Using short film to underline the importance of groundwater


On 19 March 2023, the first edition of the World Water Short Film Festival will be held in New York, and partially online. This new initiative is inspired by this year's world water day 2022 theme 'Groundwater, making the invisible visible' and the festival organisation invites filmmakers from all over the world to submit 15-minute films related to this topic. Being co-coordinator of world water day, embraced this creative way of highlighting the importance of sustainable groundwater management.

Participation in the World Water Short Film Festival

Filmmakers can submit their films until the deadline of 3 October 2022, and their submissions should follow one of the following categories: short feature; narrative comedy, narrative drama, documentary, investigative report, person on the street, animation, music video, experimental or TikTok. Winners in each category will receive an IMDB credit for their film and more. 

Festival dates & deadlines 

The World Water Short Film Festival will primarily take place in New York, USA, but the programme will also have online segments. In addition, there will be online viewings for some of the films. Apart from an awarding ceremony and film viewings, the festival programme will include thematic sessions on water-related topics. One of these thematic sessions will be about groundwater.

IGRAC at the World Water Short Film Festival

IGRAC will organise a session on communicating groundwater through film. In addition, IGRAC will hand out an award to the best groundwater film.