The biggest thing we want to do with FBOMB is highlight more Milwaukee Films. We are not going to be strict on the definition of “Milwaukee Film” and consider any film that has creative ties to Milwaukee. Be it director, screenwriter, or producer. And we will consider anyone from Milwaukee and the 4 counties bordering (Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha) as eligible. Since local movies are not as widely seen I would like to see if we can get directors to send us For Your Consideration Screeners. Ideally they will be online that we can share with just the group. So, if there is a local film you think should be nominated make sure you talk to that director and tell them to submit a screener. The more people that see it the higher chance it will get a nomination.
The changes in voting are highlighted below.
1. We are going to have the final vote later. Instead of voting on December 31st we are going to have the final vote on January 31st. With so many movies opening on Christmas and some even in January we thought we would give people the opportunity to see more movies.
2. We are going to have a nomination process. Starting December 15th until January 15th we will be accepting nominations. Each person will be able to nominate a maximum of 10 movies in each category and the 5 movies with the most votes will get the nomination which will then be voted on by everyone.
3. To simplify the voting we are going to decrease the number of categories. There will be Best Picture, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress. For Milwaukee Films we will have Best Film, Best Feature length Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
I hope everyone votes this year and let’s get the word out to the local film community and see if we can get screeners.
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