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Adjudication

Judging panels may include representatives from the NET Section, other Sections of the EDB, the EUO, RTHK and other media professionals as well as NETs. Entries will be assessed on originality, content, use of language and technical quality.

Criteria

As part of our review and renewal of the competition, students’ achievements in directing, editing and acting will be recognised this year. The assessment criteria for the various categories of prizes will include, though are not limited to:

Best Overall Film (for both Primary and Secondary)
Innovation and originality, fluidity in storytelling and editing, entertainment appeal, quality of sound and cinematography

    The following will also be taken into consideration by the adjudicators:

Content
The film is the appropriate length.

Use of language – ‘voice-over’
The voice-over/narration/dialogue is intelligible, fluent with appropriate stress and intonation.

Use of language – ‘subtitles’
The subtitles are legible, understandable, grammatically correct and in sequence with the voice-over narration.

        Best Direction (for Secondary only)

Innovation, good camera techniques, variety of shots used, ability to tell story, casting and character development.

Best Solo Performance (for both Primary and Secondary)

Characterisation, interaction with other performers, interaction with camera, command of role.

Best Ensemble Performance (for both Primary and Secondary)

Interaction, energy, enthusiasm, characterisation, ability to work as a whole to create a mood or tone.

Best Original Script (for Secondary only)

Originality, use of dialogue and /or action, character development, full exploration of themes and execution of concept, overall effectiveness of script.

Please note: a Best Documentary Category may also be considered depending on the number of documentary films submitted and the Best Documentary entry may also be considered for Best Overall Film.

Please note: The decision of the judging panel will be considered final and no correspondence will be entered into after the results are announced.

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