Watersprite is an international film festival and student film competition that aims to discover, showcase and nurture emerging talent from around the globe


read more about the film competition, or sign up to watch and judge short films (open to everyone) here.




Our events are open to everyone and are all entirely free.

Our 2019 Festival will take place from 07-10 March 2019.



Watersprite has been celebrating and supporting student filmmaking talent for the last 9 years. See some of the highlights from this year’s festival in this video.



Filmmaker? FIlm lover? (Future) Partner?


The submissions period is now over for the 2019 festival, and we are currently judging submissions. Read more about the festival and its history on this website, and make sure to follow/like us to be the first to hear news of our nominees and winners.

Come to the festival

It’s big, it’s fun and it’s free. You get to enjoy our incredible speaker line-ups, short film screenings and much more. You'll also have the chance to learn from industry experts and meet many other filmmakers for possible future collaborations. We’ll see you in Cambridge in March!


Read our blog

For interviews with industry professionals, filmmakers, opinion pieces, news and more, head on over to our blog


Work with us

We’re always looking for great new partnerships, whether it’s for sponsorship, new filmmaker initiatives, marketing or distribution. Scroll down for details on our history, or read more about how we work with our partners


About us

Find out more about what makes us tick, the festival history, and the people behind Watersprite.