Students are encouraged to enter the Water Take 1 global online short film contest to be considered for a special award recently added to the competition through the generosity of AECOM Technology Corporation. The Water Take 1 short film contest at www.watertake1.com, sponsored by Ventura Water, Limoneira and Patagonia, highlights our relationship with water and promotes upcoming water awareness, efficiency and recycling programs.
“We are so pleased to announce the addition of a Best Student Film award to Water Take 1,” said Shana Epstein, Ventura Water General Manager. “Students represent our future and engaging them is crucial to creating practical solutions that will safeguard our water for future generations.”
The submission deadline for all films, including those produced by students, is September 4, 2012. The recipient of the Best Student Film award will receive a one-year subscription to Lynda.com, consulting services with Will Allen, Creative Director of Never Without A Picture, and a $200 Patagonia gift certificate.
Filmmakers from across the globe have been invited to submit short films less than five minutes in any genre (drama, documentary, comedy, animation, Sci-fi or experimental) that address the topic of water. Projects can be submitted immediately and uploaded at no cost at the contest’s online site at watertake1.com.
One of ten finalists will be awarded the Grand Prize of $1,500 as selected by a distinguished jury of environmental and entertainment professionals. The Grand Prize and Best Student Film awards will be presented at an event hosted by the Brooks Institute on November 8. The film receiving the most votes at watertake1.com will be presented the Audience Choice award and its filmmaker will receive a Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera.
To watch films and vote for your favorite until October 4, 2012 at watertake1.com or visit cityofventura.net/watertake1 for more information.