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DepicT! 2012 Call for Entries

Filmmakers worldwide: we need you! DepicT! ‘12 challenges you to get creative in just one little minute and a half. Whatever your budget or genre, we want your super shorts – you can enter for free online and be in with a chance of winning £1500 prize money, invaluable industry exposure, and other exclusive prizes.

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DepicT! 2011 Winners

Following a fantastic buzz at the DepicT! Showcase in the afternoon, filmmakers and guests gathered on the evening of Sat 19 Nov for the 17th Bristol Encounters International Film Festival Awards Ceremony hosted by Peter Carlton to learn who’d scooped this year’s DepicT! competition prizes.

Out of a dizzying 500 films from 30 countries, 14 tiny films were shortlisted for their distinctive, imaginative and engaging qualities.

DepicT! is a brilliant opportunity for filmmakers to challenge themselves to come up with a strong, imaginative idea to engage audiences in less than 90 seconds. It’s the original ultra-short film competition in this country offering a space for quality and ambition, giving short-listed filmmakers priceless exposure, through networking and development opportunities at Encounters, the UK’s leading short film festival.

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Interview with DepicT! filmmaker Michelle Arbon


With Remembrance Day on Sunday 13 November Michelle Arbon’s moving short about a young solider is timely, poignant and thought-provoking. Read below for an insight into the director’s choice of topic and what inspired her to make this film.

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Interview with DepicT! filmmaker Sjaak Rood


Still from Dutch animation De Lijn

If filmmaking is something you’re new to, or have thought about trying out, this interview with Dutch illustrator Sjaak Rood shows that you can enter the industry without necessarily having a filmmaking background and that with a bit of creativity you can produce something engaging and imaginative.

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DepicT! ‘11 Judges Announced!

We are delighted to announce the judging panel for this year’s competition. The industry professionals and filmmakers who will be pouring over a shortlist whittled down from over 500 entries from 30 different countries, include:

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Interview with DepicT! filmmaker Neil Hepburn


Can you briefly explain what your film is about?
Experiments in Parahypnosis is about experiments conducted on patients with sleep disorders at the Schlaf Institute in East Berlin, c. 1973. As the result of a tragic fire, Dr Wolfgang Schlaf stumbled upon a theory about his participants’ ability to foresee the future in their dreams.
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DepicT! ‘11 Shortlist Announced!

We’re super excited to announce that after receiving a record number of entries (over 500 from more than 30 countries!), the shortlisted films for DepicT! ‘11 are now all available for your viewing pleasure right here at

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DepicT! ‘11 Call For Entries

We’re very excited to announce that DepicT! is once again challenging filmmakers across the globe to show their stuff in just a minute and a half. Whatever your budget or genre, we want your super shorts – enter for free online and be in with a chance of winning £1500, priceless industry exposure, and other exclusive prizes. Read more »

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Success Continues For DepicT! ‘10 Filmmakers

We’re extremely proud that DepicT! ‘10 filmmakers Kiron Hussain and Aidan McAteer have continued their run of super-short filmmaking success with some well-deserved recognition at UK and international film festivals.

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2009 Competition Winner Catch Up

At this year’s Encounters International Film Festival we caught up with Sam Firth, who won DepicT! 2009’s British Special Mention Award for her short film I.D., to hear the effect winning the prize has had. As a part of her award Sam received a special package of support from BAFTA, the British Council and the National Film and Television School.

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