Call for Entries: Water Take 1 Online Short Film Contest

Ventura Water located in Ventura, California partners with Limoneira’s Limco Del Mar, Patagonia and iThentic for the inaugural Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest, an exciting and vital initiative that highlights our relationship with water and promotes upcoming water awareness, efficiency and recycling programs.

Filmmaker submissions are being accepted immediately at www.watertake1.com. Eligible submissions are recent short films under five minutes that address the topic of water in any genre, including documentary, drama, comedy, animation, sci-fi or experimental. There is no fee for submission and videos will be online and able to be viewed upon acceptance.

“Our country is undergoing a national water crisis involving water shortage and aging infrastructure,” said Ventura Mayor Mike Tracy before a screening and reception held at the Museum of Ventura County and attended by 200 local community leaders and influential stakeholders. “This contest is an effort to draw attention to this local, national, and global issue as we work together to find solutions through education and partnerships.”

The submission period for entries is March 22-September 4, 2012 at www.watertake1.com. Ten finalists will be named and a jury-awarded Grand Prize of $1,500 will be presented to the Grand Prize Winner at an event hosted by The Brooks Institute later this fall. Users visiting www.watertake1.com will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite entry. The Filmmaker winning the “Audience Choice” award will receive a Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera.

The contest is being hosted by online distributor iThentic which has a history of mounting successful entertainment contests and campaigns. Most recently, iThentic partnered with the Canadian Film Centre for its online festival, ShortsNonStop, and launched the interactive web series Guidestones.