so they can see and hear for themselves the passion jury members have for great work is a great innovation and adds to
the integrity of the awards.
One observation was there were fewer mega budget block busters in traditional film compared to past shows and
more well crafted films of stunts but really the jury focussed on the the important stuff, a brilliant idea or story that
was equally brilliant in execution. The judging was more like a filtering process that through multiple viewings allowed
the good work to get stronger and the weaker stuff to dry up and blow away into the Nevada desert.
The work that made the shortlist was exceptional, to get metal the film had to be outstanding. The international make-up
of the jury brought a ton of experience to the judging and as a jury LIA couldn't have wished for a better group.
Well done them and well done to the winners who have truly raised the bar for all of us."