Uploading a movie file is an optional alternative to the submission by regular post. It is offered for films up to 30 minutes in length.
To ensure a high technical quality of films submitted for the selection process of the festival, only movie files meeting the following criteria are accepted:
- minimum: full PAL or NTSC resolution
- aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9 or Cinema Scope
- maximum file size of 1 gigabyte
- video and audio in one file
Recommendation: Movie file in MPEG4 / h.264 and AAC audio encoding
It is recommended to use a movie file with MPEG4 video compression in h.264 codec with a variable compression (bit rate of at least 2000 kbps) and AAC audio at 128 kbit/s. If your uploaded file corresponds to at least these criteria, it will be used without any conversion for the selection process.
If your movie is available in a different file format or on DVD, a conversion to MPEG4 / h.264 is recommended. File conversion is offered by the software "HandBrake" for example, which is free and available for all popular computer operating systems.
Other supported formats
Additional to MPEG4 files the uploading process supports the submission of MPEG2 and Quicktime files. The submitted file is converted once prior to the screening for the selection committee to provide a standardized screening procedure.
For questions regarding digital film submissions please contact .