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.

How to Enter

To enter Make A Film. Make A Difference. simply submit your idea for a short film that tackles the theme 'Your Mates Life is in Your Hands', and specifically encourages young Victorians to speak up if they feel unsafe.

It doesn't matter what style you choose just so long as it's not a traditional TAC road safety ad. The judges are looking for something outside the box that will make your mates look out for each other on the road.

If you want some inspiration, take a look at past winners. Otherwise get familiar with the brief, consider your own experiences and let your imagination do the rest.

Key Dates

Competition closes

5pm Thursday 30 May, 2013

Eight finalists announced

Friday 12 July, 2013

The brief

MAFMAD 2013 is seeking ideas for short films from young Victorians that form part of the theme 'Your Mates Life is in Your Hands' and specifically address the thought of speaking up.  Your idea should encourage young people to look out for their mates and/or provide strategies to 'speak up' to get out of or avoid dangerous situations as a driver or passenger.

Check out the Brief

Past Winners