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 simple rule:
Your film MUST be 90 seconds or less in duration.
The duration of your film(s) must not exceed 90 seconds including titles and credits;
DepicT! is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work. We do not accept advertisements;
Only films completed since September 2016 may be submitted. Whilst we do not have a premiere policy, we positively encourage entries made specifically for DepicT!
The maximum number of entries per individual is ten;
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;
If your film(s) is /are shortlisted, you will be asked to send in a higher resolution version;
Please note that only the director(s) will be credited on the website and any other promotional material. In the case of shortlisted and/or winning co-directors, multiple prizes may be granted at the discretion of the organisers;
Main DepicT! 2017 Award – GBP 1500 cash + Lifetime membership to Shooting People;
DepicT! Royal Photographic Society Cinematography Award GBP 1000 cash;
DepicT! 2017 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;
DepicT! Random Acts Special Mention Award – A unique chance to be featured on Channel 4’s Random Acts website and pitch for a new Random Acts commission;
Shooting People Audience Award – Lifetime membership to Shooting People.
How to apply?
In order to apply, your entry needs to be submitted online.