Deadline: April 3, 2018 00:00 (CEST)
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Prizes: total of EUR 10,000,- in prizes

We Art Water Film Festival 2018

The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short-film competition organised by the We Are Water Foundation. The aim is to raise awareness and generate notoriety about the world’s water problem.


The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short film festival, organised by the We Are Water Foundation, which aims to recognise and reward the talent of those people with a clear awareness of the water problem in the world and who also know how to express it in their productions.

Its primary goal is to raise awareness of the water problem around the world by means of the creation of audiovisual pieces that address this issue.

Following the success of previous editions, the Foundation has launched the fourth edition of the We Art Water Film Festival, whose presentation has taken place at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The registration and short film presentation period will be open from the 2nd October 2017 to the 3rd April 2018.

The jury will select the finalists during the month of April and from the 2nd May to the 1st June the spectators will be able to vote their favourite short film through Facebook and the webpage of the contest.

The winners will be announced during the month of June 2018 during the awards presentation ceremony that takes place in the emblematic space of the Roca Madrid Gallery.


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.

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

  1. Micro-documentary: 3.000 €
  2. Micro-fiction: 3.000 €
  3. Animation: 3.000 €
  4. Audience award: 1.000 €

The third edition of the We Art Water Film Festival gathered 1,500 participants from 88 different countries. The short films came from countries such as Colombia, United Kingdom, Spain, India, Venezuela, Argentina, Bulgaria, Peru and Mexico, as well as Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil or Canada, among others.

As in previous editions, the finalist pieces of the contest will be spread through different platforms, such as the webpage and the social networks, or they will be screened at the Roca Gallery spaces in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Shanghai and London.

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