RESCRIPT THE FUTURE

about the competition

This is a chance for you to imagine a better tomorrow by creating an inspiring documentary script about our world. All you need to do is submit your idea. 

If you win, you’ll be able to turn your vision into a reality with the help of WaterBear’s production team who will produce your documentary, with a budget of up to 25,000. 

The winning documentary will be premiered at the Aegean Film Festival and distributed by WaterBear. 

meet the jury

Ellen Windemuth

Oscar winning executive producer of My Octopus Teacher

Jack Savoretti

Singer, songwriter and musician

Jayda G

Music producer and DJ, Grammy Award nominee

Nicolas Brown

BAFTA and EMMY
winning director

AWARDS

Winner

(aged 13-17)

Your script turned into a WaterBear production.
Includes €25.000 worth of production services.

Winner

(aged 18-24)

Your script turned into a WaterBear production. Includes €25.000 worth of production services.

runner up

(aged 18-24)

Winter and summer internship programmes
with the Aegean FF & WaterBear.
(London, Athens, Amsterdam & Bristol)

What’s more,  you can all become a part of the growing community of young filmmakers, activists and artists fighting to change the world and join the teams of WaterBear and the Aegean Film Festival.

IMAGINE YOUR STORY


There are so many ways to talk about the world we live in, but impactful environmental stories can be found anywhere as long as we are brave enough to look and imagine.

iNSPIRATION LIBRARY

Head over to WaterBear to inspire and immerse yourself in a library of award-winning documentaries and shorts to research your story.

1. CHECK THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You can apply to the two Categories if you are born between
1996 - 2002 (inclusive) or 2003 - 2008 (inclusive).
All applications should be in English.
The final short documentary should be under 15 minutes long.
We do not accept 2D or 3D animation, stop-motion or VR projects.

2. FILL IN THE APPLICATION

Find all instructions and helpful tips
in the application form.
You can always save your application
and continue later.
There is a non-refundable £8 application fee.
If you cannot afford the entry fee you can apply for a waiver on the payment page of the submission platform up to 14th of June.

3. NEXT STEPS

The Awards Ceremony is on 30th of July during the Aegean Film Festival.

*Guest Passes and discounts for travel and accommodation will be awarded to all finalists, so they can attend the festival and pitch their stories to the jury.
**All events and ceremonies as well as the final presentation of the projects, will be available online for those who cannot attend
At the Aegean Film Festival
Our 20 finalists will have the opportunity to travel to the Aegean islands in Greece for the final stage of the competition. As an official guest of the festival, you will have access to award winning documentaries, films, seminars, panels, Q&A's and lots of fun. Before the Awards Ceremony you will have the chance to present your idea in front of the jury and live audiences. Don't worry if you cannot make it to the islands, online pitching will also be available.

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