This Festival has one significant particularity: It is organized entirely by students of Cambridge, and hosted, likewise, in Cambridge, in February. The team of students have been working very hard for the third time, under the supervision of Hilary Bevan Jones, the festival’s patron, who is somewhat their source of expertise and wisdom for things they are not yet familiar with.
This festival presents three genres of films: Animation, Documentary and Fiction and awards different aspects, such as Acting, Cinematography or Directing. For next year, should you be interested in sending your film, you should know that due to limited resources, the committee accepts 250 films and then the gate is closed!
The centerepiece of the festival remains the Watersprite Awards Ceremony (powered by YouTube in 2011 and hosted by Tom Hollander). All the winners receive a glass award, cash prize and Shooting People membership for a year. Some of the films presented here are available in iTunes, so beware people, there are some talents waiting to blossom here! ECU Film Festival, partner in crime of the Watesprite Festival will be sending two films; Chloe’s Dollhouse, a story about a troubled girl whose family members literally disappear one by one; and Stanley Pickle, a stop-motion and pixilation short film, about a unique boy whose life is about to change.
If you want more information, be sure to check out www.watersprite.org.uk!