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Depict Short Film Competition

Kick start your career as a filmmaker by participating in this Depict Short Film Competition currently open for entries. The contest is organized by Watershed and counted among the prestigious competitions out there. With the motive of making the right platform available for emerging filmmakers and encourage them to take their career further, Depict Short Film Competition is here to serve people. It does not matter your budget or what genre you like to work in since Watershed is on the hunt for great films. Well, grab your camera and other equipment and shoot an unforgettable story of 90 seconds or under to enter the program.

Film making is getting famous as a career among youth with each passing year. Since the film industry has gained success, the demand for talented filmmakers has been high. Film making has diverse career opportunities and is the right field for anyone who wants to do something different in their career and stay away from a 9 to 5 daily work routine. In today’s time, the entertainment industry has left others behind in popularity, profit and talent. Where the global box office revenue is being expected to grow to more than $50 million, and online channels like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney hot star are flourishing, and web series have become the hot topics to discuss on for people working as a filmmaker is undoubtedly profitable. To participate in this competition and give your skill polish.

Depict Short Film Competition is owned by Watershed and has been challenging filmmakers to create 90-second ultra-short masterpieces since 1998, developed by Brief Encounters. This program focuses on uncovering emerging international filmmaking talent and encouraging individuals who show originality, imagination and the ability to engage in just a minute and a half. It is a gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards: Oscars, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or. The program comes with a myriad of opportunities for filmmakers to make a contest and promote it.

Brief Description

Get quick information through this table:

Organization Watershed
Educational Level All
Subjects All
Amount £1500 cash
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards N/A
City Bristol
Nationality All
Country United Kingdom
Application Deadline June 14, 2021
Application Fee No
Requirements Short film

Who May Be Eligible

Anyone from anywhere in the world with any level of experience can apply.

How to Apply

To compete in this program, candidates will have to take 90 seconds or under a short film and send it through the online portal of Watershed.


You will have the following perks as a winner:

  • £1500 cash + Lifetime membership to Shooting People
  • £1000 cash
  • Film exposure and promotion through, at Encounters Film Festival and through associated partners
  • A Festival pass for the upcoming digital edition of Encounters Film Festival
  • Half price Shooting People membership for the shortlisted filmmakers
  • Access to some key BAFTA events
  • A place on a short course at the National Film and Television School in 2021-22, subject to availability
  • Exposure on the BFI NETWORK industry platform, a one to one with Head of BFI NETWORK Jessica Loveland and a discounted pass to the BFI London Film Festival
  • Lifetime membership to Shooting People
  • A mentoring session

Application Deadline

Candidates are required to submit their application by June 14, 2021. Send your application on time for better consideration.

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