Image: Coping (Depcit '19 shortlist)

Dir. Vivien Forsans

Depict '20 Call for Entries

Submissions are now open for Depict '20 – our ultra-short film competition that asks filmmakers from around the world to create an original short film under 90 seconds long. Committed to uncovering emerging filmmaking talent, we’re looking for your mini-masterpieces to be in with a chance of being selected for this year’s shortlist.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a big budget or a teeny tiny one; whether you specialise in documentaries, animation or live-action; whether you live for sci-fi, horror or rom-coms; or hail from Europe, Asia or South Ameirca – as long as your film is less than a minute and a half in length, you can submit your short film to this year’s competition for free!

We’re interested in seeing as many original, imaginative and engaging films as possible and giving the best of these works and the talent involved the support and exposure they deserve via the Depict competition, which provides a platform to showcase and valuable industry networks. If your film makes the Depict '20 shortlist, you’ll be invited to showcase your film at Encounters Film Festival (Sept 2020) and you’ll be in with a chance of winning up to £2500 prize money thanks to sponsors including The Royal Photographic Society and Aardman Animations as well as other exclusive prizes and opportunities to help you get to the next stage of your career courtesy of partners such as Channel 4’s Random Acts, BAFTA and Shooting People.

Submissions close on Thu 4 June 2020 so get some more inspiration by checking out our archive of nearly 20 years of teeny, tiny shorts and pack your tiny film with masses of creativity and send it to us – good luck!

Closing Date: Thursday, 4 June 2020 - 17:00