Introducing the Depict 2020 selection

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Depict selection  is live.

With over 1,360 submissions from over 80 different countries, this year’s Depict – Watershed’s super short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters  Film Festival  has had an incredibly exciting and diverse pool of talent to whittle down.

In fact so much so, that in addition to  our main Depict 2020 selection, we’ve created a special Lockdown Depict selection, inspired by the sensational range of work created by filmmakers during lockdown.

Grid of images from the shortlisted films for Depict

Depict 2020

The short films selected for Depict 2020 are now up for multiple awards and prizes to be won which will be picked by the Depict 2020 jury who will join us at this year’s Encounters Festival – the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival.  All are available to watch, vote and comment on now. The winner of the Depict IMDbPro Audience Award is down to you, so don’t miss your chance to have your say.

Watch, comment  & vote now

Lockdown Depict 2020

Inspired by the sensational range of work created by filmmakers during lockdown, alongside the main Depict competition, this year we are also running a unique, one-off lockdown competition – with 19 individual takes on the Covid-19 lockdown that has taken place across the globe.

Many of the films selected were made in response to our  #shortitout call to action earlier this year, a collaboration with Encounters and BFI NETWORK as well as industry partners including Channel 4, BAFTA and Aardman Animations.

Your votes count towards the IMDbPro Audience Award 2020 so please…

Watch, comment  & vote now

Save the dates!

Look out for the Depict Watchalong and Awards, streamed online on Sat 3 October 14:00 (BST) and the Lockdown Depict Watchalong on Sat 26 Sept 14:00 (BST) as part of this year’s Encounters Festival taking place online this year from 18 Sept – 11 Oct.

Join in the events for a chance to watch the films collectively, get to know some of the talent behind the films and be the first to find out who has picked up an Award.

For more short film goodness, a reminder that the Encounters Digital Festival Passes are now on sale which unlocks a world of international short film and access to various networking opportunities, industry talks, panels and masterclasses

Talent & originality

Depict has been uncovering new filmmaking talent for more than twenty years – showing incredible originality, fantastic imagination and a minute and a half of pure entertainment.

We have over 200 mini masterpieces for you to watch from the Depict short film competition.

Join us on socials

For great examples of Depict films, skills sharing and further opportunities from across the world of short film join us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.