Competition encourages filmmakers to use the power of film to creatively explore methods and ideas that responsibly manage and use the Earth’s most precious resource.
Rain Bird’s fourth 2011 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition honored three short films as the winners of the competition at a screening event on September 20 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jack Hanna presented the six finalists’ films to a live audience and a panel of judges from the film, water, green and irrigation industries. After a brief deliberation, the judges chose the Jury Award Winner, and the audience voted for the Audience Choice Award Winner:
- 2011 Jury Award Winner: “Fun and Games” by Ben Mills, Basingstoke, Hants, U.K.
- 2011 Audience Award Winner: “Just Don’t Flush It” by Brian McAndrew, North Bend, Oregon, United States
Rain Bird presented Jury-Award-winning filmmaker Ben Mills with a check for $6,000 in recognition of his efforts, while Audience-Choice-Award-winning filmmaker Brian McAndrew received a check for $3,000.
The evening also included the presentation of the annual Green Industry Award to the film receiving the most votes from green industry professionals.
“The high level of ingenuity and creativity we found in this year’s film competition truly demonstrates the importance of water conservation,” said Rain Bird’s Director of Corporation Marketing, Dave Johnson. “Rain Bird’s Intelligent Use of Water platform is designed to provide filmmakers like these with a voice that can inspire others to take personal action.”
Now in its fourth year of actively raising awareness of the need for water conservation, Rain Bird’s Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition encourages filmmakers to use the power of film to creatively explore methods and ideas that responsibly manage and use the Earth’s most precious resource.
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