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.
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.
Audience Choice Award
Deadline for Voting: EXTENDED – Friday, January 27th, 2017, 11:59 (PST)
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!
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. )
?In 2006, when I was working on my MA in Visual Anthropology and Documentary Filmmaking from NYU?s Gallatin School for Individualized Studies, I decided to focus on the complex issue of water infrastructure in the United States,” begins Filmmaker Madeleine Pryor, about her film, The Value of Water. The film, which highlights the need to […]
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?Short films are where it?s at!? said Efren Rodriguez, Office Manager and Acquisitions Executive at Shorts Entertainment Networks. ?In today?s busy world, combined with the way people now get their media, people enjoy watching their entertainment in short bites when they choose, through broadcast tv or on their electronic device of their choice. ? For […]
Over 100 community members and water professionals turned out to celebrate the launch of the 5th annual Water: Take 1 online short film festival at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel held Wednesday night, Sept. 21. City of Ventura Councilmembers Carl Morehouse and Jim Monahan were among the local dignitaries present. Morehouse told the crowd […]
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?I produced the film ?Water is Life,? because I wanted to create awareness for the next generation about the importance of water as it relates to our earth?s sustainability,? said Sinyee Loke, who garnered the award for Best Student Short Film at the 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival. ?In my second […]
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Winners of the 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival were announced at a special community awards ceremony held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Brooks Institute in Ventura. “Unsafe Water,” by filmmaker Mustapha Benghernaout earned the Audience Choice Award, which is sponsored by Nossaman LLP. Benghernaout wrote, produced, edited, and starred […]