Directors: Ida Melum, Georgia Goggin, Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham, Jiaqi Wang, Marnik Loysen, Kim Noce
Encounters is a new monthly cinema programme presenting curated selections of UK and international short films from the Encounters Film Festival archive.
The programme returns for the second month for an exclusive line-up of new films accompanying the 2021 festival programme.
While the festival is taking placing online, Encounters Film Festival 2021 Selection presents a selection brand-new material from this year’s festival just for cinemas.
Night of the Living Dread
Ida Melum | UK 2021 | 12 mins
When a power cut ruins Ruby’s bedtime routine, she finds her- self haunted by some unwanted visitors.
Georgia Goggin | UK 2021 | 8 mins
Encountering the father of the boy who assaulted her teenage daughter tests Maggie to her limit.
The Thing That Ate The Birds
Sophie Mair & Dan Gitsham | UK 2021 | 12 mins
On the North Yorkshire Moors, Abel, Head Gamekeeper, dis- covers the thing that is eating his grouse.
The Dragon Head Tree
Jiaqi Wang | China 2020 | 7 mins
This film is about a magical creature from the ideal world. It’s about how she was caught and eaten, and how she became a symbol for people.
Marnik Loysen | UK 2021 | 5 mins
An anxious millennial just wants to eat avocado on toast in peace.
Cities of Ladies
KimNoce | UK 2021 | 6mins
A poetic animation documentary to foster hope, change and self-development. Inspired by “The Book of the City of Ladies” by C.de Pizan.