Award Criteria

Best Film/ Best Interpretation of the "Inspiration Package"

The inventive & interpretative use and integration of the Inspiration Package elements.

 

Audience Favorite

Is selected by the audience and filmmakers attending the festival and online, rather than by the Selection Committee or International jury.

 

Cinematography

Effective use of light & shadow and the contribution to telling the story.

 

Direction

Effectiveness of actors, camera placements & movements and composition on the screen.

 

Editing

Effectiveness of scene transitions, tempo, mood changes and continuity of telling the story.

 

Performance - Lead & Supporting

Emotional effectiveness and believability in portraying the character.

 

Poster

Convey clear communication that has readability typography legible from afar. Includes the logo of the event.  Composition, contrast balance, that combine visuals with information.  Engaging and easy to follow yet creates connection as well as an enduring emotion.

 

Production Design/ Art Direction

The overall "look" of the picture, effective use of color, texture, types of props, set pieces and locations.

 

Screenplay

The structure, plot, character development, dialogue and ending effectiveness of the film.

 

Song or Music

Effectiveness of the soundtrack and/or music and must be original by an identifiable creator/s

 

Sound

Effectiveness of everything heard (which is NOT music), quality of the sound of dialogue, background sounds and special audio effects (if applicable)