Depict International Short Film Competition and Valuable Prizes 2020

Date limite : 04 juin 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Film Freeway

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Depict International Short Film Competition and Valuable Prizes 2020

Film Freeway platform is inviting each and everyone interested to take part in Depict Short Film Competition, which is Watershed’s international short film online competition running since 1998 as part of Encounters Film Festival (Bristol, UK) – one of the world’s leading international festivals for short film, animation and virtual reality, and also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards: the Academy Awards, BAFTAs and the European Film Awards.

Competition Rules:

  1. The competition is open to anyone from anywhere in the world, and entry is absolutely free.
  2. The duration of submitted film(s) must not exceed 90 seconds including titles and credits.
  3. Depict is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work. It doesn’t not accept advertisements.
  4. Only films completed since January 2019 may be submitted. Whilst competition doesn’t have a premiere policy, it positively encourages entries made specifically for Depict.
  5. The maximum number of entries per individual is five.
  6. The primary contact completing the submission process must be authorized to submit the film(s) and must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the films.
  7. If the original language is not English, please ensure that the film includes English subtitles.
  8. If submitted film(s) is /are shortlisted, filmmakers will be asked to promptly send in a high resolution version of the film for online use on, connected social media channels and screening at Encounters Film Festival (September 2020). Participants will also need to supply publicity stills, a synopsis and a bio.
  9. Please note that only the director(s) will be credited on the website and any other promotional material. In the case of shortlisted and/or winning co-directors, multiple prizes may be granted at the discretion of the organizers.

Awards and Prizes:

Prizes include:

  1. £2,500 (GBP) Cash Awards thanks to sponsors including The Royal Photographic Society and Aardman Animations.
  2. Career development support from NFTS, BFI NETWORK and Channel 4’s Random Acts.
  3. Invaluable exposure and promotion through and at Encounters Film Festival – including a Festival pass with all the trimmings, tickets to the popular Depict Showcase and the prestigious Awards Ceremony.
  4. Winning shorts get complimentary BBFC certification and are made available for theatrical screenings to exhibitors across the UK.

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