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Our Jury 2023

One of the unique features of The Docuworld Film Festival is the voting process, which is split between the audience and a judging panel. This allows for a more diverse and democratic selection of winners, as both the general public and industry professionals have a say in determining the best films.
The judging process is weighted between the Breaking-TV audience (50%) and the judge's panel (50%). The festival culminates with an awards ceremony, where the winning films are announced and honored for their exceptional storytelling, cinematography, and overall impact. The audience and judging panel votes are combined to determine the winners, ensuring that the most deserving films are recognized and celebrated.

Collin Hubbard, Bernard Bullen, Jordan Wentor, Sonia Sabardeil, Nick Cornwall, Anirban Roy, Douglas Mcfarlane

 There are several key criteria that judges use to evaluate and select the best documentaries.

  1. Storytelling: A strong and compelling story is essential for any documentary film. Judges will look for films that are well-crafted and engage viewers from start to finish.

  2. Cinematography: The visual aspect of a documentary film is also critical, as it can greatly enhance the storytelling. Judges will look for films with strong visuals, creative camera work, and skillful use of lighting and sound.

  3. Authenticity: Documentaries are meant to capture real life and real people. Judges will look for films that feel authentic, with a genuine sense of honesty and truthfulness in their portrayal of events, people, and places.

  4. Impact: The best documentary films can leave a lasting impact on viewers, inspiring them to think differently or take action on important issues. Judges will look for films that have a strong impact and resonate with viewers long after the credits have rolled.

  5. Relevance: Documentary films are often focused on current events or issues, and judges will look for films that are timely and relevant to the world we live in today.

  6. Technical proficiency: Judges will also evaluate the technical aspects of a film, including sound quality, editing, and overall production values.

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