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.
Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival Winners Announced
Winners of the 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival were announced at an awards ceremony held at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center on March 22nd, in celebration of World Water Day.
Audience Choice Award: Drought Wars: The Family Fights Back
Palmdale Vision Award: Saving the Savior (Billa, The Savior)
Ventura Vision Award: Aquanaut: A Journey to the Pacific
Grand Jury Prize: Place of Sweet Waters
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.
New 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. Tune in beginning March 22nd.
Audience Choice Award
The 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!
Every year at the annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival, one deserving Ventura-based filmmaker is presented with the prestigious ?Ventura Vision Award? sponsored by the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, honoring excellence in filmmaking for a film produced and shot in Ventura. In 2016, that filmmaker was Charles Spraggins. His short film, ?Good Stewards,? […]
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