We take a look back at some of the past Watersprite contestants and where they are now.
With just three weeks before Watersprite 2019 commences, we caught up with a few of the figures behind our nominated films.
With Watersprite 2019 just one month away, we caught up with a few of the film makers, actors and composers nominated for this year’s awards, finding out more about their film, their thoughts and their hopes for the festival.
In the sixth post of the series, we take a look at the early films of acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick.
In the fifth post of the series, we take a look at the short films, and unusual early career path, of director Martin Scorsese.
The next post in our Then vs. Now series looks at how streaming sites are changing the way we view TV and asks if the film industry is following in the same footsteps.
The first post in our new Watersprite Recommends thread suggests 10 must-see documentaries to widen your world view. Some are political, some are life-changing, some will up your general knowledge and some are just good fun.
The second post in our Then vs. Now series takes a look back at the women who helped to make the film industry.
The first post in our Then vs. Now series looks at the change in comedies over the century and explores why the comedies of the 1980s/90s were so popular.
In the first post of our new blog series exploring the short films that now famous directors made early in their careers - we take a look at filmography of Wes Anderson.
Whether you want to relive the festival weekend or didn’t get the chance to attend, here are some of the highlights from Watersprite 2018!
Sunday, 25 February: The last day of Watersprite saw the festival draw to a successful close. Highlights of the day included a talk by renowned screenwriter and Cambridge alumna Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None, Great Expectations). In an insightful and invigorating discussion, Phelps discussed her own path to success, the process of bringing a book to the screen, and what young filmmakers looking to break into the industry should do.
Another exciting event was “‘My Son the Jihadi’: Authentic Storytelling in Documentaries”. The talk was chaired by Executive Producer of the titular BAFTA-winning documentary, Brian Woods, and featured Director Peter Beard, Producer Richard Kerbaj, and Sally and Michael Evans, the mother and brother of the documentary’s subject Thomas Evans. The panel gave an authentic look into the art of documentary-making, and how to skilfully and truthfully tell a story through this medium.
The weekend ended with a panel of up-and-coming stars, namely BAFTA Rising Star nominee George Mackay, 2017 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits Molly Windsor and Sarah Quintrell, and 2016 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Tom Davis. The panel discussed how to navigate the filmmaking industry and the fascinating work they had done, ending the festival on an inspiring note for all those looking to follow in their footsteps.