The 2022 edition of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival started on September 27th and ended on October 2nd. Encounters is Academy Award Qualifying with the prizes Brief Encounters Grand Prix, Animated Encounters Grand Prix.

Winners are announced (and special mentions here)! Visit their link for details and so, and let’s see the winners!


Brief Encounters Grand Prix
Urban Solutions by Arne Hector, Luciana Mazeto, Vinicius Lopes, Minze Tummescheit

Animated Encounters Grand Prix
Love, Dad by Diana Cam Van Nguyen

British Award
The Bayview by Daniel Cook

Immersive Encounters Grand Prix
Cycle of Violence by Felicia Bergstrom

South West Award
Sweet Little Despair by Carolina Petro

UK Student Competition
Suburb by Miles Jezuita

Children’s Jury Award
The Girl Behind the Mirror by Iuri Moreno

Audience Award UK
BabyThump by Ian Killick

Audience Award International
Monsieur Le Butch by Jude Dry

Special Mention

South West Award Special Mention
Yummy mummy by Gabriela Staniszewska

Immersive Encounters Grand Prix Special Mention
I Horizon by Paul Bush

Animated Encounters Grand Prix Special Mention
Sierra by Sander Joon

Brief Encounters Grand Prix Special Mention
Monsieur Le Butch by Jude Dry

British Award Special Mention
I Am Good at Karate by Jess Dadds