You, our audience, choses the Best Film of the Year.
ROUND 1 VOTING HAS BEGUN! Voting links and Brackets posted below.
We will begin with three brackets of 16 films in each of the following categories: Documentary films, International films, and US films. The overall winner of each category will face off in our final round to crown the overall winner.
Anyone can participate for free! Particpate by voting in all three brackets or pick and choose. Those who participate in all five rounds of voting will be automatically entered for a chance to win passes to ShortFest 2021 or PSIFF 2022.
WHERE TO WATCH
HOW TO VOTE
Voting will begin February 22, 2021. Return to this page then for voting links.
1. Each participant (email) may only submit votes once per bracket per round.
2. If you haven't seen all the films - that's ok!, there is a choice to abstain from voting for one film or another, simply choose it.
3. The film with the most votes in each match will move onto the next round
Round 1 (16 films each bracket): Monday, February 22 - Sunday, March 14
Round 2 (8 films each bracket): Monday, March 15 - Sunday, March 28
Round 3 (4 films each bracket): Monday, March 29 - Sunday, April 4
Round 4 (2 films each bracket): Monday, April 5 - Sunday, April 11
Round 5 (top films from each bracket): Monday, April 12 - Sunday, April 18
WINNER ANNOUNCED: Monday, April 19
HOW WERE THE FILMS CHOSEN?
1. Only films that were available to stream or rent from home as of February 22, 2021 were considered. *Film availability may change and shift during the voting period. We will attempt to keep the where to watch list updated but can not guarantee its accuracy.
2. Our staff reviewed top critic and audience lists and we've included some of our top staff picks (because we can).
3. Once the top 16 films in each category were determined, we randomly drew numbers the films placement in each bracket (yes, we physically did this. No, we didn't record it).
All who vote in all 5 rounds (you only need to participate in one bracket to qualify) will automatically be entered for a chance to win passes to ShortFest 2021 or PSIFF 2022.