Behind The Scenes photo from the making of Wake Up

Tiago Teixera

Depict 2022 Call for Entries!

Depict - Watershed's ultra short film competition - are calling for creatives from around the world to submit their shorts in 90 seconds or under to be considered for this year’s shortlist and awards. 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a big budget or a tiny one; whether you specialise in documentaries, animation or live-action - as long as your film is less than a minute and a half in length, you can submit your short to this year’s competition for free! 

We’re looking for imaginative, original, and engaging shorts, and offer the best of these works and the talent involved support and exposure. If you make it into this year’s Depict shortlist, your film will be showcased online at and at the upcoming edition of Encounters Film Festival (27 Sept – 2 Oct 2022 Bristol, UK), the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival, also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards including the Academy Awards®, BAFTAs, BIFAs and the European Film Awards.

Submissions close on Mon 13 June 2022 so there is plenty of time to read the rules and get some more inspiration by checking out our archive of over 20 years of teeny, tiny shorts.  

Pack your short with masses of creativity and send it to us – good luck! 

Closing Date: 17:00, Mon 13 June