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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, 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.

The Foundation launches the fifth edition of the We Art Water Film Festival, whose presentation will take place during the 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

The registration period will be open from the 2nd October 2019 to the 2nd April 2020. Once the jury has selected the finalists, which will be announced on the 4th May 2020, the public will be able to vote for their favourite short film through Facebook and the competition’s website.

The winners will be announced during the month of May 2020 at the award ceremony held at the emblematic Roca Madrid Gallery.


Fourth edition 2017/18

The fourth edition had 2,400 registered participants from 127 countries in the five continents. India led the list with 138 registered videos, followed by countries such as: Spain, Bangladesh, Russia, Nigeria or Nepal. They all created stories about the reality of the lack of water resources and sanitation all around the world.

The winners were announced in June 2018 at the award ceremony that was held at the emblematic Roca Madrid Gallery with the attendance of many personalities linked to the world of water and cinema. 

As in previous editions, the finalist pieces of the competition were disseminated through different platforms, such as the website and social media, and were screened in the Roca Gallery spaces in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Shanghai, Beijing and London. 

The theme: Climate Crisis "Water and Sanitation"

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… This theme needs to be the base of the works presented by the participants in the form of 1 to 3 minutes long videos, creating original fiction and non-fiction works.

Let us remember that according to United Nations sources:

2.1 Billion people

lack safely managed drinking water services. 

4.5 Billion people

live without a safe toilet


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 €


Any doubt?

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, Fundación Mujeres por África, Fundación Pies Descalzos or World Vision International.