Competition offering a cash prize and distribution assistance for UK short film makers.


  • Main DepicT! Award - £1,500 cash + Lifetime membership to Shooting People
  • DepicT! Royal Photographic Society Cinematography Award - £1,000 cash
  • DepicT! British Special Mention Award - A special package of support which will both promote the winning 90-second film and further develop the filmmaker’s skills including:
    • A tailored package of industry support from BAFTA, including a mentoring session and 6 month’s free access to BAFTA’s Learning & Events programme
    • A place on a short course at the National Film and Television School
    • Lifetime membership to Shooting People, plus e-mentoring from senior SP members
  • DepicT! Random Acts Special Mention Award - A unique opportunity to be featured on Channel 4’s Random Acts platform and a chance to pitch for a new Random Acts commission
  • Shooting People Audience Award - Lifetime membership to Shooting People

All DepicT! Shortlisted entrants will get:

  • film exposure and promotion through, at Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival (19-24 September 2017) and through associated partners;
  • an Encounters Network Delegates pass with all the trimmings, including tickets to the popular DepicT! showcase and the prestigious Encounters Awards Ceremony; and
  • half price Shooting People membership.