Films will be selected and judged by an impartial panel of judges, so most film awards will be chosen by the judges. However, the audience will have a chance to vote for 2 winners: a new award sponsored by the North Fork Heart & Soul Project called the “What Matters Most Award” where voters are encouraged to select the best film that represents what matters most to the filmmaker and or subject matter. The second vote, now a festival traditional is the “People Choice Award” for the Best Overall film.