Archive for November, 2011


DepicT! 2011 Winners

Following a fantastic buzz at the DepicT! Showcase in the afternoon, filmmakers and guests gathered on the evening of Sat 19 Nov for the 17th Bristol Encounters International Film Festival Awards Ceremony hosted by Peter Carlton to learn who’d scooped this year’s DepicT! competition prizes.

Out of a dizzying 500 films from 30 countries, 14 tiny films were shortlisted for their distinctive, imaginative and engaging qualities.

DepicT! is a brilliant opportunity for filmmakers to challenge themselves to come up with a strong, imaginative idea to engage audiences in less than 90 seconds. It’s the original ultra-short film competition in this country offering a space for quality and ambition, giving short-listed filmmakers priceless exposure, through networking and development opportunities at Encounters, the UK’s leading short film festival.

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Interview with DepicT! filmmaker Michelle Arbon

Still from Michelle Arbon's short film

With Remembrance Day on Sunday 13 November Michelle Arbon’s moving short about a young solider is timely, poignant and thought-provoking. Read below for an insight into the director’s choice of topic and what inspired her to make this film.

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Interview with DepicT! filmmaker Sjaak Rood

Still from Dutch animation De Lijn

If filmmaking is something you’re new to, or have thought about trying out, this interview with Dutch illustrator Sjaak Rood shows that you can enter the industry without necessarily having a filmmaking background and that with a bit of creativity you can produce something engaging and imaginative.

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