DepicT! super-short filmmaking competition

Watershed's super-short film competition part of Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival.

Can you do it in 90 seconds? DepicT! challenges filmmakers on any budget from anywhere in the world to show their stuff in just a minute and a half.

DepicT! shortlisted films are screened at a dedicated film screening during Encounters Festival, and DepicT! awards are announced during the Encounters Festival main Awards Ceremony.

Check out past award winners as inspiration for your own mini-masterpiece:

Main DepicT! 2016 Award

Main DepicT! 2015 Award

DepicT! 2016
Deadline for entries: This has now closed.

Filmmakers worldwide! Accept the DepicT! challenge and get creative in just a minute and a half to be in with a chance of winning up to £2500 prize money, invaluable industry exposure, and a host of other exclusive prizes. We want to see great films – it doesn’t matter what your budget is or what genre you’re working in. The competition is open to anyone from anywhere in the world, and entry is absolutely free – but there is ONE simple rule: your film MUST be 90 seconds or less in duration.

Why 90 seconds?
… because it will challenge you to think creatively and to cut ruthlessly. More importantly, it will get you and your work noticed.

“Constraint is a very useful tool for creativity. Forcing yourself to tell a story in 90 seconds makes you lose all extraneous or self indulgent elements. I think a big problem with short films is they are often not very short! I love the 90 second format.”

Ninian Doff of DepicT! 2013 fame – he scooped both the Main DepicT! Award and The Shooting People RPS Audience Award with comedic gem Cool Unicorn Bruv.

“DepicT! is special – I’ve always felt that if I can’t do it in 90 seconds, what makes me think I can do it 90 minutes!”
DepicT! Royal Photographic Society Cinematography Award winner in 2014 Adam DJ Laity (The Peace of Wild Things).

Entry Requirements
• Must be 90 seconds or under
• Must be completed after September 2015
• Open to all genres and production techniques
Read full entry requirements

DepicT! Key dates
• Deadline for entries: Mon 4 July 2016, 5pm (now closed)
• 2016 Shortlist goes live: Thu 1 September 2016
Winners announced: Sat 24 September 2016