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· Sessions
Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: LGBTQI+ Mentorship
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Georgi Banks-Davies, Sophie Duncan and Frida Meza Coriche
Georgi Banks-Davies Sophie Duncan Frida Meza Coriche
2021-03-05T12:00:00Z 2021-03-05T12:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+LGBTQI%2B+Mentorship https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: Directing Fiction & Animation
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with WIlliam Mcgregor and Jono Stevens
William McGregor Jono Stevens
2021-03-05T13:00:00Z 2021-03-05T13:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+Directing+Fiction+%26+Animation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: Producing 1
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Paida Mutonono and Bernadette Schramm
Paida Mutonono Bernadette  Schramm
2021-03-05T14:00:00Z 2021-03-05T14:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+Producing+1 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Screenplay Competition
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Delia-Rene Donaldson and Karol Griffiths
Karol Griffiths Delia-Rene Donaldson
2021-03-05T14:00:00Z 2021-03-05T14:45:00Z Europe/London Roundtable%3A+Screenplay+Competition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: Women's Mentorship
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Anne Morrison and Georgia Oakley
Anne Morrison Georgia Oakley
2021-03-05T15:00:00Z 2021-03-05T15:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+Women%27s+Mentorship https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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A Masterclass in Film Criticism: Hosted by Blister
Sydney Levine Alin  Tasciyan Sophie Becker Anna Smith Hedda  Archbold Neena Porter Heather Dempsey
2021-03-05T15:00:00Z 2021-03-05T16:00:00Z Europe/London A+Masterclass+in+Film+Criticism%3A+Hosted+by+Blister https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: Producing 2
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Hilary Bevan Jones and Morenike Williams
Hilary Bevan Jones Morenike Williams
2021-03-05T16:00:00Z 2021-03-05T16:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+Producing+2 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: Filmmakers of Colour
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Elaine Wong and Jimmy Akingbola
Jimmy Akingbola Elaine Wong
2021-03-05T16:00:00Z 2021-03-05T16:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+Filmmakers+of+Colour https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
PRIVATE EVENT: Red Arrow Studios Nominee Welcome
Welcome to Watersprite 2021 to all nominated filmmakers! With our Festival Director, Head of Awards, Head of Events and Hilary Bevan Jones (Chair Trustee)
Hilary Bevan Jones Ben Francis Roxy Francombe Theo Sawkins
2021-03-05T17:00:00Z 2021-03-05T17:30:00Z Europe/London PRIVATE+EVENT%3A+Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Nominee Networking
Use this opportunity to meet all the nominee filmmakers who have films at Watersprite 2021! This networking will randomly pair you with another attendee.
2021-03-05T17:45:00Z 2021-03-05T18:30:00Z Europe/London Nominee+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: Directing Documentary
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Brian Woods and Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Theresa Traore Dahlberg Brian Woods
2021-03-05T18:00:00Z 2021-03-05T18:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+Directing+Documentary https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Red Arrow Studios Nominee Roundtable: Screenwriting
This event is open only for Nominee Filmmakers and VIP Guests. A Roundtable discussion with Richard Fee and Brian Walters.
Richard Fee Brian  Walters
2021-03-05T18:00:00Z 2021-03-05T18:45:00Z Europe/London Red+Arrow+Studios+Nominee+Roundtable%3A+Screenwriting https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Watersprite 2021 Opening Ceremony: In Conversation with Asif Kapadia
Hear from the Academy Award winning director, Asif Kapadia, as he opens Watersprite Film Festival 2021
Hilary Bevan Jones Roxy Francombe Amanda Daud Asif Kapadia
2021-03-05T19:00:00Z 2021-03-05T20:27:00Z Europe/London Watersprite+2021+Opening+Ceremony%3A+In+Conversation+with+Asif+Kapadia https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Careers in VR
Join this panel to find out where a career in VR, XR and IR could take you. This session is sponsored by Porsche Cars GB
eve herzberg David Callanan Gaelle Mourre Hugh Hou Elaine Wong
2021-03-06T10:30:00Z 2021-03-06T11:30:00Z Europe/London Careers+in+VR https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
In Conversation with Tamsin Greig
Watersprite Film Festival speaks to the incredible Tamsin Greig; star of Black Books, Friday Night Dinner and Episodes
Tamsin Greig Jade Franks Ben Francis
2021-03-06T12:00:00Z 2021-03-06T13:00:00Z Europe/London In+Conversation+with+Tamsin+Greig https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Noughts + Crosses: Designing a World
Join our conversation with the design team behind the BBC series Noughts + Crosses
James Macnab Dihantus Engelbrecht Nadine Prigge Shane Bunce
2021-03-06T13:30:00Z 2021-03-06T14:30:00Z Europe/London Noughts+%2B+Crosses%3A+Designing+a+World https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Business of Film Festivals
An opportunity to hear from representatives from some of Europe's top film festivals, including Sheffield Doc/Fest and Torino Film Lab
Kim Young Woo Angelica Cantisani Ben Francis Cíntia  Gil Gabriel Humphreys
2021-03-06T15:00:00Z 2021-03-06T15:20:00Z Europe/London The+Business+of+Film+Festivals https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Business of Film Festivals: Sheffield Doc/Fest
Drop-in Session following The Business of Festivals with Cintia Gill - Director, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Cíntia  Gil
2021-03-06T15:20:00Z 2021-03-06T16:00:00Z Europe/London The+Business+of+Film+Festivals%3A+Sheffield+Doc%2FFest https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Business of Film Festivals: Young Director Award
Drop-in Session following The Business of Festivals with Gabriel Humphreys - Young Director Award
Gabriel Humphreys
2021-03-06T15:20:00Z 2021-03-06T16:00:00Z Europe/London The+Business+of+Film+Festivals%3A+Young+Director+Award https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Business of Film Festivals: The Asian Circuit
Drop-in Session following The Business of Festivals with Kim Young Woo
Kim Young Woo
2021-03-06T15:20:00Z 2021-03-06T16:00:00Z Europe/London The+Business+of+Film+Festivals%3A+The+Asian+Circuit https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
104 Films BFI Film Academy Premiere Screening
Join us for a screening of short films made by the participants at the BFI Academy run by 104 Films
2021-03-06T16:00:00Z 2021-03-06T17:30:00Z Europe/London 104+Films+BFI+Film+Academy+Premiere+Screening https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Watersprite 2021 Awards Ceremony
Celebrate our incredible student filmmakers at the Watersprite 2021 Awards hosted by Alistair Petrie (aka Headmaster Groff)!
2021-03-06T18:00:00Z 2021-03-06T20:00:00Z Europe/London Watersprite+2021+Awards+Ceremony https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Post-Awards Networking
Meet the winners!
2021-03-06T20:00:00Z 2021-03-06T21:00:00Z Europe/London Post-Awards+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The British Blacklist Talks to Mimî M Khayisa
Akua Gyamfi of the British Blacklist talks to Mimî M Khayisa; winner of the prestigious Spotlight Prize and current star of Netflix's The Witcher
Mimi M Khayisa Akua Gyamfi
2021-03-07T10:00:00Z 2021-03-07T11:00:00Z Europe/London The+British+Blacklist+Talks+to+Mim%C3%AE+M+Khayisa https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Behind the Scenes of Our Planet: Frozen Worlds
Join us on a journey through ‘Frozen Worlds’ with the team behind the Emmy nominated episode of David Attenborough’s Our Planet
Jamie  McPherson Olly Scholey Sophie Lanfear Roxy Francombe Keith Scholey
2021-03-07T11:30:00Z 2021-03-07T12:30:00Z Europe/London Behind+the+Scenes+of+Our+Planet%3A+Frozen+Worlds https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Covering the Capitol Insurrection on Film
A look at the film journalism that captured and seeks to retell the Storming of the US Capitol in January 2021
Robert  Moore Sophie  Alexander Jamie  Roberts James  Coomarasamy
2021-03-07T13:30:00Z 2021-03-07T14:30:00Z Europe/London Covering+the+Capitol+Insurrection+on+Film https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Business of Film Finance
A Masterclass on Film Finance with Markus Vogelbacher from International Film Partners
Markus Vogelbacher Nils-Claudio  Sierck Bernadette  Schramm
2021-03-07T14:00:00Z 2021-03-07T15:00:00Z Europe/London The+Business+of+Film+Finance https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Tackling Institutional Racism in the Screen Industries
In Conversation with Akua Gyamfi from the British Blacklist
Amanda Daud Akua Gyamfi
2021-03-07T15:00:00Z 2021-03-07T15:30:00Z Europe/London Tackling+Institutional+Racism+in+the+Screen+Industries https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Anti-Racist Filmmaking Practice 1
Drop-in sessions following Tackling Institutional Racism in the Screen Industries
2021-03-07T15:20:00Z 2021-03-07T16:00:00Z Europe/London Anti-Racist+Filmmaking+Practice+1 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Anti-Racist Filmmaking Practice 2
Drop-in Session following Tackling Institutional Racism in the Screen Industries
2021-03-07T15:20:00Z 2021-03-07T16:00:00Z Europe/London Anti-Racist+Filmmaking+Practice+2 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Anti-Racist Filmmaking Practice 3
Drop-in Session following Tackling Institutional Racism in the Screen Industries
2021-03-07T15:20:00Z 2021-03-07T16:00:00Z Europe/London Anti-Racist+Filmmaking+Practice+3 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Anti-Racist Filmmaking Practice 4
Drop-in Session following Tackling Institutional Racism in the Screen Industries
2021-03-07T15:20:00Z 2021-03-07T16:00:00Z Europe/London Anti-Racist+Filmmaking+Practice+4 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Watersprite 2021 Closing Ceremony: BAFTA Breakthroughs present Ben Sharrock and Irune Gurtubai
BAFTA Breakthroughs, and former Watersprite filmmakers, Ben Sharrock and Irune Gurtubai close Watersprite 2021
Ben  Sharrock Irune Gurtubai Hannah  Collins
2021-03-07T16:30:00Z 2021-03-07T17:50:00Z Europe/London Watersprite+2021+Closing+Ceremony%3A+BAFTA+Breakthroughs+present+Ben+Sharrock+and+Irune+Gurtubai+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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End of Festival Social!
Meet each other, celebrate the filmmmakers and toast the end of Watersprite 2021! This event is informal & you can join in whenever you want
2021-03-07T17:50:00Z 2021-03-07T23:55:00Z Europe/London End+of+Festival+Social%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwatersprite-film-festival-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Tamsin Greig

Richard Fee

Executive Producer

Jono Stevens

Co-Founder & Executive Producer - Just So

Brian Woods

Documentary Filmmaker/Co-Founder - True Vision Productions

Frida Meza Coriche

Director/Writer/Cinematographer

Delia-Rene Donaldson

Writer

Jimmy Akingbola

Actor/Producer/Co-Founder TriForce Creative Network

Anne Morrison

Creative Director, Factual Programmes - Nevision Ltd

Sophie Duncan

Programmer - Women X Film Festival

Georgi Banks-Davies

Director

Karol Griffiths

Script Editor/Literary Consultant

Morenike Williams

Producer

Hilary Bevan Jones

Producer

Paida Mutonono

Producer/Writer/Actor

Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Director

William McGregor

Director

Kim Young Woo

Film Curator, Programmer & Festival Consultant

Markus Vogelbacher

Managing Director - International Film Partners

Brian Walters

Development Executive

Theo Sawkins

Watersprite Film Festival - Head of Awards

Georgia Oakley

Writer & Director

Evelyn Griffiths

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Irune Gurtubai

Producer - Limbo

Ben Sharrock

Director - Limbo

Nils-Claudio Sierck

Managing Partner - Malao

Angelica Cantisani

Project Manager - Torino Film Lab

Jade Franks

President - Cambridge Footlights

Heather Dempsey

Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager - HLA Agency

Neena Porter

Blister Collective - Communications & Marketing

Hedda Archbold

Agent & Producer - HLA Agency

Robert Moore

ITV News Correspondent

Jamie McPherson

Wildlife Documentary Cameraman, DOP and Producer

Olly Scholey

Wildlife Photographer & Filmmaker

Sophie Lanfear

Producer

Roxy Francombe

Watersprite Film Festival Director

Hannah Collins

Watersprite Film Festival - Events

Ben Francis

Watersprite Film Festival - Head of Events

James Macnab

Watersprite Film Festival - Events

eve herzberg

Watersprite Film Festival - Head of Partnerships

Amanda Daud

Watersprite Film Festival - Events

Mimi M Khayisa

Actress

Asif Kapadia

Documentary Filmmaker

Akua Gyamfi

Founder - The British Blacklist

Hugh Hou

360VR Filmmaker / Co-Founder CreatorUp

Gaelle Mourre

Writer/Director - Commercial, Film, VR

David Callanan

Co Artistic Director - idontloveyouanymore

Bernadette Schramm

Managing Partner & Producer - Malao

James Coomarasamy

BBC Radio & TV Presenter

Jamie Roberts

Journalist

Sophie Alexander

Washington Producer - ITV News

Keith Scholey

Producer

Gabriel Humphreys

Young Director Award Project Manager

Cíntia Gil

Festival Director - Sheffield Doc/Fest

Shane Bunce

Production Designer

Nadine Prigge

Make-up & Hair Designer

Dihantus Engelbrecht

Costume Designer

Elaine Wong

Content Partnerships - Viveport HTC

Anna Smith

Film Critic

Sophie Becker

Blister Collective

Alin Tasciyan

Film Critic

Sydney Levine

Film Critic

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LGBTQI+ Mentorship Nominee

Bear With Me

Animation Nominee

Between Mountains and Mermaids

Documentary Nominee

Damsel in the Tower

Performance Nominee

DRIVEN

Documentary and Editing Nominee

Exist!

Production Design Nominee

Go for Alayna

Women's Mentorship Nominee

Gravedad

Animation Nominee

HARD TIMES

Creativity in Crisis Award

Howling

Filmmakers of Colour Mentorship Nominee

I was still there when you left me

Social Impact, Cinematography, and Editing Nominee

I Will Not Be The Life Of My Memory

Women's Mentorship Nominee

If You Only Knew

Fiction Nominee

La Ruta

Original Film Music Nominee

Les rois de la jungle

Performance Nominee

Little L.A

LGBTQI+ Mentorship Nominee

Lumbalú; Agony

Filmmakers of Colour Mentorship Nominee

Macchiato

Screenplay Nominee

Marea

Cinematography Nominee

Memory Play

LGBTQI+ Mentorship Nominee

Meow or Never

Original Film Music, Production Design, and Sound Design Nominee

MUHA

Screenplay Nominee

O Black Hole!

Animation, Directing, Production Design, Original Film Music, and Sound Design Nominee

Ojumo Ti Mo

Documentary Nominee

Selahy

Social Impact and Performance Nominee

Send Me an Angel

Screenplay Nominee

Shoal

Cinematography, Editing, and Sound Design Nominee

Sight Reading

Filmmakers of Colour Mentorship Nominee

Stork

Production Design Nominee

Tenant

Animation and Original Film Music Nominee

The Best Orchestra in the World

Fiction, Directing, and Sound Design Nominee

The Clam

Women's Mentorship Nominee

The Dragon With Two Heads

Fiction, Social Impact, Directing, and Editing Nominee

The Golden Buttons

Documentary Nominee

THE PASSING

Filmmakers of Colour Mentorship Nominee

The Transience of Bernd Hasselhuhn

Cinematography Nominee

This is not a suitcase (Ceci n'est pas une valise)

Directing Nominee

Walking at Knight

Women's Mentorship Nominee

WELCOME BACK

Fiction, Social Impact, Screenplay, and Performance Nominee

Who Murdered the Maid?

LGBTQI+ Mentorship Nominee

104 Films BFI Film Academy Showcase

104 Films BFI Film Academy Showcase 2021