• Watersprite Film Festival

    10-12 March 2017, Cambridge

    Amazing short films, fantastic speakers and lively and fun atmosphere. All for FREE!

What’s On?

Whether you’re a film lover who wants to learn more about the movies they love, or you’re a filmmaker who wants to find out how to take those crucial next steps in your career, we have events for you.

Our speakers are world-class and include Oscar- and BAFTA-winners, senior industry execs and the man who brought SNL to Egypt.

All events take place from 10-12 March around Cambridge and are free to attend – but we suggest you reserve seats, as on-the-day attendees can’t be guaranteed entry. We’ll see you in March!

Schedule – at a glance

Session Details & Booking


11mar10:30 am- 11:45 amBird’s Eye View: Cinematography Masterclass10:30 am - 11:45 am GMT

11mar12:30 pm- 1:45 pmIn Conversation with Roger Michell12:30 pm - 1:45 pm GMT

11mar2:00 pm- 3:15 pmCapturing Revolution: Filming Protest in the Middle East2:00 pm - 3:15 pm GMT

11mar2:30 pm- 3:45 pmLGBT representation in film2:30 pm - 3:45 pm GMT

11mar4:00 pm- 5:15 pmThe Power of Visual Effects - with Paul J. Franklin4:00 pm - 5:15 pm GMT


12mar11:00 am- 12:00 pmScript Lab: A Window into the Writer's World11:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

12mar12:00 pm- 1:15 pmHigh Fliers: Stunt Filming with Gareth Milne12:00 pm - 1:15 pm GMT

12mar12:30 pm- 1:45 pmThe Old Gods and the New: Careers in 21st Century Media12:30 pm - 1:45 pm GMT

12mar2:00 pm- 3:15 pmFantastic Beasts and How to Film Them: Shooting Nature Docs2:00 pm - 3:15 pm GMT

12mar2:30 pm- 3:45 pmMake Your Vision Reality: Creating Your First Feature Film2:30 pm - 3:45 pm GMT

Our Opening & Closing events are going to be announced at the end of February.

This year, as a thank you to our most enthusiastic attendees, we’re giving priority booking for both our Opening Gala and Closing Keynote to people who have already booked sessions during Saturday or Sunday at the festival. Once the speaker is announced we’ll send an email blast to anyone who is already confirmed for one of our other events.

Previous gala speakers have included Eddie Redmayne, Bill Nighy, Hayley Atwell and Neil Gaiman. We’re looking forward to unveiling our speaker for this year soon!

Getting Around Cambridge

This map contains the locations of all Watersprite venues, as well as a list – handpicked by our committee – of things to see and do in Cambridge if you fancy a break from the Festival!