Please, no multi-category submissions for any one piece.
Judges will consider re-cuts or versionings the SAME PIECE.

Application Directions 1, 2, 3

You should make two copies of your work, an online version for the online judging and a full-resolution version for possible finalist screening.

All works, video and audio, will screened by judges online for the first round.

All works making it to the public screening will be screened from separate full-resolution files (keep a separate full-resolution Quicktime .mov file ready.)

Videos originally longer than 10 minutes may be shortened to fit the time limit or consist of a 10 minute exerpt.

1. Output Your Work

Videos outside these settings or not uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo or Soundcloud can't be screened by our judges.

So your video will play smoothly for all our judges, don't upload HD for your initial application

MAKE SURE your video/sound file setting as VIEWABLE BY THE PUBLIC.

video portion:
For Standard Definition Works: 360x240
For High Definition Works (16:9): 640x360
Compression Type: H264
Frame Rate: 30
Data Rate: Automatic
Key Frames: Automatic
Frame Reordering: Unchecked

audio portion:
Codec: MP3 or AAC preferred
Preferred containers: FLV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4
Sampling rate: 44.1kHz
Channels: 2 (stereo)

What About Audio-Only Works?!

To maintain a universal judging platform, all audio-only works must be submitted either as Soundcloud uploads or as Youtube videos.


Instructions for converting a sound file into a Youtube video

2. Upload to Soundcloud or Youtube.com

Make sure to to make your video public so our judges can see your work. Remember to test your video once it's uploaded and then copy the URL (you'll need it to fill in the festival application form.)

3. Fill Out the Application Here