MAFMAD is not acepting entries
But A Split Second decision could be the start of a successful film career for an upcoming filmmaker as the Transport Accident Commission launches its short-film competition.

The TAC has partnered with the Melbourne International Film Festival for the Split Second Film Competition.

The competition challenges Victorians between 18 and 25 to enter a short film idea that features a message about avoiding distractions while driving and is a reminder for filmgoers to turn off their phones. Judged by a panel of film and advertising industry professionals, the winning concept will receive a $5000 prize and will work with a professional production company to bring their film to life using a $50,000 budget.


Make A Film. Make A Difference. called on Victorians aged 25 or under to write an idea for a short film that tackled the theme 'Your Mates Life is in Your Hands', and specifically encouraged young people to speak up when they feel unsafe. 21 exceptional films have been produced by young Victorians.

From hundreds of ideas submitted each year, two filmmakers were given the go-ahead to bring their short film to life with a budget of $25,000 and mentorship from industry professionals and the TAC.

Once produced, the films were screened in cinemas, online and at youth events. Winners also received a $5,000 cash prize each.

The MAFMAD competition formed part of the TAC's youth risk-taking strategy. This competition was developed with the premise that the short films will contain a valuable road safety message created by young people, for young people.

Past Winners