The 2011 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition now is accepting entries from amateur and experienced filmmakers who showcase their creative filmmaking talents, while raising awareness of the need for effective, efficient and responsible use of water.
Now in its fourth
year of providing a platform to actively raise awareness of the need for water
conservation, Rain Bird’s Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition is open to
all narrative, documentary, animated, experimental and/or student-made short
films, 1 minute to 10 minutes in length, that creatively explore methods and
ideas to responsibly manage and use Earth’s most precious resource.
who submit their short films via the competition Web site, www.IUOWFILM.com,
will have their films reviewed by a judging panel made up of film and water
experts. Finalists will win a trip to Los
Angeles, where they will be guests at a formal
screening event hosted by wildlife expert, Jack Hanna, 30-year veteran of
documentary films and TV shows.
person that has spent the better part of my life documenting the beauty of
wildlife and the habitats in which they live, I can appreciate the incredible
power that film has to open minds, create an emotional connection and bring
about change,” says Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and
Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio, and host of Into The Wild. “When I travel around
the globe, I get to see firsthand just how strong the connection between water
and life is. I am excited to once again have the opportunity to join Rain Bird
in raising awareness of the fragility of all life and the need to find
sustainable solutions that will preserve all of Earth’s inhabitants.”
the screening of the finalists’ films and a roundtable discussion with the
filmmakers and judges, two winners will be announced and awarded cash prizes of
$6,000 for the Jury Award and $3,000 for the Audience Choice Award.
competition also will feature a $6,000 Green Industry Award, which will be
presented to the finalist’s film receiving the most votes from professionals
who work in the green industry – landscape architects, landscape contractors,
irrigators, golf course superintendents, etc. Presented in partnership with the
Questex Media Group, publishers of leading landscape and building publications
including Athletic Turf, Golfdom and Landscape Management, the Green Industry
Award will be voted on by industry professionals on a separate Web site hosted
entries must be submitted electronically no later than August 1, 2011 for
consideration. More information on the competition and entry requirements is
available at www.IUOWFILM.com.
Open Film Competition on the Need for Responsible Water Use
January 28, 2011