The People Have the Power
Message from our Executive Producer Francesco Vitali:
“We want your film to be loved by the people who love films, by people like you who know how to pick up a camera, by colleagues who themselves write scripts, or who themselves have collaborated in any way on the completion of a film, or at very least by people who are fans of films in general. The public has emotions and the instinct, as it has the responsibility of its opinion."
Ideally, the mountains, the rivers, and the trees should be the judges for your films. But Mother Nature does not criticize. She simply accepts. However, this is a contest, so there must be a way to judge the films.
Every year we have done the competition, we have refined the process to make it more equitable and fun for everyone. Starting in 2013, there will no longer be any official time periods. Participant will be allowed to choose when they create their films, from now until November 15. Additionally, we have devised a system that allows for public opinion as well as review by film industry professionals.
All films are streamed on the website for public viewing throughout the year. From December 1 to December 15, all 48 Pro Members may vote in the competition. We ensure that voting is fair by requiring that everyone vote for exactly three films. The top winner of those votes will be tabulated and declared the People's Choice Award!
Parallel to the voting online for the People's Choice award winner, the Judges' Committee is working hard behind the scenes, choosing the top 15 films. This is completely independent of the People's Choice Award, so it is entirely possible that the public would choose someone different than these 15.
At 48 Go Green, we believe that actual artists with experience should judge the film. We NEVER use film critics! To truly judge the value of a film, you need to have done more than watch a lot of movies. It’s important that our judges have been involved in the process, knowing what goes on behind the camera. So for our Judges' Committee, we will feature talented, experienced professionals in the world of filmmaking. We believe this will ensure honest, valuable judgment for the competitors for the Grand Prize.
At the end of the evaluation period, the Judges' Committee will announce the winner of the 48 Go Green Grand Prize! This award will be $10,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Hollywood, California! The People's Choice Award winner will receive $500 in cash and prizes! And yes, it will possible to win both the People's Choice Award and the 48 Go Green Grand Prize.
Each of the 15 Finalists for 48 Go Green 2013 will screen in Hollywood, California, USA!
Stay tuned for more details about this exciting Hollywood screening. This will be your chance to display your talent to real industry professionals, in the filmmaking capitol of the world! Not only that, but there are even more great perks and incentives in the works! There will be over $10,000 in cash and prizes.