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The 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Film Contest Awards takes place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brooks Institute in Ventura, Ca.  The event is FREE with RSVP and will commence with a cocktail reception followed by a screening of the 9 finalist films followed by the exciting announcement of the Water: Take 1 winners.  In this PureWaterRadio podcast, Water: Take 1’s Project Coordinator, Rachael Shapiro talks to host Maryann Ridini Spencer about the awards and the upcoming event.

Find out more about the event and RSVP at watertake1.com

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Water: Take 1 Awards Ceremony is March 24: RSVP Now to Attend this FREE Film Event in Ventura

Celebrate and learn about water and conservation
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The fourth annual Water: Take 1 Awards Ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at Brooks Institute, 5301 No. Ventura Ave. The screening and awards ceremony is free and tickets are not required to join the fun. Those interested in attending need to register in advance as seating is limited. We hope to see you there!

To register, please email Debra Martinez at dmartinez@venturawater.net, or RSVP here. If you have questions please email Debra or call (805) 652-4587.

Water: Take 1, presented by Ventura Water, is an important international short film contest that highlights our relationship with water: how we look at it, how we use it and how we share it. The global online film contest showcases short films of under five minutes in length that address the topic of water in any genre, including documentary, drama, comedy, animation, sci-fi or experimental.

To expand the contest’s reach and conservation message this year, Ventura Water joined with the city of Santa Monica and its Office of Sustainability and the Environment, as well as other new partners.

Forty-eight films were submitted this year. Awards include the Audience Choice Award, voted on by the general public; the award for Best Student Film, chosen by a jury of entertainment and water industry experts; the $1,500 Grand Prize, presented by Ventura Water; and the Ventura Vision Award, which recognizes films shot in and around the city of Ventura. This year, we also have a Santa Monica Vision Award for films shot in and around Santa Monica.

The ceremony will kick off with drinks and appetizers followed by a screening of the finalist films and the announcement of the winners. Visit www.watertake1.com to view the films entered.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, February 2016

RSVP to ATTEND The 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Awards Celebration on March 24th at 6:00 p.m.

Wt1FREE EVENT!

On behalf of Ventura Water and Brooks Institute

you are invited to attend the

“The 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Awards Celebration”

March 24th at 6:00 p.m.

at

Brooks Logo

 

5301 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, 93001

Join us for a screening of the top water-themed short films as we return to our cinematic space, Brooks Institute, to announce this year’s winners.  Celebrate with a night at the movies as we shift our focus to the future of water!

For more information and to RSVP, CLICK HERE! 

Meet Water: Take 1’s Distinguished Panel of Jurors

watertake12015Meet Water: Take 1’s distinguished panel of jurors (filmmakers, film/TV/digital executives and water industry experts ). Filmmakers submit now and have your work seen by the best in the business. Deadline extended through January 1st. http://www.watertake1.com/p/judging/

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Water: Take 1 Partner Profile with Brooks Institute’s President Edward M. Clift, Ph.D.

EdwardCliftThere’s a famous idiom, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words,’ that aptly describes how many people feel about the visual impact of a thought provoking or awe inspiring photograph.

Academy-Award winning director, screenwriter and producer Barry Levinson has also been quoted as saying, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, a film is worth a million.”

In fact, when it comes to the power and reach of the visual arts, whether it is a photo, film or other media source, there’s little debate that the impact can be far reaching.

“You have to appeal to the heart rather than the head in order to get more people to be conscious,” said Edward M. Clift, Ph.D., President of Brooks Institute, “When you have a powerful image or medium that communicates real world perspectives in a holistic way, the artist has the opportunity to reach an audience with a message in a way that can truly make an impact and a difference.”

Brooks Institute, founded in 1945, is all about making impactful media that ignites, empowers and educates. An arts college offering a variety undergraduate and graduate programs centered on the visual arts of photography, film, and new media, Brooks Institute is well versed in preparing its students for careers in the visual, new media, and communication arts.

READ MORE in Water: Take 1’s NewsReel for November/December 2015

Film Submission Deadline is Dec. 14 for Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest

watertake12015If you’re planning to enter a film in Ventura Water’s 4th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest, get your camera rolling – the film  submission deadline is Dec. 14!

Water: Take 1 aims to elevate the value of water and create awareness of water as a valuable resource by inviting filmmakers locally and worldwide to submit short films of five minutes or less in any genre – drama, documentary, comedy, animation, sci-fi or experimental – addressing the topic of water. The contest theme this year is, “Watch. Collaborate. Sustain.”

Awards include the Audience Choice Award, voted on by the general public; the award for Best Student Film, chosen by a jury of entertainment and water industry experts; the Grand Prize, a $1,500 prize presented by Ventura Water; and the Ventura Vision Award, which recognizes films shot in and around the City of Ventura. This year, there also will be a Santa Monica Vision Award for films shot in and around the City of Santa Monica, Water: Take 1’s new partner city.

Anyone can participate in the contest by voting online for their favorite film and awarding the Audience Choice Award. The deadline for film submissions is Dec. 14, 2015 with voting for the Audience Choice Award open through Jan. 15, 2016. The winning films will be presented at an Awards Celebration in March of 2016 at the Downtown Ventura Century 10 Movie Theater. Check your Pipeline for updates or visit www.watertake1.com to learn more and cast your vote.  

From Ventura Water’s November 2015 Pipeline