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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.

Judging Criteria

Each entry must be in the form of a short film idea that reflects the brief and meets the following criteria:

  1. Submitted by 5pm, Thursday 30th May 2013
  2. Submitted via the online entry form with all sections fully completed
  3. Submitted by one person only
  4. Victorian resident
  5. No loss of driver's licence
  6. Film idea relates to the theme and brief
  7. Film idea is relevant to under 25's
  8. Film idea is truly original
  9. Film idea will be entertaining/interesting/engrossing/captivating and once produced as a short film, change the way young people think about their mates' lives when in a car
  10. Film idea can realistically be produced by the deadline and within the $25,000 budget
  11. Film idea can realistically run for, without exceeding, two minutes (120 seconds)
  12. Entry does not exceed two pages

The eight ideas judged to be most powerful against these criteria, will be announced as finalists and have the opportunity to meet with the judges to finesse their entry before the judges determine the two winners.

Past Winners