HOW TO VOTE
Each film has a link to its ballot - SCROLL DOWN to the film's description when viewing the film. In order to vote, an individual MUST have a paid ticket and view the film.
Due to popular demand, we have now added a new nominations category, Best Director!
VOTE FOR SPECIAL NOMINATED AWARDS (Best Actor, etc.)
To make it easy to find and vote for films with these nominations, there is a special category in our catalog which has these films grouped together, for your convenience.
VOTE ON ALL FILMS!
Voting began Saturday, December 10. Films are now available for viewing, and voting will take place from December 10 through midnight December 31.
If you have an all-access pass, we ask that you view every film, and vote to give it a rating from 1 to 10. A film's overall rating, along with the total number of votes it receives will both be taken into account to determine winners of the various awards. The same thing applies to nominated awards, beginning Dec 21.
You Are One of the Judges
THE FULL FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS
...unlocks all films, and enables you to vote in all categories, on all films! Choosing this option gives you the loudest voice possible, as your participation will help determine the winners in many different categories.
THE SINGLE FILM ACCESS PASS
...unlocks that one single film for you to view and vote on. This option gives extra advantage to filmmakers who effectively promote their films to their fans. The film business is, after all, a business of promotion.
IF YOU HAVE AN ALL-ACCESS PASS:
As one of our esteemed judges, we request that you carefully view every film, and take notes whenever necessary. Each film is eligible to win these three awards:
Capra Award (per category)
Presented to the film in each category which best embodies the “Spirit of Capra” – the significance of a seemingly insignificant Life. Capra's masterpiece, "It's a Wonderful Life" is the epitome of this idea, as we see how the presence or absence of one man could have a very great effect on the world.
Hitch Award (per category)
For the film in each category with the best use of suspense. The film does not need to be a "suspense film" but rather, how well do they use suspense in their storytelling, to keep you guessing - keep you interested - fuel your desire to find out what happens next? We might think only a narrative film can do this, but it is also possible in documentaries as well.
The film (from any category) with the most festival-wide audience support. There will be only one winner of this award!
In addition to the three primary award categories, each filmmaker may nominate their best cast or crew members for special "BEST OF" awards:
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Score
NEW AWARD IN 2022:
Awards Ceremony will take place in January (TBA). It will be recorded and the video will be made available for free viewing here at our streaming site.
PLEASE BE SURE TO ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS IN YOUR ACCOUNT SETTINGS so that we can notify you with details of the awards ceremony.