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 depict.org, 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.
DepicT! is an international short film competition provided by Watershed Media Centre which seeks to uncover up and coming film-making talent.
The contest is open to applications from film-makers with productions that last no longer than 90 seconds but still manage to show originality, imagination and the ability to engage audiences. Films can focus on a wide range of genres, including:
- Experimental or artist film.
- Hybrid work.
All shortlisted film-makers will be invited to attend the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol.
The competition is not open to short films that are advertisements.
Film-makers in the UK may apply.
There are no stipulations with regards to match funding.
Short film production.
This programme operates on an annual basis.
Interested applicants can submit a maximum of two entries.
All entries must be made online at the competition website
Shortlisted entries will be announced in late summer.