SHORTLIST SELECTION CRITERIA
The Vintage Film Awards will honor the films, actors and soundtracks that have had the greatest impact on audiences over time. In selecting the shortlists, many factors are considered:
- - Enduring popularity. Do people still talk about the film and remember the best scenes and lines?
- - Sales. As much as people might say they love a film, do they actually pay to see it?
- - Critical appreciation. To take the “guilty” out of “guilty pleasure,” ratings by critics and audiences carry some weight.
- - Intended audience. Many children’s movies are best-sellers, and many of them are amazing even for adults, but adults don’t watch them once the kids are in bed. Kid flicks are ineligible for VFAs.
- - Trends. Hardly anyone saw The Princess Bride in the theater, but look what happened once it hit the rental stores. Many other late-blooming gems – some foreign, some arthouse films – were screened in only a few cities, yet have developed a cult following.
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CHOOSING THE WINNERS
Final nominees and winners for Vintage Film
, Vintage Performance
, and Vintage Soundtrack
statuettes are determined by separate opinion polls of 1,000-1,200 members of the general public, aged 18 and older.