45 Sec Film
$70K Budget
Screened state wide
$5K Cash
Choose from 2 new road safety briefs
Your time to save a life

Your time to save a life

The Split Second Film Competition is back bigger than ever.

The Split Second Film Competition is calling for Victorians aged 18-25 to submit their life-saving road safety film ideas.

With two all-new road safety briefs to choose from, entrants have the opportunity to save lives and make a real impact on road safety.

Developed by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in partnership with Village Cinemas, the competition is an exciting opportunity for young Victorians to launch a film career and make a real difference on our roads.

This year’s winner will also score a $70k budget, $5k cash, have their film made by an award-winning production house and screened at Village Cinemas across Victoria.



Felix Barnett


A huge congratulations to Felix Barnett, the winner of the 2021 Split Second Film Competition. Felix’s idea ‘To Die For’ will be produced by the award-winning production company, Sweetshop, and screened at Village Cinemas across Victoria in the near future. Felix

Past Winners

Are you eligible?

Read the fine print before entering.
Eligibility criteria
  • You must be a resident of Victoria.
  • You must be between 18 and 25 years of age as at 9th August 2020 (competition closing date).
  • You must 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 driving history, you must consent to the TAC making a request to VicRoads (or the equivalent licensing authority in any Australian state or territory) to provide details about your age and driving history (See Privacy Statement in the Terms & Conditions below for further details). If you do not consent to this check, you will be disqualified.
  • You must enter as an individual only without any involvement from any place of employment.
  • Your entry must consist of a 300-word synopsis that summarises your idea in response to the brief. It may also include a script, storyboard, visual references and other relevant materials.
  • All entries must pay careful attention to ‘Tips’ in the brief document.
Judging criteria

All entries will be assessed by the Judging Panel against the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • An idea that delivers a road safety message centred on speeding or drink driving, as guided by ‘Tips’ in the brief.


What someone will win

$70k Budget

$5k Cash

Screened at Village Cinemas state wide

Private gold class screening

Entries Closed



Winners announced



Proudly supported by

  • Traffic Accident Commission
  • Village Cinemas
  • Taboo
  • thesweetshop
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