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DepicT! ’10 Competition – Can you do it in 90 seconds?

DepicT! wants filmmakers worldwide to show their stuff in just a minute and a half. DepicT! is open to anyone, on any budget, from anywhere in the world working in any genre. Just make sure your super short is distinctive, imaginative and engaging to be in with a chance of winning some priceless industry exposure and exclusive prizes.

DepicT! is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work.

DepicT! is a Watershed Project as part of the Encounters International Film Festival.

Objective

Create short films not longer than 90 seconds in any technique or genre.

Prizes

  • Main DepicT! ‘10 Award:
    • £1500 cash and UK distribution of the winning film through the Digital Screen Network (thanks to Arts Alliance*)
  • Shooting People DepicT! ‘10 Audience Award:
    • A lifetime membership to and bundle of goodies from Shooting People, plus UK distribution of the winning film through the Digital Screen Network (thanks to Arts Alliance*)
  • DepicT! ‘10 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:
    • A tailored 6-month package of industry support from BAFTA, including mentoring and free access to BAFTA’s Learning & Events programme
    • A place on a short course at the National Film and Television School in 2011
    • The British Council will automatically accept the winning film into its International Film Festivals Support scheme, offering up to three travel grants if the work is selected
    • Lifetime membership to Shooting People, plus e-mentoring from senior SP members
    • UK distribution of the winning film through the Digital Screen Network (thanks to Arts Alliance*)
  • DepicT! ‘10 Shortlist:
    • Film exposure and promotion through depict.org, at Encounters International Film Festival (16 – 21 Nov ‘10) and on BBC New Film Network
    • An Encounters Network Delegates pass with all the trimmings, including tickets to the popular DepicT! showcase and the prestigious Encounters Awards Ceremony
    • Opportunities to apply for travel bursaries to attend Encounters
    • A one-year subscription to Shooting People

*subject to cinema bookings

Rules

  • DepicT! is open to anyone, on any budget, from anywhere in the world working in any genre.
  • DepicT! is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work.
  • The duration of your film(s) must not exceed 90 seconds including titles and credits.
  • Only films completed since September ‘09 may be submitted. Entries made specifically for DepicT! are encouraged.
  • The maximum number of entries per individual is two.
  • The primary contact completing the submission process must be authorised to submit the film(s) and must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the films.
  • If the original language is not English, please ensure that the film includes English subtitles.

How to enter?

Register and submit your entries on the official website.