Information about the gala awards ceremony of the Festival.
The gala awards ceremony of the We Art Water Film Festival 2 will take place on June 16 at the Roca Madrid Gallery, which is located at 57 José Abascal Street. The gala will start at 20h and the follow members of the jury will attend:
Carlos Jiménez Renjifo
We will unveil the names of the winners of each category during the gala, as well as the name of the winner of the audience award.
Thank you very much for participating on this second edition of the Festival. See you on the 16th!
In this post we provide more information about the finalist films with the most votes from the audience.
We are sure that you would like to know what finalist films of the WAWFF2 have received the most votes from the public; hence below we present the list of the top 5 films, in alphabetical order:
Do you know them yet? Are they among your favorite films? Remember that you may watch all of them on the Festival's website.
We will unveil the winner of the audience award on June 16, during the gala awards ceremony that will take place at the Roca Gallery in Madrid. Save the date on your calendar! Only a few days away! Do you know what you will be wearing yet?
In this post we provide more information about the gala awards ceremony of the Festival.
The voting period for the audience award of the We Art Water Film Festival 2 is now closed. The winner of this award will be the film that has received more votes from all of you during the past few weeks. We hope that you have enjoyed watching and voting the finalist films!
The winner of each category, together with the winner of the audience award will be unveiled on June 16, during the gala awards ceremony that will be held at the Roca Gallery in Madrid. We hope to see you there!
If you do not know the finalist films yet, or all the other participants of this second edition, remember that you may watch them on the Festival’s website.
Thank you very much for your collaboration! We look forward to receiving your films in the next edition of the We Art Water Film Festival. We are sure you still have many great ideas to share with us!
- Big success in participation internationally: over 2,200 participants from 80 countries.
- The Festival displays a high level of quality in the three categories and a great ability to mobilise.
- Voting to decide the public's choice continues until the 25th of May.
The 23 finalist productions in the three categories of the festival, as well as their authors, were announced on the 5th of May, after the voting process by the jury throughout the whole of April. The high number of entries and the high quality of the works presented represented a notable increase compared to the previous year. The 23 productions chosen make up a magnificent example of how artistic work can contribute to raising awareness in global problems.
The subject matter of this year’s We Art Water Film Festival has been focused on the problem of hydric resources in the world, a starting point for the authors who have covered problems of access to water as well as sanitation, pollution, diseases, food and education.
The finalist works
With more than 2,200 inscriptions in this year’s festival, the finalist works chosen by the jury in the three categories can be found on the Festival website.
You can see all this year’s films here.
An international benchmark
At this second festival, the We Are Water Foundation has taken a big step forward in its initiative. The massive mobilising power of the We Art Water Film Festival has been clearly shown by the more than 2,200 people from 80 countries that entered. In just two years the festival personas has become a benchmark in the world of solidarity initiatives and the signs are for spectacular growth in the future.
Proof of the remarkable internationalisation achieved by the We Art Water Film Festival is the 47 countries that the productions were made in: 36% from South America, 27% from Europe, 23% from Asia, 9% from Africa, and 5% from North America.
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A jury of filmmakers and important figures from the world of cooperation
The jury of this second We Art Water Film Festival has been made up of figures from the worlds of cinema and cooperation:
- Carl Hensman, Program Officer of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene programme of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Judith Colell, film director and vice-president of the Academy of Sciences and Cinematographic Arts of Spain.
- Ned Breslin, managing director of Water For People.
- Agustí Villaronga, film director, scriptwriter and actor.
- Ginés García Millán, theatre, film and television actor.
- Emilio Mayorga, representative of the North American film magazine Variety.
- José Luis Rebordinos, director of the San Sebastián Film Festival.
- Carlos Jiménez Renjifo, Desk Officer of UNRIC (UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe).
- Xavier Torras, director of the We Are Water Foundation.
- Pascal Edelmann, press head of the EFA (European Film Academy).
The public vote until the 25th of May
The names of the finalist works were announced on the 5th of May and the public can vote for their favourite short film until 24.00 h GMT of the 25th of May 2014.
The film with most votes will be the winner of the public prize.
In order to vote, you should follow this procedure:
- Votes are cast from the finalists section of the Festival website.
- To vote you must be registered in Facebook.
The winners of each category and the winner of the public prize will be announced at the prize-giving gala, which will be held on the 16th of June at the Roca Madrid Gallery.
The Foundation will award the winners a camera and €2,500 for the best micro-documentary, a camera and €1,500 for the best animated film and €1,000 for the best Instagram photo. The winner of the public vote will also get a prize of €1,000.
We Art Water Film Festival
We Art Water Film Festival is an international short film competition organised by the We Are Water Foundation. Its aim is to raise awareness regarding the problem of water in the world, providing the opportunity for new directors to spread the foundation’s message from their perspective and creativity.
About the We Are Water Foundation
The We Are Water Foundation, promoted by the Roca company, has as objectives, on the one hand, to raise awareness amongst the general public and the administrations about the need to promote a new culture of water and, on the other hand, relieve the negative effects related to the lack of hydric resources, through the development of cooperation and aid programmes alongside diverse organisations such as Education without Frontiers, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Intermón Oxfam and UNICEF.
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