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What format do film festivals want?

What format do film festivals want?

Digital cinema package (DCP) As the primary format for most film big festivals, DCP is all but ubiquitous. If you’re planning on using this format, start by contacting a professional post-production house, like Deluxe Technicolor.

What format do film festivals export?

DCP (Digital Cinema Package) has become the primary format for most festivals.

How do you organize a film festival?

How to Organize Your Own Film Festival

  1. Keep a positive can do attitude at all times.
  2. Getting a venue.
  3. How to estimate and raise money for a festival.
  4. Decide on a name and get the ball rolling.
  5. Get Advertising.
  6. Get some films and interesting people to attend.
  7. Set out a program.
  8. Remember to enjoy yourself.

How does the film festival circuit work?

Film Festival Circuit LLC, is a partnership of different film festival events in the United States. We accept film and screenplay submissions from international independent filmmakers. Each festival has its own set of judges and have very different audiences. Each group of judges independently evaluates submissions.

What format should I export my short film?

mov file. The codec is free and widely used, but you should ask a festival’s TD before sending an Avid file. You should also check your export settings in Avid, since the defaults are set to export as a non-square pixel aspect ratio. The digital file should also be at 1920 x 1080 resolution (shorthand 1080p).

How do you make a DCP file?

How do I make a DCP?

  1. Export your film as a 16-bit TIFF sequence.
  2. Use free, open source DCP software to convert the TIFF sequence into JPEG 2000.
  3. The DCP software then wraps the video (JPEG2000) and audio (WAV) in to MXF files.

How do I start a small film festival?

Here are some tips to keep in mind when starting (and running) your own film festival:

  1. Do research.
  2. Make friends at festivals.
  3. Find what works and copy it.
  4. Start early.
  5. Value volunteers.
  6. Bring in press and treat them right.
  7. Build partnerships.
  8. Be creative.

How do you start a festival?

  1. Step 1) Create concrete goals for your festival.
  2. Step 2) Determine your festival’s budget.
  3. Step 3) Secure a festival venue.
  4. Step 4) Book your festival’s lineup and vendors.
  5. Step 5) Build out your marketing plan for your festival.
  6. Step 6) Coordinate volunteers and on-site staff for your festival.

What happens during a film festival?

A film festival is an organized, extended presentation of films in one or more cinemas or screening venues, usually in a single city or region. Increasingly, film festivals show some films outdoors. Films may be of recent date and, depending upon the festival’s focus, can include international and domestic releases.

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