Judging Criteria and Awards

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Judging Criteria and Awards of the DVDRHelp.com Short Film Competition

Judging Criteria

Each film will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Cinematography
  2. Screenplay / acting
  3. Soundtrack
  4. Technical production
  5. Overall Impression

Each judge will rate each category as a score from 0 to 10 (0 = worse, 10 = best)

The overall score of each category will be determined by the average of the scores by the judges.

For example, if for a particular short film, under the category of "soundtrack":

  • Judge1 score = 7
  • Judge2 score = 9
  • Judge3 score = 6
  • Judge4 score = 5
  • Judge5 score = 6

Then the overall score for "soundtrack" = (7 + 9 + 6 + 5 + 6) / 5 = 6.6

 

Awards

The Golden VCD award

The "Golden VCD award" is given to the winning short film -- what the judges consider to be the best overall film in the competition.

The 4 films with the highest scores in "overall impression" are the short-listed films.

The judges then vote on these short-listed films by listing their preferences from 1 to 4 (1 = favourite, 4 = least favourite).

If no one film wins greater than 50% of the primary vote, then the film with lowest votes is dropped from the running, and the second preferences of those judges are added to the other votes.

This process is continued until one film wins greater than 50% of the votes.

 

The Short-listed Films

The remainder 3 of the 4 films with the highest overall score in overal impression.  These films are the pick of the crop and apart from the winning clip, the best.

 

Best cinematography

The short film with the highest overall score in cinematography.

 

Best screenplay / acting

The short film with the highest overall score in screenplay / acting.

 

Best soundtrack

The short film with the highest overall score in soundtrack.

 

Best technical production

The short film with the highest overall score in technical production.

 

Baldrick's Special Mention Award

This award is given to the film that deserves special mention but has not otherwise won any other award. It is chosen by Baldrick (administrator and owner for DVDRHelp.com).

9 July, 2003

 

10, July 2003
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