Judging procedure

Entries are shared with MPs and an expert industry panel of leading figures from across Britain’s creative landscape chooses the shortlist and winners. The criteria for judging are shown below.

Best Film Script

  • Dialogue
  • Style/tone
  • Structure

Best Film Direction

  • Visual storytelling
  • Framing
  • Sound
  • Actors/contributors
  • Lighting
  • Blocking
  • Pace and rhythm

Best Short Film

  • Premise of the film and story being told
  • Visual composition/cinematography
  • Production design