We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2019 Festival and a Festival Producer for 2020


We are currently recruiting Volunteers for our festival

Volunteering at Watersprite is a great way to meet like-minded people and forge industry connections with the many professionals and filmmakers who attend the festival. It's a brilliant opportunity for anyone interested in a career in communications or the creative industries. If you're keen to be on the Watersprite Committee in future years, volunteering at the festival is a great way to learn what Watersprite is all about and make your application stand out.

The 2019 festival (7th-10th March 2019) will showcase 26 student films shortlisted from over 1000 submissions from a record-breaking 100 countries. We will host daytime and evening events featuring BAFTA, Academy Award and Emmy-winning professionals.

To make this year's festival the best it can be, we're looking for a strong team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to take on the following roles:

- Events Volunteer
- Hub Volunteer
- Guest Liaison Volunteer
- Communications Volunteer
- Runner
- Marketing Volunteer
- Tech Volunteer
- Student Vloggers

Role descriptions are available on the application form linked below.

Applications close 16th Feb.
For any questions, please get in touch with Festival Secretary, Alannah Lewis, alannah.lewis@watersprite.org.uk.


Recruitment opportunity: Festival Producer

Watersprite: the Cambridge International Student Film Festival is recruiting a new Festival Producer to continue the momentum in setting up Watersprite financially, administratively and strategically as an internationally recognised top-end student short film festival

Start date:  01 June 2019

Type: Full-time freelance contract 

Location: London-based with regular trips to Cambridge

Salary:    To be discussed at interview


  • Building financial stability by securing - ideally, multi-year - funding and sponsorship deals

  • Primary contact for sponsor and partner relationship management (investing in long-term benefits)

  • Ensuring continuity (e.g. archiving, staying up to date with former winners’ successes, etc.) and managing handover

  • Business development and festival growth (connect with established film festivals, international student organisations and PR representatives to become a recognised and respected industry name)

  • Organising and running of year-round collaborative outreach initiatives with partner organisations

  • Communicating terms and conditions of sponsorship deals, e.g. event branding, ticket allocation, etc. to committee

  • Sounding board to director and heads of departments, lending management advice and supporting problem solving

  • Ensuring that initiatives, which meet our values, development objectives & strategic priorities are implemented in festival

  • Administration, tax and accounting, and other tasks involved in running the charitable company

  • Revising long-term strategic direction and development objectives with steering committee when seen as necessary

  • Reporting to the Festival Chairman and the board of trustees


Please send your CV and a cover letter to producer@watersprite.org.uk to apply for the position by the 10th February 2019. We will then be in touch upon evaluation of your application.