Split Second Film Competition Terms & Conditions

The Split Second film competition is conducted by the Transport Accident Commission, ABN 22 033 947 623 of 60 Brougham Street Geelong Vic 3220 (Us/We/Our).

The Split Second film competition requires an entrant (You/Your), to provide the TAC with an idea for a short film or ad (up to 45 seconds) that answers the criteria contained in the brief on the competition page on the Melbourne International Film Festival website (www.miff.com.au/splitsecondfilmcomp) (Competition)

All instructions, information on how to enter and prize information published by Us related to the Competition form part of these Terms and Conditions.

Who can enter

You can enter this Competition if You:

  • are a resident of Victoria; and
  • are between 18 and 25 years of age as at 13 June 2018 (Competition closing date); and
  • have never been disqualified from holding any drivers licence, or had any drivers licence suspended for any reason.

In order to verify Your age and Your driving history, You must consent to Us making a request to VicRoads (or the equivalent licensing authority in any Australian state or territory) to provide, and VicRoads (or equivalent) providing to Us, details about Your age and driving history (see the Privacy Statement below for further details).

If You do not provide Your consent as required above, You will be disqualified from entering this Competition.

Only one person can be nominated as the entrant for each entry submitted for the Competition. Individuals entering the Competition must conduct themselves as individuals and must not involve any place of employment in the preparation of their Entry Materials.

How to enter

To enter the Competition, You must submit to Us:

  • a fully completed entry form (submitted through the link at www.miff.com.au/splitsecondfilmcomp); and
  • a summary of Your concept articulating Your idea which answers the criteria at miff.com.au/splitsecondfilmcomp

(together the Entry Materials).

The Entry Materials must be Your original work.  You warrant that the Entry Materials does not infringe on anyone else’s intellectual property rights.

There is no fee to enter the Competition, but You are responsible for all of the costs of preparing the Entry Materials.

We will accept Entry Materials for the Competition from 9am 23 May until 5pm on 13 June 2018. You can submit your Entry Materials online at www.miff.com.au/splitsecondfilmcomp

We do not accept any responsibility if Your Entry Materials are not received, in whole or in part, for any reason and You agree to make Your own enquiries regarding whether Your Entry Materials have been received by Us.

Once your entry is received by Us, your entry will become the property of the TAC and you hereby agree to irrevocably assign all of your intellectual property rights in your entry to the TAC, unless you withdraw your entry in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

You are responsible for ensuring that You comply with these Terms and Conditions and all other legal requirements in relation to the Competition.

There is no limit on the number of entries You can submit to the Competition.

If You wish to withdraw Your entry from the Competition at any time, You must inform Us in writing via email to splitsecondfilmcomp@miff.com.au no later than 5pm, 13th June 2018. If notification of Your withdrawal of Your entry from the Competition is received by this time, Your entry will be returned. 


The Competition will be judged by a judging panel comprising Our personnel, key road safety representatives, and advertising and/or film industry professionals. You will be notified whether or not You are the Competition winner by email on or by 22 June 2018.   

The Competition will be judged in accordance with the judging criteria published at www.miff.com.au/splitsecondfilmcomp.

The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.


We will select one winner who will be announced on 22 June 2018. Should You be selected as the winner, You will be required to sign any agreements and any other documentation relating to the Deliverable.

If You are selected as the winner, You will be required to attend a number of key production meetings. These meetings will take place between 22 June – 3 August 2018.


If you are selected as the winner, a $50,000 budget will be allocated to the production of your idea. Industry experts will produce Your Deliverable, with Your input. The $50,000 production budget will be in the control of these industry experts and will fund the production of the Deliverable. We will not be liable for any expenses incurred by You.

If You are selected as the winner, We will pay You a cash prize of $5,000.00. The cash prize will only be paid to You if You have signed and complied with all agreements referred to in these Terms and Conditions.

We accept no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the payment of the cash prize to You. You should seek Your own independent financial advice about the payment of the cash prize.

The winner will also receive two tickets to the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) opening night and a meet and greet with MIFF artistic director, Michelle Carey.


By entering this Competition, You accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them.

All decisions made by Us in respect of the Competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Whilst Your entry is still being considered by Us as part of the Competition, or if You are a Competition winner, You have an ongoing obligation to disclose any facts or information which may lead to or flow from a suspension or cancellation of any motor vehicle Licence You hold or have held, whether in Victoria or interstate, to Us.

We reserve the right to refuse to progress Your entry if Your driver’s licence has been cancelled or suspended, if You have a pending cancellation or suspension, or if You are in dispute in relation to the cancellation or suspension of any driver’s licence You hold.

If Your Entry Materials or Finalist Materials in this Competition are submitted via the Internet, You acknowledge and agree that We are not responsible for technical failures or malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet.  We accept no responsibility for any virus or other harmful code that You may download in participating in this Competition.

As a condition of entry into this Competition and unless withdrawn under these Terms and Conditions, You agree to assign to Us all intellectual property rights in the Entry Materials, the Finalist Materials and the Deliverables.

Despite the assignment of Your intellectual property rights to Us as outlined in above, We will grant You permission to enter Your Deliverable into subsequent competitions, subject to Us receiving appropriate recognition.

You agree to indemnify Us for any loss or damage that may be suffered by Us as a result of a breach of these Terms and Conditions by You.

To the full extent permitted by law, We and Our agencies and any of their personnel (Relevant Parties) exclude all liability for any loss (including any damage, claim, injury, cost or expense) whatsoever which is suffered or incurred by You arising out of, or in any way connected with, the Competition or prizes, including: (i) any indirect, economic or consequential loss; (ii) any loss, including consequential loss, arising from any negligent act or omission by any of the Relevant Parties; (iii) any liability for personal injury or death.

Privacy Statement

We collect Your personal information provided for the purpose of entering this Competition ("Information") and may disclose it to Our marketing and promotional agencies, information technology providers and database service providers in order to conduct this Competition and to send You further information about Our future safety initiatives (if You opt to receive this information by ticking the box in the entry form).  If You do not provide the information and consent to release information requested on the entry form, You will not be able to enter the Competition. By completing an entry form and submitting it to Us, You are consenting to Your name and date of birth being provided by Us to any Licensing Regulator so that the Licence Regulator can verify the Your age and advise us of Your driving history including whether Your Licence is or has previously been suspended or cancelled for any reason. You may contact Us to request access to, or corrections of, the Information that We hold about You.