Widening the Lens

Widening the Lens, Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival


For their 2016 edition, I was asked by Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival to promote their pitching competition Widening the Lens, which was looking to address the current issue of a lack of diversity within the film industry both in front of and behind the camera.

Encounters was offering three emerging filmmakers from under-represented groups the opportunity to win cash prizes, valuable talent development opportunities and promotion on a national and international platform.

‘Annabel was brought on board to spread the word about a new pitching competition we had launched in 2016 – with a limited amount of time, and modest budget she achieved an impressive amount of work – using relevant forums, noticeboards, social media and targeted e-shots – all of this helped our submissions beat our initial target – we were very pleased with the results.’

 Alice Cabañas – Director, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival