• 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 opening keynote brings filmmaking maestro Stephen Poliakoff to Cambridge on Friday, 10 March, while rising star Jacob Anderson joins us to close the festival on 12th March. Please see below for more details on our gala sessions, as well as our packed daily schedule.

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!

Gala events

Stephen Poliakoff, internationally acclaimed and multi award winning writer, director and producer, joins us to discuss his career in stage, film and television. Stephen has brought some of the most complex and powerful worlds and characters to our screens, in dramas that refuse to bend to convention and that are always full of international stars such as Tom Hardy, Angela Bassett, Lindsay Duncan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and a young Emily Blunt. Join us to hear more about how he has built such a long run of success and critical acclaim, and to learn how he creates, writes and directs such extraordinary stories.

Join us for a drinks reception at 18:30, to celebrate the start of the festival.

Reserve your free seats now


A fantastic opportunity to hear from talented actor and musician Jacob Anderson on his filmmaking experience – whether homegrown Brit success Adulthood, transatlantic comedy Episodes or the huge, worldwide megahit that is Game of Thrones.

Best known for his role as Greyworm in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Jacob has been acting professionally from a young age. His TV credits also include Broadchurch, The Mimic, Episodes and Royal Wedding. His theatre debut was in King Lear with Pete Poselthwaite, and he was part of the company of Warhorse in the West End. His film work includes Chatroom, Adulthood, Demons Never Die and Offender.

Jacob is a successful singer songwriter under the alias Raleigh Ritchie and currently features on Stormzy’s no 1 album. His music has had over 60 million streams online, his UK tour was sold out, and his album You’re A Man Now, Boy was received with critical acclaim and made the UK top 40.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception, to mark the end of the festival.

Reserve your free seats now


Schedule at a glance