This contest is open to filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience who reside, work, or attend school or university in the state of Georgia.
- Film should emphasize responsible water stewardship.
- Storylines need to be about water stewardship using one or more of the following messages
- Fix a Leak Week - Finding and fixing leaks around the home
- Water Quality - Find and fix automotive leaks to keep oil & fluids from washing into waterways
- Littervention - Keep litter from "leaking" into our water sources
- Promotion of WaterSense - Promote the WaterSense label and program
- Film should be comedic, light, engaging, fun, clever, or thought-provoking.
- Film must be rated G.
- Film must be at least 30 seconds and no more than 1 minute 30 seconds in length, including credits (winning films that are 30 seconds may be shown in theaters).
- Film must include 5 seconds of black screen both at the beginning and end, which will not count toward the film’s total running time.
- Film and completed submission form must be submitted electronically using FilmFreeway.com. filmfreeway.com/festival/RippleEffectFilmProject
- High definition videos are strongly encouraged (1280x720 or 1920x1080). Suggested frame rates are 24fps (23.98) or 30fps (29.97).
- There is NO entry fee.
- Film must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2019.
- Include all filmmakers' names when submitting to FilmFreeway for inclusion in festival guide.
The judges will score films based on:
- Strength of message
- Artistic execution
- Production quality
The finalists' films will be shown and winning films announced at the "Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Premiere" on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Winners will be awarded up to $1000 in prizes, including $500 for "Best in Festival", a classic city water meter trophy, and be shown on ACTV. Finalists will be featured on the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office website and youtube channel. All entries will receive free admission to the "Blue Carpet Premiere".