Arts and road safety are joining heads this year in a bid to reduce driver distraction through film in The Split Second Film Competition at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
As part of the Towards Zero strategy, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), MIFF and Green Man Grants are encouraging young filmmakers, artists or anyone passionate to help raise awareness about the dangers of using mobile phones whilst driving.
Split Second invites filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 25 to curate a 45 second road safety clip with a message aimed at the driving attitudes of so many young (and old) people. A panel of advertising and film professionals will judge the competition and the winner will receive a $50,000 production budget from Green Man Grants. On top of this, the winner will have their idea produced by the award-winning production house, +ape and receive extra $5000 prize money.
Getting young people involved in campaigns that are so present and significant to their generation is a vital step to ensure the road safety message reaches young drivers and will hopefully raise awareness to an entire community of device users.
Victorians can enter the competition and submit an idea that addresses the theme ‘the problem is in our hands’ by Wednesday, June 13 2018.
View more information about the Split Second Film Competition and how to enter at: miff.com.au/splitsecondfilmcomp.
Written by Aine Keogh