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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.


Fourth edition

After the success of previous editions, the Foundation launched the 4th edition of the We Art Water Film Festival, whose presentation took place within the framework of the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival. The registration period lasted several months and was closed on the 3rd April, with participation numbers that broke all records and reconfirmed the festival as a reference point in the dissemination of messages on the global problem of water.

In this edition, there were 2400 registered participants from 127 countries in the five continents in this edition. India leads the list with 138 registered videos, followed by countries such as: Spain, Bangladesh, Russia, Nigeria or Nepal. They have 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 are disseminated through different platforms, such as the website and social media, and are screened in the Roca Gallery spaces in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Shanghai, Beijing 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 €


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 49 projects in 21 countries so far, helping more than 540,000 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.