Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition accepting entries

Rain Bird Corporation’s 2009 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition is accepting entries. The competition uses film to increase awareness of the need for effective, efficient and responsible water use.

The competition is open to all narrative, documentary, animated or experimental short films that portray methods and ideas to responsibly manage and use water. From the general field of entries, two winners will be chosen, one for the Jury Award, with a $6,000 prize, and one for the Audience Choice Award, with a $3,000 prize.

Another award has also been added for this year’s competition. The new Green Industry Award will give professionals who design, install or maintain green spaces the opportunity to showcase their filmmaking skills. Entries in this category should focus on creative ways to use water wisely. The winner will receive a $6,000 prize.

All films are reviewed by a judging panel of film and water management experts. The panel will choose finalists, who will be flown to Los Angeles, California, to attend a formal screening. David Sutera, director of the 2008 competition’s winning film, Glass Half Full, will host the screening. All award winners will be announced at the screening.

To enter, submit films to the Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition electronically as a .mov, .wmv, .avi or .mpg file, and upload them on the official Web site, Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Aug. 15. More information on the contest can be found at the same Web address.

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