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Festival Highlights: Video

by Caithlin Ng • February 28, 2018

Whether you want to relive the festival weekend or didn’t get the chance to attend, here are some of the highlights from Watersprite 2018!


Festival Day Three

by Caithlin Ng • February 25, 2018

Sunday, 25 February: The last day of Watersprite saw the festival draw to a successful close. Highlights of the day included a talk by renowned screenwriter and Cambridge alumna Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None, Great Expectations). In an insightful and invigorating discussion, Phelps discussed her own path to success, the process of bringing […]


Festival Day Two

by Caithlin Ng • February 25, 2018

Saturday, 25 February: Day Two of the festival was packed with events – from film screenings to a careers speed-dating session, a panel on representation to a talk on new media platforms, the excitement was non-stop. Audiences got a chance to meet revered industry professionals, including casting director Andy Pryor, actor Alistair Petrie (Star Wars: […]


Festival Day One

by Caithlin Ng • February 24, 2018

Friday, 23 February: Watersprite 2018 opened with a fantastic first day! Head of Awards Sofia Lyall introduced a range of fantastic films in our first screening, “Affinity” (“Pablo”, “Night Spinning”, “I Know”, “Gute Nacht” and “Love Story”). Later in the evening, our Opening Ceremony was a huge success, with Head of Partnerships Anna Keeley conducting a […]


Meet past nominees and winners

by Caithlin Ng • December 21, 2017

Meet some of our nominees and winners from past years’ festivals! We have seen some of the most unique and engaging submissions in all our years, so check out the minds behind these student masterpieces. With submissions for our 2018 festival pouring in from all over the world, this year’s festival promises to be just […]


#Gamechangers 12: Breathless

by Caithlin Ng • December 21, 2017

#gamechangers time! We’re getting a bit more arty this week with one of the most influential French New Wave cinema films: “Breathless“ (1960). “Breathless“ was filmed entirely on a hand held camera in Paris and the final product includes some daring, beautiful jump cuts that influenced the entire film scene. Jean-Luc Godard took a rather […]


#Gamechangers 11: Fight Club

by Caithlin Ng • December 13, 2017

“The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.” This week’s #gamechangers post – must we say more? Image credit: Jessica Pereira


#Gamechangers 10: Baby Driver

by Caithlin Ng • December 13, 2017

  It’s finally time for this week’s Watersprite #gamechangers post! It gets a little hectic around Cambridge at this time during the term, which is why we picked something new and fun with an incredible soundtrack for you to enjoy: Edgar Wright‘s ‘Baby Driver’! This action crime film is one of our favorite 2017 pieces, […]


Iconic Composers 2: Hans Zimmer

by Caithlin Ng • December 6, 2017

“I want to go and write music that announces to you that you can feel something.” Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific film music composers of the last few decades — since the 1980s, he’s composed the music of more than 150 films. After winning an Academy Award for his stunning score to […]


#Gamechangers 9: Inception

by Caithlin Ng • December 6, 2017

Today, it is time for the first Christopher Nolan project to make the Waterpsprite #gamechangers list: Inception. The 2010 science-fiction film was written, co-produced, and directed by Nolan. It‘s been out a couple of years, so we‘re not too careful with spoilers – watch out if you haven’t seen it. A film with beautiful plot […]