Jesse Armstrong and Gunhild Enger are amongst the ten film-makers/animators highlighted by Ecounters Short Film and Animation Festival as rising stars.
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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival has unveiled the ten film-makers and animators selected for its Future Encounters strand.
Launched in 2011, the Future Encounters strand aims to highlight ten upcoming filmmakers and animators whose work demonstrates a distinctive, cinematic and artistic vision that makes them ones to watch at this year’s festival.
The list includes Jesse Armstrong, the co-writer of TV series Peep Show and Chris Morris film Four Lions, who has made his directorial debut with No Kaddish in Carmarthen, a short comedy drama about three teenagers who find themselves in a love triangle.
Other on the list include actor Jonny Philips (The Last Great Wilderness) and Chloe Robichaud, whose debut feature Sarah Prefers To Run is in competition at the BFI London Film Festival.
Gunhild Enger from Norway - the Brief Encounters Grand Prix winner from 2012 - is also selected for her new short A Simpler Life.
All have work selected in competition at the upcoming Encounters Festival, which runs September 17-22. The 10 film-makers will take part in a discussion event at Bristol’s Watershed cinema on September 19, chaired by Warp’s Peter Carlton.
- Adam Wells (UK) animator, Risehigh
- Chloé Robichaud (Can) writer/director Herd Leader
- David Prosser (UK) animator, Mountain
- Gunhild Enger (Nor) writer/director, A Simpler Life
- Audrey Lam (HK) writer/director, Faraways
- Jamie Stone (UK) writer/ director, Orbit Ever After
- Jesse Armstrong (UK) writer/drector, No Kaddish in Carmarthen
- Jonny Phillips (UK) writer/director, Woodwoo
- Pedro Collantes (Spa) writer/director, Eskiper
- Felix Massie (UK) animator, In The Air Is Christopher Gray