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Can you do it in 90 seconds? Priceless industry exposure and a cash prize is up for grabs with DepicT!, Watershed’s short filmmaking competition which challenges emerging filmmakers to make a mini-masterpiece of just a minute and a half. It’s style, emotion, drama, mystery, humour and passion in one bite-sized cinematic snack.
Aug 1999 - present
Can you do it in 90 seconds?
DepicT! is Watershed's short filmmaking competition that has been challenging filmmakers to create 90 second mini movie masterpieces since its creation by Brief Encounters in 1998. Whether you're an emerging filmmaker or simply a fan of snappy cinematic treats, depict.org is your passport to pint-sized pleasure.
Part of the world-renowned Encounters Bristol International Film Festival, DepicT! has offered priceless industry exposure and unparalleled prizes to its competition entrants for over a decade. Hundreds of submissions are received from over 35 countries around the world every year from some of the most creative, inventive and original filmmakers around.
Each year all the shortlisted filmmakers are invited to attend Encounters and see their 90-second creations on the big screen before a consistently sold-out audience. The winning films are then announced at the prestigious Awards Ceremony and all go on to be enjoyed by thousands online through depict.org, in cinemas through the digital screen network, and at other film festivals and public screenings around the world.
DepicT! is committed to the development of fantastic talent, which it encounters each year and takes pride in its long history of accomplished alumni. Many of DepicT!'s filmmakers have been named Stars of Tomorrow in industry bible Screen International and their competition films have gone on to be regarded as little classics.
It's no mean feat packing style, substance and entertainment into a minute-and-a-half, but DepicT!'s mini-movies never fail to hit the spot.
Encounters Bristol International Film Festival
DepicT! 2012: Why 90 Seconds? DepicT! '12 judges and shortlisted filmmakers discuss the 90 second format, the 2012 shortlist, and offer advice to budding filmmakers.
DepicT! 2011 Filmmaker Interviews DepicT! '11 Shortlisted filmmakers discuss their films, the benefits of producing a micro-short, and offer advice to budding filmmakers.
DepicT! 2010 Shortlist Filmmaker Interviews Some of the 2010 shortlist spoke about their films, discussing what inspired them, and how they produced their shorts.
Sam Firth Interview Sam Firth talks about the impact winning DepicT! 2009 has had on her career and development as a filmmaker.
DepicT! Showcase + Filmmakers Q&A Filmmakers selected for DepicT! 2012, Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition, discuss their work and experience of filmmaking.
Sam Firth DepicT! Winner's Diary DepicT! 2009 British Special Mention Award winner Sam Firth won a package of career development opportunities and is keeping a diary of her progress.