Each film will be judged on the following criteria:
- Screenplay / acting
- Technical production
- 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
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 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.
The short film with the highest overall score in cinematography.
Best screenplay / acting
The short film with the highest overall score in screenplay /
The short film with the highest overall score in soundtrack.
Best technical production
The short film with the highest overall score in technical
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
9 July, 2003