If you're a first-timer, allow us to set the scene:
There are two methods to view and jury films. You can use either method (or both), but you must commit to watching a minimum of 15 short films + 2 feature films OR 20 short films + 1 feature film between now and Thanksgiving. You can vote as an individual juror or gather the whole gang and become a family jury.
METHOD 1. The most common jurying method is viewing films at home. You’ll need a computer, regular-sized tablet or (ideally) a way to stream videos to your TV. Watching films on a tiny phone screen won’t cut the mustard. Once your equipment is ready, settle into your easy chair and view the films in our “online screening room.” Score a film's strengths and weaknesses right on the website and tell us if you think it's Festival material.
METHOD 2. You can also jury films by attending a community jury event in the fall. This is a very popular and fun meetup where you will see and hear that what YOU thought about a film may not be what somebody else thought. The best part is discussing WHY!
Ready to join the Jury? Sharpen your pencil, grab some popcorn and sign up here!