Judging Criteria US Virtual 48
In each of our cities, a panel of judges decides the local awards. Past judges have included film critics, producers, actors, and other industry professionals - including Dave Costabile, Shekhar Kapur and Nathalie Boltt.
Considerations For Best Film
- Artistic Merit (story, creativity, entertainment, etc.) - 45%
- Technical Merit - 30%
- Adherence to the Assignment - 25%
All films, on-time and late, are eligible for the Audience Award, which is determined by audience ballot at the premiere screenings in each city.
Local Prizes US Virtual 48
The winner of Best Film of 2020 in each city receives:
- Filmapalooza Screening: The City Winner will be screened at Filmapalooza 2021, the official 48HFP Awards Weekend.