Check out the sH2Ortslist!

The finalists from the sH2Orts competition in partnership with WaterAid have been announced. We were overwhelmed with the response; entries were received from 33 countries, varying from wild swimming in the UK to Ebola precautions in Sierra Leone, and from toy boats in Australia to animated water droplets in Egypt.

We’d like to thank all the filmmakers who submitted a 1 minute film, here’s a small selection of some of the fantastic entries.

The 5 winners of the competition will be announced on March 20th in time for World Water Day 2015 and you can check out the shortlisted entries by clicking here. 

The most viewed film will be named as the public’s favourite, while a panel of esteemed judges who work across the film industry will decide the overall winners.

The winning five films will be announced on Friday 20 March, ahead of World Water Day, on 22 March to highlight critical water issues.

Marion Simpson, content manager for WorldView, was impressed by the calibre of the films: “This is storytelling at its very best – such talent, imagination and creativity has been shown in the making of this diverse collection of global shorts. I am delighted to be able to promote this exceptional series of films to the Public Media Alliance broadcast network.”

Putting the films under the microscope will be Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville; Indian film director, actor and producer Shekhar Kapur; British directors Philip Bloom and Gurinder Chadha, Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata, and head of documentaries at the Guardian UK, Charlie Phillips.

Click here to see the full sH2Ortslisted entries