The 5th Annual

Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival

Grand Prize: $1500.00

Water: Take 1, presented by Ventura Water,  is an exciting and important initiative that highlights our relationship with water: How we look at it, how we use it and how we share it.

The Deadline for film submissions has passed.  Please check back for information on our Awards Ceremony taking place in March, 2017

Watch and share the Water: Take 1 films and help draw attention to the challenges facing our water supply on a local, national and global level.

shortshd_revised_logo_claim_black_and_white_220910New this year, Water: Take 1 has forged a promotional partnership with Shorts TV whereby submitted films are eligible for inclusion in a special, one-hour film showcase to air on Shorts TV in honor of World Water Day.

Audience Choice Award

VOTING CLOSED

ipad2-blackThe polls are closed, thank you for your votes! The Audience Choice Award voting deadline runs four weeks after the final submission deadline. So, your friends and fans can keep voting even after the deadline has passed. The earlier you submit your film, the more time your project has to gather votes and win and the video with the most votes wins an IPad 2!

Check out last year’s winning films: Unsafe Water earned the Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Nossaman LLP. Water is Life won the Award for Best Student Short Film, co-sponsored by Corollo Engineering, Hopkins Groundwater and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants; The Value of Water took home the Santa Monica Vision Award, sponsored by The City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment; Good Stewards was awarded the Ventura Vision Award, sponsored by Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach; And the Grand Jury Prize, presented by Ventura Water, was awarded to the City of Palmdale for their film Danny Trejo – Conservation Enforcer. ( Click here to watch TV coverage of the 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony. )

5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival

Current Submissions

The drop

The drop

Directed by: Josep Calle

Save water

Save water

Directed by: Mustapha Benghernaout

Today, Tomorrow

Today, Tomorrow

Directed by: Mustapha Benghernaout

The Water's Footstep

The Water's Footstep

Directed by: Eiraj Afkar

La Cocha Lagoon

La Cocha Lagoon

Directed by: Alvaro De la Cruz Luna

A Day in the Life of an Engineer

A Day in the Life of an Engineer

Directed by: Horacio Jones; Paul M. Flick

Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts

Directed by: Dhimant Vyas

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Directed by: Howard Hall

Place of Sweet Waters

Place of Sweet Waters

Directed by: Sven Harding

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Directed by: BUNYUI JOHN NJABI

What Will Happen in the Afternoon?

What Will Happen in the Afternoon?

Directed by: Gábor Balla

The Most Valuable Resource

The Most Valuable Resource

Directed by: David Gelovani

Drought Wars: The Family Fights Back

Drought Wars: The Family Fights Back

Directed by: Paul Meehan

I Am Ocean: Pua Case

I Am Ocean: Pua Case

Directed by: Jeff Reed, Gianna Savoie

Aquanaut: A Journey to the Pacific

Aquanaut: A Journey to the Pacific

Directed by: Paige Vasquez-Housley

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