A quick note to let you know that our call for entries for DepicT! â€˜07 has gone live â€“ for more info, visit the brand new website at: http://www.depict.org – also head for myspace.com/depict07 if you want to make friends with us…
DepicT! â€˜07 – Call for entries now open for 90 second film competition
DepicT! short film competition, part of the renowned Encounters International Short Film Festival (Wed 21 â€“ Sun 25 Nov â€˜07), once again challenges filmmakers from across the globe to come up with a compelling, imaginative idea and distil it into 90 seconds of cinematic originality.
Not only will shortlisted films gain priceless industry exposure at Encounters, â€œThe UKâ€™s most important film festivalâ€ (The Guardian), but theyâ€™ll be in the running for the top cash prize of Â£2000.
As in previous years, the judges (who last year included Slinky filmmaker Chris Shephard and Aardman Animations founding director David Sproxton) are on the lookout for well-crafted, imaginative and engaging mini-masterpieces. We encourage films from all over the world and are open to all production techniques; last year we received a record number of entries from 25 countries, ranging from animation and experimental to documentary and drama. It couldnâ€™t be easier to submit your films â€“ simply visit the new DepicT! Website at depict.org to upload them via our online entry system.
New this year: the DepicT! â€˜07 shortlisted entries will be made available for theatrical screenings in cinemas across the UK through the Digital Screen Network in â€˜08*, thanks to a new partnership with Arts Alliance Media. All shortlisted filmmakers will also receive an Encounters Network Delegate pass with all the trimmings, as well as a free place in the popular Encounters Film School.
Leigh Hodgkinson, winner DepicT! â€˜06 Animation and Audience Awards with â€˜Flightyâ€™:
Being included in the DepicT! shortlist was a brilliant experience. It is great that the DepicT! competition exists, as it gives these bite-sized creations a reputable home and gives the films exposure. I love the way DepicT! also serves as a platform that actively encourages comments online (good and bad) – as anything that allows an exchange of ideas about film and animation can only ever be a good thing.
Ruth Meehan, winner DepicT! ’06 Live Action Award with â€˜And the Red Man Went Greenâ€™:
The whole experience of DepicT! ’06 has been fantastic from beginning to end. It was great to participate online with such an interesting and diverse range of short films. I had a blast at Encounters meeting both the filmmakers and the judges.
For more information, to submit your films and to view our gallery of previously shortlisted films, visit DepicT!â€™s brand new website at depict.org
Deadline for submissions: Mon 3 Sept â€˜07, 1700hrs (GMT)
DepicT! is a Watershed project as part of Encounters International Short Film Festival supported by Aardman Animations, Films@59 and Arts Alliance Media.
watershed.co.uk â€” encounters-festival.org.uk â€” myspace.com/depict07
*subject to cinema bookings, further agreements re: BBFC classification and filmmakersâ€™ approval
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