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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 […]

#Gamechangers 8: Forrest Gump

by Caithlin Ng • December 2, 2017

“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” We are just going to leave you with Forrest Gump’s words for this week’s Watersprite #gamechangers post, and hope that you all have a fantastic week full of sweet, suprising 🍫 moments. Thank you for all of […]

#Gamechangers 7: The Godfather

by Caithlin Ng • November 26, 2017

This week’s #gamechangers takes us to a fictional New York between 1945-1955. “The Godfather” is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, especially in the crime and ‘gangster’ genre. Following the transformation of the main character from a family outcast to feared mafia boss, it unravels what must be some of the […]

Iconic Composers 1: Alexandre Desplat

by Caithlin Ng • November 23, 2017

“When one is a composer for films, it’s day and night. One needs to be in great physical condition!” Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at the composers behind some of film’s most iconic soundtracks. This week: French composer Alexandre Desplat. Desplat is the composer for numerous films, including “The Grand […]

#Gamechangers 6: Star Wars

by Caithlin Ng • November 23, 2017

“Try not. Do – or do not. There is no try”. You can do anything if you commit to it – Yoda’s message fits perfectly to the start fo the new academic year. Since we are pretty sure you’ve all seen the Star Wars movies – today just this short inspirational quote from Yoda to […]