March 20, 2013 11:08 | Source: Ventura Water
Ventura / Los Angeles, March 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ventura Water located in Ventura, California partners with Patagonia and iThentic for the second year of Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest, a cooperative initiative that highlights our relationship with water through the art of film to call attention to growing water challenges across the globe.
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 films will be posted online and able to be viewed upon acceptance.
“In its first year, Water: Take 1 drew 35 film submissions and thousands of viewers from around the world,” said Mayor Mike Tracy at a kick-off event held at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach and attended by 200 local community leaders and influential stakeholders on March 19. “By expanding this contest in 2013, we hope to spark actions that will lead to sustainable solutions to the serious local, national, and global issues facing our water resources.”
The submission period for entries is March 20-September 3, 2013 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 of Photography later this fall. The jury will also select an entry filmed in Ventura, California for the new Ventura Vision Award, sponsored by the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, as well as a recipient of the special Best Student Short Film Award. Viewers visiting watertake1.com will have an opportunity to “share” and “vote” for their favorite entry online and the film with the most votes will receive the Audience Choice Award, sponsored by EJ Harrison and Sons.