Depict Short Film Competition 2023: Unleash Your Creativity
Depict Short Film Competition 2023: A Call for Global Filmmakers.
- Depict Short Film Competition 2023, part of the Encounters Film Festival, invites global filmmakers to submit action films of 90 seconds or less. Win up to £2,500, industry exposure, and other exclusive prizes. Open to all worldwide, entry deadline is June 12, 2023
Updated on by Olusegun Fapohunda
Attention all filmmakers, Encounters Film Festival is excited to announce the return of the renowned Depict Short Film Competition for 2023. If you are a creator interested in producing action content, we invite you to submit your film that is 90 seconds or less. Successful submissions could potentially be developed into web series or longer form content, creating an exceptional opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their talent on a broader scale.
About Depict and Encounters Film Festival
The Depict Short Film Competition, a part of the Encounters Film Festival, has been a platform for budding filmmakers since its inception in 1998. Encounters spotlights short film as a vital and captivating art form, striving to validate and support new talent at pivotal points in their careers. Our mission extends beyond mere validation; we aim to equip emerging talent with the necessary resources to elevate their career and establish a space where lifelong collaborations can be formed.
Depict is centered around creative freedom and imagination. We welcome filmmakers regardless of their budget or chosen genre. The only prerequisite is originality and an ability to connect with audiences.
Benefits of Participation
Accept the Depict challenge and tap into your creativity in just 90 seconds. Here’s what you stand to gain:
- A cash prize of up to £2,500
- Invaluable industry exposure
- Screening at the BAFTA Qualifying Encounters Festival
- A collection of other exclusive prizes
- Open to anyone from anywhere in the world, and entry is absolutely free.
- Open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film, and hybrid work. We do NOT accept advertisements.
- Only films completed since January 2022 may be submitted. While we do not have a premiere policy, we positively encourage entries made specifically for Depict.
- Your film MUST be 90 seconds or less in duration.
- The maximum number of entries per individual is THREE.
We’re particularly interested in submissions that encompass the following elements:
- Conflict between characters
- Energy and Pace – is the storytelling or editing pacy and energetic?
- Movement – is there dynamic camera movement (or performance i.e., dance/fight sequences, etc.)
- Character – Are there good guys and bad guys?
- Adventure – Is there a sense of adventure in the story?
Your submissions could also include action sequences such as fight scenes, chase scenes, explosions, and other thrills.
How to Apply
To apply for the Depict Short Film Competition 2023, click here. For more information about the competition and Encounters Film Festival, visit the Depict Short Film Competition page. The deadline for submissions is June 12, 2023.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to elevate your filmmaking career, showcase your creative vision, and connect with an international audience. Good luck!
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