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 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival will re-open for submissions September, 2016 – please check back for updates!
The winners of the 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival were announced in a celebration of World Water Day on Thursday, March 24th, at a community event held at the Brooks Institute in Ventura:
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.
Audience Choice Award – Voting is closed
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!
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