Ideal candidates will have a background in science, conservation or media production related to the following big cat species: Lions, Jaguars, Leopards, Tigers, Cheetahs, Snow Leopards, Clouded Leopards and Pumas. Preliminary judges will be selected based on their knowledge and qualifications relevant to The International Big Cats Film Festival categories.
There will be one to three rounds of preliminary judging depending on the number of entrants in each particular category. This means each submission will be screened in its entirety by a minimum of 3 preliminary judges, and sometimes as many as 15 judges. All films are viewed via our secure password protected online viewing platform integrated with Vimeo. Finalists will be announced on approximately February 1st. All finalist films will then be reviewed by our final jury. Winners will be announced on World Wildlife Day, March 3rd, 2018.
Judges must have access to a secure internet connection and a computer that can handle online video streaming. Preliminary judging will begin in December and continue through January. Preliminary judges are expected to commit to viewing approximately 10 hours of entries. Judges will be invited to join the World Wildlife Day events that coincide with the announcement of the International Big Cats Film Festival winners on March 3rd, 2018.
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