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Virtual Film Festival

The Let's Talk About Water Film Festival is being hosted virtually this year! Head to the Virtual Theatre below and sign up to watch feature films and selected Water Film Prize submissions, updated weekly from May 21 until June 25!

2020 Water Film Prize Winners Announced!

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Water Film International Prize and Youth Prize! Thank you to everyone who submitted. You may view a list of the winners, or all submissions for each prize, by clicking below.

Closing Feature Film
June 25 - July 1



INTERDEPENDENCE is a unique film composed of eleven short films. The project explores in a sensitive and creative way the position of humankind and nature. The key stories illustrated by the eleven internationally recognized filmmakers are a testimony to the interdependence between human society, our civilisation and the natural environment that are aggravated on multiple dimensions and scales by climate change and environmental disasters, hinting at possible solutions. 

The future of water and
why you should care.

Let's Talk About Water (LTAW) is an environmental initiative which was started by film researcher Linda Lilienfeld as a film festival to draw attention to water issues around the globe. With the help of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) and the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at the University of Saskatchewan, it has evolved into the symbol for a number of water-related awareness projects.



The LTAW Film & Water Festival 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. It has been held at universities and theatres around the world for over 10 years. This year, it will be held in a Virtual Theatre over several weeks, where you will be able to see featured films as well as Water Film Prize submissions!



How does a scientist who studies water by day sleep at night? Not well. As drought and flooding get more extreme, the head of the Global Institute for Water Security is looking for answers from around the world. Join host Jay Famiglietti as he and his colleagues meet people tackling our world’s water woes.


Share your story about water science for a chance to win a prize and have your film featured at the LTAW Film Festival in June 2020!

The LTAW Film Festival is soliciting short films—up to two minutes—that inform, educate, inspire and motivate people to come together and embrace our ubiquitous need to value water and to share compelling narratives on how to cope with too little, too much, or too dirty water.

There are currently two prize programs being offered: an International Prize for anyone over 18 years of age, and a Youth Prize for student participants in a school program. The Youth Prize program also includes a series of workshop events and teacher training modules to help participants with making their first short films. For more information on each, click below!