How Films will be judged

A panel of judges will select the winners of each category.

Considerations For Best Film

    • Incorporation of Required Elements
    • Technical Merit
    • Artistic Merit
    • Storytelling

Audience Choice Award

All films, on-time and late, are eligible for the Audience Award, which is determined by an in-person audience ballot at the premiere screening.

How Films are Judged

Judges will be provided links to online evaluation forms for official scoring. See below for a PDF version of the evaluation form. Feedback from judges on individual films may be provided after the competition.