The Rising Star Award recognizes the talents and accomplishments of no more than two up-and-coming individuals within our local film and television industry who have made significant achievements in their early careers, in addition to positive contributions to our local production community. All candidates are required to have a primary residence in NE Florida and be under the age of 35 when the award is presented. Nominees from any industry-related profession should excel in their specific craft and show progressive advancement in their career. Candidates should also have a respected reputation within the industry/community, serve as a role model, and stand out as potential "stars of the future." Any community service/volunteer involvement (within or outside of the production industry) will be viewed as an asset.