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.
ENTER NOW! SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 14th, 2015, 11:59 pm (PST)
The fourth annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest is open for new submissions. Submit your 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.
Audience Choice Award
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!
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.
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!
Sheila Laffey ?There?s a word in Hawaiian, ?kuleana,? which can interchangeably mean privilege, responsibility and passion. The earth and taking care of it is everyone?s kuleana,? said Shelia Laffey, award-winning producer and director of documentaries and short dramatic films, ?It?s also my ? ...
(Photo: Chris Buckpitt) There?s a famous idiom, ?a picture is worth a thousand words,? that aptly describes how many people feel about the visual impact of a thought provoking or awe inspiring photograph. Academy-Award winning director, screenwriter and producer Barry Levinson has also been quoted ...
Sean Cruse, Director, “Refresh” ?Refresh,? student filmmaker Sean Cruse?s Best Student Award Winning film at the 3rd Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest poses the question, ?What would life be like without safe, clean water?? In the Stop-motion short, we see how the ...
Ventura, CA, October 15, 2015 — Last night, Ventura Water celebrated the launch of the 4th installment of its annual Water Take 1 Online Short Film Contest with a kick-off reception emphasizing collaborative community efforts in water conservation and sustainability. The reception was held at ...