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Animated Encounters

Animated Encounters returns with an inspiring programme featuring screenings of the best new short films from around the globe, special guests, debates, live performances and video installations.

Animated Encounters is part of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, the UK’s leading international showcase of short format cinema.

During a packed six days the festival invites you to discover over 100 short animated works battling it out in competition, of all styles and genres: from stop-motion puppets to CGI creations, from light-hearted comedy to moving drama.

Animated Encounters 2013

Animated Encounters 2013

Tuesday 17 September 2013 to Sunday 22 September 2013, 08:00 to 18:00
Animated Encounters returns with an inspiring programme featuring screenings of the best new short films from around the globe, special guests, debates, live performances and video installations.
Ani 1: Power to the Puppets

Ani 1: Power to the Puppets

Wednesday 18 September 2013, 08:00 to 10:00
Since the dawn of cinema puppet animation has always managed to trick our senses and carry us into worlds of wonder and strong emotions. This first short film programme of two celebrates many of the ...
The Gruffalo's Tale

The Gruffalo's Tale

Wednesday 18 September 2013, 10:30 to 12:00
Daryl Shute (Magic Light Pictures) and Liz Keynes discuss how The Gruffalo developed from book to screen, along with a screening of one of the half hour Gruffalo specials.
Ani 2: From Mountains to Maggots!

Ani 2: From Mountains to Maggots!

Wednesday 18 September 2013, 12:30 to 14:30
This eclectic mix of short films covers a spectrum of styles; from the strange to familiar and the sublime to obscure, each film tells a tale in strikingly different ways. Some will enrage whilst ...
Ani 3: The Feelgood Factor

Ani 3: The Feelgood Factor

Wednesday 18 September 2013, 15:00 to 17:00
A perfectly formed compendium of amazing animated pleasure.
Desert Island Flicks with Richard Williams

Desert Island Flicks with Richard Williams

Wednesday 18 September 2013, 18:00 to 19:30
Encounters is delighted to present master animator Richard Williams as this year’s castaway marooned with only a limited number of his all-time favourite animated films. In conversation with Phill ...
Ani 4: The Weird and the Wonderful

Ani 4: The Weird and the Wonderful

Thursday 19 September 2013, 08:00 to 10:00
From powerful visual storytelling to surreal and avant-garde work, this short film programme combines the bizarre with the brave at the edges of understanding.
Yves Netzhammer: Triptychon 2013

Yves Netzhammer: Triptychon 2013

Thursday 19 September 2013 to Sunday 22 September 2013, 09:00 to 16:00
An installation by Swiss artist Yves Netzhammer, running throughout the Animated Encounters festival week.
Shelley Page's Eye Candy

Shelley Page's Eye Candy

Thursday 19 September 2013, 10:30 to 12:00
Shelley Page introduces her personal favourites from this year's animation festivals and graduation awards.
Animation Cinematography in the Digital Age

Animation Cinematography in the Digital Age

Thursday 19 September 2013, 12:30 to 14:00
This session looks at the aesthetic changes over time from celluloid print to using digital processes including cameras and tapeless workflows.
Ani 5: No Strings Attached

Ani 5: No Strings Attached

Thursday 19 September 2013, 14:30 to 16:30
The second short film programme in this year’s focus on stop motion puppet animation. Funny, sad, dark and light, these films display amazing design and an ability to evoke strong emotion.
In Conversation with Yves Netzhammer

In Conversation with Yves Netzhammer

Thursday 19 September 2013, 15:15 to 16:15
Yves Netzhammer in conversation with Axel Wieder, Curator of Exhibitions at Arnolfini.
Ani 6: Power, Truth and Beauty

Ani 6: Power, Truth and Beauty

Friday 20 September 2013, 08:00 to 10:00
This short film programme celebrates honesty juxtaposed with lies and abuse. With a nod to refined and gentle art mixed with humour and an authoritative slap in the face these films speak truth to ...
Ani 7: Transitions

Ani 7: Transitions

Friday 20 September 2013, 10:30 to 12:00
Whether imagined or real, the movement from one state or place to another is the common theme to these astounding short animated films.
Masterclass with Peter Lord

Masterclass with Peter Lord

Friday 20 September 2013, 13:00 to 14:30
Peter Lord, the Creative Director of Aardman Animations, follows the path from that shortest of short films through to the animated feature The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists - and ...
The Chalet Show: Swiss Animation Greats

The Chalet Show: Swiss Animation Greats

Friday 20 September 2013, 15:00 to 16:30
Presented by Swiss Films, fifteen animated shorts to quit the little hut in the woods and get to the chalet, high above the mountains, reaching the summit to become giants!
Franz Treichler Plays Dada

Franz Treichler Plays Dada

Friday 20 September 2013, 18:30 to 20:00
Franz Treichler, founder of the legendary Swiss band The Young Gods, designs and performs a live soundtrack for an overview of experimental films of the 20th century, screened on 16mm film.
Children's Jury

Children's Jury

Saturday 21 September 2013, 08:00 to 10:00
The Festival has teamed up with FILMCLUB and Fresh Flix to present a selection of shorts suitable for children aged 7+ chosen by other young people. A selection of shorts from this year's submissions ...
Fresh Flix - Impossible Quests: Animation Workshop (Ages 5 - 8)

Fresh Flix - Impossible Quests: Animation Workshop (Ages 5 - 8)

Saturday 21 September 2013, 08:00 to 10:00
Inspired by the Children’s Jury film selection, join us to delve into the depths of your imagination and embark on some unexpected adventures in an animation workshop, led by established Aardman ...
Fresh Flix - Impossible Quests: Animation Workshop (Ages 9 - 11)

Fresh Flix - Impossible Quests: Animation Workshop (Ages 9 - 11)

Saturday 21 September 2013, 11:00 to 13:00
Inspired by the Children’s Jury film selection, join us to delve into the depths of your imagination and embark on some unexpected adventures in an animation workshop, led by established Aardman ...
Estonian Dreams

Estonian Dreams

Saturday 21 September 2013, 11:30 to 13:00
Come and discover the best of Estonia’s contemporary output with a special programme curated by Animated Dreams, one of the largest animation festivals in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries.
Ani 2: From Mountains to Maggots! (Repeat Screening)

Ani 2: From Mountains to Maggots! (Repeat Screening)

Saturday 21 September 2013, 14:00 to 16:00
This eclectic mix of short films covers a spectrum of styles; from the strange to familiar and the sublime to obscure, each film tells a tale in strikingly different ways. Some will enrage whilst ...
Center for Visual Music Presents

Center for Visual Music Presents

Saturday 21 September 2013, 16:30 to 19:30
During Animated Encounters, we are delighted to welcome Cindy Keefer, archivist and curator from the Center for Visual Music, LA, to present an illustrated lecture (6.30pm) and introduce a rare ...
Cartoon D'Or 2013

Cartoon D'Or 2013

Sunday 22 September 2013, 09:00 to 11:00
Come and discover the 2013 nominees for the Cartoon d’Or, pan-European award for best animated short film of the year.
Ani 3: The Feelgood Factor (Repeat Screening)

Ani 3: The Feelgood Factor (Repeat Screening)

Sunday 22 September 2013, 12:00 to 14:00
Feeling a bit oppressed and overpowered by some of the other short films? Well, here’s the antidote: a perfectly formed compendium of amazing animated pleasure.