FILM + VIDEO

   Best Short Work

   Best Dramatic Work

   Best Documentary Work

   Best Thesis Work

 

SCREENWRITING

   Best Teleplay

   Best Short Screenplay

   Best Feature Script

   Best Documentary Script

 
IMAGING + DESIGN

   Best Overall Motion Graphics

   Best Digitally Composited Image

   Best News Graphic or Illustration

  

WEBSITES
   Best Overall Website
 
PHOTOGRAPHY

   Best Single Image

   Best Photo Essay  

   Best Portfolio

   Best Photo Installation

   Best Photojournalism News

   Best Photojournalism Feature  

 
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
   Best PR Plan/Project - Undergrad
   Best PR Plan/Project - Graduate
 
JOURNALISM
   Best Broadcast Radio
   Best Broadcast Television
   Best In-depth Investigative Story (Print)
   Best Feature Story (Print)
 
 

FILM + VIDEO
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Best Short Work
(3-10 min; narrative or doc, shot on DV or film)

Best Dramatic Work
(over 10 min., shot on DV or film)

Best Documentary Work
(over 10 min., shot on DV or film) – winner receives $500 Center for Environmental Filmmaking Award

Best Thesis Work
(Thesis projects)- winner receives AVID Express software package

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Criteria for Judgement:

  1. Concept: The idea is well conceived as a visual presentation. It is interesting, entertaining, evocative and thought-provoking
  2. Concept: The idea makes sense. It is coherent, cohesive and structured
  3. Cinematography: The quality of the lighting and composition; appropriate use of camera angles and framing; effective use of portraiture where needed; technical factors of exposure, focus, camera steadiness; effective use of focal length and depth of field
  4. Editing: The pacing and shot length is appropriate. Rhythms are appropriate to action, mood, theme; continuity is smooth, montage well-designed; spatial continuity and relationships; screen direction handled effectively
  5. Sound: Well-recorded, cleanly edited; appropriate use of music and effects tracks; properly timed to visuals; good balance in mixed tracks; creative and evocative use of sound
  6. Performance: Appropriateness, including casting, characterization, believability of expression and movement
  7. Is this work of festival quality?


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AWARDS:
The Shrivastava Media Group Film Finishing Fund
Sophia Neel Kountz Award
Rob Henninger Award

 

 
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