- Video: H.264 @ 1080p / 10Mbps – The file should be under 10GB (90 minute film is approximately 5GB). The file requirements for projecting in theaters is typically much higher than what is needed for streaming online.
- Audio Channels: two-channel stereo with optional Matrix embedded surround (Pro Logic or similar). 5.1 audio is NOT accepted.
- Captions: .srt or .vtt files (if applicable)
- Please ensure the file names include the name of your film so we can easily track uploaded content
Submitting Virtual Exhibition Copy of Your Film:
Please upload your film directly to the secure Wild & Scenic Film Festival Dropbox using the unique link sent in your Official Selection letter.
From there, we will upload the movie file into Eventive’s secure cloud storage, where it is transcoded and encrypted with DRM. Only authorized ticket holders or subscribers are granted access to view the content, and all activity is logged.
All content will be protected with the same Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology used by Disney+, iTunes, and Netflix. DRM prevents users from downloading, copying, redistributing, or converting content to ensure streams only playback on trusted devices with a valid session.
Submitting Video Introduction of Your Film:
We want our audiences to hear from you! If you would like to introduce your film virtually, take a look at the requirements below then have some fun and shoot your video. Please upload your video introduction directly to the secure Wild & Scenic Film Festival Dropbox using the unique link sent in your Official Selection letter.
- Your video must be under 3 minutes.
- Address the Wild & Scenic Film Festival audience. This is your chance to tell folks directly how they can take action, learn more about your film or future projects, etc.
- Involve whoever you would like from the film or filmmaking team. Just be sure everyone introduces themselves!
- Indoors is best: It’s easier to control your lighting and minimize distraction/ambient noise by filming inside.
- Be sure your whole face is visible on screen, and be sure not to ‘fill the screen’ with your face.
- Be sure your face is well-lit and that the light isn’t directed too heavily from one direction or another. Setting two table lamps on either side of your computer (out of screen) so that they are positioned just above the height of your face can help cultivate that clear, well-lit look. Placing a sheet of white paper on the table below your chin will even out the lighting of your face.
- Minimize ambient sounds like refrigerator hums or air conditioners. If you’re filming in a busy or crowded house, try to chisel out time to record when it’s least likely you’ll encounter background interruptions. If you are filming in the field, minimize sound interference from wind, roads, or other external noises. You may consider recording with an external microphone if possible.
- Use a tripod, or prop the camera up so as to avoid shakiness.
Please upload your videos directly to the secure Wild & Scenic Film Festival Dropbox using the unique link sent in your Official Selection letter.