Focus on Romania at the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival in Bristol

15 - 20/09/2015 @ Bristol

The guest of honour at the 21st edition of the Encounters festival is the Romanian cinema: celebrated filmmakers and award-winning short films will be the centrepiece of the country focus. 

We are happy to support the two Romanian directors in the official competition: Adrian Sitaru and Andrei CreČ›ulescu, who will present the UK premieres of their most recent films, 'Excursion' and 'Ramona'.  

'Ramona' by Andrei Crețulescu
When & Where: Wed 16 September, 12:00, Watershed - £5 / £4.50 conc.

'Excursion' by Adrian Sitaru
When & Where: Thu 17 September, 16:00, Watershed - £5 / £4.50 conc.


The Romanian Day on 18 September includes short film screenings and workshops: 

'Why life beats fiction' with Adrian Sitaru, director

'To be or not to be a character' with Adrian Titieni


Encounters With Romanian Shorts - Part 1 (15)

Part 1 of a country focus produced in partnership with Arkadia Shortfest presents a selection of the most rewarded Romanian short films in recent history that have helped shape the ‘New Romanian Wave’.

Films: 'The Cage'; 'The Photograph'; 'Superman, Spiderman or Batman'; 'It Can Pass Through the Wall'

When & Where: Fri 18 September, 13:00, Watershed - £5 / £4.50 conc.


Encounters With Romanian Shorts - Part 2 (15)

Part 2 of the country focus - films: 'Derby'; '15 July'; 'The Ditch'; 'In The Fishbowl'

When & Where: Fri 18 September, 15:00, Watershed - £5 / £4.50 conc.

The project is organised in partnership with the Honorary Consulate of Romania in Bristol and Arkadia Shortfest.


Encounters is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival and features masterclasses, panel discussions, talks and workshops with leading figures from the film and animation industries. The Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards; BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or and a qualifying festival for The Academy Awards®.