We Art Water Film Festival

Two thirds of your body is water if the other third is film, then this is your festival

The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short-film competition organised by the We Are Water Foundation. The aim is to raise awareness and generate notoriety about the world’s water problem.

The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short film festival, organised by the We Are Water Foundation, which aims to recognise and reward the talent of those people with a clear awareness of the water problem in the world and who also know how to express it in their productions.

Its primary goal is to raise awareness of the water problem around the world by means of the creation of audiovisual pieces that address this issue.

Following the success of previous editions, the Foundation has launched the fourth edition of the We Art Water Film Festival, whose presentation will take place at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The registration and short film presentation period will be open from the 2nd October to the 5th March 2018. The jury will select the finalists during the month of March and from the 21st March to the 15th April the spectators will be able to vote their favourite short film through Facebook and the webpage of the contest.

The winners will be announced during the month of May 2018 during the awards presentation ceremony that takes place in the emblematic space of the Roca Madrid Gallery.

The third edition of the We Art Water Film Festival gathered 1,500 participants from 88 different countries. The short films came from countries such as Colombia, United Kingdom, Spain, India, Venezuela, Argentina, Bulgaria, Peru and Mexico, as well as Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil or Canada, among others.

As in previous editions, the finalist pieces of the contest will be spread through different platforms, such as the webpage and the social networks, or they will be screened at the Roca Gallery spaces in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Shanghai and London.



The theme: “Water and sanitation”

All pieces need to be related to the theme: Water and sanitation. in the form of 1 to 3 minutes long videos, creating original fiction and non-fiction works. (See the rules for more information)

Let us remember that according to United Nations sources:

663 Million people

Do not have access to drinking water

2.400 Million people

Without access to basic sanitation services


A total of 4 awards for each category will be awarded , totaling € 10,000 in prizes


3.000 €


3.000 €


3.000 €

Audience award

1.000 €


Judith Colell

Judith Colell also collaborates in this edition as the curator of the Festival. A member of the jury in the previous editions, she is a Spanish filmmaker and member of the Board of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

With the support of

The We Art Water Film Festival 4 has the support of the United Nations Organisation, through UNRIC (United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe).

Founded on the 8th March 1986, it is a private institution, with an inclusive and democratic attitude. According to its statutes it is a non-profit association that gathers professionals from all different specialities of film creation, with its own legal personality, set up for an indefinite period of time and bound by the principles of democracy, pluralism, transparency and participation.

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