Two thirds of your body is water if the other third is film, then this is your festival
We art Water Film Festival
The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short-film competition organised by the We Are Water Foundation, which aims to recognize and reward the talent of all those people with a clear awareness of the water problem around the world which are also able to capture it in their own film productions.
The main objective is to raise awareness of the water problem around the world through the creation of audio visual pieces that address this issue.
Between the 3 April and the 3 May, 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 4 May until 12:00 (GMT+2) on the 1 June 2020.
The jury will choose the winners of this edition from the pre-selected pieces between the 4 May 2020 and the 1 June 2020.
The winners will be announced during the month of June 2020 at the award ceremony that will take place at the emblematic Roca Madrid Gallery.
The theme: “Climate crisis”
All submitted pieces need to be related to the current climate crisis, linking it to the global water and sanitation problem and its relation to hygiene, pollution, agriculture, diseases, nutrition, education, etc…
2.100 Million people
lack safely managed drinking water services.
4.200 Million people
live without a safe toilet
A total of 4 awards for each category will be awarded , totaling € 10,000 in prizes
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 5 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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The We Are Water Foundation
The We Are Water Foundation, driven by Roca, was established in 2010 with two key goals in mind. The first one is to promote awareness and encourage debate among the public and organizations on the need to create a new culture for water, to enable the equitable development and sustainable management of the world's water resources.
The second goal is to carry out a whole host of actions to counter the negative effects of the lack of adequate water resources. The foundation's fields of activity include involvement in infrastructure, education, health and research, concentrated in the world's most deprived areas.
The Foundation has carried out 50 projects in 24 countries so far, helping more than 675,000 people. Some of the countries in which the Foundation has worked are Ecuador, India, Brazil, Colombia, Guinea Bissau, Nepal, Morocco, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad or Philippines in collaboration with renowned international organizations such as Educo, Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Intermón Oxfam, Unicef, Women for Africa Foundation, Pies Descalzos Foundation or World Vision International.