Nov 18 2009

Morgenrot at BRISTOL ENCOUTERS

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Morgenrot by Jeff Desom has been selected into the finals of the Encounters Short Film Festival – one of the world’s best-known and best-respected celebrations of animation and films under 30 minutes duration.

To achieve a place on the final shortlist for the festival, Morgenrot had to impress a panel of judges who saw a total 1,500 entries from 58 countries.

The film now goes into the next round of judging, that takes place during Encounters 2009, a five-day festival of screenings, talks, workshops, master-classes and celebrity visits happening in Bristol, UK, from 17-21 November, and which offers prizes worth a total £12,000.

Liz Harkman, the festival’s managing director, says: “The competition for places in the finals of Encounters has been tougher this year than at any time in the festival’s 15 year history. We received more entries than ever before, and from more countries. So, it takes real talent simply to get a film on to the shortlist. From now, only our international jury can decide which film-makers will win the major prizes but no matter what they decide, the work of every finalist will be seen by film buyers and talent spotters from many parts of the world, and enjoy all the benefits such a showcase brings.”

For more details about the Encounters 2009 programme, the festival’s judges and supporters, the prizes on offer and how to book a place or receive the results, please see: www.encounters-festival.org.uk

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Morgenrot by Jeff Desom has been selected into the finals of the Encounters Short Film Festival – one of the world’s best-known and best-respected celebrations of animation and films under 30 minutes duration.

To achieve a place on the final shortlist for the festival, Morgenrot had to impress a panel of judges who saw a total 1,500 entries from 58 countries.

The film now goes into the next round of judging, that takes place during Encounters 2009, a five-day festival of screenings, talks, workshops, master-classes and celebrity visits happening in Bristol, UK, from 17-21 November, and which offers prizes worth a total £12,000.

Liz Harkman, the festival’s managing director, says: “The competition for places in the finals of Encounters has been tougher this year than at any time in the festival’s 15 year history. We received more entries than ever before, and from more countries. So, it takes real talent simply to get a film on to the shortlist. From now, only our international jury can decide which film-makers will win the major prizes but no matter what they decide, the work of every finalist will be seen by film buyers and talent spotters from many parts of the world, and enjoy all the benefits such a showcase brings.”

For more details about the Encounters 2009 programme, the festival’s judges and supporters, the prizes on offer and how to book a place or receive the results, please see: www.encounters-festival.org.uk

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