In order to be eligible for consideration for our cash prize of $1500, our Ventura Vision Award, our Award for Best Student Short Film and our Audience Choice Award, you must have followed all of the guidelines and eligibility criteria outlined in our GUIDELINES document. This means that your short film must be:
SHORT – running time must be under five minutes
FORMAT – Windows Media (.wmv); Audio Video Interleave (.avi); QuickTime (.mov); MPEG 1/2/4 (.mpg, .mpeg); 3rd Generation Partnership Project (.3GPP)
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE (spoken or clearly subtitled) or NO DIALOGUE only
YEAR OF PRODUCTION – no earlier than January 1, 2010
COPYRIGHT – all content, music, actors must be cleared – no exceptions!
NO GRAPHIC NUDITY, NO EXTREME VIOLENCE
Submit each film once. You may submit more than one film, but they must all be different.
The Selection Process:
The contest programming team will review all submissions for copyright or other legal infringement, all eligibility criteria and select 10 finalists. The Jury will review all 10 finalists and select one film for the $1500 prize. Evaluations will be based on several criteria including adherence to the theme of water, originality of idea or story and production values. The jury will also select a Best Student Short Film to receive a GoPro camera, a one-year subscription to Lynda.com and professional consulting services from Never Without A Picture. The 10 finalists, Grand Prize Winner, Award for Best Student Short Film, Ventura Vision Award winner and Audience Choice Award winner will be promoted and announced at an Awards Ceremony held at The Brooks Institute on Thursday, November 14th, 2013.
The WATER; TAKE 1 jurors are a “who’s who” leaders in water and environmental issues, entertainment professionals and influential members of the community.
The Ventura Vision Award:
New this year, the Ventura Vision Award, sponsored by the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, will be awarded to a film that was shot in and around the City of Ventura. An incentive package made up of production services such as permitting assistance, location scouting, catering, hotel and car rental discounts will make up the prize with the winning film to be determined by a committee of local entertainment and environmental industry professionals.
Award for Best Student Short Film:
The jury will also vote on a Best Student Short Film, presented by Kennedy/Jenks Consulting and Carollo Engineering, the winner to receive a GoPro camera, a one-year subscription to Lynda.com and professional consulting services from Never Without A Picture.
Audience Choice Award:
The Water: Take 1 Audience Choice Award, sponsored by EJ Harrison and Sons, is voted on by the public and the film with the most views wins an IPad 2 (16 GB, WiFi only.) The Audience Choice Award deadline runs one month after the entry deadline so votes still count for one month following the published submission deadline. The earlier you submit your film, the more time your project has to gather votes and win!
Please note, Water Take 1 reserves the right to refuse the granting of this award to any submission suspected of purchasing votes or otherwise misusing the website by manipulating the voting system.