Submit a film
How to upload your film?
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
If the spoken language of the film is not the English, burned subtitles in English are required.
48kHz sound PCM (only uncompressed)
AAC (if possible > 160 kBit/s)
How to prepare your movie for digital submission
We only accept multiplexed files (i.e. with audio, video and subtitles in a single file). Your film file should not exceed 8 GB. The higher the resolution, the better the quality of scanning. You can upload a film with a resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels (HD), as long as it does not exceed 8 GB.
The Selection Committee will screen films:
- WITHOUT subtitles IF the original language is French or English.
- WITH French or English subtitles for all other original languages.
For subtitled films, the subtitles must be integrated (burned in) into the image.
Preparation of the film
Make sure that your film has no colour bars or any black sequences 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 artefact known as "combing"), particularly visible during sequences with rapid movement.
The upload requires HTML 5 or Java (which can be downloaded here).
You will find the page in the user’s manual explaining how to rip a DVD or how to reencode your film in order to create a suitable film file for upload on our website. Apart from traditional professional software such as Final Cut or Premiere, we recommend the user-friendly freeware programmes 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 will need a very good Internet connection in order to be sure your film is uploaded properly and rapidly onto our server. If the upload does not work, please try again with a lighter encoding of your film and/or a faster and more stable Internet connection.