The make up jury, the judges, for the local national competitions they will be represented by at least seven (7) people from respective geographical zone. Furthermore, once the competitors or registered members have won their local national level then the winner and runner ups will enter the Zone competition. An anonymous panel of judges will be randomly selected (remember there are only seven in the jury panel) from each country that belongs in that respective zone.

Note: each zone panel of judges will have a coordinator who will chair the panel. Also the world panel will have a coordinator who will chair all panel of judges. The coordinator has limited voting power and will liaison with other judges or panels and will carry out mostly administration work.

1. Judges By Country - National Competition Pre-Selection & Vote.
For example - if a registered person is from India then the registered entrant/participant will be first judged at national level by an anonymous pre-selected Indian panel of judges who will choose and recommend the 1st 2nd & 3rd place to further advance and compete in “Zone 5” or respectively “Zone E”.

Then the judges will be randomly pre-selected from each country to enter the their respective Geographical "Zone" competition.

2. Judges By Zone (1 or A, 2 or B, 3 or C, 4 or D, 5 or E, 6 or F)
as per designated geographical zone Pre-Selection & Vote.

Hence, the selected winner and runner ups for the example “as above” from India will enter the Asia Zone 5 International pool together with all other Asian nations from the same geographical zone and they will be judged by an anonymous pre-selected panel of judges from Asian countries.

These zonal judges (country and single zone) who make up the panel of International selectors will be different - selected randomly from each countries representing their own region, and for fairness – they cannot vote the participants for their own country.

Eventually the judges will choose the winner and runner ups who will enter the World Wide Competition and eventually will be judged by an anonymous world wide panel of judges.

3. World Wide Panel of Judges- Pre-Selection & Vote Finals
Hence, for the finals for competitors from ALL countries and every geographical zone, the selected winner and runner ups will be judged by an anonymous randomly pre-selected panel of World Wide Judges on the panel will be at least on selected judge from each Zone + 2 other “special guest judges” or special representatives from either media or corporate sponsors.

Entering the competition will be in similar fashion
1. By Country of Origin (1st 2nd 3rd place)
2. By Zone (in each zone the 1st 2nd & 3rd judges will pre-select the first three participant (runner ups) who will be judged and will represent their particular zone. Each zone will be made up of respective countries belonging to their group (see below) or zone either be it - Zone 1 or Zone A, Zone 2 or B, Zone 3 or C, Zone 4 or D, Zone 5 or E, Zone 6 or F

World Wide competition will include pre-selected competitors from the winners and runners up made up from each zone.

To be fair to ALL competitors and to prevent direct vote canvassing participants will not be allowed to contact or obtain contact details of any of the judges on any panel.

Any attempt to do so will disqualify the member or registered participant at ALL competitive levels. Shall be described as a “Crib Disqualification”.

Employees or family members of Colortape International are not eligible to compete at any level.

If a registered participant or competition entrant (in any category) is a family relative or close friend of any of the judges MUST write an official letter of request to Colortape International Film Festival CEO or committee member (use the Contact Us option) in which the participant/member will need to describe the nature of the relationship with any respective judge on their panel or respective zone and we shall delegate the voting or selection to a neutral judge on another panel.

Zone Category
ZONE 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories, Bermuda
ZONE 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
ZONE 3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
ZONE 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
ZONE 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
ZONE 6: China
How did Colortape International form these Zones? And Why are each countries classed in these particular zones?

For more information please read more information on DVD Region Coding (click here)

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