The preliminary judging will be done by the Down To The Wire advisory board who looks for the following: The use of the Required Elements in your storyline, adherence to the rules, story, picture, acting, editing and sound. The DTTW Board will select the top 10 films for the screening. At the festival screening, the judges will preview the films, and rank them to award prizes. They will be judging on; story, picture, acting, editing. sound, and how the required elements are creatively woven into the story.
- Adherence to the rules
- The use of the Required Elements in your storyline
- Editing / Sequencing
- Sound Design
Judging is based on a rubric scoring system. The VIP Judges will preview the films, and rank them to award prizes at the Top 10 Showcase.