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Short film submission instructions

Please note that the time stated below refers to Central Europe Summer Time (CEST).

To submit the short film you must do these three operations strictly by 11.59pm on May 4, 2021:

  1. REALIZE THE VIDEO FILE
  2. UPLOAD THE VIDEO FILE ONLINE
  3. FILL IN THE SUBMISSION FORM

Organize well your work, paying attention to the timing because the first two operations require long time (hours as well!) to be completed, depending on your pc and your internet connection. The submission date is mandatory, under penalty of exclusion from the competition.

REALIZE THE VIDEO FILE
The video file should preferably have an mp4 container with a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you shoot with different aspect ratios, add black bands above and below or on the sides to get the frame in 16:9 aspect ratio. We recommend encoding the video with a video bitrate not higher than 6 Mbps and an audio bitrate not higher than 256 kbps. If encoded according to these recommendations, the video file size will be around 200MB. Larger files will be accepted as well, but they require longer transfer times with no visible quality improvement.

UPLOAD THE VIDEO FILE ONLINE
You must upload the video file online using any file transfer system (for example wetransfer, dropbox, google drive or similar) and take note of the link through which the Organization can download the video file. Write down the link without mistakes. We suggest you to copy and paste it. Keep in mind that the time to upload the file depends on your internet connection quality: around 20 minutes for a 200 MB video file with a DSL connection (2 Mbps upload), two hours with an ADSL connection (256 kbps in upload).

FILL IN THE SUBMISSION FORM
Open the link included in the confirmation email message (you received it when you registered for the competition) which takes you to the submission form. If you did not receive the email or you lost it, contact the Organization as soon as possible at the email address iscrizioni@nonantolafilmfestival.it. Fill in the form with the required information: the title of the short film, the film genre chosen from those proposed by the Organization, the link to download the video file and some authorizations that have to be provided to the Organization. After submitting the form you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure that the link you indicated on the submission form is valid (check the confirmation email message and try to download the just uploaded video): if the link is not valid, the Organization will not be able to verify that the file was submitted within the deadline, causing the exclusion from the competition.

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