• 23-25 February 2018

    Cambridge, U.K.

    Superb short films, fantastic speakers and a lively and fun atmosphere.

    All for FREE! Watch this space for updates on the festival.



Thank you to our jurors

Our jurors have helped to decide this year’s winning submissions, and we would like to recognise their efforts in making our awards possible. Head to our jurors page for a full list of those involved.

Festival News

Volunteer Application Form

Applications for festival volunteers are now open!

Volunteering is a great way to to gain experience and CV points for students interested in the creative industries of film and television. There will be the chance to attend insightful events and meet industry professionals, as well as play a part in helping up-and-coming filmmakers showcase their works. Applications close on 16th February, so head over to our applications page for further information or to fill in our form.

Pitch Perfect: marketing stand-out ideas for fiction films

Do you have an idea for a fiction film that’s bursting to come out? Want to learn what makes the best pitch?

Watersprite 2018 is hosting a Pitching Competition. It’s open for anyone with a vision for a fiction film who is willing to pitch their idea to a panel of expert judges and an audience. During the event, five ‘pitchers’ will go through a series of rounds to build up their pitch and convince the judges their pitch is the best. After each round, a pitcher will be eliminated. The event culminates in a final between the two best pitchers, who will each give a three-minute pitch to the judges – and the winner will then be decided.

To be one of our 5 ‘pitchers’ and have the chance to win a private feedback session with our panel, submit a 100-word and a 300-word synopsis in a single document to https://goo.gl/forms/ofJm68merIuZAHbm2.

All submissions must be received by 15 January 2018, 12pm GMT.

For full details of the event please refer to: Watersprite Pitching Competition 2018 Information and Rules

If you have any questions please contact Events Officer, Phil Gull: philip.gull@watersprite.org.uk

Watersprite Music Scoring Competition

Calling all student film composers – here’s an exciting opportunity!

Compose a piece of music for 2015 Watersprite Nominee film ‘Lentejas’, which we have stripped of the original score. The winner and three runners up will have their pieces judged by a panel on Saturday, 24 February 2018. The winner will then be invited to the exclusive, invitation-only Watersprite Awards Ceremony, where they will have the chance to meet industry professionals and film experts.

The deadline is 15 January 2018, 12pm GMT. Find more details about the competition and rules in the PDF below.


Best of luck!