There are so many reasons to submit to Watersprite, but we’ll try to boil them down into a neat little list of bullet points:
A platform for your film
We screen all the nominated films at the festival. But we also send previews of the films to various speakers, sponsors and partners. And our juries are made up of a mix of professionals and students. That’s a lot of moments where you might catch someone’s eye! A key goal for us is to provide screening packages to other festivals too. We were thrilled to send some films to the Dhaka International Film Festival this year – a great start!
Recognition for you and your crew
We don’t just celebrate the films – we celebrate all the people who help make them. Full details of our awards are further down the page, but we award films as a whole as well as the technical departments.
A trip to Cambridge
Since 2012, we have offered bursaries to our attendees to help them get to Cambridge. We also help to find cheap accommodation to make the trip as affordable as possible. Because while a laurel leaf for your poster is nice, getting to meet all the other nominees, as well as our fantastic speakers, is just so much more important.
Career-building prizes and opportunities
Beyond attending the festival, we also work to create networking opportunities with industry pros. And our award prizes are useful: whether cash towards your next film, an animation portfolio review with Aardman or a meeting with a casting agent, we aim to find prizes that will help you in the next steps along your career path.