Enter: Depict International Short Film Competition

Deadline: 04 June, 2020

Depict is Watershed’s international short film online competition, which has been running since 1998 as part of Encounters Film Festival, 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.

Depict wants to see great films – it does not matter what the budget was or what genre the film is in as long as it shows originality, imagination and is able to connect with audiences.


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


  • The competition is open to anyone from anywhere in the world, and entry is absolutely free
  • The film must be 90 seconds or less in duration

To enter and for more information, click here.

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