How do I use the search functions?
NB remember crossover films, eg a comedy/horror might appear in both (??) comedy or horror search.
How do I use keyword search?
Why can't I filter out subtitled films?
What does "mature content" mean
What do you look for in a film?
What do the ratings mean?
**** good-quality, memorable, and highly recommended
*** well worth checking out
** hard going, boring, or very mediocre
* someone might get something out of this film, but we’re not sure who, or what
Do you take into account budget and experience?
Do you judge pay-to-view releases by higher standards?
REVIEWS AND REVIEWERS
Does the fact that you charge mean film-makers are buying a good review?
Can a film-maker appeal a poor review, or ask for the review to be removed?
We will keep editorial independence. We will happily correct any error of fact, but we won’t discuss issues of taste or judgement. If you disagree with the review, feel free to whip up a storm online! Start a discussion! Any publicity is good publicity, right?
If you want the review and all links removed, we will do that. Just email email@example.com, from the person who made the submission.
Can film-makers use reviews or quotes for publicity?
Why do reviewers use pen-names?
Why can't readers write a review or give a rating?
How can I join your team of reviewers?
Why do you charge film-makers a fee?
Why can I only submit free-to-view films that are on YouTube or Vimeo?
Why only two years?
Why can I only choose one genre?
Can I put an animation in any other genre? And if I do, will it still be eligible for an animation award?
What should I put in the logline / description box?
- Start with a few punchy words to intrigue and draw people in.
- Be specific, avoid clichés: “Ben struggles to find meaning after his hamster dies” is better than “What do you do when your world falls apart?”
- Clarify if it’s a genre-mash – for example “Spoof sci-fi in which earth invaded by an alien race of baked beans”.