Filmmakers worldwide – cameras at the ready! Accept the DepicT! 90 second film challenge and prepare to get creative in just a minute and a half to be in with a chance of winning up to £3000 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 caveat:
Your film MUST be 90 seconds or less in duration.
If your films are longer than 90 seconds, you can still enter into Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (17 – 22 Sept 2013).
For more info, head over to encounters-festival.org.uk
Deadline for entries was
Monday 8 July, 5.00pm,
… because it will challenge you to think creatively and to cut ruthlessly. More importantly, it will get you and your work noticed.
“There’s something about the 90 second format – longer than a commercial, but shorter than [most] shorts – that seems to bring out a really high level of invention and experimentation.”
Last year’s winner Mole Hill (The Fat Cat)
If you make the shortlist you’ll get a networking pass to Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (17 – 22 Sept) in Bristol, UK where your film will be screened at an exclusive showcase event. You’ll get networking opportunities galore, as the festival attracts sales agents, producers, funders, exhibitors, other filmmakers and, of course, short film fans eager to see the best in new short films. Moreover, if you are shortlisted your work will be available for viewing on DepicT!’s online platform – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to audiences from across the world.
“The short film and animation communities descend on Bristol for this annual gathering, which offers networking for pros and viewing pleasures galore for punters”.
Steve Rose, The Guardian Guide 2012
A special package of support which will both promote the winning 90-second film and further develop the filmmaker’s skills including:
“A coming-together of budding and established filmmakers, industry professionals, and unabatedly inspired audience”
Regina Papachlimitzou, Aesthetica Magazine 2012
“The cinematic Trojan horse returns, smuggling short film-makers into the big league, even more so now it’s a qualifying festival for the Oscars and Baftas.”
The Guardian on Encounters Festival 2011
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (Bristol, UK) is the UK’s longest running competitive short film and animation festival. It presents one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, and seeks to promote the importance of short film as a means to develop the next generation of filmmakers and animators. Encounters is also a gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the BAFTAs, the Oscars®, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or.