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The 2012 Encounters 0117 Film Challenge is over!

Monday, May 28th, 2012


The screening and award event at M Shed on Friday was a great evening – such a wide range of subjects had been filmed and edited in 117 hours, and they (almost!) all had Bristol as a brilliant backdrop and (almost!) all included sport, play or games – as required in the brief!! 24 films, one winner – ‘Wind’ by Bearded Gnomes! We’ll post a link when you can see it online. (more…)

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0117 Film Challenge team capture Olympic Torch Relay arriving in Bristol!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012



It’s been fantastic weather for the teams of film-makers who’ve signed up for the 0117 Encounters Film Challenge and we’ve been visiting some of the crews on location in Bristol – see flickr slideshow

The theme of the Challenge ties in with M Shed’s content of Bristol People, Bristol Places and Bristol Life but with inspiration from sport, games and play and the 26 registered teams have been covering a range of sport-related subjects from ping-pong to power boat racing! One team, who would only say there was an element of mystery in their film, had permission to film the arrival of the Olympic Torch arriving in the Harbourside from the roof of M Shed  – as shown in feature image here! (more…)

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Bristol Encounters – 0117 Hour Film Challenge 19 – 25 May 2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012


To celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch this May in Bristol, filmmakers are invited to create quality short films in just 117 hours based in and focused on Sports, Games and Play in the city.

This high-energy event will encourage visual storytelling and will promote Bristol as a filming and sporting location, presented by Bristol City Council, Bristol Film Office, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and M Shed, inspired by London 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad in partnership with Relays, Legacy Trust and Watershed. (more…)

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Short Cuts films – premiere event at Watershed

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010


After seven months, all the hard work by our 3 groups of young filmmakers was showcased at a special event at Watershed on Sunday 21st November. The 3 excellent films, Counterpunch, Frank and Chris, and Tick Tock were well received by an enthusiastic full house of friends, family and project supporters. The event was part of the Fresh Flix strand presented by Watershed and Encounters International FIlm Festival. Amongst the audience were two BAFTA mentors – courtesy of the Media Trust – who provided some valuable feedback to the young filmmakers,  great to have media industry professionals seeing top quality work made by Bristol’s young creatives.


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Short Cuts Film project

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Short Cuts script workshop

The Short Cuts programme is working with up to 45 young people (aged 14-18) across Bristol to help them to develop, plan, produce, edit and showcase a short film.  Partnering with Watershed to deliver the programme are Knowle West Media Centre, Young Bristol, Connexions West and Encounters International Short Film Festival.

As funding from First Light has come through “Film Nation”  – a project run by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – the project will produce three short films (< 5mins) that explore the Olympic themes of “friendship”, “respect”, and “excellence”.


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