Submit Your Film

Our 2018 Call for Entries is now open! Submit your film to be in with a chance of screening at the UK's leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival.

Encounters presents a prestigious annual international competition, featuring the best new short, animated and virtual reality films from around the world.

Over 3,000 films are submitted each year, and our programmers select over 200 films to screen in competition. Competition films win awards, cash prizes, and many are eligible for some of the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the Oscars®, BAFTAs and European Film Awards.

Our short film, animation and virtual reality juries are comprised of international film and media professionals who select the award-winning films. For more details visit our About the Festival Awards page.

OUR 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN! SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE.

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE 30 MARCH – fee £20

REGULAR DEADLINE 18 MAY – fee £25

FINAL DEADLINE 1 JUNE – fee £40

Full Terms and Conditions and Eligibility Guidelines can be found on the Withoutabox submission page.