THE ARBORETUM

We will screen the competition finalists on October 11, 2008 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. During the event, a panel of judges will choose the Jury Award winner ($6,000 cash prize). Members of the Arboretum and other guests will vote for the Audience Choice Award ($3,000 cash prize). Check out the 2007 event.

Located on 127-acres, the Arboretum includes a botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the LA Arboretum Foundation and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation. Through the years, it has also served as an important on-location site for many Hollywood productions including Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s Road to Singapore, Douglas Fairbank’s Safari, Aaron Spelling’s Fantasy Island and three decades of film production starring Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan and Jungle Jim.

ROBERT GLENNON

Prove your passion for the film industry and responsible outdoor water use and you could earn a chance to meet and mingle with an outstanding panel of judges with academic, professional, industrial or governmental expertise in the film industry and/or water conservation.
2008 JUDGES

Professor, University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law
GARY MCVEY
American Cinema Foundation
AMANDA POPE
Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Intelligent Use of Water

Film your answer for the 2008 Intelligent Use of Water™ Film Competition. Create a short film, 1-10 minutes in length, focused on responsible water use. Narrative, documentary, animated, experimental and/or student-made productions should explore methods and ideas to manage and utilize earth’s most precious resource more responsibly.
SUBMISSIONS
All entries must be uploaded (in English) as a .mov, .wmv, .avi or .mpg file via this Web site.
JUDGING
A panel of judges with academic, professional, industrial or governmental expertise in film and/or water conservation will review your ideas. Finalists will be selected and invited to a screening event on October 11, 2008, in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Following the screening, winners will be announced and cash prizes of $6,000 for the Jury Award and $3,000 for the Audience Choice Award will be awarded.

CARPA DIEM

See what our quest is all about. Take a look at last year’s entries as well as snapshots from the screening event and awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

SERGIO CANNELLA PALEMO, ITALY
2007 JURY PRIZE WINNER

A DROP OF LIFE
SHALINI KANTAYYA, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
2007 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

INTELLIGENT USE OF WATER

To learn more about responsible water use issues and to discover new ways of using water more efficiently and responsibly, visit the following sites:

Rain Bird, a leading manufacturer of irrigation systems, knows the need to conserve water has never been greater. Over the past seven decades, Rain Bird’s pioneering efforts in water conservation have resulted in more than 130 patents. Find out more about Rain Bird’s efforts at The Intelligent Use of Water.
EPA WATERSENSE
Learn about EPA guidelines for manufacturer certification, plus basic information about water conservation, including tips for homeowners, businesses and municipalities.
CALIFORNIA URBAN WATER CONSERVATION COUNCIL
Learn the Top 5 ways to save water in the home. The interactive home tour targets potential water wasting problems, plus Garden Guide inspires homeowners to plant water-conserving landscapes.
ALLIANCE FOR WATER EFFICIENCY
Download reports from a number of surveys on water conservation.
WATEREUSE ASSOCIATION
View several publications and online newsletters on reusing water as a means of conservation.
UN WATER
Find information from the United Nations on protecting and monitoring fresh water resources, including many resources and terms of reference.
XERISCAPE – COLORADO WATER WISE COUNCIL
Discover creative approaches to water-conserving landscapes and a reference guide.
US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
Find information on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE
The Sustainable Sites Initiative is working to develop standards and guidelines for site development that will reduce the environmental impact of landscapes.
PROJECT EVERGREEN
Learn more about the positive effects of well-maintained green spaces, including lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses and parks. With Project EverGreen you can get involved and be passionate about green spaces!