Depict is Watershed’s super short filmmaking competition part of Encounters Film Festival challenging filmmakers from across the globe to create an imaginative and original short film of 90 seconds or less, a unique opportunity for emerging talent to get exposure and the support they need to take their career to the next level. Join BFI Talent Executive, Alice Cabanas, for the big screen premiere of this year’s shortlist chosen from over 1,200 entries from 61 countries, and a chance to meet some of the talent behind the films. After the screening, all ticket holders are welcome to join the Depict Drinks, thanks to St Austell Brewery.

Presenting the Depict ’19 Jury…

Including Oscar® nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison and Head of BFI NETWORK Jess Loveland.

Rachel Morrison A.S.C – Cinematographer Heading up the jury on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society, Rachel Morrison’s path to cinematography fittingly began in childhood with a still camera. She is best known for her work on Mudbound, for which she earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and her collaboration with director Ryan Coogler, first on Fruitvale Station then on Black Panther. She has lensed numerous independent productions, many premiered at Sundance and garnered several other awards for her imagery, including two Outstanding Cinematography Emmy Nominations for her work on Netflix’s What Happened, Miss Simone? and Showtime’s Riker’s High.

Catherine Bray – Channel 4’ Random Acts Editor

Catherine is an award-winning producer, critic and broadcaster. She also works as a commissioner in the arts, having been appointed Commissioning Editor for 4Talent Central by Channel 4 in 2008 and currently runs Channel 4’s Random Acts strand, commissioning and acquiring some 80 short films a year. Her work as a producer includes feature documentaries Beyond Clueless.

Chris Auty – National Film and Television School Head of Producing

Former film critic Chris Auty has produced films including Stealing Beauty, My Summer of Love, and 24 Hour Party People and is currently Head of Producing at NFTS. He sits on the governing board of the European Film Academy and has launched a new course Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives, backed by the NFTS, Ingenious Media, and Sir Richard Branson.

David Sproxton – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman Animations

David is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman. Together with co-founder Peter Lord, he has overseen the development of the company from a two-man partnership to one of the pre-eminent animation houses in the industry.

Jess Loveland – Head of BFI NETWORK

Jess oversees the national strategy for the BFI NETWORK, the BFI’s new and emerging talent development programme, working closely with the UK-wide team of Talent Execs and colleagues in the BFI Film Fund. Jess has worked within NETWORK for five years, previously she was a regional Talent Exec with Film Hub North and was also a Production and Development Exec at Creative England.

Molly Cowderoy - Communications Manager, Shooting People

Molly is the Communications Manager at Shooting People, the Independent Filmmakers’ Network. Shooting People facilitates creativity in film by helping members connect and collaborate to get their films made and seen. SP runs an array of filmmaker events and activities, including the career development short film competition NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS. For the past six years Molly has also been a programmer for Leeds International Film Festival, curating the feature selection and the Academy Award qualifying International Short Film Competition.

Sorcha Bacon – producer and founder of Try Hard Films

Sorcha is a BAFTA nominated producer and founder of Try Hard Films, a company that champions marginalised voices which aren’t often seen on screen. Her latest short ‘Wren Boys’ (2017 Film London Slate) has been both BAFTA & BIFA nominated, won the Oscar qualifying Galway Film Festival and screened in competition at several festivals including Sundance. In 2018 Sorcha was named as one of six LGBT filmmakers to be given mentorship in partnership with BAFTA.

Vote and comment on your favourite films in the shortlist towards the Depict IMDbPro Audience Award until Thu 26 September at 8pm at

To view the films screening in Depict and book tickets please go here.