Awards and judging

All films entered into the Jump Cut competition will be in the running for the top awards. The winners will be determined by a panel of film professionals & Council's Arts & Culture officers.

The main awards conferred are:


Zoom Award  8 - 13 year olds   
Sync Award   14 - 18 year olds  
Focus Award  19 - 26 year olds  
International Award  

Open on to 8 - 26 year olds - international submissions only 

Key Light Award  All films screened are eligible for this $1,000 cash prize

Judging criteria

Generally speaking films will be judged on but not limited to:

  • Successful communication of the narrative (this includes entertainment and engagement value).
  • Technical competency (i.e. competency in the use of camera, lighting, sound and editing; consideration of copyright).
  • Innovation (i.e the excellence in the visual aesthetic, innovative approach to film making).

The panel may also make other Awards or Commendations. 

To view the winners of the 2014 competition refer to the Bayside Film Festival website...More>   

To stay informed on when we call for entries for the 2015 Festival register for our Arts & Culture eNewsletter...More>  


Page last updated: 07 Nov 2014

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