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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.


Mike Reed

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Mike Reed , ASE, has been involved with film industry for over 35 years. From film projectionist to film/video editor. He ran one of Australia's top post production houses, Mike Reed and Partners Post Production, in Melbourne and Sydney. He has won "the person who contributed the most creatively" award twice from the MADC (Melbourne Art Directors Club) He has accreditation with the Australian Screen Editors and is the FACTS Hall of Fame and was nominated for AWARD Hall of Fame. Creativity and love of film continually loops through him.

William Kewley

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Will has shifted between television and commercials for the last decade, engaging in long-form projects such as Kath and Kim, Rove and Before The Game and working on hundreds of commercials for various TVC production companies. During this time, Will has performed a myriad of roles from running, to writing, to production managing, to co-creating and co-starring in a Belgian reality TV series – and is currently a full-time producer at Mr Smith. Will is passionate about the industry and in particular fostering young and emerging talent.

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