DepicT! '16 Shortlist is live!

Posted on Fri 2 Sep 2016
Bait - one of the DepicT! '16 shortlisted films

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The DepicT! shortlist is back with an almighty bang (no, really - our applicants have excelled themselves this year!).

DepicT! is Watershed’s ultra short film competition. It's now been going for over twenty years and features as part of the brilliant Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival held here in Bristol. The premise? DepicT! asks filmmakers from across the world to create shorts that are 90 seconds or less in length, and challenge what we think of super short filmmaking.

With this year’s DepicT! film entries numbering a record breaking 700 films from 63 different countries, we had an especially exciting and diverse pool of mini movies to whittle down to our shortlist of just fifteen films: the shortlist is now live on and awaiting your votes and comments.

There are multiple awards and prizes to be won but we specifically need your help to decide the outcome of the Shooting People Audience Award. With a lifetime membership to Shooting People up for grabs (a global network of filmmakers and industry professionals), the winner of this prize is chosen entirely by the public through voting on There’s a massively varied selection to choose from and we’d love to hear your thoughts, feelings and even critical analysis in the comments section of each film.

All of the shortlisted films will have their big screen debut at this year’s Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival at Watershed on Sat 24 Sept at 15:30. For the Showcase we’ll joined by a panel of judges (hailing from all corners of the film and broadcasting world) who will decide which shorts will win four out of the five DepicT! awards: the Main Award, the British Special Mention (supported by NFTS and BAFTA amongst others), the Royal Society of Photography’s Award for Cinematography, and the Random Acts Special Mention, presented by Channel 4.

Remember, the winner of the Shooting People Audience Award is down to you, so don’t miss your chance to have your say. Voting is now open on until Sat 19 Sept at 18:00. Leave your feedback and comments and be part of the discussion. Happy watching!