Bristol’s largest international film festival celebrates its 25th edition this year with a handpicked programme of film, animation and virtual reality.
This year, festival guests will be able to discover international shorts in the Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying competition programmes, take part in talks, workshops and masterclasses from top industry professionals, and mix with the major filmmakers of tomorrow at the festival parties.
The evening programme will include treats for fans of sci-fi, horror and comedy, whilst the notorious Late Lounge returns to shock and delight. Vote for your favourite film and have your say on what will win the Audience Award.
This year’s Awards Party will take place at Colston Hall, where audiences and filmmakers alike will find out who the juries have selected to win the top prizes, and which films will go on to compete for the Oscars, BAFTAs and European Film Awards. With a live performance of DJ Yoda’s Tarantino AV Spectacular, don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
To celebrate the 25th edition, the festival will be throwing it back to their roots with a 90s-inspired programme strand; including an outdoor screening of David Lynch’s Fire Walk with Me at Boiling Wells woodland amphitheatre (where the owls are not what they seem).
When: 24th – 29th September 2019
Where: At various venues in Bristol city centre
£: Festival passes cost from £25
More info: encounters.film