (CAVALLS MORTS) Dir: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas Spain 2016 ??? In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, horse corpses are everywhere. Only dead horses. Why? Why have horses decided to kill themselves? Writer(s): Marc Riba, Anna Solanas Producer(s): Marc Riba, Anna Solanas DOP: Anna Molins Exec Producer:I+G Stop Motion Sound: Anna Solanas Editor: Sergi Marti Contact: Marc Riba - marc@stopmotion.cat

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SANTIAGO Dir: Emma allen United Kingdom 2016 01 mins 26 secs An animated self-portrait exploring the line of human evolution and a projection of a possible future. As our evolution turns from biological to technological, combined with our created digital identities, are we now the bridge between the born and the made? Writer(s): Emma Allen        Producer(s): Emma Allen         Exec Producer:Emma Allen          Sound:  Edapollo Editor: Huxley Studios Contact: Emma Allen -  emmadallen@ gmail.com

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ANIMATION 2: LUCKY DIP

ANIMATION 2: LUCKY DIP

Spanning a range of styles and techniques; variety is the spice of life in this strange and compelling land of animated wonder.

AMETHYST Dir: Al Hodgson United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 17 secs An abstract music visual for UK producer, ORCA: A glitchy and virtual journey through a violaceous universe of chemical colour. Producer(s): Jeremy Routledge Exec Producer:Steve Gear Sound: Oli Mapp ‘ORCA’ Editor: Al Hodgson Contact: Kieran Argo - kieran@callingtheshots.co.uk

HADAG NAHASH & INFECTED MUSHROOM LEGAL EYES Dir: Tal Zagreba, Robert Moreno, Daniel Sasson Israel 2017 03 mins 10 secs An innovative music video for the Legalization anthem ‘Legal Eyes’ by Hadag Nahash & Infected Mushroom - combined from live action footage and crazy animation techniques.

THE SHIP Dir: Natasha Price United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 09 secs A cautionary tale of nationalism (and the relative merits of pasties). Writer(s): Owen Hodge, Natasha Price, Robert Stephen Hawker Producer(s): Jason Robbins Exec Producer:Jeremy Routledge         Editor: Natasha Price Contact: Kieran Argo - kieran@callingtheshots.co.uk

Writer(s): Tal Zagreba Producer(s): Aviv Shiloh DOP: Eric Mizrahi Exec Producer:Great Guns Sound: Hadag Nahash & Infected Mushroom                 Editor: Robert Moreno                  Contact: Tal Zagreba - tal.zagreba@ gmail.com

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MATERIAL WORLD Dir: Anna Ginsburg United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 51 secs As part of Selfridges’ ‘Material World’ campaign, Director Anna Ginsburg was asked to create a 2D animated documentary, which explored eight brands and their use of eco-friendly materials. Producer(s): Zoe Muslim Exec Producer:Kitty Turley & Belle Palmer      Contact: Laura Wesolowski - communications@passion-pictures.com

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DROP BY DROP (ÁGUA MOLE)

PROGRESS (FORTGANG)

Dir: Laura Gonçalves, Alexandra Ramires (Xá) Portugal 2017 09 mins 15 secs The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion.

Dir: Otto Alder Switzerland 2016 04 mins 12 secs An experimental animation in which thousands of photographs of an old building from the archives of Otto Alder are brought to life in an animated document of impermanence and recommencement.

Writer(s): Carolina Freitas, Laura Gonçalves, Xá Producer(s): Rodrigo Areias   Sound: Pedro Marinho, Pedro Ribeiro Editor: Laura Gonçalves, Alexandra (Xá) Ramires Contact: Liliana Costa - liliana@curtas. pt

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Writer(s): Otto Alder Producer(s): Gerd Gockell Exec Producer:Gerd Gockell Sound: Georg Bleikolm Editor: Adrian Flury Contact: Moritz Schneider - submission@cut-up.tv

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SPINNING RECORD

CASINO

SLOW RINGS

Dir: Emily Downe United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 22 secs Whilst a human figure walks a linear path, the rest of existence continues turning on an endless loop. Diagrams and sounds from NASA’s Golden Record communicate information about life on Earth; seeing everything that exists from an outside perspective.

Dir: Steven Woloshen Canada 2016 03 mins 58 secs ‘A film for my Father, who gambled with love.’

Dir: Susan Sun Hong Kong 2017 02 mins The concept of this piece was inspired from the works of Matt Abbiss and Walter Ruttmann, with the aim to create an animation that times smoothly with the music in an organic motion.

DOP: Kingston School of Art Sound: Emily Downe Editor: Emily Downe Contact: Emily Downe - emily.downe@ hotmail.co.uk

Contact: Jade Wiseman - festival@ videographe.qc.ca

Writer(s): Susan Sun Producer(s): School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong DOP: Susan Sun Exec Producer:Max Hattler Sound: ISAN              Editor:  Susan Sun Contact: Team SCM - scm3@maxhattler.com

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ANIMAL PARTS

ELEGY

RAILMENT

Dir: Adam Wells USA, United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 30 secs Dan recounts a mysterious visitation that had an unusual effect on him and his fellow travellers while touring the United States with his band. An animated extract from podcast Love and Radio.

Dir: Paul Bush Switzerland, United Kingdom 2017 06 mins Elegy is a form of poetry natural to the reflective mind. Sorrow and love became the principal themes of the elegy. Elegy presents everything as lost and gone or absent and future.’ (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Dir: Shunsaku Hayashi Japan 2017 09 mins 43 secs In a continuous scenery, his physical movement stays in the same position. The speed of the continuity and his movement have accelerated and gradually cause a distortion.

Producer(s): Nick van der Kolk     Sound: Steve McLaughlin, Philip Dmochowski, Nick van der Kolk   Contact: Adam Wells - awwells@gmail. com

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Producer(s): Paul Bush, Gerd Gockell      DOP: Adrian Flury, Paul Bush          Sound: Andy Cowton Editor: Paul Bush Contact: Paul Bush - paul@paulbushfilms.com

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Writer(s): Shunsaku Hayashi Producer(s): Shunsaku Hayashi DOP: Shunsaku Hayashi Sound: Jack Stevens Music/Composer: Jack Stevens Contact: Markus Kaatsch - film@ augohr.de

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SORE EYES FOR INFINITY

THE STRONGEST OF THE STRANGE

PENCILLESS CASE (PIÓRNIKT)

Dir: Elli Vuorinen Finland 2016 11 mins 32 secs An optician grows tired of seeing the world too clearly.

Dir: James Merritt United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 03 secs A visualisation of Charles Bukowski’s ‘The Strongest of the Strange’, exploring abstract notions of elusiveness, creative expression and fleeting artistry, from the position of a spectator seeing something that they should not.

Dir: Magdalena Pilecka Poland 2016 07 mins 06 secs Pencilless Case is a history of feeling different and the consequences of standing up to this feeling.

Writer(s): Elli Vuorinen Producer(s): Terhi Väänänen Sound: Jani Lehto​ Editor: Elli Vuorinen​ Contact: Terhi Väänänen - t​ erhi@ pyjama.fi

Writer(s): James Merritt Producer(s): James Merritt DOP: James Merritt Exec Producer:James Merritt Sound: James Merritt      Music/Composer: Leo Petrokofsky Editor: James Merritt    Contact: Alice Dunseath - a.dunseath@ gold.ac.uk

Animator: Magdalena Pilecka Writer(s): Magdalena Pilecka Producer(s): Polish Filmmakers Association Munk Studio Exec Producer:Serafiński Studio            Sound: Remigiusz Zawadzki Editor: Magdalena Pilecka Contact: Marta Świątek - marta. swiatek@kff.com.pl

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THE FROST SPIRIT

Dir: Chiang Yao Taiwan 2017 08 mins 34 secs A camel, on a quest to find his missing wife in the desert, faces the dilemma of chasing his treasure or continuing his journey. The story of how someone recognises the most important thing in life amid the chaos caused by dementia.

Dir: Guilherme Araujo, Iuri Araujo Brazil, USA 2016 03 mins 41 secs A young boy prepares for an important change, leading to a confrontation that pits old against new, and the stubbornness of youth against the acceptance of getting older. Based on a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier published in 1892.

Writer(s): Chiang Yao Producer(s): Yiju Chiang Sound: Sam Warfield Editor: Chiang Yao Contact: Yiju Chiang - yiju@cyderstudio.com

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Producer(s): Max Rothman Music/Composer: Music Composer: Andre Luiz Machado               Contact: Max Rothman - maxjr1150@ gmail.com

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 12:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Animation is all about bringing things to life and is often used to tell stories about life itself. Each of these films tells a tale of life; from distant memories to everyday observations and obsessions.

AFTER ALL

WHALE HEART

THE FULL STORY

Dir: Michael Cusack Australia 2016 13 mins 20 secs A poignant short stop motion film about a middle aged man coming to terms with the loss of his mother.

Dir: Robert Allen Denmark 2016 07 mins 31 secs In an isolated whaling community, a man has developed an ungodly way of preparing himself to kill the creatures upon which his livelihood depends. Now he must initiate his son into their harsh and bloody trade.

Dir: Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder United Kingdom 2017 07 mins 30 secs Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, breakdown, and the helplessness and rage of being a child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story?

Writer(s): Michael Cusack Producer(s): Richard Chataway       DOP: Richard Chataway           Sound: Justin Astbury                Editor: Marty Pepper              Contact: Michael Cusack - michael@ anifex.com.au

Animator: Marie Eriksen Writer(s): Robert Allen Producer(s): Anja Pearl, Michelle Nardone, Leigh Russell Sound: Thomas Christensen Music/Composer: Kenneth Lampl, Kirsten Lampl Editor: Robert Allen Contact: The Animation Workshop - taw.films@via.dk

ANIMATION 3: LIFE’S JOURNEY

ANIMATION 3: LIFE’S JOURNEY

Writer(s): Daisy Jacobs Producer(s): Elliott Tagg, Geoff Morgan Sound: Jonas Jensen Music/Composer: Huw Bunford Editor: Vera Simmonds Contact: Daisy Jacobs - daisyjacobs@ btinternet.com

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THE HEAD VANISHES (UNE TÊTE DISPARAÎT) Dir: Franck Dion Canada, France 2016 09 mins 28 secs Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever. For her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself like a big girl! Writer(s): Franck Dion Producer(s): Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy DOP: Franck Dion Exec Producer:Franck Dion Sound: Pierre Yves Drapeau Editor: Franck Dion Contact: Richard Van Den Boom - festivals@papy3d.com

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THE DURNHAM’S DRIZZLE Dir: Ella Trudgeon, Lois Bryant United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 09 secs What will it take to get the distracted Durnhams appreciating life? This is a film about cups of tea, pessimism, little things with wings that fly and consumerism. Oh, and naked dancing. Writer(s): Ella Trudgeon, Lois Bryant Producer(s): Emma Lazenby DOP: Ella Trudgeon, Lois Bryant Exec Producer:Jeremy Routledge Sound: Jonny Crew Editor: Ella Trudgeon, Lois Bryant Contact: Kieran Argo - kieran@callingtheshots.co.uk

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LIFE CYCLES Dir: Ross Hogg United Kingdom 2016 04 mins 17 secs Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle? Writer(s): Ross Hogg Producer(s): Ross Hogg Exec Producer:Noel Goodwin, Stephen May          Sound: Keith Duncan Editor: Ross Hogg Contact: Ross Hogg - info@rosshogg. com

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Writer(s): Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter Producer(s): Nidia Santiago, Edwina Liard, Jean-Louis Padis DOP: Max Porter, Nadine Buss, Simon Gesrel Sound: Bram Meindersma Editor: Max Porter Contact: Luce Grosjean - inscription@ sevefilms.com

RUNNING LIGHTS (KAUKAI)

SKYSCRAPERS (LES GRATTE-CIEL)

Dir: Gediminas Siaulys Finland, India, Lithuania 2017 11 mins 20 secs The unfortunate death of a wild rabbit turns into a remarkable experience for children who find his body and bury it in a sand box. Dozens of magical creatures start leaving him and merge with nature.

Dir: Fabienne Giezendanner Switzerland, France 2017 12 mins Little by little two buildings rise in the sky; two billionaires, helped by the most renowned architects in the world, build their own skyscrapers, always more luxurious and higher. But how high will they go?

Writer(s): Gediminas Siaulys, Andrius Kirvela Producer(s): Migle Pelakauske DOP: Darius Petrulaitis Editor: Gediminas Siaulys Contact: Migle Pelakauske - migle. kausylaite@gmail.com

ANIMATION 3: LIFE’S JOURNEY

NEGATIVE SPACE Dir: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata France 2017 05 mins 30 secs My dad taught me how to pack.

Writer(s): Germano Zullo, Fabienne Giezendanner Producer(s): Zoltan Horvath, Nicolas Burlet, Barbara Vougnon, Henry Welsh Exec Producer:Nicolas Burlet         Sound: Tony Houziaux Editor: Fabienne Giezendanner, Zoltan Horvath Contact: Nicolas Burlet - festival@ nadasdyfilm.ch

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IN A NUTSHELL Dir: Fabio Friedli Switzerland 2017 05 mins 48 secs From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell. Writer(s): Fabio Friedli Producer(s): Lukas Pulver DOP: Joder von Rotz        Exec Producer:Lukas Pulver                Sound: Pablo Nouvelle            Editor: Joder von Rotz          Contact: Fabio Friedli - feebl@hotmail. com

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TOO TAME! (ZU ZAHM!) Dir: Rebecca Bloecher Germany 2017 09 mins Seven protagonists, stuck inside the box, are trapped in their clichés and their recurring daily routine. Their individuality is only an apparent one, because far too easily their autonomy can be taken away - even if they gamble with life. But the show must go on and money is rolling in. Applause! Writer(s): Rebecca Bloecher Producer(s): Grit Wißkirchen, Ralf Kukula Sound: Christian Goretzky Editor: Stefan Urlaß Contact: Fabian Driehorst - festival@ ag-animationsfilm.de

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 18:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

This programme plays with emotional states; from love, anxiety and attraction to desire, sadness and hate. How does the movement on screen move you emotionally?

A PLACE IN NOWHERE (LUGAR EM PARTE NENHUMA) Dir: Bárbara de Oliveira, João Rodrigues Portugal 2016 06 mins 21 secs ‘Until one day... when the first shot was fired, everyone had to leave their homes.’ Writer(s): Bárbara Oliveira, João Rodrigues Producer(s): Ana Carina Estróia, Co-Producer: Mónica Martins; Ana Paula Gaspar - Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre Sound: JIvanildo Cá, João Rodrigues, Pedro Góis Editor: Bárbara Oliveira, João Rodrigues Contact: Liliana Costa - liliana@curtas. pt

LOVESTREAMS Dir: Sean Buckelew USA 2016 09 mins 30 secs An ode to a lost age of Internet love. Writer(s): Sean Buckelew Producer(s): Sean Buckelew Exec Producer:Sean Buckelew Sound: Skillbard Music/Composer: Skillbard Contact: Sean Buckelew - seanbuckelew@gmail.com

ANIMATION 4: HEARTSTRINGS

ANIMATION 4: HEARTSTRINGS

HIGH SUMMER (PLEIN ÉTÉ) Dir: Josselin Facon France 2016 05 mins 49 secs A troubling moment in the balminess of a summer in the countryside. While gardening, a young man sees his mother as a woman for the first time. Writer(s): Josselin Facon, Marine Chaplais Producer(s): Miyu Productions Exec Producer:Emmanuel-Alain Raynal & Pierre Baussaron    Sound: Pali Meursault Editor: Josselin Facon Contact: Anais Colpin / Festivals & Distribution / Manifest - festival@ miyuproductions.com

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LEMON TREE (LIMOEIRO) Dir: Joana Silva Portugal 2016 05 mins Lemon tree is a film about a fictional character whose body is assembled from memories embedded in an abandoned space. Writer(s): Joana Silva Producer(s): Royal College of Art DOP: Joana Silva Sound: Alice de Barrau, Mike Wyeld Editor: Tim Webb, Joana Silva Contact: Margarida Moz - Portugal Film - portugalfilm@indielisboa.com

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STRANGE CASE (DZIWNY PRZYPADEK) Dir: Zbigniew Czapla Poland 2017 14 mins The film as a metaphor of life, the last surrealistic journey into consciousness. Stream of images, thoughts and memories. The sequence of protagonist’s personal experiences and collective memory.

LINK Dir: Robert Löbel Germany 2017 07 mins 34 secs Two characters are linked by their hair. They influence each other by every move they make and wherever they go. Animator: Robert Löbel, Anne-Lou Erambert, Dante Zaballa, Guille Comin, Olivia Blanc, Kathy Würbs Contact: Robert Löbel - mail@robertloebel.com

Writer(s): Zbigniew Czapla Producer(s): Tomasz Wolf - WARSZTAT FILMOWY Sound: Michal Fojcik Editor: Tomasz Wolf Contact: Zbigniew Czapla - info@ zbigniewczapla.pl

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Writer(s): Tim Fraser Producer(s): Caroline Bartleet DOP: Thomas Doran Sound: Thomas Blazukas Editor: Emil Gundersen Contact: FESTIVALS DEPARTMENT - festivals@nfts.co.uk

NOT THE END OF THE WORLD Dir: Jack Bennett United Kingdom 2017 08 mins 14 secs An ambiguous love letter introduces Joe Connoly to a life full of possibilities, and complications. Writer(s): Jack Bennett Sound: Dave Scott Contact: John Parry - john2.parry@ uwe.ac.uk

THE STATION

ANIMATION 4: HEARTSTRINGS

HOMEGROWN Dir: Quentin Haberham United Kingdom 2017 09 mins 15 secs Francis raises his son, Kip, in isolation. But when the boy outgrows his father’s protective confines, Francis learns that what is right for himself may not be best for his son.

Dir: Jocelyn Wat United Kingdom 2017 04 mins 16 secs A traumatised Granny anxiously looks for her little girl at the train station. Writer(s): Jocelyn Wat Producer(s): Jocelyn Wat Sound: Music & Sound: Joshua Wat Contact: Jocelyn Wat - joceysaywat711@gmail.com

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THE POCKET MAN (LE PETIT BONHOMME DE POCHE)

THE MOON IS PANORAMIC ESSENTIALLY GRAY Dir: James Ivett

Dir: Ana Chubinidze France, Georgia, Switzerland 2016 07 mins A little man lives in an old suitcase. One day he finds a new friend - an old blind man. The little man jumps into the blind man’s pocket. With music, the pocket man helps the blind man to walk safely in the street. Both are very happy together.

Dir: Hannah Roman USA 2016 04 mins 30 secs A CG animated short about a young child, her makeshift rocket, and her fantastic flight to the moon. Writer(s): Hannah Roman Producer(s): Hannah Roman DOP: Hannah Roman Sound: Hannah Roman Music/Composer: Chase Hawley Contact: Markus Kaatsch - film@ augohr.de

United Kingdom 2016 03 mins 54 secs A young girl wakes to find herself surrounded by floating screens, visualising the outcome of every thought she has as she gets lost in a surreal world of missed opportunities. Producer(s): Leana Mae Felipe Editor: James Ivett Contact: James Ivett - james.w.ivett@ gmail.com

Writer(s): Ana Chubinidze Producer(s): Corinne Destombes, Reginald de Guillebon DOP: Nadine Buss Sound: Loic Burkhardt, Julien Baissat Editor: Herve Guichard Contact: Jeremy Mourlam j.mourlam@folimage.fr

STAYING FOR MARIE Dir: Rosie Jarvis United Kingdom 2017 01 mins 50 secs A 2D animated short following a day in the life of a lonely old man living in and maintaining an American ghost town by himself, searching for relics and glimpses of his old life he had spent with his late wife Marie. Writer(s): Rosie Jarvis Producer(s): Rosie Jarvis DOP: Rosie Jarvis           Exec Producer:Rosie Jarvis             Sound: Matthew Simms         Editor: Rosie Jarvis Contact: Rosie Jarvis - rosievjarvis@ gmail.com

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 12:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

These films swing from one extreme to the other; from sweet and light-hearted to ominous deep oppression.

S.O.C.O Dir: Marcus Armitage United Kingdom 2016 02 mins 12 secs A Scenes of Crime Officer is plagued by memories of her day job. Two environments mesh together as she struggles to separate work and home life. Contact: Marcus Armitage - marcus. animation@gmail.com

DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT Dir: Suraya Raja United Kingdom 2017 07 mins 44 secs Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant enters the world of a teenage girl fighting daily against compulsive thoughts and urges. Layla is terrified by her potential to do harm, until challenged to face her darkest fears.

ANIMATION 5: SWEET & SOUR

ANIMATION 5: SWEET & SOUR

HOT DOG HANDS Dir: Matthew Reynolds USA 2016 06 mins 40 secs A suburban woman can’t stop growing new fingers. Writer(s): Matt Reynolds Producer(s): Matt Reynolds Sound: Matt Reynolds, Aidan Reynolds Contact: Matthew Reynolds - mattreynolds21@gmail.com

Writer(s): Suraya Raja Producer(s): Rebecca Smith DOP: Anna MacDonald Sound: Mark Bailey Editor: Aurora Vogeli Contact: FESTIVALS DEPARTMENT - festivals@nfts.co.uk

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THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER

BRITISH CAKES 4 BRITISH BOYS

Dir: Jadwiga Kowalska Switzerland 2016 05 mins 45 secs A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the hereafter.

Dir: Tobias Cameron United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 04 secs A surreal animation exploring the British far right’s relationship with cakes. Poetry inspired by Daniil Kharms and John Cooper Clarke.

Writer(s): Jadwiga Kowalska, from a poem by Johann König Producer(s): Jadwiga Kowalska DOP: Jadwiga Kowalska, Ralph Kühne Sound: Denis Séchaud Editor: Fee Liecht Contact: Markus Kaatsch - film@ augohr.de

Writer(s): Tobias Cameron Producer(s): Tobias Cameron DOP: Tobias Cameron Exec Producer:Tobias Cameron   Sound: Tobias Cameron Editor: Tobias Cameron Contact: Tobias Cameron - toby.camerony@gmail.com

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678 Dir: EunJin Park Germany 2017 07 mins 32 secs There are 3 heads in the dark. Why are they arguing and til’ when? Writer(s): EunJin Park Producer(s): EunJin Park Sound: Gerald Schauder Editor: EunJin park Contact: EunJin Park - park.eunzine@ gmail.com

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MATERNAE

PINK

Dir: Marta Lemos United Kingdom & Portugal 2017 01 mins 18 secs Maternae is a film about love, taking the audience into a journey through small portraits illustrating the emotional stages of being a mother and how motherhood travels between generations.

Dir: Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki Iran 2016 05 mins This animation is a slice of a woman’s life and routine with breast cancer in the technological world.

Writer(s): Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis Producer(s): Jürgen Haas / HSLU DOP: Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis Exec Producer:Gerd Gockell / HSLU Sound: Loïc Kreyden Editor: Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis Contact: Moritz Schneider - distribution@cut-up.tv

ANIMATION 5: SWEET & SOUR

HYPERTRAIN Dir: Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis Switzerland 2016 03 mins 35 secs On a train trip through spatial and temporal dimensions the traveller suddenly comes across himself. #cat

Writer(s): Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki Writer(s): Marta Lemos Producer(s): Mahboobeh MohamProducer(s): Marta Lemos madzaki Exec Producer:UCA Farnham Animation    Contact:      Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki Sound:  Marta Lemos - mahboobeh.mohammadzaki@gmail. Editor:  Marta Lemos com Contact: Marta Lemos - lemos.mcf@ gmail.com

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INVISIBLE BARRIERS

TO BE A TREE

Dir: Mustashrik Mahbub United Kingdom 2016 02 mins 05 secs Empowering young women around the world and persuading them that they deserve the opportunities given to them, and that with the help of their community, they can change the world. Writer(s): Mustashrik Mahbub, Girl Effect, Seb Royce (Freuds) and Bassey Ikpi Producer(s): Alex Halley, Valerie Messersi Exec Producer:Partizan Midi Minuit Sound: Ed Downham Music/Composer: Wave Studios Editor: Mustashrik Mahbub Kevin Konak Contact: Mustashrik Mahbub mustashrik.mahbub@gmail.com

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Dir: Xin Sun Germany 2017 06 mins 14 secs If there is rebirth after death, wish to become a tree, stand for eternity, no postures for grief and joy. Half reposing in the dust, half soaring in the wind; half spattering the shade, half basking in the sun. Greatly prideful, greatly taciturn, never to cling, never to seek...’ San Mao Writer(s): Xin Sun Music/Composer: Xue Wang Music: Xingyu Li Editor: Yun Li Contact: Xin Sun - sunxinanimation@ hotmail.com

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THE BEST CUSTOMER (CEL MAI BUN CLIENT) Dir: Serghei Chiviriga Romania 2017 12 mins 13 secs When a suspicious customer enters your funeral home, then it’s time to investigate. Writer(s): Serghei Chiviriga Producer(s): Radu Stancu DOP: Adrian Tudose Exec Producer:Ioana Lascar Sound: Alexandru Dumitru Editor: Gabriel Basalici Contact: Ioana Lascar - office@brrlog. com

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FLYING PUTZI PERFECT WORLD (PUTZI HAMEOFEF) Dir: Karni Arieli, Saul Freed

Dir: Samira Badran Spain 2017 12 mins 50 secs A figure has to go through a checkpoint in Palestine. She has to overcome a series of obstacles that will drastically affect her mobility. The consciousness of the past and the longing for a future coexist simultaneously in to her day-today life.

Dir: Ido Behar Israel 2016 06 mins 36 secs Putzi, a mentally challenged kid, wants to fly up to the sky with his best friend, a turkey hen named Pepi. The neighborhood boys convince him to fly from the top of a building. This is a story of society’s cruelty towards the abnormal.

Writer(s): Samira Badran Producer(s): Samira Badran, Jaume Serra DOP: Oriol Martin Gual Exec Producer:Samira Badran Sound: Lucas Ariel Vallejos Editor: Oriol Martin Gual Contact: Pablo Menéndez - fest@ marvinwayne.com

Writer(s): Ido Behar Producer(s): Ido Behar Sound: Daniel Shemer Editor: Ido Behar                 Contact: Asaf Yecheskel - costanzafilms@gmail.com.

ANIMATION 5: SWEET & SOUR

MEMORY OF THE LAND

United Kingdom 2016 04 mins A boy and his mother’s journey through a frozen forest made of sugar.

Contact: Karni Arieli - krispykarni@ gmail.com

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ANIMATION 6: BIRDS & BEASTS

ANIMATION 6: BIRDS & BEASTS

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 14:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Flora and fauna are the hardy perennials in the land of animation. Here are some weird and wonderful lifeforms to admire.

BIRDLIME

UGLY

ASSHOLIO

Dir: Evan DeRushie Canada 2016 10 mins 53 secs Birdlime is the name for a sticky substance which is spread on branches to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. The film observes one bird who barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures.

Dir: Redbear Easterman, Nikita Diakur Germany 2017 11 mins 54 secs A broken simulated short film about kindness, respect and coexistence.

Dir: Nathan Erasmus Brazil, Ireland, USA 2017 03 mins 15 secs Assholio’ is a collaboration between a musician/drawer of hybrid animals and an animator based between Brazil and Ireland. This original song by Erin Kleh, takes us on a familiar journey of a difficult day, as seen from the unfamiliar perspective of a monkey.

Writer(s): Evan DeRushie Producer(s): Evan DeRushie DOP: Evan DeRushie Sound: Marcel Ramagnano          Editor: Marcel Ramagnano            Contact: Evan DeRushie - hello@evanderushie.com

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Animator: Gerhard Funk, Phil Maron, Nicolas Trotignon Writer(s): Nikita Diakur Producer(s): Nikita Diakur Sound: David Kamp, Nicolas Martigne, Bernd Thurig Music/Composer: Enrica Sciandrone, Cédric Dekowski, Felix Reifenberg Editor: Nikita Diakur Contact: Nikita Diakur - info@nikitadiakur.com

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Writer(s): Nathan Erasmus Producer(s): Erin Kleh and Nathan Erasmus Sound: Erin Kleh Contact: Erin Kleh - erinkmusic@ hotmail.com

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FABRICATED Dir: Brett Foxwell USA 2016 19 mins 20 secs Fabricated, a stop-motion animated film ten years in the making, is a journey through an alien world which was once our own.

Contact: Luce Grosjean - inscription@ sevefilms.com

Sound: Ryan Mauk, Chris Vibberts, John France, Dan Olmsted Contact: Brett Foxwell - bfophoto@ gmail.com

INVASION OF THE GIANT RADIOACTIVE KILLER SNAIL FROM BEYOND

ANIMATION 6: BIRDS & BEASTS

LUPUS Dir: Carlos Gomez Salamanca France 2016 10 mins In December 2011, a security guard was killed by a pack of stray dogs prowling in a poor neighbourhood, on the Bogota suburbs.

Dir: Marnik Loysen United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 46 secs Dr. Frank Buckett invents the Expando-Ray, what could possibly go wrong? Writer(s): Marnik Loysen Producer(s): Emma Lazenby DOP: Marnik Loysen    Exec Producer:Jeremy Routledge               Sound: Jonny Crew Editor: Marnik Loysen Contact: Kieran Argo - kieran@callingtheshots.co.uk

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KUKUSCHKA

CATAWAMPUS

Dir: Dina Velikovskaya Russian Federation 2016 08 mins 35 secs Kukuschka is a bird, who follows the sun.

Dir: Jessica Mehler United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 55 secs Catawampus is based on the Slavic folktale of Baba Yaga. The story follows a little girl who gets lost in the woods. A storm brews and she finds shelter in a small log cabin but when that cabin suddenly comes to life, the girl must hide from its frightening owner.

Animator: Eugenia Zhirkova, Milana Fedoseeva, Dina Velikovskay Writer(s): Dina Velikovskaya Producer(s): Vladimir Gassiev DOP: Alexander Pötzsch Sound: Artem Fadeev Music/Composer: Artem Fadeev Contact: Dina Velikovskaya - divelik@ list.ru

Writer(s): Jessica Mehler Producer(s): Jessica Mehler DOP: Jessica Mehler Exec Producer:Julia Claxton Sound: Jessica Mehler, Jamie Knight, Peter Taylor Editor: Jessica Mehler Contact: Jessica Mehler - jess.mehler@ gmail.com

MY MAN (OCTOPUS) (MON HOMME (POULPE)) Dir: Stephanie Cadoret France 2016 08 mins 49 secs A young woman comes back home. She gets undressed, puts on her swimsuit, and sinks into the underwater depths of her apartment. Overcome by a baroque aquatic flora, her home has become the ecosystem of her spouse: an octopus. Writer(s): Stephanie Cadoret Producer(s): Emmanuel Quillet and Martine Vidalenc DOP: Stephanie Cadoret Exec Producer:Marmitafilms           Contact: Vianney Monge - vianney@ marmitafilms.fr

NOCTURNE (NACHTSTÜCK) Dir: Anne Breymann Germany 2016 05 mins 19 secs At night the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost at stake. Writer(s): Anne Breymann Producer(s): Anne Breymann                DOP: Björn Ullrich, Anne Breymann         Exec Producer:Anne Breymann                Sound: Michal Krajczok             Editor: Anne Breymann              Contact: Anne Breymann - annebreymann@googlemail.com

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 11:00 THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 16:00 FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 11:30 SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 10:00/17:30 WATERSIDE CINEMA 3 60 MINS

VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION

VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION

From your final hours of this lifetime to soul soothing meditation, this programme explores headspaces in a variety of scenarios…sometimes whilst riding a flying fish.

SONGS OF THE VINE

THE LAST MOMENTS

Dir: Maira Clancy, Blake Montgomery Peru, USA 2017 15 mins 27 secs A meditative exploration in virtual reality of the medicine songs, stories and cosmovision of indigenous Shipibo healers working with ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.

Dir: Avril Furness United Kingdom, Switzerland 2016 04 mins 27 secs The Last Moments is a virtual reality film experience that puts the viewer directly in the shoes of a person having an assisted suicide at Dignitas, a dignity in dying organisation in Switzerland. As the laws in the UK are being reviewed, this immersive interactive VR film brings the question ‘Death, is it your right to choose?’ to an audience to decide.

DOP: Blake Montgomery Sound: Maira Clancy Editor: Blake Montgomery Contact: Blake Montgomery - blakethomasmontgomery@gmail.com

BOSCH VR Dir: John Durrant United Kingdom 2016 07 mins Made to celebrate the 500th centenary of one the worlds greatest artists - Hieronymus Bosch - a virtual reality trip through The Garden of Earthly Delights. VR Developers: James Pollock, Jack Norris Producer(s): Dan Elston Sound: Timo Baker Contact: Steven Bell - steveb@bdh.net

Writer(s): Avril Furness Producer(s): Avril Furness, Framestore Pictures, Visyon360 DOP: Ben Plant, Visyon360 Exec Producer:Michael Crowe, Framestore Pictures Sound: George Castle, Steve Lane, Grand Central Sound Studios         Editor: Lizzy Graham, Marshall Street Editors Contact: Avril Furness - avrilfurness@ gmail.com

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VR 1: ELECTRIC RELAXATION

HELLO PLAY! THE FUTURE OF MUSIC Dir: Greg Barth Israel, United Kingdom 2016 03 mins 16 secs The future of music is a one-ofa-kind 360 film that follows Carré Bleu, a fictitiously famous music producer, who can modulate time, space and gravity to create the music of the future. Producer(s): Greg Barth, Hugo Donkin DOP: Pau Munoz Exec Producer:Bart Yates Contact: Tamsin Hicks - tamsin@ blinkink.co.uk

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VR 2: EXCURSIONS

VR 2: EXCURSIONS

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 16:00 THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 10:00/17:30 FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 16:00 WATERSIDE CINEMA 3 60 MINS Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.

MIND ENTERPRISES MELTING ICE Dir: Danfung Dennis - CHAPITA Dir: Eran Amir United Kingdom 2016 09 mins Mind Enterprises’ new single, Chapita, is brought to life by Eran Amir and nexus VR studio in this innovative and colourful VR experience, combining an ambitious 360 storytelling experience with cinemagraphs and clonemotion technology, and employing a pioneering custom built single camera rig. Producer(s): Beccy McCray DOP: Martin Testar Exec Producer:Luke Ritchie Contact: Pooja Patel - pooja@nexusstudios.com

Greenland, USA 2016 10 mins 14 secs Ten years after ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Al Gore takes viewers on an immersive, 3D journey to the frontlines of climate change. Animator: Jason Reinhardt, Susan Weeks, Phil McNally Producer(s): Diana El-Osta, David Casey, Sara Dosa, Richard Berge Exec Producer:Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Kathy Davidov, Casey Brown Sound: Gabriel Monts, Ryan Miller Contact: Danfung Dennis - de@conditionone.com

NAIROBI BERRIES Dir: Ng‘endo Mukii Kenya 2017 07 mins 50 secs Two women and a man wrangle. Each must hollow out the other’s core for fruits promised but only ever borne in dreams. A poetic symphony on Nairobi. Writer(s): Ng’endo Mukii Producer(s): Judy Nyawira DOP: Ng’endo Mukii   Exec Producer:Ingrid Kopp, Steven Markovitz                Sound: Wanyoike Kimani     Contact: Stanford Gibson - stanford@ electricsouth.org

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VR 2: EXCURSIONS

MINOTAUR Dir: Munro Ferguson Canada 2016 07 mins The archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle and death/rebirth. Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional states are conveyed: calm, love, joy, surprise, fear, anger/hate, and death/rebirth leading again to calm. Producer(s): Jelena Popovic Contact: Danielle Viau - Â d.viau@nfb.ca

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VR 3: SCENARIO

VR 3: SCENARIO

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 17:30 THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 11:30 FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 10:00/17:30 SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 13:00/20:30 WATERSIDE CINEMA 3 60 MINS The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.

LET THIS BE A WARNING

BLIND VAYSHA (VR)

Dir: Jim Chuchu Kenya 2017 10 mins 43 secs A group of Africans have left the Earth to create a colony on a distant planet. They respond with disquiet to the arrival of an uninvited guest. Writer(s): The Nest Collective Producer(s): The Nest Collective DOP: Noel Kasyoka Exec Producer:Ingrid Kopp, Steven Markovitz         Sound: Mars        Editor: Jim Chuchu, Noel Kasyoka     Contact: Stanford Gibson - stanford@ electricsouth.org

Dir: Theodore Ushev Canada 2017 08 mins Vaysha is not like other young girls; she was born with one green eye and one brown eye, but her odd eyes aren’t the only thing that’s special about her gaze. Her left eye sees only the past. Her right, only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present. Producer(s): Marc Bertrand Exec Producer:Julie Roy Sound: Olivier Calvert Contact: Danielle Viau - d.viau@nfb.ca

THE POSSIBLE: LISTENING TO THE UNIVERSE Dir: Justin Denton, Ari Palitz USA 2017 10 mins 32 secs A century ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves - ripples in spacetime - but believed they were so small that humans would never observe them. More recently, an MIT physics professor did the math and concluded that Einstein was wrong, so he built the Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory (LIGO), which measures almost infinitesimally small disturbances in spacetime smaller than anything that’s been measured before. In 2016, LIGO succeeded, detecting gravitational waves from a massive, faraway collision between black holes. Producer(s): Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin Contact: Natania Reed - natania@ praytellstrategy.com

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MIXED PROGRAMME LOVE BITES: PREGNANT PAUSE, ALICE SEABRIGHT

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CHILDREN‘S JURY AWARD

CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 11:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Exciting selection of new short films from around the world chosen by young people for young people. Working with the film education charity Into Film, a programming workshop was delivered with the students of Downend School in Bristol. This unique approach to creating the children’s programme allows us to present the best possible line-up of films suitable for younger audiences. Into Film is a nation-wide charity that places film at the core of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19.

UKA Dir: Valle Comba Canales Spain 2016 03 mins Uka is a little girl who lives in a grey abandoned factory. While she’s painting on her canvas, she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.

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DARK, DARK WOODS Dir: Emile Gignoux Denmark 2016 06 mins 15 secs Pushed beyond her breaking point by an endless routine of duties and lessons, princess Maria is swept into the dark, dark woods full of monsters.

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BÚI   Dir: Inga Lisa Middleton Iceland 2016 13 mins 30 secs Nine year old Anna finds the kids in her new neighbourhood hostile, but everything changes when a mysterious boy called Búi encourages her to do a heroic deed.

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CHILDREN‘S JURY AWARD

BOB, THE THE WORLD’S IMAGINARY FRIEND MIDDLEST FISH

SEESAW Dir: Yookyung Cha South Korea 2017 09 mins 39 secs A child wants to make a friend her own age, but it is not as easy as she thought.

Dir: Jorge Turell Yarur Spain 2017 02 mins 36 secs A peculiar kid competes with his imaginary friend taking selfies to get the most likes in a social network.

Dir: Cathinka Tanberg Norway 2016 10 mins 41 secs A young girl happens to catch the most medium sized fish in the world and receives instant fame. But what happens when the fish gains weight?

SAMEDI CINEMA

THE MOON IS THE POCKET MAN Dir: Ana Chubinidze ESSENTIALLY GRAY

Dir: Mamadou Dia Senegal, USA 2016 11 mins In a small town in the north of Senegal, two young avid cinephiles Baba and Sembene are desperate to see a movie on the big screen of their local cinema before it closes its door forever.

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Dir: Hannah Roman USA 2016 04 mins 30 secs A CG animated short about a young child, her makeshift rocket, and her fantastic flight to the moon.

France, Georgia, Switzerland 2016 07 mins A little man lives in an old suitcase. One day he finds a new friend - an old blind man. The little man jumps into the blind man’s pocket. With music, the pocket man helps the blind man to walk safely in the street. Both are very happy together.

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AWESOME BEETLE’S COLORS Dir: Indra Sproge Latvia 2016 03 mins 12 secs Awesome Beetle’s Colors is a fun and educational plasticine animation.

BEST BUD BLUES

KARMA

Dir: Martinus van Tee South Africa 2016 01 mins 32 secs A cartoony musical romp featuring a guitar picking troubadour and his mischievous dog.

Dir: Peter Zhaoyu Zhou USA 2017 03 mins 48 secs A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

NEIGHBOURWOOD Dir: Fynn Große-Bley, Eddy Hohf, Patrik Knittel Germany 2016 04 mins An ambitious owl physicist is determined to follow in the footsteps of his renowned scientific ancestors by solving a tough equation. But the owl’s endeavor gets disrupted when a woodpecker moves into the neighborhood...

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COMEDY: FUN RIDES

COMEDY: FUN RIDES

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 20:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

A delightful selection of ridiculously entertaining short films which will lift your spirits and provide a healthy dose of giggles and rib-tickling fun at the festival. Enjoy the ride!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X Dir: Gabriel Abrantes Portugal, France, United Kingdom 2016 07 mins A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous ‘Princess X’.

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MELI-METRO Dir: Alexandre Blain, Lucas Germain, Christophe Gigot, Jade Guilbault, Andreas Muller, Simon Puculek France 2016 05 mins 04 secs In the evening, as a little girl and her father take a ride on the subway train, she notices a huge poster of a beautiful pony. Amazed, she calls her father and quickly starts to insist when he replies evasively - drawing the other passengers’ attention.

THE GOOD MOTHER Dir: Sarah Clift Mexico, United Kingdom 2016 05 mins 36 secs A Mexican mother, with her only child’s birthday looming, embarks upon an epic journey across land and through her politics, to find the right piñata for her son...

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FUNEMPLOYED

HAVE HEART

Dir: Sophie Ansell, Annie Jenkins United Kingdom 2016 13 mins A masochistic teenage girl is saved from a life of scrounging and skiving after she develops an obsessive crush on David Cameron. Totally irreverent in tone, Funemployed exploits whimsical pop-video imagery to playfully present a dreamworld of jobseeking far removed from the grey reality of being young, broke and directionless.

Dir: Will Anderson United Kingdom 2017 12 mins 10 secs A looping GIF has an existential crisis.

JEB’S JOBS 5 : MARVEL SUPERHERO Dir: Nick Forshaw United Kingdom 2016 04 mins 40 secs The world is under attack by low budget, super human, robot alien baddies, or some sh*t like that. Can Jeb harness his inner superhero and save mankind? Probably not.

FINDING FREDDIE

BIG BAG

UNTAMED TRUTHS

Dir: Ross Brierley, Joshua Sadler United Kingdom 2016 04 mins 40 secs Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? After a tip-off he’s not really dead, a documentary crew embark on a journey to track down the whereabouts of Freddie Mercury. To their surprise, they find him. He’s alive ... and Welsh.

Dir: Daniel Greaves United Kingdom 2016 02 mins An object lesson of when life weighs you down

Dir: Sophie Marsh United Kingdom 2017 01 mins 56 secs An ABC of animal facts. Learn different facts about animals with every letter of the alphabet. A paper film for adults.

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COMEDY: FUN RIDES

OUR WONDERFUL NATURE - THE COMMON CHAMELEON Dir: Tomer Eshed Germany 2016 03 mins 32 secs The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

FERN Dir: Johnny Kelly United Kingdom 2017 05 mins 56 secs ‘Fern’ is a black comedy, charting the complicated and intense love that grows between a woman and a plant. It’s situated entirely inside one woman’s apartment, in the weeks following her husband’s death.

EDMUND THE MAGNIFICENT Dir: Ben Ockrent United Kingdom 2017 13 mins 30 secs When news breaks that the county pig fete’s being revived, the oncelegendary Farmer decides to make one final roll of the dice - and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet to breed new life back into his now dilapidated farm.

SECOND TO NONE Dir: Vincent Gallagher Ireland 2016 07 mins 12 secs Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place. ‘Second to None’ is a stop motion comedy about ambition, where second best is never enough.

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COMEDY: LOVE BITES

COMEDY: LOVE BITES

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 22:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 120 MINS

Ah, l’amour… In the upbeat short films of this late night screening, romance takes centre stage. From blossoming teenage love to online dating at 80, these charming stories remind us of the magic of love and relationships and how deeply they shape our lives.

I LIKE GIRLS Dir: Diane Obomsawin Canada 2016 08 mins 12 secs First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity.

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KUBRICK BY CANDLELIGHT Dir: David O‘Reilly Ireland/ UK 2017 18 mins 25 secs In 1973 Stanley Kubrick came to Ireland and brought the British Army with him... A lighthearted romantic comedy set behind the scenes of Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon.

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CHICKENS Dir: George Wu United Kingdom 2016 04 mins 04 secs Chickens’ directed by George Wu, has been chosen to be part of the ‘Random Acts’ series currently airing on Channel 4 at midnight on Thursdays. George worked with illustrator, Meng-Chia Lai to create a touching and charming story of how friendships develop and change. With a music score by Athos Tsiopani, Meng-Chai Lai’s delicate, seemingly simple, line drawings are able to portray a complexity of emotions in a sensitive way.

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COMEDY: FUN RIDES

PREGNANT PAUSE

MANIVALD

Dir: Alice Seabright United Kingdom 2016 13 mins Pee. Wait. Panic. Steph is in a happy, long-term relationship, but now she might be pregnant she has no idea what she wants.

Dir: Chintis Lundgren Canada, Croatia, Estonia 2017 13 mins A hot young plumber Toomas breaks into the harmonious life of Manivald and his retired mother.

FOMO SAPIENS

ADAM

Dir: Viktor Hertz Sweden 2016 07 mins 15 secs A young couple, suffering from the worst imaginable form of ‘fear of missing out’, decide to take on a tough challenge.

Dir: Evelyn Jane Ross USA 2016 02 mins 27 secs In the beginning of them, she created us.

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CHROMOSOME SWEETHEART Dir: Honami Yano Japan 2017 04 mins 55 secs An ex-couple in a café, a girl sucking on her girlfriend’s hair, a running woman, a fleeing town, a little girl walking along the river. In this world, there are as many forms of love as there are people.

I DON’T FEEL ANYTHING ANYMORE Dir: Noémie Marsily, Carl Roosens Belgium, Canada 2016 09 mins 28 secs I Don’t Feel Anything Anymore is an absurdist fable about two lovers who live isolated lives high above a world in chaos, yet strive to be useful to people living down below.

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CRUSH

DAHLIA

FIRST BLOOM

Dir: Rosie Westhoff Australia, United Kingdom 2016 08 mins A girl goes out of her way to pursue her crush, but as the two part ways at the train station, will she be able to finally reveal her feelings? This observational film draws us into the anxieties and uncertainties of a young girl as she comes into her own.

Dir: Ana Mouyis USA 2017 04 mins 21 secs Through a metaphorical narrative about love, Dahlia explores a relationship between two people which is burdened by mental illness.

Dir: Tingting Liu China, USA 2017 04 mins 38 secs He is a servant in the royal palace. She is the emperor’s daughter. Growing up together, they become friends and soul mates. Naturally their budding feelings for each other are forbidden in this feudalistic kingdom, but they strive for the freedom to love and to bloom.

RUSH

DEIGHTIES

GHOSTED

Dir: Karni Arieli, Saul Freed United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 41 secs This music video is about the longevity of love. Touching loosely on procreation in humans and nature. Spores and metaphorical sperm galore.

Dir: Mason Fleming Australia 2016 08 mins 01 secs A tender look at dating in the golden years of your life - your eighties. Phil, a widower at the age of 86, decides to venture into the unfamiliar world of online dating in a search for companionship.

Dir: Neville Pierce United Kingdom 2016 10 mins 40 secs A widow’s attempts to find love are ruined when the ghost of her cheating dead husband gatecrashes her dates... A supernatural rom-com starring Alice Lowe (SIGHTSEERS, PREVENGE), Christien Anholt (RELIC HUNTER), David Elliot (KAJAKI: THE TRUE STORY aka KILO TWO BRAVO)

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 20:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Reflecting the current climate of uncertainty and fear for the future of the planet, this exciting and unsettling selection of brand new science fiction short films explores dystopias and post-apocalyptic worlds of tomorrow.

REAL ARTISTS Dir: Cameo Wood USA 2017 12 mins In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern ‘creative’ process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

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NOTHING TO DECLARE Dir: Will Adams United Kingdom 2017 07 mins 38 secs Finally home for Christmas a spirited young traveller returns to find his innocent gift has unleashed a deadly contagion on his family and the rest of the world, but is he responsible?

SCI-FI: OTHER WORLDS

SCI-FI: OTHER WORLDS

PENDULUM Dir: Lauren Cooney United Kingdom, India 2017 20 mins Two friends seek spiritual salvation in India away, from their hedonistic and disconnected lives, in advance of the impending collapse of the Cosmos.

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SCI-FI: OTHER WORLDS

RAGNAROK

LOVE AFTER TIME

ANIME

Dir: Johan Oettinger, Urtė Oettinger Denmark, Lithuania 2016 07 mins 48 secs A storm is coming. The eagle is captured by the spirit of doom. A bullet is fired at the eagle’s fatal battle.

Dir: Tsung-Han Tsai Taiwan 2016 15 mins After a nuclear disaster, the world has gone dystopian. Many people have undergone physical mutation, and are cut off from government supplies. A female mutant robs the provisions of a military officer with a strong sense of justice. His chase ends in a rundown, gaudy amusement park. Just before the girl’s arrest, she discovers a top secret. The division between normal and abnormal should not be a raison d’être.

Dir: Arnaud Brisebois Canada 2016 12 mins 12 secs Two hardy orphans survive upon the remains of a humanity that has left them behind.

HOW TO BE HUMAN Dir: Bruno Centofanti United Kingdom 2017 14 mins 14 secs If you were forced to flee your own war-ridden country, would you sacrifice what makes you human to survive?

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 22:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 120 MINS

Films designed to make you uneasy or on edge are often difficult to view. It’s the sense of discomfort or feeling of anticipated horror that makes them so compelling to watch. Like rubber-neckers passing an accident; the urge to look is overwhelming and irresistible. In this mixed offering, each film conjures a sense of anticipation and many deliver an unexpected twist and shock.

CUL-DE-SAC

GARDEN PARTY

WAKE

Dir: Damon Russell USA 2016 14 mins Parents living at the end of a quiet Cul-De-Sac discover a listening device inside their son’s teddy bear.

Dir: Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikan, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire France 2016 07 mins 25 secs In a deserted house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Dir: Maria Martinez Bayona United Kingdom 2016 06 mins A grieving man gets more than he bargained for when he visits his former lover’s open coffin.

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HORROR: THRILLING & CHILLING

HORROR: THRILLING & CHILLING

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HORROR: THRILLING & CHILLING

WANDERING SOUL

END OF THE LINE

FIERCE

Dir: Josh Tanner Australia 2016 13 mins A Viet Cong soldier stationed in the claustrophobic tunnels of Cu Chi during the Vietnam War finds himself haunted by the ghost of a fallen comrade after the burial ceremony is compromised.

Dir: Paulo D‘Alva, António Pinto Portugal 2016 11 mins 31 secs End of the line is a film based on real events that never happened, but that may happen, you never know...

Dir: Izu Troin Belgium, France, Switzerland 2017 15 mins 24 secs A young corporate executive is kidnapped from his apartment. He wakes up in the middle of a forest only to be stalked by a mysterious hunter.

FILIPPA

DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT

Dir: Alexander Ronnberg Sweden 2017 04 mins 45 secs A short horror. A dad comes home after work and his daughter wants to play hide and seek. But is it really his daughter?

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Dir: Suraya Raja United Kingdom 2017 07 mins 44 secs Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant enters the world of a teenage girl fighting daily against compulsive thoughts and urges. Layla is terrified by her potential to do harm, until challenged to face her darkest fears.

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STRAYS Dir: Aaron Dunleavy United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 39 secs A dark and unsettling world in which children have taken over a forgotten terraced street, devoid of adults with no rules or boundaries.

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Dir: Moin Hussain United Kingdom 2017 19 mins 56 secs Manchester, 1990. Alice is roped into babysitting for her hysterical neighbour and encounters two children who claim to be visited each night by a creature that must be fed when the lights go out.

INN

NIGHTHAWK

Dir: Zion Chen USA 2017 04 mins 24 secs A weird-acting girl draws a young man’s attention in the inn.

Dir: Spela Cadez Slovenia, Croatia 2016 08 mins 50 secs A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.

HORROR: THRILLING & CHILLING

REAL GODS REQUIRE BLOOD

I SHOULD HAVE RUN Dir: Gabriela Staniszewska United Kingdom 2016 03 mins 56 secs One cold dark night, a woman encounters something strange and terrifying on her walk home. When she is asked a question, her sheer terror causes her to lie... with disastrous consequences.

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LATE LOUNGE: RED

LATE LOUNGE: RED

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 20:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

Once again, for your annual delight and discomfort we offer you the first of two programmes of the evergreen Late Lounge. This (sick) bag of queasy delights is not for the faint-hearted and will likely make you squirm with outrage and revulsion. Buckle down for a bumpy ride and hope you’ve got your good sea-legs on…

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CAKE

CALL OF CUTENESS COVES OF BODIES

Dir: Alan Friel United Kingdom 2017 06 mins Two women sit in a barren dystopian wasteland discussing the best way to die.

Dir: Brenda Lien Germany 2017 04 mins While watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation - the outsourced gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare.

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Dir: Hirofumi Nakamoto Japan 2016 06 mins 04 secs Three sisters are living in an old Japanese house. Crabs released by a man subvert the meaning of the house and the bodies. This is the latest work of the ‘Living Creatures Sci- Fi’ Series, which has been continuing since 2011.

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CREAM

FUCKING BUNNIES

FUNDAMENTAL

Dir: Lena Ólafsdóttir Denmark 2016 04 mins 44 secs In a doctor’s cozy waiting room the cold and ugly sides of human behavior are revealed while some of the patients enjoy an ice cream.

Dir: Teemu Niukkanen Finland 2017 17 mins 05 secs Raimo’s comfy middle class bubble is burst when a satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door.

Dir: Shihchieh Chiu Taiwan 2017 07 mins 10 secs Fundamental is about the injury of rigid religious upbringing to a teenager who discovers the strange and terrifying reality behind fundamentalism.

LESS THAN HUMAN METUBE2 - AUGUST PERFECT TOWN Dir: Anaïs Voirol SINGS CARMINA Switzerland BURANA 2017

Dir: Steffen Lindholm Denmark 2016 06 mins 09 secs In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, the zombies have been cured and exiled to secluded camps. A prejudice journalist decides to prove that they are not fit to be rehabilitated.

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Dir: Daniel Moshel Austria 2016 05 mins After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!

04 mins 25 secs In search of perfection a city obeys to selection. A constant struggle. Trying and trying again. Where is the difference between endurance and madness?

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LATE LOUNGE: RED

SHOUT AT THE GROUND

SMEAR

Dir: Joe Lonie New Zealand 2016 10 mins 38 secs Trapped in a speeding van, a Kiwi rock band succumb to travel sickness while deconstructing the heist that robbed them of an entire weekend’s door take.

THE SHARK IN THE PARK Dir: Fabian Pross Germany 2017 03 mins Making the seemingly mundane, mind blowing.

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Dir: Kate Herron United Kingdom 2017 04 mins 20 secs Chloe thinks she’s just going in for a routine test. Things do not go as planned.

SUMMER’S PUKE IS WINTER’S DELIGHT Dir: Sawako Kabuki Japan 2016 03 mins Painful events become memories over time. Still, we vomit and eat again. Life is Eco.

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERFUCKER Dir: Sébastien Petretti Belgium 2017 05 mins 30 secs The story of two young guys who just want to screw without being disturbed. A surrealist comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine, normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police are used to it! Every day, they get back at it. Samy and Mehdi aren’t even paying attention to it anymore... the viewer neither. The real question of the movie is to finally discover if Samy did get some on the night of Valentine’s...

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LATE LOUNGE: BLUE

LATE LOUNGE: BLUE

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 22:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 120 MINS

And so to the indecent offering of Late Lounge. If you’re up for some sweet lovin’ vibes or just a loveless knee-trembler, this sexy soiree is filled to the brim with explicit content not for the easily-offended. Leave your political correctness at the door for some of these films take no prisoners and leave you feeling rather soiled by the end. These films will touch you in more ways than one.

FUCKING

SCHOOL DAYS

YES, GOD, YES

Dir: Alec Cohen USA 2016 07 mins 20 secs FUCKING, a 4-episode web series, gives viewers an all-too-familiar peek at some of the bizarre characters that find their way into one woman’s bed. FUCKING is short, intimate and hilarious.

Dir: Roxannah Linklater United Kingdom 2016 02 mins 46 secs An experimental film that explores childhood sexuality and how young people discover their own bodies.

Dir: Karen Maine USA 2017 11 mins 20 secs Fifteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating.

Ep 1 Charlie Ep 2 More Room Ep 3 Traction Ep 4 The Way It Is

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THE CLITORIS

PUSSY

FAMILY LIFE

Dir: Lori Malépart-Traversy Canada 2016 03 mins 15 secs Women are lucky, they get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary, discover its unrecognised anatomy and its unknown herstory.

Dir: Renata Gasiorowska Poland 2016 08 mins 22 secs A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have a sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.

Dir: Anna-Karin Örander Sweden 2017 19 mins A 25 year old daughter has moved back home to her aging parents. We get to follow the family members in their sexual dreams, their attempts at family solidarity and in vulnerable health. What do they do together? And what do they do privately?

LA PETITE MORT

ICE FEVER

LAWLESS

Dir: Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis USA 2017 08 mins When a virginal girl follows her lover into a mysterious forest, a twist of fate wrenches them apart forever. The girl struggles to be ever closer to him in this fairytale about sex, death, and pie.

Dir: Sophie Malpas United Kingdom 2017 01 mins 52 secs A scrumptious adventure into the weird and wonderful secret world of an ice lolly disco.

Dir: Ellen Pearson United Kingdom 2017 03 mins 29 secs A collaborative project exploring the everyday experiences of Tilly Lawless, a sex worker in Sydney’s decriminalised sex industry, understood within the context of society’s taboos and an ever increasing call for international decriminalisation of the profession.

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TRUMPET MAN Dir: Emily Wong Hong Kong 2016 13 mins 50 secs A turntable springs out a woman named Avocado. Avocado’s instinct creates a man called Soul. A sudden passion swings them in a trumpet mood.

SEX AT THE SKI CENTER Dir: Heikki Ahola Finland 2017 03 mins 15 secs When it is cold outside, it gets hot at the ski center.

NSFWHALE Dir: Nathan Campbell, Alec Cummings USA 2017 01 mins 54 secs A whaling run takes a turn for the worse when a fearless captain and her small crew of whale-hunters encounter a far more ancient and horrible evil.

CHECK EM’

THE LOG

WALKIN THE DOG

Dir: Neil Kidney, Morgan Powell United Kingdom 2016 32 secs A short film to promote BreastCancer-Awareness month.

Dir: Teemu Nikki Finland 2016 07 mins 10 secs A short film about a long penis.

Dir: Tommy Robin United Kingdom 2016 01 mins 56 secs A man walks his dog to the park and back. Nothing more.

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THE LAUGHING SPIDER

ISLANDS

Dir: Keiichi Tanaami Japan 2016 07 mins 24 secs The memory of aerial attacks that I experienced in my early childhood always gives a strong stimulus and an inexplicable disquiet to my creations.

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Dir: Yann Gonzalez France 2017 23 mins Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 16:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

Following on from the success of last year’s Sign of the Times programme, this year Encounters is introducing a new Deaf Shorts award. The films selected for this programme feature the representation of Deafness not as the main form of conflict but as part of a wider narrative. The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds however the end results present a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century. Programmed in partnership by Deaf filmmaker and artist, David Ellington, and Festival Director, Rich Warren, this programme will be introduced in BSL.

SWIMMING IN THE DESERT Dir: Alvaro Ron USA 2017 17 Mins In the drought-stricken town of Agua Dulce, in the California High Desert, a ten year old girl challenges her grandfather, a cranky retired firefighter, to follow a crazy plan and bring the water back to the dry river.

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HITCH Dir: Sophie Hexter, Poppy Walker Australia 2016 10 Mins 37 Secs A young, deaf boy wanders alone, through a remote Australian landscape. A mysterious man pulls up in a ute, to offer him a ride. Equal parts suspense and comingof-age, HITCH explores loss and acceptance in a silent world, where nothing is as it appears to be.

DEAF SHORTS SHOWCASE

DEAF SHORTS SHOWCASE

NEVITH THE DRAGON Dir: Paul Miller UK 2017 08 Mins 31 Secs Millions of years ago earth was once a peaceful place full of dragons. One day earth was wiped out by a comet, and hidden deep in a cave stood a dragons egg - frozen in time. Lily a deaf girl, had just lost her mother and moved to live with her father. They don’t get on well as her father can’t sign, and they find it difficult to communicate. After an argument lily runs off. She is suddenly caught in bad weather, and falls into a cave finding herself stumbling into her mother’s mystical past.

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THE SILENT CHILD

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SILENT LAUGHS

Dir: Chris Overton UK 2017 19 Mins 54 Secs Set in rural England and inspired by real life events. The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

Dir: Bim Ajadi UK 2014 06 Mins 24 Secs A young Deaf man is challenged to a game of Connect 4, only to find that this is no ordinary game. Are the odds stacked against him?

Dir: Natalia Kouneli Scotland 2016 11 Mins A Deaf stand-up comedienne performs in sign language fulfilling her dream to make people laugh as well as bringing Deaf Culture to mainstream audiences.

THE SONG FOR SINGLE

SIGNS OF AN AFFAIR

Dir: Zheng Xiaosan, Sam Zheng China 2016 05 Mins 19 Secs There is a place, both in deaf and mainstream culture, to feel, hold and express universal themes of human emotion through musical expression. You are invited to experience this achingly familiar but perhaps buried part of our human longing for love through a unique story-telling technique, the passionate voice of sign

Dir: Louis Neethling UK 2017 28 Mins Signs of an Affair tells the story of Flora, who has been married to Fred for many years, when suddenly, he doesn’t want sugar in his tea! Something’s not right! Flora is suspicious and determined to find out the truth, but ends up in some unexpected places. Starring Jean St Clair and Ilan Dwek; produced for BSLBT by Mutt and Jeff Pictures.

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ASSOCIATED COMPETITIONS DEPICT!: I KNOW I SHOULDN’T LIKE IT, BUT I DO, BEN WILLIAMS-BUTT

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NAHEMI

NAHEMI

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 19:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS NEW GRADUATE TALENT, NAHEMI SCREENING & AWARDS CEREMONY NAHEMI, The National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image, presents a programme of some of the most exciting, dynamic and diverse films made in the UK this year by students studying at our member Institutions. A chance to see films from the brightest new graduate talents, the selection of Drama, Documentary, Experimental and Animation, will be followed by an Awards Ceremony with a Guest Presenter. NAHEMI acts as a forum for debate on all matters pertaining to the teaching of practice in the Moving Image in Higher Education across the UK. http://nahemi.org/ @nahemiUK

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PHILIP KNIGHT

BLUE LIGHT

LEO

Dir: Chris Hailes UK 2017 13 Mins Two Machiavellian politicians will pay any price to win the party leadership.

Dir: Harriet Croucher UK 2017 03 Mins 45 Secs Emergency service personnel talk about the realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its impact on their lives, as well as their families.

Dir: Julian Alexander UK 2017 14 Mins 24 Secs Desperate to make money, LĂŠo accepts a job smuggling a refugee couple through France. However, LĂŠo and the couple have separate expectations concerning their destination.

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NAHEMI

OBSESSIVELY OPTIMISTIC

BANG BANG FENNELL

Dir: Grace Romero UK 2017 04 Mins 16 Secs A man who wants everything to be perfect is in love with a women who may turn out to not be as perfect as he’d like.

Dir: Mohammad Khan Rabbani UK 2017 10 Mins 29 Secs The struggle of United Kingdom’s only deaf boxer.

TWENTY MINUTES Dir: Oisin Byrne UK 2017 04 Mins 46 Secs An intimate first-person narrative of a survivor on the emotional impact of sexual assault.

PRE RETRO

ZAIRE

SPHERES

Dir: Ross Graham UK 2017 11 Mins 27 Secs Pre Retro is a romantic science fiction comedy about a young couple who are pursued by a nameless gunman after they discover a VR Headset that can allegedly show its users the future.

Dir: Joshua Benson UK 2017 15 Mins 45 Secs Zaire is one of two scientists stationed on Eos – a lone, inhospitable planet. Charged with the goal of kick-starting an ecosystem he searches to find the hope needed to keep their mission going.

Dir: Yat Fung Leung UK 2017 04 Mins 56 Secs The spheres – they have been around since before our time…

PIOTR Dir: Zuzanna Kopacka UK 2017 04 Mins 37 Secs Fighting vulnerability, depression and stereotypes; Piotr’s monologue expresses how MMA and Art harmonise to achieve equilibrium in his life.

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DEPICT! 2017 JURY

DEPICT! 2017 Jury

The DepicT! Jury is headed up by Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey ASC BSC on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society; twice Oscar® and BAFTA nominated for Atonement and Anna Karenina and acclaimed for his work on films including Nocturnal Animals (BSC Best Cinematography Award), The Avengers and The Hours as well as music videos for the likes of U2 and The Rolling Stones and shorts including Sam Taylor-Wood’s Turner Prize nominated Atlantic. He is joined by a panel of leading industry practitioners including: Afolabi Kuti, BAFTA-winning producer of short film Home (on behalf of BAFTA) Åsa Lucander, Director for Aardman Animations Beth Webb, Multiplatform Editor at Channel 4’s short-form arts strand Random Acts Chris Auty, former film critic and producer, currently Head of Producing at NFTS Matt Turner, Shooting People Membership & Editorial

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The jury panel will have the tough job of deciding who will be awarded this year’s much coveted DepicT! prizes – the main DepicT! Award of £1,500, the Royal Photographic Society Cinematography Award of £1,000, the British Special Mention Award, a talent development package supported by BAFTA and NFTS, and the Random Acts Special Mention Award, priceless exposure via Channel 4’s short form content platform and a chance to pitch for a new Random Acts commission. You too can vote and comment on your favourite films in the shortlist until Sat 23 September at 16:00. Make sure you head to depict.org and have your say…

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DEPICT!

DEPICT! SHOWCASE

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 14:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

DepicT! is Watershed’s super short filmmaking competition challenging filmmakers from across the globe to create an imaginative and original short film of 90 seconds or less. The competition is a unique opportunity for emerging talent to get exposure for their film and the support they need to take their career to the next level. They stand to win cash prizes and benefits that money can’t buy. Each year we enlist the expertise of a panel of prestigious industry professionals to select which films and filmmakers deserve a taste of DepicT! Chosen from over 500 entries from 66 countries. Experience this year’s shortlist on the big screen and meet some of the talent behind the twenty shorts selected from over 500 entries and 66 countries. The showcase is followed by DepicT! Drinks in the café/bar sponsored by St Austell Brewery.

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AMERICA, I THINK? AMUSEMENTS

BLUE FACE

Dir:Matthew Armitage UK 2017 01 Mins 01 Secs Take a journey through America through fragmented memories.

Dir:John Harris UK 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A film about our fear of missing out as technology distracts us from the everyday.

Dir:Martin Cannon UK 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A young man tries to impress a young woman, which isn’t always easy.

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CREATOR

ETERNAL HOLIDAYS FAMILY DINNER

Dir:Anton Dushkin Russia 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs How do we create? The act of creation causes profound metamorphosis within the creator with irreversible consequences…

Dir:Tilek Cherikov Kyrgyzstan 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs Childhood holidays are magical; but what if they go on longer than usual...

HUNTERS

I KNOW I IDEAS ARE ILLEGAL Dir:Edward Bulmer SHOULDN’T LIKE IT, UK BUT I DO 2017

Dir:Ido Shapira, Amit Cohen Israel 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A boy seeks acceptance from a group of hunters but can he live up to the challenge?

Dir:Ben Williams-Butt UK 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs This spoken-word poem explores the unsettling Freudian desires of everybody, whether they like to admit it or not.

Dir:Ashley P Saunders UK 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A typical family dinner where the conversation could lead anywhere.

01 Mins 25 Secs In a world where ideas are illegal, workers in a factory are made to wear giant light bulbs on their heads.

Every competition screening until 19.30 is followed by a Q&A in Waterside 1

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DEPICT! SHOWCASE

LIGHTER

MEOW

OJALÁ

Dir:Harry Plowden UK 2017 01 Mins 25 Secs A homeless man walks in the night, thinking about the day before, and the day ahead.

Dir:Breech Asher Harani Philippines 2017 01 Mins 29 Secs When a strange cat sound emanates from her garden, a young woman’s curiosity entices her to investigate.

Dir:Marie-Stéphane Cattaneo France 2017 01 Mins The story of an ordinary day in the life of an ordinary man in a corner of the world which is anything but...

PICKING SIDES

RUBBER GUILLOTINE

Dir:Dotty Kultys, Beatriz Pinto UK 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A man and a dog enjoy a quiet afternoon on a boat, but end up stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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Dir:Bryan M. Ferguson UK 2017 01 Mins 10 Secs An angsty teenager sucker punches her parents aspirations for her future by donating her skeleton to gelatine

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THE DINOSAUR Dir:Mateo Willis UK 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A man wakes up on a high mountain, only to discover he is not alone.

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THE FISH AND I

THE KISS

VUDÚ

Dir:Babak Habibifar Iran 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A blind man tries to save the life of his goldfish.

Dir:Antonella Mignone, Cristiano Panepuccia Italy 2017 01 Mins 10 Secs An intense coming together of two bodies.

Dir:Alejandra M. Perrusquía Mexico 2017 01 Mins 29 Secs In 1970, a mother and her children gather in their living room to practise an ancient ritual.

WALK

WINNOW

Dir:Edwin Mingard UK 2017 01 Mins 30 Secs A young woman leaves her friends and heads into the city at night.

Dir:George Lewis UK 2017 01 Mins 29 Secs A man from the city is intoxicated by the power of an ancient tree.

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TITLE

Short Film Studies Edited by Richard Raskin and published twice a year by Intellect Books, Short Film Studies (SFS) is a peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. Two or three short films are selected each issue for close study, with articles illuminating these from a variety of perspectives. The journal contains links to view each film featured and is illustrated with full colour shot-by-shot breakdowns for each work. SFS is a vital resource for short film researchers, students and practitioners. With strong links to international film festivals, it offers fresh inspiration to filmmakers and provides cuttingedge teaching materials for university and film school courses worldwide.

Films featured in Short Film Studies 8.1: ZEPO César Díaz Meléndez Spain, 2014 3 min. LISTEN Hamy Ramezan Rungano Nyoni Finland/Denmark, 2014 13 min.

Copies of the journal will be available to order throughout the festival.

Intellect is an independent academic publisher in Bristol focusing on original thinking in arts and popular culture. For more info, visit our website or come see us in the Watershed Cafe throughout the week.

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GUEST PROGRAMMES DAPHNE, PETER MACKIE BURNS

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WIDENING THE LENS

WIDENING THE LENS

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 09:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS For the past 12 months Encounters has been running an initiative to support filmmakers from underrepresented communities access the industry. This programme is a showcase of some of the talent that has come through this scheme and their potential.

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LEROY

JINN

KIN

Dir: Marley Morrison UK 2016 20 mins On a deprived council estate in Northeast London, eccentric teenager Leroy Brown spends his days fighting with his wannabe ‘gangsta’ brother Kenny, making his own jewellery and playing an amusement arcade dance game with best friend Yukiko. The sudden death of his beloved grandfather Nelson forces Leroy out of his shell, but with the help of a cassette tape Nelson left him, Leroy learns what it takes to live in a ‘man’s world’.

Dir: Isher Sahota UK 2016 12 mins 55 secs Naila, left devastated by a recent miscarriage, is perceived by her superstitious mother-in-law to be possessed by an evil spirit.

Dir: Helena Middleton UK 2017 15 mins When a young man’s application for custody of his younger brother in care is rejected, he is forced to come to terms with difficult truths about what’s best for his family.

‘Jinn’ is a short film about the belief in spirit possession in South Asian communities in the UK, and how it is used to cover up mental health issues.

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WIDENING THE LENS

HUSH

BABY GRAVY

Dir: Alex Campbell UK 2016 14 mins 55 secs HUSH is a short drama set in London that tells the story of an extraordinary day in the life of a British Nigerian family, when their youngest daughter Uche stops talking and the uncomfortable truths her silence reveals.

Dir: Marley Morrison UK 2017 11 mins In a rural pub restaurant on a busy motorway, same sex couple Brona and Alex await the arrival of a man called Karl.

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‘THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES’ BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY SHOWCASE WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 10:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

A surreal selection of dark visions, ghostly stories and cautionary tales from the masters of European puppet animation. This retrospective will send you on a journey with some of central Europe’s most influential puppet filmmakers – and will send a shiver down your spine. Produced by the Eastern European programme.

A DROP TOO MUCH YUKI ONNA (O SKLENIČKU VÍC) Dir: Jiří Barta Dir: Bretislav Pojar, Jiří Trnka Czech Republic 1953 18 mins A cautionary tale about the perils of drink driving. One of the first films directed by the highly influential Czech film director, Břetislav Pojar with Art Direction by the Master of Puppet Filmmaking, Jiří Trnka.

Czech Republic 2013 15 mins A traditional ghost story - ‘The Snow Woman’ is a classical Japanese legend popularised by the 1965 Japanese horror film, ‘Kwaidan’. The most recent film directed by influential Czech animated filmmaker, Jiří Barta.

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SCONES (SÜTI) Dir: Gyula Nagy Hungary 1984 08 mins 30 secs When the baker is not around, dough comes to life - only to realise their ultimate fate and seek their revenge. Written and directed by the prominent Hungarian animated film screenwriter, Gyula Nagy.

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Dir: Paweł Partyka Poland 2001 15 mins A flower shop comes to life when the owner goes home. Directed by Paweł Partyka, it was the last film made by Oscar-winning Polish film studio Se-Ma-For using a Crass 35 mm stop motion camera.

Two human-size puppets await their fate together. The film that established the innovative puppet animation style that highly renowned Polish film director, Marek Skrobecki, is known for today.

BODY MEMORY (KEHA MÄLU) Dir: Ülo Pikkov Estonia 2011 09 mins Our body remembers more than we can imagine - the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. Directed by Ülo Pikkov at Nukufilm, a celebrated Estonian animation studio that specialises in puppet animation.

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THE FANTASTIC D.I.M Dir: Marek Skrobecki FLOWER SHOP Poland (FANTASTYCZNY 1992 SKLEP Z KWIATAMI) 10 mins 30 secs

THE CHRISTMAS BALLAD Dir: Michal Zabka Czech Republic 2016 09 mins In a city destroyed by war, a boy collects broken toys to replace his friends and family. Directed by Czech ‘New Wave’ director, Michal Zabka and based on the last script by Břetislav Pojar.

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EFA SHORT MATTERS 1

EFA SHORT MATTERS 1

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 12:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

Watch the best recent European short films. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present the 2016 short film nominations in these delightful screenings, presented in three short film programmes. Encounters is the UK nominating Festival for these awards, nominating one film along with each of the 15 European participating film festivals.

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THE WALL (LE MUR) AMALIMBO

HOME

Dir: Samuel Lampaert Belgium 2015 08 mins Hong Kong. A multitude of concrete skyscrapers without personality. Inside, cramped studios where the anonymous live among themselves. Until the day when bachelor Chung decides to hang up a picture …

Dir: Daniel Mulloy Kosovo/United Kingdom 2016 20 mins Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday.

Dir: Juan Pablo Libossart Sweden/Estonia 2016 15 mins This is the story of Tipuana, a five year-old girl who experiences limbo when she tries to pass to “the other side” in her desperate urge to meet again with her recently deceased father. It is a short story that happens in an undefined place, and also in an undefined future.

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EFA SHORT MATTERS 1

I’M NOT FROM HERE (YO NO SOY DE AQUÍ)

90 DEGREES NORTH (90 GRAD NORD)

Dir: Giedrė Žickytė, Maite Alberdi Chile/Denmark/Lithuania 2015 26 mins An 88-year-old Basque native, Josebe, lives in a nursing home in Chile. She’s obsessed with finding out where the rest of the elder people she lives with comes from. Everyone tells her that they are Chilean, not Spanish as she is. Josebe insists on thinking about her youth in the Basque Country. After a full year living in that house, she struggles to remember that she is living in a nursing home. After 70 years in Chile, she still lively remembers her homeland.

Dir: Detsky Graffam Germany 2015 21 mins It’s a fact: good Germans wait at red traffic lights. But what do you do when the green man simply won’t appear? Taking place almost entirely on the most pernicious traffic island imaginable, 90 DEGREES NORTH is a humorous, fantastical parable offering an extreme take on the notion of following the rules of a civil society.

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THIRD FILMS SHORTS

THIRD FILMS SHORTS

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 13:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

Seven short films produced by Samm Haillay (Third Films) over the past 16 years. Some of these have played Encounters as part of their festival run and are now in a programme together for the first time. Samm will be on hand to discuss this body of his producing work.

FIELD Dir: Duane Hopkins UK 2001 10 mins A Sunday in the country. Three teenage boys, hanging around, bored. A terrible event takes place incidentally, without provocation. The next day at school everyone carries on as usual, as if nothing has happened. A study in everyday violence.

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THE MAKING OF PARTS Dir: Daniel Elliott UK 2006 15 mins A man’s love and tenderness, which he once shared with his wife, is now slipping away from him. As one sexual existence ends, another is just beginning.

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JADE Dir: Daniel Elliott UK 2009 15 mins Young and impulsive Jade, caught in a dilemma of her own making, struggles to choose the right path. It becomes apparent to her that she may have no choice at all.

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COMPULSION Dir: Andrew McVicar UK 2011 13 mins Awakening to the experience of his first romantic connection, Ian’s trust in girlfriend Kelly is thrown into doubt by rumour. As his emotions swing between aggression and tenderness, he feels compelled to react. A study in the vicissitudes and intensity of love in adolescence.

CIGARETTE AT NIGHT Dir: Duane Hopkins UK 2011 05 mins On his way home a boy rests to smoke his last cigarette. Perhaps reflecting on the night’s earlier activities, an atmosphere at once eerie and yet familiar takes hold. A place where serenity and anxiety seem equally present.

TWELFTH MAN Dir: Duane Hopkins UK 2014 05 mins The match before the match.

HOWLS Dir: Catriona MacInnes UK 2017 13 mins A young mum runs away with her fragile son to a woodland community in Scotland where he finds solace in a mysterious wolf.

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OSKA BRIGHT

OSKA BRIGHT

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS Oska Bright Film Festival was founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work. Now, in its 8th edition, it is the largest and most influential festival of its kind in the world. The screening features bold, risk taking shorts from across the globe, some from the archive and a few treats from the upcoming festival in November. Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, American Honey) says “Oska Bright is brilliant!” – come and see why. Oska Bright is a Carousel and Junk TV initiative. Supported by Arts Council England, BFI and Brighton & Hove City Council.

MAN WITHOUT DIRECTION Dir: Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Pelle Öhlund, Nina Jemth Sweden 2016 14 mins 04 secs Lost to himself and the world Mr D is drawn into a world of endless corridors, lethal waitresses and talk show hosts that decapitate guests.

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LIKE A STAR

GORAN

Dir: Daniele Bonarini Italy 2015 10 mins 50 secs Tizian who before this trip had never been abroad and had never taken a plane before, goes to Texas. These will be unforgettable days.

Dir: Roberto Santaguida Serbia 2014 10 mins 38 secs Goran takes an intimate look at the despair and joy, the hope and pride in achievement as it is constructed by Goran of Novi Sad.

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OSKA BRIGHT

JOHNNY DREAMS

UH UH UH

DIE KÖNIGIN

Dir: Aideen Barry Ireland 2011 04 mins 49 secs On a visit to Kylemore Abbey Johnny discovers an old gramophone in the little chapel by the lake.

Dir: Station 17 Germany 2011 03 mins 22 secs Music video from Hamburg’s Station 17 featuring dancing dogs and Grannies. Winner of Most Original Film Oska Bright 2013.

Dir: Station 17 Germany 2011 06 mins 17 secs The video was created from a dancers’ meeting of the “Dance & Movement” laboratory of Barner 16 with breakdancers from Lukulule e.V., Eimsbüttel.

BIG BANG

A CRACK IN EVERYTHING

THE SEA REMINDS ME Dir: Ray Jacobs UK 2012 10 mins Mark is truly all at sea. His yearning for real touch and connection urge him to a welsh seaside town, a place haunted with childhood memories.

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Dir: Otto Kouwen Czech Republic 2011 10 mins A group of learning disabled people set out to answer some of the big questions in life by talking to nuns, astronauts and a dog.

Dir: Martin O’Donoghue Ireland 2014 22 mins Maeve and Billy are separated by the Belfast peace lines and the spark of love has been ignited.

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POLISH ANIMATION

POLISH ANIMATION

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 15:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS KFF Sales and Promotion is thrilled and honoured to collaborate with Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival by curating the Polish Voices guest programmes. We are happy to be able to get British and international audiences acquainted with the best Polish productions, both recent and archival.

DARLING Dir: Izabela Plucińska Poland/Germany 2013 07 mins 01 secs What is memory loss? In the labyrinth of fear, a stranger becomes a close person and home turns into a trap.

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THE GOVERNANCE OF LOVE Dir: Adela Kaczmarek Poland 2013 13 mins 15 secs The protagonist lives in several realities at the same time. Real people and events intertwine with those created by his imagination.

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ENDEMITS’S GREED Dir: Natalia Dziedzic Poland 2013 10 mins At the seaside, fates of a balding sailor, a young girl and two modest creatures - the bee and the crab are tangling. Going after their greediness, they are meeting themselves by the stall with waffles.

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POLISH ANIMATION

OF A FOREST

BUT SHE’S NICE

FENCES

Dir: Katarzyna Melnyk Poland 2014 04 mins 58 secs In her subtle animation Katarzyna Melnyk draws a portayal of a dog living among people. Little by little the dog’s repressed instincts start to come out.

Dir: Tomasz Pilarski Poland 2014 06 mins 04 secs In a world full of gray, light is gently drawing a story about unexpectedly sprouting feelings. However, the thought of being with someone can be dangerous if you are stuck too long in solitude.

Dir: Natalia Krawczuk Poland 2015 06 mins 56 secs Partitions of various sorts accompany our lives from the beginning to the end. Does it really make sense to separate ourselves from our neighbours with a wall?

HOME

BESIDE ONESELF

Dir: Agnieszka Borowa Poland 2015 15 mins A story about a girl coming back Home. This visit brings a storm of chaotic, difficult memories. She needs to deal with them to leave.

Dir: Karolina Specht Poland 2016 04 mins 54 secs One day, She notices, that something strange is going on with Him... Beside Oneself is a short animation film about confrontation between ideas of things and a real world.

IMPOSSIBLE FIGURES AND OTHER STORIES II Dir: Marta Pajek Poland 2016 14 mins 52 secs The protagonist of the film is a woman who trips and falls, while rushing around the house. She gets up, only to discover, that her home has unusual features.

LOCUS Dir: Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi Poland 2016 10 mins 09 secs A woman on an empty train in the middle of the night. Lonely, anxious to get back home to her husband and son. When the train suddenly brakes, she looks through the window.

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PHILOMELA‘S CHORUS SCREENING

PHILOMELA’S CHORUS SCREENING

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 16:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 40MINS

Formed to address the virtual absence of a broad diversity of black female and female identified voices in the arena of artist moving image, and mindful of writer, Claudia Rankine’s assertion that the ‘invisibility of black Women is astounding’, Philomela’s Chorus brings together the work of four emerging artists from literature, visual arts and the moving image. It offers an opportunity to see a new and exciting range of styles and approaches - from the polyphonic to the deeply personal.

AMINE Dir: Beverley Bennett UK 2017 12 mins A tapestry of voices reveals the multi-faceted complexities and experiences of what it is to be a black woman in the UK today.

THE WORDS WE DO MEL’S LAMENT Dir: Nicola Thomas NOT HAVE YET Dir: Phoebe Boswell UK 2017 11 mins A salute to women in history who have used their bodies in protest when they haven’t been permitted to use their voices, this film reflects upon the collective strength and subversive potential of women standing together and using their voices in collaboration.

UK 2017 08 mins Drawing on the ancient Greek story of Philomela and Tereus, Mel’s Lament imagines a presentday version of the couple and the complexity of their relationship.

SOMETHING SAID Dir: Jay Bernard UK 2017 08 mins In 1981 the New Cross Fire tragically claimed the lives of 13 young black people and was met with state, media and police indifference. Haunted by that history, and in the context of the recent rise of the far right, Something Said resurrects the spirit of Yvonne Ruddock, whose 16th birthday was being celebrated the night of the fire.

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UWE_FILM

UWE_FILM

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 17:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS UWE_FILM, BRISTOL FUN FROLICS and FILMMAKING UWE_FILM (the re-launched BA Hons Filmmaking at UWE) will be screening a selection of its recent graduate work in an event hosted by Programme Leader Freya Billington. A mix of drama, documentary and experimental shorts will be followed by a brief talk. Check us out here: @UWE_FILM https://vimeo.com/uwefilm https://www.facebook.com/UWEFILM/

PIOTR

FIN

PLEASURE BOYS

Dir: Zuzanna Kopacka UK 2017 04 mins 30 secs Fighting, vulnerability, depression and stereotypes; Piotr expresses how he finds balance between MMA and Art to harmonise his life.

Dir: Christy Tattershall UK 2017 09 mins A man lives and works in a radio transmission station, where he calls out over the airwaves, desperately attempting to contact his missing co-worker.

Dir: Elliot Watson UK 2017 09 mins ‘Sometimes the flag slips’ Rippling muscles, screaming crowds and non-stop attention. Big-egos or alter-egos? Meet the men from ‘The Pleasure Boys’.

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KATIE Dir: Edd Roberts UK 2017 08 mins Trapped inside her home a young girl’s decisions about her life appear to be being made for her.

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DANNY: CHAMPION PRERETRO Dir: Ross Graham OF THE WORLD Dir: Jack Coliandris UK 2017 10 mins Episode 1: A ‘regular’ character competes in sporting challenges against professional British sports stars.

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UK 2017 11 mins 17 secs A couple discover a virtual reality headset that shows them the future of their relationship. However what it’s showing them are different things.

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WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 17:40 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 60 MINS

Animationsinstitut, part of Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, offers a projectoriented curriculum in the subject areas Animation and Interactive Media. The institute encourages its students to think outside the box, develop an individual style and, by doing so, create innovative ideas. This screening features a selection of some outstanding student projects that depict the wide creative range of productions realised at Animationsinstitut – from 2D and 3D to VFX.

LEBENSADER

LOOM

CHILD

Dir: Angela Steffen Germany 2009 05 mins 48 secs A little girl finds the whole world in a leaf.

Dir: Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay Germany 2010 05 mins 20 secs A moth being caught in a spider´s web and after facing the predator, being digested and in the end becoming an integral part of its own trap.

Dir: Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel, Linus Stetter Germany 2016 09 mins 12 secs A child has to leave its hut to collect wood for the fire that went out. The search for suitable wood becomes a life’s work.

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LIVING ANIMATED DREAMS - FILMAKADEMIE‘S ANIMATIONSINSTITUT

LIVING ANIMATED DREAMS FILMAKADEMIE’S ANIMATIONSINSTITUT

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LIVING ANIMATED DREAMS - FILMAKADEMIE‘S ANIMATIONSINSTITUT

BEHIND THE BEARD MOBILE (EPISODE “WIND”) Dir: Verena Fels Dir: Noel Winzen, Marc Angele Germany 2017 30 secs A beaver’s day to day existence is disrupted by unexpected events happening in his unusual habitat.

Germany 2010 06 mins 25 secs At the edge of society, a cow tips the balance of destiny with quite some impact...

BEAR

BEHIND THE BEARD JAZZ ORGIE Dir: Irina Rubina (EPISODE “UFO”)

Dir: Pascal Flörks Germany 2014 07 mins 30 secs A grandchild recounts his grandfather’s difficult past and the burden of his own inheritance.

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WRAPPED Dir: Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann Germany 2014 04 mins 06 secs How can a tiny organism change everything we know and make a difference between growth and extinction?

Dir: Noel Winzen, Marc Angele Germany 2017 30 secs A beaver’s day to day existence is disrupted by unexpected events happening in his unusual habitat.

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Germany 2015 01 mins 16 secs A Dot and a Line blossom within the ecstasy of touch into a sensual play of colours and forms.

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SONG OF A TOAD

Dir: Johannes Schiehsl Germany 2011 12 mins 13 secs Trying to help his lonely patients, young paramedic Patrick gets himself into relationships that are way more demanding than expected.

Dir: Kariem Saleh Germany 2016 07 mins 15 secs Svobodan lives his life carrying an old choleric toad on his head. An animated short about a stressed out modern human being.

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BEHIND THE BEARD (EPISODE “COMB”) Dir: Noel Winzen, Marc Angele Germany 2017 30 secs A beaver’s day to day existence is disrupted by unexpected events happening in his unusual habitat.

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VR: ANOTHER GAZE

VR: ANOTHER GAZE

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 19:00 THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 20:30 FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 19:00 SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 14:30 WATERSIDE CINEMA 3 60 MINS VR is a brand new medium, and with it comes the opportunity to subvert norms and challenge assumptions. Guest curator Catherine Allen invites you to submerge yourself in a series of boundary-pushing VR experiences that will introduce you to a range of refreshingly different perspectives on the world. From challenging an urban-centric outlook, to whole-heartedly representing the female experience, Another Gaze will draw attention to the creative importance of the world view that VR creators come with. Another Gaze’s curator, Catherine Allen is a BAFTA-winning immersive media specialist who led the production of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences. She now focuses her time around helping VR reach broader audiences by partnering with arts venues to put on VR events.

NOTES TO MY FATHER Dir: Jayisha Patel UK 10 mins

GIANT

MINDSCAPES

Dir: Milica Zec USA 07 mins

Dir: Peter McLaughlin UK 05 mins

VIRTUAL DRAG Dir: Alison Bennett, Megan Beckwith, Mark Payne Australia 10 mins

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VR LATES: TOGETHER

VR LATES: TOGETHER

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 20:30 THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 19:00 FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 20:30 SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 16:00 WATERSIDE CINEMA 3 60 MINS

One of VR’s most exciting qualities is its powerful ability to foster feelings of intimacy. In her Together strand, guest curator Catherine Allen sets out to reclaim intimacy in VR from commercial VR porn’s male gaze. Experience work at the cutting edge of VR culture that takes you through different stages of a relationship. In curating Together Catherine sets out to demonstrate what VR is capable of in terms of showing the nuances of human relationships, sensuality and sexuality.

KEYED ALIKE

SECOND DATE

HEROES

Dir: Chloe Thomas UK

Dir: Jennifer Lyon Bell Netherlands/USA

07 mins 20 secs

16 mins 30 secs

Dir: MAP Design Lab and Helios Dance company USA

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SHORTS2FEATURES: BYPASS (THIRD FILMS)

SHORTS2FEATURES: BYPASS (THIRD FILMS) WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 21:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 120 MINS

Dir: Duane Hopkins UK 2015 Tim is a good kid, Tim is a criminal. A morality tale of society’s feared and forsaken. One of Samm Haillay’s feature films that have screened in Venice alongside the short he also produced that preceded his long term collaborator Duane Hopkins’ move to features.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 09:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

Animation in Croatia has a long and successful history. Films by the filmmakers from Zagreb school of animation, established in the 50s, have secured their place in the world history of animation. At its peak, visually bold shorts from Zagreb film studio were influentially changing the game of this marvelous art form. After a creative crisis in 80s and the 90s, Croatian animation is successful again with quite a few films entering best film festival competitions and earning international awards in the last two decades. This was a record year for Croatian film at the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, with six Croatian films (including 4 minority Croatian productions) in the Grand Competition and three films that competed in Student Film Competition. Their quality has been confirmed by the awards – including Grand Prix for Nighthawk. Enjoy the best of Croatian animation 2017!

MISHO & ROBIN “CAMPING” (MIŠO I ROBIN “KAMPIRANJE”) Dir: Denis Alenti, Vjekoslav Živković Croatia 2016 05 mins 15 secs

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PROCESS (PROCES)

Dir: Lucija Mrzljak Estonia, Croatia 2016 02 mins 16 secs

Dir: Lucija Bužančić Croatia 2017 04 mins 35 secs

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BEST OF CROATIAN ANIMATION AT ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2017

BEST OF CROATIAN ANIMATION AT ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2017

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BEST OF CROATIAN ANIMATION AT ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2017

NIGHTHAWK (NOČNA PTICA) Dir: Špela Čadež Croatia, Slovenia 2016 08 mins 50 secs

RED RIDING HOOD REDUX (CRVENKAPICA REDUX) Dir: Danijel Žeželj Croatia 2017 11 mins 53 secs

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MANIVALD Dir: Chintis Lundgren Estonia, Croatia, Canada 2017 13 mins

“STRANGER” IN MY HEAD (“STRANAC” U MOJOJ GLAVI) Dir: Petra Balekić Croatia 2017 04 mins 26 secs

POSLJEDNJI IZAZOV Dir: Božidar Trkulja Croatia 2017 16 mins

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CARTOON D‘OR

CARTOON D’OR

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 10:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS The Cartoon d’Or is a pan-European award for animation short films. It has each year rewarded the best of the best since only prize-winning films from partner festivals can compete. Amongst this short list, a jury selected 5 films that were screened during the Cartoon Forum (in order to promote 5 filmmakers each year) and the winner was “Yùl and the Snake” by Gabriel Harel.

ALIKE

MACHINE

PERIPHERIA

Dir: Daniel Martínez Lara, Rafa Cano Méndez Spain 2015 08 mins 01 secs In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But... what is the correct path?

Dir: Sunit Parekh Denmark 2015 19 mins 03 secs A couple struggles to cope with tragedy, while living in the midst of a massive reconstruction in a small village by the sea.

Dir: David Coquard-Dassault France 2015 12 mins 20 secs A journey into the heart of a large and abandoned council estate. Peripheria portrays an urban environment becoming wild: a modern Pompeii where the wind blows and dogs roam, tailing the remains of human life.

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UNDER YOUR YÙL AND THE FINGERS (SOUS TES SNAKE (YÙL ET LE DOIGHTS) SERPENT) Dir: Marie-Christine Courtès France 2014 12 mins 54 secs When her grandmother dies, a young Eurasian girl relives the story of the women of her family, from the colonial Indochine to the isolation in a transit camp.

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Dir: Gabriel Harel France 2015 13 mins 11 secs Yùl, 13 years old, goes with his big brother Dino to conclude a deal with Mike, a thug escorted by his Argentinian mastiff. When things go wrong, a mysterious snake appears.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 12:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

Watch the best recent European short films. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present the 2016 short film nominations in these delightful screenings, presented in three short film programmes.

EFA SHORT MATTERS 2

EFA SHORT MATTERS 2

Encounters is the UK nominating Festival for these awards, nominating one film along with each of the 15 European participating film festivals.

A MAN RETURNED Dir: Mahdi Fleifel United Kingdom/Lebanon/ Denmark/ The Netherlands 2015 30 mins Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helweh ended in failure after three years of being trapped in Greece.

THE FULLNESS OF TIME (L’IMMENSE RETOUR) Dir: Manon Coubia Belgium/France 2016 14 mins Seated on the edge of the gaping rift, she waited so long, too long for the mountain to give back her lover, prisoner of the ice.

SMALL TALK Dir: Even Hafnor, Lisa Brooke Hansen Norway 2015 21 mins Welcome to the Dvergsnes family! In this short film we follow the Dvergsnes family from Kristiansand, Norway, through three events that took place during the fall and winter of 2014.

He returned with a heroin addiction to life in a camp being torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart. A love story, bittersweet as the camp itself.

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EDMOND Dir: Nina Gantz United Kingdom 2015 09 mins An oddball character slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche, in pursuit of self understanding.

THE GOODBYE (EL ADIĂ“S) Dir: Clara Roquet Spain 2015 15 mins Rosana, a Bolivian maid, has worked for Angela, the elder matriarch of the Vidal family for the last ten years. On the day of the funeral of her beloved Angela, Rosana is not allowed to grieve with the rest of the family. On the contrary: she is forced to work. THE GOODBYE is an intimate story about how emotional bonds supersede social conventions, racial labels or family regimes.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 13:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

The attention in the Polish Voices programmes is focused on women, who take the protagonism on both sides of the camera. At the same time, we wish to present Polish filmmaking as widely and diversely as possible, hoping to arouse the audience’s curiosity and appetite for more.

DAUGHTER

AB OVO

MOTHER

Dir: Tomasz Wolski Poland 2015 24 mins 51 secs A mother and a daughter did not keep in touch for many years. When it turns out that the daughter of the younger of them, did not return home, the women decide to look for her together.

Dir: Anita Kwiatkowska Naqvi Poland 2013 05 mins 18 secs Imagine your body stops being only yours. Someone starts to live inside you, changing the rules, taking more and more space. Would you be able to love this thing and call it your child?

Dir: Łukasz Ostalski Poland 2013 30 mins Małgorzata’s son - a drug addict needs her help. At the lake house she finds him and a massacred body of a young girl. She has to make the most difficult decision in her life.

SECOND LIFE

ALL SOULS’ DAY

Dir: Eugeniusz Pankov Poland 2016 19 mins 05 secs Iryna Myenova decided to sign a contract to freeze her 98-year old mother. She did that in hope that in the future would technologybe so advanced that it will be possible to unfreeze her mother and bring her back to life.

Dir: Aleksandra Terpińska Poland 2012 18 mins 03 secs On her eighteenth birthday, Lena is trying to bond with her family. Everything that happens throughout the day will revolutionise Lena’s view of her family.

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POLISH SHORTS: CLOSE TIES

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POLISH DOCUMENTARY

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

KFF Sales and Promotion is thrilled and honoured to collaborate with Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival by curating the Polish Voices guest programmes. We are happy to be able to get British and international audiences acquainted with the best Polish productions, both recent and archival.

24 HOURS OF JADWIGA L.

SEVEN WOMEN AT DIFFERENT AGES

Dir: Krystyna Gryczełowska Poland 1967 14 mins The typical life of a working class woman in the 1960s: there’s no room for personal concerns between night shifts and taking care of the family. Purposeful movements and tired eyes – the portrait of a nameless heroine of everyday life.

Dir: Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland 1978 15 mins Each day of the week shows a ballerina of classical dance at work or in rehearsal; but the ages of the dancers vary from the youngest child taking its first steps in ballet to the eldest ballerina who is now a ballet teacher.

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EVERYONE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE STANDING BEHIND Dir: Maria Zmarz Koczanowicz Poland 1983 06 mins Of scarce commodities and disappointed hopes: the queues in front of the shops reveal the social stagnation. People queue up endlessly to get anything. No matter what.

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POLISH DOCUMENTARY

DAY AFTER DAY Dir: Irena Kamienska Poland 1988 16 mins 1988: for 36 years the twin sisters have been loading and unloading bricks every day. Their lifetime as well as that of the People’s Republic they were meant to help build both run out in the eternally repeated movements and grumpy reflections. A documentary stream of consciousness.

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SUCH A NICE BOY I GAVE BIRTH TO Dir: Marcin Koszałka Poland 1999 25 mins A film that shocked Poland. Director and provocateur Marcin Koszałka lounges on the sofa and films himself as he stoically endures his mother’s abuse. A family hell without taboos.

SISTERS Dir: Paweł Łoziński Poland 1999 12 mins One act reveals a life drama and the drama of old age of two sisters. The theme is domination and mutual attraction of strength and weakness. Two old sisters sit on a bench and talk. The older sister, who is 87-years-old (“old, much too old”), tells her younger sister that throughout her life she had to be taken care of, being “such a screw-up”. Now she keeps an eye on her sister, because she should walk and exercise her sick leg. And whether she likes it or not, she has to go round the yard again and again. Well, you remain the younger sister for the rest of your life...

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CHRIS SHEPHERD RETROSPECTIVE

CHRIS SHEPHERD RETROSPECTIVE

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 15:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

This a rare chance to see a selection of films by the multi-award winning director Chris Shepherd. From his early comedy work such as the 43rd World Stareout Championship (1998) for BBC’s Big Train, to his latest film Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) (2017). In addition to comedy we will show his stunning dramas; such as his father and son story The Ringer (2013), a story about his aunty, Bad Night For The Blues (2010), and his BAFTA nominated hybrid classic Dad’s Dead (2003) and its new sequel Johnno’s Dead (2016).

THE RINGER Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2013 16 mins What would you do if you met your father for the first time when you were 38? This happened to Chris Shepherd and he made a film about it. Starring John Henshaw (Looking For Eric, Angel’s Share).

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WHO I AM AND WHAT I WANT

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2005 07 mins Pete doesn’t want to be like everyone else. He wants to live in the woods and be his own man. An animated collaboration with Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley.

Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2006 14 mins Can a young boy’s obsession with his neighbour turn into madness? In this 70’s story live action blends with live action to make the winner of London Film Festivals TCM Classic Short winner.

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Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2010 14 mins An intimate study of Chris’ Aunty Glad and the excesses of age, blue rinses and bad behaviour. Based on true events, let’s see what happens when Glad lets down her hair. Canal+ Award Winner Clermont Ferrand. Starring Jean Boht.

DAD’S DEAD Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2013 07 mins BAFTA nominated story of hero worship and revulsion starring Ian Hart in this multi award winning hybrid classic.

YOURS FAITHFULLY, EDNA WELTHORPE (MRS) Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2017 05 mins To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of British Playwright Joe Orton, Chris Shepherd has embarked on an animated tribute under the Orton’s pseudonym Edna Welthorpe.

THE WAVE PICTURES - POOL HALL Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2016 04 mins What would you do if your favourite pool halls were redeveloped into flats? A pop promo for The Wave Pictures.

LIFECLASS Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2013 03 mins The appearance of a valentine’s card normally fills people with joy but not on this valentines. Animated comedy illustrated by Jim Medway and animated by 12foot6.

CHRIS SHEPHERD RETROSPECTIVE

BAD NIGHT FOR THE BLUES

43RD WORLD STAREOUT CHAMPIONSHIP FROM BIG TRAIN Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2016 05 mins Behold sport at its most riveting in the stare out final. Straight from Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews’ BBC sketch show Big Train. British Comedy Award winner for Best Broken Series.

JOHNNO’S DEAD Dir: Chris Shepherd UK 2016 08 mins Would you be upset if you did 13 years for a crime you didn’t commit? The sequel to Chris’ 2003 Dad’s Dead starring Ian Hart. Winner of Best British Short at the LIAF.

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SHORTS2FEATURES: THE RED TURTLE

SHORTS2FEATURES: THE RED TURTLE

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 15:00 ARNOLFINI 120 MINS

Dir: Michaël Dudok de Wit France/Belgium/Japan 2016 The first international co-production from Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli enlists the talents of Oscar®-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit for this wondrous story about the unlikely friendship between an island castaway and an enormous sea turtle. Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a lone man struggles to construct a raft, but his every attempt to leave is thwarted by a huge red turtle who seems intent on having him stay. Enraged, he attempts to thwart the creature that is blocking his escape - but what transpires will instead open a new chapter in his life, one that will instruct him in the ways of companionship and lead him to understand that nature must take its course. Dudok de Wit mixes hand and computer-drawn animation throughout. An unforgettably beautiful film that explores both the freedom of isolation and emotion of companionship whilst packing a hefty emotional punch.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 16:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

This showcase celebrates the talent of female directors, animators, puppeteers and other filmmaking creatives, in front of and behind the camera. From alternative leading ladies to female views on sexuality, conflict and relationships – this recent short film collection reflects the expertise and experiences of women working in puppetry today.

DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT Dir: Suraya Raja United Kingdom 2017 07 mins 21 secs A girl fights against compulsions brought on by anxiety.

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ADAM

BELLE & BAMBER

Dir: Evelyn Ross United States 2016 02 mins 27 secs In the beginning of them She created us.

Dir: Alex Forbes United Kingdom 2016 15 mins 03 secs A twisted comedy-drama about a little girl named Belle and her imaginary friend, Bamber.

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‘WOMEN IN PUPPETRY AND PUPPET ANIMATION‘ BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY SHOWCASE

‘WOMEN IN PUPPETRY AND PUPPET ANIMATION’ BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY SHOWCASE

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PUNCH’S LETTERS TO HIS SON Dir: Jenny Dee United Kingdom 2017 15 mins Devised from the 1848 novel ‘Punchs Letter’s to his Son’. Punch’s son is searching for answers, about his father, about himself.

THE OWL AND THE LEMMING Dir: Roselynn Akulukjuk Canada 2016 03 mins 35 secs A traditional story - a young owl catches a lemming to eat, or does he?

A LOVE STORY

OLD MAN

Dir: Anushka Kashani Naanayakkara United Kingdom 2016 07 mins A powerful tale about love faced with darkness conveyed through stop motion animation.

Dir: Alicia Eisen Canada 2016 04 mins 16 secs A man who confronts his greatest fear.

EVENING

UNDER THE SAME SKY

Dir: Izabela Plucinska Germany 2016 02 mins 30 secs A man and a woman have run out of words to say to each other – so they take action.

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Dir: Sylvia Ziemann Canada 2016 03 mins Two rabbits contemplate the night sky on the Saskatchewan prairies.

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BORIS NORIS

KATHLEEN’S DIARY

Dir: Laura Beth Cowley United Kingdom 2017 04 mins 30 secs A short stop-motion film about NOT sharing.

Dir: Chrystene Ells Canada 2017 06 mins 30 secs Explores many lost stories based actual diary entries made by Mrs. Kathleen Clews.

NOW YOU SEE IT Dir: Rebecca Manley United Kingdom 2017 02 mins 40 secs A short film about environmental damage featuring the voice of Ewan McGregor.

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‘WOMEN IN PUPPETRY AND PUPPET ANIMATION‘ BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY SHOWCASE

WOLF EYES Dir: Katherine Boyer Canada 2016 03 mins 40 secs Puppetry music video for Candian band, Rah Rah.

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SHORTS2FEATURES: ALMOST HEAVEN

SHORTS2FEATURES: ALMOST HEAVEN

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 17:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 120 MINS

Dir: Carol Salter UK 2017 Far from home, afraid of the dark, and terrified of ghosts, 16 year old Ying Ling is training to become a mortician in one of China’s largest funeral homes. She learns to perform spa and beauty treatments for the dead, speaking to them softly, watched by their family members. Against this backdrop, she forms a special friendship with a fellow mortician Jin Hau and they share the strangeness of working with the dead together. ALMOST HEAVEN is a reflection on death and the fragility of life but also a reflection what it is like to be young and alive; a tender elegy to friendship and caring for the dead.

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THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 19:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

SHORTS2FEATURES: DAPHNE

SHORTS2FEATURES: DAPHNE

Dir: Peter Mackie Burns UK 2017 Daphne is a young woman negotiating the tricky business of modern life. Caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces, she is witty, funny, the life of the party. Too busy to realise that deep down she is not happy. When she saves the life of a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and Daphne is forced to confront the inevitability of a much-needed change in her life. Director Peter Mackie Burns will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, talking about his debut feature film.

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SHORTS2FEATURES: SIGNATURE MOVE

SHORTS2FEATURES: SIGNATURE MOVE

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 21:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 120 MINS

Dir: Jennifer Reeder USA 2017 SIGNATURE MOVE is a hilarious and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a thirty­something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a confident and vivacious Mexican­American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen (Shabana Azmi) has moved in and spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter. Alma’s mother, Rosa (Charin Alvarez), is a former professional Luchadora which Zaynab finds fascinating as she has recently taken up lucha­style wrestling training with a former pro wrestler, Jayde. Zaynab tries to keep both her love life and her wrestling a secret from her Muslim mother, who knows more than she lets on. SIGNATURE MOVE is a comedy that celebrates the many faces of the US at a time when stories of diversity and acceptance are needed more than ever. It’s a wild, vibrant, and very American mix of cultures, generations ­and wrestling.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 09:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

Shelley Page trained as an illustrator in the UK and she has been working in the field of animation since joining the Richard Williams studio in London in 1982. From 1986 she served as Head of Backgrounds on ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ (Walt Disney 1988) then joined Steven Spielberg’s UK animation studio Amblimation as Backgrounds Supervisor on ‘An American Tail 2’ (Universal Pictures 1991). Her credits, on over 35 feature films to date, include ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ (Disney) and DWA hits including ‘Shrek’, ‘Shark Tale’, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘The Croods’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series. In 2017 Shelley has taken on a new role as International Talent Consultant for clients including DreamWorks Animation (USA), Aardman (UK) and Wink Animation (China).

EYE CANDY SHOW - PRESENTED BY SHELLEY PAGE

EYE CANDY SHOW - PRESENTED BY SHELLEY PAGE

She has a particular interest in student animation and is a member of the graduation juries and advisory boards of leading animation schools and festivals worldwide. At many events worldwide she also screens a selection of her favourite new student and professional short films in her popular ‘Eye Candy Show’ – showcasing the best new international talents.

BEROCCA ‘BE MORE’

FLO

Prod: MPC UK 2017 30 secs A chameleon shows off his moves ‘Bollywood’ style!

Dir: Nora Marie Back Germany 2017 01 mins 48 secs A flea in a lab test learns how to get along with others! The director challenged herself to tell a complete story in the most ‘minimalist’ way possible!

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PIONEERS OF THE UNIVERSE Dir: Benjamin Bernon, Clementine Courbin, Matthieu Guevel, Anthony Rege, Jerome Van Beneden France 2017 05 mins 21 secs Set during the USSR/USA space race - a pair of overlooked workers secretly aim to beat the astronauts to be the first in space!

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EINSTOK

PARFUM FRAISE

NIGHT WITCHES

Dir: Andreas Bruns France 2017 01 mins 10 secs A monster charges at a lone man in a vast landscape. Why doesn’t he try to escape from certain death? We soon find out!

Dir: Alix Arrault, Martin Hurmane, Samual Klughertz, Jules Rigolle France 2017 06 mins 30 secs A Japanese former gang member tries to escape a tragic past with his young son - but his enemies are on his trail.

Dir: Julie Herdichek Baltz Denmark 2017 08 mins 12 secs Based on true events during WW2 two young women join the women’s air division to fight the German forces. This is their story.

ASTERIA

POOL

HYBRIDS

Dir: Alexandre Arpentier, Mathieu Blanchys, Lola Grand, Tristan Lamarca, Thomas Lemaille, JeanCharles Lusseau France 2016 04 mins 46 secs A pair of astronauts prepare to claim an unknown planetoid – but another group of space travellers has the same mission…

Dir: Elise Simoulin France 2017 01 mins 30 secs A dive into a pool reveals an amazing hidden world.

Dir: Romain Thirion, Kim Tailhades, Florian Brauch, Yohan Thireau, Mathieu Pujol France 2017 06 mins 18 secs In a future version of our world, pollution in the seas has caused the sealife to merge with the garbage and flotsam created by man - to create a bizarre new species of ‘Hybrid’ creatures.

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GOATS Dir: Leo Brunel, Juan Olarte, Corentin Yvergniaux France 2017 01 mins Only one goat knows the correct direction on the mountain!

SAMSUNG DO WHAT YOU CAN’T Prod: MPC UK 2017 01 mins 30 secs An ostrich discovers the joy of flying - via a VR headset! Gorgeous lighting, great animation, a truly ‘uplifting’ short!

POLES APART

SHINE

DO IT YOURSELF

Dir: Paloma Baeza UK 2017 12 mins A tough and solitary female polar bear is surprised by the unexpected arrival of a naive male grizzly bear - will he become her friend - or her next meal?! These two creatures from very different habitats must try to find common ground to survive.

Dir: Alexander Dietrich, Johannes Flick Germany 2017 04 mins A love triangle story - culminating in an ‘electrifying’ confrontation! This is a very cute story of two small squirrels taking unusual steps to impress the girl of their dreams!

Dir: Clarie Agnes, Chloe Masure, Louise Petit, Arnaud Behaire-Hadmar, Clemence Lejeune, Juliette Pecorard France 2017 06 mins 38 secs A young woman is invited to a wedding - but should she bring a ‘date’? She decides to try to create her ‘perfect man’ - with unsatisfactory results! A witty and funny film with great character design and animation - and some very cool VFX!

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CAMILLE Dir: Remy Clarke, Leila Courtillon, Nathan Otano France 2017 06 mins 48 secs A tense story about a female swimmer struggling to take over from a lost colleague.

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BURN OUT

VOYAGERS

Dir: Cecile Carre France 2017 04 mins 16 secs A female astronaut experiences a crisis of confidence as she attempts to restart her stranded spaceship. A memory from the past comes to her aid.

Dir: Gautier Ammeaux, Benjamin Chaumeny, Valentine Baillon, Lea Finucci, Marine Roger, Alexandre Dumez France 2017 07 mins 33 secs A native hunter and the tiger he is pursuing through the jungle accidentally find themselves on board a spaceship with a solitary astronaut and his pet goldfish! Cue for a brilliant comedy chase through the ship as each hunter tries to get to his prey!

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 10:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

Now going into its sixteenth edition, Magma has always focused on the short film, considering it as a separate art form, as a format allowing the experimentation of new styles and the creation of new trends, the presentation of works from both first-time amateurs and established directors.

MAGMA: ITALIAN SHORTS

MAGMA: ITALIAN SHORTS

The festival offers a chance of visibility for high-value works often precluded from the main distribution channels. The aim is to build a bridge between the audience and the endless forms of expression of the short format, including documentary, animation, fiction and experimental; this is reflected by the special programme selected for Encounters, featuring some of the best Italian short films shown over the past Magma editions.

INVERNO E RAMARRO

LA DANZA DEL PICCOLO RAGNO

Dir: Julia Gromskaya Italy 2013 03 mins The young girl and the lizard, the snow and the memory.

Dir: Lucia Rotelli, Aurora Febo, Giacinto Compagnone, Emma Vasile Italy 2012 05 mins While sleeping on a cornfield, Carmela gets stung by a tarantula. From here starts the process which will lead to fight and stamp on the spider.

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GIRO DI GIOSTRA Dir: Massimiliano Davoli Italy 2016 16 mins On the day of his birthday, Damiano’s father has a heart attack. At the hospital Damiano finds a note in his father’s jacket and becomes suspicious...

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DIECI CADUTE

FIUMANA

DEUS IN MACHINA

Dir: Nicola Console Italy 2012 17 mins An underground fight takes place in a painting atelier: the image producer and ten tyrants discuss the assertion of a not precisely identified supremacy.

Dir: Julia Gromskaya Italy 2012 05 mins A girl by the window is looking at the passing of time and the changing of seasons, while waiting for her man to come.

Dir: Nicola Piovesan Italy/Estonia 2014 20 mins Four weird characters travelling in space aboard an old Soviet car, in search of God.

L’ATTESA DEL MAGGIO

IL GIORNO DEL MURO

Dir: Simone Massi Italy 2014 08 mins May, blackbirds: they hide while singing.

Dir: Daniele Greco Italy 2017 13 mins In Capizzi, a small village in the heart of Sicily, the saint’s feast day represents the opportunity to revive a rite of ancient origins.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 12:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

Watch the best recent European short films. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present the 2016 short film nominations in these delightful screenings, presented in three short film programmes.

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EFA SHORT MATTERS 3

Encounters is the UK nominating Festival for these awards, nominating one film along with each of the 15 European participating film festivals.

WE ALL LOVE THE SHOOTING STAR SEA SHORE (TOUT (ПАДАЩА ЗВЕЗДА) LE MONDE AIME LE Dir: Lyubo Yonchev Bulgaria/Italy BORD DE LA MER) 2015

Dir: Keina Espiñeira Spain 2016 17 mins A group of men is waiting at the fringes of a coastal woodland for the journey to Europe. They get trapped in a temporal threshold. A film is shot there with the men playing themselves. The landscape changes and where they are is no longer their motherland. There are no beautiful beaches, the water is not transparent, not clear. Legends from the colonial past collide with the present time, memory survives

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28 mins Lilly is a divorced mother of two – Martin, who has recently come of age, and little Alexandra. One cold winter evening Martin picks Alexandra up from kindergarten. In the dark streets of the neighbourhood they become a part of a tragic accident that can hardly be forgotten or erased. Lilly and her kids have to make tough decisions, the consequences of which will change their life for good.

9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO Dir: Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen & Issa Touma The Netherlands/Syria 2015 13 mins One morning in August 2012, renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma saw young men lugging sandbags into his street. It turned out to be the start of the Syrian uprising in the city of Aleppo. Touma grabbed his camera and spent nine days holed up in his apartment, recording what was happening outside. The result? An unprecedented glimpse into a war that has been raging for three years now.

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LIMBO

IN THE DISTANCE

Dir: Konstantina Kotzamani France/Greece 2016 30 mins The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore …

Dir: Florian Grolig Germany 2015 07 mins It’s calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 13:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

The attention in the Polish Voices programmes is focused on women, who take the protagonism on both sides of the camera. At the same time, we wish to present Polish filmmaking as widely and diversely as possible, hoping to arouse the audience’s curiosity and appetite for more.

TO THY HEART

LOVE LOVE

AFTERNOON

Dir: Ewa Borysewicz Poland 2013 10 mins 08 secs There’s a candy bubble gum, there’s a swing, so there must be love as well - somewhere. A secular litany and a story of a relationship, resounding through a tower block estate.

Dir: Grzegorz Zariczny Poland 2015 22 mins 05 secs Katie, a volatile 16year-old girl, lives in Krakow. Her parents gave up the fight for a better life many years ago but Katie believes that becoming a perfect hairdresser can change her life.

Dir: Izabela Plucińska Poland/Germany 2012 02 mins 39 secs They live together but separately – held together by a thin thread. An unfortunate accident leads them to each other again.

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FRAGMENTS

DANIEL

CREATURES

Dir: Aga Woszczyńska Poland 2014 25 mins 22 secs Anna and her partner have wellpaid jobs, intense sex and jog in the mornings. They live easy, comfortable lives with no way out of the routine. That makes Anna rot inside.

Dir: Anastazja Dąbrowska Poland 2016 24 mins 10 secs Daniel spends his holiday on a camp organised for people with Down’s syndrome. The camera follows his conversations with his friends. Boys, as boys – they talk about girls. Absolutely seriously.

Dir: Tessa Moult-Milewska Poland 2015 09 mins 55 secs A grotesque love story about Harold and Matylda, two caricatures of people, trying to face social ostracism. They uptake a quest to manipulate their obscene image to the better.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 14:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

Turkey is a country in transition. Under what looks like a geographical and economic transition lays a deep cultural change. One of the basic changes that occurred in Turkey is the fast developing urbanisation, coming about as a result of the improved mobility between rural areas and the cities. What was considered rural culture is rapidly merging with the metropolitan. Short films from Turkey are increasingly influenced by this process. ‘Shorts From Turkey’ introduces films that allow a glimpse of these trends that are principal in the evolving culture of Turkey.

7 CENTIMETERS

BLACK RING

GROUND LEVEL

Dir: Metehan Sereflioglu Turkey 2016 16 mins 30 secs Erdem goes to high school. The principle warns him to cut his hair to obey the school rules.

Dir: Hasan Can Dagli Turkey 2016 14 mins 58 secs Black Ring is a fantasy thriller about a group of people organising a bizarre photoshoot in an abandoned mansion.

Dir: Ayris Alptekin Turkey 2016 11 mins The old lady that Sevim nursed is dead. Although Sevim is very upset about it, she has to demand her wage which is already overdue.

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NO FRIES, PLEASE

TWO PIECES

Dir: Melisa Uneri Turkey 2016 12 mins 26 secs A tragi-comic story about the moments of frustration and isolation that modern society have driven us to.

Dir: Murat Ugurlu Turkey 2016 20 mins 45 secs Two men go deep into the forest with a jeep which belongs to the public authority. Beauty and death will find them unprepared.

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THE DILEMMA OF WHO TO LOVE Dir: Alper Tunel Turkey 2016 16 mins 46 secs Nurullah is a seventeen yearold who is upset that he cannot convince his parents that he doesn’t like his current life.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 15:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

The attention in the Polish Voices programmes is focused on women, who take the protagonism on both sides of the camera. At the same time, we wish to present Polish filmmaking as widely and diversely as possible, hoping to arouse the audience’s curiosity and appetite for more.

TENANTS Dir: Klara Kochańska Poland 2015 29 mins 40 secs Justyna buys a flat at a bailiff auction regardless of the risk it may bring. When she wants to move in, it turns out that the keys do not fit the locks.

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AN INCREDIBLY ELASTIC MAN

MY HOUSE WITHOUT ME

Dir: Karolina Specht Poland 2013 04 mins 53 secs A story of a man without shape. Given this ephemeral body he is constrained to deal with the people, things and places that are constantly shaping him.

Dir: Magdalena Szymków Poland/UK 2012 29 mins 38 secs Two women, one house. An intimate story about a Pole and a German placed by war on enemy sides and their parallel lives accidentally brought together.

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DOMESTICATION

SUPER UNIT

Dir: Sylwia Gaweł Poland 2015 06 mins 02 secs The protagonist - a collector of exotic reptiles - lives in a flat cluttered with aquariums. A small caiman that he brings home will unexpectedly disturb his inner harmony.

Dir: Teresa Czepiec Poland 2014 19 mins 32 secs Superjednostka is a huge block of flats designed as a “housing machine”. Up to 3000 people can live there. 762 flat doors and 762 stories. We open only a few of them.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 16:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

Yuichi Ito will present his fims such as “Harbor Tale”, a stop-motion adventure following the travels of a red brick at Yokohama harbour which has been infected by the human desire to explore the world.

YUICHI ITO SCREENING

YUICHI ITO SCREENING

Also screening is work from his students at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate Schools Film and New Media, Department of Animation.

KNYACKI!! EP. MACARONI Dir: Yuichi Ito Japan 2007 05 mins This animation for children has been broadcast since 1995. This year 2017 will be the 22nd anniversary of the broadcast of KNYACKI!. This is a story about the small adventures that Knyacki, a little mint green caterpillar and its his friends have had. Knyacki and Pink are playing in the kitchen. Then Knyacki’s bad rival appears.

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NORABBITS MINUTES: 2 EPS. PIANO; ART AND SKATING Dir: Yuichi Ito Japan 2006 03 mins This is a cute, surreal, a little cynical, and heartwarming premium short film in which bosom rabbit brothers, Norabbits and Minutes have experienced living in their underground apartment in the woods.

YOU ARE MY FRIEND Dir: Yuichi Ito Japan 2004 05 mins This is a music video of Mr Ken Hirai, Japanese singer, released in May 2004. An animation depicting the strong friendship between a boy and a dragon.

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HARBOR TALE Dir: Yuichi Ito Japan 2011 18 mins 05 secs This is an animation making full use of the “neo-craft animation” technique combining stop-motion animation with CGI. The port town “Y” is modelled after Yokohama in Japan. A piece of red brick has been looking down at the port town as a part of the Western style building for 100 years. Then one day it slips away from the building at last.

YOKOHAMA TALE: 2 EPS. CHAT; THE WHITE SEA MEW Dir: Yuichi Ito Japan 2011 01 mins This is an animation planned for commemorating the century-old red brick warehouse in Yokohama in Japan.

BLUE EYES IN HARBOR TALE Dir: Yuichi Ito Japan 2014 07 mins 40 secs This is a continuation of “HARBOR TALE”. In the scene of the port town “Y”, new picture representation mingles with a very strange drama. A little story begins with a bisque doll that one day comes out of the boathouse moored to the bank of the canal.

DORON CORON

CANDY.ZIP

MIND ROOM

Dir: Yuichi Ito Japan 2004 05 mins The earth “Doron Coron” got life in a strange way. This is a story about his small adventures and miracles.

Dir: Tomoki Misato Japan

Dir: Moe Kuribara Japan 2017 04 mins 11 secs Little by little, something has gone wrong with a career woman’s personal life. But these little things are what fill the big hole in her heart.

04 mins 30 secs Aoko is confident about the documents she creates at work, but doesn’t get any positive feedback. Then, she witnesses her colleague secretly changing the documents she created. Aoko is turned into a piece of candy to keep her quiet...

I THINK YOU’RE A LITTLE CONFUSED Dir: Iku Ogawa Japan 2016 08 mins 30 secs One day a letter takes a blood-sausage to his friend, liver-sausage.So, he went…

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 17:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

A showcase of shorts from UK filmmakers supported through Creative England’s iShorts and Emerging Talent initiatives, as part of the BFI Network.

CLA’AM

ONLY MY VOICE

STICKY

Dir: Nathaniel Martello-White UK 2017 17 mins 20 secs The area is changing… People are disappearing… What has that got to do with coffee?

Dir: Myriam Rey UK 2017 11 mins 27 secs In an ode to freedom, migrant women share their ambitions and dreams of a new life.

Dir: Richard Turley UK 2016 13 mins 06 secs When Karen develops a crush on the postman delivering to her road she has to come up with a plan to get his attention.

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SHAMAS

RUN IT OFF

Dir: Myriam Raja UK 2017 12 mins 18 secs When the journey becomes your only form of survival, how far are you willing to go?

Dir: Liam O‘Hara UK 2017 13 mins 26 secs A long-distance runner who has lost his way in life saves an uptight young cleaner from throwing herself off a bridge.

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SOME SWEET OBLIVIOUS ANTIDOTE Dir: Christiana Ebohon UK 2017 15 mins 10 secs When a sparky eleven year old starts quoting Shakespeare all day, every day, her mother searches for a cure.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 19:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 120 MINS

SHORTS2FEATURES: A MOVING IMAGE

SHORTS2FEATURES: A MOVING IMAGE

Dir: Shola Amoo UK 2017 A Moving Image is an award winning multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.

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FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 21:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 120 MINS

First presented at Shubbak festival in July at The Barbican, Imagined Futures invites you to discover the Arab region’s most exciting new voices in this rich mix of sci-fi, animation and drama. In Mounia Akl’s Submarine, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, wild child Hala stubbornly refuses to evacuate her derelict house when the garbage crisis in Lebanon causes her village to flee. Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour offers a dystopian, humorous solution to the deadlock in the Middle East in Nation Estate. Chadi Aoun’s animation Silence celebrates the secret codes of silent creative resistance in the authoritarian darkness of a dysfunctional society about to implode. Capturing the urgency of the realities lived by many on the shores of the Mediterranean today, Mare Nostrum directors Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf reflect a Syrian parent’s choices to save his daughter.

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SILENCE

SELMA

Dir: Chadi Aoun Lebanon 2016 15 mins Chadi Aoun’s animation Silence celebrates the secret codes of silent creative resistance in the authoritarian darkness of a dysfunctional society about to implode.

Dir: Batoul Benazzou Algeria/France 2014 35 mins Selma and her mother both struggle with their life decisions and futures in Batoul Benazzou’s subtly observed drama.

NATION ESTATE

SUBMARINE

Dir: Larissa Sansour Palestine/Denmark 2012 10 mins Larissa Sansour offers a dystopian, humorous and vertical solution to Palestinian statehood: one colossal skyscraper housing the entire Palestinian population, now finally living the high life.

Dir: Mounia Akl Lebanon 2016 21 mins Wild child Hala stubbornly refuses to evacuate her derelict house when the garbage crisis in Lebanon causes her whole village to flee.

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MARE NOSTRUM Dir: Anas Khalef, Rana Kazkaz Syria/France 2016 13 mins Capturing the urgency of the realities lived by many on the shores of the Mediterranean, Mare Nostrum reflects a Syrian parent’s choice to save his daughter.

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WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 09:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 60 MINS

Dir: Joanna Harrison, Robin Shaw UK 2016 Based on the bestselling bedtime book, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog, who set off on an expedition in search of bears.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 10:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

Encounters have teamed up with Oska Bright Film Festival to present an autism friendly screening, mixing animation, music films, documentary and drama. Sometimes going to see a film can be a challenge for autistic or learning disabled audience members. The lights will be kept on at a low level, with reduced sound levels and allowance for increased levels of movement and noise.

MAN WITHOUT DIRECTION Dir: Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Pelle Öhlund, Nina Jemth Sweden 2016 14 mins 04 secs Lost to himself and the world Mr D is drawn into a world of endless corridors, lethal waitresses and talk show hosts that decapitate guests.

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LIKE A STAR

GORAN

Dir: Daniele Bonarini Italy 2015 10 mins 50 secs Tizian who before this trip had never been abroad and had never taken a plane before, goes to Texas. These will be unforgettable days.

Dir: Roberto Santaguida Serbia 2014 10 mins 38 secs Goran takes an intimate look at the despair and joy, the hope and pride in achievement as it is constructed by Goran of Novi Sad.

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JOHNNY DREAMS

UH UH UH

DIE KÖNIGIN

Dir: Aideen Barry Ireland 2011 04 mins 49 secs On a visit to Kylemore Abbey Johnny discovers an old gramophone in the little chapel by the lake.

Dir: Station 17 Germany 2011 03 mins 22 secs Music video from Hamburg’s Station 17 featuring dancing dogs and Grannies. Winner of Most Original Film Oska Bright 2013.

Dir: Station 17 Germany 2011 06 mins 17 secs The video was created from a dancers’ meeting of the “Dance & Movement” laboratory of Barner 16 with breakdancers from Lukulule e.V., Eimsbüttel.

BIG BANG

A CRACK IN EVERYTHING

THE SEA REMINDS ME Dir: Ray Jacobs UK 2012 10 mins Mark is truly all at sea. His yearning for real touch and connection urge him to a welsh seaside town, a place haunted with childhood memories.

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Dir: Otto Kouwen Czech Republic 2011 10 mins A group of learning disabled people set out to answer some of the big questions in life by talking to nuns, astronauts and a dog.

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Dir: Martin O’Donoghue Ireland 2014 22 mins Maeve and Billy are separated by the Belfast peace lines and the spark of love has been ignited.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 10:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

LITTLE DOGGY IN THE KITCHEN Dir: Zofia Oldak Poland Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec vel nunc quis felis pharetra tincidunt et quis tortor. Donec nec euismod nisl. Ut gravida diam id justo molestie bibendum.

REKSIO DREAMER

REKSIO’S SPRING

Dir: Lechosław Marszałek Poland Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec vel nunc quis felis pharetra tincidunt et quis tortor. Donec nec euismod nisl. Ut gravida diam id justo molestie bibendum.

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REKSIO AND ROOSTERS

Dir: Bogdan Nowicki Poland Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec vel nunc quis felis pharetra tincidunt et quis tortor. Donec nec euismod nisl. Ut gravida diam id justo molestie bibendum.

Dir: Józef Ćwiertnia Poland Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec vel nunc quis felis pharetra tincidunt et quis tortor. Donec nec euismod nisl. Ut gravida diam id justo molestie bibendum.

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VS1 RETROSPECTIVE

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 12:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

A look back on VS1’s film archive, highlighting VS1 creative productions that have delivered quirky, comic, and emotional films reflecting the lives of the Deaf community.

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Dir: James Banks, David Ellington UK 2010 27 mins Jez and Andy broke living in a van, Jez dreams up the perfect getrich scam, but is it a scam too far for Andy.

Dir: David Ellington UK 2012 24 mins Billy and his dad, Jack, are UFO spotters but when Billy sees himself on a TV documentary he’s shocked. Billy’s time is to unravel.

Dir: David Ellington UK 2013 20 mins The documentary tells the story of Adam Evans, a deaf fighter, as he shares insights of his schooling experience, his family life and future plans.

LOST COMMUNITY Dir: David Ellington UK 2014 07 mins Lost Community highlights contributions from Deaf members, who share their personal experiences and memories of Bristol Deaf Club and now face an uncertain future.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 12:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 60 MINS

This year Polish animation celebrates 70 years, that’s why Polish Animation Producers Association present the newest Polish children’s productions from all over the world. During this one hour block you can try to check what to do when you can’t go for your dream camping holiday. You can ask are hippos and weasels material for detectives? Do trolls live only in Finland? And why sometimes when we are sad, is it best to just cuddle?

HUG ME, WEEKEND TEA WITH A TROLL TIME (MAMI FATALE)

BASIA AND THE HEAT

Dir: Mateusz Jarmulski Poland 2016 06 mins Father and Teddy live in a forest, where they’re never bored. Every day brings a new adventure. The charismatic and clumsy Father, together with the caring and energetic Teddy can cheer everyone up, make them laugh and lend a helping hand to many animals in the forest. Together they will learn what friendship, openness and responsibility are. But most importantly, they will understand that sharing with others makes us richer.

Dir: Marcin Wasilewski Poland 2016 11 mins Basia is five years old and very temperamental. She lives in the city with her parents, two brothers, a turtle named Kajetan and her stuffed friend – Teddy the Teddy Bear. She likes books and inventing new games. She has many adventures, during which she finds her own answers to difficult questions.

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Dir: Robert Jaszczurowski Poland 2014 10 mins An old lady, two pets and kitchen experiments! An unexpected coincidence leads the characters straight into the arms of adventure.

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FLORKA’S DIARY

Dir: Kamil Polak Poland 2016 07 mins When the camping trip of their dreams doesn’t work out, Kacper and his dad go camping in their own house! They set up a tent, go fishing in a bathtub and cook sausages over a stove. Suddenly, they start hearing strange noises. What if a wolf appears in their camp any moment?

Dir: Piotr Rogowski Poland 2015 11 mins “Florentine`s Diary” is a series of humorous and reflective stories about a six-year old shrew who is very curious about the world around her, interested to explore relations with her relatives and friends and other creatures in her surroundings, fascinated by her own emotions and feelings.

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HIP HIP HURRA. WHERE IS LEON? Dir: Szymon Adamski Poland 2013 13 mins During the storm, Leon disappeared from a school. To find it couple of detectives Hip-Hip and Hurra decide to try out their new set of disguises which helps him become invisible.

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REVOLTING RHYMES

REVOLTING RHYMES

PHOTO CREDITS: MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 13:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 60 MINS

Dir: Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer UK 2016 Two half-hour animated films, based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous twist. The first film sees young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, whilst Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves - one who’s eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, while the other can’t help himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs. In the second film Jack grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbour Cindy. She has her eye turned by the eligible Prince at the ball, and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will they find true love? Overarching both films, our narrator, a big bad wolf, has all the answers as well as a story of his own to tell.

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SHORTS2FEATURES: ETHEL & ERNEST

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Dir: Roger Mainwood UK/Luxembourg 2016 Based on the 1998 book by the acclaimed British author and illustrator, the beautifully hand-drawn, animated feature film tells the true story of Raymond’s parents – Ethel and Ernest - two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and immense social change.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 16:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 2 90 MINS

SHORTS2FEATURES: BRONCO‘S HOUSE

SHORTS2FEATURES: BRONCO’S HOUSE

Dir: Mark Jenkin UK 2015 Mark Jenkin, a visionary filmmaker and inspiring exponent of low-budget filmmaking, has returned to celluloid and embraced the physical mechanics of analogue film. Shooting on a clockwork camera, processing by hand using experimental developing techniques his films have a beautiful aesthetic adding a distinctive depth to their narrative. In 2015 he made the unique 44min, Bronco’s House and is now working with Early Day Films on the feature film Bait, using the same techniques. Encounters have the first public screening of the 35mm print of Bronco’s House, with an opportunity to join Mark in conversation afterwards. Bronco’s House - one man’s quest for a roof. A contemporary moral tale of love, lust, birth, death, infidelity, murder, revenge, redemption...and the housing crisis. “Majestic…as if Nic Roeg had directed a kitchen sink drama.” Neil Fox, Directors Notes

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SPANISH DEAF SHORTS

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 18:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

Putting the spotlight on Spanish shorts with deaf themes and content. These popular films take a look at Spanish cultural style and identification.

CELLPHONE (CELULAR) Dir: Albert R Casellas Spain 2016 11 mins 52 secs A couple found a strange cell phone and changed their lives forever...

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IN 8 DAYS

Dir: Edgar Murillo Spain 2015 07 mins 54 secs Getting to live the perfect life is not easy, we bring you the solution. Forget who you are and imagine who you want to be...

Dir: Laura Diaz Spain 2016 15 mins 35 secs Ana meets her girl by chance every day.

THE KEY OF VENGEANCE (CARTEL LA LLAVE DE LA VENGANZA)

OWL, THE CUCKOO’S TEETH COMPANY BOY (LAS MUELAS DEL (BUHO EL CHICO DE CUCO) Dir: Patricia Fernández COMPANIA)

Dir: Javier Guisado Spain 2017 09 mins 20 secs Carlos is an unknown, in his laptop and the message of a masked: “life in death” and “he starts the game”.

Dir: Pedro Soroa Spain 2017 22 mins 47 secs Owl is an immigrant who is forced to work as a gigolo. One of the clients falls in love with him.

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Spain 2016 17 mins 35 secs Two mafias are involved in a series of problems due to their bad manners.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 20:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 90 MINS

The Final Girls celebrate the grisly, gruesome world of body horror. Tales of cannibalism, decay, extreme body modification and all those lovely bits in between. Often misrepresented as pure shock value, these films pose deeper questions of gender, sexuality and body issues, confronting us with the grim reality that our ideas of body image may be more fraught than ever.

DEAD. TISSUE. LOVE Dir: Natasha Austin-Green UK 2017 09 mins 48 secs An intimate experimental documentary exploring and examining the individual character of a female necrophile.

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WATCH ME

Dir: Jill Gevargizian USA 2016 15 mins A manic hairstylist spirals into despair in attempt to escape her disappointing reality.

Dir: Briony Kidd Australia 2017 08 mins A glamorous, attention seeking actress will do anything to make sure you never look away.

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UNDRESS ME Dir: Amelia Moses USA 2016 13 mins 13 secs A socially awkward college freshman begins to experience a mysterious and gruesome physical deterioration after a chance encounter at a frat party.

EARWORM Dir: Tara Price UK 2017 05 mins 06 secs A lonely man does battle with a relentless piece of music.

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I WANT YOU INSIDE JUNIOR Dir: Julia Ducornau ME Dir: Alice Shindelar USA 2016 13 mins An introverted teenager loses her virginity and her boyfriend in one fell orgasm

France 2011 22 mins After unexpectedly contracting a stomach virus, 13-year old Justine’s body becomes home to a bizarre metamorphosis.

BEAUTIFUL INJURIES Dir: Judith Beauvallet France 2017 08 mins 44 secs Whenever she feels sad, Rebecca has morbid images popping up in her mind. When the man she loves starts dating another woman, her visions seem to merge into reality.

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 20:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

Though best known for his features, Aki Kaurismäki’s unique style and worldview are equally at view in the numerous short films he has directed since the early 1980s. The creator of approximately 16 shorter pieces, the self-taught Finnish filmmaker’s short work radiates melancholy and sophisticated minimalism.

RICH LITTLE BITCH

VALIMO

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Finland 2006 04 mins

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Finland 1987 05 mins

THESE BOOTS Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Finland 1992 05 mins

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AKI KAURISMÄKI: SELECTED SHORTS

AKI KAURISMÄKI: SELECTED SHORTS

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BLUESIA PIEKSÄMÄEN ASEMALLA Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Finland 2012 18 mins

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BICO Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Finland 2004 04 mins

THOSE WERE THE DAYS Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Finland 1991 05 mins

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THE FINAL GIRLS PRESENT ‘THE FINAL GIRLS’ SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 22:00 WATERSHED CINEMA 1 120 MINS

Dir: Todd Strauss-Schulson USA 2015 When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of the infamous ‘80s horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. The team soon realise they must team up with the hapless “Camp Bloodbath” counselors to battle the film’s machete-wielding, masked killer. With the body count rising in scene after iconic scene, who will be the Final Girls left standing?

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SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 22:30 WATERSHED CINEMA 3 90 MINS

SHORTS2FEATURES: LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA

SHORTS2FEATURES: LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Finland 1989 This hilarious road movie follows the misadventures of the worst rock and roll band in the world, the Leningrad Cowboys. When a promoter in their native Siberia, stunned by the band’s lack of talent, advises them to try their luck in America they head for New York. Having learned English en-route on the plane and sporting shades, outsize quiffs and outrageously long winkle-pickers, they are passed off as Americans. Jim Jarmusch, in a cameo role as a shifty car salesman, sells them an old Cadillac in which they head south with their frozen bass player and a coffin full of beer.

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FESTIVAL TEAM

Rich Warren - Festival Director Jacqui Barr - Marketing Manager Dave Taylor-Matthews - Operations Manager Kieran Argo - Animation Programmer Gaia Meucci - Short Film Programmer Kathryn Butt - Social Media Coordinator Alice Cabanas - Consultant Steven Coombe - Accountant Isabella Coombes - Festival Coordinator Mark Cosgrove - Film Consultant Downend School in Bristol – Children’s Jury Programmers David Ellington – Deaf Showcase Programmer Fiona Morgan - Book Keeper Holly Muse - Guest Liaison Manager Maddy Probst - Associate Programmer DepicT! Hannah Rowe - Volunteer Coordinator

FESTIVAL SERVICES

Press and PR - We Are Plaster, Kellie Hasbury, Dani Marlborough and team Design and Brand - We Are Plaster, Steve Tarry Web Design - Fiasco Submissions - Withoutabox Thanks to Sarah-Jane Meredith, Ben Luxford and all the staff at the British Film Institute. Soon-Mi Peten and the team at Creative Europe Media Programme. Laura Pye and the team at Bristol City Council. Dick Penny and all the staff at Watershed.

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SHORT FILM PRE-SELECTORS

Kieran Argo Jacqui Barr Joe Bateman Alice Cabanas Sophie Critchlow Sarah Edwards Kirsten Geekie Tim Hayes Matt Harris-Freeth Evie Honkanen Maggi Hurt Jude Lister Gaia Meucci Lina Samoili Alison Sterling Dave Taylor-Matthews Rich Warren

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS

BOARD

Chair - Simon Perry (ACE) Vice Chair - Alison Sterling (Ignition Films) Paul Appleby (VID) Lynn Barlow (UWE) Rosa Corbishley (Bristol Music Trust) Steven Coombe (Burnside Accountants) Sarah Cox (Aardman Animations) Jon Gill (TLT Solicitors) Lisa Howe (Creative England) Will Massa (BFI) James Mullighan David Sproxton (Aardman Animations)

ANIMATION PRE-SELECTORS

Kieran Argo Nigel Davies

PARTNERS AND PROGRAMMERS

Many thanks to all of our events partners, programmers and the individual event supporters for all of their help and contributions. Special thanks to all Jurors, Filmmakers, Competition Preselectors, Festival Speakers and Event Partners, Industry Activity Presenters and Festival Guests participating in this year’s festival. Many thanks to our dedicated team of Volunteers.

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Guido Hendrikx...........................................76 Guilherme Araujo, Iuri Araujo........................98 Hannah Roman.........................................123 Hannah Roman.........................................106 Heidi Stokes.................................................89 Heikki Ahola..............................................141 Hirofumi Nakamoto...................................136 Honami Yano............................................129 Hyun Lories.................................................77 Ido Behar..................................................111 Indra Sproge..............................................124 Inga Lisa Middleton....................................122 Issa Touma, Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen...................................84 Izu Troin....................................................134 Jack Bennett.............................................105 Jacqueline Lentzou......................................81 Jadwiga Kowalska......................................108 James Ivett................................................106 James Merritt..............................................97 Jennifer Reeder...........................................69 Jessica Mehler...........................................114 Jessica Palud...............................................75 Jim Chuchu...............................................119 Joana Silva................................................104 Jocelyn Wat..............................................105 Joe Lonie..................................................138 Johan Oettinger, Urtė Oettinger..................132 John Durrant.............................................115 John Smith..................................................85 Johnny Kelly..............................................127 Jonatan Schwenk.........................................91 Jonathan Schey...........................................72 Jorge Turell Yarur.......................................123 Joseph Pierce..............................................68 Josh Tanner..............................................134 Josselin Facon...........................................103 Justin Denton, Ari Palitz..............................119 Ka Man Yu, Tsz Ching Kwan, Ka Yiu Wong....89 Karen Maine..............................................139 Karni Arieli, Saul Freed...............................111 Karni Arieli, Saul Freed ...............................130 Kate Herron..............................................138 Katie Mitchell...............................................80 Kaveh Mazaheri...........................................79 Kei Chikaura................................................69 Keiichi Tanaami..........................................142 Laura Gonçalves, Alexandra Ramires (Xá).......94 Laura Højberg Kunov....................................88 Laura-Beth Cowley......................................90 Lauren Cooney..........................................131 Layla Atkinson..............................................90 Lena Ólafsdóttir.........................................137 Lia Hietala....................................................78 Lin Wang.....................................................77 Lori Malépart-Traversy................................140 Louis Neethling..........................................144 Lucy Catherine.............................................81 Magdalena Pilecka.......................................97 Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki.....................109 Mahdi Fleifel................................................83 Maira Clancy, Blake Montgomery................115 Mamadou Dia............................................123 Marc Riba, Anna Solanas..............................92 Marcus Armitage........................................107 Maria Martinez Bayona...............................133 Marnik Loysen...........................................113 Marta Lemos.............................................109 Martinus van Tee........................................124 Mason Fleming..........................................130 Matthew Reynolds......................................107 Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata...........................101 Maximilien Van Aertryck...............................71 Memi Koupa...............................................81 Michael Cusack............................................99 Moin Hussain.............................................135 Munro Ferguson........................................118 Mustashrik Mahbub...................................110 Nari Jang.....................................................88 Natalia Kouneli...........................................144 Natasha Price...............................................93 Nathan Campbell, Alec Cummings..............141 Nathan Erasmus........................................112 Neely Goniodsky..........................................90 Neil Kidney, Morgan Powell.........................141 Neville Pierce.............................................130 Ng’endo Mukii...........................................117

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Nick Forshaw.............................................126 Nick Jordan.................................................70 Nikolia Apostolou.........................................84 Nimer Rashed..............................................83 Noémie Marsily, Carl Roosens.....................129 Otto Alder...................................................94 Paul Bush....................................................96 Paul Miller.................................................143 Paulo D’Alva, António Pinto.........................134 Peter Zhaoyu Zhou....................................124 Quentin Haberham....................................105 Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf............................85 Rebecca Bloecher......................................102 Rebecca Manley...........................................91 Rebecca Panian............................................84 Redbear Easterman, Nikita Diakur...............112 Renata Gasiorowska...................................140 Ricardo Saraiva............................................73 Robert Allen.................................................99 Robert Löbel..............................................104 Rory Alexander Stewart................................71 Rosie Jarvis................................................106 Rosie Westhoff...........................................130 Ross Brierley, Joshua Sadler........................126 Ross Hogg.................................................100 Roxannah Linklater.....................................139 Samira Badran...........................................111 Sara Kern....................................................77 Sarah Clift..................................................125 Sawako Kabuki..........................................138 Sean Buckelew...........................................103 Sébastien Petretti........................................138 Serghei Chiviriga.........................................110 Shady El-Hamus..........................................73 Shihchieh Chiu...........................................137 Shunsaku Hayashi........................................96 Sophie Ansell, Annie Jenkins.......................126 Sophie Hexter, Poppy Walker......................143 Sophie Malpas...........................................140 Sophie Marsh.............................................126 Spela Cadez...............................................135 Steffen Lindholm........................................137 Stephanie Cadoret......................................114 Steven Woloshen.........................................95 Suraya Raja................................................107 Suraya Raja................................................134 Susan Sun....................................................95 Tal Zagreba, Robert Moreno, Daniel Sasson...93 Teemu Nikki..............................................141 Teemu Niukkanen......................................137 Teppo Airaksinen.........................................72 Tessa Hoffe..................................................78 Thanos Papastergiou....................................80 Theodore Ushev........................................119 Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikan, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire.......................133 Tim Grabham..............................................87 Tingting Liu................................................130 Tobias Cameron.........................................108 Tomer Eshed.............................................127 Tommy Robin............................................141 Tsung-Han Tsai..........................................132 Una Gunjak, Rami Kodeih.............................83 Valle Comba Canales.................................122 Victoria Verseau...........................................76 Viktor Hertz...............................................129 Vincent Gallagher.......................................127 Will Adams................................................131 Will Anderson............................................126 Wim Reygaert..............................................82 Xin Sun......................................................110 Yann Gonzalez...........................................142 Yookyung Cha...........................................123 Yudho Aditya...............................................76 Zbigniew Czapla........................................104 Zheng Xiaosan, Sam Zheng........................144 Zion Chen.................................................135 Zofia Kowalewska........................................67

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FILMMAKER INDEX

Aaron Dunleavy.........................................134 Adam Wells.................................................96 Adrian SIlitsteanu.........................................68 Al Hodgson..................................................93 Alan Friel...................................................136 Alec Cohen................................................139 Alejandro Roca-Rey......................................74 Alexander Ronnberg...................................134 Alexandre Blain, Lucas Germain, Christophe Gigot, Jade Guilbault, Andreas Muller, Simon Puculek...................125 Alexei Dmitriev.............................................70 Alice Seabright...........................................129 Alvaro Ron.................................................143 Ana Chubinidze.........................................123 Ana Chubinidze.........................................106 Ana Mouyis...............................................130 Anaïs Voirol................................................137 Angus McKeown.........................................91 Aniel Karia...................................................71 Anna Ginsburg.............................................94 Anna-Karin Örander..................................140 Anne Breymann.........................................114 Anthony Schatteman....................................67 Antonis Ntoussias, Aris Fatouros....................87 Arnaud Brisebois........................................132 Astrid Thorvaldsen.......................................82 Avril Furness..............................................115 Bárbara de Oliveira, João Rodrigues............103 Ben Ockrent..............................................127 Benjamin Cleary, TJ O’Grady Peyton.............70 Bim Ajadi...................................................144 Brenda Lien...............................................136 Brett Foxwell..............................................113 Bruno Centofanti.......................................132 Cameo Wood............................................131 Carlo Sironi..................................................79 Carlos Gomez Salamanca...........................113 Cathinka Tanberg.......................................123 Catriona MacInnes.......................................67 Charlotte Wells............................................80 Chiang Yao..................................................98 Chintis Lundgren........................................129 Chris Overton............................................144 Chris Shepherd............................................87 Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder..................99 Damon Russell...........................................133 Daneeta Loretta Jackson and Patrick Jackson.70 Danfung Dennis.........................................117 Daniel Greaves...........................................126 Daniel Moshel............................................137 David O’Reilly.............................................128 Diane Obomsawin......................................128 Dina Velikovskaya.......................................114 Diogo Costa Amarante.................................78 Dionne Edwards...........................................79 Duncan Cowles............................................75 Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis..............................140 Ella Trudgeon, Lois Bryant..........................100 Ellen Pearson.............................................140 Elli Vuorinen................................................97 Emile Gignoux...........................................122 Emily Downe...............................................95 Emily Wong...............................................141 Emma allen.................................................92 Emmanuel Mare..........................................73 Eno Mfon....................................................76 Eoin Duffy...................................................88 Eran Amir..................................................117 Erik Schmitt.................................................82 EunJin Park...............................................108 Eva Riley......................................................75 Evan DeRushie...........................................112 Evelyn Jane Ross.......................................129 Fabian Pross..............................................138 Fabienne Giezendanner..............................101 Fabio Friedli...............................................102 Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari..........................69 Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis......................109 Franck Dion...............................................100 Fynn Große-Bley, Eddy Hohf, Patrik Knittel..124 Gabriel Abrantes........................................125 Gabriela Staniszewska................................135 Gediminas Siaulys......................................101 George Wu................................................128 Georges Schwizgebel....................................89 Greg Barth.................................................116


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I Don’t Feel Anything Anymore....................129 I Like Girls..................................................128 I Should Have Run......................................135 Ice Fever....................................................140 In A Nutshell..............................................102 Inn............................................................135 Invasion Of The Giant Radioactive Killer Snail From Beyond.............................113 Invisible Barriers.........................................110 Islands.......................................................142 Jeb’s Jobs 5 : Marvel Superhero..................126 Johnno’s Dead.............................................87 Karma......................................................124 Kubrick By Candlelight...............................128 Kukuschka................................................114 La Petite Mort............................................140 Laps............................................................80 Lawless.....................................................140 Lemon Tree...............................................104 Leonardo’s Formula......................................89 Less Than Human......................................137 Let This Be A Warning................................119 Life Cycles.................................................100 Link...........................................................104 London Tomorrow.......................................83 Love After Time.........................................132 Lovestreams..............................................103 Lupus........................................................113 Manivald...................................................129 Mare Nostrum.............................................85 Marlon........................................................75 Material World.............................................94 Maternae..................................................109 Meli-Metro................................................125 Melting Ice.................................................117 Memory Of The Land.................................111 Metube2 - August Sings Carmina Burana.....137 Mind Enterprises - Chapita..........................117 Minotaur...................................................118 My Father’s Room........................................88 My Gay Sister..............................................78 My Man (Octopus)......................................114 Nairobi Berries...........................................117 Negative Space...........................................101 Neighbourwood.........................................124 Neverlanding - A Bad Thriller.........................82 Nevith The Dragon.....................................143 Nicabob......................................................70 Nighthawk.................................................135 Nightshade..................................................73 Nocturne...................................................114 Not The End Of The World.........................105 Nothing To Declare.....................................131 Now You See It.............................................91 Nsfwhale...................................................141 Our Wonderful Nature The Common Chameleon..........................127 Panoramic.................................................106 Pencilless Case.............................................97 Pendulum..................................................131 Perfect Town..............................................137 Perfect World............................................111 Pink............................................................81 Pink..........................................................109 Pregnant Pause..........................................129 Pria.............................................................76 Progress......................................................94 Pussy........................................................140 Ragnarok...................................................132 Railment......................................................96 Real Artists.................................................131 Real Gods Require Blood............................135 Retouch.......................................................79 Running Lights...........................................101 Rush.........................................................130 S.o.c.o.......................................................107 Salamat From Germany...............................83 Samedi Cinema.........................................123 Sandy Beach................................................80 Santiago......................................................92 School Days...............................................139 Second To None........................................127 Seesaw......................................................123 Sex At The Ski Center.................................141 Shout At The Ground.................................138 Shuvit..........................................................69 Signature.....................................................69 Signs Of An Affair.......................................144

SHORT FILMS NEW STORIES BOLD IDEAS

Silent Laughs..............................................144 Skyscrapers...............................................101 Slow Rings...................................................95 Small Town..................................................78 Smear.......................................................138 Sog.............................................................91 Songs Of The Vine.....................................115 Sore Eyes For Infinity....................................97 Soul Song....................................................81 Sparkler......................................................82 Spinning Record...........................................95 Spinosaurus.................................................78 St(R)Ay........................................................98 State Of Emergency Motherfucker..............138 Staying For Marie.......................................106 Stellar..........................................................88 Strange Case.............................................104 Strays........................................................134 Summer’s Puke Is Winter’s Delight...............138 Swimming In The Desert.............................143 Ten Meter Tower..........................................71 The Baby Shower.........................................68 The Battle Of San Romano............................89 The Best Customer....................................110 The Bridge Over The River..........................108 The Ceiling..................................................72 The Clitoris................................................140 The Durnham’s Drizzle...............................100 The Entertainer............................................72 The Fishermen Of Lesbos.............................84 The Frost Spirit.............................................98 The Full Story..............................................99 The Good Mother......................................125 The Head Vanishes....................................100 The Last Moments.....................................115 The Laughing Spider...................................142 The Left Behind Children A Newsround Special....................................91 The Log.....................................................141 The Moon Is Essentially Gray......................123 The Moon Is Essentially Gray......................106 The Pocket Man.........................................123 The Pocket Man.........................................106 The Possible: Listening To The Universe........119 The Sadness Will Not Last Forever.................70 The Shark In The Park................................138 The Ship......................................................93 The Silence..................................................69 The Silent Child..........................................144 The Song For Single...................................144 The Station................................................105 The Strongest Of The Strange.......................97 The Summer Movie.....................................73 The World’s Middlest Fish...........................123 Thought Broadcasting...................................70 To Be A Tree..............................................110 Too Tame!.................................................102 Trumpet Man............................................141 Ugly..........................................................112 Uka...........................................................122 Unseen........................................................80 Untamed Truths.........................................126 Valparaiso....................................................79 Wake........................................................133 Walkin The Dog.........................................141 Wandering Soul.........................................134 Wañuy........................................................74 Wave..........................................................70 We Love Moses...........................................79 Whale Heart................................................99 Who Are We?..............................................85 Wild Horses.................................................71 Work..........................................................71 Written / Unwritten......................................68 Yes, God, Yes.............................................139 You’re Welcome..........................................84

WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FILM INDEX

4...............................................................144 678...........................................................108 A Brief History Of Princess X.......................125 A Drowning Man..........................................83 A Place In Nowhere....................................103 A Story About My Eyes.................................76 Adam........................................................129 Aenigma......................................................87 After All.......................................................99 Aftermath....................................................90 Alexithymia..................................................75 Amethyst.....................................................93 Animal Parts................................................96 Anime.......................................................132 Assholio....................................................112 Awesome Beetle’s Colors............................124 Behind The Bars...........................................90 Behind The Walls.........................................77 Berlin Metanoia............................................82 Best Bud Blues...........................................124 Big Bag......................................................126 Birdlime.....................................................112 Blind Vaysha (Vr)........................................119 Bob, The Imaginary Friend..........................123 Boris-Noris..................................................90 Bosch Vr...................................................115 British Cakes 4 British Boys.........................108 Búi  ..........................................................122 Cake.........................................................136 Call Of Cuteness........................................136 Casino.........................................................95 Catawampus.............................................114 Chapeau De Bico.........................................73 Check Em’.................................................141 Check The Label..........................................76 Chickens...................................................128 Chromosome Sweetheart...........................129 Close Ties....................................................67 Coves Of Bodies.........................................136 Cream.......................................................137 Crush........................................................130 Cul-De-Sac................................................133 Dahlia.......................................................130 Dark, Dark Woods.....................................122 Dead Horses................................................92 Death In A Day.............................................77 Deighties...................................................130 Diagnosis.....................................................75 Don’t Think Of A Pink Elephant...................107 Don’t Think Of A Pink Elephant...................134 Drop By Drop...............................................94 Edmund The Magnificent...........................127 Elegy...........................................................96 End Of The Line.........................................134 Exercise One................................................76 Fabricated.................................................113 Family Life.................................................140 Fern..........................................................127 Fierce........................................................134 Filippa.......................................................134 Films To Break Projectors..............................87 Finding Freddie..........................................126 First Bloom................................................130 Flying Putzi................................................111 Fomo Sapiens............................................129 For Ray.......................................................89 Fucking.....................................................139 Fucking Bunnies.........................................137 Fundamental.............................................137 Funemployed............................................126 Garden Party.............................................133 Ghosted....................................................130 Good Luck, Orlo!.........................................77 Greetings From Aleppo.................................84 Hadag Nahash & Infected Mushroom Legal Eyes....................................................93 Have Heart................................................126 Hello Play! The Future Of Music..................116 Hi, Stranger.................................................67 High Summer............................................103 Hitch.........................................................143 Hiwa...........................................................81 Homegrown..............................................105 Hot Dog Hands..........................................107 How To Be Human.....................................132 Howls..........................................................67 Hypertrain.................................................109 I Am Here....................................................88

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

DAY

VENUE

TUE 19

COLSTON HALL

WED 20

CINEMA 1

09:00

09:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

12:00

Cabinet of Curiosities Widening The Lens Alumni

CINEMA 3

13:00

14:00

14:30

Oska Bright

Third Films Shorts

Q&A SF Comp 1

15:00

Short Film 2: Talk to Me

EFA Short Matters 1 Random Acts 1

WATERSIDE 1

13:30

Animation 1: Packing a Punch

Short Film 1: Happy Together

CINEMA 2

12:30

Polish Animation

Q&A Ani Comp 1 Festival Formula

WATERSIDE 2 VR 1: Electric Relaxation

WATERSIDE 3

Short Film Studies

Philomela’s Chorus Panel

BAR ARNOLFINI FORGE THU 21

Short Film 4: In Transit

CINEMA 1

Cartoon d’Or

CINEMA 2 CINEMA 3

Animafest

EFA Short Matters 2

WATERSIDE 1

Q&A SF Comp 4

WATERSIDE 3

Chris

Q&A Ani Comp 3 Random Acts Panel: Funding

BFI Network Panel VR 2: Excursions

Polish Documentary

Polish Shorts: Close Ties

Random Acts 2

WATERSIDE 2

Short Film 5: Me, Myself & I

Animation 3: Life's Journey

Chris Shepherd Edna Welthorpe

NFTS VFX and VR Masterclass

VR 3: Scenario

Shorts2Features Panel

BAR ARNOLFINI

S2F: LFA Workshop

THE FORGE FRI 22

CINEMA 1

Short Film 7: No Turning Back

CINEMA 2

Magma

CINEMA 3

Animation 5: Sweet & Sour

Shelley Page: Eye Candy

Random Acts 3

WATERSIDE 1

WATERSIDE 3

Turkish Shorts

Q&A Ani Comp 5 Random Acts Panel: Careers

VR 1: Electric Relaxation

VR 3: Scenario

Polish Shorts:

Polish Shorts: Love Love

Q&A SF Comp 7 Yogscast presents...

WATERSIDE 2

Animation 6: Birds & Beasts

EFA Short Matters 3

B3 Media VR Panel: Where we're at...

Vimeo Staff Picks

BAR ARNOLFINI

HoloGauze

Holo-Gauze Show and Tell

THE FORGE SAT 23

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

CINEMA 1 CINEMA 2

Children's Jury Award

Polish Kids Shorts

Who Let The Dogs Out

CINEMA 3

Autism Friendly: Oska Bright

WATERSIDE 1

VR LET

Making of The Red Turtle

Revolting Rhymes

S2F: Ethel & Ernest (from 14:15)

VS1 Retrospective

DepicT!

WATERSIDE 2

VS1: Deaf Networking VR 1: Electric Relaxation

WATERSIDE 3

VR 2: Excursions

VR: Another Gaze

VR 3: Scenario

BAR SUN 24

CINEMA 1 09:00

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Award Winners 2 (14:10-16:10)

Award Winners 1 (11:40 - 13:40)

09:30

10:00

10:30

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11:00

11:30

12:00

12:30

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13:00

13:30

14:00

14:30

Section 7

15:00


16:00

16:30

17:00

17:30

18:00

18:30

19:00

19:30

20:00

20:30

21:00

21:30

22:00

22:30

23:00

23:30

Adam Buxton’s BUG Short Film 3: On Shaky Ground Philomela’s Chorus Screening (until 17:10)

Animation 2: Lucky Dip

UWE_Film Q&A SF Comp 2

Sci-Fi: Other Worlds

Horror: Thrilling & Chilling

Living Animated Dreams (17:40 - 18:40 S2F: Bypass

NAHEMI Q&A SF Comp 3

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

15:30

Q&A Ani Comp 2

Ffilm Cymru VR 2: Excursions

VR 3: Scenario

VR: Another Gaze

VR: Together

UWE_Film reception Tate presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the age of Black Power

WiFi Wars Filmmaker Retreat

Short Film 6: Child’s Pose

Animation 4: Heartstrings

Comedy: Fun Rides

Comedy: Love Bites

Women in Puppetry Shepherd Retrospective

S2F: Almost Heaven

Q&A Ani Comp 5

S2F: Daphne

Q&A SF Comp 6

LFA VR

S2F: Signature Move

Q&A Ani Comp 4

Guiding Lights VR 1: Electric Relaxation

VR 2: Excursions

VR: Another Gaze

VR: Together Polish Reception

The Red Turtle

Desert Island Flicks with Michael Dudok de Wit

Masterclass with animator Pierre Coffin Bar Shorts

Filmmaker Retreat Short Film 9: Stranger Danger

Short Film 8: Flights of Fancy

Late Lounge: Red

Late Lounge: Blue

Yuichi Ito Screening My House Without Me

Creative England Showcase

Q&A Ani Comp 6

S2F: A Moving Image

Q&A SF Comp 8

Shubbak: Imagined Futures

Q&A SF Comp 9

Yuichi Ito Masterclass VR 2: Excursions

VR 3: Scenario

VR: Another Gaze

VR: Together

Creative England reception Playground

Stuart Warren-Hill presents Holotronica Filmmaker Retreat Awards Ceremony

The FInal Girls present The Final Girls

The Final Girls Shorts

S2F: Broncos House Deaf Shorts Showcase

Spanish Deaf Shorts

VR 1: Electric Relaxation

VR: Together

VR 2: Excursions

DepicT! Reception

15:30

16:00

S2F: Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Aki Kaurismaki Shorts

VR 3: Scenario

Closing Night Party

16:30

Section 7

17:00

17:30

18:00

18:30

19:00

19:30

20:00

20:30

21:00

21:30

SHORT FILMS NEW STORIES BOLD IDEAS

22:00

22:30

23:00

23:30

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