Watersprite is one of the world's biggest student-led film festivals. Every year, the festival opens its doors to student filmmakers from all over the world, organises the judging of film submissions, and manages around 20 speaker events and screenings. The nominees are flown to Cambridge to take part in the festival, and the winning filmmakers are rewarded with prizes that have been carefully chosen to advance their filmmaking careers. Past speakers include David Yates, Evanna Lynch, Mike Leigh, Eddie Redmayne and Olivia Colman, and previous Watersprite award-winners have gone on to win BAFTA, Sundance and RTS awards. The festival is free to attend and open to anyone interested in learning a bit more about film and the film industry.
The festival is now accepting applications from enthusiastic, creative and hard-working students from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University to form the core Watersprite 2020 Team. The committee will work alongside the full-time Festival Producer with support from the professional Steering Committee. Committee members have access to a network of fantastic connections at industry level, which have helped previous committee members to develop their careers.
The roles currently open to applications are:Festival DirectorFestival SecretaryHead of AwardsHead of Creative DesignHead of EventsHead of PartnershipsHead of Public RelationsTreasurer
Details of all roles can be found here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a9uuF2c_4vqixr8nrQivn7Ch2EsQ2O-5p-RK9L3qmP0/edit?usp=sharing
Please be aware that we will first be recruiting the new Festival Director, and they will then conduct all Head of Department interviews. Heads of Departments will then individually recruit their subcommittees through a similar application and interview process over the coming term. The full team totals around 50 students.
The deadline for applying to be Festival Director is 11/04/19, the deadline for all other roles is 25/04/19. Please direct any questions to Miriam at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your applications!