During August and into the Autumn we will screening short digital films – each just 90 seconds long – from DepicT! For the past ten years, DepicT! – Watershed’s popular online 90 second short filmmaking competition – has been challenging filmmakers from across the globe to come up with a compelling, imaginative idea and distil it into a minute and a half. This year’s selection includes animation, comedy, live action and experimental work. Look out for DepicT! shorts screening before main features in our cinemas.
Take a look at our online films guide to find out which short is screened with which main feature
The films selected to be screened are:
Dir: Matthew Walker
A man makes a phone call to God to ask Him a burning question
The Picnic (PG)
Dir: David Gilbert
A family picnic turns very sour…
Showdown at Yohoko Valley (U)
Dirs: Theo Jamieson/Joseph Wallace
An animation about the devastating events which took place at Yohoko Valley.
State of Nature (U)
Dir: Joseph Pierce
An introspective look at the minutiae of a hidden world through an animation shot entirely on a digital stills camera.
The Tales of Donkey the Whale (PG)
Dirs: Chris Corner & Dave Ezra
After meeting on MySpace, Dave (story and soundtrack) and Chris (direction and animation) collaborated to chronicle Donkey the Whale’s visit to the zoo.
Dir: Peter Snowdon
A man finds a stone outside his house. He picks it up – with unexpected results…
Finding Clarity (PG)
Dir: Kevin Bar’trum
One man’s way of finding peace of mind.
The Forgotten Comic (U)
Dir: David Handley/Simon Ball
Before Little Britain, The Fast Show or even The Goons Show came the original catchphrase comic. But who is Tommy Handley?
Moon Shot UK (U)
Dir: James Harris
The first UK moon landing goes skew whiff.
Dir: Trevor Hardy
One brave knight, one trusty steed and a helpless princess; what could possibly go wrong? A short film about bravery and clumsiness.
The End (U)
Dir: Rob Crowther & Tim Clayton
You have 90 seconds to live… all of you!
Geoff, World Destroyer (PG)
Dir: Phil Hall
An old man attempts to teach social inclusion to some kids by way of an ultra modern fable.
How to Tell When a Relationship Is Over (PG)
Dir: Tony Roche
Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Girl gets sick of boy. Boy gets sick of girl. Big fight. The end.
Le Cheval (U)
Dir: Stephen Scott-Hayward/Alex Kirkland
A humourous short about a man who just wants to be a horse. A tiny slice of the absurd – don’t blink!
Brian’s Breakdown (U)
Dir: Natalie Kavanagh
As Brian sits in the psychiatrist’s chair, he is unable to follow her instructions, for his mind is taking him to a different place.
Dir: Hazel Grian
“They said a terrorist could attack at any time. I didn’t know it was me!” JFK assassination spoof.
Screen Kiss (12A)
Dir: Steven Sander
Behind the scenes of a movie snog.
Dir: Leigh Hodgkinson
With an average lifespan of just a few weeks, speed-dating seems the perfect solution for butterflies.
Dir: Marc Hilltout/Pascal Colson
Africa is dying… to play football.
La Flamme (PG)
Dir: Ron Dyens
Set in the seaside town of Deauville, a pair of lovebirds find themselves on the beach but technical difficulties get in the way…
Screening before the main feature is the following short film, showing as part of Depict! 90 second shorts: