Water: Take 1 2013
Water: Take 1 Film Contest 2013
The second year of Water: Take 1 launched on March 20 following a kickoff reception at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel. Short films (5 minutes or less) were entered at watertake1.com from March 20 through September 15, 2013.
The top 10 films were announced in October and the winning films of the 2013 Water: Take 1 online short film contest were presented during a special community celebration, hosted by Brooks Institute in Ventura on November 14. More than 150 attendees watched as the $1,500 Grand Prize, sponsored by Patagonia, was awarded to the film “Water Collaborations,” directed by Crelis Rammelt, who is from the Netherlands. “Water Collaborations” was chosen from the top 10 finalist films by a distinguished jury of entertainment and environmental professionals. The jury also selected the film “Bottle vs. Tap,” directed by Hawaiian high school students Danica Brown, Denise Torres, Jai Litman, and Jason Schwien, as the winner of the Best Student Short Film Award, sponsored by Carollo Engineers and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.
The event’s highlight was the announcement of the contest’s first Ventura Vision Award, sponsored by Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel, awarded to “The Big Ventura River Bottom Clean Up,” directed by the Community Access Partners of San Buenaventura (CAPS). The film documented collaborative, grassroots efforts to remove trash and restore the natural habitat along the Ventura River.
The recipient of the Audience Choice Award, sponsored by EJ Harrison and Sons, was “Water … The Lifeline of Life,” directed by Aniruddha Dhanaji Mane of India. This film received the most votes by the October 3 deadline at watertake1.com.
2013 Water: Take 1 Winning Films and Contest Awards
Water Collaborations, directed by Crelis Rammelt (Netherlands)
Jury Awarded Grand Prize: $1,500, sponsored by Patagonia
Water … The Lifeline of Life, directed by Aniruddha Dhanaji Mane (India)
Audience Award: iPad 2, sponsored by EJ Harrison and Sons
The Big Ventura River Bottom Clean Up, directed by the Community Access Partners of San Buenaventura (CAPS)
Ventura Vision Award: Spotlight profile on Local TV Show and services for next film, sponsored by Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel
Bottle vs. Tap, directed by Hawaiian high school students Danica Brown, Denise Torres, Jai Litman, and Jason Schwien (USA)
Best Student Film Award: Go Pro Camera, one-year subscription to Lynda.com, and consulting services with Will Allen, Creative Director of Never Without A Picture, sponsored by Carollo Engineers and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
2013 Top Finalist Films
The following finalists were selected from the 46 films entered into the contest and were considered by the jury for the top prize.
A Ride Towards the Sea, directed by Damien Stein (France)
Granted, directed by Michele Guieu (USA)
Never Waste A Drop, directed by Bob Lazo, Jo Lazo, John Lazo, Elle Lazo (USA)
Lofty Thirst, directed by Febrianto Pudi Utama (England)
The Lake, directed by Geoff Tompkinson (England)
The Rainforest Waters of Cascadia, directed by David Saiget (USA)
Water and the City, directed by Jeremy Kagan (USA)
Wax, directed by Mark J. Blackman (England)