The second We Art Water Film Festival hits the ground running with innovations and a jury made up of world-leading personalities from the fields of film, literature and cooperation.
New jury members include Carl Hensman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ned Breslin of the prestigious international organisation Water for the People. Additionally, both filmmaker and Vice- President of the Spanish Film Academy, Judith Colell, and Carlos Jiménez of the United Nations return as jurors for this second contest, reaffirming their commitment to the global issue of water.
Film-lovers looking to participate must show their awareness of the world’s water and sanitation problems in 1 to 3 minute- long audiovisual works that focus on the issue.
Coinciding with the presentation of the We Art Water Film Festival at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in September, participants will be able to officially register for the contest on the We Are Water Foundation’s website from 28 September to 31 December. And, from January until 31 March, they must submit their shorts to compete in one of the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Animation, Public Vote and “Special Instagram” Innovation in Formats. A shortlist of finalists will be published in April 2014, and in May of the same year the winners will be announced at a special ceremony.
Following the success of the first edition, which boasted more than 500 entries from more than 80 countries and 150 of the world’s best film schools, the Foundation has renewed its commitment to the We Art Water Film Festival as a tool for raising awareness of and providing information on the problems of the world’s water resources.