Annual Awards Voting Procedures
The annual voting meeting is usually scheduled for the first Saturday in January, except when that date is too close to New Year’s Day. In 2016 the meeting will be held on Sunday, January 3rd. Results are e-mailed to members of the press and publicists immediately after the meeting. No tweeting is allowed from the meeting; however, those few publications with early Saturday evening deadlines may contact Elisabeth Weis (at NSFCmail@gmail.com) in advance to arrange for partial results.
Submissions are not necessary; there is no nomination process. Any film that opens in the U.S. during the preceding year is eligible for consideration. But you may want to send screeners or links to the members in advance of the vote. E-mail Elisabeth Weis to request an updated address list.
Voting is conducted using a weighted ballot system. Scrolls suitable for framing are sent to the winners. There is no awards party.