We want 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.

Entry requirements:

  • Must be 90 seconds or under
  • Must be completed after September 2010
  • Open to all genres and production techniques

Prizes

  • Main DepicT! ’11 Award:
    • £1500 cash and UK distribution of the winning film through the Digital Screen Network
  • Shooting People DepicT! ’11 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! ’11 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*)
      • It’s a great opportunity but be aware that it does require some commitment on your part. For teams of filmmakers, note that unfortunately, we can only offer the full package of support outlined above for one of the filmmakers involved in your film. Finally note that the DepicT! British Special Mention Award winner will be asked to keep an online diary of your progress

DepicT! ’11 Shortlist:

  • Film exposure and promotion through depict.org, at Encounters International Film Festival (16 – 20 Nov ’11) 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