Jury Criteria


In all categories, the Jury may look for examples of work where:

1) Footage is central to the success of the production or has made an invaluable contribution

2) Intelligent use of archival footage has helped the understanding of the topic or illustrated it in a way that words alone could not do

3) Traditional construction or innovative use of footage has managed to portray a topic in a unique way

The Jury will also consider any of the following:

1) The previous use and exposure of the chosen footage – has the archive material already been widely seen?

2) The efforts made to find new and / or appropriate footage and how this has been managed into the final project

3) Technical efforts made to ensure that the footage looks as good as possible

4) The relationship between the images on screen and corresponding commentary or interviews.

5) The factual accuracy of the production’s narration

6) The historical accuracy of the footage used

The criteria are deliberately loose, as submitted productions may be judged in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons.
The recipient of our production awards should be the production team involved, including the Footage Researcher(s), headed by the Director or Producer.



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