How to upload your film?
As you did last year, your film has to be directly uploaded during the registration process.
We are pretty much accepting any kind of source files. If you have your movie already on your computer it is very likely that you can upload it straight away.
If you only have a DVD of your film, please download the manual on the right column.
Video format requirements:
Accepted file formats (endings):
.mp[e]g / .avi / .vob / .mov / .mp4 / .m4v
H264 (high bitrate if possible: minimum 2MBit/s and Uncompressed (very large files!)
PAL or NTSC (as well as SECAM) from 720x400px up to HD material of 1920x1080px
Audio format requirements:
48kHz sound PCM (only uncompressed)
AAC (if possible > 160 kBit/s)
- We only accept multiplexed files (ie. with audio, video and subtitles in one single file). Your film file shouldn’t be any heavier than 8 GB. You can upload a film with a resolution going up to 1920x1080 pixels (HD), as long as it doesn’t exceed 8 GB.
- For subtitled films the subtitles have to be integrated (burned in) into the image.
Preparation of the film:
- Make sure that your film has no color bars or any black sequence before the film starts or after it ends. Please also make sure you upload a progressive (deinterlaced) video file, without any horizontal lines across the image (an interlacing artifact known as "combing"), particularly visible during sequences with rapid movement.
- You’ll find on the right of the page the user’s manual explaining how to rip a DVD or how to reencode your film in order to obtain a suitable film file for the upload on our website. Apart from the traditional professional softwares such as Final Cut or Premiere, the easy-to-use freewares that we recommend are HandBrake & MPEG Streamclip.
Browser & Internet Connection:
- We recommend the use of Chrome or Firefox, but any browser should work. Caution: the heavier your file, the more you’ll need a very good Internet connection in order to be sure your film is uploaded properly and rapidly onto our server. If the upload doesn’t work, please try again with a lighter encoding of your film and/or a fastest and more stable Internet connection.