Want to be a part in selecting Watersprite’s 2020 shortlists? We’re looking for online judges to watch 5, 10 or 15 films and assess the direction, cinematography, performance, editing among many more categories in order to find international emerging filmmaking talent. Sign-up now


We’re currently recruiting for roles on our student committee to produce the eleventh edition of the film festival. If you’re a current student at Anglia Ruskin University or the University of Cambridge, join our Events, Partnerships or Communications teams and work towards creating the best experience for student filmmakers and film-enthusiasts possible! Get more information here.


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

Watersprite is one of the biggest student-led film festivals in the world. In 2019, we received over 1000 submissions, extended our reach to 100 countries and welcomed more guests than ever before to the free 4-day festival in March. Couldn’t make Watersprite 2019? Catch up on the best bits of this year’s festival by watching highlights video below!


ARE YOU A... Filmmaker?
FIlm lover? (Future) Partner? 

The submissions period is now over for the 2019 festival and our nominees announced here. Make sure to follow/like us on social media to be the first to hear about our submissions call for the 2020 festival. We firmly believe that the film industry should be more accessible, so if your film gets nominated for a Watersprite Award we will pay for your travel to the festival and accommodation in Cambridge.

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. Please get in touch with Diego or Sandra.