CONGRATULATIONS ALYSSA DE LEO
WINNER OF THE 2019 SPLIT SECOND FILM COMPETITION

After careful consideration of hundreds of incredible entries, the judging panel has decided on a winner for the Split Second Film Competition. TAC, MIFF and TABOO would like to extend their thanks to all who entered the competition and congratulate the winner - Alyssa De Leo.

Alyssa, a 20-year-old RMIT screenwriting student, won the competition with her film idea that seamlessly weaved in an important road safety message through the use of prominent historical figures.

The idea is now in production with Airbag, where Alyssa will have the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best minds to take her idea from script to screen. Alyssa has also pocketed a $5,000 cash prize for herself.

The Split Second Film Competition was created as part of the TAC’s Towards Zero strategy, with the aim to deliver a valuable road safety message that will resonate with a younger audience. 

Keep an eye out for Alyssa’s film, which will premiere during the Opening Night Gala and be screened before every MIFF session during the festival, 1-18 August 2019.

 

45 SECONDS. $50K BUDGET. $5K CASH. HAVE YOUR IDEA MADE AND SCREENED AT MIFF

The Split Second Film Competition is back for its second year. Developed by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), the competition aims to change the way Victorians think about using phones while driving. If you’re aged 18-25, this is your opportunity to launch your film career and make a difference on our roads.

 

IT TAKES A SPLIT SECOND TO ENTER

It’s simple. Just submit an idea for a 45 second film that makes people think twice about driving while distracted. Up for the challenge? You could win a $50k budget to have your idea produced by award-winning production house, Airbag, and watch your film across over 500 screenings at MIFF (including the impressive Opening Night Gala). And if that’s not enough incentive, you’ll also score $5k cash just for you. 

Download the brief

Example storyboard

ROAD SAFETY INSPO

CREATIVE INSPO

MEET CALLUM, 2018 WINNER

Callum Borthwick, a 21-year-old Swinburne film student from Melbourne, has taken out the first Split Second Film Competition. His film idea, Gates of Heaven, explores the unnerving intersection between society’s addictive relationship with their devices, delivered with a satirical comedic twist.

 

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