We Art Water Film Festival Seeks Submissions

Judith Colell, We Are Water Foundation Curator
Judith Colell, We Are Water Foundation Curator

The We Art Water Film Festival is now accepting submissions from around the world for its international short film competitions.

Organized by the We Is Water Foundation, the Festival aims to raise awareness of the water problem around the world by means of the creation of audiovisual pieces that address this issue.

Entries which should be short films must address the topic “Climate Crisis” and link them to the global problem of water and sanitation and its relation to hygiene, pollution, agriculture, diseases, nutrition, education, etc.

The Public Prize is an award chosen by the audience with an economic value of 1,000 Euros. It will be awarded to the most voted short film among all finalists.

Members of the public are allowed to vote by casting their votes as follows: (a) by accessing the webpage of the We Are Water Foundation, https://www.wearewater.org/en and (b) through social networks. In both cases, the votes will be cast with the Facebook-style “like” format. All users wishing to vote will, therefore, need to be registered with that social network. This will allow users to vote for as many short films as they wish, although only one vote may be cast for each piece.

In this year´s edition, a total of 10,000 Euros will be awarded in four categories as follows:

  • Best Micro-documentary: 3,000€
  • Best Micro-fiction: 3,000€
  • Best Micro-animation: 3,000€
  • Public Prize: 1,000€

Between the April 3 and the May 3, a pre-selection committee made up of representatives of the We Are Water Foundation will select 30 projects from amongst the entries received (10 short films for each of the three categories), which will be presented to the juries. The list including all finalists will be published on the 4th May 2020. The public can vote for the finalist pieces to award the public prize from the May 4 until 12:00 (GMT+2) on June 1, 2020.

The jury will choose the winners of this edition from the pre-selected pieces between May 4, 2020, and June 1, 2020.

The winners will be announced in June 2020 at the award ceremony that will take place at the emblematic Roca Madrid Gallery.

The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short film festival, presented at the San Sebastian International Film Festival

For more information and to apply or vote, please visit https://filmfestival.wearewater.org/en/about_302911.