How We Judge Movies

For each state’s Filmstock event, there are at least three judges who are appointed to watch all of the Official Selections. Each of these judges has a respectable level of expertise in the field of film production with careers such a film criticism, producing, teaching, history, directing and acting. All judging staff can be found through their respective Filmstock event page.

Each judge will watch and judge the films according to our rubric, found in the gallery at the bottom of this page.

 All judges then meet in person with festival staff and come to a unanimous decision on which films win which awards. These decisions are then given to Filmstock staff. Then we make some trophies!