My short film made it to the final top 10!
My documentary short film (Living with children with OCD) is one of the top 10 winners (finalists) chosen from 200 films that were selected to participate in the audience voting phase of the Women In Film Curbside Shorts Challenge. Now we wait for the jury to choose the top five winners! Click here to see all of the top 10 films!
In the final phase of the competition a jury of film industry professionals will be voting on the top ten audience selections (plus an additional ten preliminary jury selections) to choose the top 5 shorts from the Women In Film Curbside Shorts Challenge, each of which will be awarded prizes.
Here’s more about the context and the next phase from the AudPop website:
The top 10 films with the most audience votes and 10 films selected by the preliminary jury will advance to the finals round. From these top finalist films, a jury panel made up of industry entertainment leaders will award a Grand Prize winner, a runner-up, and three additional honorable mentions. Winners announced on June 9, 2020.
Film submissions are evaluated based on the following judging criteria:
- Technical Merit
- Fresh, Diverse Perspective
- Adherence to the Assignment
Prizes for the Winners:
Grand Prize: $5,000
First runner-up: $2,000
3 additional honorable mentions: $1,000 each
The five winning films will be featured on the homepage of IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities, and receive a one-year membership to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, to help filmmakers continue achieving success in their careers.
Meet The Jury:
The top finalist films will then be reviewed by a jury that includes ReFrame Ambassadors and established industry professionals including Maria Bello (actress/”NCIS”), Cara Buono (actress/“Stranger Things”), Marta Cunningham (director, actress), Nisha Ganatra (director/LATE NIGHT), Catherine Hardwicke (director/TWILIGHT), Barbara Kopple (director/AMERICAN DREAM), Col Needham (founder and CEO of IMDb), Tanya Saracho (writer, director/”Vida”), and Kim Yutani (Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival) who will vote for one grand prize-winning film to get a $5,000 cash prize, a first runner-up to get a $2,000 cash prize and three additional films to each receive a $1,000 cash prize.
Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for my short film during this very complicated time in history. I am truly honored that, thanks in large part to your voting over the past week, my film was one of the top ten winners of the audience-selection part of this film challenge.
It is an honor to be included in this community of creative and brave women – the other participants in the competition – and I encourage you to watch each of their films as well.