Film Makers in Georgia! Accept the Depict challenge and get creative in just 90 seconds to be in with a chance to win
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Tbilisi International Film Festival is partnering with Encounters Film Festival and British Council to organize DepicT! - a short film competition that will take place within the framework of the UK/Georgia: New Cultural Horizons 2019.


DepicT! is a Watershed’s international short film competition and a part of Encounter’s Film Festival in Bristol. The focus is on uncovering emerging Georgian  filmmaking talent, which shows originality, imagination and the ability to engage in just a minute and a half.


The shortlisted DepicT! Filmmakers, often in the crucial early stage in their career, are invited to the Tbilisi International Film Festival and Encounters Film Festival, offered a prime industry platform. A gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards: The Oscars®, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d'Or, the festival is a priceless opportunity for filmmakers to promote their work and make contact with a broad range of international industry professionals from distributors and producers to funding bodies and exhibitors, as well as other filmmakers and, of course, enthusiastic short film fans.



Entry is free.


Film Makers in Georgia! Accept the Depict challenge and get creative in just 90 seconds to be in with a chance to win


- Fully Funded attendance at Encounters Film Festival (British Council)

- £500 Cash Prize (British Council)

- Payment of IELTS Exam Fee (British Council)

- Screening at Tbilisi International Film Festival

- Screening at BAFTA Qualifying Encounter Short Film & Animation Festival 2020 

Look out for the 2019 competition from March 2019


How to enter the short film competition:


The competition is open to anyone in Georgia and entry is absolutely FREE. There is one rule only: Your Film should be 90 seconds or less in duration.



Entry Requirements:


Participants must be 18+

• The deadline for uploading entries on is by Saturday August 31, 2019

• Film must be 90 second or under including titles and credits

• Film must be completed after September 2018

• Only films submitted online will be accepted

• The competition is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work.

• We do not accept advertisements

• The maximum number of entries per individual is ten.

• The primary contact completing the submission process must be a Georgian citizen authorized to submit the film (s) and must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the film(s)

• The original language should be Georgian

• If your film (s) is/are shortlisted, you will be asked to send it in a higher resolution version

• Only Director (s) will be credited on the website and any other promotional material. In the case of shortlisted and/or winning co-directors, one prize may be granted at the discretion of the organisers.




The director of Enounters Film Festival, Rich Warren will visit Tbilisi on May 5-8 to host a workshop about DepicT! The audience will have a chance to learn more about the competition, rules & terms, awards & prizes, and film submission procedures.


The workhop will take place on May 7, 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 at “Politika” (164 Aghmashenebeli ave.). The audience will be encouraged to ask questions.



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