Artist Award at expanded Encounters Festival

This November the celebrated pair of Bristol international film festivals, Brief Encounters and Animated Encounters, unite into one Encounters Short Film Festival. animate! is proud to add a new award to the exciting list of Encounters' prizes, the animate! Artist Award for innovation in manipulated moving image.

The animate! Artist Award is international. Eligible films must meet the general criteria of the Encounters Festival (eg. have been completed since 31 December 2004) and be entered using the Festival's online film submission form.

The 2006 Encounters Short Film Festival takes place over a packed six days from Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 November. Shortlisted entries for the animate! Artist Award will be screened in a special programme on 22 November, and our animate! Jury will award a £2,000 cash prize to the film making the most significant contribution to refreshing, extending and redefining animation.