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Interview with Bernadette Schramm

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Director of Watersprite Film Festival 2016, Bernadette Schramm, on her work with Refugee Voices In Film at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

Watersprite: Emotions

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Copulating dogs, explicit sex talk and full-frontal puppet nudity: Stephen Watson reviews the “Emotions” strand of shorts at Watersprite 2016.

Watersprite: Self-Questioning

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Garry Pope reviews “Self-Questioning”, a set of short films from three frighteningly talented directors, at the 2016 Watersprite Festival.

Working in the Danger Zone

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This year at Watersprite saw some amazing investigative journalists and filmmakers talk about their experiences out in the field.

Getting Started In Directing: Top Ten Tips

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“Studying film opens your eyes to things you wouldn’t otherwise see. Keep creating – that’s your film school.” Wise words from Watersprite’s GETTING STARTED IN DIRECTING.

Still “Male, pale and stale?”

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Hannah Clarkson surveys Watersprite talk “Male, Pale and Stale?” with Jessica Raine, Krishnendu Majumdar and Danny Lee Wynter.

Watersprite Dusk Screenings

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Animation and revelation: prominent themes across Watersprite 2015, but particularly so for “Dusk Screenings: Weaving New Threads”.

Watersprite Afternoon Screenings

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Watersprite’s Sunday afternoon “Wild Things” screenings bring together the weirdest and most wonderful from Germany, New Zealand and Spain.

In Conversation with Jim Broadbent

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Alison Hicks shares the highlights of Jim Broadbent’s closing talk at the excellent Watersprite Film Festival.

Watersprite Script Lab

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As part of this year’s Watersprite, two students were given the opportunity to present short film scripts to industry specialist Jamie Wolpert, Development Executive at BFI.

Weathering Love

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Janis Klimanovs’ short documentary is an exploration of the nature and endurance of love.

Four Weddings And Fat Thighs

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Drawing upon his experience of making megahits, Richard Curtis offered sound advice for the young filmmakers at Watersprite.

Born Positive

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Always understated, BORN POSITIVE is a carefully sensitive portrayal of the resilience of these young people and their discovery of a sense of self in the face of adversity.

Watersprite Screenings

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Shipwrecks, prohibition and speculative fiction… Alison Hicks looks at some of the shorts screening at Watersprite over the weekend.

Cowboys and Indians

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“A powerful vision of solace and mourning in its most lonely form…” Patrick Fowler reviews COWBOY UND INDIANER, screening at the Watersprite festival this weekend.

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