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 fourth annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest will re-open for submission this fall. Check back for updates and to submit your film.  Help draw attention to the current water crisis as we work towards solutions through education and partnerships.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 14th, 2015, 11:59 pm (PST)

3rd ANNUAL WATER: TAKE 1 ONLINE SHORT FILM CONTEST AWARDS CELEBRATION

The 3rd Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Awards Presentation was held on Thursday, March 19th, 2015, at the Century 10 Downtown Movie Theater.

We presented the top water-themed short films in our new home, the Century 10 Downtown movie theatre and announced this year’s winners.

The ceremony kicked-off with a screening of the 9 finalist films followed by the exciting announcement of Water: Take 1 winners:

Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Hopkins Groundwater and Brown and Caldwell, presented to Jake Raimer for the film Protecting our Water: Stormwater Management;

Best Student Film Award, sponsored by Carollo Engineers, presented to Sean Cruse for the film Refresh;

Ventura Vision Award, sponsored by Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, presented in person to Randy Smith, for the film Submerged Forest;

and the Grand Prize, presented by Ventura Water. to Ben Mills for his film Blue Sky, Inc.

Click here to watch TV coverage of the 2nd Annual Water: Take 1 Awards Ceremony.

NewsReel

Water: Take 1 continues to expand it’s reach with NewsReel, a bi-monthly e-newsletter, aimed at keeping the dialog about water going all year long. Articles and profiles of filmmakers, jury members, sponsors and partners increase awareness and provide an informative forum in which to exchange ideas. Sign up to receive the NewsReel here or read past issues and join the conversation!

Audience Choice Award

The deadline for the 4th Annual Water:Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Audience Choice Award will be Friday, January 15th, 2016. 11:59 (PST).ipad2-black

The polls are CLOSED! 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!

3rd Annual Water: Take 1 Grand Prize Winner - Blue Sky, Inc.

Water: Take 1 Finalists

A Drought Detected

A Drought Detected

Directed by: David Goehring

Drop By Drop

Drop By Drop

Directed by: Sophia Dagher

Drops

Drops

Directed by: Dnes Ruzsa

Fun and Games

Fun and Games

Directed by: Ben Mills

MPUMP Water Solution

MPUMP Water Solution

Directed by: Emanuele Giusto

Point Break - Keep It Clean, Malibu

Point Break - Keep It Clean, Malibu

Directed by: Sandi Turner, Scott Rodgers

Refresh

Refresh

Directed by: Sean Cruse

Save Water, Save Life

Save Water, Save Life

Directed by: Abhishek Sharma

Recent News

Partner Profile: Surfrider Foundations Ocean Friendly Gardens, and interview with Paul Herzog, National Coordinator

Water Wise Ocean Friendly Gardens: The New California Landscape That Slows, Spreads and Sinks Water Paul Herzog Contests like Water: Take 1 are a great way to inspire filmmakers to explore creative ways to both entertain and educate people about the pressing water issues our world is facing, ...

Read More

Producer Spotlight: Amanda Scarano Carter, Chair, PGA Green West, The Greening of Hollywood One Set at a Time

Amanda Scarano Carter The power and impact of the Hollywood entertainment industry to entertain, educate and influence, is unparalleled. As a result, the professional guilds in Hollywood are forces to be reckoned with. One such guild, the Producers Guild of America (PGA), is a non-profit trade ...

Read More

Filmmaker Focus: Randy Smith Nature is his Muse

Eleven years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer, said wildlife and nature photographer/cinematographer Randy Smith. I was given at 50% chance of surviving, but after undergoing surgery, and thankfully beating the odds, I felt I was given a second chance at life. As a result, I made ...

Read More

Ventura Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Announces Winners Community attends free Awards Ceremony in honor of World Water Day

Mayor of Ventura, Cheryl Heitmann In celebration of World Water Day, Ventura Water announced the winners of its 3rd Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest at a free community event held March 19th at the Century 10 Downtown movie theatre. The top 9 water-focused finalist films were ...

Read More

news-buttonintern-buttonsponsor-button