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awards + prizes

All films regardless of eligibility for winning are screened at the SATO48 Film Festival

Awards are adjudicated through a series of steps. At the SATO48 Film Festival, the Selection Committee, consisting of a diverse individuals selects top 10 films, based on Academy Awards criteria, to be adjudicated by a panel from around the world in their respective category and field.  The award winners receive a statue and cash.  The awards are based on a set of criteria for each of the categories.


Prizes are open for public participation to satisfy a desire to recognize filmmakers beyond the Award categories. The prize winners receive a plaque and cash. Each year new prizes are added. 

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