Rain Bird’s “Intelligent Use of Water” Film Competition has
become one of my favorite water-focused events for “Amusing
Winners of the contest were announced a couple weeks ago in
Beverly Hills. The Audience Choice Award, “The Wash,” is featured
in the player at right. It was the most amusing among the six
finalists, but I have to say I enjoyed all the films this year.
The Jury Award, chosen by a six-member
panel, was presented to a serious documentary called “Isla Urbana,” which examined a
new way of bringing water to the residents of Mexico City.
The Jury Award winner, Greg Harriott of Brooklyn, N.Y., received
a $10,000 prize. The winner of the Audience Award, Carla Dauden of
Long Beach, Calif., took home $5,000.
The host of the awards ceremony was Jack Hanna, former director
of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and host of the new television
Countdown” seen Saturday mornings on the ABC network.
All the 2012 finalists
can be seen on Rain Bird’s website, along with finalists from
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Rain Bird Corporation’s “Intelligent Use of Water Film
Competition” brought forth some amusing moments this year, as film
producers looked for new and clever ways to convey a message about
Winners of this year’s contest were announced in a ceremony last
week in Los Angeles, where wildlife celebrity Jack
Hannah served as master of ceremonies.
A jury of water professionals preferred a film about a man and a
woman who get side-tracked into a discussion about water while
trying to engage in sexy role-playing on the phone. Ben Mills of
Basingstoke, Hants, U.K., produced the film, called “Fun and
Games.” View it in the player at right.
Audience members who attended the ceremonies picked their
favorite video, called
“Just Don’t Flush It” by Brian McAndrew of North Bend, Ore.
The Green Industry Award went to by Jall Cowasji of Norman,
Okla., who found an interesting way to describe a rather intricate,
but somewhat primitive, irrigation system in the film “Water
Because finalist Rob Kennedy was not selected for any cash
prizes, I’d like to recognize his music video called “Save Water” for a
special Amusing Monday Honorable Mention. Let me know if you think
this film was better than the ones above or if you like any of
Rain Bird skipped the film competition last year for some
reason, but you may review films from previous years at the website
of the “Intelligent
Use of Water Film Competition.”
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