‘Thank God for short film festivals’: In the midst of press rounds for his latest legal thriller Official Secrets, director Gavin Hood delivers a stirring ode to the importance of festivals just like our own in the development of new filmmakers.
As Watersprite enters its eleventh year, we kick off this year’s blog by getting to know some of the brilliant students who will be in charge of planning, organising and putting on Watersprite 2020.
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.