The award winners’ screening is a chance to catch the best of the Encounters Short Film Festival. This year, as with last year, women featured strongly in the majority of films, and many in leading, rather than supporting roles. Proving yet again, that whilst women may still be in the minority in the mainstream film world, they are breaking through in short films. Judging by this year’s festival, the future is bright for female film making. The theme of migration dominated last year’s festival.