How are films judged?
PGFC uses two levels of judging. Tier 1 Judges watch every single film submitted. They are looking for basic proficiency in storytelling, production quality and content worth consuming. Films that don’t meet those basic requirements are not forwarded on to the Tier 2 judges. Tier 2 judges are professionals who are scattered around North America. They watch each film and fill in an on-line rubric. The scores from all those judges’ rubrics determine who wins the “best of” in each category. The film that takes overall best score–regardless of category–becomes “Best of Show” for that year.