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We Are Water Foundation is inviting entries for the We Art Water Film Festival, an international short-film competition to recognise the talent of those people with a clear awareness of the water problem in the world and who can express it in their productions. The Festival aims to raise awareness of the water problem around the world by means of the creation of audiovisual pieces that address this issue.

The finalist pieces of the contest will be featured on 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.

All entries must be videos of 1 to 3 minute in duration, related to the theme: Water and Sanitation.

There are 3 categories in the short film contest:

  1. Micro-documentary
  2. Micro-fiction and
  3. Micro-animation


A total of 4 prizes shall be awarded, One prize each will be awarded in the 3 categories (micro-documentary, micro-fiction and micro-animation) and there will be a Public Prize, which will be awarded to the finalist short that has received the most votes from members of the public.
The prizes are as follows:

  • Micro-documentary: €3,000
  • Micro-fiction: €3,000
  • Micro-animation: €3,000
  • Public Prize: €1,000

Two finalists from the micro-documentary category, 2 from the micro-fiction category and 2 from the micro-animation category (those receiving the highest score from the jury´s votes) may attend the awards ceremony as guests of the We Are Water, Fundació Privada, which shall bear their travel and accommodation expenses. Flights shall be economy class and the accommodation shall be for 1 or 2 nights, depending upon the flight’s departure point and timetable.


Entrants can be of any nationality but must be at least 18 years of age. Any individual short may have a maximum of 5 creators. Each short that takes part in the competition can only be entered into 1 of the 3 categories, but each individual participant (or group of participants) may take part in different categories with different works.

The short film must address the theme related to access to water and sanitation and its relation with the hygiene, contamination, agriculture, illnesses, nutrition, education, etc. They must be of 1 to 3 minutes in duration (excluding official title cards at beginning and end). Audio or texts that form part of the works must be in English or subtitled in English, and they have to start and end with the official title cards.

Dialogue, written text and any other language use must be in English or in any other language with English subtitles (not dubbed). All shorts entered into the competition must have been shot and produced after 1 January 2012.


Applications are to be done online by 3 April 2018.

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