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HOW WE SCORE

Live judges rate our matches and tournaments using the Film Tournament SAR Scoring Assessment Rubric System. Here is how the points are broken down and final scores determined:

Feature Length Scoring Assessment Rubric:

Point Value System

Offensive Performance GREEN POINTS:

Section 1: Story and Writing – The scoring criterion for the Story judges all aspects of the Story in general.

VALUE: (+40 Point Possibility.)

- Originality (+1)

- Pacing (+1)

- Unpredictability (+1)

- Opening Title Sequence. (+1)

- Journey (+1)

- Resolve (+1)

- Plot (+1)

- Strong Sub Plot (+1)

- Informative (+1)

- Setting (+1)

- Conflict (+1)

- Theme (+1)

- Dialogue (+1)

- Memorable Scenes (+1)

- Message Conveyed Creatively and is compelling. (+1)

- Creative use of story arc. (+1)

- Creative designation of Characters. (+1)

- Twist (+1)

- Impressive first 10 minutes. (+1)

- Character backstory (+1)

- Innovative use of Narrative Dialogue. (+1)

- Acceptable use of genre (+1)

- Closing Block (+1)

Short Film Scoring Assessment Rubric:

51 Point Value System

Groups A, B and C will complete the same SAR Criterion:

Section 1 Story/Writing +8

Section 2 Direction +2

Section 3 Performance +4

Section 4 Sound +4

Section 5 Editing +2

Section 6 Cinematography +2

Section 7 Production Design +2

Section 8 Effect +8

Section 9 Characters +5

Section 10 Unpredictability +2

Section 11 Production Quality +10

Section 12 Aesthetic +2

Web Series Scoring Assessment Rubric:

55 Point Value System

Section 1: Story/ Writing +8

Section 2: Entertainment Value +10

Section 3: Direction +2

Section 4: Editing +5

Section 5: Sound +2

Section 6: Quality +5

Section 7: Effect/ Impact +3

Section 8: Episodic Significance +5

Section 9: Performance +5

Section 10: Technical +5

Section 11: Characters +5

Section 2: Direction VALUE: (+5 Point Possibility.)

Section 3: Performance (+6 Point Possibility.)

- Depth and Range of emotion is executed. (+1)

- Character connection is relatable. (+1)

- Character(s) have a lasting impact. (+1)

- Performances are believable. (+1)

- Characters motivations are defined. (+1)

- Character roles (protagonist/ antagonist) are acceptably executed. (+1)

 

Defensive Technical RED POINTS:

34 Defensive Possible NO GAIN Points - (Competitor deducted points)

Section 4: Editing (-3 Point Possibility.)

Section 5: Sound (-3 Point Possibility.)

- Musical Score

- Foley Art

- Soundtrack

Section 6: Cinematography (-2 Point Possibility.)

Section 7: Production Design (-2 Point Possibility.)

Section 8: Effect (-8 Point Possibility)

- Opening Impact: Film’s opening right away shocks the viewer. (-2)

- Closing Impact: Film ends leaving the viewer speechless. (-2)

Turnover BLACK POINTS:

- Weak or unconvincing performances. (4)

- Weak or unsatisfactory dialogue. (4)

- Unsatisfactory climax. (3)

- Weak direction. (2)

- Unsatisfactory pace. (3)

- Predictable events (1)

- Poor character development or the lack thereof. (4)

- Plot holes. (3)

- Unsatisfactory casting. (1)

Documentary Film Scoring Assessment Rubric:

50 Point Value System

Section 1: Story/ Subject Matter +3

Section 2: Quality +6

Section 3: Journey +6

Section 4: Interesting Characters +6

Section 5: Still Scene Shots +2

Section 6: Sound/ Music/ Soundtrack +5

Section 7: Direction +2

Section 8: Editing +2

Section 9: Narrative Flow +2

Section 10: Graphics +2

Section 11: Production Design +2

Section 12: Historical Quality +2

Section 13: Effect/ Impact +10

Screenplay Scoring Assessment Rubric:

50 Point Value System

Element Scoring Criterion:

- Story (+2)

- Originality (+2)

- Pacing (+2)

- Unpredictability (+2)

- Opening Title Sequence. (+2)

- Journey (+2)

- Resolve (+2)

- Plot (+2)

- Strong Sub Plot (+2)

- Informative (+2)

- Setting (+2)

- Conflict (+2)

- Theme (+2)

- Dialogue (+2)

- Memorable Scenes (+2)

- Message Conveyed creatively and is compelling. (+2)

- Creative use of story arc. (+2)

- Creative designation of Characters. (+2)

- Twist (+2)

- Impressive first 10 pages. (+2)

- Character backstory (+2)

- Innovative use of Narrative Dialogue. (+2)

- Acceptable use of genre (+2)

SCORING

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