We are now accepting submissions for the International Film Prize.

Deadline to Submit
April 30, 2021
Share your story about water issues for a chance to win $10,000 and have it featured at our film festival in June 2021!
GRAND PRIZE: $10,000
First Prize: $5,000
Second Prizes (4 total): $1,000 each
Viewer's Choice: $,1000


Let’s Talk About Water is a film and water event that has been held at universities and theaters around the world for over 10 years through support from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI). We believe in the power of films to communicate and educate people by sparking dialogue and building bridges between the scientific community and the public. The Let’s Talk About Water Film Prize is an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to tell a story about water issues and solutions through the medium of film. Welcome!

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A grand prize of USD 10,000, a first prize of USD 5,000 and four-second prizes of USD 1,000 will be awarded by an international panel of film and water experts. One prize of USD 1,000 will be awarded based upon votes received from the public within a certain period (the Viewer's Choice Award).

A captivating graphic--a data visualization, animation of model results, or a compelling map, or even a story--can be the anchor for the film. You may want to build a story around that graphic explaining to the public why it is important and how it connects to concerns they have about climate change. Many international meetings already include lightning talks with a length of 2 minutes or less. You have the elements to make a compelling film and need only hone the

Although not required, we encourage you to form a team with scientific expertise, communications skills, and story-telling abilities. We hope that scientists, artists, and activists
can come together to create a compelling film.

Keep it short!
Make it beautiful!
Win a prize!

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Click here to download a PDF of the Terms & Conditions for this prize.