Founder Robert Strand, Columbia University's Paul Gallay, and Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs from the Netherlands; includes best animation 'Water = Life' and 'Water as Leverage' short films.
This trailer was created from film submissions to the World Water Film Festival 2023, hosted by Columbia Climate School, Columbia Water Center at The Forum at Columbia University and online!
The World Water Film Festival will be hosted by the Columbia Climate School and Columbia Water Center at The Forum at Columbia University Sunday March 19!
Our online film festival will run Sunday March 20 - March 26th!
Overview of who we are leading into the 2023 UN Water Conference
We are a non-profit film festival for filmmakers and storytellers from all over the world to highlight human-water relationship issues and concerns that inspire an action step for the viewer beyond its entertainment and informative value.
In creating this platform our goal is to leverage the power in the medium & art form of film to enhance relationships between filmmakers, organizations, and the entire human population to build advocacy and activism in water-related matters.
We invite all filmmakers to submit films related to the 2022 UN World Water Day topic, Groundwater - Making the Invisible Visible, but all water-related topics are welcome for exploration.
IGRAC is UNESCO Global Groundwater Centre, it also works under the auspices of WMO, it is a corporate IAH partner and it is financially supported by the Government of the Netherlands. Our office is located in Delft, the Netherlands and we are happy to be in-house partner of the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
Youth for Global Health and Social Justice is an International Non-governmental Organization (INGO), whose mission is to support young people as leaders who will work to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for our global community, and promote open dialogue about social injustice that impacts clean water and sanitation.
Docutribe is a non-profit New York-based organization founded in 2006 and relaunched in 2016 by Cecily Tyler dedicated to activating social impact through the power of storytelling and filmmaking. Through teaching the tools and process of filmmaking and technology, we help filmmakers and their communities activate social change at the hyper local level and to tell their stories at the national or even international levels.
Let’s Talk About Water (LTAW) is a unique program combining the power of film and the science of water to inform and engage students, faculty and the general public in active discussion about water issues and solutions.
The Mayors Make Movies initiative will create partnerships between mayors, up-and-coming filmmakers in different African cities, to produce short films (2 – 3 min) that feature the role of and initiatives by city mayors, local issues and solutions from different water users, and highlight principles of water governance.
The Ripple Effect Film Project in Athens, GA, allows young filmmakers to make a splash. Pre-K through 12th-grade students write, produce, and star in short, water-themed films. The film submissions moving to the finalist round debut on the big screen during the Blue Carpet Premiere, where filmmakers shimmer as they pass the “drop-parazzi” and enter the historic Morton Theatre.
The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Award. CUAHSI graciously supported our film festival selection and judging committee and thank them for their support!
Download Water 2050: The New Video Game Inspired by the Nextflix Brave Blue World Documentary
A video game inspired by the Netflix documentary Brave Blue World starring Matt Damon in partnership with WEF and Totem Games is launching at the World Water Film Festival.
Water 2050 features vibrant game characters, and each player has an opportunity to create solutions in real time. The Water 2050 game design explores how our everyday actions have consequences, positive or negative, on the livelihood of our planet and access to clean water for the future.
Please find the game on Google Play, Steam and iTunes store.
Robert Strand, Founder, World Water Film Festival