WATERSPRITE FILM FESTIVAL is looking for a team!

Watersprite Film Festival – Watersprite Film Festival
11:00, Fri 1st – Sun 3rd March 2024 at St John's Old Divinity School
Lent Week 6 to Week 7

Watersprite Film Festival is looking for students to help produce its 15th edition which will occur this year from 1–3 March 2024. There are a large variety of roles available to accommodate varied interests, with positions available in the Awards, Events, Partnerships, Alumni Relations, Video Production, Communications and Creative Futures departments. Roles vary in terms of commitment, but all roles are a great way of experiencing a new side of the creative industry and many previous committee members have found their first jobs through connections they made at Watersprite. See the full details for more information about the festival and descriptions of each role.

    Watersprite Film Festival is one of the largest student-run film festivals in the world and the most accessible. In 2023, the festival received over 1500 short films from 106 countries and paid for the nominees to come to Cambridge to experience the festival and see their films screened. Previous nominees have gone on to win Oscars and BAFTAs. The festival itself consists of a weekend of events, including screenings, talks, ceremonies and networking opportunities. Previous speakers include the likes of Asif Kapadia, Eddie Redmayne, Sir Lenny Henry, Olivia Colman and Carol Morley.

    It is one of the largest student events in Cambridge every year and every event is free. In 2023, Watersprite was nominated for Event of the Year at the first Cambridge SU awards in 2023. Watersprite also prides itself on inclusion, diversity and accessibility and attendees regularly note how un-pretentious the festival is, despite being based in Cambridge. The committee consists of students from both Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin.

    For the full details on what roles are available, see our website.

    Those interested in event management or who have experience as stage managers may be particularly interested in the Events team, whilst those who have experience as Producers and are interested in the financial side of the festival may be interested in the Partnerships team. For those with an interest in education and access, the Creative Futures team is all about running events for 16-18-year-olds interested in the creative industries.

    The deadline to apply is October 10 but we accept applications on a rolling basis, so apply soon to avoid disappointment and to be a part of the earliest decisions in the run-up to the festival. Note that you cannot be involved in a play in Lent term Week 5–7 if you take on a committee position.

    Contact before 15th Oct 2023 01:00 for more details.

    Created at 28th Jul 2023 14:20
    Last updated at 9th Sep 2023 11:32