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.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE CLOSED: Friday, January 1, 2016, 11:59 pm (PST)

The fourth annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival submission deadline has passed. Please check back for details on our Awards presentation, scheduled for March, 2016. Watch and vote for your favorite film and help draw attention to the current water crisis as we work towards solutions through education and partnerships.

NEW THIS YEAR:

Ventura Water is pleased to welcome new partner The City of Santa Monica, Office of Sustainability and the Environment with the addition of the Santa Monica Vision Award, recognizing films shot in and around the city of Santa Monica.

Click here to watch TV coverage of the 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Kick-off presentation – Watch-Collaborate-Sustain.

Audience Choice Award – VOTE NOW!

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

The polls are OPEN! 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!

 

 

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Submissions Closed: 4th Annual
Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival

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Current Submissions

Fish refuge

Fish refuge

Directed by: Mostefa Benghernaout

Water Is Life

Water Is Life

Directed by: Sinyee Loke

California Love

California Love

Directed by: Camille Cotteverte

Pristine

Pristine

Directed by: Casey Burdick

Native Gardens Save Water and Wildlife

Native Gardens Save Water and Wildlife

Directed by: Susan Hoskins

My Lake

My Lake

Directed by: Saman Hosseinpuor

A Entrega / The Delivery

A Entrega / The Delivery

Directed by: Herbert Bianchi

Drop

Drop

Directed by: David Murad

Belief

Belief

Directed by: Alireza Salmonpour

Feel

Feel

Directed by: Keyvan Ahmadi

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Siavash Farhadi

Years After

Years After

Directed by: Pankhaj Shankhwar

2040

2040

Directed by: Adrien Pavie & Britta Potthoff

To The Last Drop

To The Last Drop

Directed by: Rodrigo Puente

We Call Water

We Call Water

Directed by: Samuel Valero Perez

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