I just wanted to check if the Judges for each region watch every film from their region. And from there create a shortlist from which the finals are chosen.
I have heard rumours that the shortlists are chosen by people who are not the judges, and so I would like clarification from the organisers. To be clear, 48 Hours can organise in whatever way they want. But the methods should be transparent.
The Judging page is a little vague about how shortlists are chosen. It MIGHT be the Judges but the phrasing is... odd.
Getting an explicit statement one way or another would be appreciated.