UK film festival Encounters has unveiled the industry programme for its 2019 event, with guests including Locksmith Animation studio and Doc Society, distributor of the BFI’s documentary funds.
Doc Society will host a panel discussing funding opportunities for UK documentaries on Wednesday September 25.
Locksmith will give a masterclass presentation the following day, with key talent from the studio discussing their careers and future plans in making films for a global family audience.
Other sessions include The Happiness Machine, a presentation from a pan-European project connecting women animators and composers in the crafting of new work.
The industry strand runs from September 25-27, with the main festival from September 24-29.
This is the 25th edition of Bristol-based Encounters, for which the main shorts competition programme is Oscar and Bafta qualifying.
Titles playing in the ‘Shorts To Features’ section include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s directorial debut Farming and Ena Sendijarević’s Rotterdam and Sarajevo award-winning Take Me Somewhere Nice.