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FILM CRAFT LOTUS
 
CF01
Directing How the director’s vision enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
CF02
Editing How the editing enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
CF03
Cinematography How the cinematography enhanced the story and made the idea stronger. Namely, through composition, style of photography, lighting and use of camera techniques.
CF04
Special Effects: In-Camera How the execution of in-camera practical effects (e.g. pyrotechnics, mechanized props, models, atmospheric effects) or in-camera optical effects (e.g. multiple exposure, ramping speed, shutter adjustment, time-lapse, mattes) enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
Note: works involving digital visual effects must be entered into CF05.
CF05
Special Effects: Digital Visual Effects How the digitally created and/or manipulated imagery (CGI) enhanced a story and made the idea stronger.
Note: works involving the integration of in-camera effects must be entered into CF04.
CF06
Animation (In-Camera or Digital) How the execution of the animation (including character/asset design, build, 2D/3D animation and integration, stop motion, motion graphics) enhanced a story and made the idea stronger.
CF07
Production Design How the execution of a cohesive overall aesthetic via production design, including set design, location builds and prop design enhanced a story and made the idea stronger.
CF08
Costume Design How the costume designer create the look and mood for the actors and actresses and ensure the props and wardrobes reflect the story in film or stage productions which to help demonstrate the director’s vision.
CF09
Casting How the casting selections brings an idea to life.
CF10
Script How the interpretation and development of the script enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
CF11
Original Music Score How the original composition of music enhanced the story and made the idea & execution stronger.
Note: works submitted into CF11 cannot be entered into CF12.
CF12
Best use of Music Track How the choice, integration, reproduction and re-mixing of pre-existing music enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
Note: works submitted into CF12 cannot be entered into CF11.
CF13
Sound Design How the Sound Design enhanced a story and made the idea stronger.
LOTUS ROOTS
LRCF
Lotus Roots This is an award unique to ADFEST that is awarded to works that embody local values whether in terms of culture, religion, beliefs, traditions, or language. Lotus Roots recognizes works that preserve and celebrate the rich heritage and value of each local culture.




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