Judging Criteria

Films will be screened and judged on the following criteria:


  • Did the film ask a question about important resources of this area, environmental challenges we face, best management practices for farmers or landowners, including within municipalities, or significant environmental history of the Sauk County area?

  • Did the film explore the human element in the question presented?

  • Did the film present an answer, lesson, or solution related to the thematic question?

Technical Quality:

  • Did the film display good quality lighting, sound, imagery, and editing that contributed to the delivery of a clear message?

Creativity & Originality:

  • Did the film present the subject matter in an original manner?

  • Did the film present the subject matter in an entertaining and engaging manner?