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IFTA VOTING PROCEDURE - FILM & DRAMA AWARDS

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

View the Submission Guidelines for the Film & Drama awards HERE

VOTING ROUND ONE & ROUND TWO

There are two rounds of voting for the 2018 IFTA Gala Television Awards. The first round shortlists the submissions, and the second round selects the overall winner.

Voting is made up of three separate elements.
1. Full members of the Academy.
2. Members of Chapters which have a corresponding category. Their vote carries a ‘weighted’ vote.
3. Jurors who are invited to participate in separate jury panels for specific categories. These juries are made up of invited Academy members and experts in their fields. All jurors must confirm that they have no conflict of interest with any of the submitted titles; they commit to watching every submitted title in that category; to observe confidentiality at all times. The votes of the jury also carry a ‘weighted’ vote.

ROUND ONE:

IFTA reserves the right to announce a shortlist less than, or more than, four nominees.

ROUND TWO:

General Voting:
The Academy’s voting members (including Chapter and Juries from Round One) will determine the winner in the following categories. There is no weighted voting in these categories.

Chapter & Jury Voting: Winners of the following categories are determined by either Chapter & Jury or Jury only voting:

All Juries appointed will consist of a mix of international experts along with Chapter members and other selected Irish Academy Voting Members. IFTA will endeavor to ensure that every Jury is a fair representation of the industry (geographically, gender, language etc) and that individuals involved in the funding, production, post-production, promotion or distribution of any short listed titles will not be eligible to serve on that category jury).

Academy Screenings/Broadcasts/Vimeo/DVDs

IFTA facilitated opportunities for submitters to ensure that their project was seen by the maximum number of Voting Academy members through two routes (DVDs are no longer distributed to Members or Jury unless specifically requested):

Vimeo/Video on Demand
All titles submitted (with very few exceptions) were made available to view online for all voting members and Jury during the viewing season. This service enables enables everyone with online access to view material through a streaming service (usually Vimeo, which was the recommended service). This ensured that the maximum number of people had access to viewing material. IFTA provided full information about the uploading process, recommended file sizes etc; files were passworded and only made available through the Members (passworded) area and to Members registered to vote in that particular category. The titles that were not provided through this service were screened theatrically in Dublin for Voters to see during the Viewing Season. Costs for the submitter were minimized, as they were not required to submit hundreds of DVDs.

Academy Jury: In an effort to ensure that as many voting members as possible could access the submitted projects, the Academy implemented a similar system to the previous year whereby Academy members who registered to vote in specific categories and who did not have a vested interest in any of the titles submitted in a specific category, were asked to vote as normal (ie online) in that category, but to commit to watching every submitted title for that category, thereby ensuring that all titles were viewed, and judged impartially.

VIEW THE VOTING PROCEDURE AT A GLANCE HERE