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 fourth annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest will re-open for submission this fall. Check back for updates and to submit your film.  Help draw attention to the current water crisis as we work towards solutions through education and partnerships.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 14th, 2015, 11:59 pm (PST)

CELEBRATE WORLD WATER DAY AND FOCUS ON THE FUTURE!

RSVP here for the 3rd Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Awards Presentation, Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 6 – 8 pm at the Century 10 Downtown Movie Theater.

On behalf of Ventura Water and our partners, you are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Awards Celebration.  Join us for a screening of the top water-themed short films in our new home, the Century 10 Downtown movie theatre, as we announce this year’s winners. Celebrate with a night at the movies as we shift our focus to the future of water!

The ceremony will kick off with a screening of the 9 finalist films followed by the exciting announcement of Water: Take 1 winners: Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Hopkins Groundwater and Brown and Caldwell, Best Student Film Award, sponsored by Carollo Engineers, Ventura Vision Award, sponsored by Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach and the Grand Prize, presented by Ventura Water.

Click here to watch TV coverage of the 2nd Annual Water: Take 1 Awards Ceremony.

NewsReel

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!

Audience Choice Award

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

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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Current Submissions

We Need Water

We Need Water

Directed by: Valentin Burwell

The story of a water drop

The story of a water drop

Directed by: Simona Irrera

California Water (30 Seconds)

California Water (30 Seconds)

Directed by: George Alger

Drop By Drop

Drop By Drop

Directed by: Sophia Dagher

Submerged Forest

Submerged Forest

Directed by: Randy Smith

Waltz of the Sea Lions

Waltz of the Sea Lions

Directed by: Randy Smith

Drop by Drop

Drop by Drop

Directed by: Ibrahim Qureshi, Jose Alvarado

Water isn't Infinite

Water isn't Infinite

Directed by: Kaila Foltz

Surf Addict

Surf Addict

Directed by: Carlos Melim

MPUMP Water Solution

MPUMP Water Solution

Directed by: Emanuele Giusto

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Amazing freedive with the ocean brothers

Directed by: Francisco Del Rosario Pinilla

Blue Sky, Inc.

Blue Sky, Inc.

Directed by: Ben Mills

Storm Drain Art - Keep It Clean, Malibu

Storm Drain Art - Keep It Clean, Malibu

Directed by: Sandi Turner

Dragon Boats

Dragon Boats

Directed by: N STEIN

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