Content and Educational Criteria

The Short Documentary:

  1. Portrays a case study (15-45 minutes) with an appealing storyline; engaging beginning, middle, and end.
  2. Focuses on an essential theme related to the Challenge.
  3. Provides an understandable, interesting, and objective response to the key theme throughout the video.
  4. Presents original and accurate information in a creative and organized style that is easy to follow and understand.
  5. Provides well-researched content consisting of appropriate, precise, and comprehensive information.
  6. Covers potential pros and cons of the topic through adding perspectives from both sides of the issue.
  7. Presents creativity in content and production techniques.
  8. Shows originality in all aspects of the production.
  9. Develops interest and sustains it throughout the film at a high level.
Technical Criteria

The Short Documentary:

  1. Uses lighting creatively and effectively.
  2. Provides flawless and well-balanced audio and uses ambient sound, music and/or sound effects effectively.
  3. Uses shots and angles to provide impact.
  4. Edits effectively to enhance message.
  5. Uses graphics/titles to enhance the topic or message.
  6. Follows Codec and compression requirements as instructed on Vimeo