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 - all in Bristol!
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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival teamed up with Show Me The Animation in 2012 to hold the AniJam Challenge, a 48hr creative animation mission.
48hrs to create an animation from start to finish? Sound Crazy? Well we had 16 participants take up the challenge, giving us a total of 5 teams taking part. Starting at 12 noon on Friday 21st and finishing at 12 noon on Sunday 23rd over the Encounters Festival weekend the teams worked long and hard to create their short animated films. The challenge was simple create a animated film between 15-90 seconds long based around the theme of JAM.