Why Support Encounters?

Our sponsors and supporters enable us to deliver the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival, and help us to make the festival the best it can be.

Encounters offers a selection of long term promotional and development opportunities for sponsors from screenings, to talent development and education.

We offer a range of bespoke opportunities which every year allow our sponsors and supporters to reach public audiences of over 15,000, including several thousand emerging creatives and around 600 film, animation and creative industry attendees from across the world.

To discuss sponsorship of the festival and how this could benefit your organisation please contact info@encounters-festival.org.uk.

“With the massive shift to viewing video content on-line, the short film is becoming increasingly important as the conventions of broadcasting fall away. Encounters Festival is a great way to find out what is going on at the leading edge of short film-making, before it becomes mainstream. It provides an opportunity to meet the emerging talent who are embracing this new age and the new technologies. Encounters also provides a forum to discuss and debate the many issues in this changing media world,  and it’s also a place to learn.  Altogether it’s a wonderful package of events for those entering or immersed in the world of film and media.”
DAVID SPROXTON, AARDMAN ANIMATIONS