Actor and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar will host the annual Awards Ceremony at this year’s Watersprite International Film Festival, which will take place on 23-25 February in Cambridge.
Bhaskar is known for his leading appearances in BBC Two comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and the sitcom The Kumars at No. 42, and was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to entertainment. He will join a host of other industry professionals at the film festival, which is now in its ninth year. Previous speakers include Eddie Redmayne, Olivia Colman, and Neil Gaiman.
Based in Cambridge, Watersprite is an international film competition that attracts submissions from all around the world. This year, it received nearly 400 submissions for its Film Awards, with nominees coming from as far as the Philippines and South Africa.
The 2018 Festival schedule includes film screenings, talks, and workshops, led by seasoned professionals from the film and TV industry. Events include a panel discussion on breaking into the comedy filmmaking scene, a talk on authentic storytelling in documentaries, and an event about online content.
In the spirit of accessibility, all events are open to the public for free.
“The Watersprite International Film Festival 2018 will be an exciting and unique opportunity for those interested in breaking through the barriers to success in the film industry, and to all those wanting to be inspired by the art of filmmaking in the beautiful city of Cambridge,” said the press release.