Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands has only been around for a few seasons but it is growing in popularity. It plays on the theme of role-playing our sims as celebrities, while giving non-machinima makers another opportunity to join in on the fun.
Best Band Promo Poster
first place band
2nd and 3rd place bands
Nominated and voted by a panel of staff and machinima masters. Please note that for fairness, no judge on the panel
will be voting for a category that they themselves is participating in.
Golden Clapboard - Judges' Picks
Most Promising New Machinima Maker
This winner represents exceptional potential for a really new machinma maker. In order to be nominated this director must have no more than 5 machinima's previously made, be making machinima for no more than 1 year, and has not entered SIFF more than one time before this season.
Best Visual Effects and Post Production in the Master Category
Our Masters are expected to have exceptional skills, but still they continue to WOW us. This award goes to the Master Machinima maker who has gone above and beyond.
One for Masters, one for Non-Masters
Cinematography is the use of interesting camera angles, camera perspective and it represents the art of film theory. For this award we will be looking for those moments where the scenery or the camera work makes us say WOW!
Golden Stars - Judge's Picks
Best Soundtrack in a Non-Master Category
As the staff of SIFF we put a lot of time and consideration into making SIFF a great experience for all of you. As individuals, we don't always love the same things. Sometimes we just want to share our choices and recognize the things that we loved about your productions, even if they may not have been recognized in the general polls. These Special Recogniton awards represent all of the little details and wonderful contributions that are made in any of the SIFF creative challenges. They are meant to be fun, whimsical and are based on our personal preferences. We want you to know what we love to see.
Special Recognition Awards
A select number of our Staff members will share their favourites and highlights from SIFF machinima categories. While these are not official awards per se, some of us just want to share our take on your great work.
(other fun things that we notice and make us say, ok that was just such a cool idea, thank you for adding that to the festival)