The Other Art Fair x Encounters Film Festival

19 May 2015


We are delighted to present a particularly exciting feature of The Others Live programme: a curated collection of highlights from fair partner Encounters Film Festival.

The short films will run throughout the weekend so drop in, relax and marvel at the talent from the best of emerging and established filmmakers across the world.

Encounters is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and a unique meeting place for the industry. Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards; BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or and a qualifying festival for the The Academy Awards®.

Friday 5th June: ENCOUNTERS AWARD WINNERS 2014 (certificate 15)

Saturday 6th June: ENCOUNTERS AWARD WINNERS 2014 (certificate 15)

Sunday 7th June: CHILDREN'S AWARD (suitable for all the family)

With free entry for children under 16, activities from House of Fairy Tales and a day of screenings for children, don't miss the fair on Sunday - it promises to be great fun for the whole family!

Film stills taken from the films below:


Encounters Award Winners 2014

Children’s Award:
The Planets
Dir: Andy Martin
United Kingdom 2014
12 mins 0 secs
Illustrated Aliens is a year-long project, comprising 12 animated shorts created at the end of each month. Andy Martin challenged himself to create one character a day.
Contact: Mateusz Napieralski

Audience Award:
Drive Home
Dir: Jess Cope
United Kingdom 2013
8 mins 21 secs
Charles is obsessed with the mysterious disappearance of Lucy. He writes her letters, unable to remember where she went until a chance find at the lake leads to recovering his lost memories.
Contact: Tom Kaye

Music Video Award:
All the same (Tous les mêmes)
Dir: Henry Scholfield
Belgium 2013
3 mins 38 secs
Music Clip
In this video, Stromae shows his male and female side
Contact: eva van riet

Documentary Award:
Dir: Peter Middleton
United Kingdom 2013
13 mins 33 secs
In 1983 writer and theologian John Hull went blind. He began keeping an audio diary to make sense of his loss. With exclusive access to these original audio recordings, NOTES ON BLINDNESS reconstructs John's diaries.
Contact: Dean Threadgold

Channel 4 Best of British Award:
Marilyn Myller
Dir: Mikey please
United Kingdom 2013
6 mins 0 secs
Marilyn is trying really hard to make something that is good. For once her expectations and reality are going to align, perfectly.
Contact: Mikey please

Channel 4 Best of British Short Film Award:
Dir: Gaëlle Denis
United Kingdom 2014
16 mins 5 secs
Contact: Ohna Falby

European Film Academy Nomination:
Dir: Una Gunjak
Germany / Croatia – 2014
15 mins 0 secs
As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to. While trying to bring back the missing chicken, Selma's mum becomes the target of a sniper shoot. It's Sarajevo, year running 1993.
Contact: François Morisset

Cartoon D’Or :
Through The Hawthorn
Dir: Anna Benner, Gemma Burditt and Pia Borg
United Kingdom 2013
8 mins 43 secs
A session between a psychiatrist, a patient and his mother.
Three directors depict the characters and their perspectives across three screens. When one's reality is in a different dimension from the others can those realities ever meet?
Contact: Pia Borg

UWE European New Talent Animation Award:
The Dewberry Empire
Dir: Christian Schlaeffer
United Kingdom 2013
7 mins 45 secs
An eight year-old girl and six year-old boy amble through strange and still summer afternoon in a world which seems to exist only for them.
Contact: Jane Colling

UWE European New Talent Short Film Award:
Patterns (Figures)
Dir: Miklos Keleti
Belgium 2013
19 mins 55 secs
Hannah is a deaf-mute little girl. However she hears a strange noise in a park one day and she becomes more and more obsessed with that experience.
Contact: WFE

Animated Grand Prix:
Father (Padre)
Dir: Santiago 'Bou' Grasso
Argentina 2013
11 mins 50 secs
Day by day, the daughter of a retired military commander takes care of her bedridden father. The dictatorship has come to an end in Argentina, but not in this woman’s life.
Contact: Santiago 'Bou' Grasso

Brief Grand Prix:
A million miles away
Dir: Jennifer Reeder
United States 2014
27 mins 20 secs
Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West
Contact: Jennifer Reeder

Grand Prix Special Mention:
Subconscious Password
Dir: Chris Landreth
Canada 2013
10 mins 55 secs
A forgotten name leads to a mind-bending romp through a game show of the unconscious.
Contact: Élise Labbé


Suitable for all the family

1 hour 2 mins
For the third consecutive year Encounters is delighted to present our programme of short films viewed, reviewed and selected by a panel of young people as part of a workshop we run in collaboration with Into Film. By turn funny, touching and always unpredictable, these stories are a true family friendly treat.

Cartoon Away (Fuga Animada)
Dir: Augusto Bicalho Roque
Brazil 2013
An animated character is tortured by his creator to the point the creature rebels from his creator and escapes from the drawing table.
The human manages to bring the character back but only to find out that he no longer can eliminate his creation.
Contact: Augusto Bicalho Roque

Blue Blue Sky
Dir: Bigna Tomschin
Switzerland 2014
Maria quit talking. Far away from vacation activities she spends the summer in a world where the living visit rarely.
Contact: Bigna Tomschin

Dir: Vera Lalyko
Germany 2014
Normally they argue tooth and nail like cats and dogs always do. But what happens if they swap voices?
Contact: Vera Lalyko

Dir: Anthony Blades
A simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.
Contact: Anthony Blades

The Lost World 
Dir: Ben Smith
Contact: Arran Hughes

Dir: Brandon Oldenburg & Limbert Fabian
Two street performers dream of bringing their  "Picture and Sound Show"to life.

Brandon Oldenburg & Limbert Fabian: Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian are creative directors at Moonbot Studios. Brandon co-directed the  Oscar winning film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and they co-directed the Emmy award winning film, Scarecrow.
Contact: Sara Hebert

Ravi & Jane
Dir: Stuart O'Rourke
Australia 2013
In a Year 4 classroom Jane befriends Ravi, a Sri Lankan boy recently arrived, but government restrictions on asylum seekers threaten to destroy their friendship.
Contact: Leah James

Missing U
Dir: Brooke Wagstaff
The letter I journeys to find her missing U.
Contact: Brooke Wagstaff

The Planets
Dir: Andy Martin
Illustrated Aliens is a year-long project, comprising 12 animated shorts created at the end of each month. Andy Martin challenged himself to create one character a day.
Contact: Andy Martin