Short film festival website

A website redesign to show off the breadth and quality of film on show at the UK’s leading short film and animation festival

Encounters Film Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, and the annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals. Based in Bristol, UK, Encounters runs a six day festival in September on Bristol’s scenic Harbourside.

In 2014 Encounters Festival celebrates 20 years as the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, presenting 20/20: Looking back to look forward. 20/20 connects the past to the future, presenting a special anniversary celebration of unmissable films, live performances, radical debates and forward thinking visions in sound and image.

Now in it’s twentieth year, Encounters Festival decided that they needed to refresh their current site and commissioned us to design the new look and feel. We were asked to redesign the site over a WordPress core and create a custom theme, designed in line with the new branding and visual identity for the festival, created by branding agency Smith & Milton.

As well as working on a new look and feel for the site, we also implemented a dynamic events listings page using jQuery Isotope to filter and sort events. Visitors can filter events based on date, theme and location, making it intuitive to find events within the festivals extensive six day programme.

To view the full site, click here.

  • Encounters Film Festival
  • Encounters Film Festival