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Bristol Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

Brief Encounters Animated Encounters
15th edition
2009 | 17 - 22 November

Audience Award

Miracle Fish

Australia | Jan 2009 | 17:53
Director: Luke Doolan
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Spain | 2009 | 5:00
Director: Rodrigo Blaas
Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in the window of an antique toy...
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Ukraine | Feb 2009 | 14:45
Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
When drug courier Petia and his pregnant girlfriend got into a militia raid, he did not suspect that his conflict with the law was not the least serio
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United Kingdom | Aug 2008 | 12:09
Director: Tom Canning
Adam finds a roll of film. Its pictures show him doing awful things. Are they evidence, or fakes? In looking for answers, he begins to doubt the truth

French Roast

France | 2008 | 8:15
Director: Fabrice O. Joubert
In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman is about to pay the check when he finds out that he's lost his wallet. To save time he decides to ord...
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United Kingdom | Jul 2009 | 14:00
Director: Rowland Jobson
Lucy is young, Lucy is damaged, Lucy is pretty, Lucy like to play.

Age only 13 Lucy attempts to get away from her dysfunctional family and her dull...
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The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl

United States | Jan 2008 | 5:07
Director: Mike Roush
A Burrowing Owl is in love.
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Hvordan de Danser

How they Dance
Denmark | Jan 2008 | 5:40
Director: Jesper Ravn
How They Dance is a documentary about ordinary people who love to dance. The film is a funny and unconventional portrait of these people.
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Las Pelotas

Switzerland | Jun 2009 | 14:45
Director: Chris Niemeyer
There's nothing like a son with football talent. If you don't have one, it takes a good mix of science, sex and a grandma to get there.

Les Doigts de Pied

The Toes
Belgium | May 2008 | 11:13
Director: Laurent Denis
An old man calls on a representative of the undertaker's to decide of his future tomb. But he seems senile and accepts all that is suggested to him...
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The Lift

United Kingdom | Apr 2009 | 28:11
Director: Kenny Evans
Strange things happen for a reason.
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