Moogang Media Music visited the most excellent Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol over the weekend. This is a relatively small festival and has a really good feel of creative people coming together for the love and passion of filmmaking. Highlights included “Visions of Modern Europe” movingly showing the effects of recession, austerity and conflict on our troubled continent; “South West Showcase” showing some great films from young filmmakers in the South West of England; and “Cartoon D’Or: The Best of European Animation” showing that European animation is amongst the best in the world. The quality of the submitted films was astonishing and the entry fee very reasonable. We will definitely be visiting again next year!