We have an incredible team of over one hundred people on our online screening committee, and they will help us with the first round of judging. People of all ages and backgrounds will watch and rate your films, helping us to narrow down the best selection of films for the second round of voting.
The second round consists of our Executive Committee and festival volunteers who will rewatch the longlisted films and narrow down the list to our Official Selection. The Exec Committee will also nominate a certain amount of films from each cateogry which will then be up for our awards.
The final round of judging goes out to our industry professionals. We handpick a group of 10-15 incredible people with a huge amount of experience within the industry – filmmakers, actors, producers, screenwriters, animators, editors, and more. We send these final round judges a minimum of one category to view and rate, picking their favourite film from the bunch. Once we collate all these final round scores, we have our winning films!
We will be announcing more judges throughout the year, but our current line up includes (subject to work commitments):