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21 August 2005

DepicT! Can you do it in 90 seconds?

UPDATE: Competition now closed - shortlisted films announced

Make a micro-movie of under 90 seconds and you could win a cash prize of £3000, have your film promoted online across the globe and see it screened at Brief Encounters Bristol International Short Film Festival from 23 - 27 Nov 2005.

The deadline for DepicT! 2005 entries is in just over two weeks - Monday 5 September 2005 at 5pm. For more info and to download an entry form, head for the DepicT! website.

NEW THIS YEAR! The DepicT! 2005 winner and shortlisted entries will be offered a full distribution deal with the Dazzle Short Film Label. In addition, digital media and design company Emak Mafu will offer a website and marketing package deal to the winner.

The DepicT! 2005 winner will be picked by a panel of distinguished industry professionals, whose brief is to uncover distinctive voices - originality, style, clarity of idea & impact are key. Previous judges included renowned actor Pete Postlethwaite, award-winning director Damien O'Donnell, multi-Oscar® winning director Peter Jackson, Jeremy Howe (Executive Producer, BBC Talent) and David Sproxton (Executive Chairman, Aardman Animations Ltd). The panel of judges for this year will be announced shortly.

Before you go out and shoot your mini masterpiece, make sure you read through the rules. Also remember that your film must be accompanied by a completed Entry Consent Form which can be downloaded from the DepicT! website.

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05 August 2005

Nokia Shorts Competition


Marketing supremo Helen Keegan of BeepMarketing has reminded me about the Nokia Shorts Competition, which there is still time to enter.

Nokia are looking for 15 second films - the kind of length that can easily be downloaded to a mobile phone. This competition has produced some fantastic films in the last couple of years, and last year's finalists are still up on the Nokia website if you need any inspiration. Check out 'Brief encounters' and 'La descente' (the film from which this picture is taken) in particular.

The 10 finalists will be screened at this year's Raindance festival and on the Nokia website, and the overall winner will be given the chance to produce a short film for Nokia with a budget of up to £4,000.

The deadline for submissions is 30 August 2005. Good luck!