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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.

Key Dates


Competition closes Thursday 30 May 2013
Eight finalists announced Friday 12 July 2013
Finalists meet judges and develop scripts Tuesday 23 July 2013
Finalists submit their final scripts Monday 29 July 2013
Two winners announced Monday 5 August 2013
Winners commence production Monday 12 August 2013
Winners submit their finished films Monday 21 October 2013
Winning short films launched November/December 2013

Past Winners