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Fab Films: Criteria

What should committee members be thinking about when watching the films?

From the YALSA Website,

Suggested Selection Criteria

Technical Qualities

  • Is the photography effective and imaginative? (e.g. choice and handling of visuals, composition, color, focus, exposure, special effects).
  • Is the sound acceptable? (e.g. good fidelity and synchronization, realistic sound effects, relevant interplay between sound track and image).
  • Is the editing satisfactory: (e.g. continuity, matching, rhythm, pacing, length).
  • Do the actors have good voice quality, diction and timing?
  • Is the acting believable and convincing?
  • Does the narrator have good voice quality, style, diction and timing?

Next week: More Criteria

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is