Filmmakers, Start Shooting Responsible Water Use

September 1 is the deadline for turning in your short film on the methods for and ideas about responsibly managing and using water.

Rain Bird, of Azusa, Calif., is sponsoring its second annual Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition.

The competition is accepting all narrative, documentary, animated, experimental, and/or student-made short films (1-10 minutes in actual or excerpted run time). Filmmakers who submit their short films via the competition Web site, www.IUOWFILM.com, will have their films reviewed by a judging panel of film and water management experts. Finalists will be selected and invited to a special screening event on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles.

Cash prizes of $6,000 for the Jury Award and $3,000 for the Audience Choice Award will be given.

All entries must be submitted electronically as a .mov, .wmv or .mpg file no later than 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Sept. 1 for consideration.

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