UWE Bristol animations selected for Encounters Short Film Festival

Issue date: 15 November 2011

Second year MA animation student Emma Windsor from UWE Bristol has had a short animated film 'MiLK HaRE' selected for screening at the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival this November.

With a passion for the gothic, the macabre and the downright odd, Emma Windsor specialises in stop-motion, embracing techniques including pixilation and time-lapse. Describing her film, she said, “It is about the belief in Nordic countries that witches steal cream with a Mjölkhare or Milkhare, a creature bought to life with the witch's own blood.”

Emma's film will premiere at Encounters and will be screened twice during the festival on Wednesday 16 November at 16:00 and Sunday 20 November at 12:00 at The Arnolfini, Bristol, as part of the 'Animalis Anima' programme.

Beatrice Borghini, who graduated this year with an MA in Animation from UWE Bristol, has also been selected for Encounters 2011. Her film 'Liberties' will be screened at the Arnolfini as part of the Human Condition programme, at 10:00 on Thursday 17 November and at 12:00 on Saturday 19 November. The animation is about the tranquil world of an old man and his dog ravaged by a war played with very peculiar rules.

UWE Bristol is one of the main sponsors of the Festival run by the Watershed from 16 to 20 November 2011. Students can take the opportunity to screen films at this international festival located right on their doorstep.

Rachel Robinson, Programme Manager in Undergraduate Animation, has been working with the Encounters organisers on the partnership and said, “We always encourage students to participate in the festival by submitting their work and also to attend the event. Networking and showing opportunities are excellent and in the past UWE Bristol students have won prizes and received invitations to show at other international events. This year we are showcasing student and graduate work from Graphics, Illustration, Animation and Media Practice/Film in the Arnolfini Light Studio during the Encounters week.”

As part of the partnership agreement Encounters have given work placements to a number of students and free tickets to screenings.


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