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20th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival returns to Bristol for six days of inspirational screenings & events for everyone to enjoy.

The 2014 Encounters Festival celebrates 20 years as the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, presenting 20 / 20: Looking back to look forward. Connecting the past to the future, this special anniversary is a celebration of unmissable films, live performances, radical debates and forward thinking visions in sound and image.

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Desert Island Flicks with Will Self

Desert Island Flicks with Will Self

Tuesday 16 September 2014, 18:00 to 20:00
The Encounters Festival 20th Anniversary kicks off with Desert Island Flicks. Will Self is this year’s celebrity castaway marooned with only a limited number of his favourite films.
Touch Presents: The Memory of Water

Touch Presents: The Memory of Water

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 11:00 to 12:30
Touch founder Jon Wozencroft will introduce a programme of films, including his own film work for Fennesz’s Liquid Music (2001) and Chis Watson’s Vatnajökull (2003).
Vinyl Requiem (replayed)

Vinyl Requiem (replayed)

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 19:30 to 21:00
Encounters Festival marks two decades of technological change with the UK premiere of the film version of Philip Jeck's powerful work, Vinyl Requiem.
Oberhausen Presents: Artist Film and Videos from 1994 to 2014

Oberhausen Presents: Artist Film and Videos from 1994 to 2014

Thursday 18 September 2014, 11:00 to 12:30
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has been archiving and distributing films from the festival since its very beginning in 1954.
Benedict Drew in Performance

Benedict Drew in Performance

Thursday 18 September 2014, 18:00 to 19:30
Encounters 2014 and Arnolfini present a new commissioned performance by Benedict Drew. It will take the form of a expanded lecture on the subject of rhythm, using stroboscopic video, the apparatus of ...
Lux Presents: Looking, Mediated

Lux Presents: Looking, Mediated

Friday 19 September 2014, 11:00 to 12:30
Looking, Mediated is a new LUX touring programme of moving image works by artists who utilise, address and challenge contemporary forms of visual experience. The programme includes films and videos ...
Analog video workshop: Chris J King and Alexander Peverett

Analog video workshop: Chris J King and Alexander Peverett

Saturday 20 September 2014, 08:00 to 11:00
Media Artists Chris J King and Alexander Peverett will present a workshop on hands on video techniques influenced by McLaren.
Live Audiovisual Coding workshop: Thor Magnusson

Live Audiovisual Coding workshop: Thor Magnusson

Saturday 20 September 2014, 08:00 to 11:00
This workshop with Thor Magnusson will explore how new expressive performance and compositional methods, such as live coding, allow for audiovisual pieces where sound and visuals are intrinsically ...
Seeing Sound Salon: McLaren the Musician

Seeing Sound Salon: McLaren the Musician

Saturday 20 September 2014, 12:00 to 16:00
Organised by Bath Spa University’s Seeing Sound symposium, this informal afternoon ‘salon’ will focus on the legacy of Norman McLaren’s innovative experiments with ‘hand-drawn’ or ...
Art Party

Art Party

Sunday 21 September 2014, 15:00 to 16:30
Part documentary, part road movie and part political fantasy, Art Party ultimately asks “how do you tell one man he’s got it wrong?”
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Galleries 11am-6pm
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